Pedigree Mars Petcare

Adoptable (case study)

Agencies: Colenso BBDO BBDO


Pedigree has unveiled 'Adoptable', an innovative AI-driven initiative developed with Colenso BBDO and Nexus Studios, revolutionizing how shelter dogs feature in global advertising. This groundbreaking technology transforms basic shelter dog photos into high-quality studio images, seamlessly integrating them into any Pedigree digital ad. This move not only promotes Pedigree products but also shines a spotlight on adoptable dogs, amplifying efforts to tackle dog homelessness worldwide.

With an estimated 12 million dogs in shelters globally, Pedigree’s longstanding commitment to adoption gains unprecedented scale through Adoptable. The AI model ensures each dog’s photo is digitally rendered for versatility across various media formats, from CGI rigs to real-time adjustments based on adoption status. Once a featured dog finds a home, it is swiftly removed from advertising circulation, reinforcing Pedigree’s impact in driving adoption rates.

Simon Vicars, Chief Creative Officer at Colenso BBDO, underscores the initiative’s transformative potential within commercial realities, merging sales objectives with social responsibility. Adoptable not only addresses the visibility of shelter dogs but also enhances adoption prospects by leveraging geo-targeting and First-Party Data to match dogs with suitable households.

Since its launch in New Zealand, Adoptable has achieved remarkable adoption rates, with 50% of featured shelter dogs finding homes within the first two weeks. This success highlights the campaign’s effectiveness in driving traffic to shelter profiles and increasing adoption likelihood among potential pet parents. As Adoptable prepares for global rollout, Pedigree remains committed to leveraging every advertising dollar to support dogs in need of loving homes worldwide.

This professional campaign titled 'Adoptable (case study)' was published in New Zealand in June, 2024. It was created for the brands: Mars Petcare and Pedigree, by ad agencies: BBDO and Colenso BBDO. This Digital, Integrated, and OOH Outdoor media campaign is related to the Pets and Public Interest industries and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted about 1 month ago by LLLLITL.


Client: Pedigree (Mars).
Agency: Colenso BBDO Auckland, New Zealand.
Production Company: Nexus Studios.
Media Agency: Essence Mediacom, Hyper Media.


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