Avocados From Mexico, the number-one selling avocado brand in the U.S., will be dishing out worldly secrets during the first break of Big Game action February 5, 2017 on FOX. Back for its third consecutive ad, the brand will entertain football fans with a healthy message that plays off the cultural insight that we live in an age of over-sharing, where secrets are no longer kept.
The spot opens with members of a top secret society standing in a dark marble hall, surrounded by tall stone arches. The society leader is troubled, as we (the rest of humankind) have figured out that Avocados From Mexico have good fat – a precious secret the society is supposed to protect. His frustration grows when he notices one member, Kyle, live streaming the top secret meeting on his phone. “…is that not cool?” Kyle asks.
Throughout the spot, other members anxiously clamor, humorously toying with viral, pop culture “mysteries.” They ask the leader if we’ve found out that there are only forty nine shades of gray; or whether we know that the moon landing was fake. “At least they don’t know about subliminal advertising,” says one member, and actor Jon Lovitz flashes on the screen saying “Eat them.”
“We are excited to once again showcase the fun, light hearted spirit of our brand during advertising’s biggest night,” said Alvaro Luque, president of Avocados From Mexico. “Our ad is part of an integrated campaign to educate consumers about the good fat that Avocados From Mexico provide, and we are delighted to lead an important shift towards advertising healthy options during this premier pop culture moment.”
Avocados From Mexico’s healthy brand message conforms to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s announcement concerning the definition of the term “healthy” on nutrition labels and foods. For avocados, the new recommendation shifts the focus, from total fat, to having a fat profile makeup of predominantly mono and polyunsaturated fats. Since avocados contribute predominantly good fats like mono and polyunsaturated fat, they are now deemed healthy.
To immerse consumers in this year’s campaign, Avocados From Mexico has launched #AvoSecrets, a multi-touchpoint digital experience focused on a mysterious cellphone full of tasty secrets and clues. Throughout AFM channels, consumers have the opportunity to interact with the secret phone that belongs to one of the members of the secret society from the ad. By interacting with any of the multiple experiences and sharing on social media, users have the opportunity to win over $50K in prizes through February 7.
Avocados From Mexico has once again partnered with Austin-based advertising agency GSD&M for creative strategy and production. Havas Media is managing the buy and execution of the Big Game spot, along with supporting FOX properties to surround its debut. Dallas-based Richards-Lerma leads digital creative and social media strategy, while NYC-based Ketchum manages public relations.
To learn more about these and other marketing and promotional activities, visit Avocados From Mexico on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AvocadosFromMexico), Twitter (@AvosFromMexico), or the website, www.AvocadosFromMexico.com.
About Avocados From Mexico
Avocados From Mexico (AFM) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA), formed for the purpose of advertising, promotion, public relations and research for all stakeholders of Avocados From Mexico. Under agreements, MHAIA and the Mexican Avocado Producers & Packers (APEAM A.C.) have combined resources to fund and manage AFM, with the intent to provide a focused, highly effective and efficient marketing program in the United States. AFM is headquartered in Irving, TX.