Betfair Launches Campaign with Clive Owen to Promote Exchange


Betfair Exchange launched in 2000, and was world’s first and biggest betting exchange, offering peer-to-peer betting

Betfair has launched an integrated campaign featuring British actor Clive Owen, which marks the brand’s return to marketing its Betfair Exchange.

Created by Leo Burnett London, the campaign will see Owen educating bettors and demystifying the Exchange using real-life situations and analogies and consists of over 40 individual online films across multiple social and digital platforms, laddering up to television, print, radio and tactical outdoor.

Each piece looks to explain the key features of the Exchange including back and lay betting, setting your own odds and sports trading and highlights how customers can have more control over their bets.

The campaign reflects the start of a new emphasis for Betfair on marketing the Exchange, returning to the company’s roots as the world’s first and biggest betting exchange. As part of the campaign, there will also be a new education hub launched for new and existing Betfair customers, to assist them in learning how to bet on the Exchange.

Stephen Mault, Brand Director at Betfair said, “Betfair’s heritage lies in the Exchange and we are excited to be launching this fully integrated campaign to promote the product.

“There is a perception that the Exchange can be complicated, and the aim of this campaign is to debunk those myths and demonstrate the unique benefits that the Exchange offers. We believe that this new campaign, led by Clive Owen, along with our new education hub, will showcase that the Exchange offers people more ways to bet and more ways to win.”

Speaking about the new campaign, Clive Owen said, “It has been an incredibly busy year for me with the launch of the Night of the Iguana and Gemini Man kicking off in October and it has been great collaborating with Betfair as well. These ads, like the Exchange, are completely different from anything out there and it has been a cool project to be involved with.”

“The Betfair Exchange is a much smarter way to bet, but can be tricky to understand. We’re excited to work with Clive Owen to come up with a simple and smart way to explain the Exchange whilst entertaining along the way,” said Chaka Sobhani, Chief Creative Officer at Leo Burnett London.

Olivia Pearce
Olivia Pearce
Branding Editor. Passionate about all things branding, I like to find out the stories behind a brand. If I do have any spare time, I enjoy watching documentaries.

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