Beef Lovin’ is the Best Lovin’
Who doesn’t love a good steak?
Undeterred by a very busy Valentine’s day period, where social media is particularly saturated with campaigns, we came up with a clever idea that we knew would cut through the noise and beef up Valentine’s day 2018… Beef Lovin’.
Post engagements with content over 6-week campaign
People reached across all channels
Average engagement rate across all channels
“Peperami… it’s a bit of an animal”
Ever since they dragged the Animal character kicking and screaming into our lives back in 1993, Peperami has established itself as one of the most iconic snacks going. From Original and Hot to Firestick and Tex-Mex, Peperami know a thing or two about filling stomachs with sticks of delicious porky perfection. Spider and Peperami have been partners since 2014, and we’ve been cooking up fun, engaging and fully integrated campaigns ever since.
After a successful Spider-aided launch in 2017, Peperami wanted us to drive awareness of Beef, the latest addition to its rapidly growing family of moreish meatheads. They also wanted to convert a new audience to the world of beefy snacking and build upon the fun and positive sentiment already established around Peperami.
Fortunately, we had a helping hand from Beef himself.
Pavan Chandra, Peperami
Valentine’s day is a busy time of year, so our campaign needed to make a bang. Social media insights told us that the content that most resonated with our target demographic was
Enter Beef… and enter Beef Lovin’! Our campaign centered around helping unlucky-in-love young bucks find love around Valentine’s day and positioned Beef as our very own love guru! We went big when spreading Beef’s romantic advice all over social media, creating a Spotify playlist to get users’ meaty mojo going, giving Beef his very own Tinder profile (obviously) and distributing Beefy Bouquets (floral arrangements decked with sticks of Peperami).
We also supported an activation at London’s Westfield shopping
Over the six-week campaign, we:
- Achieved over one million post engagements with Beef Lovin’ social media content
- Reached over 25 million people
- Generated 49.5 million impressions
- Grew the online Peperami community by over 10k followers
- Saw an average engagement rate of 20% engagement across all channels (vs. 2% industry average)
- Saw 95.8% positive or neutral sentiment across all content
And to top it all off, Peperami enjoyed rapid growth 9% ahead of the market. The campaign had a direct impact on sales, which is no mean feat given that no other marketing activity taking place for the brand.
What We Learnt
The perfect marriage of character and tone of voice, as well as a killer idea, contributing to create a campaign that saw genuine cut through at one of the most difficult times of year to do so. Highly engaging content is key on social, and we hit our hard-to-influence target audience with loads of it, branching out in directions we normally wouldn’t and exploring different parts of the digital landscape.
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