Running a vegetarian campaign

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Information about Running a vegetarian campaign

Published on March 4, 2008

Author: Lassie


Running a vegetarian campaign a case study: V-day in Belgium:  Running a vegetarian campaign a case study: V-day in Belgium EVA vzw Slide2:  What is V-Day? Aims and keywords Campaigning to V-day V-day itself Communication What do you need? Slide3:  What is V-Day? Slide4:  Vegetarian event in Belgium (Antwerp) – one of the largest in Europe Belgian vegetarian society EVA Third edition in 2003 Elements: Vegetarian fair Cooking workshops Broad communication campaign with celebrities Golden Carrot award Vegan cafetaria Lectures 6 course vegan dinner for 300 people What is V-Day? Aims:  Aims To create broad visibility for vegetarianism To contribute to a suitabe image for vegetarianism (young, trendy, mainstream, "something for me"…) To let visitors experience vegetarianism To network with stakeholders To put the organizer on the map Bonus: small financial return Slide7:   Mainstream EVA aims at reaching as many people as possible, and not any specific target group: campaign has a young, trendy, professional look no alternative image Professional location, booths, layout, design, overall image  Positivism & humor No preaching, nothing too serious, but light and funny Theme with rabbit teeth Campaign tagline Emphasis on food Keywords Campaigning:  Campaigning Main purpose: be seen Importance of communication  events leading towards V-day: Celebrities go veg Recipe Contest Golden Carrot Celebrities go veg:  Celebrities go veg Celebrities go veg:  Celebrities go veg Ten celebrities were asked to go vegetarian for two weeks near V-day Aim: media coverage! Press lunch with celebs present 3 figured on posters Minister of health, TV-presenters, singer, famous tennis player, actor Helps vegetarianism achieve mainstream status How to do it? Just ask! Support your celebs (Veg survival kit) Celebs do cooking demonstrations on V-day Golden Carrot Award:  Golden Carrot Award Golden Carrot Award:  Golden Carrot Award Yearly award for a person who contributed to vegetarianism in Belgium Aims: generate media attention; networking List of nominees; voting possible through website Award ceremony on V-Day National recipe contest:  National recipe contest National recipe contest:  National recipe contest Aim: stimulate creativity in & attention for vegetarian cuisine, mainly in restaurants Invitation by a mailing to 1500 restaurants. Follow-up by phone Every restaurant is invited to submit a vegan recipe Professional jury with famous Chef Month before V-day; Award-ceremony on V-day Close cooperation with media V-day itself:  V-day itself 35 booths of producers and organisations Slide16:  Mainly tasting booths, emphasis on food visitors pay entry; tasting is free very down to earth confrontation with vegetarian products Slide17:  Ten cooking demonstrations Celebrities make their favorite recipe - professional outlook: kitchen and six plasma screens - presentation by other celebrities :  Celebrities make their favorite recipe - professional outlook: kitchen and six plasma screens - presentation by other celebrities Communication:  Communication 4000 Posters 125.000 flyers with detachable teeth 70 x media coverage Press lunch Product stickers Our own channels 4000 posters, 3 versions:  4000 posters, 3 versions Spread by volunteers - Spread by distribution agency in cafés 110.000 Flyers:  110.000 Flyers detachable teeth - spread by volunteers - spread by distribution agency in all kinds of public places Media-coverage:  Media-coverage More than 70 instances of media coverage (national and regional, TV, radio, written, websites) Press conference with gourmet lunch Importance of personal network Use of discount vouchers Press lunch:  Press lunch Information about the V-day campaign Gourmet lunch by professional chef 10 journalists Product stickers:  Product stickers Stickers for vegetarian products in stores Ask health food stores and producers Great very direct marketing Our own channels:  Our own channels Monthly newsletter to 5000 subscribers Membership magazine to 5000 people Website, viewed by 1000 visitors each day. Interactivity. What do you need?:  What do you need? Job list Financial resources Planning Job list:  Job list General coordination Coordination of cooking workshops Recruiting of producers & orgs for booths Design & layout of all materials Communication and media Volunteer coordination Schmoozing of celebrities Coordination of recipe contest Finances, budget, administration Sponsorship coordination Finances (US$) :  Finances (US$) Entrance: $ 5 or 7; Booth for organisations/producers: $300/600 Planning:  Planning V-Day, April 3-4 Start posters, Feb 15 Press conference, March 20 Send file to firms, Dec. Contact sponsors, Jan. Announce date & location, November Press Set up task force, Nov In your country?:  In your country? September 2004: V-Day in the Netherlands More information:

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