Clif Bar Launches First National TV Campaign to “Make It Good”
Company’s largest campaign to date is a testament to the power of purpose driven business
EMERYVILLE, Calif. (May 14, 2019) – Today, Clif Bar & Company launched the most significant advertising campaign in its 27-year history, “Make it Good,” which reflects on its trailblazing choices to run a different kind of food company. The campaign leads with a series of quirky commercials including :90 and :30 second anthem spots featuring the CLIF BAR logo’s iconic climber as the lead character. Purposefully designed to break through the clutter of typical food advertising, the ads uniquely illustrate the company’s approach to running a sustainable food company by making intentional choices for the benefit of people and the planet.
“We’ve been unwaveringly optimistic that sustaining our people, communities and the planet is not only good for business but it’s simply better for everyone,” said Gary Erickson, founder and co-CEO of Clif Bar & Co. “By remaining an independent, family and employee-owned organic food company, we can make long-term investments to benefit people and help lessen our footprint on the planet. We hope to inspire others for more positive action in their communities. That’s why ‘Make it Good’ isn’t just a tagline – it’s a call to action.”
The nutrition bar category leader for nearly two decades, Clif Bar credits its sustained success to its pioneering Five Aspirations Business Model, a different way of doing business that doesn’t just focus on one bottom line. Instead, Clif Bar supports five bottom lines that focus on sustaining its business, brands, people, planet and community. In the process, the company has:
Volunteered 137,416 company hours to community service
Donated $49 million in cash and $35 million in food to those in need
“To us, values don’t just live on a conference room wall – they drive every decision we make. We hope that this campaign gets people talking and acting on how their food choices can make a positive impact in the world,” said Kit Crawford, co-CEO of Clif Bar & Co.
Clif Bar worked with Callen on the creative campaign, led by Founder and Chief Creative Officer Craig Allen and directed by Andreas Nilsson. Both partnered on the award-winning Old Spice campaign. Paul Austerberry, an Academy Award-winner for Shape of Water, contributed to the whimsical set designs.
“The CLIF logo character speaks for the first time while cycling through a series of playful vignettes from organic farms to a magical, sustainable bakery with real people making good, organic food,” said Dan Hickle, vice president CLIF brand marketing. “The intent of these ads is to inspire people to ‘Make it Good’ one positive action at a time.”
The ads will first air during the NBA playoffs and the national campaign will extend to live events, cinemas, and across major media outlets through June 2019. People will be able to learn more about the campaign via social media and at summer events across the U.S. To learn more about Clif Bar’s ongoing commitment to ‘Make it Good’ go to www.clifbar.com/make-it-good.
About Clif Bar & Company
Clif Bar & Company crafts nutritious and organic food including the CLIF® BAR® energy bar; CLIF Kid®, Nourishing Kids in Motion® and LUNA®; The Whole Nutrition Bar. Family and employee-owned, the company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community and the planet. For more information on Clif Bar & Company, please visit www.clifbar.com, check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/clifbar and follow us at www.twitter.com/clifbar and www.instagram.com/clifbar.
Whether it’s our food, our planet, or our relationships with our people - we’re on a mission to do one thing and one thing only - make it good.