Mr Kipling's New Campaign Celebrates The Power of Unexpected Joy

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Created by McCann London, this new campaign puts real, human stories centre stage
Mr Kipling's New Campaign Celebrates The Power of Unexpected Joy
Mr Kipling returns to television today with its first new commercial in two years to bring a deeper meaning to its famous, much-loved “Exceedingly Good Cakes” slogan.

Created by McCann London, this new campaign puts real, human stories centre stage. It shows how Mr Kipling knows that sometimes it’s the smallest of things that can mean the most, bringing “Exceedingly Good” moments of unexpected joy to our every day.

The commercial features a cheeky young boy who, at a family gathering, is scurrying around trying to nab a Mr Kipling cake. This “little thief” fails time and time again until, finally, he manages to sneak a Mr Kipling Angel Slice. When the boy gets home, he suspiciously rushes upstairs to scoff the sweet treat. Or does he? This “Exceedingly Good Cake” may just turn out to be an exceedingly loving gesture for his grumpy, teen sister.


Running for six weeks across TV and online, the commercial is part of a wider campaign to launch the new Mr Kipling brand platform. The campaign champions the little things in life that bring enjoyment to Mr Kipling’s customers and the power of an “Exceedingly Good Cake”.

Helen Warren-Piper, Marketing Director, Premier Foods PLC, said: “For over 50 years, Mr Kipling cakes have been bringing enjoyment to millions of UK households every day. This campaign is rooted in a life truth that sometimes it's the little and seemingly insignificant things in life that can mean the most. In the advert we see the strong emotional connection that consumers feel with the Mr Kipling brand in a very charming and real way. This campaign reinforces the long-held territory of ‘Exceedingly Good Cakes’ and closely reflects the way that consumers talk to us about their love for Mr Kipling.”

Laurence Thomson, Co-president and Chief Creative Officer, McCann London, said: “We’re super proud of this campaign. It gives the brand’s heritage a fresh twist and for the first time highlights the many different possible interpretations of the ‘good’ in its Exceedingly Good mantra. Looking forward to what comes next.”
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Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: CRAFT

Colourist: JC @ MPC

Production Company

Production Company: Academy

Producer: Tom Cartwright

Director: Si&Ad

Music

Music Production: Soundtree Music

Offline

Edit Company: Assembly Rooms

Editor: Sam Rice-Edwards

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: McCann London

Executive Creative Director: Laurence Thomson

Executive Producer: Clare Sullivan

Planners: Nick O’Quinn

Senior Producer: Claire Hopkins

Project Director: Jon Marshall

Senior Creative Team: Matt Searle and Olly Wood

Head of Integrated Production: Sergio Lopez

Planning Partner: David Fryman

Business Director: Oli Morgan

Client

Advertiser: Mr Kipling

Marketing Director: Helen Warren-Piper

Marketing Controller: Lucy Bailey

Genres: People, Scenic, Storytelling

McCann EMEA, 2 years ago