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?
The whisky brand Grant’s has created True Tales, a series of events that allow people to share special stories about the theme ‘Family’. True Tales events bring together simple yet potent ingredients: great storytellers, enthralling true stories and of course whisky. The first series of events occurred in Manchester (with Alistair McGowan as a special guest storyteller) and now in Lisbon, with actor / comedian Miguel Guilherme and other raconteurs.
The beer company Heineken has launched an online application called ‘Your Heineken’, which allows consumers to customise their beer bottles with messages and photos. There are up to 32 available designs in six different categories: colors, celebration, party, “just to say to you…”, sports and summer. The format is a “six pack”. A box of six bottles that will be delivered in 12 days.