Yollies, the new sister brand to Cheestrings that we helped Kerry's Dairy Marketing Team create, has just been awarded RoI New Product of the Year
Our involvement began after a brainstorm – during which the Kerry team generated a mass of starter NPD ideas.
The ideas were prioritised – and a sweet, yogurt snack to rival Frubes identified as most promising.
It rapidly became apparent that consumers were really engaged by the idea – but couldn’t get their heads around the idea of solid yogurt!
We needed to help them create a killer concept …
We’ve found Co-creation Incubators with Super Consumers to be an unbeatable way to create winning concepts – so that’s what we recommended …
We planned three, fast-track incubations where the Kerry team & our Catalysts worked with highly creative, highly articulate Super-Consumer mums:
- One to prioritise the strongest concepts,
- One to optimise the products
- One to perfect the branding …
During the first Incubator, the team deconstructed the starter ideas to identify their individual strengths & barriers – before re-working the most promising into relevant, motivating, fully-formed concepts.
It quickly became apparent consumers loved idea of a solid yogurt-on-a-stick … they were finding the idea “a bit weird”.
During the second co-creation session the team focused on overcoming the communication barriers … and how we could pack the product with personality …
The final, critical consumer co-creation stage was working with Kerry & their design and advertising agencies to explore how Yollies could be integrated into the Cheestrings brand story.
We’re thrilled to have played a part of the Yollies success story … especially now it has won New Product of The Year 2015 at the All Ireland Marketing Awards.
But it’s by no means the only time we’ve used Consumer Co-Creation Incubators with such brilliant success. We’ve helped the Arla & Kellogg’s teams deliver some of their highest scoring concepts ever!
Why not discover how our co-creation tools could turn your ideas into killer concepts too?