A comedic campaign for Kraft Dinner entitled 'A Guilty Pleasure' features a series of censored portraits. Aiming to portray the branded pasta as an enticing and forbidden treat, each ad shows a different person craving Kraft Macaroni and Cheese with an upturned tongue or bitten lip. The figures in each portrait are censored with a Kraft box to augment the notion that the food product is forbidden.
A Guilty Pleasure was engineered by Canadian ad agency TAXI. Based in Montreal, the agency created the promotion in order to shift Kraft Dinner's brand image in Canada. Since the popular cheesy pasta is often seen as a cheap and unhealthy meal option, branding it as an occasional treat helps to diffuse that image.
The 'A Guilty Pleasure' Campaign Has Anonymous Pasta-Craving Portraits
1. Comedic Food Marketing - Using humor and creativity in food advertisements to capture attention and engage consumers.
2. Forbidden Food Concept - Positioning food products as tempting and forbidden treats to create intrigue and desire.
3. Image Transformation Marketing - Rebranding food products by changing the perception and image associated with them.
1. Food Advertising - Innovative approaches to food advertising that challenge traditional conventions and captivate audiences.
2. Food Packaging - Opportunities to design creative and eye-catching packaging that reinforces the concept of forbidden treats.
3. Brand Transformation - Strategies to transform the perception of a brand through creative marketing campaigns.