Thursday, 02 October 2014

Potato Week 2014 to take place on October 6-12

The dates for Potato Week 2014 are October 6-12 and the campaign will celebrate the humble potato and encourage mothers to ‘trade-up’ from generic whites to named varieties.

Ishida multihead weigher helps Martini Alimentare to increase production capacity by 25 per cent

The installation of a 20 head Ishida multihead weigher at Italian food manufacturer Martini Alimentare has delivered an immediate 2% improvement in product giveaway and enabled the company to increase production capacity by 25

CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help young farmers

The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) announced a new partnership with Bekina at its General Assembly in Brussels, Belgium, attended by a number of leading young farmer representatives from across Europe.

Agreement signed for a new fry factory in China

Inner Mongolia Linkage Potato Co., Ltd and Farm Frites have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture in Wudan Town, Chifeng City in Inner Mongolia in China.

Kent Crisps Announces New Branding

AMC Foods announces the re-launch of their popular Kent Crisps brand. A brand new design concept has been created with a new Kent Crisps logo and each flavour displays a captivating image of Kent to emphasize the provenance

The World Potato Congress Industry Awards are open for nominations

The World Potato Congress Industry Awards are open for ...

The World Potato Congress Industry Awards are an important and prestigious event on the international po...

Interpom | Primeurs 2014, virtually fully booked

Interpom | Primeurs 2014, virtually fully booked

Interpom | Primeurs, the leading trade fair for the whole of the potato, vegetable and fruit sector in E...

Sri Lanka’s Government to Purchase All Potato Stocks from Farmers

Sri Lanka’s Government to Purchase All Potato Stocks fr...

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne announced in Parliament that the government was ready to purchase...

McCain announces new Canadian President

McCain announces new Canadian President

McCain Foods Limited announced the appointment of Shai Altman as President, Canada, effective October 2...

BioSafe Systems announces Ron Fisher as north-east territory manager

BioSafe Systems announces Ron Fisher as north-east terr...

BioSafe Systems announces the appointment of Ron Fisher as Northeast Territory Manager for the agrichemic...

CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help young farmers

CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help youn...

The European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) announced a new partnership with Bekina at its General Ass...

Tomra Sorting opens a new research and development center in Dublin

Tomra Sorting opens a new research and development cent...

Tomra Sorting in Dublin has created a new center of excellence for its food optical sorting and peeling...

tna showcases total solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing

tna showcases total solutions at Gulfood Manufacturing

Integrated packaging and processing solutions provider tna will present its range of high performance t...

Ishida multihead weigher helps Martini Alimentare to increase production capacity by 25 per cent

Ishida multihead weigher helps Martini Alimentare to in...

The installation of a 20 head Ishida multihead weigher at Italian food manufacturer Martini Alimentare ha...

Potato Week 2014 to take place on October 6-12

Potato Week 2014 to ...

The dates for Potato Week 2014 are October 6-12 and the camp...

Kent Crisps Announces New Branding

Kent Crisps Announce...

AMC Foods announces the re-launch of their popular Kent Cr...

New DiversaCut 2110A Dicer on Display at SIAL in Paris

New DiversaCut 2110A...

Several Urschel cutting machines will be on display at Sal...

McDonald’s Japan Is Releasing Purple Sweet Potato McShake This Autumn

McDonald’s Japan Is ...

McDonald's Japan is rolling out a special purple sweet potat...

Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Contest Finalists Announced

Lay's Do Us A Flavo...

Lay's potato chips, one of the brands from PepsiCo (http:/...

BioSafe Systems Introduces Complete Potato Storage Protection Programme

BioSafe Systems Intr...

Following research and development, BioSafe Systems offers...

Future Proofing Cheshire Potatoes

Future Proofing Ches...

Cheshire potato growers gathered at Aston Grange Farm near...

Sophisticated Potato Inspection

Sophisticated Potato...

Improvements in sorting machinery are aimed at many grower...

McCain Foods to Help Monitor Potato Crops with Drones

McCain Foods to Help...

Global potato processor McCain Foods is using drone techno...

Open Farm Sunday 2014 Review

Open Farm Sunday 201...

Farmers and their helpers celebrated this weekend the posi...

Doritos tortilla chips say their consumer-created Doritos commercial aired during the weekend's Super Bowl XLIV, placed second in USA Today's annual consumer-ranked Super Bowl Ad Meter.

This is the fourth year in a row a consumer-created Doritos ad has ranked in the top five and the first time Doritos aired four ads during the Super Bowl. Now, Doritos, part of the PepsiCo Frito-Lay division, is paying the talented creator a $600,000 prize for proving that when given the opportunity, amateurs truly can compete with the pros.

Nationwide consumer votes put "Casket," "House Rules," "Snack Attack Samurai" and "Underdog" in the Super Bowl spotlight, from six finalist ads in the fourth annual Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" programme.

For taking the number 2 spot, Joshua Svoboda, creator of "Underdog" will receive $600,000.

"What a testament of power to the people," said Rudy Wilson, vice president, marketing, Frito-Lay. "Doritos fans have shown us that they have the passion and creativity to compete with seasoned professionals in any industry, and they literally just gave Madison Avenue a run for its money, so we're giving them the payout they deserve. We knew Joshua had it in him and we are so proud and thrilled to hand over $600,000 to help him set off to pursue his dreams."

Last year, two unemployed brothers from Batesville, Indiana received $1 million from the Doritos brand for trumping the Madison Avenue-made commercials and ranking number one in the USA TODAY Ad Meter with their home-made Doritos commercial that they created for less than $2,000. It was a bold move that changed the brothers' lives forever and kick-started their now-thriving careers in film and television.

Always passionate about film making, 24-year-old Svoboda knew it was his time to shine when he heard about Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl." A native of Raleigh, NC, Svoboda entered the contest for a chance to take one of the top three Ad Meter spots and turn his childhood dreams into reality. Over the course of three days and working with a shoestring budget of $200, Joshua cast a friend's untrained dog as the star of his commercial. The spot takes place in a park in which "man's best friend" turns the tables on an obnoxious snacker who refuses to share his Doritos chips.

This year, all six Crash the Super Bowl finalists received $25,000 and a trip to the Super Bowl. Grand prizes were based on how each of the winning Doritos ads ranked on the USA Today Ad Meter:

$1 million awarded for an ad that scores number one on the Ad Meter
$600,000 awarded for an ad that scores number two on the Ad Meter
$400,000 awarded for an ad that scores number three on the Ad Meter

If consumer-created Doritos ads swept all top-three rankings of the USA Today Ad Meter, an additional $1 million bonus was promised to each top-three placer for a total prize give-away of $5 million.

The USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter tracks the second-by-second responses of a panel of viewers to ads during the national broadcast of the Super Bowl and ranks them favourite to least favourite. Created in 1989, USA Today's Ad Meter has been regarded as the most influential Super Bowl ad rating in the advertising industry.

Crash the Super Bowl is one of many ways the Doritos brand continues to turn control over to consumers. The brand's commitment to fan-empowerment began with the Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" program, which started in 2007 and has turned the brand's Super Bowl advertising over to its fans every year.

In addition, the brand has put consumers in control through a variety of other exciting opportunities, including the Doritos "X-13D Flavour Experiment," where consumers had a chance to name a new mysterious flavour of chips; "The Quest," which engaged fans in a multi-faceted on-line and real-world adventure of challenges; and "Doritos Late Night," which provided Doritos fans ground-breaking virtual musical performances by blink-182 and Big Boi through the power of augmented reality technology where fans could enjoy and control the performances in the palm of their hand.

 

 

 

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