Cadbury prescribes chocolaty wafer respite in first Time Out ads for 30 years
VCCP is behind the short videos and billboards, which shine a light on the stresses of everyday life.
VCCP's ad for Cadbury / VCCP
Cadbury is ‘Calling Time Out’ on the frustrations of everyday life by offering a tasty chocolate wafer respite.
Across a series of videos and billboards, the campaign features large black and white typography spelling out phrases such as ‘Argh’, ‘Busy’, ‘Meetings about Meetings’, and ‘Blahblahblah’. The text is juxtaposed with a ‘Time to Call Timeout’ roundel in Cadbury purple.
Created by the agency of record VCCP, the new campaign hopes to reach a new and younger audience of 24- to 45-year-olds.
Diana Mamulian, brand manager of Cadbury Biscuits at Mondelez International, said: “For such an iconic and well-loved Cadbury product, Time Out needed a big and bold campaign to match. Built around the concept of providing that all-important respite from the stresses of everyday life, our striking out-of-home encourages the nation to take that all-important time out when needed.”
Programmatic out-of-home ads will also appear up and down the UK, running during frustrations such as heavy traffic, sweat-inducing temperatures and train delays.
Jim Thornton, executive creative director at VCCP London, added: “What a dream brief – relaunch one of my favorite Cadbury products from my youth with a name that’s a gift in these noisy, hectic, overwhelming times. It feels like a long time since I’ve had the privilege of working on such single-minded, impactful out-of-home.”
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