Contained in the International Quaker Marketing campaign Making Everybody Cry


Breakfast cereal commercials don’t typically pack an emotional punch, however Quaker’s first world marketing campaign was deliberately aimed toward bringing tears to the eyes of shoppers.

Telling the lifelong story of a father and son collectively within the kitchen of their dwelling, the complete spot, at two minutes and 20 seconds, spans a long time, starting as they sit down collectively to share a bowl of oatmeal and phrases of encouragement.

The movie then reveals additional private moments as they do the identical whereas the son grows up and finally leaves dwelling. It additionally offers with the lack of a father or mother and, when the younger man takes on his father’s mantel with encouragement for his his personal baby, it leaves a pang within the hearts of audiences.

“Do you suppose we’re getting too many individuals crying at this advert?” requested Ciara Dilley, vp of promoting, world meals group at PepsiCo, of her artistic company when she initially noticed the response to Quaker’s first world marketing campaign when it launched in Canada final December.  

Created by Unusual Artistic Studio, the marketing campaign introduces a brand new model platform for the corporate, which was based in 1877, “You’ve Received This”—a press release that may have fun on a regular basis folks and goal to assist Quaker stand aside within the more and more busy breakfast class.

“Whereas viewers felt extra unhappiness than the common advert due to the passing of time and the characters ageing, the depth of their happiness and shock, in addition to the energy of branding, assist ship 3.6 stars and ‘distinctive’ short-term gross sales potential,” defined Jess Messenger, world head of communications for effectiveness measurement consultancy System1.

Sturdy emotional engagement, the marketing campaign’s intent

Quaker is a model that has had a powerful goal from its inception, with founder Henry Parsons Crowell stating that an individual’s circumstances in life shouldn’t be a barrier to good diet—a message as true at present because it was in 1877 when the corporate began.  

And it was all the time within the minds of the crew behind the initiative to develop a marketing campaign that will have a powerful emotional resonance with multigenerational viewers everywhere in the world, as Quaker hoped to achieve hearts.

“We began with the thought that this has been a model that’s executed purposeful, rational work for years and years, and that it might be good to do one thing emotional as a result of it’s a robust model and folks do have fairly a deep reference to it, as a result of they grew up consuming it when their mother and father gave them it as, ‘It’s actually good for you,’” stated Lucy Jameson, co-founder of Unusual Artistic Studio.


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