As the Beyond Sausage® arrives at the public market in Europe.
What happens when unsuspecting German soccer fans try the sizzling Beyond Meat's Sausage? – Their reactions were priceless, see for yourself!
Beyond Meat™'s is the world's first plant-based protein that looks, cooks, and satisfies like meat. Their mission is to create The Future of Protein® – delicious meat-like products-- made directly from simple plant-based ingredients.
Beyond Meat launched its debut product, The Beyond Burger, in Europe in the spring of 2019 to much media and online buzz. The subsequent IPO fanned the flames, generating interest from retail and restaurant customers to carry the product.
Beyond Meat's Beyond Sausage is now making its European debut since early October 2019. This campaign supported this debut and was showcased at Anuga 2019, the world's largest food show. Exciting times ahead! #GoBeyond.
Beyond Meat partnered with Vexquisit to capture the German soccer fans' first taste of the Beyond Sausage to pre-seed to media and share on social media leading up ANUGA (World's largest food fair). Our friends at Beyond Meat came to us with a defined brief, which was our guide to meet their goals through a 60 seconds spot. Plus a 30 and 15 seconds cutdown.
While this campaign is mainly used to support the debut of the Beyond Sausage in Europe, it is also seen online by all the Beyond Meat's audience around the globe.
The culture in north Germany can be a little reserved, so we were afraid about the challenge that this could bring when capturing their reactions of the unsuspecting soccer fans. And wondered if even after enjoying the taste of the Beyond Sausage®, their reactions would be globally perceived as expressive enough for other cultures, from other countries.
From our shot-list, we had already thought of starting the spot edits with a set up of the team behind the food-truck opening up the truck, the lighting up of the grill and the Beyond Meat Sausages getting prepared.
The edit carries an uplifting rhythm, which we achieved through a medium-paced combination of the soccer fans reactions, the sausages, and the overall mood of the event.
The selected music has a rock feel, which we thought it was a nice fit with Beyond Meat's brand's feel and this edgy campaign. This music was edited to each different length to support the flow of reactions and each individual spot.
For the sound, in order to support the visuals, we enhanced the subliminal ambient details (flame sound, kitchen knob, grilling, etc). As well as some minor cleanups from the raw takes, we mastered it to make the voices more clear. Which enhances the final piece to have a clear messaging.
Shootings are always good fun! Here are some pictures of the setup and the team on Sept 1st, 2019 in the Weser Stadium in Bremen, Germany. For a few more behind the scenes, check out our Instagram Highlight: Behind the Scenes.
Through this campaign Beyond Meat engaged media that continued to solidify the brand's reputation for creating jaw-dropping plant-based meats that are so good, they could fool true meat lovers. Beyond Sausage is that good.
We measure the campaign success by having a peek at their social media views. Facebook & Instagram combined.
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That face when you’re experiencing the same meat seasonings on a plant protein for the first time...
🔥 foodbev.com: Interview: Beyond Meat showcases the Beyond Sausage and its plant-based range.
🔥 proveg.com: Standout Plant-Based Products at Anuga 2019.
🔥 beefcentral.com – Section: Meat alternatives market is exploding: Anuga: Red meat trends from the world’s biggest food trade show + photos.
🔥 welt.de: Beyond Meat will nach Europa.
🔥 vegconomist.de: Very Vegan ANUGA.
🔥 boerse-online.de: Beyond Meat-Aktie und Co: Wie Anleger vom veganen Megatrend profitieren
🔥 mmnews.de: Beyond Meat sucht nach Produktionsstandort in Europa
🔥 nau.ch: Snoop Dogg überrascht Kunden mit Vegan Würstchen.
🔥 ksta.de: Veganer Fleischersatz auf der Anuga in Köln. Das 100-Milliarden-Dollar-Geschäft.
🔥 finanzen.net: Wegen massiver Nachfrage: Beyond Meat sucht offenbar Standort in Europa
🔥 finanzen.ch: Beyond Meat will anscheinend auch in Europa produzieren
🔥 wirtschaft.com: Beyond Meat sucht nach Produktionsstandort in Europa.
From the start of Beyond Meat's success years, we've witnessed their alliances with meat producer businesses. Yet, we wondered if it would be easy for a plant-based company to partner with non-vegan companies.
While being on the shoot, we got to have interesting conversations with their german partners! It is clear that they are happy and excited to help with their Beyond Meat success and positive impact.
We were reinforced with the belief that partnerships without judgment can strongly incentive people in powerful positions to become important allies for the Vegan Movement, this definitely helps it to grow faster! #gobeyond
Roxy and the team at Vexquisit took the time to really understand our project objectives, and they delivered strongly against our creative brief. They were also a pleasure to work with.