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Dominic Purcell is a 'Man of Yogurt' in W+K Portland's New Yoplait Ads

Tough Guy actor shows his soft side in new spots from Anonymous Content's Mark Romanek

Dominic Purcell is a 'Man of Yogurt' in W+K Portland's New Yoplait Ads

Dominic Purcell is known for acting rugged and tough. Yoplait Greek 100 yogurt is known for being smooth, creamy and sometimes fluffy. So, you probably wouldn’t expect the two to be paired up in an ad campaign, right? Well, the Yoplait Greek 100 brand team and Wieden+Kennedy wanted to clear up some misconceptions about Greek yogurt and they enlisted Purcell to help them get their point across.

Purcell, who is best known for his acting roles as a beefy tough guy, shows a softer side in the new Yoplait Greek 100 campaign where he portrays “A Man of Yogurt.”

Despite the serious look that never leaves his face, A Man of Yogurt doesn’t take himself too seriously, as he uses words like tum-tum and fluffy cloud to describe his love of Yoplait Greek 100

And A Man of Yogurt isn’t afraid to call out those who think Greek yogurt is too heavy or tart. In one spot, that will help extend the campaign in the coming weeks, A Man of Yogurt explains, “You don’t know anything about Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! The texture’s quite light. It’s like a delicate lace embroidery you dip a berry into. Go ahead, dip the berry.”

“What we like about A Man of Yogurt, and Dominic in particular, is that he’s a nuanced character,” says Cody Wolkowitz, associate marketing manager, Yoplait. “It’s fun to see the unique attributes of the product applied to our ‘tough guy.’ Yes he’s intense, but Yoplait Greek yogurt brings out his softer side, which we found funny.”

Creative Agency

Account Management: Ken Smith / Kelly Quinn

Art Director: Matt Carroll

Business Affairs: Anna Beth Nagel

Copywriter: Shaine Edwards

Creative Agency: W+K Portland

Creative Director: Karl Lieberman / Eric Baldwin

Executive Creative Director: Joe Staples / Mark Fiztloff

Head of Production: Ben Grylewicz

Planner: Angela Jones / Carly Presho-Dunne

Producer: Ben Grylewicz

Project Manager: Carolyn Domme

Media Agency

Media Agency: Zenith Optimedia and W+K Media

Music and Sound

Music Production: Extreme Music

Sound Design: Noah Woodburn


Edit Company: Joint Editorial

Editor: Steve Sprinkel

Executive Producer: Leslie Carthy

Producer: Lauren Pullano

Post Production / VFX

Flame: Pilon Lectez

Post Production House: Joint Editorial

VFX Supervisor: Alex Thiesen

Production Company

Director: Mark Romanek

DOP: Robert Hardy

Executive Producer: Eric Stern

Line Producer: Paul Ure

Production Company: Anonymous Content

Category: Dairy , Food

Genre: Comedy