First Choice Custard, produced by leading dairy manufacturer Woodlands Dairy, has launched its second The Soft Life campaign following its initial success, which led to significant growth in both sales and social media followers.
Marilee Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen, Brand Manager at Woodlands Dairy and First Choice, says it was a no brainer to build on the success of the first campaign. “The ‘soft life’ is something every South African can relate and aspire to. Foods such as cheese and custard are often seen as luxury items, but we all enjoy them. First Choice Custard is similar to living the ‘soft life’, any day or every day of the week. It’s a self-care attitude to life. We all deserve a treat every now and again.”
The first campaign was hugely successful in terms of sales volumes and their social media platforms with over 1.3 million impressions, 190 000 video views and an increase in followers. Sales volume grew by 28% compared to the same period of the previous year.
“Inspired by the popular TV show MTV Cribs, part of the campaign shows our characters talk about the First Choice Custard inside their fridge, and then encourage Mzansi to purchase the product and show it off to win big prizes. It’s great fun!” Van Nieuwenhuizen adds.
Participants stand the chance to win one of ten cash prizes to the value of R10 000 each, as well as the opportunity to win product hampers and a Soft Life night gown via the First Choice Custard social media platforms.
Built around the concept of a ‘soft life’, an idiom widely used in South Africa to refer to living a life of comfort, Boomtown was the lead agency with concept and roll-out, while Impact Studio was responsible for the digital campaign.
Van Nieuwenhuizen concludes: “Aimed at South African families, moms and grandmothers, First Choice Custard is about creating and sharing great times with loved ones. The promotion runs until 30 November, so look for our Soft Life packs at your favourite retailer.”
First Choice Custard’s creamy texture and delicious vanilla flavour makes it a firm family favourite. It can be served hot or cold, enjoyed on its own, or poured over your favourite pudding. Perfect for any occasion, this UHT custard is free from preservatives, MSG and Tartrazine, and contains only natural colourants.
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