Do you remember those celebrated Marks & Spencer ‘food porn’ ads from RKCR/Y&R, salivating shots, smoochy music and a seductive voiceover for M&S’s aspirational ready-prepared meals?
Some might even say they summed up the Tony Blair years – all lace curtains and no Sunday dinner perhaps. Here’s one:
London agency of the moment Wieden+Kennedy is going down what we might call a parallel path for Lurpak, choosing good old-fashioned rib-stickers like cottage piece, bread and butter pudding and macaroni cheese (almost a traditional British dish) to show how cooking with decent butter (Lurpak) enables you to deal with these rather more straightened times.
Very appetising it is too, from Rutger Hauer’s rumbly voiceover (feed the beast – or else) to the accomplished direction from Vince Squibb of Gorgeous.
Lurpak owner Arla Foods is shelling out a not inconsiderable £10m on a campaign that also includes posters, press and digital. Arla’s other brands include Cravendale milk which has also been spending heavily through W+K.