MasterFoods Australia launched its new brand campaign for MasterFoods, encouraging all families to #MakeDinnertimeMatter. With the demands of modern life and workloads continuing to increase, the campaign acts as a timely reminder that dinner is more than just a meal, it’s a chance to connect with the people who matter most in all our lives.
The Let’s Make Dinnertime Matter campaign is in response to research revealing that Australians recognise the benefits of dinnertime, with 78% saying they get more connection from sharing a meal with loved ones than any other activity, yet three quarters want to change something about their dinners.
The objective of the campaign was to capture real, authentic feelings about dinnertime. Street casting and local community outreach was conducted to ensure real Aussie families were recruited from all walks of life.
MasterFoods toured the country shooting in a variety of community locations asking parents who their ideal dinner guest would be. It asked parents and then their children the same question separately. The answers and reactions were real and unscripted and what was revealed surprised everyone.
Complementing the online film, OOH and print also celebrates the role of dinnertime. The advertisements again feature real Australian families and friends connecting over dinner with social posts to remind people to prioritise dinnertime at key points during the day.
To get a deeper understanding of how food enjoyed in company contributes to our emotional wellbeing, Mars Food Australia launched a research report – Lifting the Lid on Dinnertime – investigating the dinnertime habits of Australians.
The report reveals the importance placed on the social role of dinnertime in Australia with respondents telling us that what goes on over the plate (emotional factors) is often more important than what’s on it (the food) or around it (the setting). For example, ‘no arguments’ was the most essential ingredient for a home cooked meal (38% of respondents said it was essential) and this was followed by time together without stress (37%) and then nutritious food (33%).
Led by Clemenger BBDO Sydney the new MasterFoods Let’s Make Dinnertime Matter campaign involved MediaCom Sydney, Ogilvy PR and Starcom with the film shot by The Glue Society’s Jonathon Kneebone from Will O’Rourke.
Since the campaign launch on 15 February the video has been viewed over 8.5 million times and has received overwhelming support on social media.
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