Arla Adds Color to a Dull Town to Introduce 'Best of Both' Milk

Spot by W&K Highlights Brand's Yellow Top

Published On
Feb 08, 2016

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A dull town is enlivened by color in this well-crafted U.K. commercial for Arla, which introduces a new product, a skimmed milk called "Best of Both (BOB)."

The spot, by Wieden & Kennedy London and directed by Stink's Keith McCarthy, is set in a town called Compromise (local paper: The Compromised Times) where the inhabitants live in neat but grey-looking houses and shop at a grey store. Once the yellow-topped BOB arrives at the store, the town is infused with splashes of yellow, and its denizens seem to start enjoying life a lot more.

The spot is part of a £7m (US$10m) integrated marketing campaign designed to introduce the product with bursts of yellow, to highlight the product's yellow cap (different from the U.K.'s usual system of red for skimmed, green for semi-skimmed and blue for whole milk). It will include press, digital and social media plus sampling and PR.

The campaign aims to differentiate BOB as a fat-free skimmed milk that tastes more like semi-skimmed, thanks to a process that adds extra protein.

Sophie Bodoh, the campaign's copywriter at W&K London, said in a statement: "The milk aisle is a place of autopilot where people tend to just reach for their usual red, green or blue top. We needed people to notice this new yellow top milk. So we hit them with a big, bright burst of yellow and made that the focus of our story."

Credits

Date
Feb 08, 2016
Brand:
Arla
Client:
Arla
Agency:
Wieden & Kennedy-London
Creative Director:
Dan Norris
Creative Director:
Ray Shaughnessy
Copywriter:
Ben Everitt
Copywriter:
Sophie Bodoh
Executive Creative Director/Production:
Tony Davidson
Executive Creative Director/Production:
Iain Tait
Executive Agency Producer:
Danielle Stewart
Group Account Director:
Katherine Thomson
Account Director:
Will Hunt
Account Manager:
Amy Kilty
Planning Director:
Caroline Collinson-Jones
Creative Planner:
Rachel Hamburger
TV Producer:
Emma Wright
TV Production Assistant:
Tom Dean
Production Company:
Stink
Director:
Keith McCarthy
Executive Producer:
Jon Chads
Line Producer:
Ben Croker
Director, Photography:
Christopher Sabogal
Editorial Company:
Stitch
Editor:
Tim Hardy
Visual Effects Company:
MPC
Flame Artist:
Petter Lindholm
Visual Effects Producer:
Phil Whalley
Colorist:
George
Music and Sound Company:
Siren
Composer:
Benjamin Seal
Producer:
Sean Atherton
Mix Company:
Factory Sound
Mixer:
Anthony Moore

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