The Art of Explosive Flavour

Agency: Art of the Possible


CJ CheilJedang Foods-owned bibigo, Korea’s number one food brand, has unveiled a major new multichannel campaign to launch its Seaweed Snacks range in the UK. The push, “The Art of Explosive Flavour”, was developed in partnership with creative agency Art of the Possible.

As part of bibigo’s broader strategy to become one of the UK’s leading Asian food brands, the campaign introduces its Seaweed Snacks range to UK consumers, aiming to land its key differentiators as a convenient, intense-flavoured Korean snack.

Based on Art of the Possible’s research into consumer tastes, the push seeks to engage with people who want to “up their snack game” and replace more traditional savoury snacks such as crisps with something more exciting. For these consumers, flavour is king, with other factors such as health and provenance coming a distant second.

The new campaign, “The Art of Explosive Flavour”, capitalises on this desire for more innovative, flavourful snack options, dialling into the fact that centuries of care and perfection have gone into Korean cuisine, meaning that it delivers a bigger, better flavour.

The push brings to life the practice and passion have been put into bibigo Seaweed Snacks, dramatising how the second you open the pack and take a bite, the flavour explodes and overtakes you, bringing colour, excitement and intense sensory enjoyment.

This is visualised across various media with an abstract representation of a flavour burst, incorporating elements of Korean design, and bold shapes and colours that convey the rich tapestry of taste delivered by the snack.

With bold illustrations by artist Michael Arnold, the campaign embodies the modern Korean style of the bibigo brand as well as its fun, energetic nature.

A series of film executions depict people enjoying bibigo Seaweed Snacks in a variety of scenarios, including at work, post-sport, and during an evening at home.

In each of these we see an individual going about their mundane day-to-day life, accompanied by muted colours and monotonous sounds. As the central character takes out a Seaweed Snack and bites into it, colours, shapes and ingredients burst forth engulfing the scene and the protagonist, and upbeat music takes over. The main character’s face is overcome with joy.

This professional campaign titled 'The Art of Explosive Flavour' was published in Germany and United Kingdom in October, 2023. It was created for the brand: Bibigo, by ad agency: Art of the Possible. This Digital, Film, and OOH Outdoor media campaign is related to the Confectionery, Snacks and Food industries and contains 2 media assets. It was submitted 6 months ago by Owner: Julia Conroy of Julia Conroy Limited.


Client: CJ CheilJedang Foods

Hank Shin - Head of UK Business
June Lee - Brand Marketing

Creative agency: Art of the Possible

Kat Patterson - Managing Director
Tim Hedges - Creative Director
Sam Ward - Lead Designer
Lucy Salter - Chief Magic Officer
Lorraine Doxey - Head of Paid Social

Media agency: Herd by Many

Matt Leach - Media Strategist


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