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a2 Milk Shows Canadians That It’s Easier to Digest than Being Catfished on a First Date

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A literal catfish gets catfished in hilarious spot from Zulu Alpha Kilo and Spy Films' Fatal Farm

a2 Milk Shows Canadians That It’s Easier to Digest than Being Catfished on a First Date

a2 Milk, a licensed brand under Burnaby, BC based Agrifoods Cooperative, is introducing a first of its kind milk campaign to show Canadians that not all milks are equal.

Created by agency partner Zulu Alpha Kilo, the star of the digital-first campaign is a dishonest catfish who contrasts the easier to digest benefit of a2 Milk against a humorous, relatable life moment that is anything but digestible. The objective was to disrupt purchasing habits and get people to consider a new brand of milk that helps them feel amazing.


In one video, we see a first date set in a coffee shop. The woman is on her phone looking at a dating app comparing her date, the catfish, to his fake dating profile. She realizes that she’s been ‘catfished’, pours some a2 Milk into her coffee and takes a sip to feel better, proving that a2 Milk is easier to digest than being catfished, by a real catfish. The new campaign is rolling out this week across social media platforms, digital video and display.

“This campaign was built to be distinctive and disruptive in the dairy category,” says Danielle Pearson, president of Agrifoods Nutrition Division. “We have a unique product that is proven to be gut-friendly, and we wanted to demonstrate that in a memorable way to Canadian consumers.”

Rounding out the campaign are contextual, high impact digital ads that focus on educating Canadian consumers on the advantages of milk that comes from cows that naturally only produce the A2 protein.

“For us, it was about stopping power and being able to get people to think about milk in a different way,” says Brian Murray, executive creative director at Zulu Alpha Kilo. “We purposely avoided any dairy tropes and took an unconventional path that highlights the attributes of a2 Milk in a way that will resonate. We’re excited to see it launch!”

Zulu Alpha Kilo led the strategy, creative development, and production. The Other Shop supported Quebec market creative, and Zenith Media was behind the media planning and buying.

The launch of the campaign for B.C. based Agrifoods Cooperative comes on the heels of the opening of Zulu’s Vancouver office, which was formally announced in February.

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Credits

Client: a2 Milk

Agency: Zulu Alpha Kilo

Chief Creative Officer: Zak Mroueh

Executive Creative Director: Brian Murray

Head of Design: Stephanie Yung

CD/Art Director: Kevin Sato

ACD/Writer: Ryan Kukec

Art Director: Lucyed Hernandez, Ian Schwey, Jason Hill

Writer: Laura Biggar, Gerald Kugler, David Ross

Design Director: Dejan Djuric

Designer: Kevin Sato, Jackman Chiu

Account Team: David Tremblay, Samantha Tang

Planning Team: Heather Segal, Shaunagh Farrelly

Director of Integrated Production: Ola Stodulska

Agency Producers: Risa Sone, Laura Dubcovsky, Tim Lynch

Clients: Danielle Pearson, Ursula Klein, Lindsey Simpson

Media Agency: Zenith

Media Agency Planner: Steve White, Renee Newton, Sean O'Connell

Production House: Spy Films

Director: Fatal Farm (Zachary Johnson)

Production House Executive Producer: Marcus Trulli

Production House Line Producer: Adrian Cheung

Director of Photography: André Pienaar

Video Post Facility / Editing Company: Zulubot

Executive Producer: Tom Evans

Head of Production Adam Palmer

Post Production Producer: Sarah Dayus

Editor: Brian Noon

Sound Design: Noah Mroueh

Motion Design: Matt Greenwood

Studio Director: James Graham

Studio Team: Jeanette Downes, Jenny McCraken, Mila Lukezich, Ashleigh O'Brien

Web Developer: Kyle Collins

Transfer: The Vanity

Colourist: Andrew Exworth

Executive Producers: Stephanie Pennington/Katie Oliver

Online: Dan Margules /Asst

VFX Artist: Dan Margules

Audio Post Facility/Music House: Oso Audio

Audio Director: Harry Knazan

Engineer: Leo Hicks

Producer: Harry Knazan

Executive Producer: Jane Heath

Genres: Comedy

Categories: Soft Drinks, Milk

Zulu Alpha Kilo, Wed, 01 Jun 2022 12:26:52 GMT