What do a couple of Vikings and a semi-sweet apple cider have in common? More than they should in a new campaign for Somersby Super Crisp via Clemenger BBDO.
A case of mistaken identity sits at the (apple) core of the light-hearted ‘Sweet-ish not Swedish’ campaign for
Super Crisp, which has 25 per cent less sugar than the flagship Somersby Apple Cider.
The humour is driven by a simple error – mishearing ‘Sweet-ish’ as ‘Swedish’ in a campaign set to run across
cinema, online video, social and outdoor.
The hero film establishes the joke, delivering on the campaign idea that is reinforced and extended across a
series of social content, audio and OOH executions.
The spot opens on an idyllic Swedish scene. Cue Vikings enjoying ciders, Swedish dancers in traditional dress
wrapping yellow and blue ribbons (Sweden’s national colours) around a tree to a soundtrack of Swedish music
and accents. It all comes to an awkward halt when someone off screen asks why everything is in Swedish?
The scene abruptly ends to reveal we are on a film set. The director informs a Somersby client that the reason
everything is Swedish is because it’s a Swedish Cider. It’s here that she corrects his mishearing- It’s Sweetish, not Swedish. The awkwardness builds as the director realises the weight of his mistake. But it’s too late,
the Viking Ship has arrived.
As a Viking helmet is removed from a blue and yellow topped picnic table, the campaign slogan is revealed,
accompanied by a Swedish-accented voice over. Somersby is owned by Danish brewer Carlsberg Group and
made and sold in Australia by Carlton & United Breweries, with both businesses working closely on this
“We wanted to create a fun, local campaign to launch Somersby Super Crisp. The sweet-ish wordplay was a
great way to bring our product benefit to life, inject humour into the Category and remind Aussies that
Somersby is still our largest and most-loved Cider” – says CUB Brand Manager, Liam Hale.
The campaign went live in time for summer on 19 November.
General Manager of Marketing: Nicole McMillan
Head of Marketing, CUB Premium Beverages: Hayden Turner
Marketing Manager: Amy Pollock-Hall
Brand Manager: Liam Hale
VP Marketing: Max Lazarenko
Brand Director: Ana Milicevic
Marketing Manager: Sidsel Marie Lyhne
Clemenger BBDO –
Chief Creative Officer: Jim Curtis
Executive Creative Director: Richard Williams
Creative Director: Brodie King
Senior Copywriter: Tom Vizard
Art Director: Esther Parsons
Art Director: Ben Bryan
Managing Partner: Scott Balalas
Senior Business Director: Ava Hawes
Senior Business Manager: Elyse Paone
Account Executive: Golda Sanchez
Chief Brand Officer: Paul Rees Jones
Strategy Partner: Brigitte Bayard
Senior Producer: Lisa Moro
Senior Print Producer: Matt Gauci
National Traffic Manager: Karen Kushinsky
Production Company: The Sweetshop
Co. Managing Director: Greg Fyson / Edward Pontifex
Director: Max Barden
Production Co. Producer: Allison Lockwood
DOP: Stefan Duscio
Casting Director: Megan D’Arcy (Nick Hamon Casting)
Production Designer: Patrick Bennet
Costumes: Emma Lamp
Post Production House: The Editors
Post Production Producer: Charlotte Griffiths
Offline Editor: Joe Morris
Colourist: Trish Cahill
Online Artist: Eugene Richards
Sound House: SqueakE Clean Studios
Sound Engineer: Rob Stephens
Media Agency: PHD & 1House
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