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Chobani ‘Farmland’ Spot Introduces Chobani ‘Simply 100′

Chobani debuted the new spot “Farmland” (presumably from Droga5) during the Oscars Sunday night.

The new, 60-second spot takes on competitors who use artificial ingredients in their 100 calorie yogurts. “Farmland” opens on men in white coats plucking brightly colored test tubes from a tree and dumping a bucket of something (probably artificial sweeteners) into an artificial cow. “Most 100 calorie yogurts are made with artificial ingredients and sweeteners,” intones the voiceover. The camera then follows the flight of a butterfly to show how things are done differently over at Chobani. “You know a cup of yogurt won’t change the world, but how we make it might,” says a Chobani farmer, followed by the product introduction for Chobani Simply 100 and the “How Matters” tagline.

Chobani, already the nation’s largest seller of Greek yogurt, could attract even more attention from increasingly health-conscious shoppers with their new product, so pushing the “healthier alternative” angle makes a lot of sense for the company. The “How Matters” tagline seems a great encapsulation of the strategy, so long as audiences don’t consider all its implications. However, calling attention to the yogurt making process could bring increased scrutiny to Chobani for their sourcing of GMO cattle feed, something that could lead to more savvy customers picking up smaler, non-GMO brands. But that’s apparently a gamble Chobani is willing to make, and one that’s still likely to pay off with all but the most informed consumers.

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Coldwell Banker to Debut ‘Your Home’ During Oscars

Siltanen & Partners have released a follow up to Coldwell Banker’s GRAMMY “Home Sweet Home” spot called “Your Home,” which will debut during the Oscars this Sunday.

The new spot is the latest in Coldwell Banker’s #HomeRocks campaign, and will mark the third straight year the company has worked with Tom Selleck, who lends his recognizable voice to the 60 second ad. “Your Home” is in much the same vein as the campaign’s previous work, emphasizing the sentimental attachments people make to the places they live and tying it to the brand with the “Where home begins” tagline. While a continuation of Coldwell Banker’s second annual awards season campaign rollout, this particular spot was also strategically timed for this year’s Oscars.

“The Oscars are perfectly timed to reach consumers with our message of how home plays a role in the story of our lives while also aligning with the spring homebuying and selling season,” explains Sean Blankenship, senior vice president of marketing for Coldwell Banker. “It’s also fitting that the Oscars will pay homage to the 75th anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and Judy Garland’s classic line, ‘There’s no place like home.’”

Selleck, as you may remember, has deeply rooted ties to the company. “When I was four, my father put the Sellecks in the family car and left Detroit for Southern California to pursue a career in real estate. He worked for Coldwell Banker for 38 years, retiring as an Executive Vice President. Over that period, my two brothers and sisters were with Coldwell Banker, as well. I was the one exception. I’m proud to say that I’m now part of the family business, ” said the man once known as Magnum PI.

As part of the campaign leading up to the new spot, voters on Coldwell Banker’s Blue Matter blog voted Apollo 13 as having the best homecoming scene in movie history, beating out the likes of The Wizard of Oz, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Home Alone, which finished dead last. Keep an eye out for the new “Your Home” spot during the Oscars this Sunday, and stick around for brief credits after the jump. Read more