New Frank spot features talking dog

LONDON - Peep Show star David Mitchell voices "Pablo, the drug mule dog" in a new television spot that explores the negative effects of substance abuse.

At the beginning of the ad, Pablo tells the tale of how he woke up in a basement with a massive hole in his chest, because he’d been used for smuggling cocaine into the country.

Pablo uses this incident to go and explore “what the deal is with coke”, by going to meet drug dealers and users.

In the end, Pablo talks to Frank, someone who makes sense of it all, and explains that there’s a darker side to drugs that can cause users real problems.

The TV campaign is supported by a website and online advertising created by Profero.

Credits

Project
Frank
Client
Nathan Jones, senior marketing manager, Frank
Brief
Challenge perceptions that cocaine is a harmless party drug among young people
Creative agency
Mother
Writer
Mother
Art director
Mother
Planner
Mother
Media agency
Manning Gottlieb OMD
Media planner
Paddy Crawshaw
Production company
Hotspur & Argyle
Directors
Pier Van Tijn, Johnny Burns
Editor
Jane Cina, Trim
Post-production
Munky  
Audio post-production 
Factory
Exposure
UK TV, online