Deliveroo unveils Christmas campaign from Pablo

'The Ultimate Gift. Great Food’ campaign champions our shared love of great food

By creative salon

Deliveroo has launched its Christmas campaign, built off the insight that as people get older, food during the festive period becomes just as exciting as the presents which excited us as kids.

Written by Charlie Gee and Tian Murphy, creative directors at Pablo, the campaign celebrates those foods that are enjoyed during Christmas, such as the burger ordered after the annual office party or the Indian feast enjoyed as a family on Christmas Eve.

It positions the food as a better gift than any Christmas socks and uses the line: ‘No-one ever said “Did you keep the receipt?” for a bucket of chicken.’

Pablo worked with director Noah Harris through Agile Films with post-production by Coffee & TV and sound by Jungle Studio. The campaign uses mixed media including stop motion and 2D animation alongside photography of the nation’s favourite dishes.

Created by the animation studio behind Isle of Dogs and Fantastic Mr. Fox, the hero 30” spot is accompanied by 10” spots communicating the selection available via Deliveroo across both its core restaurant and new on-demand grocery offerings. Both propositions are supported across TV, OOH, print, radio, social and digital.

Emily Somers, marketing director UKI at Deliveroo said: “At Deliveroo, we think there’s no better time than Christmas to celebrate the gift of great food in all its glory. Just like everyone else in the UK, it’s the time of the year that gets us the most excited about enjoying the food we love, whether it's a pizza in front of a festive film or a bhuna shared around the table with friends & family - it's the ultimate gift."

"After another very unusual year, we’re looking forward to joining the nation in celebrating the gift of great food this Christmas - enjoyed with family and friends. With tens of thousands of restaurants and grocery partners on Deliveroo, we’ll be here to keep giving it all season long."

Dan Watts, executive creative director at Pablo, added: "Christmas. A time to reflect and think of all the joy it brings. Like a double bacon cheeseburger with onion rings. Or perhaps a bucket of crispy chicken thighs. It's been fun working with Deliveroo to recreate that feeling of being a child again at Christmas, not just through the story, but in the physical world. Using intricate miniature sets and tactile stop frame animation, combined with classic 2D cartoon characters, the spot has a sense of playful nostalgia to it, like a toddler stomping through your living room on Christmas Eve."



VP Consumer: Emma Simmonds

Marketing Director UKI: Emily Somers

Global Creative Director: Lorie Jo Trainor Buckingham

Global Head of Brand Marketing: Sophie Headlam

UKI Marketing Planning and Campaigns Director: Poppy Shute

Senior Marketing Manager UKI: Amie Farrell

Marketing Manager UKI: Zoe Howie

Campaign Manager: Natalie Gray

Head of Grocery Marketing UKI: Rhianna Smith

Grocery Marketing Manager UKI: Mayte Gonzalez

Consumer Insight Analyst: Chris Bouloumpasis


Chief Executive Officer: Gareth Mercer

Partner & Head of Planning: Mark Sng

Executive Creative Director: Dan Watts

Creative Directors: Charlie Gee & Tian Murphy

Joint Managing Director: Hannah Penn

Account Director: Jamie Richards

Account Director: Rachel Cann

Account Manager: Holly Harvery

Planning Director: Imali Hettiarachchi

Head of Production: Tom Moxham

Senior Producer: Sophie Hughes

Project Manager: Katie Houghton

Film Production Credits:

Production Company: Agile Films

Exec Producer: Myles Payne

Director: Noah Harris

Producer: Jude Vermeulen

Production Manager: Laura Jenkins

1st Assistant Director: Benji Edwards

Director Of Photography: Tristan Oliver

Art Director/Model Maker: Andy Gent

Food Stylist: Katie Giovanni

Animator: Andy Biddle

Animator: Tony Farquar Smith

Edit House: Work

Editor: Bill Smedley

Edit Assistant: Rain Keene

Edit Producer: Charlie Dalton

VFX Supervisor: Luke Todd

2D Artists: Pedram Razi, Nick Tregenza, Rachel Coley, Kaushik Das Gupta, Carlos Diego, Kongchun Cheung

2D Animation: Danny Boyle

2D Character Design: Claudia Brugnaletti

3D Artists: Dan Ruiz, John Paul-Harney, Amy Heyes, Tom Di Stasio, James Henaghan, Dan Ruiz

Colour: Simona Cristea

Producer: Johnny Fairburn

Sound Production: Jungle Studios

Sound Engineer: Ben Leeves @ Jungle Studios

Music Co: BirdBrain

Music Supervisor: Niall Rogers

Composers: Daan Temmick and Andrew Lawson


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