Friday, January 9, 2015

Yogurt for men? Why not?

Dannon is launching of a new line of Oikos yogurt targeted toward men.  Just to make sure they get it, the company has hired Cam Newton to star in their advertising campaign and signed up to be the official yogurt of the NFL.

Considering that Oikos's previous multi-year effort appealing to women with John Stamos moved the brand from a 2% share to a 33% share, the change seems risky.  But with males currently generating 37% of sales the company sees upside potential. 

Considering the fact that my husband has been eating yogurt as a high protein snack for years, I would say that they are right.

Lukovitz, K. (2015, January 5)  Dannon Bumps Stamos With Cam Newton For Male-Targeted Oikos Product Launch.  Retrieved January 9, 2015, from

1 comment:

  1. I think this is great idea. From my recollection, there hasn't been many yogurt brands targeting men, probably because yogurt is not necessarily seen as a masculine product. Men are generally used to draw in female consumers when advertising yogurt because generally women are the ones that tend to control the household grocery expenses. Activia is another yogurt brand I can think of that targets females rather than males.