W+K London's New Lurpak Spot Challenges Cooks to Get Their Game On
Lurpak has unveiled a new TV ad as part of a multi-million pound marketing campaign. The campaign aims to challenge consumer cooking habits and drive butter usage as research by Lurpak shows UK consumers are spending more time consuming food media than cooking.
Lurpak ‘Game on, Cooks’ will air on Sunday 18th September with an adrenaline-inducing 60 second TV spot during Channel 4’s Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.
The bold new campaign – created by Wieden+Kennedy London – will tackle this ‘cooking paradox’ by rousing audiences to turn their screens off and ovens on, demonstrating in true Lurpak fashion that consuming food culture is a poor substitute for the visceral experience of cooking.
Directed by Daniel Wolfe and continuing the ‘Good Food Deserves Lurpak’ narrative, the ad opens on a sculpture of TV screens, laptops, phones and cookbooks capturing food culture in all its forms created by Fraser Muggeridge. Viewers are drawn in by the omnipresent sound of Rutger Hauer reminding them “nothing compares to the thrill of a hot kitchen.” As the pile of food entertainment is suddenly blown up, Hauer boldly proclaims “You’re not a cook until you cook."
Viewers are then transported from watching, reading and hash-tagging food culture to being immersed in the energy and rhythmic chaos of a hot kitchen. Otherworldly food shots have been replaced with more down-to-earth portrayals styled by Katie Giovanni. Lurpak’s slick approach has evolved into a grittier, emotive take that brings realism, excitement and sweat back to the kitchen. The ad concludes: “Strap on your aprons and reach for the Lurpak."
Christian Fischer, Lurpak Global Brand Director, Arla Foods UK, comments: “We’re constantly bombarded with food culture. Cooking has become entertainment and we’re doing it less than ever. That’s why we’re stirring a cooking revolution with “Game on, Cooks” and rousing ‘sofa-chefs’ back into the kitchen. Consuming food culture doesn’t compare to the sights, sounds and tastes of the kitchen, so it’s time to stop spectating and start cooking with Lurpak.”
Creative Directors, Freddie Powell and Hollie Walker at Wieden + Kennedy, were thrilled to continue their work with Lurpak. Freddie added: “We just feel lucky to work with such brave clients who continue to push Lurpak to new and unknown territories. Plus, we got to blow up a mountain of TVs."
Other peak spots include Channel 4’s Paralympics 2016: Closing Ceremony (Sunday 18th) and ITV’s Emmerdale (Monday 19th), followed by key spots in X Factor and Coronation Street later in the first week.
The ‘Game on, Cooks’ TV ad is part of a multi-million-pound marketing campaign that also features shopper, press, digital and PR.
TV Producer: Genevieve Sheppard
Head of Design: Karen Jane
Group Account Director: Rachel Parker
Executive Producer: Tony Davidson / Iain Tait
Designer: Alex Sullivan, Ryan Teixeira & Phil Rosieur
Creative Director: Freddie Powell and Hollie Walker
Creative Agency: Wieden+Kennedy London
Copywriter: Becca Pottinger
Art Director: Sam McCluskey
Production Assistant: Tom Dean
Producers: Mark D’Abreo
Planner: Indiana Matine
Account Management: Stephanie Brooks
Account Director: Hannah Gourevitch
Music and Sound
Sound Design: Anthony Moore
Producer: Lou Allen
Music Supervision: Abi Leland / Ed Bailie
Editor: Tom Lindsay
Edit Company: Trim
Post Production / VFX
Flame Artists: Luke Todd
Colourist: Simon Bourne (Framestore)
Producer: Sam Napper
Post Production House: Time Based Arts
Stylist: Kate Giovanni
Executive Producer: Tim Nash
DOP: Tom Townend
Director: Daniel Wolfe
Production Company: Somesuch
Line Producer: Sam Chitty
Category: Dairy , Food
Genre: Dialogue , Tabletop