Mr Kipling launches major ‘life is better with cake’ push

Premier Foods brand Mr Kipling has launched a major marketing push that aims to “transform the entire cake category” around the idea that “Life is better with cake”.

Video: Mr Kipling 2014 TV ad


The JWT-created multi-platform campaign launched this weekend and despite using a new creative message, still also retains the long-standing “Exceedingly Good Cakes” strapline.

Earlier this year it was reported that Mr Kipling was poised to drop its near 50-year-old strapline, but it sought to quash the reports with a print ad in March that read “Mr Kipling doesn’t do rumours, but he does make exceedingly good cakes”. 

The latest campaign centres around a TV ad which depicts the story of a boy and his imaginary pink elephant friend, undertaking a ritual before sharing a piece of cake.

The activity will be supported with an experiential event, partnerships with the X Factor and Heart Radio, in-store shopper activity and digital ads.

Matthew Critchley, Premier Foods cake category marketing director, says: “This campaign will really put Mr Kipling back in the hearts and minds of consumers. Life truly is better with cake – and we want the world to experience that delight more often.”

Mr Kipling is one of Premier’s eight core brands receiving a marketing boost this year, after the business revealed recent marketing campaigns increased its share of the ambient food category in 2013.