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W+K London Paints the Town Yellow in New Arla 'Best of Both' Campaign

Wieden+Kennedy London, 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Stink's Keith McCarthy directs colourful & quirky new TV spot

W+K London Paints the Town Yellow in New Arla 'Best of Both' Campaign

Arla has unveiled a colourful new TV ad as part of a £7m campaign to launch Arla Best of Both (BOB): the UK’s first fat-free skimmed milk that tastes as good as semi-skimmed. BOB is packaged with a distinctive yellow top that sets it apart from the traditionally blue, green and red-topped milk aisle.
‘Welcome to Compromise’ will air on 8th February with a 30 second TVC set in a town called Compromise. The ad is a tongue in cheek celebration of what it means to bring a “Best of Both” promise to milk drinkers who currently compromise with their milk choices. The story revolves around the inhabitants of the town who have been living in a joyless world of restraint until their lives are changed forever from the day of BOB’s unexpected arrival.
The unexpected parcel brings bold splashes of yellow to the town. Neatly packed into the cold ice boxes are rows of BOB, which goes against everything the town has ever known. Word spreads as taste, texture and colour energises glasses of milk, cups of tea and bowls of muesli across the town of Compromise. A transformation takes place. With people everywhere now wearing yellow outfits, Compromise has indeed gone yellow doolally.
Sarah Baldwin, Vice President, Marketing, Arla Foods UK, comments: “According to our research, 49% of semi-skimmed buyers say they would buy skimmed but don’t like the texture and 33% would buy skimmed but don’t like the taste. Our new ad celebrates the fact that we’re bringing a completely new “Best of Both” promise to milk drinkers: compromise in the milk aisle is a thing of the past.”
The Arla TV ad is part of a £7 million integrated marketing campaign designed to announce the product with bursts of yellow across all consumer touch points. Featuring, shopper, outdoor 48 sheets, six sheets, press, digital and social media plus sampling and PR, the campaign will help build awareness and drive product trial. 
The launch is part of Arla’s drive to support its farmer owners and become a leading household brand by adding value to its milk, through the development of innovative products, with a focus on the inherent naturalness of dairy. It follows on from the successful launch of Arla Protein, Arla Skyr and Arla Big Milk last year. Through 2016, it will also unveil further innovative products as well as range extensions across the dairy portfolio.
Processing approximately two billion litres of milk a year, Arla continues to be one of the UK’s leading dairy companies and a supplier of fresh liquid milk and cream to the top retailers. Arla BOB will sit under the Arla master brand alongside Cravendale, Lactofree and Anchor.
Sophie Bodoh from Wieden + Kennedy, the agency behind the campaign said: “The milk aisle is a place of autopilot where people tend to just reach for their usual red, green or blue top. We needed people to notice this new yellow top milk. So we hit them with a big, bright burst of yellow and made that the focus of our story."

Creative Agency

TV Producer: Emma Wright, (Assist) Tom Dean

Creative Director: Dan Norris and Ray Shaughnessy

Copywriter: Ben Everitt and Sophie Bodoh

Executive Creative Director: Tony Davidson and Iain Tait

Planner: Rachel Hamburger

Account Director: Will Hunt

Group Account Director: Katherine Thomson

Executive Producer: Danielle Stewart

Creative Agency: W+K London

Account Managers: Amy Kilty

Music and Sound

Music Production: Siren

Composer: Benjamin Seal

Sound Mix: Anthony Moore

Audio Post Production: Factory Sound

Producer: Sean Atherton


Edit Company: Stitch

Editor: Tim Hardy

Post Production / VFX

Post Production House: MPC

Flame: Petter Lindholm

Producer: Phil Whalley

Production Company

Production Company: STINK

Director: Keith McCarthy

Executive Producer: Jon Chads

Line Producer: Ben Croker

DOP: Christopher Sabogal

Category: Milk , Soft drinks

Genre: Comedy