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Uber Eats Serves Up Kiwi Celebs' Favourite Feasts in Latest Campaign

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Campaign developed by Special Group Sydney stars Rachel Hunter and Dai Henwood

Uber Eats Serves Up Kiwi Celebs' Favourite Feasts in Latest Campaign
What do Rachel Hunter and Dai Henwood have in common? Besides their celebrity status, they have a collective obsession with Uber Eats.

Uber Eats' latest 'Tonight I'll Be Eating' campaign developed by Special Group Sydney, pairs the two together in a luxurious and private spa-side setting in an exaggerated version of Hunter's home. Set to a melody of spa-like flute music courtesy of Dai, they discuss what they plan to order for dinner via Uber Eats before it's conveniently delivered straight to them. 

Screen Shot 2019-03-05 at 8.16.02 am.jpgThe series of ads sees the stars ordering some of their favourite meals from popular restaurants, including Subway and Nandos, garnished with a sprinkling of humour that's come to be expected from Uber Eats.

Both celebs are Uber Eats regulars, with Henwood having ordered via the food delivery app for breakfast, lunch and dinner the day before the shoot.

Says Henwood: "Ironically I had three Uber Eats orders - there are three meals in the day. I started out with a quinoa salad to keep it fresh and healthy, then during the day I went for a poke bowl. By the evening, I thought I'd gone a bit too heavy on the health foods, so I just backed that up with a solid double cheese burger to end the day. Oh, and onion rings. And the burger came with fries. I didn't eat them all, just a few... Maybe I shouldn't have had so many fries. Regrets, I have none."

Steve Brennen, director of marketing, Uber Australia & New Zealand, says the new campaign is a fun play on the often dreaded what's-for-dinner decision and hopes to inspire Kiwis to consider something beyond their go-to takeaway options:

Says Brennen: "It's amazing how many people simply don't know what they're having for dinner at 5pm and we're seeing eating behaviours change as people get busier and look for convenience and variety. Tonight I'll Be Eating shows Kiwis it's not just them who are looking to spice up the dinner decision and that Uber Eats is there to deliver whatever tickles their tastebuds, whenever they want to eat it."

Kiwis have embraced online food delivery - so much so that Uber Eats data shows someone in Auckland ordered Uber Eats 438 times in 2018, while another ordered from 114 different restaurants last year. As a nation 505,595 burritos were ordered in 2018 along with more than 7 million McDonald's Chicken McNuggets.

The New Zealand campaign follows a successful run in Australia, featuring star talent including Ruby Rose, Rebel Wilson, Naomi Watts, Boy George and more.

The adverts, shot by creative agency Special Group Australia, will run across a range of digital and on-demand platforms. Each celebrity combination has a series of different ads, from a full-length one-minute ad to a shorter 15 second clip, all relating back to the initial concepts.

The campaign will run for three months.
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Creative Agency

Account Managers: Laura Little

Business Lead: Tori Magill

Chief Executive Officer: Lindsey Evans

Creative Agency: Special Group, Sydney

Creatives: Josie Fox, Michael Punton, Tom Davies, Cameron Watts

Digital: Sharon Gray & Jesse McLallen

Executive Creative Directors: Tom Martin & Julian Schreiber

Executive Producer: Meredyth Judd

Managing Partner: Cade Heyde

Producer: Laura Midalia

Social Media: Lachlan Stewart

Strategy Director: Celia Garforth

Production Company

Casting Director: Emily Stewart

Director: Damien Shatford

DOP: Crighton Bone


Executive Producer: Loren Bradley

Managing Director: Edward Pontifex

Offline Editor: David Whittaker

Post Producer: Olivia Carolan

Post Production: ARC EDIT

Producer: Llew Griffiths

Production Company: Sweetshop

Sound: Rumble Studios

Genres: People

Categories: Food, Food Delivery Services

Special Group Sydney, Tue, 05 Mar 2019 01:40:46 GMT