Beef campaigns

"You're Better on Beef" - Summer 2017

MLA data continues to show that 1 in 3 Australian women are not getting enough iron from their diet. While long-term brand tracking shows our consistent messaging on the nutritional front (particularly around iron) is delivering improved metrics, MLA’s consumer research also shows Australians do not perceive Beef to be quick and easy to prepare. Therefore, the challenge remains to demonstrate Beef’s credentials at a very practical level by reinforcing its role in the mid-week family meal.

Despite a highly successful campaign promoting the benefits of iron from red meat in the late 90’s, there are a generation of Australian women who believe that the best source of iron is supplements and leafy greens. To help raise awareness and the profile of this issue, MLA’s latest beef campaign enlists the services of none-other than Dame Edna – reaffirming that Beef is the best natural source of iron for busy women. See the content here. In support of the Dame Edna online video, the campaign consists of a range of assets that demonstrate how quick and easy Beef is to prepare, driving re-evaluation of our product in the mid-week meal plan. Core media channels of TV, radio and Outdoor will be supported by PR, editorial, social and retail activity.


"You're Better on Beef" - Iron Campaign

The "You're Better on Beef" Iron campaign continues to reinforce the importance of iron in women’s diets.

It is a fact that women need twice as much iron as men; yet 1 in 3 Australian women are not getting enough iron from their diet. In trying to meet their higher iron needs, some women are reaching for other sources such as supplements or green vegetables, rather than Beef. And as we head towards to the tail end of the year, people can start to feel a little worn down (a common symptom of low iron levels) so this campaign is a timely reminder that Beef is the best natural source of iron.

The campaign launches with high-reaching outdoor media, placed in proximity to key retailers and butchers throughout shopping centres nationwide. Radio, online video, mobile, social media and PR activity then continue to drive home the iron credentials of Beef. The campaign also features a recipe partnership with media partner Tasty - featuring “how to cook” Beef recipe videos, showing women how easy it is to use Beef to meet their iron needs.


"You're Better on Beef" - Winter 2016

The Winter campaign continues to show that Beef is an essential part of a winning diet. The campaign illustrates that Beef - packed with protein, iron, and zinc - helps Australian families tackle Winter; demonstrating why you’re better on Beef.

There’s a focus on increasing mid-week meal frequency by showing parents how they can use a variety of Beef cuts to make quick, easy and healthy mid-week meals that will keep the family fueled throughout winter.

The campaign launched with national TV commercials, radio, advertising in shopping centres, social media, online videos, mobile advertising and integrated PR activity. It also featured integration across the major retail chains and butchers - to ensure demand for Beef is converted to sales.

With the increasingly fragmented media environment making it harder to reach people, the campaign is designed to intercept women in everyday environments - delivering a consistent Beef message that is difficult to miss.


"You're Better on Beef" - March 2016

The "You're Better on Beef" campaign inspires and motivates women to serve beef to their families. This year’s campaign continues to show women - the gatekeeper of the family meal - that beef is an essential part of the Australian diet; with its nutrients giving you the energy to take on the day.

An online film and 3 x TV commercials reinforce the benefits of eating Beef in overcoming the little battles Aussie women face every day. Throughout March and April, the TV commercials aired on national and regional TV, and the online film ran on digital channels such as YouTube. The campaign was also rolled out nationally across radio; as well as mobile and online display; social media, outdoor advertising; editorial, advertorial and podcast content. To convert the ‘You’re Better on Beef’ message into sales, the campaign was also supported by in-store advertising across key major and independent retailers.

Watch the online film here and the TV commercials here: “The Contender,” “The Challenger,” and “The Rival.”


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