Today, Müller Yogurt & Desserts continues its successful ‘Rice, Rice Baby’ partnership with footballer Declan Rice, launching an integrated campaign centred around a series of special build billboards and digital assets created by agency of record, VCCP and its content creation studio Girl&Bear.

The out of home campaign ‘Rice + Protein’ is the latest campaign from Müller as the brand continues to push boundaries with its Declan Rice partnership, this time specifically promoting the brand’s Müller Rice Protein range. The campaign builds on the previous Müller Rice campaign and partnership which first launched in November 2022, of which Müller credits as playing a key role in the 9% value growth seen in Müller Rice in the last year*.

The series of out of home billboards aim to land the creative idea that Müller Rice Protein helps power people through everyday scenarios, dramatising its effects as Declan Rice demonstrates super-human strength with tongue-in-cheek hyperbole.

In one execution, Declan Rice lifts a sofa above his head while vacuuming, in another, he accidentally bends a goalpost leaning on it, he’s shown walking his dog and throwing a tree instead of a stick, and in two hero special-build executions, Declan is lifting a 3D car above his head while he retrieves a football from the road.

The campaign aims to target and speak to the unspoken moments in everyday life where protein can play a role: contextualising the benefits of protein in everyday life and landing the message that protein isn’t just a source of fuel and nutrition for active people, but in the case of Müller Rice Protein – it’s a sustaining snack for people simply looking to get the most out of their day, more important this summer than ever before as we head into a ‘Full On’ summer of sport.

The OOH campaign follows on from the recent FRijj OOH posters, which featured a bottle-shaped hole in the centre, to give the illusion that someone has risked it all and embraced ‘the URjj’: grabbing the bottle from the poster, as well as the success of the award-winning Müller Corner out of home builds in 2022, where billboards across the UK were seen to ‘bend’ at the corner.

The campaign is supported by social static and video content across Meta and YouTube also featuring Declan Rice. Additionally, content in fan parks over throughout June and July, consisting of fanpark OOH and idents which will be shown prior to matches, and Müller will sponsor various Acast podcasts.

Find out more on VCCP.