Instacart Launches First Brand Advertising Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO — Instacart, the leading online grocery service in North America, has unveiled the company’s first integrated brand advertising campaign – “How Homemade is Made” – inviting people to share love through food and celebrate the moments that only happen at home.

In the campaign, Instacart spotlights the power of meals to bring people together and reinforces the Company’s unique opportunity to help deliver the ingredients that foster joy and inspiration in ways only Instacart can.

Ads will appear on YouTube along with major TV networks ABC, CBS and NBC.

“Just in time for the biggest food and family holiday of the year, we’re proud to unveil “How Homemade is Made,” our first fully integrated brand campaign that captures the love and joy that comes from enjoying a beloved family recipe,” said Fidji Simo, CEO at Instacart. “To date, Instacart’s sweet spot has been unmatched speed and selection, which has served millions of busy customers well as they discovered the time-saving convenience of online grocery. Over the course of the pandemic, many people rediscovered the joy of cooking at home – whether serving up a favorite recipe or trying their hand at a fun new food trend. As we look ahead, Instacart’s opportunity is to partner with grocery retailers to also inspire people across all of their food needs, whether it’s cooking your mom’s short ribs or putting together a quick lunch box for your kids. With this campaign, we hope to remind people that food is more than sustenance; it’s an opportunity for human connection.”

“How Homemade is Made” comes to life in a new film created in partnership with Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P) and directed by award-winning director Ian Pons Jewell, that centers around a message of celebrating the food we make with love and care. The story’s narrative is served up in a fresh, playful way, encouraging viewers to imagine a world where one-of-a-kind family dishes were commercially available. The campaign includes TV commercials — which will run in 60 and 30-second spots through January 2, 2022 — on ABC, CBS, and NBC, online video (YouTube), paid social, influencer marketing (#HowHomemadeIsMade), programmatic advertising, and digital out-of-home (OOH) activations, which will run through the holiday season.

The campaign also comes to life with every dish shown being instantly shoppable with live QR codes that take customers to a shoppable recipe on the Instacart app. In conjunction, Instacart has also refreshed its visual identity, bringing images of craveable, mouth-watering food shared in familiar settings among family and friends into brand creative and the Instacart app.