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Jet Pack Squirrel Blasts Off for McVitie's New Sweeet Spot

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Grey London & Stink's Owen Trevor channel the tune of 80’s classic TV show Airwolf

Jet Pack Squirrel Blasts Off for McVitie's New Sweeet Spot

The UK welcomes a new member to the Sweeet family, as McVitie’s Breakfast debuts its first advertisement with an oaty high flier.

With the help of the brand new jet-powered character, the 30 second advertisement from McVitie’s Breakfast will premiere on 8th July and will run across high-profile programming for a five week period. The advertisement, created by Grey London, is kick-starting the media investment from McVitie’s, the nation’s favourite biscuit brand, to launch the next generation of breakfast biscuits.

The much loved McVitie’s Sweeet family has expanded with the adorable addition of a flying squirrel –fully equipped with a jet pack. The fluffy flier has been cast to reflect the oaty oomph received when eating the McVitie’s Breakfast Oaty Breaks.

The advertisement opens with a tired-looking office worker on her morning commute –something many can relate to –when her partner opens a pack of McVitie’s Breakfast Oaty Breaks. Suddenly, the cute flying squirrel appears out of the pack. Flying through the air to the tune of classic 80’s TV show Airwolf, and powered by a jet pack, the flying squirrel lands safely in the hands of the tired worker, delivering the oaty oomph needed to get her morning going. The ad concludes with the end line; “The Oaty Oomph of McVitie’s”.

McVitie’s Breakfast will launch the tasty range with a £3 million media spend including TV advertising by Grey London, social media plan with MEC, as well as a PR activity from 3 Monkeys Communications.

In addition, new packaging has been introduced to keep the brand fresh and modern; the colourful new packaging will help differentiate the McVitie’s Breakfast range from the rest of the market. The range comprises of McVitie’s Breakfast Oaty Breaks, McVitie’s Breakfast Biscuits and McVitie’s Fruit & Oat Bakes.

Head of Healthier at United Biscuits, Kerry Owens said:“The launch of McVitie’s Breakfast advertising campaign marks another momentous occasion for us, with further expansion into the healthier breakfast biscuit market. With 55% of us eating breakfast on the fly, it’s no surprise that the healthier biscuits category is worth £467million, and breakfast biscuits have been driving the growth in this category.

“We recognise that modern lives are starved for time, but hungry for tasty on-the-go breakfasts, so we’re delighted to introduce the latest additions to our McVitie’s Sweeet family, and hope that it brings an oaty oomph to breakfast-loving folk across the UK.”

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Media Agency

Media Agency: MEC

Planner: Katherine French / Jessica Batiste

Creative Agency

Account Management: Nicola Wardell, Cristyn Bevan, Kate Ilott

Art Director: Andrew Singleton

Copywriter: Ben Buswell

Creative Agency: Grey London

Planner: Daniel Sherrard

Producer: Thea Evely

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: MPC

Production Company

Director: Owen Trevor

DOP: Marcus Domleo

Producer: Jay Lovelock

Production Company: Stink


Audio Post Production: Aaron Reynolds at Wave studios

Song: Airwolf theme


Editor: Guy Savin at Marshall Street Editors

Genres: Comedy

Categories: Food, Confectionery

Grey, Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:40:40 GMT