|Product / Service||HUNGRY PUFFS|
|Category||A10. Not-for-profit / Charity / Government|
|Entrant||THE BRAND AGENCY Perth, AUSTRALIA|
|Idea Creation||THE BRAND AGENCY Perth, AUSTRALIA|
|Media Placement||THE BRAND AGENCY Perth, AUSTRALIA|
|PR||THE BRAND AGENCY Perth, AUSTRALIA|
|Production||THE BRAND AGENCY Perth, AUSTRALIA|
|Production 2||SOUNDBYTE Perth, AUSTRALIA|
|Additional Company||FOODBANK Perth, AUSTRALIA|
|Charmaine Don||Foodbank WA||Marketing and Communications Manager|
|Marcus Tesoriero||The Brand Agency||Executive Creative Director|
|Dean Hunt||The Brand Agency||Creative Director|
|Nathan Teoh||The Brand Agency||Head of Art|
|Matt Wilson||The Brand Agency||Copywriter|
|Hayden Griffiths||The Brand Agency||Art Director|
|Emma Sadler||The Brand Agency||Business Director|
|Katrina Strugnell||The Brand Agency||Production Manager|
|Sarah Kappeler||The Brand Agency||Senior Account Manager|
|Tony Monaghan||The Brand Agency||Public Relations Manager|
|Dan Agostino||The Brand Agency||Head of Design|
|Janice Law||The Brand Agency||Designer|
|Luke Lucas||The Brand Agency||Digital Designer|
|Sofia Varano Della Vergiliana||The Brand Agency||Illustrator|
|Matt Taylor||The Brand Agency||Designer|
|Paul Hamilton||The Brand Agency||Head of Technology|
|Peter Farrell||The Brand Agency||Front End Developer|
|Matt Popkes||The Brand Agency||Head of Digital Strategy|
|Emily Colman||The Brand Agency||Strategist|
|Caitlin Jacobs||The Brand Agency||Producer|
|Mason Truong||The Brand Agency||Content Creator|
|Julian Farnan||The Brand Agency||Finished Artist|
|Angela Naaykens||The Brand Agency||Head of Media & Analytics|
|Jodie Allen||The Brand Agency||Media Planner & Buyer|
|Pete Townsend||The Brand Agency||Content Creator|
|Anna-Nicole Del-Re||The Brand Agency||Creative Services Manager|
Hungry Puffs is the empty box of cereal that caught people off guard. In the ‘moment of truth’ when shoppers were buying food for their own families, they were suddenly encouraged to support a much bigger cause – to help feed kids that go without breakfast every day. A simple idea that people couldn’t help but talk about it. Soon Hungry Puffs had the attention of influencers, celebrities and even politicians, creating so much interest it helped to overturn a proposed government funding cut – while creating meals for 625,000 hungry children along the way.
The brief was to raise money and awareness to support Foodbank in delivering emergency food relief and breakfast programs to hungry children across Western Australia after the Government cut funding to the charity by $323,000 per annum just a month before Christmas. The aim was to fill the funding gap created by the funding cut to ensure food relief programs weren't cancelled and to raise awareness of the growing hunger crisis in the country - with more than 1 in 5 children experiencing food insecurity each year in Australia. The total budget - $15,000 AUD.
We created a new cereal brand, called Hungry Puffs – The breakfast over 100,000 West Aussie kids wake up to every day – nothing. In the lead-up to Christmas, entirely empty boxes of Hungry Puffs were stocked in over 40 major supermarket cereal aisles across Western Australia. Grocery shoppers who were in the process of buying food for their own families were then asked to support a much bigger cause – and help feed children who go without breakfast every day. To turn a box of nothing into something, shoppers simply had to purchase the product at the check-out along with their weekly groceries. A $5 box of Hungry Puffs providing 10 food deprived children with their next meal.
Competing with a clutter of charities advertising in traditional media channels in the lead up to Christmas, Hungry Puffs used the supermarket shelf as a launch pad for PR attention. We convinced over 40 IGA supermarkets throughout the state to give up valuable shelf space, creating a ‘moment of truth’ when shoppers who were buying food for their own families were suddenly encouraged to support a much bigger cause and help feed kids that go without breakfast every day. Creating this unexpected moment in an unexpected environment was key to the campaign’s success.
As soon as boxes of Hungry Puffs reached supermarket shelves, the campaign took off, gaining traction with shoppers who began talking about it on social media. Our in-store sampling stations which included empty boxes of hungry Puffs and bowls of nothing, also got people talking. Soon influencers and celebrities got onboard telling people to look out for the stark black & white box in supermarket breakfast cereal aisles – a design that was hard to miss amongst a sea of joyful colour. As momentum built, even politicians got onboard, all the way up to the Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan. And as a result, all this attention helped overturn a proposed government funding cut for foodbank. Instead, the government agreed to double Foodbank’s funding support over the next four years. All while Hungry Puffs provided 625,770 meals to food-deprived children in the 2018 Christmas donation appeal.
• Tier 2: Target Audience Outcomes: As momentum built for Hungry Puffs, even politicians got onboard, all the way up to the Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan. And as a result, all this attention helped overturn a proposed government funding cut for foodbank. Instead, the government agreed to double Foodbank’s funding support over the next four years. • Tier 3: Business Outcomes: In 4 weeks, Hungry Puffs resulted in the creation of 625,770 meals for Western Australian children and raised $312,885. 62,577 boxes of Hungry Puffs were sold. Foodbank donations more than doubled during the campaign period, receiving 2.4 times more donations on the previous year (2017 to 2018). Hungry Puffs produced a 1973% ROI for Foodbank - on a campaign budget of $15,000 AUD. Foodbank has just reached an agreement with major supermarket chain, IGA which will see Hungry Puffs stocked in a further 208 stores across the state by the end of 2019. Through this gained momentum, Kellogg's has also got onboard to support the 2019 campaign, further funding and promoting Hungry Puffs.