When it comes to the crunch by Bmb London for Hula Hoops

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Industry Confectionery & snacks, Snacks
Media Film
Market United Kingdom
Agency Bmb London
Chief Creative Officer Jules Chalkley
Creative Director Jay Pond Jones
Creative Pete Ioulianou, Ollie Agius
Production Outsider
Director Jim Gilchrist
Released February 2017

Credits & Description

Client: KP Snacks
Brand: Hula Hoops
Agency: BMB
Client: Vijay Bhardwaj, Head of Marketing & Formats, KP Snacks
Chief Creative Officer: Jules Chalkley
Creative Director: Jay Pond-Jones
Creatives: Pete Ioulianou & Ollie Agius
Account Director: Katherine Watson
Agency Producer: Catharine Griffiths
Director/Production Co.: Jim Gilchrist @ Outsider
Producer: Tex Travi
Editor: Ben Campbell @ Cut & Run
Sound Design: Parv Thind @Wave
DoP: Tim Maurice-Jones
Media Planning/Buying: Vizeum
VFX: MPC
VFX Supervisor: Iain Murray
VFX Producer: Louise Unwin
Grade/Colourist: Jean-Clément Soret @MPC
Description:
Hula Hoops launches £4.5 million “When it comes to the crunch” campaign created by BMB
KP Snacks is supporting Hula Hoops with a new TV campaign created by BMB.
Backed by a £4.5 million marketing campaign, BMB’s step-changing work marks a new strategy for Hula Hoops, in a push that will appeal to more households across the UK than ever before.
Breaking on 16th February, the campaign launches online first, kicking off with a 30" film which then airs on TV from 2nd March, with additional online content supporting through the duration of the campaign.
The idea focuses on the national obsession of eating Hula Hoops off your fingers mixed with the national obsession of getting out of things you don’t want to do. The first execution in the campaign features a comedic confrontation between a cashier and a bank robber.
The robber bursts in and tries his luck only to be met by a cashier with Hula Hoops on her fingers who delivers the line, “Sorry love. I’ve got my hands full”. From this point, the robber’s day takes a turn for the worse. The ad ends with the line “When it comes to the crunch…it has to be Hula Hoops”.
Directed by Jim Gilchrist, the film brings a comedic twist to the tense and high-octane world of bank robbery, bringing a bit of Hollywood to Wood Green through the anamorphic lens of the Director of Photography, Tim Maurice-Jones, of Lock Stock and Snatch fame.
The campaign will run initially for two months in February/March, returning for a further burst in August/September. This is the biggest ever campaign for Hula Hoops with TV, Social, Digital activity and in-store events all taking place across these periods. The main 30" spot will be followed by series of extra scenes, also shot by Jim, which reveal to viewers what happens after the robber is outwitted by the cashier.