Vogel's captures the uniqueness of being Kiwi in new TV campaign in almost a decade via Shine

Vogel's screenshot 1.jpgGoodman Fielder, with its creative partner Shine, has launched a new brand platform for the iconic Vogel's bread. It's all based around the uniqueness of Kiwis, and of the bread they love.

This marks the first TV work for Vogel's bread in almost a decade, and is a part of marking the 50th birthday of the brand.

Says Rachel Ellerm, GM marketing at Goodman Fielder: "Vogel's has been part of New Zealand for 50 years and over that time our country has changed a lot. But we think there's one thing that's always lay at the heart of our success as a nation; diversity and uniqueness. Every Kiwi, no matter who they are brings something special to the table and we want to celebrate that."

Vogel's screenshot 3.jpgThe idea centres around the true life stories of eight Kiwis that all bring something special to the table. In the campaign we meet a father who raised three girls alone, a streaker who eluded capture, a young woman who taught kids in an Iraqi war-zone, a NZer from Chinese descent who speaks fluent Te Reo Maori even with English as a second language, a Pharmacist born in Kenya who has lived in New Zealand for 25 years who can name every All Black since 1987, the longest serving extra on Shortland St, a woman for whom sign language was her first language even though she isn't deaf, and a woman who stood between a harpoon and a whale - and bought, named, and crewed the original Rainbow Warrior.

None of them had met and all of them were kept in the dark about the project, not knowing anything about what they were doing and what they were there. Only knowing they were doing a commercial with Vogel's, and they would tell their individual stories.

The group was then seated at a table together, broke bread and told each other their personal stories. As they do so, the group comes together in laughter and respect, and they connect in the unique way Kiwis do.

It's a simple but powerful observation, and celebration of the fabric of this modern New Zealand.

Said Chris Schofield, executive creative director, Shine: "Vogel's is a truly iconic Kiwi brand. One of those brands you work on and you immediately feel the responsibility of doing work that lives up to its history. It's been a true collaboration with the team at Goodman Fielder. From the writing of the initial concept to the final edits. We've lived in each others' pockets for months to get this right. We're stoked to have made a campaign that feels so right for Vogel's - one that celebrates the uniqueness of the place it has in the hearts of Kiwis everywhere."

Curious Films director Oliver Green talks about the process of making an ad using real people without making "a done to death 'real-people' ad."

Says Green: "The ad hinges on the folks round the table. So casting was more like researching a novel than making a commercial. We saw hundreds of people and heard some amazing stories to get to our eight breakfast guests. From there it was just about letting the stories unfold without hassling the moments too much. We weren't just aiming for sound bites. We wanted authentic people's experiences and a shot at putting some truth in a piece of advertising."

The campaign includes a three minute launch spot, 60 and second edits online content, outdoor, POS, social, and digital advertising.

Client: Goodman Fielder
Creative agency: Shine
Production company: Curious Films
Media agency: Ikon


The Feels said:


Kh said:

Nicely landed.

Pfft said:

Shit. Needs some tiny dudes banging on about the afternoon.

pepemouse said:

Really well executed, simple, understated. Great reactions from the cast, nicely directed, styled. Loving the fact the product is allowed it's space without belting us over the head. Congrats to Shine, Curious Films & Goodman Fielder for allowing the product to breath. Nice work

Curious George said:

This is great work. Well done GF and Shine

It's very similar to... said:

...this ad celebrating Danish diversity that did the rounds a few months ago.


Melvin said:

Nothing like it. Next!

lia said:

What an ad!....who are the actual creative ideas people behind it? They are the Peter Jacksons of advertising. I want to eat bread with them.

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