Bonkers W+K London Spot Shows The Minty World of Trebor as Not One of Compromise
Trebor and Wieden+Kennedy London have launched a new UK campaign for Britain’s biggest mint brand, which actively encourages people choose their Trebor.
The campaign highlights people’s affinity and loyalty to Trebor’s unapologetically minty mints, and plays with the truth that mint eaters fall firmly into one of two camps: Extra Strong Mints or Softmints. You’re either one or the other – no one mixes it up.
Created by creative team Max Batten and Ben Shaffery and directed by Academy Award-nominee Taika Waititi the 30” TV spot introduces viewers to the curiously wonderful Trebor world. It’s a world that’s reduced to the two choices of Trebor mints. And it’s populated by characters with an unquestionable love and passion for their choice of mint, and who will go to great lengths to stand by it.
The spot shows a father and a son at pivotal point in their relationship - where the son is making a decision about who he wants to be. It’s a familiar, loaded situation with a surreal minty twist, which establishes Trebor as a bold, playful and modern brand with a quintessentially British sense of humour.
Choose Your Trebor is the brand’s first TV campaign in over a decade, and the first created by Wieden+Kennedy London since being awarded the Trebor business in 2014. The TV spot is supported by a radio campaign, trade PR and in-store activity, as well as new packaging rolling out from August.
Elena Mallo, Senior Brand Manager said “We’re really pleased to be back on TV, supporting this fantastic brand with such a bold campaign. It will encourage shoppers to pick up a pack of Trebor by highlighting its great taste and heritage. Trebor is by far the market leader in mints and from this campaign we are looking to bring the brand to the forefront of consumers’ minds.”
Kim Papworth, Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy, commented: “We loved the challenge from Trebor to celebrate Extra Strong Mints as well as Softmints in the same campaign. Trebor have a history of making memorable minty work. We hope not to disappoint.”
Account Director: Hanne Haugen
Creative: Max Batten, Ben Shaffrey
Creative Agency: Wieden+Kennedy London
Creative Director: Kim Papworth
Designer: Michael Bowtox
Executive Creative Director: Tony Davidson, Iain Tait
Executive Producer: Danielle Stewart
Group Account Director: Andrew Kay
Head of Planning: Beth Bentley
Planning Director: Georgia Challis
Producer: Danny Wallace
TV Producer: Lou Hake
Music and Sound
Music Supervision: Wave
Producer: Rebecca Boswell
Sound Design: Wave
Sound Engineer: Dugal Macdiarmid
Sound Mix: Dugal Macdiarmid
Edit Company: Work Post
Editor: Rachel Spann
Post Production / VFX
Post Production House: The Mill
Producer: Josh Robinson
VFX Supervisor: Dan Adams
Director: Taika Waititi
DOP: Bob Pendar-Hughes
Executive Producer: Matt Buels
Producer: Camilla Cullen
Production Company: Hungryman
Category: Food , Snacks and confectionary