While December in South Africa is holiday season, January is inevitably broke season. Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’ All elements in their integrated campaign – from the film to the extended online films, the interactive website to social engagement and tactical print – ensured that the entire country was talking about EasyBucks®.
And now, in the next instalment of the campaign, they’ve taken the concept a step further.
Unique to South Africa is the fact that locals still call Chicken Licken®’s biggest competitor ‘Kentucky’. So, they decided to get the home of this competitor talking too, by putting up an EasyBucks® billboard in the last place you’d expect: Kentucky USA. The price of R24.00 was converted into US dollars, translating to a ridiculously low $1,60. And that certainly got Kentucky talking! The team filmed the locals’ reactions to the billboard, the low price and their eagerness to try Chicken Licken®, in order to create an online film. Directed by Joe Public United Film Director, Katlego Baaitse, and produced by Burley Boys Productions, it’s a lovely, entertaining peek into the lives of salt-of-the-earth Kentuckians, and of course, a cheeky poke at the competition. The film goes live on 25th March and is expected to get South Africa talking about EasyBucks® yet again.
Brand: Chicken Licken
Client: Chantal Sombonos van Tonder
Agency: Joe Public United
Group Chief Creative Officer: Pepe Marais
Chief Creative Officer: Xolisa Dyeshana
Creative Director: Assaf Levy
Art Director: Zamani Ngubane
Copywriter: Caroline Bergh
Strategy: Leigh Tayler
Account Management: Amber Mackeurtan, Asbo Ofori-Amanfo
Agency TV Producer: Wendy Botha
Production Company: Burley Boys
Director: Katlego Baaitse
Director of Photography: Barend Stofberg
Executive Producer: Daryl Burley
Production House Producer: Warren Burley
Post-production: Burley Boys
Editor: Barend Stofberg
Colourist: Alex May
Online Operator: Hofmeyr Smit
Audio: Warren Burley