18 APRIL 2023: Yoplait has secured its first ever TV sponsorship for Petits Filous and Frubes on Paramount’s kids’ brands in the UK.
Top kids’ yoghurt brand Petits Filous is embarking on a six-month TV sponsorship of Milkshake!, Channel 5’s preschool strand, while Frubes is kicking off a three-month sponsorship of the Nickelodeon brand, in an investment brokered by Yoplait’s media agency Mindshare UK with Sky Media totalling more than six figures, to ensure the brands are front of mind for parents and children. Petits Filous, the number one kids yoghurt brand*, will be joining forces with Milkshake!, the leading commercial destination for kids aged 4-15 in the UK, from April until 30th September 2023. The sponsorship will feature on weekday slots from 6.00am until 09.15am and weekends from 6.00am until 10.00am.
Working with the Partnerships team at Mindshare UK to shape and deliver this campaign, Yoplait’s sponsorship idents have been collaboratively designed to highlight the nutritional credentials of Petits Filous through the incorporation of real fruit, while the mischievous personality of the brand – Petits Filous means ‘Little Rascals’ – will ensure the idents are fun and playful. On average, it is estimated that the six-month sponsorship will be seen by 41% of children aged between 3-6 years old in the UK.
In a bid to appeal to a slightly older target audience, Frubes is partnering with the smash-hit kids’ brand, Nickelodeon for a three-month period, which will go live across the entire ‘Nick’ network in Sky Media’s portfolio: Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr and Nick Jr Too. The Frubes characters will come to life on surfboards and skateboards and jump into a lunchbox – the occasion Frubes is most famous for. The Frubes idents will run during lunchtime and afternoon viewing slots. It is estimated that a total of 950 thousand children aged 3-10 years old will see the Frubes idents.
Ewa Moxham, Head of Marketing for Yoplait UK says: “As the leaders in kids’ yoghurt, we wanted to be the first dairy company to embark on a long-term, sustained sponsorship of two of the nation’s favourite kids’ brands.
“Parents and children are co-viewing so it’s the ideal opportunity for Frubes and Petits Filous to bring to life their brand personalities and communicate their nutritious content.
“These sustained sponsorship deals will ensure that Petits Filous and Frubes are front of mind for consumers during key term time occasions such as breakfast, packed lunches and snack times, but also during the school holiday’s when kids are out and about. We would encourage retailers to stock up as we know our products will be in demand.”
Peter Dale, Vice President, Ad Sales & Commercial Development, UK, at Paramount, said: “Milkshake! and Nickelodeon are loved by kids and trusted by parents – we always ensure that our commercial partners align with our brand values, which is why we are excited to have Yoplait as a key sponsor across our channels.”
Petits Filous and Frubes are available across grocery, convenience, and e-commerce channels in the UK.
Notes to editors:
*Total Value Sales. Source: Nielsen ScanTrack, total Coverage incl. Discounters to WE:28.01.23.
For more information contact Sarah Bentley, Head of External Relations at Yoplait UK
Since 1965, the brand affectionately known as ‘the little flower’ has been spreading French dairy know-how throughout the world. Our brands are present in more than 50 countries, and we are the world’s second largest player in fresh dairy products. We have been pioneers of the dairy category for almost 60 years and launched in the UK in 1991. Iconic brands including Petits Filous, Frubes, Wildlife and Yop are now a staple in UK homes. We want everyone to have access to the nutritional benefits and delicious taste of our yoghurts. We are leaders in fortification and have been adding Calcium and Vitamin D to our kids’ products for 15 years. Proud to be owned by Sodiaal, the largest cooperative of dairy farmers in France, we make sure that their hard work is rewarded by capturing every precious drop of creamy milk inside each of our delicious yoghurts. Innovation runs through our DNA. We were the first to launch fruit yoghurt, the first to launch a drinking yoghurt and the first to launch yoghurt in a tube.
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