The California Avocado Commission is extending its advertising campaign – “the best avocados have California in them.”
This season’s ads feature visuals that point to the “CA” in the middle of the word “avocados,” and audio and other ads that call out the play on words in their tag lines. Consumer media is targeted to avocado shoppers in California and the West who are willing to pay more for premium brands and to avocado “super-users,” “mega-users” and “ultra-users.”
“Consumer research has shown that the campaign is very effective at building awareness for the California avocado season and maintaining brand preference among targeted consumers,” said Jan DeLyser, California Avocado Commission VP of marketing.
This season’s consumer media began in March and continues through August. Customer-specific programs run throughout the season and will continue as the season winds down. Social media and search advertising will continue to run year-round to maintain brand awareness and consumer engagement. Using a creative mix of advertising vehicles, the media plan will achieve more than 257 million impressions this season.
“The commission plays a two-fold marketing role: helping secure distribution of California avocados with customers and then encouraging targeted consumers to go buy the fruit where it is available. This advertising support uses a range of media to reach and motivate those consumers,” DeLyser said.
The ads are being shown on video streaming through channels such as Hulu and YouTube and services such as Tremor video. Audio advertising on iHeart radio, Spotify and Pandora also features visual components. Digital advertising using services such as GUMGUM reaches CAC’s targeted consumers, as does custom content on providers such as The Kitchn and Food52.
With consumers out and about again, the commission will utilize the mobile directions app Waze to direct avocado shoppers to retail store locations on their routes where California avocados are in distribution. Outdoor advertising in California from May through July will feature billboards and wallboards in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco, and 155 Volta charging stations in high-traffic locations will remind shoppers on their way in to stores to add the fruit to their shopping carts.
Social media marketing continues on CACs Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube channels, and to reach younger avocado shoppers, CAC has a presence on TikTok. The commission’s influencer marketing program recipe developers and dietitians, complements the California avocado creative media plan and social outreach.
Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are cultivated by about 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.
For more information, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com.