The new 30-second commercial, which spearheads the next chapter in the £78 million(*1) brand’s evolution, is headlined ‘Satisfy Your Hunger Monkey’ and will be supported by a significant social media campaign.
The commercial features a young man sat in the kitchen at his laptop when his stomach rumbles. His hunger monkey appears and he needs to fill his hunger gap. His first instinct is to reach for the biscuits and then some bread, but his hunger monkey steers him towards something that is both tasty and filling – a Rustlers burger in the fridge.
The hunger monkey microwaves the burger and the young man is shown completely satisfying his hunger by tucking into the Rustlers burger. He then relaxes contentedly on the sofa with his satisfied hunger monkey at his side.
The commercial, which breaks on the 3rd February and runs until March 9, ends with the voiceover ‘Satisfy Your Hunger Monkey’.
John Armstrong, Kepak Convenience Foods’ Marketing Director, says the commercial ‘breaks new ground’ for Rustlers, both in terms of content and brand positioning.
In the past we’ve used TV adverts to show how Rustlers can help people to refuel effortlessly; this time we’re showing how, when people are hungry, Rustlers hits the spot, delivering true satisfaction.
“In line with the brand’s maturing profile, the commercial targets 16 to 34-year-old men and women rather than the previous 16 to 24-year-old lads.”
The commercial will be screened during peak-time on traditional TV, Catch up TV, Video on Demand (YouTube) and Mobile (In-app adverts).
The TV commercial’s reach will be massive. Three quarters of all 16 to 34-year-olds, which equates to 12 million people, will see it more than five times.
A significant social media campaign will support the advert, ensuring it reaches as much of the target audience as possible, at the optimum times. Twitter and Vine videos will be used as key tools to target consumers during their ‘hunger moments’ and ongoing Facebook and Twitter campaigns will encourage dialogue with consumers to maintain the momentum of Hunger Monkey activity.
The commercial marks the start of a major, heavyweight brand support programme for Rustlers during 2014. Other key elements include category-boosting new product development, major on-pack activity and a packaging relaunch.
The commercial comes soon after research confirms that 7 out of 10 consumers prefer Rustlers to other micro burgers(*2), re-inforcing its position as the UK’s number one micro-snacking brand and its importance as a beacon brand on the Hot, Quick & Tasty fixture.
Kepak urges retailers to stock up on Rustlers today to enable shoppers to ‘Satisfy Their Hunger Monkey’.
*1 IRI 52 w/e December 7 2013
*2 Independent market research with 322 consumers, Sept 2013