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Unilever Boosts Maille With a Comic Holiday Spot, and Boutique Stores

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Dec 01, 2014

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Let the mustard wars commence. Grey Poupon has already proved that upscale condiments and comedy go well together. Now Unilever-owned mustard Maille has appointed London agency Adam & Eve/DDB to work its magic on the brand -- in particular the kind of excruciating social comedy it brought to spots for Harvey Nichols and Mulberry. In this superbly acted online spot, a woman overshares about her love life at a holiday dinner party. The voiceover (by "Absolutely Fabulous" actress Joanna Lumley), invites us to be a "memorable guest for the right reason this Christmas" and bring a pot of Maille instead. James Rouse (Harvey Nichols' Grand Prix-winning "Sorry I Spent it on Myself") directed.

The appointment of Adam&Eve/DDB comes as Unilever is putting more marketing muscle behind promoting Maille, originally a French brand but now available internationally. Having identified it as a power brand, it's rolling out a chain of Maille boutiques which sell different versions of the mustard in stoneware jars, with ingredients such as truffles and wine. A boutique on New York's Upper West Side is set to follow stores in London, Paris and Dijon.


Dec 01, 2014
Agency :
Adam & Eve/DDB
Brand :
Client :
Creative Director :
Richard Brim
Creative Director :
Daniel Fisher
Creative Team :
Alex Lucas
Creative Team :
Jon Farley
Global Business Director :
Glen Lomas
Director, Digital :
Alex Hesz
Producer :
Jack Bayley
Creative Planner :
Sarah Morning
Media Planner :
Greg Williams
Production Company :
Director :
James Rouse
Editor :
Bill Smedley
Post Production :
Audio Post Production :
Anthony Moore
Audio Post Production :

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