FICO World 2025 Promo

One of the key pieces of content we create for FICO’s annual global event is a FICO World promo for the following year.

Consisting of highlights from the current event (edited on site), the promo showcases the variety and impact of FICO’s technology sessions and seminars in a very short edit that packs a punch. It’s usually the last piece of content attendees watch and a lot rides on its impact – more of that later…

This year we wanted to do something different with the FICO World promo that drew on our creative thinking and was more than just a summary of the event. But that meant planning well in advance so that the edit could be storyboarded and discussed with the client to get their approval – and often get them excited too. Happy clients tend to become more collaborative after all.

Designed to connect all the touch points of the event for viewers, we achieved this by showcasing a customer’s journey. From registration to main stage, to technology sessions and through to the big event parties, the promo used creative transitions to get from one place to the next. Less is often more – and this means every second of the edit has to justify itself.

The promo not only completes the event on a high note, but has a commercial value too. Over the longer term, the promo will continue to provide additional value from being shared out on social media channels, enabling FICO to prolong awareness and engagement. It will also include a registration code for next year’s event whereby early bird registration will provide a discount and help our client forecast attendee numbers for next year. That’s a great way of getting a return on investment!


FICO World 2024 Event Opener

As the film partner for each year’s FICO World – the world’s leading data science and decisioning event – one of our many deliverables is the creation of the event opener. It’s this film that sets the theme, tone and spirit of the event at the start of a busy week.

As a London-based film production company, it was a real feather in our cap when we were brought on board for the first time as film partner at FICO World in San Diego in 2014. Applying our skills at the world’s largest gathering of data analytics and business decisioning experts offered us an opportunity to spread our wings in a host of new ways.

This year was the biggest FICO World yet for us, with a team of 17 crew on the ground for an action-packed week delivering a wide range of assets, including the event opener.

This film, along with ‘The Age Of Applied Intelligence‘ and ‘Be An Intelligence Hero‘, marks the conclusion of a three-year narrative arc for the event opener, which frames attendees as financial empowerment heroes, whose work using the FICO Platform has the potential to revolutionise how consumers are able to access credit. Using this uniting theme in the event opener film has been of great benefit to the client, as it shines a light on the work their customers do whilst highlighting the innovation that drives FICO‘s decisioning software.

This year also marks our 10th anniversary as the nominated film partner to FICO’s flagship event, with this year seeing us return to San Diego, where our role in the event all began for us back in 2014!


A Dream Factory In India

The power of FICO’s technology to transform enterprises worldwide rests on the skill of its world-class innovators.

With over one-third of their workforce found at FICO’s ‘dream factory’ in Bangalore, our film showcases the diversity in their team of 1,200 employees. By showing this workplace diversity in our film, we shine a light on how a sector often associated with strong male leaders is strengthened.

This is a great example of how we use our global network of local crew to applying our skills in remote production management and directing. With the production taking place in three locations and involving the co-ordination of a wide range of contributors, it was all about getting all the moving parts to work together smoothly.

Using our experience with C-suite contributors, we were able to create a celebratory film that showcases a large company’s commitment and faith in their staff in a particular part of the world. The film was shown at their Platform launch event in India earlier this month and put a spotlight on how the talent and innovation of FICO’s workforce play a pivotal role in the success of the company.


FICO World ’24 Event Promo

While an event might only last a day or two, the experience of the attendees is timeless, providing the best proof of success.

Every year, FICO World brings a wide range of business innovation and data science experts together under one roof. As the media partner of choice for the last 10 years, they turned to us when they wanted to showcase the variety and impact of their technology sessions and seminars, and to explain how it informs and benefits their customers, clients and attendees.

Armed with multiple cameras and thought-provoking Q&As throughout the weeklong event, we collated and pieced together this film for them from FICO World ’23, to advertise for their next event in 2024.

Capturing the insights, the spirit and the milestones of an event is the next logical step towards retaining customers and growing interest in future events.

Off The Grid Financing Solutions

As part of FICO’s global reach of partners, Círculo de Crédito was selected to talk about their experience in giving wider access to credit in a country like Mexico where many people are “off the grid”. As one of the fastest-growing credit bureaus in Mexico, CDC uses FICO‘s unique credit risk scores to boost financial inclusion helping an additional 20 million citizens access credit. Credit they wouldn’t normally get, transforming their lives as a consequence. This made it a story worth telling.

Working with the Mexican film company Cactus, we created a full storyline and brief; we conducted the interview remotely from London (with a video feed direct from the camera) and oversaw the shots. With post-production in London it became a global production with a fast turnaround.

