A1 is the steak sauce that our parents ALWAYS had in the cabinet. It was absolutely generational as I remember my parents and grandparents using it but very rarely see someone my own age use it. I’m guessing that their sales saw the same decrease in users as they’ve went through a rebranding process to drop the “steak” from the staple steak sauce.
To do this their internal marketing team hatched a plan entirely surrounded by Facebook’s popular relationship status. Simply put, A1 was going to move from “in a relationship” with steak to “it’s complicated”
So the question, as always in advertising… Did it work?
- The YouTube video has been viewed over 1.3 million times.
- One source says that the YouTube video was viewed over 100,000 times in a couple weeks.
- A.1 posted the video to their Facebook page multiple times, the first receiving 3,161 likes and 779 shares, and the second receiving 3,834 likes and 887 shares.
- When the video was created, it shows that the A.1 Facebook page had 154,405 likes. At this time – November 19, 2014 – the page has 165,659 likes. Although this might not be a direction result of the campaign, their Facebook presence has certainly increased in just 5 months.
So, I’d say yes!