Best Ad of the Day: Setapp ‘Don’t Get Sidetracked. Get Setapp’ by Droga5 London

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Best Ad of the Day: Setapp ‘Don’t Get Sidetracked. Get Setapp’ by Droga5 London

With many creatives in the world self isolating, here’s Campaign Brief’s regular dose of inspiration – Best Ad of the Day – chosen from the many submissions to our global creative site, Bestads.


Droga5 London has created a global brand campaign for Setapp, a subscription service providing access to 190+ creative, productivity and maintenance apps for Macs, iPhones and iPads to help users complete any task.

The new “Don’t Get Sidetracked. Get Setapp” campaign revolves around three comic films, directed by award-winning director Jeff Low, each showing the absurdly dramatic consequences of someone failing to finish what they started.

In ‘Snake’ a man with a phobia of snakes is hypnotised into thinking he has become one and is left in a snake-like state as his therapist gets distracted. In ‘Hide & Seek’, a father starts a game of hide and seek with his son but is waylaid and leaves him behind a curtain to grow old. In ‘Disappearance’, a magician makes a man disappear but fails to bring him back, leaving his wife to spend the rest of her days searching for him.

The three films are supported by an all-new look and feel for the brand. Developed in-house by Droga5 London, the design draws upon the visual language of the internet using familiar cues such as loading bars and pop ups to express the campaign idea. The design will be seen across film, static, display and social and features work from established artists including Tyler Spangler, Eva Cremers, Elena Xausa, Damien Weighill, Leanne Rule, Alex Tait, Matthew Cooper and Walter Newton.


Agency Credits
Chief Creative Officer: David Kolbusz
Creative Directors: Ed Redgrave, Dave Wigglesworth
Creatives: Ed Redgrave Dave Wigglesworth, Nick Lindo, Sebastien Thomas
Lead Designer: Stephanie McArdle
Senior Designer: Matteo Alabiso
Studio Director: Tim Larke
Group Account Director: Jonny Tennant-Price & Sophie Critchley
Account Director: Callum Raines
Strategy Director: Tim Whirledge
Producer: Peter Montgomery
Senior Assistant Producer: Deborah McCartney
Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks UK
Director: Jeff Low
Md/Exec Producer: Rupert Reynolds-Maclean
Producer: Kwok Yau
Production Assistant: Adam Oyejobi / Roma Nesi Pio
Director Of Photography: Kaname Onoyama
Production Designer: Maruxa Alvar
Hair & Make/Up: Emily Newson
Costume Designer: Ramona Creanga
Editing Company (Offline): Work Editorial
Editor: Saam Hodivala And Jamie Hodgson
Edit Producer: Ella Sedwick
Post Production: Electric Theatre Company
2D Lead: Ryan Knowles
Colourist: Luke Morrison
Post Producer: Jon Purton
Sound House: 750 MPH
Sound Design: Sam Ashwell
Sound Producer: Mary-Ann D’Cruz
Music Supervision: Hywel Evans
Music Composition: Goldstein Music

Best Ad of the Day: Setapp ‘Don’t Get Sidetracked. Get Setapp’ by Droga5 London Best Ad of the Day: Setapp ‘Don’t Get Sidetracked. Get Setapp’ by Droga5 London