Western Power encourages WA to make the safe call in new campaign via Wunderman Thompson

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With WA’s energy grid evolving and facing new challenges, Western Power and Wunderman Thompson Perth teamed up to keep it in tip-top order with their latest Make the Safe Call campaign.


Because whether it’s work crews laying thousands of kilometres of underground cables, drone pilots inspecting lines, helicopter crews cleaning them – or simply Sue in her gold PJs keeping her distance from an electrical hazard – we all play an essential role in keeping the grid safe and reliable.

Says Jill Goodwin, manager brand and customer communications at Western Power: “We continue to see unexpected electrical emergencies across our network. It’s important we continue to remind the community of what they need to do and the steps they can take to help prevent these hazardous situations.

“The safety of our crews and the community underpins everything we do, and we work year-round to continue to maintain a safe and reliable network through programs like undergrounding, helicopter transmission line washing and drone inspections.”

Says Tim Newton, creative lead at Wunderman Thompson: “It took a very talented group of people to bring this brief from strategy through to final production. The result is an unexpectedly fun take on an important safety message that honours the success of our previous Make the Safe Call campaign. It was a pleasure to work alongside Western Power and our production partners to bring it to life.”

The first portion of this integrated campaign launches on TV, OLV, Digital and OOH, introducing us to three eager characters discovering how (and how not) to make the safe call. Further content based on the characters will be launched throughout the year.

Western Power
Jill Goodwin, Manager Brand and Customer Communications
Paul Farina, Senior Brand and Marketing Specialist

Freya Barsby, Brand & Marketing Coordinator

Wunderman Thompson Perth
Melanie Wiese, Chief Strategy Officer
Tim Newton, Creative Lead
Chris Searl, Senior Art Director
Tim Arrowsmith, Senior Copywriter
Joao Braga, National Chief Creative Officer
Lana Abro, Account Director
Rachel Anthony, Account Manager
Kate Fogarty, Account Executive
Siobhan Crowley, Senior Integrated Producer
Damiano Di Pietro, General Manager, Perth

Production: Sandbox
Director: Armand de Saint Salvy
Executive Producer: Hollie Gibson
Producer: Kelly Marie Miller 
Production Assist: Madison Armstrong, Jack Gilmour
1st AD:  John Fairhead 
DOP: Ross Metcalf 
1st AC: Arthur Bienkowski, Scott Wakefield 
2nd AC:  Erin Guy, Hayley Wilson
Drone Operator:  Brett Stayt, Stefan Kraus
Gaffer: Dan Spriggs
Best Electric: Arif Defty Rashid, Craig Irwin, Dom Naprelac
Grip: Greg Stirling
Grip Assists: Jack Rooney, Eugene Stewart
Locations Manager: Megan Carpenter
Casting: Toesox Casting 
HMU: Ali Knapton 
Wardrobe: Sally Phipps 
Art Director: Dennon Pike
Art Assist: Tegan Weir, Olivia Beaumont
QTake Operator: David Attwell
Production Runner: Alex Power

Post Production: Sandbox 
Editor: Denzil Heeger
VFX: Tony Bannan, Paul Siciliano, Matthew Kerley
3D: Paul Siciliano 
Colourist: Denzil Heeger
Post Supervisor: Lucy Verity

Sound: Soundbyte Studios
Sound Engineers: Brad Habib, Lachlan Cooper 
Sound Producer: Holly Miller

Shaun Atherstone, Dear Rabbit Studios