Today, OREO launched its new, globally integrated marketing campaign, the OREO Dunk Challenge, in South Africa. The goal of the OREO Dunk Challenge is to inspire fans around the world to dunk OREO biscuits in milk to re-connect with their inner child.
OREO biscuits and milk have gone together for more than 100 years. However, OREO biscuits and milk aren’t just a delicious pairing. Dunking an OREO biscuit in milk has always been a way to create a playful moment that reminds fans how extraordinary it can be to feel and wonder like a kid.
“The OREO brand sees the world with childlike wonder and its signature dunk ritual is the purest articulation of that vision,” said Justin Parnell, Global Brand Director, OREO. “We believe that, when you dunk an OREO biscuit in milk, you’re releasing a bit of childlike wonder from within, and it’s those types of moments that our brand was built on. We’re thrilled to inspire fans to dunk OREO biscuits on a global scale, thereby inspiring more moments of play and wonder in the world.”
Locally, to celebrate the OREO Dunk Challenge, we are giving one lucky South African a chance to win a VIP Dunking Experience for two worth R150 000, including a chance to meet and dunk with either Christina Aguilera in Los Angeles or Neymar da Silva Santos Junior in Barcelona.
To qualify for a chance to win this amazing trip, local Oreo fans must purchase any two (2) Oreo Original (176g), Oreo Chocolate Crème (176g) or Oreo Golden (176g), dial *120*7226#, follow the prompts and enter the last 4 (four) digits of both valid participating barcodes. The promotion is open from 16th of February 2017 to the 31st of May 2017, terms and conditions apply* and entrants must remember to keep their till slip to validate their entry.
Building on the global hype, Oreo South Africa will ask local fans to ‘show us their #OreoDunk’, rewarding imaginative dunkers with a chance to win a R30 000 cash prize and the title of South Africa’s first Oreo Master Dunker.
To inspire fans, local dunking stars and celebrities are preparing their own unusual dunks – including soccer trickster, contortionist and cheerleader dunks. These videos, will invite fans to show us their very own dunks. To enter, simply, plan, film, post and share your unique Oreo dunk on www.oreodunk.co.za between 13 March to 28th March 2017. **Terms and Conditions apply.
“The OREO Dunk Challenge encourages consumers to think big, but more importantly to have fun!” says Lara Sidersky, Mondelez SA Category Lead for Biscuits. “More so, dunking an Oreo fills us with childlike wonder, reminding us to believe that anything is possible.”
In addition to Christina Aguilera, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, our SA dunk stars and local celebrities, Google has also taken up the OREO Dunk Challenge in which one can virtually launch an Oreo biscuit into ‘space’ and back with your phone via the microsite www.oreospacedunk.com
Created by The ZOO at Google, 360i, Carat, and Jam3, the microsite allows users to scan an actual OREO biscuit to unlock a digital version. Users then swing their phone to send the virtual biscuit into the stratosphere, starting from the user’s location in Google Earth then descending and “dunking” into a glass of milk in a location across the world via Google Street View. This unique, tech-forward OREO Space Dunk launches 21 February 2017.
“While we know nothing beats dunking a real OREO biscuit in milk, it’s exciting to see variations of the ritual, including one that takes it into the digital space,” said Kerri McCarthy, Senior Global Brand Manager, OREO. “The innovation behind the OREO Space Dunk is the result of true collaboration and it’s a great way to further diversify the array of OREO dunks that make up the OREO Dunk Challenge.”
With so many ways to participate, South African fans will again discover new Wonderfilled ways to twist, lick and dunk with Oreo.
Learn more about the OREO Dunk Challenge on Facebook and Twitter @Oreo #OreoDunk and show us your unique dunk on www.oreodunk.co.za for a chance to win R30 000 cash. Then just for fun, launch a biscuit into space with www.oreospacedunk.com and finally, purchase any two packs of Oreo for a chance to win the amazing grand prize of a trip to for two, including a chance to meet either Christina in LA or Neymar Jnr in Barcelona.