KP Snacks has launched a TV campaign for its popchips brand that encourages viewers to “start something good”.
The friendly gesture of sharing a bag of popchips is the catalyst for some amazing changes between a boss and her team, in the new campaign, developed by creative agency St Luke’s. The advert marks the brand’s first foray into television advertising since its launch in 2007.
Breaking on March 1, the 30-second film starts with three colleagues making the most of a break with a chat and a bag of popchips, when they walk smack bang into Janet – their unapproachable boss.
Overcoming their reservations, they offer the popchips to Janet. Thanks to the “great taste” (and Janet’s preternatural ability to identify that they’re popped, not fried), it’s love at first crunch.
Janet’s stern exterior melts away. Before we know it, all four colleagues are out on a bowling night, leading to Janet instigating an adventurous away day, which then becomes an annual event – and it comes back to a small act of sharing. The ad ends with the line ‘start something good’.
The spot will run on ITV, Channel 4 and Sky for four weeks and video-on-demand for five weeks, with a second burst of activity scheduled for September. There will also be supporting social activity to help launch the campaign.
Molly Manners, previously a director at 4Creative, directed the commercial through the production company Biscuit Filmworks – observing full production Covid safety rules during a three day shoot in Poland last year.
Zoe Cashin-Howe, marketing controller at KP Snacks, said: “We’re letting the whole nation know how tasty and light popchips are, and that we are ultimately about starting something good. We have a great new look and on top of that we will be taking the brand on TV for the first time with our first ever tv ad.
“The new creative really brings to life our brand promise of making moments pop with positivity. We’re confident our new campaign will encourage current and new popchippers to choose popchips when next down the snack aisle.”
Rich Denney, executive creative director, St. Luke’s, said: “How exciting to see the pioneering popchips brand on television for the first time, 14 years on from when it first started shaking up the savoury snacking world. popchips is that rare thing in life, an unalloyed pleasure, which was the starting point for us wanting to tell a story where a good gesture inspires and even better one. We hope it helps win over, loads of new popchips fans.”