It was a busy weekend for Ad Nut last weekend, with some home improvements and a pizza party for friends from the ad world. It was during a relaxed evening over pizza, that the impressively multi-lingual Ad Nut caught an amusing social media exchange between Pizza Hut and Swedish furniture and furnishings giant Ikea.
While this exchange centred around pizza and furniture (duh!) it was heartening to see these brands use this opportunity to have some fun, rather than descend into a needless social media spat. The campaign by Ogilvy Hong Kong kicked off last week and saw plenty of fun and pizza and furniture chatter all around.
Ad Nut noted how Ikea, the maker of plain, functional and very Swedish house stuff (yes Ad Nut is a longtime fan of the SÄVA range) had collaborated with Pizza Hut Hong Kong to devise a new pizza. What excited Ad Nut? This pizza has Ikea's iconic meatballs as a topping and includes the SÄVA flat-pack furniture (which even comes in its own giant pizza box) for use as a table for friends to enjoy their Pizza Hut Ikea pizza.
Ad Nut has to agree with both Wendy Leung, marketing director for Pizza Hut Hong Kong, and John Koay, executive creative director at Ogilvy Hong Kong, who stressed the fun these brands were having, while profiting from this innovation. “This campaign shows the playful side of Pizza Hut, and that our credentials can move beyond the kitchen into new and interesting collaborations with other brands,” Leung said in a statement.
Pizza lovers, meanwhile, have gobbled up this new innovation, with 67% more units sold than projected in the first three days. Ad Nut is scampering off to get seconds while the offer lasts.
Ad Nut doesn't need the human-sized table though; the ones that come in the actual pizza boxes are just the right size for Ad Nut's old oak tree.
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