Kit-Kat's 'Have a break. Have a Kit-Kat.' is one of the most famous and longstanding advertising slogans in the business, known and quoted by millions globally. And a new (unofficial) ad has been created, which plays on that sentiment by bringing it into the current world of work. It's so topical, it hurts.
Designed as part of a Twitter challenge, the ad shows a daily schedule, totally consumed by Zoom meetings, with a Kit-Kat duo blocking out two slots in the middle, at 3pm. It's simple, relevant and completely on-brand. In fact, it's so clever, many are praising Kit-Kat itself for the genius, before realising it actually has nothing to do with the brand, officially. Want to make your own? Try these Photoshop tutorials.
Created by Sam Hennig (opens in new tab) for the One Minute Briefs (opens in new tab) Twitter account, the ad has garnered unprecedented attention, amassing tens of thousands of likes, praise from top-level design leaders and marketers. It's even attracted the attention of Zoom and Kit-Kat themselves.
Guilty of eating KitKat between breaks too though.February 15, 2021
Some naysayers have cynically criticised the concept for being an ad that's situated outside during a pandemic, when apparently no-one will see it. But the One Minute Briefs account had an apt response for this point of view.
Funniest thing I've seen about this ad today is amongst the tens of thousands of likes and comments...a select few have said... "but it's outdoor so no one will see it or talk about it" WHILST looking at it and talking about it 😂 pic.twitter.com/wwrpKqKsd7February 15, 2021
The only issue we take is with the idea it could take an hour to eat a Kit-Kat. We guarantee ours would be inhaled within 30 seconds. Or maybe we could spend the whole hour mainlining Kit-Kats back to back. Sales will be up in no time.
All this attention goes to show how worthwhile it is for creatives to get involved with unofficial design work, to flex their creative muscles and show off their talents to the world. Want to explore more ingenious adverts? Our roundup of the best print adverts ever is great inspiration.