WATCH: Specsavers enlists Ted Lasso director to launch new ad

Specsavers has launched its new ‘Should’ve’ TV campaign with an ad called ‘Airport’, directed by cult comedy director Declan Lowney, known for Ted Lasso and Father Ted.

The new campaign initially runs for eight weeks and follows the journey of Greg and Ella who are about to go on holiday.

Ella manages to check in ahead of Greg whilst he parks the car whereas, he is now cutting it fine to depart.

Checking the departure board, Greg rushes frantically to catch his flight and faces various scenarios.

It ends with Greg racing out onto the tarmac where the aircraft is getting prepped for take off, but will he manage to board the plane, or should he have gone to Specsavers?

The TV campaign is supported by cinema, VOD, digital video, OOH, press, social and special build.

OOH activity also includes a placement at Waterloo Station’s big motion billboard.

The campaign will also feature OOH gags in bus shelters, petrol pumps, shopping centres and motorways.

Commenting on the campaign, Specsavers Marketing Services Director, Victoria Clarke said: “It was such a treat to work with comedy genius Declan Lowney to bring the Specsavers trademark humour to life.

“But as with all ‘Should’ve’ campaigns it’s relatable and has that core serious message at the heart of it, that mistakes are easily made if your eyesight is failing.”

Richard James, Creative Director at Specsavers, The Agency, added: “We wanted to do something different with this spot – up the jeopardy, up the scale and increase the gags. It’s a fun spot that we’re sure will resonate with all sorts of people.

“Declan and the team worked really hard together to bring the script to life so successfully.”