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Cat parents will do anything for Kittens in Sheba campaign

AMV BBDO spotlights new research that confirms we can't resist a kitten

By Creative Salon

Cat lovers will do anything for a kitten. Their charm and adorable mannerisms are hard to resist, and their presence and affection provide benefits for pet parents too, as highlighted in Sheba's latest campaign from AMV BBDO, with media by Essence Mediacom.

According to a recent survey by the Sheba brand, nearly 80% of Gen Z pet parents have an improved sense of well-being and fulfilment when owning a kitten. When a kitten turns on its allure, there is no turning back – so much so that one in four cat owners are allergic to cats and still can’t resist, according to the same survey.

“We know the power that cats hold over their people,” said Jean-Paul Jansen, Vice President Marketing, Mars Petcare. “The Sheba brand puts cats at the heart of everything we do. With the expansion into this new kitten product line, we’re continuing to create premium offerings to build a lifelong bond between cats and their owners from the start.”

To celebrate the brand's expansion into the kitten life stage, Sheba is launching a new integrated marketing campaign rooted in the insight that one in four cat owners are allergic to cats and still can’t resist. The creative work, developed with AMV BBDO, spotlights what we all know – that cat parents will do anything for their kittens.

AMV BBDO Creative Partners Polina Zabrodskaya and Andre Sallowicz say: “This insight confirms that people will do anything for their kitten – including enduring sneezing, itching, and swelling – all in the name of love; we wanted to capture this portrait of cat ownership and celebrate the willingness to give in.”

The campaign includes three 15-second films and print ads, showcasing kittens turning on their charms for SHEBA and the enduring love of their parents, PR support and social influencer engagement. The films will run across digital and social media, and the ads will appear across 100 OOH screens near large pharmacies in New York City, speaking to kitten owners as they may be buying products to help manage their allergies, and offering them a discount off of Sheba products.


Client: Mars Pet Nutrition

Brand: SHEBA

Campaign title: You’ll Do Anything For a Kitten

Client name: Fernando Silva, Liz Franks, Bernardo Simoes and Corinne Cordell

Creative Agency: AMV BBDO

CCOs: Nicholas Hulley and Nadja Lossgott

Creative Directors: Polina Zabrodskaya and Andre Sallowicz

Creative Team: Rachel Tweedy and Jamie Chang

Agency Planning Team: Phoebe Fielding, Kerrie Boyes and Lola Neves

Agency Account Team: Alice Lindsay, Richard Mitchell, Poppy Wilson and Laura Balfour

Agency Producer: Lindsay Hughes and Kieran Sadler

Art Producer: Sophie Alliott

Agency Designer: Marion Rossignol and Mario Kerkstra

Media Agency: EssenceMediacom

Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks

Director: Angelo Cerisara

Production Co. Producer: Tom Ford

Editor: Amzek Vladislav

Post-production Company: No. 8

Post-production producer: Glen Percival

Grade: Tim Smith

Audio Post-production: No. 8

Sound designer: George Castle

Photographer: Sam Gregg

Producer: Sylvie Champenois @ Picture Club

PR Agency: Weber Shandwick USD


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