SMA had recently repositioned their brand and needed communications to reflect this. Futureproof was asked to work across digital and direct mail, updating touch points accordingly. The overall goal was to place SMA as the go-to brand for support, advice, and ultimately their infant formulas.
Futureproof completed a proprietary strategy process to translate the new brand positioning into a thorough strategy that could be applied across all media. For the direct mail, we designed a traditional welcome pack, and an innovative bottle-shaped piece to promote SMA’s NPD.
We conducted a thorough review of the website and proposed improvements to the look and feel, and content structure. As part of this process, we held a photoshoot with parents and babies, and ran user testing, to create an optimal and logical user journey with imagery that reflected SMA’s new positioning and better engaged with mothers.
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Digital aspect of project on hold pending Nestle buy-out of Pfizer.
Engaging instore communications to lead and grow the category
Freixenet wanted to show retailers the ability of its product portfolio to lead and grow the category through engaging and relevant in-store communications.
Futureproof developed a year’s plan of in-store activation promotions, relevant to individual retailers as well as meeting brand and product-level objectives. The individual executions were built on brand and shopper insights to deliver compelling, sales-driving plans.
Bringing artisan ciders out of Somerset
Orchard Pig was looking for marketing and communications expertise to help realise their ambitious growth plans. They needed an agency that could grow their consumer and customer base through excellent communications, delivering short-term objectives and long-term growth.
Futureproof developed a strategic approach that informed a full year plan across the on and off-trade. By building on consumer insight and brand truths, we demonstrated our ability to develop the brand from day one.
Changing common perceptions of India and its cuisine
The Spice Tailor sought to break the indulgent stereotype of Indian food and offer a healthy alternative. Consequently, they created a range of light and fresh Indian sauces that redefine home-cooked Indian food.
Futureproof was challenged to develop a campaign that reflected the brand’s creative and vibrant approach, moving consumer perception of Indian food from heavy and unhealhty to simple and light.
We developed the brand idea ‘Rethink Indian’ and executed this through ‘Spice Night’, an interactive digital campaign.
Mirroring what the product does for the sauce sector, the idea encouraged consumers to rethink Indian cooking at home. The Spice Night campaign was developed to secure the buy-in of over 150,000 new consumers to the brand, and also drive sales with their major retailer.
Spice Night came in the form of a weekly cook-along with Anjum Anand, hosted on Facebook with weekly promotions to drive repeat visits and purchase. A Facebook app was created to facilitate interaction with the brand, allowing users to map their culinary journey, communicate with friends and enter competitions.
A fresh approach to a classic brand
Hovis conducted a report into sales of their Hovis Homebake product and found that of the 40% of UK households which purchased part-baked bread, they did so only six times a year.
Recognising the need to raise brand awareness, Hovis gave Futureproof a brief to drive trial of the product and increase the frequency of consumers buying Hovis Homebake. The focus was to portray the brand as delicious, premium and unique; benefitting from a long shelf life whilst having the same great taste as freshly baked bread.
Futureproof launched ‘Bread, But Better’, a press campaign focussed on highlighting the benefits of Hovis Homebake over normal bread – a more indulgent, tastier bread, with all the wholesome goodness of Hovis but now even better.
We developed two adverts, ‘Shall I carve?’ and ‘More than just a bit on the side’ for the Hovis Homebake range of bloomers and rolls. The adverts feature Hovis Homebake as the main meal with traditional dinner food relegated to a side plate, emphasising the strength of the bread as a dish in its own right.
The adverts will feature in Tesco Magazine, which was listed as the second largest distribution magazine in the UK last year.