The campaign unveils Hartz's fresh brand platform, entitled "unconditional love." It celebrates the shared life – a two-way relationship – between owners and their furry friends by providing brief, authentic glimpses into the challenges and rewards of pet parenthood.
The first wave of creativity brings to life how cats and dogs need all the unconditional love that they can get during the flea & tick season, thanks to the absolute comfort (an often overlooked benefit) of UltraGuard ProMax and plant-based ingredients of Nature’s Shield.
Protection equals freedom outdoors as well as more precious cuddle and snuggle time.
The work marks several milestones, such as the new logo, tagline, and sonic identity for Hartz. It also comes on the heels of the “Deliciously De-Lick-able Delectables” campaign for Delectables wet cat treats and the “#MyOinkiesFace” social media push for the recently rebranded Oinkies dog treats.
The media strategy boasts a robust buy across nationwide digital, social, display, and search channels. Retailers include Amazon, Chewy, and Walmart.
Chief Marketing Officer: Tina LeLay
Senior Director of Marketing: Stacy Kisla
Senior Director of Marketing: Gregg Herman
Senior Manager, Ecommerce Marketing: Kimberly Moran
Brand Manager: Aaron Baumgarten
Assistant Brand Manager: Alexandria Garcia
Founder & Chief Creative Officer: Chuck McBride
Principal & President: Christian Hughes
Senior Art Director: Alexandra Ebright
Senior Art Director: Lexi Lanzi
Senior Copywriter: Taylor Smith
Designer: Hichem Kherbachi
Strategist: Jake Baldridge
Director of Creative Strategy & Head of Social: Viktor Torbjörnsen
Social Media Marketing Manager: Ashley Feminella
Executive Producer: Jason Souter
Head of Media & Communications: Lizzy Ryan
Associate Media Director: Caitlin Delaney
Senior Media Supervisor: Holly McKinzie
Group Account Director: Courtney Griffin
Account Director: Brett Harris
Account Executive: Marc Cruz
Project Manager: Ana Elejalde
Production: Central Films North
Executive Producer: John C. Barreiro
Director: Rodrigo Garcia Saiz
Producer: Maeliosa Tiernan
Editorial: Acreage Editorial
Editor: Crandall Miller
Post / VFX: Warm & Fuzzy
Head of Production: Chris Grey
VFX Supervisor: Elliot Fan
Producer: Andrew Jerez