In our honest opinion, it seems that the folks at CP+B are unleashing most of their creative prowess when it comes to work for Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese, following up efforts including “Mac & Jinx” and a Twitter-inspired TV spot with this new one starring formerly homeless voiceover, Ted Williams. This time, the man with the golden voice gets his own mural courtesy of artist Tom Deininger, who constructed a 12X12 “digital macaroni” mural based off of the agency and brand’s “Dinner, Not Art” iPad app. Truth be told, no noodle was wasted in this project in which Kraft has donated 10 edible noodles for every noodle Deininger used. According to the Crispin camp, this finished 126-frame mosaic resulted in nearly 126,000 noodles donated. Peep the “Dinner” hub here.
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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over a year since Ted Williams, the homeless man with the “golden voice,” captured the collective heart of the internet. It’s also nice to see that CP+B and Kraft are still getting some mileage off of the Macaroni and Cheese spokesperson, including Williams in a Valentine’s Day social media campaign aptly titled “The Golden Voice of Love.” With Barry White and Issac Hayes both in the grave, could Williams ascend to the throne as America’s new voice of romance?
“The Golden Voice of Love” is basically the same exact thing as W+K’s award-winning “Responses” campaign for Old Spice. Tweets featuring the #voiceoflove hashtag will be eligible for a reading by Williams through Feb. 14, which will then be posted to Kraft Mac and Cheese’s YouTube page. The main distinction between “The Golden Voice of Love” and “Responses” is the former’s charitable twist. For each tweet featuring the #voiceoflove hashtag, Kraft will donate 100 boxes of Mac and Cheese (up to 100,000 total) to Feeding America, an organization that Williams says is “very near and dear to my heart.”
So, if Isaiah Mustafa ignored your tweets during “Responses,” here’s your second chance to get your social media witticisms read aloud by an Internet celebrity. And, this time around, your tweet is supporting a good cause. Learn more about Feeding America here.
Well, at least Crispin Porter + Bogusky is keeping it real by keeping the VO work of once again-rehabbing Ted Williams intact in this latest round of spots for Kraft Mac & Cheese. This time, the concept is “Noodle Theft” and we here we have “Officer Dan” (though we would’ve preferred this Officer Dan) lecturing some young redhead about stealing. Apparently, a little bogarting of the prepackaged, gooey goodness turns young’uns into the children of the corn. You’ve been warned. Check out the second spot and credits after the jump.
Talk about quick turnaround. Just a day after it was announced that Kraft hired Ted Williams, aka “Golden Voice,” to do VO work on Crispin-created spots for the Mac n’ Cheese line, one of the ads has already been leaked online. Though it technically won’t make its TV debut until Sunday’s Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on ESPN, Popeater has posted what looks and sounds like one of the new spots for Kraft. Seeing as its been all Williams, all week in terms of media coverage, it’s hard not to recognize the man’s admittedly sensational, smooth, baritone delivery.
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