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Australian Actor Michael Caton is a Wizard Roommate in KitKat's Magical Campaign

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Revolver's Trevor Clarence shows how much difference a break makes in spots from Wunderman Thompson Australia

Australian Actor Michael Caton is a Wizard Roommate in KitKat's Magical Campaign

Today, the KITKAT brand has launched its latest campaign to remind people what a difference a break makes when life’s little frustrations are getting to you. Featuring Australian screen legend Michael Caton, the new campaign transports a series of everyday issues into a more magical setting to build on the longstanding ‘Have a break, have a KITKAT’ platform.

This year’s campaign reminds people that whatever the frustration, from remote meeting miscommunications to a lack of space sharing at home or losing it when you’re locked out, a break will have a positive shift on your perspective, if only for a few moments. And that’s as true for wizards and sorcerers as it is for everyone else. 

João Braga, chief creative officer of Wunderman Thompson Australia said: “We’ve all been through a great deal of stress in that past year and it’s fair to say that, collectively, we’ve never so desperately needed a break. Even KITKAT had to borrow a bit of magic this time to help us release our everyday tensions and add a smile to our breaks.”

The campaign enters the wizardry world after the 2019 western world ‘Maps’ and 2017 medieval ‘Katapult’ campaign. The platform resulted in KITKAT Australia reclaiming its position as the leading chocolate bar according to Kantar’s brand health tracker; a position that it continues to maintain today.   

Joyce Tan, head of marketing, confectionery, Nestlé said: “We’re thrilled to share our new KITKAT brand campaign, which spotlights frustrations people from all walks of life experience every day. Working with onscreen legend Michael Caton and the talented Miritana Hughes, we had a lot of fun creating a suite of assets that show how having a break together can bring perspective to even the most frustrating moments, bringing a bit of magic to your day.

"We hope everyone can see a little bit of themselves in our campaign and are inspired to take more breaks, with the help of KITKAT and a little magic!”

The campaign launches Sunday across broadcast, digital and social, with the digital and social 6-second iterations of the campaign created in partnership with UM and Google, using Google Life Events to correlate digital executions with events in Australians lives. 

Angela Swayn, UM, Group Director said: “Adopting personalisation at scale allowed us to build a campaign where we can speak to audiences at scale with personalised creative messages. Via Google’s wealth of life events and affinity audience targeting, we developed a strategy to test how personalised everyday frustration and life events creative messages married up with detailed targeting that can shift brand metrics.”

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Agency: Wunderman Thompson

João Braga: Chief Creative Officer Australia

Angela Morris: National Chief Strategy Officer

Carnelian Easton-Jones: Senior Strategist 

Steven Hey: Associate Creative Director

Simon Koay: Associate Creative Director

Ana Lynch: Partner 

Sheridan Turner: Group Engagement Lead 

Jackie Archer: Head of Production

Luke Seer Brown: Editor (Social Edits)

Chloe Marshall: Integrated Producer

Client: Nestle

Chris O’Donnell: General Manager Confectionery

Joyce Tan: Head of Marketing Confectionery

Jenna Nakou: Marketing Manager – Chocolate

Eileen Whitta: Senior Brand Manager - KITKAT


Production Company: Revolver

Director: Trevor Clarence 

Managing Director/ Co-Owner: Michael Ritchie 

Executive Producer/ Partner: Pip Smart 

Producer: Nicole Crozier 

DOP: Danny Ruhlmann 

Casting: Peta Einberg Casting

Sound Design: Rumble

Michael Gie : Executive Producer

Tone Aston : Sound Engineer

Composer : Jeremy Richmond 

Editors: The Editors

Stuart Morley : Editor

Grace Rouvray : Producer

VFX: Vandal

Mick Watson : VFX Supervisor & CG Artist

Richard Lambert : Flame Artist

Billy Wychgel : Colourist 

Laura Tenison : Producer

Anna Greensmith : Executive Producer

Phillip Muzzall : Production Assistant 

Media: UM

Angela Swayn : Group Director

Alice Duong : Senior Client Director

Blake Solomonson : Planning Manager

Katie Jackson : Partnerships Trader

Valentina Calpis : Partnerships Executive

Genres: Comedy

Categories: Food, Sweet

Wunderman Thompson Sydney, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:34:00 GMT