Camp + King Get Shaquille O’Neal Surprises to Fans in New Papa John’s “Better Day” Campaign


By thesanfranciscoegotist / /

Papa John’s, along with Camp + King, have launched its new “Better Day” campaign featuring Board of Directors member and franchisee Shaquille O’Neal. And really, you can’t go wrong with Shaq. 

“I had a blast making these commercials and you’ll see that come through on screen,” said O’Neal. “As a Papa John’s board member and franchisee, I’m invested in the business based on my belief that pizza is fun and it brings us all together. The 120,000 team members all over the world make the company what it is, so it was important to help bring that message through in the ads.”

“Shaquille has a dynamic presence and sharp business sense. We wanted him to take the wheel in these ads and show it truly is a better day at Papa John’s,” said Karlin Linhardt, Papa John’s global chief marketing officer. “You’ll see in the commercials Shaquille being Shaquille – visiting team members at Papa John’s restaurants, showing off his charisma, embodying the changes so pervasive across Papa John’s.”

The “Better Day” campaign was directed by filmmaker Amir Farhang with Hungry Man Productions.

Camp + King

Chief Executive Office & Partner: Jamie King

Chief Creative Officer & Partner: Roger Camp

Creative Director, Junior Partner:  Rikesh Lal

Creative Director, Junior Partner: Jesse Dillow

Senior Art Director: Melissa Macarian

Senior Copywriter: Rick Morrison

Copywriter: Evan Burton

Director of Production, Junior Partner:  Stacy McClain

Executive Producer: Garrett DeLorm

Managing Director – Chicago, Junior Partner: Kristin Barbour

Brand Director: Melissa Stavish

Brand Supervisor: Helen Oddone

Assistant Brand Manager: Rachel Feigelman

Director of Strategy, Junior Partner: David Morrissey

Senior Strategist: Paige Robertson

Designer:  Joey Faccio

Director of Print Production: Amy Guzman


Production Company: Hungry Man

Director: Amir Farhang

Managing Partner/Executive Producer: Kevin Byrne

Managing Partner/Executive Producer: Mino Jarjoura

Executive Producer/Director of Sales: Kevin Byrne

Executive Producer: Caleb Dewart

Head of Production: Marian Harkness

Producer: Tine Densmore Bell

Production Supervisor: Alexa Brugger


Post-Production:  Cut+Run / Jogger SF

Editor:   Ben McCambridge

Editor:   Max Holste

Executive Producer:   Deanne Mehling

Producer:   Cassandra Guardado

Flame Artist:   Brendan Crockett 

Online Producer:   Caylee Banz


Mix:  One Union Recording

Senior Engineer: Joaby Deal


Color Grade:  Company 3

Senior Colorist – Sean Coleman


Music Supervision: Beta Petrol

Executive Producer: Dayna Turcotte


Producer: CMC Forecast, Dave Suchanek


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