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Why Are Abbott's Village Bakery and BMF Recruiting Volunteer Scarecrows?

BMF, 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Campaign for new Free Range Bread launches across various paid digital media publishers and the Abbott's Village Bakery Facebook page, with some surprising spokesmen

Why Are Abbott's Village Bakery and BMF Recruiting Volunteer Scarecrows?

George Weston Foods Limited is continuing the 'Free Range Bread' campaign for the Abbott's Village Bakery brand, with the launch of a series of online films, created by BMF, documenting the volunteer scarecrows that protect the free range loaves.  

The 'Free Range Bread' story has proven to be a strong differentiator in the past, something that's critical for a challenger brand in a highly competitive category.

Raised with the utmost care and all the goodness you could ask for, Abbott's Village Bakery free range loaves are free from any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and always roam free - the way it should be. The volunteer scarecrows further dramatise this in the next chapter of the story, which demonstrates how much care goes into raising our bread - free range. 

Says Cam Blackley, executive creative director, BMF: "Following up from the 'Free Range Bread' work, we wanted to show that it takes a village to raise a loaf. The online environment is a great opportunity to delve into the gentle characters that take bread breeding so seriously."

Says Graeme Cutler, marketing and innovation director, Tip Top: "We wanted to extend our distinctive Free Range World in order to strengthen the connection with our audience, and highlight the care and dedication that goes into each and every loaf. The Volunteer Scarecrows concept created by BMF, was the perfect way to continue the storytelling behind this master brand campaign."

The campaign launched across various paid digital media publishers and the Abbott's Village Bakery Facebook page, with a long form online film, two 30" and two 15" executions.

The digital and social strategy gives us greater ability to reach more consumers in a targeted and responsive way. Based on the chosen media - spanning paid and owned - BMF will retarget, test and optimise the most effective use of assets and the sequence of content and messaging across the audiences.

Creative Agency

Account Manager: Kimberly Ngo

Executive Creative Director: Cam Blackley

Managing Director: Steve McArdle

Agency Production: Esta Lau

Creative Team: Dantie Van Der Merwe, David Fraser,

Executive Planning Director: Christina Aventi

Senior Planner: Emily Field

Creative Team (cont.): Harry Neville Towle, James Sexton

Digital Strategy: Irina Hayward (Head of Digital and CRM Strategy)

Social Communications Strategist: Gabriella Singh (Social and Content Strategist)

Music and Sound

Music Supervision: Lucas Farry @ Otis Studios

Sound Design: Tone Aston @ Rumble Studios

Offline

Edit Company: Arc Edit

Editor: Drew Thompson

Post Production / VFX

Animation: Robbie Reid, Stephanie Tomoana and Chris Rentoul

Compositor: Tim Parsons

Flame: Jay Hawkins

Post Production House: Alt VFX

Producer: Dawn Walker

VFX Supervisor: Jesse Bradstreet, Jay Hawkins

Production Company

Director: Abe Forsyth

DOP: Katie Milwright

Executive Producer: Alexandra Hay and Lucas Jenner

Producer: Alexandra Hay

Production Company: Rabbit Content