This March, the SPAM brand’s first-ever spokescharacter, Sir Can-A-Lot, takes his playful personality and popularity to the next level by helping people everywhere “Break The Monotony” of their everyday lives. Partnering with Roy Choi of Kogi BBQ Truck fame, Sir Can-A-Lot will use social media to connect with brand fans distressed by daily dullness to achieve their mission of ridding the world-wide-web of mealtime boredom.
Beginning March 1, the animated Sir Can-A-Lot takes over the social media properties of the SPAM brand. Throughout the month, he will seek out and respond to Internet users suffering from routine meals and boring tweets, addressing many of them personally with a unique web video. The videos will be written, recorded and fully-animated in real-time, allowing Sir Can-A-Lot's personality to shine. The creative execution is being managed by BBDO Proximity Minneapolis, with Laika House creating and animating the Sir Can-A-Lot spokescharacter. The action will be focused on the SPAM brand’s Twitter, YouTube and Facebook pages.
“The ‘Break The Monotony’ campaign will allow SPAM fans to connect with the brand on a more personal level within the social space,” says Nicole L. Behne, senior product manager of SPAM family of products. “Participants will experience the fun-loving, down-to-earth brand personality firsthand through their dialogue with Sir Can-A-Lot and enjoy new recipes created by Chef Roy Choi.”
Choi’s recipes will inspire creativity among consumers and provide new ways to cook with the new spicy flavors of SPAM Jalapeño and Black Pepper. Alongside Sir Can-A-Lot, Choi will be active in the digital space engaging with fans and media. Choi is often considered the godfather of the food truck movement and is the chef and owner of four restaurants in Los Angeles, including the well-known Kogi BBQ gourmet food truck.
“The SPAM brand echoes my passion for connecting the world together in celebrating how many families survived and prospered, seeing the can as a sense of hope and as a delicious mainstay. This recipe creation has allowed me to also more intimately connect with my Korean heritage, Hawaii, and with all immigrant families that made their way to America." said Choi. “This partnership reflects my missions of flavor, honesty and social creativity and gives me the chance to work with one of my favorite ingredients and show others its versatility.”
For more information, please visit http://www.spam.com, join the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/spambrand, http://www.youtube.com/spambrand or https://twitter.com/#!/SPAMbrand, and track the #BreaktheMonotony hashtag throughout the month of March. For more information on Roy Choi, please visit http://zeropointzero.com/speakers/roy-choi/.
Source: Hormel Products Corp.