Heinz Kraft

Not Another Pasta Sauce

Agency: Wunderman Thompson Spain


Kraft Heinz launches a new wave of its successful, multi-award-winning campaign for its Heinz Pasta sauces, now #1 brand driving volume growth in the category, continuing to challenge and bring excitement into the category.

08.11.23: Following on from the launch of the Tomato Ketchup Pasta Sauce, which sparked controversy back in September, Heinz launches new wave of their pasta sauce campaign, in partnership with Wunderman Thompson Spain.

When it comes to tomatoes, it has to be Heinz. For over 150 years, Heinz has been producing the world’s best-loved tomato products from the finest Heinz tomatoes. Now, almost two years after the launch Heinz has been named as the #1 brand driving volume growth in the category*, and has been credited with revitalising a dormant category.

The multimedia campaign launched in the UK on 7th November with a hero TV spot, live across streaming platforms and supported by digital, social and out-of-home activity, including the famous Piccadilly Lights.

The campaign drives home Heinz’s ‘Ridiculously Good’ messaging, previously seen in their pasta sauce campaigns, with the brand’s trademark humour, but evolves to take on a more challenging and competitive dimension.

The hero TV spot puts a spin on the typical Italian nonna from pasta commercials, giving her a Heinz touch: in this campaign the nonna lives in an English apartment, plays Mortal Kombat while shouting cooking instructions to her grandson, and cooks only with (obviously) Heinz pasta sauces. The desire to deliberately subvert the traditional Italian category norm began right at the beginning with casting choices, choosing Paola Sebastiani as the lead actress, who, among other roles, has appeared in “L'amico di famiglia” by Paolo Sorrentino.

Across out-of-home and social media, Heinz showcases the ingredients and the main characteristics of its sauces with their trademark humour. Mind-blowing, tempting, fiery, outstanding… the assets highlight the superiority of the various products in the brand's range, always ending up being (you guessed it) Ridiculously Good. And it does so in an iconic and genuine way, using imagery that plays with visual concepts but have been produced without CGI to convey the natural nature of the product. Heinz also plays on the competitive nature of the pasta sauce category, with the headline ‘Not another pasta sauce’, showing a line-up of black and white generic pasta sauces, with Heinz’s pasta sauce standing out in colour.

This professional campaign titled 'Not Another Pasta Sauce' was published in Spain and United Kingdom in November, 2023. It was created for the brands: Heinz and Kraft, by ad agency: Wunderman Thompson Spain. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Food industry and contains 3 media assets. It was submitted 6 months ago.


Brand: Kraft Heinz
Campaign: Not Another Pasta Sauce Kraft Heinz New Ventures:
Managing director New Ventures: Caio Fontenele
Head of platform New Ventures: Alessandra Sega
Senior growth manager New Ventures: Riddhi Shah
Agency: Wunderman Thompson España
Chief client officer: Jose Mª Piera
Chief Creative Officer: David Caballero
Executive Creative Directors: Pipo Virgós, Paco Badia
Creative Director: Gloria Hernández
Art Directors: Marcelo Monzillo, Sergi Boixadera, Carlos Galán, Joan Bogunya
Copywriters: Albert Xifra, Lucía Collera, Guadalupe Cabanillas, Oriol Anglada
Production manager: Susanna Bergés
Strategy Director: Ana Alonso
Account Director: Natàlia Gasulla
Account Executive: Carla Pérez
Production: MARCEL JUANDirector: Marcel Juan
Set designer: Toni Aragón
Photography Assistant: Diego Conti
Photograph: Marcel Juan
Motion design: Cesar Dufolk
Home Economist: Ángela García
Media agency: Carat
Client Manager: India Marlow-Prince
Account Manager: Folajimi Akintola


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