Dairy Farmers of Canada Encourages You To “Pour A Tall Cold One”
Today, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) launches a refreshing new campaign that encourages consumers to grab a cold glass of Canadian quality milk and take a sip. The new campaign is part of a communications strategy to halt the decline of milk sales, by embracing the true consumer and their perception that ‘milk is just milk’.
“Men are most likely to pour themselves a glass of milk at lunch, dinner or as a snack,” says Sébastien Bergeron, assistant director, Marketing, Dairy Farmers of Canada. “They already know all there is to know about milk, so we needed to take a different approach. To drive consumption, we crafted a story that is self-aware, unexpected and gives men permission to drink milk more often.”
Developed by DDB Canada’s Toronto office, the integrated campaign “Pour A Tall Cold One” parodies the sometimes over-the-top approach of beer advertising without taking itself too seriously. Leveraging some of the age-old traditional beer formats, the English-only campaign includes the 30-second TV spot “Hockey” which takes milk into the mountains and the 15-second online video “Pour” which dramatizes the pour. The campaign will also include preroll and social videos; homepage takeovers; out of home advertising, including high impact transit shelter advertising and a 3D billboard; and a paid influencer program coordinated by DDB Public Relations.
“Our target enjoys drinking milk for what it is – a delicious drink to be enjoyed anywhere, anytime,” says Paul Wallace, executive creative director, DDB Canada Toronto. “We aren’t trying to persuade them to like something they already love, we’re just reminding them that milk is refreshing.”
The first flight of the campaign launched on February 13, 2017 and will continue in various markets across Canada for 13 weeks, with Initiative responsible for targeted media buying and planning. The campaign’s second flight launches later this summer.
About Dairy Farmers of Canada
Founded in 1934, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national organization defending the interests of Canadian dairy farmers and striving to create favourable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry. Working within supply management, DFC promotes safe, high quality, sustainable, and nutritious Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk through various marketing, nutrition, policy, and lobbying initiatives. Driven by a strong sense of community and pride, DFC and Canadian dairy farmers actively support a number of local and national initiatives. Visit dairyfarmers.ca for more information.
About DDB Canada
DDB Canada is the most creatively acclaimed, internationally recognized marketing communications agency in Canada. The agency was named 2015 Digital Agency of the Year by strategy magazine and was ranked #2 agency in Canada by the Gunn Report in 2015. Known for advertising that generates significant results for clients, DDB Canada is a "total communications company" whose fundamental belief is that creativity is the most powerful force in business. DDB Canada has offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. The agency's integrated marketing disciplines include: public relations, event management, digital, social, mobile, branding, design, direct response, CRM and shopper marketing.
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