KitKat has launched a new campaign, ‘Tech Frustrations’, that channels the winning Have a Break formula that made the brand so iconic.
The new campaign will be made up of long-form and short-form video as well as standalone assets.
The hero video contrasts the old with the new, bringing to life a modern tech problem in a medieval setting in a humorous way that fans familiar with the brand will recognise.
“Password? Have you forgotten? What was your first pet’s middle name? What’s your favourite kind of rock?” asks the guard at the drawbridge. The knight, waiting at the entrance struggles to answer the questions and decides to Have a Break, Have a KitKat, and with a renewed perspective, remembers the password.
The Tech Frustrations campaign is now live and will be seen on TV and Broadcast Video on demand, on digital channels such as YouTube, Meta platforms and TikTok and out of home. It will run until the end of November 2023.
“At KitKat, we’ve been championing breaks for over 85 years, and our new campaign is no exception. In today’s fast-paced world, we all face constant demands to do more and be more, which is why taking a break is more important than ever,” KitKat senior brand manager, Stephanie Scales, said.
“Through this campaign, we want to encourage people to step away from their tech frustrations, take a moment to reflect and reset and come back with a renewed perspective. And of course, what better way to take a break than by indulging in a delicious KitKat bar? So go ahead, Have a Break, Have a KitKat!”
The iconic tagline ‘Have a Break, Have a KitKat’ was coined in 1958 by the advertising agency J Walter Thompson, and today is widely recognised around the world.