During the weekends of 16th & 17th and 23rd & 24th February 2013 ground-breaking TV ads aired live from military operations on ITV as part of a brand new campaign to encourage more people to join the Territorial Army (TA).
In a first of its kind for the military, the innovative, attention-grabbing ads were broadcast live from operations in Afghanistan kick starting the brand new TA LIVE campaign.
The ads captured TA soldiers going about their everyday duties as Reservists in Afghanistan alongside their Regular counterparts. Each ad ran for approximately one minute and the viewer was transported directly to the front line. They witnessed first-hand how people with very similar lives to theirs are volunteering to serve their country as a fulfilling second career.
The TA LIVE campaign has been developed by JWT on behalf of Capita plc who work in a partnering arrangement with the Army to deliver recruitment services. Capita’s programme of activity represents a major investment in the transformation of military recruiting.
The ground-breaking advertising campaign was created by JWT London with production partner ITN Productions. JWT London has also created further multi-channel above-the-line and below-the-line communications including a custom YouTube channel, electronic direct mails, print toolkits, employer communications and several city centre recruitment events taking place across the UK.
TA LIVE illustrates the huge range of exciting opportunities available to Reservists and help encourage more people to consider joining the TA, which is set to increase to 30,000 members by 2018.
Further live ads can be found here.