Monday July 6, 2020

Hippo makes a splash at Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank has reported that demand for its children’s savings accounts has trebled since it brought back its old 1980s mascot, Henri Hippo.

7th June, 2008

Ulster Bank has reported that demand for its children’s savings accounts has trebled since it brought back its old 1980s mascot, Henri Hippo.

The bank invested €500,000 in relaunching Henri, spread between print advertising, outdoor ads, public relations and an initial distribution of 13,000 Henri piggy banks.

Patrick Farrell, head of product development, said the return on investment had been ‘‘amazing’’ and the bank was planning to expand Henri’s role into new territory, such...

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