Mother wins global Lion and Cheerios

Cereal Partners, which makes Nestlé's breakfast cereals, has appointed Mother as its global advertising agency for Lion cereal and Cheerios.

Cheerios: "no artificial colours or flavours" campaign
Cheerios: "no artificial colours or flavours" campaign

Mother won the brief after a competitive pitch. There was no intermediary.

McCann London previously worked on Cheerios but only handled activation, according to the agency. Mother will work on all marketing activity for Lion and Cheerios outside North America.

Cereal Partners spent £9m on advertising in the UK in 2016, of which £2m was for Cheerios.

McCann continues to work on the rest of the Cereal Partners portfolio, which includes Shreddies, Shredded Wheat and Curiously Cinnamon.

In response to pressure on the food industry from health lobbyists and the government, Cereal Partners has reduced sugar in its Honey Cheerios and Nesquik brands by at least 30%.

A Cereal Partners spokesman confirmed the appointment.

Subscribe to Campaign from just £57 per quarter

Includes the weekly magazine and quarterly Campaign IQ, plus unrestricted online access.


Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now
Case study: How 'This girl can' got 1.6 million women exercising

1 Case study: How 'This girl can' got 1.6 million women exercising

"This girl can" was based on a powerful insight: that the fear of judgement by others is the primary barrier holding women back from participating in sport.

Just published