Five brilliant breakfast brand activations

Oatly hosted consumers at its Break-fest event in Brixton
Oatly hosted consumers at its Break-fest event in Brixton

With two breakfast-themed experiences planned for next week, we look back on the events that targeted the early risers amongst us.

Oatly's Break-fest

When: October 2014

Swedish Health drink brand Oatly worked with Slice to create a one-day festival in Brixton, London last October, designed to be the experiential 'hero piece' among the brand's wider UK marketing campaign.

The event featured a breakfast-themed snack bar, a 'lie-in lounge' complete with full-sized beds and a music stage where Swedish acts performed alongside Kyla La Grange. There was also a Kaninhop derby - the Swedish sport of rabbit show-jumping.

Quaker Oats' Feed the Future campaign

When: January 2015

Carol Vorderman surprised a school in Peckham, London, in January with a morning maths lesson, launching Quaker Oats' new campaign with charity Magic Breakfast.

The TV presenter and mathematician led an interactive session at Rye Oak Primary School. She quizzed the children with nutrition-based maths questions as two teams raced around a giant obstacle course solving numerical questions.

Kelloggs' spoon-bending with Uri Geller

When: January 2015

Cereal brand Kellogg's hosted a breakfast event in January to celebrate its new partnership with illusionist Uri Geller. Hosted in Westfield London, the event saw Geller teach members of the public the art of thumbprint-melting utensil-distortion, before he bent his one millionth spoon, given to him by Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.

The event also featured the unveiling of the 'Throne of Spoons', a custom-designed chair constructed from 2,000 spoons, which took Geller and the Kellogg's design team two months to build.

Weetabix's Ultimate Sports Day

When: July 2014

The Weetabix Ultimate Sports Day took place last July and was attended by 400 competition winners aged between six and 11 years old. Agencies RPM and BBH were delivered a brief to get children active, encourage them to eat a nutritious, healthy breakfast and to have recurring interactions with the brand.

The event gave primary school children the chance to meet Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah and become mini Olympians for the day by entering an on-pack competition and submitting designs for their ultimate obstacle course. RPM created mini starting blocks, gold spoons in display cases, chalk bowls for the javelin and digital 'Weetabix Record Boards' to showcase highest scores.

Tropicana's sunrise

When: January 2012

Juice brand Tropicana aimed to brighten up London two hours before sunrise in 2012 by erecting a 200sqm glowing sun above Trafalgar Square. Passers-by could watch the sunrise from Tropicana deckchairs with branded sunglasses and blankets, and were encouraged to take the best snaps from designated 'perfect photo points' around the square.

The sun glowed periodically throughout the day and set again 7.33pm. Brand ambassadors handed out more than 35,000 cartons and bottles of Tropicana as part of the activation.

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