Punters get their ‘hands’ on insights in new campaign for TABtouch via Clemenger BBDO


Keen punters get ‘handed’ the insights they want to inform their bets in dramatically visual fashion in a new brand campaign for Racing and Wagering Western Australia’s TABtouch via Clemenger BBDO.


TABtouch’s ‘The Reach’ brand campaign launched with AFL spots to coincide with the start of the footy season in early March, followed by a second tranche of creative featuring racing spots on 29th March in time for autumn racing carnivals.

The creative strategy centres on the premise that if you’ve got the touch, you’ve got a feel for what happens on the field – and if you’ve got the touch, you can make things happen on the TABtouch app.

The campaign brings ‘The Touch’ concept to life through an ever-extending set of hands. The hands embody the focused and driven TABtouch punter who constantly seeks out the best betting insights and statistics – with their thirst for knowledge perfectly quenched on the TABtouch app.

The creative features 2 x 45” executions, 2 x 30”, 5 x 15” and 3 x 6” spots all supported by bespoke edits for online and social media channels, plus radio.

In the launch AFL hero spot, we follow the incredibly elongated hand snaking through behind the scenes areas of a football stadium. Reaching the playing field, the hand feels the damp grass – ‘arming’ it and the footy fans it encounters with the insight the weather is turning – and will suit the team that is good in the wet.

Says Katie Roberts, head of marketing, Racing and Wagering Western Australia: “We’re proud to showcase our latest brand campaign with creative partner Clemenger BBDO and media partner The Brand Agency as we leverage the success of our brand platform and evolve our distinctive assets, to bring to life our proposition that those with the touch, choose TABtouch.”

Says Richard Williams, ECD, Clemenger BBDO: “This campaign is the latest instalment of work delivering on the ever-engaging ‘You’ve Got the Touch with TABtouch’ platform. It reminds punters of the power in their astonishingly long and slithering, retractable hands.

“It’s not just about the laughs or dramatic visuals with this campaign – it’s about creating a connection with our audience, a reminder that TABtouch is at the heart of their sporting experience.”

The campaign is running nationally on Sky Racing, and in WA on subscription and free to air TV, print, OOH, digital and radio.

In addition to the TVCs, Clemenger BBDO has refreshed the TABtouch brand identity to celebrate 60 years of sharing wisdom with punters, with the new visual identity to be rolled out across all audience touch points, including social, digital, OOH and print.

Punters get their ‘hands’ on insights in new campaign for TABtouch via Clemenger BBDO Punters get their ‘hands’ on insights in new campaign for TABtouch via Clemenger BBDO Punters get their ‘hands’ on insights in new campaign for TABtouch via Clemenger BBDO Punters get their ‘hands’ on insights in new campaign for TABtouch via Clemenger BBDO

Client: Racing and Wagering Western Australia (TABtouch)
Chief Wagering Officer: Michael Saunders
Head of Marketing: Katie Roberts
Wagering Marketing Manager: Brian Murphy
Wagering Marketing Campaign Lead: Claire Rocca
Lead designer: Mitchell Webber

Creative Agency: Clemenger BBDO
Executive Creative Director: Richard Williams
Creative Director: Roy Leibowitz
Creative Director: Chris Wilson
Agency Producer (film): Jo Howlett
Agency Producer (stills and digital): Claire Bisset
Finished Art: Sam Tsui
Digital Design lead: Justin Tumilaar
Retoucher: Mike McCall
Craft: Ant Yee
Managing Partner: Jason Melhuish
Senior Business Director: Adriana Robbins
Business Managers: Mack Horton, Tyler Ronaldson

Production Company: The Sweetshop
Director: Damien Shatford
Producer: Allison Lockwood
Managing Director: Edward Pontifex
Managing Director: Greg Fyson
DOP: James L Brown
Art Director: Michael Iacono

Edit Post Production Co: ARC EDIT
Post Producer: Jess Ryan
Editor: Luke Haigh

Online Post Production VFX Co: Alt.VFX
Post Producer: Malinda McGuire
VFX Supervisor: Dave Edwards
Colourist: Matic Prusnik
Online Artist: Josh Kell
Music Composition: Sonar Music
Composers: David McCormack & Josh Pearson
Vocalists: Steve Fisher & Josie Mann
Music Producer: Haylee Poppi
Executive Producer: Sophie Haydon
Final Sound mix: Rumble
Sound Producer: Irene Kakopieros
Sound Designer: Tone Aston
Casting Director: Peta Einberg Casting

Stills and Digital Production:
CGI: Paul Gawman
Photographer: Nick Bowers
Production company Producer: Belinda Blooman
Digital Operator: Felipe Neves
Photo Assistant: Archie Startracom
Photo Assistant: Mike Tinney
Grooming / Manicurist: Jessica Diez
Wardrobe Assistant: Brenda Hayward
Art Director Michael: Iacono
Standby Props: Andy Cantrell

Media Agency: The Brand Agency
Senior Media Planner: Luke Marsala
Media Buyer: Jovana Maletic
Senior Media Technologist: Morgan Bland
Media Technology Director: Asheigh Sligo