Food & Drink (183)
Cartoon food for thought
A new Portuguese cartoon animation project aimed at giving healthy eating habits to children all over the world will hit the TV screens. The series’ heroes gain superpowers from eating vegetables and other healthy foods. It will launch alongside other merchandising such as a trading card game in Portugal, Brazil, Hungary, Poland and Israel. Its creators have established partnerships with the World Health Organization, the Portuguese Education and Health Ministries, and nutritionist associations in several countries.
Why it matters
With negotiations to show it in the UK, Italy and Mexico and an interest form Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” team, this project is a perfect example of pre-launch planning, clever use of business contacts and platforms for entertainment products. But most importantly, one of its USPs is its healthy eating mission which makes it an obvious parent pleaser. In fact, its website also has a section just for the them. If parents are the ones who spend money on children’s entertainment products, how can these be also aimed at them while providing a useful tool?
Bacardi-Martini, Diageo, Pernot Ricard and Prime Drinks have united to take part in the launch of a new site www.bebacomcabeca.pt. The website is designed to act as a platform for consumers to explore their attitudes and relationships with alcohol, as well as learning about the effects of drinking and the current legislation regarding its sale and consumption.
Throughout the summer, Coca-Cola hosted a range of activities bringing teenagers together across Israel. To ensure that these events and activities could be shared across the users’ social networks, they introduced FaceLook, an app based on Face.com that uses facial recognition technology to create Facebook posts. Users can post comments and pictures to their Facebook wall using only their face as identification.
The teenagers had to register to the events through Facebook where they could opt in to the app. Once at the venues, they were able to activate Facebook posts just by looking at the FaceLook machine. The application identified the user and posted automatic comments relating to nearby activities.