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Feb 9, 2022

Ty Burrell brings Greenlight’s mission to the Big Game

Look out for us on Sunday, February 13. You guessed it — we’re going to the Big Game. Wait for it… with Ty Burrell. It was such a joy to work together on a commercial for millions more families to learn about our mission. Excited? So are we. Keep scrolling.

GREENLIGHT AND TY BURRELL TEAM UP TO SHINE A LIGHT ON FINANCIAL LITERACY DURING THE BIG GAME WITH NEW AD CAMPAIGN

Leading family fintech company unveils first-ever Big Game commercial titled “I’ll Take It”

ATLANTA, February 9, 2022 — Greenlight® Financial Technology, Inc. (“Greenlight”), the family fintech company on a mission to help parents raise financially-smart kids, today announced its Big Game debut with a new ad campaign starring Emmy®-winning actor and comedian Ty Burrell. The campaign shines a light on the importance of financial literacy and aims to entertain and inspire millions of families nationwide to learn about the world of money together with Greenlight. 

Greenlight is an award-winning debit card and money app for families that teaches kids and teens critical financial skills like how to earn, save, spend wisely and invest. Today, Greenlight serves more than 5 million parents and kids, who have collectively saved more than $225 million and invested more than $10 million towards their financial futures. 

“Parents know it’s important for their kids to learn about money, but many don’t know where to start,” said Tim Sheehan, co-founder and CEO of Greenlight. “At Greenlight, we aim to create a world where every child grows up with the financial education they need for a bright future. Our presence at the Big Game is an incredible milestone that allows us to advance our mission to empower millions more parents to raise financially-smart kids.”

The campaign uses humor to exaggerate what can happen when an adult grows up without financial education — ultimately, demonstrating the tremendous value Greenlight brings to help parents raise financially-smart kids. In the commercial, titled “I’ll Take It,” Ty Burrell plays an over-the-top, extravagant version of himself who makes a series of outrageously poor, wacky financial decisions, purchasing everything from a hot air balloon with his face on it to a jetpack to a pegasus. The 30-second spot features nearly a dozen action-packed, comedic vignettes before Ty’s character suddenly learns he’s out of money. The film then shows a Greenlight family, in contrast, who has learned how to earn, save, spend wisely, invest and navigate the world of money together. 

“It’s great when comedy can help draw attention to something as important as financial literacy,” said Ty Burrell. “I love Greenlight’s mission to help parents teach their kids about money and make it easier for families to learn together.”

In addition to the commercial, Ty Burrell will star in three digital videos that highlight how to earn, save and invest using Greenlight, as well as a TikTok challenge that encourages the community to talk openly about their financial decisions and learn together. Designed to be fun yet educational, the digital and social campaign extensions will launch in the days following the Big Game to continue reaching many more families. 

“As a family-focused company, we have always looked for opportunities to shine a light on the world of money for parents and kids alike,” said Rachel Hamilton, Chief Marketing Officer of Greenlight. “The February 13th game, one of the biggest family events of the year, is the perfect stage to raise awareness of how Greenlight can help parents teach their kids about money. With comedic genius Ty Burrell and our creative partners, we were able to bring to life the importance of financial literacy in a humorous, entertaining way that makes the topic approachable for families.” 

Greenlight’s Big Game debut comes on the heels of remarkable growth as the company continues to lead the family finance category with its best-in-class product and partnerships. In 2021, Greenlight surpassed $100 million in annualized recurring revenue after more than doubling its customer base. The company also collaborates with the world’s largest financial institutions and technology companies, including JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Amazon. 

Greenlight’s “I’ll Take It” campaign was produced in partnership with LA-based creative agency HAYMAKER and award-winning director Harold Einstein. The commercial premiered during CBS’ “Super Bowl Greatest Commercials” TV special on February 8, 2022. View the commercial here

About Greenlight

Greenlight Financial Technology is the family fintech company on a mission to help parents raise financially-smart kids. Its groundbreaking product, Greenlight, is an all-in-one money management platform purpose-built for families, complete with a debit card and companion app. Parents can automate allowance, manage chores, set flexible spend controls and invest for their kids’ futures. Kids and teens learn to earn, save, spend wisely, give and invest with parental approval. 

The Greenlight Card is issued by Community Federal Savings Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to license by Mastercard International. Greenlight Investment Advisors, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor, provides investment advisory services to its clients. Investing involves risk and may include the loss of principal. For more information, please visit: https://greenlight.com

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