Bisto Took a Trucker's Family To the Arctic Circle To Make This Heartwarming Holiday Spot

First of a Series of True-Life Stories Is All About Bringing Families Together

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Bisto is one of the U.K.'s oldest brands, but it's struggled to be relevant in recent years, despite expanding into product areas beyond its original gravy granules. Its latest campaign, the "Together Project," by McCann London, is less about the food and more about bringing families together for a meal.

The first of a series of real-life stories shows how Kev, a long distance trucker, is reunited with his family in the Arctic Circle after Bisto took them there to surprise him. The family is shown preparing a Bisto Simply Chicken Casserole as they await his arrival (the spot discreetly promotes a new range of casserole pastes).

The real-life elements of this ad, which ran as a 60-second spot during the U.K. "X-Factor" on Sunday, are what makes it stand out as a genuinely heartwarming piece of film. Bisto will continue with the next true story film in January.

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Date
Dec 08, 2014
Agency:
McCann - London
Chief Creative Officer:
Rob Doubal
Client:
Bisto
Chief Creative Officer:
Laurence Thomson
Creative Director:
Simon Hepton
Creative Director:
Matt Crabtree
Copywriter:
Imogen Jones
Art Director:
Lianne Galazka
Managing Partner:
Kate Modeland
Planning Partner:
Nicky Vita
Planner:
Thomas Keane
Agency Producer:
Vicky Cullen
Head of Integrated Production:
Sergio Lopez
Director:
Salmon
Production Company:
Fish Films Madrid
Producer:
David de la Flor
Editor:
Jose Ramon Lorenzo
Grade:
Steffan Perry @ Framestore
Online:
Craft London
Sound Mix:
Dan Weinberg @ Greek St Studios
Music:
Cliff Wilson @ Eclectic
Media Planning:
Carat
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