ALPEN CELEBRATES 50TH BIRTHDAY WITH BRAND RELAUNCH

Alpen, the UK’s number one muesli, is celebrating its 50th birthday this June with a major brand relaunch. The £2million investment includes new TV creative, pack design and website as part of its biggest campaign in recent years – ‘Up & Alpen’.

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Returning to TV for the first time in over four years, the charming new ad perfectly showcases the ‘Up & Alpen’ proposition thanks to the help of an energetic alpine ram. The spot, created by BBH London and directed by Birth’s Martin Jalfen, uses humour to outline how Alpen can give everyone the endurance to climb their own personal mountains. It is the first work since Alpen appointed BBH as its creative partner following a competitive pitch process in November.

Alongside the TVC, a social media campaign will run across the brand’s Instagram and Facebook pages, encouraging the UK public to ‘get up, get out there and get to it’ with Alpen. In addition, a refreshed consumer-facing website showcases Alpen’s Swiss roots and contains inspirational recipe ideas.  

The £50 million brand, which can already be found in a fifth of UK households, has also unveiled refreshed packaging celebrating its rich heritage. Rolling out from mid-May,* the pack will feature an eye-catching alpine design, delicious product shots and call out its natural health credentials.

Helena Blincow, Head of Brand, Alpen says: “Here at Alpen, we’ve brought uplifting mornings to adventurous breakfast-loving Brits for 50 years with our delicious portfolio. We have a 31% share of the muesli category and have grown by +4% year on year - that’s why we’re the UK’s original and number one branded muesli!”

“In the last year, 5.6 million UK households have purchased Alpen muesli or bars, and we’re now worth over £50 million annually. As we reach such a big milestone, there couldn’t be a better time to revitalise the brand and accelerate its popularity even further with a substantial investment. 

“Our bold new design and ‘Up & Alpen’ campaign will launch just ahead of traditionally busy summer months for the category, raising awareness of the portfolio and bringing more new and existing customers to the aisle.”

Felipe Guimaraes, Creative Director at BBH, says:

“Expect the unexpected when it comes to the latest Alpen ad. A simple and off the wall idea that demonstrates the energy you harness when having Alpen for breakfast. It's an ad rammed with comedy.”

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Bartle Bogle Hegarty is one of the world’s most famous creative advertising agencies. Founded in 1982 by John Bartle, Nigel Bogle and John Hegarty, the agency has produced campaigns for many of the world’s most illustrious brands. Today, BBH London is a set of complementary creative specialisms, working together to unlock the power of difference for our clients. BBH is part of Publicis Groupe and has offices in London, New York, Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, LA and Stockholm and employs 1000 staff worldwide.