adam&eveDDB leads re-brand for global streaming platform LIONSGATE+

adam&eveDDB can reveal the re-launch of the on-demand global streaming platform, STARZPLAY, owned by feature film company Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation, under the new brand name LIONSGATE+.

adam&eveDDB won STARZPLAY following a competitive pitch earlier this year, to relaunch the brand across Europe and Latin America.

Breaking today, “It Lives on LIONSGATE+” is an integrated campaign, spanning film, DOOH, digital and audio, that gives audiences a taste of all there is to experience on the platform, by focusing on the visceral, physical experiences of great entertainment.

The campaign is based on the insight that viewers are changing how they pick the shows they watch, with many of us choosing content that matches our mood. adam&eveDDB brings this to life in a 60-second film showing just how much goes on in our brains and bodies when we’re gripped by a brilliant story.

The film, conceived by Mark Shanley at adam&eveDDB, blends real life action, from typical living room sofas, with animated graphics demonstrating the adrenaline hit we get from a super suspenseful scene, the belly laughs delivered by the funniest comedy, and the heart-stopping power of intrigue.

Wonder, excitement, thrill, audacity, passion, intrigue, drama, escape, amazement – these words and more all flash before our eyes, along with glimpses of a few of the shows you can see, including The Great with Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, Outlander, with Sam Heughan, Mary J. Blige in Power Book II: Ghost, and Julia Roberts in Gaslit. The film ends with the line: “It lives on LIONSGATE+.” (not all titles available in all territories). 

The film was directed by Finn Keenan of RiffRaff films, known for his work on Nike, EA Sports and JustEat. adam&eveDDB worked with three post houses globally to give achieve different iterations of the body’s emotions. UNTOLD developed the opening shot of the brain – a crackling, lighting bolt of stimulation, rendered in the LIONSGATE+ brand’s teal colours; FUTURE DELUXE brought to life the Jeff Koons-inspired balloon stomach; and ABSOLUTE created the entrancing heart with golden flecks that pump with intensity. The intense film trailer style score was sound designed by 750mph in London.

The team at adam&eveDDB in London collaborated closely with global partners DDB Latina and adam&eveNYC, to deliver campaigns tailored to each local market. 

Linnea Hemenez, Senior Vice President, International Marketing for STARZ, said: “We wanted to take the opportunity to make advertising as entertaining as our content on LIONSGATE+. adam&eveDDB embraced this brief and made it into something truly powerful with their insights into what drives consumers in this market, and we’re excited to get the message out there.”

Mark Shanley, Creative Director at adam&eveDDB, added: “We wanted to make advertising that’s as good as the movies and shows available on Lionsgate+. So we turned the camera around, away from the TV screens and onto the viewers, bringing to life their emotional reactions in a visceral way that is as bold, rich and provocative as the content on LIONSGATE+.”

The global media strategy includes TV, BVOD, digital film and display, social, OOH and direct mail in the UK, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, France and Germany. 




Project/Campaign name: It Lives on Lionsgate+


  • Superna Kalle- President, International Marketing
  • Linnea Hemenez – SVP International Marketing 
  • Melissa Stankowski – VP, brand and creative
  • David Hutchin – International Brand Lead 
  • Devon Sanceda – Head of PR
  • Candice Heath – Head of Social 
  • Walker Smith- Director of International Media 
  • Lacey Batiste – Senior Manager, International Brand Marketing
  • Omar Khan – Campaign Manager
  • Stephany Bustos- Digital Marketing Manager
  • Rama Crouch-Wong- Executive Creative Director
  • Kirk Fennel- Creative Director
  • Curtis Forristal – Managing Producer
  • Jessica Echavez- Senior Interactive Designer
  • Brighid Libitsky- General Manager
  • Nicole Tassio- Marketing Project Coordinator
  • Stephanie Nusenow- Creative Project Coordinator



Creative Director/s: Mark Shanley 

Lindsay Moyes- Film producer

Planner/s: Lisa Stoney 

Managing Director: James Rowe

Business Director/s: Jo Lorimer 

Account Director/s: Erin Brogan

Account Manager/s: Foula Schanche 

Project Manager: Alice Southam (UK) 

Chief Creative Officer: Richard Brim 

CEO: Tammy Einav 

CSO: Martin Beverly

Head of DE& I: Bukola Garry

Social content director: Camille Standen

Social executive: Osob Yusuf 

Production, post production, sound:

Production company: Riff Raff Films

Executive Producer: Matthew Clyde

Producer: Kate Brady

Director: Finn Keenan

Cinematographer: Simona Chaudoir

D.O.P: Simon Chaudoir

Editing Company: Trim

Editor: Thomas Grove Carter

Post Production: Untold, Absolute & Future Deluxe

Post Producer: Untold –  Ian Berry, Helen Chang, Nathan Hoad,  Absolute – Lisa Vaughan, Future Deluxe – Catherine Terricini

VFX Supervisors/ CD’s:  Untold – Dave Fleet and Chris Redding/Absolute – Phil Oldham and Jonas McQuiggan/Future Deluxe – Adrian Lawrence

Colourist: Julian Alery

Audio Post Production: Sam Ashwell @ 750

Soundtrack name and composer: Alloy Tracks, composer – Elegy Music 

Media agency: Local Planet

Localisation production output and translations:

 Cain & Abel 

  • Business Affairs: Jamie Hirst 
  • Senior Producer: Alberto Boldini
  • Edit Producer: Ludovica Melica
  • Head of Language: Sarah Mrowicki
  • Translation producer: Maria Dilena
  • QC team: Stuart Moore, Chloe Maudsley, James Pyne
  • Editors: Jason Fox, Tom James

DDB Alma

  • President//CEO: Isaac Mizrahi
  • Strategic Planning Director: Jorge Beccera

Tracy Locker Brazil: 

  • CCO: Daniel Ottoni


  • CBO: Anita Souza
  • Account Director: Valéria Cirello
  • Creative Director: Marcos Abrucio
  • Senior Copywriter: Jaque Juns
  • Senior Art Director : Marcio Pelense

DDB Mexico: 

  • President DDB Mexico: Juan L. Isaza 
  • VP Client Service: Montserrat Villafañe 
  • Account Director: Carla de la Parra
  • Sr. Copywriter: Kathia Cervera 
  • Sr. Copywriter: Maricela Ortega


Creative Director/s: Mark Shanley 

Planner/s: Lisa Stoney 

Managing Director: James Rowe

Business Director/s: Jo Lorimer 

Account Executive/s: Keenan Moos (NY)

Nereida Valles- OOH Integrated producer

Kayla Rudess- Digital Associate Producer

Kimmy Harvey (NY) – project manager


  • Mitch Horton- Head of Design
  • Kelsey Plantas- Senior Graphic Designer
  • Chris Young– Designer
  • Brian Dalessandro– Designer 

Media agency: Local Planet


Juliet Penn-Hughes, adam&eveddb 

Gareth Evans – Cain & Abel

Source: adam&eveDDB

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