Which is THE best Vachon snack cake?

Agency Network: 
October 2019


All Vachon snack cakes are delicious, but surely there’s one that’s better than the rest. To answer this hot-button question, Vachon is inviting Quebecers to settle the issue once and for all in a colourful, light-hearted campaign developed by Cossette, its agency of record. In total, eleven of Vachon’s best-known and best-loved cakes can be voted on, including the fascinating Passion Flakie, the legendary Jos Louis and the oh-so-decadent Ah Caramel! (preferably straight out of the freezer). “The truth is, there’s no debate when it comes to the best Vachon snack cake. Until someone dares to diss your favourite, that is,” said Michel-Alex Lessard, Vice-President, Strategy, at Cossette. “Vachon cakes have always been a part of our lives. They bring back fond memories, and we’ve become attached to our favourite cake in a way that may be considered a bit irrational.” The campaign’s pièce de résistance—a 60-second video in which the question is debated in everyday conversations between co-workers, couples and friends—appears online and on television. “When we start the debate on THE best Vachon, it won’t be over in 15 seconds. It gets people fired up, which is why we needed to use a longer format to bring the concept to life,” added Anne-Claude Chénier, Vice-President, Creative Advertising. Out-of-home signage and social posts are also being leveraged to get Quebecers to vote. People are being urged to support their favourite cake by casting their vote at thebestvachon.ca, by purchasing a box of cakes at the grocery store, or by sharing their pick on social networks. Fact: just two weeks into the campaign, more than 50,000 people had already cast their vote. Later this year, Vachon will crown the world’s best Vachon cake. And in 2020, some 500,000 winning cakes will be given away for free. To demonstrate the magnitude of the prize, Cossette created the first-ever edible wall, offering a thousand Jos Louis to passersby.

Integrated advertisement created by Cossette, Canada for Grupo Bimbo, within the category: Food.

Advertising Agency: Cossette, Montréal, Canada
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