Be An Intelligence Hero

We created our Hero Booth to be set up at FICO World 2023 – a chance to turn the cameras on the attendees themselves to see how they resonated with some of the more personal themes at the event.

The Hero Booth is our own invention, developed over the years at large events to capture the voice of the people: delegates are invited in to an unsuspecting sound-proof space, away from hustle and bustle, and asked unexpected questions provoking a spontaneous response.

We opened this 1500+ event with a theme-setting film on the possibilities of AI to help us be the heroes of change. This film was then shown at the close of the event, to consolidate attendee’s answers to the question of what it mean to be a hero.

It’s a great celebration of all the work attendees do, the businesses they represent and the power in their hands to change the lives of their customers.

This film reflects our ethos of putting the spotlight on the people behind a brand and its products and services. Films like these create connections with viewers and contextualise what can be otherwise complex or technical subject matter. It’s a great example of an unscripted film that gives people the chance to speak from the heart. There’s no greater truth about an event than that of the people who attend it, allowing them to be genuine ambassadors for your brand.

The beauty of this format is we can get several edits / films out of one sitting. By asking all the delegates the same 3-5 questions, we created a series that gave all the dozens of interviewees a chance to make an appearance. A series of films films allows for regular output for social media.

These can be quite emotional films (a seasoned producer is key!) and have the potential to be shared online by the individuals themselves, growing your network and raising engagement in, and the visibility of, your brand across social media channels.

We wish more businesses and networks would use this creation to capture their ecosystem.

The secret is in two areas: our interaction with the individuals, appealing to the person behind the mask and creating an environment that allows this to come forward; our love of the subtleties of humanity comes across in the edit and choice of music.

The Hero Booth, like our Instabooth created for FICO World 2018 at the Fountainbleu Hotel in Miami, is a great example of how we like to create our own solutions that maximise on all elements of an event to humanise it and give it longevity, such as making the most of the human capital to create some cute content.

It’s what we’re all about: truth & magic.


Join the Intelligence Revolution

Our event opening film for FICO World 2023 in Florida which put the focus on the visionary changemakers that have driven intelligence revolutions in history.

Created using stock shots, stills, animations and a voice over, the film debuted to a fantastic response from over 1500 delegates gathered at one of the world’s largest gatherings of data science and business innovation experts.

In the words of FICO CMO, Nikhil Behl: “I get chills every time I watch this video!”


Breaking the Bias

When we create films, we always strive to humanise the story, by getting to the heart of the matter – and in this case, there was a very compelling backstory that deserved to be told.

Launched in the 1960s, the introduction of FICO’s credit scoring was a game changer that helped level the playing field for women when it came to accessing loans for homes and cars. This was a fascinating journey into how the company was instrumental in breaking the bias of the past, and a powerful and inspiring message to capture on film. Films that deal with addressing fairness strike a particular chord for us given it plays a pivotal role in our company ethos.

 


FICO World 2023: How we did it

Every year, US fintech company FICO engage a wide network of their customers in an action-packed 3 day FICO World event that sees 1500+ attendees come from all over the world to learn about the company’s latest developments.

Their technology helps businesses from many different countries and industries optimise their processes and models using AI & machine learning. Cloud-based in nature, the FICO Platform allows businesses to create bespoke hyper-personalised experiences, give wider access to fair use of unbiased data, and create models that resonate with customer expectations.

As FICO’s media partner of choice for over 10 years, we’ve assisted them in the evolution of their brand messaging. In the run up to and during this year’s event, we created a mixture of video assets, each with a particular function:

  • set the scene for the event
  • establish thought leadership
  • capture learnings and insights
  • explain use cases of the software
  • harness testimonials
  • celebrate the good times
  • secure bookings for the following year

A suite of assets of this nature is a great investment to make an event go off with a bang, and generate value well beyond the event period.

This film summarises how we did it through our offering of a range of services that capture the beating heart of any event:

  • Live streaming
  • Delegate interviews
  • Onsite editing
  • Pop-up studios
  • Event summary & promo films
  • Licensed drone operation

FICO Q&A chats

Lack of travel during the pandemic forced us to develop new ways of working and with great success: accessibility and speed gave rise to a whole new way of delivering content, redefining the way our clients could communicate.

When using a crew wasn’t feasible, we had to come up with a way of creating content that was more engaging than the typical video call apps. With this in mind, we created these 2-way chats, recorded using Riverside. The result was these FICO Q&A Chats, which brought people together, even when apart.

The platform proved extremely useful in providing great industry insights which served as powerful assets that form part of an employer brand strategy. In fact they’ve become so popular that other clients have started to commission us to make these videos when budgets are tighter and fast turnarounds are needed.