New Campaign from wildbean cafe ‘Drives you Cravey’

wildbean cafe has launched a funny new series of films as part of a campaign across Australia and New Zealand via Ogilvy, in a bid to re-engage Kiwis and introduce Aussies to its selection of barista-made coffee and food.

“wildbean cafe is known and loved by kiwis, but less well known on the other side of the Tasman. We had to create a brand platform and campaign to launch the new look and feel that would appeal to both markets,” said Ogilvy NZ ECD Kristal Knight.

So we tapped into the wandering minds of hungry commuters stuck in cars, and what happens when their cravings and imaginations run wild. The gooey cheese and rainbow-sprinkle fantasies of a road-tripper is something we can all relate to, on both sides of the ditch. The only real creative compromise was not featuring onions in the cheese toastie. Turns out the Aussies wouldn’t dream of it. Their loss”.


As part of the brand push, wildbean cafe has also launched a new global brand identity by Designworks (part of Ogilvy NZ),and new store fit outs developed by McCartney Design.

Leigh Taylor, GM Asia Pacific Brand & Communications at bp said: “At bp, our convenience business is an important part of our strategy and one of our key transition growth engines over the next decade. We’re excited to continue building on our strong wildbean cafe brand in New Zealand while we introduce Australia to the new cravey offering.”


The ‘Drives you Cravey’ campaign was developed and produced by teams across Ogilvy ANZ to ensure the work resonates in both markets, and features a distinctive audio approach to add to the dramatic humour portrayed in the work.

Ogilvy Network ANZ Chief Creative Officer Toby Talbot said: “We had a lot of fun creating the Drives You Cravey platform for both sides of the ditch.

The remarkable talents of Alex Roberts at FINCH and the wonderful ‘castrato’ arrangements of Elliott Wheeler at Turning Studios will no doubt create a genuine Pavlovian response for Kiwi and Aussie drivers alike”.

In Australia, ‘Drives you Cravey’ will be seen across TV, OOH, social, VOD, digital, and radio. In New Zealand, where the brand is better known, the campaign will tap into the latent love for wildbean café across OOH, social, VOD, digital and radio, the company said.


Leigh Taylor – GM, Asia Pacific Brand & Communications
Sumi King – Convenience Transformation Lead AsPac
Jennifer Dupen – wildbean cafe Marketing Advisor AsPac

Creative and strategy: Ogilvy Network ANZ

Prod Co: FINCH
Director – Alex Roberts
MD – Corey Esse
Executive Producer – Nick Simkins
Producer – Jimena Murray
DP – Aaron Morton
Post Production – ARC Edit
vfx production – BLOCKHEAD VFX
Sound Design – Liquid Studios
Music – Elliot Wheeler @ Turning Studios
Stills: Photoplay
Photographer – Michael Corridore

Media: Mindshare

Subscribe to our newsletter

and Get more brand in your diet


Read More

Creative Work

subscribe & get more brand in your diet


get more brand in your diet

We never share your info,
we only share ours