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American Lamb Board seeks 'Flavor Seekers'

'Feed Your Adventurous Side' campaign positions lamb as adventurous, versatile protein.

The American Lamb Board has launched a consumer campaign, “Feed Your Adventurous Side.”

The campaign reaches out to people most likely to desire new food favorites with lamb through social media, websites and other online destinations, supported by retail, foodservice and influencer programs.

“This new positioning for American Lamb as the adventurous, versatile protein option talks directly to people we call “Flavor Seekers” who are bored with ordinary food options. Millennials are an important part of our audience,” says Jim Percival, Xenia, Ohio, ALB chairman. “The digital nature of ‘Feed Your Adventurous Side’ allows focused promotions within the campaign at key times and locations.”

The “Adventurous” campaign is the most visible American Lamb program funded by producers, feeders and packers to increase consumer awareness and spark purchase frequency. It was developed as part of the checkoff’s efforts to focus on long-range, steady programs that build awareness for American Lamb as the premier product.

“We’re especially excited about the new ‘Adventurous’ platform because it describes both the American Lamb product and industry. Sheep fit into many production settings from large grazing ranches to niche farms selling direct to consumers. We’ve explored unconventional avenues during our entire industry’s history,” Percival says. 

The consumer hub is AmericanLamb.com plus social media channels including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.

“We’re encouraging members of the lamb industry to engage with this checkoff promotion. The American Lamb Board has brochures, customizable tools for farmer’s markets and other programs to support local efforts. Our industry wants producers to be advocates for American Lamb through local promotions and their checkoff is here to help support them,” says Percival.

For information about the industry and lamb checkoff, go to http://lambresourcecenter.com/.

Source: American Lamb Board

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