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Nescafé Draws On Hong Kong Actor’s Hair Dye Ad Fame

Campaign by McCann Hong Kong riffs on the actor’s association with the colour black

Nescafé Draws On Hong Kong Actor’s Hair Dye Ad Fame

Nescafé Ready to Drink (RTD) Coffee isn’t only a market leader, but a time-honored brand in Hong Kong, who this month launched a new product in keeping with current wellness trends - Mild Black Coffee, a low calorie, sugar and milk free beverage.

McCann Hong Kong celebrated this launch with a campaign that uses a deeply local cultural reference, in order to demonstrate how embedded the brand is in the market and to connect with local consumers.

The team invited Kenneth Tsang (曾江), a veteran actor in Hong Kong, to star in the campaign. He previously appeared in a well-known hair dye commercial, which was recently named by TimeOut as one of the top “television commercials every Hong Kong person will know”. He therefore has a powerful association with the colour black in popular culture.


Check out ad that inspired the campaign here:


“We created campaign content with the iconic star, 曾江 Kenneth Tsang, who has a strong connection with ‘black’, to give the story an authentic twist”, commented Jaslin Goh, Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, McCann Hong Kong.

“The campaign is both online and offline, spanning different media, including online video, Facebook and Instagram posts, online banners, MTR 4-sheet posters and bus wraps, all with a tongue-in-cheek approach to bring out our the key message - Mild Black is the new choice of Black coffee”, remarked Florence Kong, Managing Partner, McCann Hong Kong.

“We aim for Nescafé to be an integral part of Hong Kong culture and this ‘Mild Black’ campaign captures a quintessentially Hong Kong feel”, said Chloe Kwok, Business Manager, Nescafé RTD, HK.



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Creative Agency

Account Team: Kenneth Chan, Ruby Chau, Elaine Yeung

Creative: Michael Li, Annie Loo, Eunice Liu, Louis Kwan, Cherry Wu, Wendy Ho

Creative Agency: McCann Hong Kong

Managing Partner: Jaslin Goh, Florence Kong

Category: Hot Beverages , Soft Drinks

Genre: Comedy , Music & Sound Design , People