Home Security Provider SimpliSafe Will Make Its First Super Bowl Appearance

The brand air 30-second ad during the end of the first quarter

SimpliSafe paves the way for home security providers by being first in the space to air a Big Game ad.
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Home security provider SimpliSafe will be making its first Super Bowl appearance. The 30-second spot, which is set to air sometime during the end of the first quarter, marks the first appearance for a home security company in the game.

The Boston-based company founded in 2006 said it will be keeping the ad itself “under wraps” until the Big Game. SimpliSafe creative director Wade Devers, the former managing partner at Arnold Worldwide who left the agency in August, partnered with Austin-based creative agency Preacher to create the spot.

“We’ve landed on an idea that acknowledges the amount of fear and anxiety in the air right now and offers a simple way to face that fear,” Preacher chief creative officer Rob Baird said in a statement, hinting at the creative.

Devers said in the statement that he’s looking forward to changing people’s perspectives on the home security space.

“We’re trying different things,” Devers explained. “We want to tap into a feeling and surprise people.”

Devers noted that New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski’s home was robbed last year during the Super Bowl. “If it can happen to Gronk, it can happen to anyone,” he added.

The spot will be directed by Matt Aselton of Arts & Sciences.

“The Super Bowl is a great way to spread the good word about SimpliSafe to a huge audience,” SimpliSafe chief marketing officer Melina Engel said in a statement. “Currently, only 20 percent of homes in the U.S. have home security. That’s something we’re on a mission to fix.”

According to the company, SimpliSafe serves more than 3 million Americans.

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@kitten_mouse lindsay.rittenhouse@adweek.com Lindsay Rittenhouse is a staff writer at Adweek, where she specializes in covering the world of agencies and their clients.
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