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Tribal Worldwide Shows ‘How to Dad’ for Peanut Butter Cheerios

Tribal Worldwide, Toronto has a new Canadian online campaign for Peanut Butter Cheerios illustrating “How to Dad.”

The father in the spot is a welcome departure from the idiotic paternal human punchlines still typical in advertising. He gives a quick, ADD style lecture on fathering while touring his house, after being awoken by his son modeling his new horse mask (which he reacts to remarkably well). The product integration is at times a bit awkward, the word “awesome” appears too many times (including twice in one sentence in the line “Because being a dad is awesome, just like new Peanut Butter Cheerios are awesome,”delivered near the spot’s conclusion) and the ending really takes the goofiness level over the top. Still, it’s nice to see dads represented this way, so we’ll chalk it up as a step in the right direction and a sign that perhaps the idiot dad stereotype is finally on its way out.

The campaign also features a Tumblr with fathering advice for those who want to step up their dad game and a #HowToDad hashtag which the brand hopes will generate discussion amongst paternal consumers. Stick around for credits after the jump.

Credits:

Client: Peanut Butter Cheerios, General Mills
Agency: Tribal Worldwide, Toronto
Creative Director: Josh Stein
Associate Creative Director: Rob Sturch
Copywriters: Rob Sturch, Tracy Wan
Art Director: Amy O’Neill
Agency Producers: Stef Fabich, Bonnie Chung
Account Team: Stephanie Wall, Samantha Murphy
Strategy: Sandra Moretti, Dino Demopoulos
Media Company: Cossette Media
Production Company: Radke Film Group
Director: Michael Clowater
Director of Photography: Andrij Parekh
Line Producer: Gillian Gardner
Postproduction Company: Married to Giants
Editor: Leo Zaharatos
Online Editors: Trevor Corrigan, Preeti Torul
Postproduction Company: Alter Ego
Colorist: Conor Fisher
Audio House: Grayson Matthews
Casting Agency: Jigsaw Casting
Casting Director: Shasta Lutz

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