Stagwell (STGW) partners with Wells Enterprises to launch new product offerings
Wolfgang, Observatory, GALE and Allison+Partners Collaborate to Reposition and Awareness of New Halo Top and Blue Bunny Brand Offerings
NEW YORK, April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stagwell (NASDAQ:STGW), the challenger network built to transform marketing, today announced several new campaigns for Wells Enterprises, Inc.., the largest privately owned, family-owned ice cream maker in United States. Agencies Stagwell Wolfgang, Observatory, GALE and Allison+Partners began work on the account in January, collaborating to develop an integrated strategy to grow Wells Enterprises awareness and commerce. Wolfgang’s and Observatory’s campaigns for Halo Top and Blue Bunny, respectively, will launch in April.
Halo Top is relaunching its brand with Fruit Pops, backed by record creative agency Wolfgang. The campaign evolves the Halo Top brand from its origins in diet ice cream into the modern “better for you” category. Going beyond sugary stereotypes of “wellness”, the work is based on a refreshingly subversive POV that “it’s healthy to be a little selfish” and will include OLV, social, digital and OOH assets.
This spring, Observatory, creative AOR for Blue Bunny, will launch an omnichannel effort including TV, digital, social media, radio, and more. can come straight from your home freezer. The campaign invites dessert lovers into the partially fictionalized world of Blue Bunny HQ where CEO Blu inspires and leads a company made up of real bunnies.
In addition to developing new creative work, global communications company Stagwell Allison+Partners provides ongoing public relations support to Blue Bunny. The team will lead an integrated communications program and earned media strategy designed to help drive awareness, brand preference and ultimately new product sales.
“At Wells, we’ve always delivered our love of ice cream to consumers nationwide through our iconic brands. And while we’ve had success, we’ve also recognized the opportunity to take our iconic brands to the next level. superior with an integrated agency approach unlike Now, we are excited to launch refreshing new versions of our core Blue Bunny and Halo Top brands that are sure to inspire and delight a new wave of consumers looking for delicious and healthy treats,” said Wells Enterprises VP of Demand Operations, Adam Baumgartner. “Throughout this process, Stagwell has been an invaluable partner to help lead this transformation, behind a refined strategic framework and integrated creative campaigns that strike at the heart of Wells’ brands.”
“Our team is at its best when we solve complex problems in partnership with clients. In this case, the connection and media-centric approach to creativity and commerce meant helping transform the way Wells ‘worked’ to ‘may work.'” added Julia Hammond, President, Global Solutions. “Together, our diverse network of agencies will make big waves for Wells; we’re excited for the new campaigns to hit the market.”
About Wells Enterprises
Wells Enterprises, Inc. is the largest privately owned, family-owned ice cream manufacturer in United States. Founded in 1913 by Fred H. Wells, the company is still proudly owned by the Wells family today. Wells produces over 200 million gallons of ice cream annually and distributes products in all 50 states. Wells manufactures its flagship brand Blue Bunny®, low calorie Halo Top®, the iconic Bomb Pop® and Blue Ribbon Classics®. Wells employs more than 4,000 ice cream enthusiasts across the country. The company is headquartered in Iowa and operates two manufacturing plants in The March, Iowaa manufacturing plant in Dunkirk, New York and a manufacturing plant in Henderson, Nevada. As the world’s largest single-location ice cream maker, Wells has made March the “ice cream capital of the world”.
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Wolfgang is a consulting and creative agency that bridges the gap between consulting and advertising. They combine data rigor with innovative creativity to help brands define themselves and redefine the market. Over the past five years, Wolfgang has helped Panda Express grow from the 25th to the 17th largest restaurant chain, launched Adidas’ first women’s basketball collection, created the first-of-its-kind “Wake Up” book. for children with a football star Trinity Rodman, and introduces a new IP division. For Halo Top, Wolfgang is creating a campaign that will redefine “wellness” with a refreshingly subversive and witty point of view.
About the Observatory
Observatory is a 4x Emmy, 4x Cannes Lions Grand Prix, and Sundance-winning agency for the content age, building brands and driving business results through campaigns that engage and engage audiences rather than interrupt and distract them. ‘bother. Awarded as the World’s Most Innovative Company in 2020, 2021 and 2022, Observatory is a full-service global creative advertising agency with deep roots in entertainment. Founded in 2006 as CAA Marketing (a division of Creative Artists Agency), the agency became independent in late 2017 with support from Stagwell Inc. Observatory does not publish its client list. A range of works are available on www.observatoryagency.com.
Allison+Partners is a global marketing and communications agency driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The company was named by PRovoke Media as one of its Global Agencies of the Decade, North American Agencies of the Year, and Best Agencies to Work For. The agency has also been named by PRWeek as one of the best places to work for four consecutive years and recognized as one of the fastest growing agencies in the UK. Allison+Partners operates in 34 markets worldwide and is organized around five practices: Consumer Brands, Corporate, Reputation Risk + Public Affairs, Health and Technology. The agency’s Marketing Innovation team, which combines branding, integrated marketing, creativity, research expertise and measurement in a single offering, works on these practices to deliver integrated storytelling to clients. Allison+Partners is part of Stagwell, one of the most dynamic and influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Partner agencies leverage Stagwell’s technology, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and maximize marketing ROI for more than 1,700 clients worldwide. For more information, visit www.allisonpr.com.