The Restaurant of Imagination


The challenge

Hasbro asked us to launch their new Play-Doh set, The Busy Chef’s Kitchen. A play kitchen designed to create colourful, fun, and imaginative Play-Doh food.

We needed to spark creativity in our young audience and get their parents to see The Busy Chef’s Kitchen as much more than just another toy to clutter their lounge. 

The approach

Insights told us that 80% of parents deal with pre-school picky eaters. But when kids are engaged in the creation of food, fussiness reduces.

Play-Doh, and The Busy Chef’s Kitchen, could be the secret weapon they are looking for. Capturing young imaginations, building an interest in ‘food creation’ and providing parents and caregivers with a stress-free mealtime. 

The solution

Introducing The Restaurant of Imagination.

An experiential and content-led campaign that turned mundane mealtimes into magical adventures. We invited families to create imaginary Play-Doh meals using the new Busy Chef’s Kitchen Playset, which then transformed into real-life meals for the whole family blue spaghetti and heart-shaped pizzas included! 

The impact

We collaborated with key media outlets, such as Time Out, Metro and The Daily Express, and popular parenting influencers like Fun Dad Dean, Gabriel Sey and My Kinda Mum to amplify the experience and extend coverage.

Our multi-layered approach ensured a sold-out experiential event and content that reached millions of engaged parents. 

The results


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SOV increase


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story impressions on 29 influencer posts