Del Taco Design & Branding Cups by Camp + King San Francisco


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Industry Fast food
Media Design & Branding
Market United States
Agency Camp + King San Francisco
Chief Creative Officer Roger Camp
Creative Director Jesse Dillow, Rikesh Lal
Art Director Michael Whelan, Gustaf Jonsson
Copywriter Rick Morrison
Released June 2018

Credits & Description

Advertised Brand: Del Taco
Campaign Title: “Hardest Working Hands”
Advertising Agency: Camp + King, San Francisco, CA (USA)
Partner & Chief Creative Officer: Roger Camp
Partner & Chief Executive Officer: Jamie King
Creative Directors: Rikesh Lal and Jesse Dillow
Art Directors: Michael Whelan and Gustaf Jonsson
Copywriter: Rick Morrison
Director of Content Production: Stacy McClain
Producer: Malini Kartha
Managing Director: Kristin Barbour
Brand Director: Melissa Stavish
Brand Manager: Ellen Obletz
Brand Manager: Sasha Rezaie
Strategy: Carlisle Hensley
Strategy: Sally Kallet

Production: Gravy Films
Director: Cameron Harris
Executive Producer: Brent Stoller
Producer: Tanya Stephens

Table Top Production: Schrom
Tabletop Director: Michael Schrom
Executive Producer: Carl Sturges

Editing Company: Content Lab
Editor: Prav Potu

Audio Mix & Sound Design: Joaby Deal
Studio: One Union Recording
VFX & Design: Mission Film & Design
Executive Producer: Matt Notaro
Producer: Nick Castillo
Associate Producer: Carissa Quiambo
Color: Chris Martin
Finishing Artist: Mark Everson
Published: June 2018
Advertising agency Camp + King has created a new integrated advertising campaign for client Del Taco, the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant. “Hardest Working Hands,” celebrates the cornerstones of the business: Del Taco employees’ pride and hard work.
“Del Taco really does more fresh prep in each and every restaurant than anyone gives them credit for, so it made perfect sense to celebrate real crew members who do so much day in and day out,” said Roger Camp, Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Camp + King.
Ads in the campaign, “Motorcycle” and “Beach,” feature real Del Taco crew members like Andi and Ceasar, grilling, mixing, and grating fresh ingredients such as carne asada, pico de gallo and cheddar cheese. Their hard-working hands are then given a well-deserved break when they are presented with elaborate, hand-crafted dioramas to enjoy. One setting involves a sunset motorcycle ride along the coast and the other a day simply lounging at the beach.
For launch, Camp + King created a mix of :30 and :15 video ads for TV, digital, and social. The “Beach” ads double as promos to introduce the new $1 Chicken Quesadilla Snacker.* New :30 radio ads also honor Del Taco employees and their hard-working hands with ear-catching celebrations. The ads tag with, “Del Taco: Celebrating the hardest working hands in fast food.”
Aside from the employee-centric commercials, Camp + King gave the brand’s visual identity a more unique and contemporary look. The clean, bold, silk-screened aesthetic uses a splash of spot color. The abstract, hand-crafted designs are inspired by the fresh ingredients in Del Taco kitchens, including avocados, tomatoes and pinto beans, and elements from the brand’s SoCal roots, such as surfing waves and palm fronds.
The new designs will roll out across Del Taco’s packaging, in-store artwork, print, digital, and social assets this month. The style is uniquely Del Taco and mixes up the brand’s Mexican food ingredients and its Southern California roots.