RECRUITING RICE ATOTORIMUSUKO

TitleRECRUITING RICE ATOTORIMUSUKO
ClientKUROHONE RICE FARMING ASSOCIATION
Product / ServiceKUROHONE RICE
CategoryA01. Food & Drink
EntrantDENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN
Idea Creation DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN
Media Placement DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN
PR DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN
Production DENTSU INC. Tokyo, JAPAN
Production 2 NIBAN-KOBO PRODUCTIONS Tokyo, JAPAN
Production 3 MONOPO Tokyo, JAPAN
Production 4 INCUBIC INC. Tokyo, JAPAN

The Campaign

Created a new rice brand named ATOTORIMUSUKO, which means Successor in Japanese. It is the first rice brand that recruits its producer itself. Purchasers can apply to join the free agricultural tours. Eat, Experience Farming, and Succeed. We designed the whole series of events as a brand.

The Brief

Overall budget is just 1,300 USD, and it was all used for printing packages. No Media budget used.

Creative Execution

450kg of ATOTORIMUSUKO were sold at 4 organic stores and farmers's markets in Tokyo. Purchasers can apply to join the free agricultural tours, directly from the QR code on the packages. Rice planting and harvesting events were held at the place of production in Kurohone, Gunma-Prefecture.

Describe the success of the promotion with both client and consumer including some quantifiable results

ATOTORIMUSUKO became a hot topic on the news with no media budget, and drew interests of young people. 450kg of the rice was all sold out. Over 300 successor candidates took 150km way from Tokyo to the farm. What is more, the brand is expanding to help other farmers who are looking for successors as well. The rice had begun to sell itself, recruiting more and more producers.

Explain why the method of promotion was most relevant to the product or service

To tackle the successor-issue of rice farmers, we created a new rice brand as a solution. Purchasers can apply to join the free agricultural tours. It is the first rice brand that recruits its producer itself.

The best advert for farmers is the tasty products they produce. The usual, but tasty rice became a new recruiting media just by changing its packages. Young people who wants to be farmer is declining. However, who pays attention to what they eat is increasing. The rice was sold at organic food stores and farmers' markets to approach them as a target.

Credits

Name Company Position
Ryo Nakagawa Dentsu Inc. Creative Director
Taiki Kawase Dentsu Inc. Creative Director/Art Director
Satoshi Umeda Dentsu Inc. Producer
Satoshi Takahashi Dentsu Inc. PR Planner
Atsushi Tokuue NIBAN-KOBO Productions Corp. Film Producer
Nobuya Imai NIBAN-KOBO Productions Corp. Film Director
Ryo Miyakawa monopo inc. Web Director / Front-end Engineer
Joe Yanagita INCUBIC inc. Web Designer
Hatsuo Endo Kurohone Rice Farming Association Client Supervisor
Kenta Yano Kurohone Rice Farming Association Client Supervisor
Asami Hoshino Kids Valley Supervisor
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