PEDIGREE® brand Mars Petcare launches campaign for small dogs with heroic personalities

PEDIGREE® brand Mars Petcare launches campaign for small dogs with heroic personalities

A campaign by BBDO NY

PEDIGREE® brand Mars Petcare has released a digital comic book that highlights the big personalities of small dogs. 

The comic book, entitled "The League of Hero-ish Small Dogs," features a group of small dog friends who each have their own "hero-ish" qualities that they use to save the day.

"Anyone who has met a small dog knows that their personalities are not proportionate to their size,"said Craig Neely, vice president of marketing at Mars Petcare."Whether they think they're rescuing their human from the 'evil' mailman or hypnotizing them with their puppy-dog eyes, all small dogs have this superhero complex, which we've aptly named 'hero-ish.' The PEDIGREE brand's new comic book celebrates those hero-ish qualities that we love about our little furry friends."

"The League of Hero-ish Small Dogs" is made up of some fan-favorite pups, including Coco and Cici the Maltese, Bertie the Pomeranian, Maya the Mini Dachshund and Ducky the Yorkie. In the comic book, Coco and Cici's parents are leaving the house without them, so the pups use their hero-ish skills to help get their friends in the car with their humans where they belong…or so they think.

With the release of the comic book, the PEDIGREE brand is also kicking off the Hero-ish Small Dog Contest, where dog owners across the country can share the superpowers their small dogs think they have for a chance to have their pups featured in the next edition of "The League of Hero-ish Small Dogs" comic book. The contest is open for entries now through March 26, 2021.


CCO Worldwide: David Lubars
CCO North America: Greg Hahn
Executive Creative Director: Peter Kain
Executive Creative Director: Gianfranco Arena
Creative Director / Art Director: Carolyn Davis
Creative Director / Copywriter: Matthew Page
Director of Integrated Production: David Rolfe
Executive Producer: Amy Wertheimer
Integrated Executive Producer: Kate Young
Senior Producer: Danielle Amico
Integrated Producer: (Snap lens) Philip Peker
Planning Director: Karin Santiago
Comms Planning Director: Brian Brydon
Snr Account Director: Sally Nathans
Account Director: Elizabeth Maini
Account Manager: Isabel Pluck
Account Executive: Chelsea Berk

Production Company: Caviar
Director: Benjamin Mège
DP: Giles Dunning
Line Producer: Rebecca Donaghe
Editorial: Loom
Editor: Sean U’ren
Animation: Titmouse Inc.
Executive Producer: Chris Prynoski and Ben Kalina
Creative Director / Ink & Color: Simón Wilches-Castro
Producer: Will Feng
Comic Book Illustration: Mark Pacella
Color Assistant: Carl Aspuria
Letters: Dezi Senty
Snapchat Lens Developer: Snap Inc.
Creative Producer: Taylor Donaldson, Victoria Kao
Sound: LimeBeat
Music: Randy Lee, Aaron Paul Low
Sound Design: Mattias Murhagen

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