Milk hits the silver screen

Cinema advertising will be used for the first time in a joint £1.2 million consumer marketing campaign with Dairy UK, which runs nationwide for ten weeks from 11th March.

Now in its second year, the promotional activity will also include videos on social media and on-demand TV alongside digital outdoor advertising throughout London.

The campaign will continue to target millennials (16 to 35 years olds) including young parents through the spoof organisation – ‘The Department of Dairy Related Scrumptious Affairs’ using emotive taste messages to remind them about the nutritional value of dairy.

Rebecca Miah, AHDB head of dairy marketing said: “People really enjoyed the humour from the initial campaign.  The next phase builds upon that success and introduces new ways dairy can be enjoyed using cinema, iconic poster sites and social media activity.

“Cinema advertising is a great way to target a captive audience while they’re in a positive frame of mind. They often combine the experience with a meal out so it’s a perfect time to promote positive dairy messages.”

Attitudinal research conducted after the first year of activity showed 8% of the target audience were less likely to cut down their dairy intake and 11% were less likely to replace dairy with alternatives.

The ‘Department’ has also recruited a consumer panel to test the emotional and physical response to dairy versus non-dairy food using brainwave EEG headband technology. Results will be announced with an integrated PR launch and supported by Instagram influencer campaign.



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John Swire - Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.