- Form is selling the launch of its Form Vitality Bar with the Form Vitality Pledge, per a press release. The pledge encourages shoppers to eat vitality bars earlier than exercising as an alternative of earlier than much less bodily actions.
- The corporate is giving the primary 1,000 individuals to signal the pledge and submit a photograph or a receipt for the acquisition of any vitality bar, whether or not made by Form or its rivals, $100 to spend on a future fitness-related expense.
- The marketing campaign continues the “bar wars” with competitor Clif, that has included advertising salvos by each manufacturers, per particulars emailed to Advertising Dive. Form’s 2020 survey discovered that 75% of respondents eat Clif bars whereas stress-free at residence, operating errands or sitting at their desks, slightly than earlier than train, per the e-mail.
With the launch of its vitality bar and its Form Vitality Pledge marketing campaign, Form is firing one other shot at competitor Clif. In March 2019, Clif took out a full-page advert in The New York Instances calling for Form to go natural, which was adopted by Form unveiling a 30-second ad declaring the quantity of brown rice syrup in Clif Bars. The newest effort keys in on analysis that discovered that Clif bar shoppers are usually not consuming the bars earlier than bodily exercise, as meant, and are as an alternative consuming them like an everyday snack. Nevertheless, vitality bars are typically bigger and better in energy than different snack bars as a result of they’re meant to be consumed earlier than train.
By giving 1,000 individuals $100 for train bills whether or not they eat a Form vitality bar or one by their rivals, Form can faucet in to the at-home train pattern that has accelerated as a result of coronavirus pandemic. For instance, train tools maker Peloton noticed a 172% surge in sales and greater than 1 million individuals subscribing to its streaming lessons in fiscal This fall as individuals opted to exercise at residence slightly than at gyms, lots of which stay closed throughout the pandemic.
To make a splash within the vitality bar market, which noticed 10% development in 2019, Form is “considerably investing” in TV, paid digital and influencers, per particulars shared with Advertising Dive. As a part of the push, Form is positioning itself as a much less candy various to Clif.
Form hasn’t had its consideration solely targeted on its rivals. In July, the model launched a contest to advertise its line of frozen meals bars, Form Frozen. As a part of that effort, the corporate tapped Antoni Porowski, meals aficionado of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” to facilitate video calls with the three contest winners. The hassle is among the many many who turned experiential efforts into at-home activations throughout the pandemic.