To celebrate Heinz Tomato Ketchup’s 150th anniversary, the brand is telling a story of love.
A new spot from Rethink Canada introduces us to a lonely potato—he’s so lonely that you see it on his face. As he travels from farm to kitchen to sink, his mouth seems to be in a permanent downturn—hat is, until he makes it to the plate. Sliced into french fry strips, the ends of his lips now ride upwards into a grin, as he prepares to unite with his true love—Heinz Ketchup.
“Our aim this year was to reinforce the deep emotional connection fans have with the brand through the timeless love story between food and Heinz Ketchup,” said Nina Patel, head of brand build communications and innovation at Kraft Heinz Canada in a statement. The story “reflects the indescribable truth about Heinz, that our favorite foods just aren’t the same without it."
The drama of the ad is heightened by its '80s track, Heart’s “What About Love." Along with the spot, Heinz will be running digital and social elements throughout the summer.