PRINGLES Launches New Mind Popping Campaign

Pringles is launching a new marketing campaign to connect with fans of the crisps who love expressing their playful side. 

‘Mind Popping’ is the first time the brand’s positioning has been refreshed since the launch of Pop, Play, Eat and the iconic ‘Once You Pop, You Can’t Stop’. The campaign kicks off this week with TV, VOD, online video, social and OOH. 

Pringles worked with London-based advertising agency Grey on the activation, which has taken two years to develop.

The concept was inspired by the brand’s heritage. From the outset, Pringles intended to create a snack that would blow people’s minds – from its unique shape, to how every crisp stacks flawlessly in a can. The campaign is intended to showcase how Pringles is the perfect snacking experience to bring fun to the everyday. 

‘You Were Made For Pringles’ is the first creative execution from the Mind Popping campaign and can be seen across TV, VOD, online video, social and OOH. The new advert is a fictional take on how humans were made for Pringles. 

The humorous ad explains the world began with a big pop and that people grew opposable thumbs to open cans, have tongues perfectly shaped to hold saddle-shaped chips and grew taste buds to taste iconic Pringles flavours. 

Stephen Duggan, Pringles activation brand lead said: ‘’We’re really excited about the launch of Mind Popping and see this as a step change not only for the brand, but for the category. As well as helping us innovate across product, marketing and retail – more importantly, Mind Popping will inspire playful curiosity in our consumers, in a way that only Pringles can.’’

Christopher Lapham and Aaron McGurk Global Group Creative Directors at Grey said: “When we researched Pringles we started to discover stories and facts that blew our minds. The fact that a famous sci-fi author invented their baking machine, that the universe is shaped like a Pringles chip and that the chip perfectly fits the tongue, all led us to the thought of ‘Mind Popping’ and how, what looks like a simple potato chip, is in fact so much more.”

Alongside the campaign launch, Pringles will host a five-minute Mind Popping light show created by experiential agency Onepointfive at the Lee Valley VeloPark (London 2021 Olympic Velodrome), featuring animations and influencer content from Ollie.B – showing how Pringles is the most Mind Popping snack in the universe. 

Laura Jordan Bambach (President & Chief Creative Officer) Grey​

‘Pringles is one of the world’s most iconic brands so to be given the opportunity to launch the first global platform for them in over 25 years was a real privilege. We’re now massively excited to continue working with all our partners at Kelloggs and see how the ‘Mind Popping’ concept grows and evolves across different markets and projects in 2022 and beyond.’

People can watch the Mind Popping light show live by visiting the Pringles YouTube channel at 7:30pm GMT on the 9th February 2022. [ ] 

The Mind Popping campaign will run across TV, VOD, Online Video, Social and OOH until 23rdApril 2022.


Client: Pringles​

Marketing Director: Stephen Duggan

Marketing Manager: Aisling O’Hara

Global Director Salty Snacks: David Pearson 

Brand Manager: Issam Azmeh  

European Director: Chris Wildish

Marketing Operations Manager: Fergus Brady 

Content Production Manager: Phil Ball

Senior Digital Manager: Roisin Devine

Digital Marketing Manager: Stephen McSweeney

Partnerships & Promotions Manager: Francesca Wilson 

PR & Communications Manager: Seamus Clancy 

Senior Media Manager: Gavin McGuinness 

Media Specialist: Louise Murphy 

Creative Agency: Grey London​

President & Chief Creative Officer: 

Laura Jordan Bambach​

Global Group Creative Directors: Christopher 

Lapham & Aaron McGurk​

Chief Strategy Officer: Raquel Chicourel

Planning Partner: Lee Barber​

Planning Director: Bhavin Pabari​

Senior Strategist: Gilliam Caldwell Dunn ​

Managing Partner: Agi Varanyi​

Global Business Director: Bridget Yeates​

Account Director: Becky Devereux Pile​

Account Managers: Alice Ashwell & Emilie Jenner​

Agency Executive Producer: Nazneen Read​

Agency Producer: Ellie Hook​

Media Agency: Carat 

Planning Partner: Greg Paterson ​

Client Director: James Morgan​

Market Planning Director: Lloyd Emeka ​

Digital Planning Director: Isabella Elesinnla ​

Planning Manager: Hamish Dodson ​

PR agency: Red Havas

Creative Director: Andrew Stevens 

Senior Account Director: Rachel Bie 

Experiential Agency: OnePointFive 

Director: Joel Barsch & Rob Pryce 

Senior Project Manager: Holly Brownlees

Production Company: Friend 

Producer: Harri Kamalanthan

Executive Producer: Chris Abitbol

Director: Ehsan 

D.O.P: Marcus Autelli

Production Design: Sigita Simkunaite

Editor: Lucian Barnard at Deliverance

Colourist: Jonny Thorpe at Glassworks 

Post Managing Director: Michelle Kruger at Wicked Pixels

Lead VFX Artist: Carl Jeppe at Wicked Pixels

Composer: Clap London 

Lead sound Engineer: Jeff Smith at 750mph 

Post Sound Producer: Aishah Amodu  

SourceGrey​ & FAB News

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