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‘Set them free with Dairylea’ - new brand campaign from VCCP celebrates letting kids be kids

Dairylea returns with a brand campaign that champions childhood in its purest form, in debut work from VCCP

By creative salon

It focuses on the small wonder of moments when kids have a little bit of time to themselves, especially with a small triangle of cheese wrapped in silver foil in hand. The integrated ‘Set them free with Dairylea’ offers parents a glimpse into the curious eyes of kids.

The campaign will run for two months from today (19th August) and launches with a hero 40-second film inspired by the curiosity and adventurousness of kids when left to their own devices. Directed by Thirty Two, the film playfully captures two young girls hanging upside down from a small goal post and pondering over what happens to their Dairylea triangle when eaten the wrong way around.

Catharine Young, Associate Marketing Director Meals UK & I at Mondelēz International said: “The last 18 months have been unprecedented, especially for kids. School, playtime, and adventures to the park have all been disrupted. Now, as the world begins to open up again and kids can get back outside, this bold campaign encourages us all to give kids a little space and see the wonderful things that can happen. Dairylea is made for adventurous moments. It’s a little triangle of cheese that kids can take anywhere, and eat any way they please. A little bit of independence wrapped up in silver foil.”

Caroline Rawlings, Creative Director at VCCP London added: “There’s something brilliantly nostalgic about Dairylea. Its size - just right to be taken anywhere by little hands or pockets, its shiny, crinkly foil, it's squishyness. It’s like the best bits of childhood. Simple, innocent, unassuming, and all the better for it. We wanted to create a campaign that championed a childhood where kids are free to experience those precious little moments that, to a parent might feel like nothing, but to a child are everything. A positioning where Dairylea could encourage giving children enough independence to use their imaginations or find their own boundaries. To make mistakes and learn from them. To answer their own questions with answers that are far better than the truth. All with a little bit of cheese in hand to keep them going.”


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