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Knorr, Vizeum celebrate ‘Home Dining Day’ with consumers

Knorr, along with its agency Vizeum is encouraging its viewers to celebrate ‘Home Dining Day’ with a video that garnered close to 1.5 million views, 25,000 Likes and 25,000 Shares, as well as generated more than 1,000 conversations and 80 media coverage in less than two weeks.

‘Home Dining Day’, part of Knorr’s branding campaign, includes an 8-minute teaser aimed to encourage people, especially the younger generation, to dine at home with the reminder that there is no greater taste than a mother’s cooking. A simple taste of home.

Knorr’s ‘Home Dining Day’ video follows a mother and son as they each share their personal sentiments on what a home-cooked meal means to them: the son, Clarence, speaks longingly about his mother’s cooking, but has been having progressively fewer and fewer dinners at home due to work or friends.

Clarence is then surprised with a home-cooked meal cooked by his mother as he watches a recording of his mother describe her love when she cooks for her son.

The video culminates, when the teary-eyed host herself – who was watching enviously and reminiscing her own family dinners, broke down into tears when the production crew surprised and presented her with her grandmother’s signature dishes – at this point the viewer is also invariably reminded of his own childhood memories and connects with the video.

Josephine Chan, Group Product Manager (Foods, Refreshment and Homecare), Unilever Hong Kong, said, “The video underscores the importance and intrinsic value of family love, where a simple taste of ‘home’ can instantly bring back comforting memories of family togetherness. As a No.1 brand in Bouillon, we are to bring flavour to people’s lives, and ensure nutritious and delicious food is within everyone’s reach. Hence we encourage our consumers to have home dinner with their families, in order to have nutritious food, and to help donate to the needy in Hong Kong via purchase. Our work with Vizeum has produced a memorable campaign with great results and has touched the hearts of people around Hong Kong.”

Pauline Chu, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network, Hong Kong, said, “In this day and age of increased mobility and technology we have become ever the more isolated. We wanted to create a day – and not just a campaign, to remind ourselves to celebrate ‘Home’ amidst the hustle and bustle. We’re delighted it resonated so strongly with people here in Hong Kong.”

Vizeum and Knorr have marked October 10 to be the official ‘Home Dining Day’, where transactions with any Knorr products in Wellcome and ParknShop in HK, Unilever HK Limited will donate a total of 10,000 meals to local food bank, Feeding Hong Kong.

Noor Fathima Warsia

A veteran journalist in the Indian marketing, media and advertising fraternity, Noor Fathima Warsia took on the role of Group Editor -– APAC for Digital Market Asia in May 2013. Noor has focussed on tracking trends and developments in the Indian media industry.