- Caramilk, the smash-hit chocolate which sent Australians into a frenzy, launches in the UK and Ireland with creative that is stamped with Australia’s seal of approval
- Die-hard Aussie fans tell Brits just how much they love the chocolate bar
It’s not often that chocolate is catapulted to elite status, but one of the Australians’ favourite chocolate bars, Cadbury Caramilk, has finally reached British shelves after causing quite a stir Down Under. Such was the demand for Caramilk, that it was hoarded and even rationed by shops in Australia.
To promote Cadbury’s biggest new product launch in years, Mondelez and global creative agency, VCCP London, today launches ‘Just Ask An Aussie’. The integrated campaign heroes real life quotes from Aussies which show the Brits just how much they love Caramilk, and encourages Brits to ask an Aussie for themselves to find out what the fuss is all about.
Targeted at UK millennials, the bold and disruptive integrated campaign will run for two months across DOOH, OOH, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. Rather than the brand peddling its own products, VCCP London handed the mic over to diehard Aussie fans who shared their seal of approval with bold claims about Caramilk such as “you’ll love it more than your cat”, “you’ll think about it while eating other chocolate”, and even “you’d give up your gran for one”.
Cadbury will also roll out a series of high impact DOOH sites, such as Waterloo Motion, that hero real tweets and playful social posts from loyal Aussie fans who have confessed their love of Caramilk to their followers, and are now tasked with the job of flying the flag in the UK.
Beatrice Berutti, Brand Manager at Mondelez International said: “It’s been months in the making, but we’re excited to finally launch Caramilk in the UK. After seeing the social media storm of Aussie fans’ reaction to our Caramilk bar we just knew we had to add this much-loved classic to our UK chocolate bar range.”
Chris Birch, Executive Creative Director at VCCP London added: “It’s not every day you get to launch a chocolate bar as ace as Caramilk, so we were excited to welcome our Aussie cousin from down under to British shelves. And when you’ve got Aussies like Ravi from Melbourne saying he’d give up his Gran for one or Romelie from Perth saying she’d like a sofa made out of it, well we had to use their delicious advocacy.”
‘Ask An Aussie’ campaign will run in the UK for two months from 23rd August across OOH, DOOH, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube. Media has been planned and executed by Carat.
CAMPAIGN TITLE: Just Ask An Aussie
ADVERTISING AGENCY: VCCP
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Chris Birch & Jonny Parker
CREATIVES: Ben Evans & Adam Sears
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: Aurel Pakula
BUSINESS DIRECTOR: Matt Smith
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR: Sophie Bowler
ACCOUNT MANAGER: Xanthe Fuller
PLANNING DIRECTOR: Gethin James
PLANNER: Lloyd Scott
AGENCY CREATIVE PRODUCER: Pete Lewendon
INTEGRATED PROJECT DIRECTOR: Jon Dewart
HEAD OF INTEGRATED PRODUCTION: Ryan O’Kane
CX PROJECT DIRECTOR: Hazel Coleman
DIGITAL PRODUCERS: Melissa Arthur & Anthony Grace
HEAD OF DESIGN: Jordan Blood
DESIGN DIRECTORS: Phil Tee, Lee Bodell & Adam Edwards
DESIGNERS: Tegan Barnes & Francesca Ciafre
MOTION DESIGNERS: Ondrej Hanel, Ivan Huri, Sam Kim, Gregory Mills
SENIOR CREATIVE ARTWORKERS: Toby Kadir & Liam Leal
MONDELEZ ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR MARKETING CADBURY EQUITY: Colin O’Toole
MONDELEZ MARKETING DIRECTOR CONFECTIONARY UK&I: Benazir Barlet-Batada
MONDELEZ MARKETING MANAGER: Michael Moore
MONDELEZ BRAND MANAGER: Beatrice Berutti
MONDELEZ BRAND EXECUTIVE: Ellie Swales
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Girl&Bear and VCCP CX
COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT: Elvis