McCann-Erickson has made girl power the theme behind its latest TV
spot for Nescafe Gold Blend - supplanting its famous romantic trysts
with the antics of independent young women.
Two new 30-second spots, which form part of an annual £5 million
spend, attempt to celebrate women with the use of humour.
The campaign, which breaks on 20 August, uses the strapline "one thing
leads to another" to suggest that anything could happen over a cup of
In "opening" a group of good-looking young people are attending a
gallery opening. A young woman, holding a cup of Gold Blend, spies an
artist at the other side of the room.
She takes a sip of coffee and, suddenly inspired, grabs a lasso from
nowhere, snares her man and drags him across the floor to her feet. It
transpires that it was all a daydream. A whispered voiceover says: "The
fresh taste and aroma of Nescafe Gold Blend. Inspiring stuff."
It was written by Matt Crabtree and art directed by Simon Hepton. It was
directed by Andy Morahan through Harry Nash. Media buying is through
Ben Langdon, the chairman and chief executive of McCann-Erickson, said:
"Young women today live in a world of infinite possibilities. The new
Nescafe Gold Blend campaign recognises their lifestyle and celebrates
Vanessa Goff, the category marketing manager for Nescafe Gold Blend,
commented: "The new advertising creative really celebrates the fact that
women are empowered and inspired. I am sure that young women throughout
the country will be able to relate to all the situations that arise
during the campaign and share the joke."