Helen Bauer

Helen Bauer

A finalist in the 2018 BBC New Comedy Award, and nominated for best newcomer in the 2019 Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Award
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Stand-ups front Nationwide's new ad campaign

Comedy sets to encourage people to save more

A raft of comedians have been signed up by Nationwide Building Society to front a new advertising campaign

Adam Rowe, Helen Bauer, Sunil Patel, Masie Adam all feature in the campaign, which launched today.

All are seen performing short bits of stand-up about being bad with money as part of the financial institution's new PayDay SaveDay campaign to encourage everyone to start saving by putting a little bit aside on the day they're paid.

Nationwide's senior advertising and social media manager Gemma Pauley told Marketing Week: 'This type of comedy has a unique ability to feel relatable because the comedians are using examples from their own lives and having a laugh at themselves at being not that great at saving. This is what the campaign needed to do.

'We wanted to find a way to encourage people back into saving without it sounding patronising and parent-like.'

The ads – devised after research revealed 11 million Britons have less than £100 saved – will run across TV, radio, newspapers and posters.

Last year, Nationwide signed up musical comedy duo Flo and Joan to front a campaign, raising the pair's profile considerably even if the commercials divided opinion.

All the comics involved are currently performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Here are the ads:

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Published: 12 Aug 2019


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Edinburgh Fringe 2017

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