Dine promises more face-to-face time with your furry friend in latest campaign via Colenso BBDO

DINE Creamy Treats PR Hero1 (1).jpgDine has launched a new product backed by a global through-the-line campaign from Colenso BBDO.

Cat owners love their cats unreservedly. It's a deep and special bond that, let's face it, can often be a little one sided. Dine understands the key to this emotional bargaining is food -  gorgeous food, designed to satisfy their particular feline senses. The truth is, we humans are powerless to resist their tactics to get Dine in their bowls. But luckily, it goes both ways.

Dine Creamy Treats are single-serve sachets designed for you to hand-feed to your cat, and in doing so, win some quality time face-to-face with your furry friend.

Prior to launch, a social competition highlights and seeds the problem by asking cat-lovers to share photos of their cat's shunning style in action. The aim - to find New Zealand's snobbiest cat. The chosen cat (and its owner) will win an original portrait by kiwi artist, Otis Frizzell, with the help of Dine Creamy Treats, they'll have their new-found love immortalised.

Post launch, the problem is resolved by a heart-warming film, telling the story of a man whose world begins to fall apart when he realises he's never seen his beloved cat's face. The film lands on TV as a 30" and 15", and online as a 60" and 6" bumpers.

Supported by OOH, print, digital and an innovative sampling approach - Cat Scanner. A mobile web app that uses cutting-edge in-camera object-detection to pioneer something called Non-Face-Recognition. Owners can simply photograph their cat using www.catscanner.co.nz and, thanks to machine learning, the app can tell whether you're getting the cold shoulder. Designed to help those cat owners in desperate need of some face-to-face time, sorting them out with a voucher for free Dine Creamy Treats.

The Dine Creamy Treats campaign has been developed and produced by Colenso BBDO in New Zealand, but will be launching in many other markets including the UK, Europe, Australia and China.

Agency: Colenso BBDO
Director: Adam Stevens


Dan said:


It's official said:

Making a good ad is beyond Colenso. They honestly haven't made one in years. This needed a full 60 seconds, did it? Hardly. I was bored at 15''. The end was utterly predictable. This is definitely an agency struggling with purpose, and ideas., and execution, and overly complicated business models, and clients consequently pitching out their business, and....

Why would you bother? said:

Is this a joke? How many people are that engaged with cat food? Seriously another bullshit awards case study and pats on the back – for what in reality is over-engineered nonsense.

Awesome said:

Well I thought it was really funny and cool.

qt3.14 said:

Thought the TV ad was great.

Don't think it should be more than a TV ad, though.

A said:

"A mobile web app that uses cutting-edge in-camera object-detection to pioneer something called Non-Face-Recognition"


Just no.

er said:

as a cat owner, this actually doesn't resonate at all. Sorry.

Hot Takes said:

This is a simple, fun ad.

Commenters, post your most recent work here so we can judge it.
Any takers? I'll wait...

Ian said:

This is great, fuck the haters.
Nice one, Dave Wood.

Cats are jerks said:

As a cat owner, I love this. So true. Cats can be jerks.

Stunning ad said:

Beautifully executed. I love the idea and I think it totally works playing into the cat stereotype of them being so meh about their owners. I can't relate as my cat is like a dog and loves affection and face to face contact BUT I think its funny to play on the insight that food means love when it comes to cats. Love it.

George said:

Well done for getting it up. CREAMY TREATS

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