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Special Project
From the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

Kraft Mayo: Kraft Mayodorsement

Finalist in User-Generated Content


As the brand that supports Mayo Lovers, we wanted to celebrate the biggest mayo lover with a Mayodorsement. We released a hype film, calling for Mayo lovers to enter to win the Mayodorsement by sharing their Mayo love on social. As a brand all about reveling in our individuality, we were delighted by the broad range of unique entries; from rap songs to love poems to mayo-inspired workout routines.

Strategy and Execution

Mayo is sometimes described as “boring” or “subtle," and yet people have surprisingly strong, polarizing opinions about it. Because of this, mayo lovers have been frequently shamed for their condiment preference.

Kraft Real Mayo is all about standing up for these pro-mayo people, who unabashedly enjoy their velvety smooth mayo, no matter what others say. So while keeping a pulse on mayo culture and conversation, when we noticed an uncanny amount of unexpected mayo behavior at sporting events, we looked into it further. We found a man, overtly showing off his mayo love in public, consuming an entire gallon of Kraft Real Mayo during Redbirds baseball games.

Inspired by such authentic, audacious mayo behavior, we wanted to shed a spotlight on more mayo fans like him, by building a platform where they can demonstrate their love for mayo. Featuring Mayo Man as the spokesperson, we unleashed #KraftMayodorsement, a UGC contest encouraging people to prove how much they love mayo by creating and posting mayo-ful content on Instagram and Twitter… All for the glory of becoming the next Mayodorsement with a $10,000 signing bonus, a custom jar of Kraft Real Mayo with their face on it, and be part of a local media campaign that announces the new Mayodorsement deal.

Within ten days, we had hundreds of unique submissions ranging from rap songs and music videos to mayo wellness, marriage proposals and even mayo magic. The mayo love overflowed. But only one could be crowned the winner. So we created a bracket-style vote on social dubbed Kraft Mayo Draft for mayo fans everywhere to vote for the next Mayodorsement.

In addition to entry submissions, the campaign resulted in 203K earned impressions and 286% growth in followers for the brand’s key social channels. Needless to say, this campaign was just one of the tangible ways we’ve helped demonstrate Kraft Real Mayo is the mayo of mayonnaise (for mayo lovers everywhere).


The program surpassed all KPIs and spread a whole lot of mayo love. As one of the first few brand acts with Kraft Real Mayo's new repositioning, the outpouring of submissions and engagement from fans reinforced our purpose to stand alongside those who revel in their individuality, especially when that means loving mayo. It also validated that our new brand message resonated with our new Carefree Millennial consumer target.


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Entrant Company / Organization Name

Wieden+Kennedy New York, Kraft Heinz