Anchor and Colenso BBDO have released the next series of videos in the ‘Go Strong’ campaign, this time turning to slam poetry to highlight the benefits of milk and the strength it gives us.
A lobby group for the Australian dairy industry is unhappy with the rise of plant-based milk products, claiming the use of the word ‘milk’ is confusing for customers and trades on the dairy product’s good name. So who’s in the right? And will it impact on the New Zealand industry?
Anchor has released the last in a three-part series of ads via Colenso BBDO and Flying Fish as part of the ‘Must Be Milk’ campaign, which stresses the importance of milk for healthy teeth, muscles and now hair. The latest instalment features a young Kiwi model called Imogen and plays out like a standard shampoo ad before shifting to something quite different.
Milk consumption is declining in a number of developed markets, with the Washington Post stating that the average American drinks 37 percent less milk today than they did in 1970. Similar trends are evident in New Zealand, with the Herald estimating that it has decreased from 139 litres a head a year in 1974 to about 81 litres a head last year. There are a number of reasons for that, including rising prices, a proliferation of other beverage options and one recent study that appeared to turn the received wisdom of milk’s health benefits on its head. But, following on from Fonterra’s Milk in Schools Initiative, Anchor and Colenso BBDO are continuing their mission to get cow juice into the gullets of more New Zealanders by convincing parents that milk helps grow healthy kids.
Back in July, Canada-based Milk West, a dairy partnership consisting of Alberta Milk, BC Dairy Association, Dairy Farmers of Manitoba and SaskMilk, launched a bizarre YouTube-based campaign via DDB that featured a series of characters in a range of awkward situations. When StopPress first covered the story, there were only three episodes loaded onto the Snack Time YouTube channel, but over the last few months an additional six clips have been uploaded. And judging by the number of views, the series seems to be garnering a decent online following.
There’s been a whole heap of chatter about Anchor’s new light-proof bottles over the past few weeks, plenty of it negative. But one month after the first bottle was produced, Fonterra Brands’ group marketing manager Craig Irwin says the innovation is already paying dividends in terms of increased sales and share.
Colenso’s new campaign for Anchor set about breathing some new life into milk—a product that had, as a result of a focus on price, become seen as a something of a commodity—and create a point of difference for the brand. And, as well as a stellar TVC, outdoor and print campaign, Dow Design has had its wicked way with the packaging and given Anchor a new “vibrant, upbeat” look.