La Vie™ vegetable bacon is finally available in the UK and it’s not too soon because to keep Brits waiting, the brand didn’t hesitate to communicate even though the product wasn’t available yet.
Signed Buzzman, the campaign started in the UK on 3 September in The Guardian and was supported by billboards on 6 September. A second phase began on September 20 on social media.
French start-up La Vie™ aims to seduce the British with the arrival of its vegetable bacon. Now available at Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Honest Burger restaurants, La Vie™ managed to keep everyone in England languishing by promoting the product even before its launch!
Promoting a product that has not yet been marketed is La Vie™ and Buzzman’s successful bet. Through a campaign full of self-mockery, pungent catchphrases, tinged with quirky humor and very f̶r̶a̶n̶ç̶a̶i̶s̶s̶, La Vie™ made our friends across the Channel water the mouths.
That’s why vegetable bacon has been desired for a long time. Good news, it’s been available since September 19th, English people will now be able to enjoy breakfast.
The campaign first launched with a double page spread in The Guardian on 3 September. It has been supplemented by 5 UK-viewable OOHs since 6 September and has been supported by a social media component. The second phase started on September 20th with a variation of 3 posters distributed on social networks.
La Vie™ (formerly 77 foods) is a start-up behind a patented plant-based fat technology. His first two 100% French vegetable recipes, matchsticks and bacon, replicate the taste, look, and texture of meat. With its peculiar universe, La Vie™ wants to gently guide consumers towards plant-based substitutes that are more respectful of the environment and healthier. Founded by Nicolas Schweitzer and Vincent Poulichet, the start-up aims at rapid, large-scale deployment in large retail and restaurant chains. More information: www.laviefoods.org
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