Digitas UK has developed a new European brand platform for belVita (Mondelez), kicking off today with a TV ad that shows how the tasty wholegrains of belVita helps to spread positive energy to the world.
The 20” spot begins with a young woman at her office desk feeling frustrated until she picks up a belVita soft bake, enjoying the great taste of delicious wholegrains which puts a smile on her face, and leads her to share a smiley made of post-its on her office window. Her positive energy radiates through the rest of the ad as the ripple effect of the smiley travels to people in different scenarios.
The idea elevates belVita to move beyond nutritious and functional, to become a catalyst for making better choices daily, creating a stronger emotional connection with audiences.
The wider campaign will run on digital and social across Europe, with the main markets being the UK, France, Russia and Czech Republic. As part of the connected experience strategy, Digitas UK has created dynamic contextual video reminders, delivering empathy at scale with even more ways for people to keep their positivity up.
Digitas UK executive creative director, Laz Nikiforidis said: “BelVita pioneered the breakfast biscuit category, and that awareness of the BelVita brand has never gone away. This work aims to re-establish Belvita’s ownership of the category by bringing to life what can really happen when we choose to put a bit of positivity out in the world – and that all starts with BelVita.”
The European campaign expands on the award-winning work Digitas UK has already delivered across Mondelez’s portfolio, most recently a DMA Gold for best integrated campaign for The Playful Network and OREO, through its connected thinking approach.
Melissa Stuart, belVita MEU Base & Equity manager, Mondelez said:“Working with Digitas, we wanted to inspire people by showing that with little choices you can make every day, you can make a big impact on those around you. With our ambition to lead the nutritious bakery category, focusing on how food choices impact our wellbeing, this new approach helps us create a real and meaningful connection with our audience by showing how belVita brings you and helps you to spread Positive Energy within your world.”
Executive Creative Director: Lazaros Nikiforidis
Creative teams: Ash Prentice and Tim Van Der Mee, Dani Brown and Alex Wood
Designers: Daniel Bale, Tim Vukcevic, Roger De Alessandri
Strategy Partner: James Whatley
Senior Strategy Director: Carlos Rodrigues
Strategy Director: Eric Woning
Business Director: Frank Freeman
Senior Account Director: Alexandra King
Account Director: Karhlia Scata
Senior Project Manager: Ian Kaye
Senior Account Director (PoP – Production): Beatrix Imrei
Digital Associate (PoP – Production): Nollaig O’Maoileoin
Group Account Director (PoP – Production): Petra Aniot-Helt