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Müller FRijj bottle grabbed by passers-by who 'Feel the URjj’

The special-build OOH billboards from VCCP London aim to give the illusion that someone has grabbed the bottle from the poster

By Creative Salon

Featuring a range of special build billboards, Müller milkshake brand FRijj has released its first new ad campaign in eight years, created by VCCP London, as it significantly invests in a major brand refresh.

The campaign aims to dramatise what happens when the nation feels ‘the URjj’, playing FRijj’s distinctive tagline ‘Feel the URjj’ - a line that has been in place for nearly 10 years.

A series of distinctive special-build OOH billboards sit at the heart of the campaign. Each aims to bring to life the power of ‘the URjj’.

It follows on from the success of the award-winning Müller Corner out of home builds in 2022, where billboards across the UK were seen to ‘bend’ in the corner.

Each OOH site has a FRijj bottle-shaped hole in the centre, to give the illusion that someone has risked it all and embraced ‘the URjj’: grabbing the bottle from the poster. The special-build OOH sites each come with a cautionary disclaimer: ‘Warning: contains thick and creamy milkshake’.

The special-build billboards can be seen in four locations across London and Birmingham. Additional OOH sites across the country will display posters that feature the recognisable cow print pattern and advises caution due to FRijj’s delicious taste: ‘Warning: this ad may cause the URjj’.

The campaign will also run across radio and social. Across both formats, executions dramatise the moment when ‘the URjj strikes’ - often when you least expect it. In radio, there are two different comical scenarios in which ‘the URjj’ has struck at an inopportune time: one of which is during a first date, the other during a wedding. In the social executions, disclaimers advising caution and pixelated visuals are used to demonstrate the irresistible power of the URjj.

This campaign builds on FRijj’s ‘Feel the URjj’ platform, which encourages the nation to risk it all, act on impulses and feel the URjj. It aims to encourage consumers to take a moment to feel, not think - and enjoy a cheeky milkshake.

It follows Müller’s recent multi-million pound Masterbrand TV campaign, ‘Love every bit’, which launched in July. Müller also recently redesigned its branded packaging and tapped into the ‘nowstalgia’ trend with Magic Eye Inc® executions to drive awareness of its new Müller Corner Originals range.

Colin McKean and Emma Houlston, creative directors at VCCP London says: “You know when you start thinking about having a milkshake and suddenly the only thing you can think about is milkshake? Well, that’s an URjj. There’s no point resisting it. Just give in. Go and get yourself a thick, creamy Müller FRijj. What could possibly go wrong? Well, in our new campaign, consequences include romantic disappointment and familial estrangement. It’s been an absolute hoot making this new FRijj work. Keep your ears peeled for the radio and look out for our herd of cow-print posters in the wild.”

Marketa Kristlova, brand equity lead at Müller adds: “This new campaign dramatises the moment ‘the URijj’ strikes, showing just how strong the power of ‘the URjj’ truly is. ‘Embrace the URjj’ aims to encourage the nation to act on their impulses and enjoy a FRijj milkshake.

The move marks the latest campaign as Müller continues to significantly invest in a major brand refresh. Following the award-winning Müller Corner out-of-home-series and Müller Rice’s Declan Rice partnership, we unveiled a new multimillion pound Masterbrand TV campaign, redesigned its branded packaging and tapped into the ‘nowstalgia’ trend with Magic Eye Inc executions to drive awareness of its new Müller Corner Originals range. All in effort to grow Müller brand and create smiles on people’s faces.”

The campaign will run from the 6 May until 23 June, with media planning and buying led by EssenceMediacom and PR managed by Ogilvy PR & Influence.


Campaign title: FRijj - Embrace the URjj

Client: Müller FRijj

Innovation and drinks lead: Rebecca Spellman

Brand equity lead: Markéta Kristlová

Brand manager: Natasha Carr

Brand manager - equity: Maiya Patel

Intern - drinks: Mia Evans

Advertising agency: VCCP

Creative directors: Colin McKean & Emma Houlston

Associate creative director: Stephen Misir

Business director: Nick van Buuren

Account director: Sophia Abdo

Account coordinator: Emma Harpin

Chief strategic officer: Max Keane

Senior planner: Luke Stockil

Agency AV producer: Vanessa Troop

Agency creative producer: Ariana Balsaras

Associate project director: Anish Kotecha

Media buying agency: EssenceMediacom

Audio post-production company: Jungle

Sound engineer: Sean Mahoney

PR & social: Ogilvy

Artlab: Liam Leal and Sam Weight

Girl&Bear design: Ayesha Handy

Digital OOH design: Bernadette

DOOH animator: Ivan Huri

DOOH design director: Gilles Bestley

Retouchers: Stanley’s Retouching


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