10 MAY 2024

Warner Bros. Discovery partnered Once Upon a Time and BigSmall for European launch of Max

The platform will launch in Spain, Portugal, the Nordic countries and Central and Eastern Europe beginning May 21.

10 MAY 2024

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Warner Bros. Discovery has appointed entertainment creative advertising and marketing specialist, Once Upon a Time, and brand consultancy and creative agency, BigSmall, to handle the launch of Max, its enhanced streaming service. The platform will launch in Spain, Portugal, the Nordic countries and Central and Eastern Europe beginning May 21. It will then launch in Poland and the Netherlands, as well as France and Belgium, the first two countries in which Warner is launching a streaming service in more than two years.

Together, Once Upon a Time and BigSmall will be responsible for delivering creative assets into twenty-two European markets across the Nordics, Iberia, Benelux and Central and Eastern Europe. The campaign will be fully integrated, ranging from anthem TV and Cinema creative to promotional content-driven spots, Out of Home, audio, digital and social.

Elana Loewenthal, VP Brand and Content Marketing, Warner Bros. Discovery, said: "For this launch we wanted to deliver quality at scale, whilst unlocking the evocative power of our content. With Once Upon a Time providing a wide range of agency skills, everything from brand strategy to creative to production to localisation, and BigSmall creating our anthem TV and cinema campaign, we have the perfect partners to launch Max across Europe."

Tom Stroud, Managing Director – Creative Advertising (Once Upon a Time Marketing), added: “Launching Europe’s newest streaming service, Max, for Warner Bros. Discovery, across 20+ markets, has touched every corner of the agency from brand strategy to creative and production. Delivering end-to-end strategic creative solutions for entertainment clients across the globe is our expertise and passion, and we couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with the team at Max to bring their enhanced streaming service to life.”

Max brings together HBO Max’s programming, Discovery’s engaging real-life entertainment and all the action from Eurosport’s premium subscription service to create a complete viewing experience for the whole household with premier TV shows, fresh and iconic movies, unmissable sports, and flagship TV networks in select countries, in a single destination for the first time.