Chiquita Brands International has launched a major marketing campaign for its Chiquita bananas, kicking off the activity with the offer of a free ride for Londoners in its branded cabs.
The campaign builds on the success of a 2017 campaign which achieved over 74 million global impressions, and is aimed at raising awareness of Chiquita bananas amongst the brand’s key target audience of UK mums and millennials.
Kicking off this week and running through until mid-August, the activity will again take over central London – giving black cabs and London buses on key central routes ‘We Are Bananas’ wrap-around makeovers, with designs featuring the brand’s iconic blue and yellow branding. The seven-week campaign will also be supported by digital and social activity across the brand’s channels.
To launch the campaign, Chiquita offered consumers who flagged down a Chiquita Bananas yellow cab on July 16th a free ride, so long as they could produce a Chiquita banana.
The yellow taxis were stationed around Covent Garden Piazza, on Henrietta Street and Southampton Street and Holborn tube station all day, offering free rides to anyone with the correct banana fare to anywhere in zones 1 and 2.
John Cockle, Sales and Market Director for Chiquita Brands International, UK and Ireland, comments: “As leaders in the industry, we’re confident that our ‘We are bananas’ campaign will once again put Chiquita bananas front of mind during the key summer period and encourage consumers to ‘think Chiquita’ when they’re making their purchasing decisions. This is the fourth time that we have run a high-profile summer campaign in London, which demonstrates our commitment to creating a vibrant banana category for UK retailers, as well continuing to build the Chiquita banana brand amongst UK consumers.”
Chiquita is a leading global produce company employing 20,000 people across 25 countries. Chiquita serves nearly 70 countries, providing consumers and customers with the highest quality of fruit and service and creating consistent value for the Chiquita brand, its customers, suppliers, associates and communities while respecting the environment.