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AUCKLAND, Thursday: One man, a concrete mixer and some nuts are the stars of a stripped-back, handmade, suitably minimal and quirky new campaign from Augusto for NZ peanut butter brand Pic’s.

Founded by Nelson artisan Pic Picot, the brand has grown into a pantry staple since its humble beginnings in 2007 and this, their first integrated marketing campaign, proves that when it comes to making great peanut butter, there’s ‘nutting to it’.

Picot’s foray into peanut butter making was inspired when he discovered a jar he’d purchased was loaded with sugar. Upon calling the jar’s freephone number he was told, “most people prefer it with sugar Sir”.

Determined to make a better butter his journey was born as he made a roaster out of a concrete mixer, bought a benchtop grinder, sourced a tonne of peanuts and got to work.

“The hero film video is captured in a single shot, using the latest in lo-fi, handmade technology.”

Augusto ECD Adam Thompson said: “With two key ingredients and a really simple process, Pic’s aren’t big on overcomplicating their simple (but really good) peanut butter.

“Made with just peanuts and a pinch of sea salt, roasted, blended, then squished into iconic jars. Job done. There’s no need for the advertising to be complex either.”

“Featuring a giant heap of fresh peanuts, a cement mixer, and the man himself, the new work out of Augusto takes a stripped-back, handmade approach across everything.

“The hero film video is captured in a single shot, using the latest in lo-fi, handmade technology. Pic’s iconic branding is then used in a simple graphic style across street posters and lo-fi animations.”

The campaign rolls out across digital, social, OOH, and radio this week.

  • View the hero video below


Client: Pic’s
Head of Marketing: Laura Cahill
Brand Managers: Caroline Holland, Claire Wouters

Agency: Augusto
ECD: Adam Thompson
Copywriter: Tom Davies
Art Director: Tess Saxby
Account Director: Lauren Oxnam
Strategy: Matt Kingston
Head of design: James Davison
Designer: Nina Vasiljevic

Director: James Solomon
DOP: Maria Ines Manchego
Producer: Valentine Tayor
Head of Production: Simone Goulding
Production Manager: Isabelle Graham
Production Coordinator: Lucy Caccioppoli
Post Manager: Zoe Jones
Editors: Connor Farrell, Corbin Dallas
GFX/Animation: Shaun Madgwick
Grade: Mike Carpinter
Sound design: Amy Barber

Media: MBM, Loren Smith & Matt Bale

About Augusto
Augusto is a multidisciplinary creative agency/producer of content, making everything from feature films and docos, to TV shows, ads, and online content. Founded in 2008, the Augusto Group is a tight collection of companies who all have storytelling at their core. The group was built on forming strong partnerships with clients who need a more agile approach to traditional marketing and have a growing demand for smarter, more effective content.

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