Kellogg’s planned to launch ‘Nature’s Pleasure’ - a brand new high-quality muesli cereal. The brief was to create a fun and innovative campaign to run over the summer months that would promote the cereal’s ethos of natural, wholesome, ingredients in a light-hearted way, to increase awareness and drive sales.
In light of a tough economic climate, the concept was to help families enjoy their summer on a budget. The launch of the campaign suggested unique and quirky ways to soak up the summer months– with fun ideas like camping in your own back garden, making garden lanterns out of jam jars or taking part in a family day-out fruit-picking.
Readers were then invited to suggest their own money-saving ways to enjoy nature and the summer months by logging onto a campaign microsite and suggesting their own ideas.
In doing so they were entered into a competition with the chance to win the ultimate breakfast hamper, a family-sized tee-pee or a family day out at ‘Feather Down Farm’.
Kellogg’s were so thrilled with the concept that they decided to run an advertorial campaign in Good Food, olive, and Gardeners’ World magazines from May until September 2009, driving users to the microsite.The Kellogg’s Nature’s Pleasure campaign included a dedicated microsite
A bespoke ad effectiveness study was commissioned to monitor awareness levels and the overall effectiveness of the advertising campaign. A third party research agency oversaw the survey distribution and assisted with analysis.
The campaign included:
- An eight page bound-in to launch the campaign in the June issues of Good Food and olive
- Followed by full page advertorials in the August issues of all three magazines
- A series of 2 page bound-ins in the July issues of all three magazines
- Three display pages in the September issues of all three magazines
- A dedicated microsite
- Online display activity on bbcgoodfood.com
- By the end of the campaign 61% of respondents remembered seeing at least one of the advertorials for Kellogg’s Nature’s Pleasure
- Good Food and olive readers showed an increase in ad recall of 37% and 10% respectively while ad recall on bbcgoodfood.com rose by 20%
- Positive impression of the Kellogg’s brand increased by an average of 71% amongst BBC magazine readers
- Trial of Nature’s Pleasure increased by 140%
- Those who recognised the strap-line ‘Nature now comes in delicious’ increased by 73%
There was also a significant increase in the number of respondents who perceive Kellogg’s as a healthy, ethical fun and trustworthy brand, demonstrating the positive effect of BBC portfolio and the power of transferable brand values.
The online display activity and the microsite was a huge success, with 23,523 users visiting the microsite, generating 34,856 page views.
Finally, around 1 in 4 users also went onto enter the competition, generating 5,177 competition entries for Kellogg’s.
“The BBC advertorial campaign for Nature’s Pleasure really helped us to generate awareness for our new muesli. The launch of Nature’s Pleasure was the first time Kellogg’s had not used television advertising to promote a new product
and therefore we relied heavily on the success of the print advertising. BBC Worldwide was able to deliver a strong campaign for us.”Gareth Lucy, Assistant Communications Manager, Kellogg’s UK