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Oumph! Human Meat Burger wins Silver at Cannes Lions Festival

The iconic Swedish plant-based food brand Oumph! has won a Silver Brand Experience and Activation Lion at Cannes Lions Festival. Oumph!'s disruptive Plant-based Human Meat campaign was created by LOLA MullenLowe, Madrid and was launched in Sweden last Halloween.

Oumph! is the only plant-based brand winning the category which honours creative brand building through experience and customer engagement. Oumph! was one of 1,919 entries that were received in this category this year by Cannes Lions Awards, the global benchmark for creative excellence.

"I am incredibly proud of this award and the great teamwork behind it! Our mission is to change how people eat, and it is our duty to use creativity as a tool to make this change happen. As a small brand we need to be bold and ready to push some boundaries to break through, and I think this campaign is a good example of us doing just that", says Henrik Åkerman, Global Brand Leader at Oumph!

Tomas Ostiglia, Executive Creative Director at LOLA MullenLowe comments:

“The bravery of launching a risky idea that is 100% on brand is always rewarded. First, for the audience and second, but no least, for the industry. The plant-based category is at its peak, it seems like every day a new brand pops up. And as a small Swedish challenger brand, Oumph! had to convince meat-lovers, vegetarian or not, that their plant-based products can in fact replicate the taste of any meat. A claim most are tired of hearing and even more tired of being disappointed by. And of course, a solution was to make a tasty plant-based human meat burger.”

The winning campaign

On the eve of Halloween 2021 the plant-based food company, Oumph!, invited Stockholmers to a rather unusual event. The curious and fearless get a chance to try the world’s first plant-based burger resembling human meat.*

By creating this special edition burger Oumph! wanted to prove that it is possible to produce plant-based products that taste like any meat and are exciting to try.

Anders ‘Ankan’ Linden, Oumph! Co-founder, Corporate Chef and Head of Innovation comments the Cannes win: "Developing a plant-based burger that tastes of human meat was exciting, and a little bit scary, and then for this campaign to win in Cannes is incredibly exciting! We developed this burger in no time as soon as we knew what taste and texture we were after. This is our ultimate and weird way of showing that it’s possible to create any type of food by using just plants.”

The Oumph! plant-based Human Meat burger contained mostly soya, mushrooms and wheat protein as well as plant-based fats and a mysterious spice mix.

The iconic Swedish plant-based food brand Oumph! has been adding rock’n’roll to plant-based products and meat alternatives since 2015. Their range consists of classic meaty products made of plants, such as meatballs, spareribs, sausages and, the recently launched in the UK and Sweden, döner kebab.

*No humans were injured in the development of this product.

About Oumph!

Oumph! is an award-winning, plant-based brand from Sweden. Since its launch in 2015, Oumph! has become a favourite with a wide audience, including families, millennials, foodies, chefs, meat reducers and fast-food loving flexitarians.

A range of Oumph! products are available across the Nordic countries, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa and Australia.

Previous awards for Oumph! include: 'Food Product of the Year' - Food Matters Live, UK (2019), 'Best Vegan Meat' - PETA UK (2019 and 2021), 'Best Plant-Based Product' and 'Best Streetfood Brand' - World Food Innovation Awards (2019) and 'Best Brand' - World Food Innovation Awards (2021).

About LIVEKINDLY Collective  

LIVEKINDLY Collective was founded on the belief that plant-based alternatives have the power to make the global food system sustainable.  

Its mission is to make plant-based living the new norm.  

As a collective of founders, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the globe, LIVEKINDLY Collective is uniquely positioned to create impact with speed, at scale.     

Through its portfolio of food brands LikeMeat, The Fry Family Food Co., Oumph!, The No Meat Company, and The Dutch Weed Burger, LIVEKINDLY Collective is providing consumers around the world with sustainable, delicious food options.     

LIVEKINDLY Collective has over 500 employees and sells products in more than 40 countries around the world. To learn more, visit www.thelivekindlyco.com  

About Lola

LOLA MullenLowe is the only agency with Latin spirit and global reach. It was ranked among the Top 10 European Agencies of the Decade in the 2020 Cannes Lions Creativity report and was the fourth-most creative agency in the world and first in Europe in the 2019 WARC 100.

For the past six years, it has consistently been an award-winning agency in festivals such as the Effies, Cannes Lions, Clio awards and D&AD, among others. LOLA was named agency of the year in the International El Sol Festival three times in five years and has been chosen among the three Best Agencies to Work for three years running. It leads the creativity and development of global campaigns for Unilever’s Magnum and PG Tips, Bayer International, jewellery brand TOUS, hearing-solutions brand Amplifon/GAES.

LOLA is the lead agency for Bertolli Olive Oil, Plátano de Canarias, Bimbo, Pescanova, Orlando, AXE Spain, YOSOY. LOLA is proud to be Latin and global. Olé around the world!

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  • cannes lions
  • vegan
  • livekindly collective
  • vegan burger
  • marketing award
  • oumph
  • oumph!

About Oumph!

Oumph! is an award-winning, plant-based brand from Sweden. Since its launch in 2015, Oumph! has become a favourite with a wide audience, including families, millennials, foodies, chefs, meat reducers and fast-food loving flexitarians.

A range of Oumph! products are available across the Nordic countries, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa and Australia.

Oumph! is one of the brands of LIVEKINDLY Collective.

Recent awards for Oumph! include:

• Best Vegan Meat, PETA UK 2021

 Best Brand, The World Food Innovation Awards 2021

About LIVEKINDLY Collective

LIVEKINDLY Collective was founded by Blue Horizon Group on the belief that plant-based alternatives have the power to make the global food system sustainable.

Its mission is to make plant-based living the new norm.

As a collective of founders, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the globe, LIVEKINDLY Collective is uniquely positioned to create impact with speed, at scale.

Through its portfolio of food brands LikeMeat, The Fry Family Food Co., Oumph!, No Meat, and The Dutch Weed Burger, LIVEKINDLY Collective is providing consumers around the world with sustainable, delicious food options.

Furthermore, the Company serves as a voice for the plant-based movement, communicating informative, entertaining and inspiring content through its media and lifestyle platform, LIVEKINDLY and @livekindlyco on Instagram. LIVEKINDLY Collective has over 500 employees and sells products in more than 40 countries around the world. To learn more, visit www.thelivekindlyco.com

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