Honey Monster takes on rap role in Y&R ad

By HARRIET GREEN, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 03 July 1998 12:00AM

Young & Rubicam’s new spot for Sugar Puffs shows the Honey Monster in his latest guise - as Puff Daddy, an American rap star.

Young & Rubicam’s new spot for Sugar Puffs shows the Honey Monster

in his latest guise - as Puff Daddy, an American rap star.



Sugar Puff Daddy is decked out in the attire of a wealthy West Coast

rapper, with a cool white suit, glitzy walking cane, wraparound shades

and a collection of heavy gold neck chains.



The commercial was shot in the style of a rap video, with a song to

match: ’I’m yawning in the morning when I reach for my bowl, and that

wicked honey wheat that fills a hole ... I’m the Sugar Puff Daddy with

something to say, there’s no better breakfast to save the day.’



The ad opens with the Honey Monster sitting on an ornate throne beside a

classic Beverly Hills-style swimming pool, surrounded by minders and

gorgeous women in bikinis. The posse jumps into an open-topped limo and

heads downtown, past a basketball court where the Honey Monster leaps

out to demonstrate his prowess before signing autographs on packs of

Sugar Puffs for a crowd of admiring children.



The ad, which breaks next Monday, was directed by Rupert Sanders through

Tony Kaye Films. It was written and art directed by David West and

Richard Denney. A pounds 1.5 million media spend, through MediaVest,

will be targeted primarily at children.



The Honey Monster has been seen in a number of different guises in

recent commercials - for example, he has played football with Kevin

Keegan and Peter Schmeichel, danced with Boyzone and snow-boarded with

the Neighbours star, Emma Harrison.



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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