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A DRTV agency that drives action

Engage your audience and drive action with Direct Response TV adverts. Space City is one of the UK’s leading and longest-established Direct Response TV advertising agencies. Grow your business with DRTV commercials designed to deliver more engagement, more enquiries, and more sales.

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Direct Response TV advertising examples

Our DRTV agency has over 30 years’ experience producing ROI-driven campaigns. We’re proud to have delivered successful campaigns for some of the largest DRTV advertisers in the UK (See Our Showreel), spanning various sectors including:

Check out some of our Direct Response Television marketing examples below.

Why use DRTV advertising?

DRTV commercials deliver fast and measurable results. Adverts and conversions are tracked so successful campaigns can be rapidly scaled up to include broadcast on multiple channels, at all times, day or night.

Step 1

The brief

Similar to when we produce a BRTV or Radio campaign, we have a creative process to get the job done to the highest standards Space City holds itself to.

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Step 2

Getting to know you

We start by asking key questions such as, “Why do you need a DRTV ad campaign?”, and “What do you want your DRTV campaign to achieve?” Once we know the answers to these questions, we will assign the most suitable Producer to your campaign. Your Producer will devise the best strategy for your DRTV project and will act as the main point of contact throughout the production process.

Step 3


We come up with a number of creative ideas, each accompanied by a storyboard and/or an animatic video, as well as an itemised budget including a full breakdown of production costs and artist fees (if applicable), as well as a detailed production schedule. We then present these back to you, and if you’re happy with what we present, our in-house DRTV team will get to work on organising, designing or editing your campaign.

Client Involvement

You are invited to be as hands-on or uninvolved as you like throughout this process – although we do advise if we are shooting content for you that a member of your team be present to ensure everything is just as you imagined.

Step 4


We ensure we abide by the standards upheld by the strictest clearance agency for all of our campaigns, (Clearcast), meaning your content is always truthful and reliable.

Step 5


Once your DRTV advert has been edited, it’s ready for launch. We then implement it on your chosen platforms.


What is DRTV?

DRTV stands for Direct Response Television. Its purpose is to drive an immediate response from viewers. DRTV is typically used by companies to promote their products or services through a combination of TV advertising and direct response marketing techniques, such as toll-free phone numbers, web addresses, or SMS messaging.


The primary goal of DRTV is to encourage viewers to take action and make a purchase or inquiry about a product or service. DRTV can be effective in generating leads, building brand awareness, and driving sales, as it allows companies to reach a large audience quickly and effectively. By creating a direct link between the TV advertisement and the response mechanism, DRTV enables companies to track the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns in real time and make adjustments to improve results.

Are DRTV ads targeted?

Yes, DRTV ads can be targeted to specific audiences. Like traditional TV advertising, DRTV ads can be placed on specific channels or programs to reach a specific audience. DRTV ads often include a call-to-action and response mechanism, such as a freephone phone number or a website, which can be used to track the effectiveness of your ad and measure its impact on your target audience.

DRTV ads can also be targeted using data and analytics to identify specific demographics, such as age, gender, income, or location. This enables you to reach your ideal audience and tailor your message to your audience’s needs and interests. Targeting your ads effectively increases your chances of success and maximises ROI.

How effective is Direct Response Television advertising?

DRTV advertising is highly effective due to the ability to measure results and scale. Ads that have high conversions can be seeded out across multiple channels and at various times, maximising exposure and ROI.

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