The man from Del Monte is returning to television to back the
launch of a product called Fruit Express.
The advertising is the first created by Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper since it
won the account in August from Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners. The
30-second TV spot, Del Monte's first TV advertising for two years, adds
a twist to the traditional man from Del Monte work.
The aim of the advertising is to create awareness that Del Monte is
developing its range to suit different eating habits. Fruit Express is
fruit in a convenient plastic pot.
The ad shows a Mercedes approaching a fruit plantation and expectation
rising among workers at the thought of the man from Del Monte
The car stops and the foreman approaches but, instead of the man from
Del Monte, a mobile phone is placed on the back seat. The phone rings
and the action cuts to a man sitting on a beach tucking into a pot of
Fruit Express. The man is revealed as the man from Del Monte.
Fruit Express launched in June as part of a series of product
innovations from Del Monte designed to build sales of convenience
products. Other new products include a range of fruit juices in
The ad was written and art directed by Gary Lathwell and Richard
It was directed by Graham Rose through Rose Hackney Barber. Media is
through Initiative Media.