Philadelphia Angels Return to the Screen in JWT London's Latest Campaign
For its first campaign since renewing its Philadelphia relationship, J. Walter Thompson has revived and modernised its famous Angels characters for a pan‐European push.
The cheeky characters first flew onto TV screens in 1994 and successfully ran in a series of humorous ads in a number of countries around the world for 12 more years, helping Philadelphia become one the world’s best‐selling soft cheese brands.
By modernising the much‐loved Angels for a new generation Philadelphia is delivering an inherently female personality with light and witty humour, creating an easy way to interact with both the brand and contemporary cultural topics important to its consumers.
The campaign will leverage Philadelphia’s inherent strengths and heritage of a product which delivers a cool and creamy taste that everyone loves while modernising the messaging and subject matter for its target audience. An audience who love sharing light hearted moments over food, enjoying themselves and don’t want brands to take themselves too seriously.
For example, in one execution an excitedly nervous angel is getting ready for a first date while her grown up daughter calms her down with a bit of dating advice. The spot ends with the daughter angel waiting up for the mother angel who eventually gets home in the small hours.
Toby Hoare, CEO J. Walter Thompson Europe said: “We are bringing back an iconic idea with a modern twist and introducing Philadelphia’s witty and fun angels to a new generation.”
Greta Hammel, Marketing Director EU Meals, Mondelez International, said: “We are excited about making our angels relevant for today’s audience, Philadelphia is a product where friends and family have enjoyed its rich and creamy taste over generations, and we believe this new campaign leverages the strengths inherent in the brand’s heritage but retains the wit, charm and warmth of the original characters and allows us to remind our consumers of the simple pleasure of Philadelphia.”
The campaign has first launched on the 14th of April in Portugal, Austria and Denmark and will run in a total of 11 countries on TV with support on digital, social and instore.
TV Producer: (Sr) Denise Connell, Edmund Thorn
Creative Director: Jaspar Shelbourne
Planner: (Jr) Marina Lindsay‐Brown
Business Director : Shereen Daver, Gillian Milner
CEO: Toby Hoare
Senior Account Manager: Lauren Carlin, Morgan Collins
Creative Agency: J. Walter Thompson London
Account Executive: Rachel Womersley
Project Manager: Caroline Saines
Planners: Jo Scott‐Weston
Creatives: Senan Lee and Pansy Aung
Senior Planner: Megan Van Someren
Account Management: Florence Wong
Media Agency: Carat
Planner: Jack Rosevear
Music and Sound
Sound Design: Jungle Sound
Editor: Billy Mead @ Ten Three
Director: Ric Cantor
Production Company: Hungry Man Production
Category: Food , Sauces and spreads
Genre: Comedy , Storytelling