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AMV BBDO Blasts Off with Buzz Aldrin in New Campaign for Quaker Oats

AMV BBDO, 1 month ago

Aldrin stars in the latest campaign to highlight the benefit of eating oats

AMV BBDO Blasts Off with Buzz Aldrin in New Campaign for Quaker Oats

This winter, Quaker Oats, the nation’s favourite porridge brand , is launching an innovative new TV campaign to showcase the benefits of eating oats. Airing for the first time on 1st November and running for four weeks, the new TV creative tells the extraordinary story of how when astronaut Buzz Aldrin became the second human being to ever set foot on the surface of the moon, he did so with porridge in his stomach.

Quaker Oats has been in existence for nearly 140 years and the 30 second creative clearly shows how this heritage brand has been stirred up in the pages of history. The advert features Buzz Aldrin watching original footage of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission and recounting how he set himself up with porridge when he walked on the moon. It ends with the famous astronaut eating a bowl of warm Quaker Oats followed by a stand still image of the Quaker Oats logo.  

Jeremy Gibson, PepsiCo UK Marketing Director, comments: “Buzz Aldrin is such an incredible man who has achieved so much in his life and we are excited to be collaborating with him in our latest advertising campaign. On the day he walked on the moon, he chose to eat oats and we want to use the advert to highlight the beneficial role that Quaker Oats can have as part of a healthy lifestyle.”

Advertising agency AMV BBDO is responsible for the development of the TV creative. The agency tracked down some NASA archive material in which Buzz Aldrin and fellow astronaut Mike Collins banter about how much ‘oatmeal’ Buzz ate on Apollo 11. Tony Strong, copywriter at AMV BBDO said: “It turned out Buzz himself had never heard the original clip before. He was such a pleasure to work with - at 86, still tirelessly energetic and passionate, and a genuine porridge enthusiast: a great first advocate for the Mighty Oat.”

Advertiser

Advertiser: PepsiCo - Quaker Oats

Creative Agency

Copywriter: Tony Strong

Art Director: Michael Durban

Executive Creative Director: Paul Brazier

Creative: Diane Leaver / Simon Rice

Creative Agency: AMV BBDO

Head of Broadcast: Yvonne Chalkley

Music and Sound

Sound Design: Parv Thind- Wave

Composer: Jody Jenkins

Offline

Editor: Billy Mead - tenthree

Post Production / VFX

Post Production House: The Mill

Colourist: James Bamford

3D Artist: Marta Carbonell

2D Lead Artists: Zoe Cosh

Production Company

Production Company: HLA

Producer: Tim Daukes

Executive Producer: Helen Langridge

DOP: Bob Pendar-Hughes

Director: Tom Merilion

Category: Food , Savoury

Genre: Digital , PR , People