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Pringles uses Kelly Brook for unusual marketing stunt

English model and actress Kelly Brook has partnered with crisps brand Pringles to provide Londoners with a unique “flavour experience”.
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Having been named as the second most popular person Brits would like to share a snack with, after Great British Bake Off’s Mary Berry, Kelly Brook unveiled the Pringles “flavour cloud”.

Reportedly developed by “flavourologists”, the new technology provides a way for consumers to experience what has been voted the UK’s favourite Pringles flavour – sour cream and onion.

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The invention, using what Pringles calls “vortex canon technology” to produce the edible flavour cloud, was highlighted as one of the food developments Brits would like to see in the future.

Clare Furlonger, UK and Ireland snacks marketing director, said: “We wanted to bring the future of snacking technology to consumers today and capture their reactions. We’re celebrating the new Pringles Perfect Flavour in Every Bite campaign with the first ever flavour cloud, which tastes of one our most popular flavours sour cream and onion.”

Pringles flavour cloud

The world’s first Pringles flavour cloud

Pringles said that “imaginations ran wild” in its future food technology survey – with predictions including a pill that delivers all of the flavours in a meal and a snack drawer which automatically replenishes stock.

Pringles ambassador Kelly Brook said: “The future of snacking looks set to be full of fun ways to enjoy flavour – it’s certainly like nothing I’ve experienced before.”

Snacking technologies people would most like to experience:

  1. A snack drawer that automatically replenishes stock (45 per cent)
  2. A pill that delivers all of the flavours in a meal (14 per cent)
  3. Snacks delivered by drone instantaneously (13 per cent)
  4. A robot delivering snacks (ten per cent)
  5. The de-hydrated pizza as in Back to the Future (eight per cent)
  6. Edible clouds (air) that tastes of your favourite flavour (five per cent)
  7. Paper that tastes of your  favourite flavours (five per cent)

The crisp brand, which is owned by Kellogg’s after a $2.7bn acquisition in 2012, utilised guerilla marketing in 2015 when it played a prank on some holiday makers.

Believing they were singing along to a popular Pharrell Williams song in a private karaoke booth, the friends were then stunned when the walls dropped away and a crowd of 500 people was revealed.

Speaking then, Claire Heskin, digital marketing manager at Kellogg’s, said: “With our summer karaoke kit promotion, Pringles is giving everyone an open invitation to play.

“The Karaoke Prank video created by Isobar has taken this idea and brought Pringles’ playful side to life in a totally unique and hilarious way.”

This is also not the first time that Kelly Brook has been used as part of a marketing stunt. In 2011 she surprised viewers at a cinema in Clapham by handing out bottles of Carlsberg wearing a red jumpsuit while an advertisement featuring her and the beer brand played in the background.

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Hunter Ruthven is the editor of Real Business. He is also the editor of Business Advice, a title focused solely on a section of the business community currently underserved – micro companies. Alongside this, he is part of the team that hosts the Growing Business Awards, First Women Awards and Future 50 initiative.

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