A Boy Ages 70 Years as He Runs Downstairs to Get His KFC

Latest U.K. Spot from BBH Promotes Fast Feeder's Appeal Through the Ages

Published on May 14, 2014

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In the U.K., KFC continues its new approach to advertising, which kicked off in March with a spot by BBH in which a boy and girl meet on a bus. In a follow-up spot, directed by Pulse Films' thirtytwo, we watch a young boy in 1950s style clothing growing up over a period of several decades as he runs down the stairs of a house. As well as the boy aging, we see changes in the fashion and even the wallpaper with each descent of the staircase. Eventually he reaches the door and answers as an older man and then shares a bucket of KFC with his son (who's bringing it home for dinner) and grandson. The voiceover tells us that families have been enjoying KFC's secret recipe for over 70 years. The nostalgia-fest is cleverly done, yet somewhat reminiscent of Tesco's Christmas spot. Another product-focused spot, for the KFC BLT Quadwrap, shows a group of guys doing a quad bike race on the beach during their lunch break.

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May 14, 2014
BBH London
Creative Team:
Matt Moreland
Creative Team:
Chris Clarke
Creative Director:
Hamish Pinnell
Chris Styring
Production Company:
Pulse Films
Executive Producer:
James Sorton
Shirley O'Connor
Director, Photography:
Florian Hoffmeister
Post Production:
The Mill
Post Producer:
Rachel Stones
Sam Rice Edwards
Edit House:
The Assembly Rooms
Edit Producer:
Polly Kemp
Sound Director:
Wave Studios
Sound Engineer:
Aaron Reynolds
Sound Engineer:
Ed Downham
Sound Engineer:
Dugal MacDiarmid
Sound Producer:
Amber Clayton
Sid Russell

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