Honey Bunches of Oats is launching a new 360-degree marketing campaign to encourage fans to rethink the classic cereal, which has two varieties – Honey Roasted and Almond – among the top 10 favorite cereals in America. The new “THIS. IS. EVERYTHING.™” campaign celebrates the multiplicity of the product, from the crispy flakes to the crunchy granola oat clusters and the sweet touch of honey, while emphasizing a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats is greater than the sum of its parts. Multiple touchpoints are being utilized to bring the fully integrated campaign to life in order to engage consumers in person, online, offline and on multiple screens. Across all marketing levers, the work interweaves memes from social media and pop culture references to tell the brand story and allow consumers to play with and make the content their own.
The campaign kicks off with new commercial spots hitting airwaves in August. Two versions of the commercial were created specifically to engage both General and Hispanic audiences. The English-language spots mash-up iconic images with current pop culture memes to relay the timelessness and multi-sensorial experience of the cereal. The Spanish-language spots maintain the style and tone of these ads, but use images centered on cultural nostalgia and family. The ads will air across A+E Networks, Disney, NBCUniversal, Scripps Network Interactive, Turner, Viacom, and Univision Network, amongst others, in both :15 and :30 spots.
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For the first time in the 80-year history of the brand, Wheaties will offer America the opportunity to select the next elite athlete to be featured nationally on the iconic Wheaties box. Kicking off today is the Wheaties NEXT Challenge powered by the leader in Connected Fitness, MapMyFitness. Five world-class athletes from five emerging sports will compete for this honor in an innovative way—by asking their fans to get out and move. Challenge participants will vote for their favorite athlete by logging workouts through the MapMyFitness platform – either manually documenting online, recording through any of the apps (MapMyFitness, MapMyRun, MapMyRide, MapMyWalk) or by connecting any one of the 400+ compatible devices. The Wheaties NEXT Challenge runs through August 31, and the athlete with the most votes via workouts logged will appear on the Wheaties box in early 2015.
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Elite athletes Mikaela Shiffrin (@mikaelashiffrin) and Sage Kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) sped, carved, spiraled and twisted down the mountains of Sochi to earn gold medals and are now being recognized on the iconic Wheaties box. Having captured the world’s attention with their stellar athletic performances, sportsmanship and inspirational stories, Shiffrin and Kotsenburg join the ranks of past champions to earn this coveted honor. The two, limited-edition Wheaties boxes will hit store shelves this spring.
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Celebrating Post Grape-Nuts’ role in Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent up Mt. Everest 60 years ago, the iconic crunchy cereal unveils a new marketing campaign today that encourages consumers to conquer their everyday mountains. Beyond advertising, the campaign engages consumers in the “playgrounds” of active outdoor and fitness enthusiasts – such as ski resorts, state parks and even “Everest-like skyscrapers” – before culminating with celebratory activities on the actual anniversary in May.
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Eight–time Grammy Award–winning megastar Usher and Buzz the Bee, the iconic Honey Nut Cheerios™ character, are using dance to spread the word that being healthy can be fun and delicious. Starting today, the two new friends are asking people to celebrate and share healthy and happy moments, like dancing to Usher’s new single “She Came to Give it to You” and enjoying a heart–healthy breakfast with Honey Nut Cheerios. With health issues like heart disease on the rise, Buzz wants to get people buzzing about the importance of physical activity and healthy food choices as part of a healthy lifestyle.
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Kellogg’s newest superhero on the scene, The Crunchy Nut, saves Americans from boring breakfasts with the help of the Crunchy Truck. Go behind the scenes of the making of the superhero vehicle. Fashioned from a 1995 Chevy Utilimaster the truck features a satellite breakfast bowl equipped with the most advanced GPS technology helping The Crunchy Nut find those in danger of boring breakfasts and a 6-cylinder turbo milk jug boost to transport him to the rescue faster than reheating last night’s leftover pizza.
Morning after morning, countless adults stare morosely at a boring breakfast table. Faced with a humdrum meal and a routine breakfast, they ask themselves if there’s any fun in sight. Who can save their day? Behold, The Crunchy Nut™! No, he can’t leap over tall buildings in a single bound. But he can sweep away boring breakfasts and spread fun with a single bowl – of Kellogg’s® Crunchy Nut™ cereal.
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In celebration of General Mills’ commitment to removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources from all of its cereals, the company is rolling out a three-week open casting call to find one real rabbit to be featured as the honorary face of Trix. Pet bunnies from across the country could be the #RealTrixRabbit and appear on limited run boxes in the winner’s hometown.
From real rabbits to pets in bunny costumes, kids, parents and family members are invited to snap pictures or take videos of their furry friends– and upload them to the www.RealTrixRabbit.com. Applicants can also scope out the competition and follow the journey to find the Real Trix Rabbit by following #RealTrixRabbit on social media from October 19, 2015 to November 8, 2015.
While the iconic Trix Rabbit isn’t going anywhere, Trix is removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources. This means using ingredients like fruit and vegetable juices and spice extracts such as turmeric and annatto to achieve the fun red, yellow, orange and purple colors while delivering the same great taste that adults and children have always enjoyed.
“The search for the honorary Real Trix Rabbit is a family-friendly opportunity to share our excitement with cereal fans as we introduce the new Trix recipe this January,” said Lauren Pradhan, senior marketing manager for General Mills’ Cereal division. “We are excited for families to experience the new Trix recipe as well as the recipes for other cereals and see for themselves that every spoonful will still deliver the great taste, quality and fun that General Mills cereals have always brought to their cereal bowl.”
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Lucky Charms® cereal is commemorating 50 years of magically delicious fun with a 50-day celebration thanking fans young and old for keeping the magic alive all these years. For generations, Lucky Charms cereal has been delighting kids at heart with frosted toasted oats and delicious marshmallow charms, along with the mischief and whimsy of the iconic Lucky the leprechaun.
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For the first time ever in the UK, a gluten-free breakfast cereal will sit alongside other well-known brands in the mainstream cereal aisle, marking a breakthrough in the availability of gluten-free cereal products.
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With nearly 100 days until the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 , Kellogg's® is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of Team USA and introduce the 2018 Team Kellogg's™ roster of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls joining its lineup of storied athletes. The 2018 roster includes figure skater Nathan Chen, snowboarder Kelly Clark, ice hockey player Meghan Duggan and Paralympic snowboarder Mike Schultz.
For the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2018, Kellogg's will continue its celebration of what inspires people to get up each morning, enjoy breakfast and embrace the potential of a new day. Whether you are a student, a parent or an elite athlete, we all awake with an individual reason and answer to the question, “what gets you started?” The drive at the start of each day isn’t always the same, but the routines we form, like eating Kellogg's cereal for breakfast, set us up to accomplish our goals.
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Because one in eight people around the world face food insecurity each day, Kellogg Company and its foundation, the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund, pledged today to provide one-half billion servings of breakfast to children and families who need it most, through its new Breakfasts for Better Days™ initiative. In total, the company will donate 1 billion servings of cereal and snacks in its support of global hunger relief by the end of 2016.
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