The "Many Sides of Potatoes" campaign of the United States Potato Board is outperforming the previous "Peel Back The Truth" campaign.
That's on both "Total Recall" and "Action Taken" ad testing measurement averages. The Potato Board says this means the print campaign is resonating with consumers and driving them to take action, like buying potatoes.
Grower and U.S. Potato Board Domestic Marketing Committee Co-Chair Sid Staunton is impressed. Staunton: "Peel Back the Truth" was highly successful. I mean it got a lot of awareness. Got good reports as far as studies that measure the views. So, to actually to do better than that is great news for potatoes."
Where "Peel Back the Truth" focused on nutrition, Staunton says the "Many Sides of Potatoes" provides that target audience Linda with fresh, convenient dinner ideas with the goal of getting potatoes on the home menu more times a week.
Staunton: "And by showing them quick, easy, exciting new ways of preparing potatoes it kind of takes it out of that box that "Gee let's go boil some potatoes." It‘s like hey man, have you guys tried the baked fries. The kids love them. Hey these are quick, simple."
And Staunton says the campaign not only works for fresh potatoes, but for processed and chips. Staunton: "Now the potato is kind of getting out of that one dimensional or two dimensional concept into much more varietal type scenario. And that is good for all growers."