Cats are playful, alert and curious creatures that poke their noses into everything – but where do they go when their owners are not around?
Our idea was to engage cat owners by showing them a cat’s eye view of life. We created a feline character – Le Bobo – and put a ‘cat-cam’ round his neck to record his adventures. The resulting photos were posted on the Friskies Cat website, with the best ones show in an exhibition on the streets of Warsaw. We then invited selected cat owners to fit their pets with cat-cams to generate more pictures for a Friskies Cat photo competition.
Initially, print, online display and social drove cat lovers online. After that, the campaign took on a life of its own through bloggers and traditional PR in newspapers and magazines. It even secured a
10-minute editorial slot on Poland’s most popular breakfast TV show.
Nestlé's Friskies Cat is a challenger brand in the Polish cat food market, with spontaneous awareness ranked four times lower than the category leader. Our challenge was to generate greater brand awareness and increase sales for the brand without the spend of the competition.
- Quantitative sales up over 50% during the campaign
- Free TV coverage worth $100,000
- 50,000 website unique visitors