It takes real bravery to eat the things that have never been eaten before. But sometime, somewhere, someone was the first person to eat every delicious morsel we take for granted today. And Hellmann’s believes these brave food pioneers deserve a bit of recognition.
We created double-page print ads which launched during the Easter weekend in the Observer Magazine, Guardian Weekend, and Saturday Express, celebrating the first people to eat prawns, mushrooms, and squid. These were followed by a series of 60s radio spots, performed by veteran actor and comedian Nigel Planer.
Global ECD for Unilever at Ogilvy, Dede Laurentino, commented about the work: "It’s one of those things we’ve all talked about at the pub. You look at a prawn or something, and wonder ‘what weirdo first ate one of these funny-looking things?’ We wanted to pay tribute to that weirdo. And everyone else who first put great-tasting food on the menu.”