Tesco Recipe

Tesco Initiative Supports Customers to Cook Affordably at Home

The campaign, conceived by BBH Dublin, will produce cooking recipes for 52-weeks to encourage customers to use the supermarket's ingredients

By Creative Salon

Supermarket chain Tesco is to promote its range of produce through the release of its new year-long ‘52 Weeks of Little Helps’ initiative which offers a recipe range featuring ingredients and meals that can be made by people who are not TV chefs.

Created by BBH Dublin, the campaign sees Tesco release a new recipe each week for a year. Each dish is created for families who want convenient, affordable meals, using simple quality ingredients and minimising food waste.

The initiative begins with a manifesto film, directed by Jonathan Gregson and produced by NewLand and Pearson Lyle and followed by a weekly series of recipes, where the food – including many ‘Best of Irish’ products – is the hero. These highlight the fact that every dish is designed for “real people, with real jobs, and real little critics… not just TV chefs”, reminding audiences of how Tesco is a champion of families.

Suzanne Quinn, customer director at Tesco, said: “We are committed to helping our customers, by keeping a laser focus on great value, quality products. With the ‘52 Weeks of Little Helps’ campaign the aim is to bring that further – we’re packaging together shopping lists, recipe methods and example meal pictures to give our customers inspiration to create breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks that will keep the whole family happy!”

It breaks on 30 May across Ireland, running on channels including TV, cinemas, BVOD and to maximise engagement and reach. This includes OOH activity running on strategically located billboards, bus shelter ads and digital screens near Tesco stores, all displaying tantalising images of seasonal recipes accompanied by a call-to-action to visit for all the necessary ingredients.

Print activity, meanwhile, will include QR codes for quick access to recipe details and shopping lists, ensuring that messaging reaches busy commuters and shoppers on the go. This is echoed in store, with Tesco using interactive displays and QR codes leading to recipe ideas and ingredient lists, making it easy for shoppers to gather everything they need.

For social channels, engaging videos will promote the recipes, supported by influencers creating the dishes themselves to prove the ease of cooking and foster UGC.

Jack Walsh and Eva Redmond, creatives at BBH Dublin, said: “Tesco has made a promise to the nation that lives up to its belief that every little helps. All of these recipes can speak to every kind of cook out there. From those who need to get out of their comfort zone to those who need to get into one.


Deputy executive creative director: Felipe Guimaraes

Creative leads: Sam Caren and Aubrey O’Connell

Creatives: Jack Walsh and Eva Redmond

Strategy lead: Simon Gregory

Business lead: Amy Crowe

Account director: Ciara Burke

Account manager: Norah Conlon

Production lead: Evonne O’Rourke

Print producer: Natalie Barnes

Sound studio: Scimitar Sound VO: Marie Ruane

Production company: NewLand

Producer: Trine Pillay

Director: Jonathan Gregson

Food stylist: Sal Henley

Post-production company: Marshall Street Editors, Black Kite Studios, Gabha Studios

Editor: John Mayes c/o Marshall Street Editors

Online: Gabha Studios + Black Kite Studios

Grade: Andrew Francis c/o Gabha Studios and George Kyriacou c/o Black Kite Studios

Sound Studio: Scimitar Sound


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