Grey Poupon: Society of Good Taste

Find out if you cut the mustard.

Published on Sep 12, 2012

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Usually, brands want as many fans as they can get on Facebook. But Grey Poupon mustard is trying to mark itself out as exclusive. Through agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky, the Kraft-owned condiment is launching a Facebook campaign in which only fans who are identified as having "good taste" can "like" it on the social network.

Fans of the brand are asked to apply for membership to the "Society of Good Taste" on the Grey Poupon Facebook page, where an algorithm will determine whether or not they "cut the mustard". The algorithm searches and judges users' profiles based on their proper use of grammar, art taste, check ins, book and movie selections, and so forth, and gives them a percentile score based on their refinement. However, if the algorithm detects poor taste in music or TXT speak, for example, they could be rejected. Those who do not qualify will have their "like" deleted, and be asked to refine their profile before trying again.

The idea is a fresh take on Grey Poupon’s "refined" positioning of the past, like the memorable "Pardon Me" spot from 1988 featuring two wealthy gents exchanging the spread while in passing cars.

Grey Poupon has also launched a new website entirely on Pinterest, with boards including recipes and tips on refined living.

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Sep 12, 2012
Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Grey Poupon
Worldwide Chief Creative Officer:
Rob Reilly
Executive Creative Director:
Tom Markham
Executive Creative Director:
Jason Gaboriau
Creative Director:
Robin Fitzgerald
Creative Director:
Cameron Harris
Alexandra Sann
Mike Kohlbecker
Rachel Carlson
Senior Copywriter:
Jamie Toal
Art Director:
Patricia Ortiz
Sr. Art Director:
Tushar Date
Interactive Designer:
Anders Svensson
Douglas Menendez
Jr. Digital Artist:
Brett Reiland
Jr. Digital Artist:
Sabrina Fraley
DFX Lead:
Eduardo Santiesteban
EVP/Chief Digital Officer:
Ivan Perez-Armendariz
VP/Director of Video:
Chad Hopenwasser
Executive Integrated Producer:
Chris Mele
Senior Integrated Producer:
Julie Vosburgh
Integrated Producer:
Patrick Krulik
Integrated Producer:
Randall Fransen
Sr. Asset Producer:
Tyler Christensen
Jr. Producer:
Shannon Priem
Jr. Art Director:
Amy Foster
Jr. Integrated Producer:
Matthew Kahn
Audio Sound Designer:
Seth Padgett
EVP/Executive Experience Director:
Matt Walsh
Experience Designer:
Alex Riegelman
VP/Executive Creative Technology Director:
Dan Fox
Associate Technical Director:
Gavin Leader
Technical Lead:
Brian Wigginton
Sr. Interactive Developer:
Jason Schertz
Interactive Developer:
Aday Rodriguez
Interactive Developer:
Tony Tumminello
Sr. Digital Analyst:
Matt Segal
Development Partner:
Quality Assurance:
Stewart Warner
Quality Assurance:
James Lukensow
VP/Content Director:
Kate Frazier
Content Management Supervisor:
Laura Likos
Content Supervisor:
Spencer Holmes
Content Manager:
Julie Pfleger
Assistant Content Manager:
Eric Alexander
Business Affairs:
Lydia Tirpak
Social Media/Brand Analyst:
Stacy Cohen
Cognitive Anthropologist:
Omar Quinones
Traffic Manager:
Nathaly Charria
Public Relations:
David Whitney
Public Relations:
Leslie Repetto

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