May the Deals Be With You: Must-see marketing campaigns from this month

May the Deals Be With You: Must-see marketing campaigns from this month

May has bloomed with brilliant marketing ideas, and the Happy Giraffe team is buzzing with excitement to share our top picks!

Just like last month, where we explored captivating campaigns, this month brings a fresh harvest of innovative and inspiring ads.

By dissecting these creative concepts, you’ll gain valuable insights to fuel your own marketing strategies. Understanding what resonates with audiences allows you to stay ahead of the curve and capitalise on new opportunities.

Monzo’s New Campaign: Making Money Feel Fun!

Monzo’s launched a new campaign, “Money Never Felt Like Monzo,” showing how their app transforms financial stress into positive experiences. A 60-second ad uses striking visuals: arguments turn to hugs, broken toilets become fountains. It highlights how Monzo makes managing money feel enjoyable. This is Monzo’s first major campaign in 5 years and aims to attract new users to their growing community of 9 million.


Lidl Launches “Bee-rs” to Help Save the Buzz!

Lidl launched a buzz-worthy campaign for World Bee Day! They created miniature “Bee-r” bottles filled with sugar syrup to give tired bees an energy boost. With over 40% of the bee population in the UK declining, Lidl aims to empower everyone to help. They’re giving away “Bee-rs” online, donating £10,000 to The British Bee Charity for education programs, stocking bee-friendly drinks, and selling bee-friendly plants in stores.


McDonald’s UK Ditches Happy Meal Smiles for Mental Health Awareness

McDonald’s UK swapped Happy Meal smiles for stickers reflecting various emotions during Mental Health Awareness Week. This campaign, aimed at sparking family conversations, comes after research revealed nearly half of UK children feel pressured to be constantly happy. 2.5 million limited-edition boxes featured removable smiles and stickers, along with resources from BBC Children in Need.


Pudsey Bear Goes Bare: Powerful Campaign Raises Awareness of Hidden Youth Mental Health Issues

BBC Children in Need’s “Behind the Bandana” campaign tackles youth mental health. Removing Pudsey Bear’s bandana highlights a 50% rise in young people struggling (in just 3 years!). Despite 93% of parents discussing mental health monthly, a quarter of young people haven’t confided in someone recently. This campaign, with Dr. Alex George (Previous love island contestant) as ambassador, urges open conversations to bridge the gap and get young people the help they need.


McVitie’s Crowns Britain’s First “National Dunking Champion”

McVitie’s celebrated National Biscuit Day with a uniquely British twist: the “National Dunking Championship.” This light-hearted competition transformed the classic pastime of dunking biscuits into a competitive sport. Biscuit enthusiasts nationwide competed in “dunk offs,” vying for the title of champion dunker by strategically submerging their biscuit in a hot beverage for the longest duration without breakage. The victor, crowned after intense rounds, was Londoner Simon Girma with a perfectly dunked Chocolate Hobnob. This playful campaign by McVitie’s not only celebrates their 180-year heritage but also encourages Brits to embrace the joy of dunking and share their own “dunk off” experiences on social media.

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