ELGIN, Ill., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., parent company of the Fisher® Nuts brand , announced it received a Gold REGGIE Award in the packaging innovation campaign category at the Brand Activation Association awards show.
The "Fisher Fresh Twist to Recipe Nuts" campaign is a fully integrated campaign featuring partnerships with Food Network and Chopped star, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. The work was recognized in the newly created packaging innovation campaign category, which spotlights brands that either re-designed or launched new products with innovative packaging creative, usability design, or supplemented main packaging with additional materials. "We're thrilled to receive this prestigious award, and recognition for the integrated marketing campaign that brought our innovative freshness-seal, stand-up bag to the market," said John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Customer Solutions Howard Brandeisky. "Our 360-degree marketing campaign not only highlighted our unique packaging benefits, but also leveraged our partnerships with Chef Alex Guarneschelli and Food Network to show both consumers and retailers how our packaging makes cooking and baking with nuts a more enjoyable experience." The "Fisher Fresh Twist to Recipe Nuts" campaign, developed by Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide, was a fully-integrated marketing initiative, featuring in-store, broadcast, print, digital and PR elements. The campaign ultimately helped Fisher achieve a significant increase in sales and distribution over a 24-month period. The REGGIE awards recognize the most innovative and effective brand activation campaigns across a variety of marketing categories. Originally named REGGIE to symbolize excellence in "making the cash register ring", the awards program has grown to 23 categories to stay at the leading edge of trends and advancements in the marketing industry. Judges evaluated campaigns on how brands considered their target audience, how they creatively and effectively communicated their brand message and enhanced their overall experience with their product via packaging.