Spoon Boys: consumer trial through word of mouth buzz, China

Challenge: When Danone launched its new BIO Super Creamy range of products, it had to contend with an already fiercely competitive market. Golin was tasked to create an event as memorable as possible to make young urban office ladies want to try this new thick and creamy “spoonable” yoghurt and to generate word of mouth.

Creative: We created a sexy idea from insights from target consumers resulting in our campaign idea: ‘Let French Spoon Boys feed you indulgency’. We launched teasers in print newspaper and videos on a microsite to raise curiosity around a casting session searching for ‘French Spoon Boys’ ahead of consumer trial events. On top of major outdoor events in Shanghai and Guangzhou, we designed office sampling events via online voting to extend the campaign reach.

Change: Over 25,000 consumers reached through physical events, 2,000 original micro blog (Weibo) posts generated for the launch, Over 500+ mentions for each office sampling event and 23 million media impressions.