Cuvva - 'What if car insurance wasn’t sh*t?’ - (2021) :30 (UK)

 ‘What if car insurance wasn’t sh*t?’ Cuvva asks the big questions in a new ad campaign from Hell Yeah!

Disruptor car insurance provider,   has launched its first ad campaign - covering TV, outdoor and online - for its new ‘Smart Pricing’ feature that promises to make car insurance fair and flexible, rewarding and encouraging safe driving.

The ad shows a woman ready to start driving, and receiving a depressing reminder that her car insurance is due just as bird poop lands on the windscreen. She then drifts off into a trippy animated dreamland where she imagines a world where she can pay for her car insurance based on how she drives - not on how other people drive, and can cancel any time. She comes back to earth and her friend in the passenger seat tells her that she can - she just needs to download the Cuvva app. 

Outdoor creative will feature the same hand-drawn cartoon animation, complete with pigeons and a flying dolphin, and will run on sites across the UK, on London transport and national motorway services. Media has been handled by Squadron Venture Media, while animation was created by cult studio, Rave Growl.

Gould, marketing director at Cuvva, said: 

“Since we launched five years ago, we’ve grown fast - 4-5% of all car insurance policies sold monthly in the UK are now sold through the Cuvva app and we’re just getting started. There’s a huge market for car insurance that’s radically better. Most people are sold policies based on how their neighbours drive, or how people in the same job drive and many policies still lock people in for a year.

“Car insurance simply doesn’t reflect the way people live now and we know we’re offering a more tailored approach with the launch of our monthly subscription cover with Smart Pricing. It’s a major launch for us in our growth ambitions, and Hell Yeah! really understood what we needed, how to make it feel like Cuvva and how to show we’re a radically better experience.”


Fiona White, creative director at Hell Yeah! added:

“For the most part we’ve become resigned to a pretty stagnant car insurance industry that doesn’t align with our lifestyle or needs. With this campaign we wanted to inspire people to question the status quo, imagining a magical world where car insurance wasn’t actually sh*t – and a psychedelic dreamland complete with a flying dolphin seemed like the natural setting. 


“We flipped between live action and animation to hit home the point that with Cuvva, this world of flexible, fair and progressive car insurance is very much within reach. We’re excited to see it out there, moving the dial for the Cuvva business and for all those who’ve suffered the indisputable sh*tness of car insurance.”

Cuvva launched its insurance app in 2016 and has since sold nearly 4 million policies, and supported over half a million people. Cuvva has received notable investment from the likes of RTP Global, LocalGlobe, Breega, Seedcamp, Digital Horizon, Techstars, and Tekton.


- Cuvva

Marketing Director - Loren Gould

Head of Performance Marketing - Dan Whitehead

Head of Communications - Kim Camilleri

Head of Experience - Daniel Harvey

Product Director - Blake Folgado

Agency - Hell Yeah!

Head of Creative - Dulcie Cowling

Lead Creative - Fiona White

Creative - George Nixon

Account Director - Izzy Hooper

Managing Partner - Josh Clarricoats

Head of Strategy - Tom Newton

Lead Strategist - Asa Nowers

Exec Producers - Sam Ojari & Adam Morley

Production Company - Studio Yes

Producer - Carolina Rinaldi

Director - Kyle Jon Shephard

Animation - Vanessa Carrara, Ruan Vermeulen @ Rave Growl

Grade - Jessica Vile @ Vile Colour

Offline / Online edit - Louis Guinto @ Studio Yes

VFX - Rave Growl

Sound Design & Score - Ben Brannan

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