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Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner rolls out ads to address myths

Ads address common questions and hot topics surrounding issues like sustainability, health and meat substitutes.

"Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner," managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn. (NCBA), a contractor to the beef checkoff, is addressing common questions and hot topics in the beef industry head on with the launch of new digital and social media ads. The ads focus on the topics of sustainability, health and meat substitutes.

The ads leverage the popular “Nicely done, beef” creative wrapper to directly address misinformation while highlighting beef’s strongest attributes: taste, quality, health sustainable production. 

“This year, the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner checkoff-funded programs are focused on continuing to drive demand for beef by re-enforcing that real beef’s great taste and nutrition that cannot be replicated and directly addressing myths that may affect consumer decisions to choose beef,” said Laurie Munns, a cattle rancher from Hansel Valley, Utah, and federation division chair at NCBA. “To achieve this, we are leaning on checkoff-funded technical research and focusing on the real facts about real beef.”

The new series of ads are currently running on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and in the weeks ahead, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner will continue to roll out additional creative elements such as video, programmatic and native advertising.

The ads directly target older Millennial consumers, especially parents, directing them to BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com, where they can learn about beef’s powerful nutrition and sustainability stories and find beefy mealtime inspiration.

“As a contractor to the beef checkoff, we are using the dollars of beef farmers and ranchers to ensure consumers, media, chefs, dietitians and foodservice and retail partners have the facts when it comes to beef,” Alisa Harrison, NCBA senior vice president, global marketing and research. “It’s important to keep in mind that consumers crave real beef, and meat alternatives represent less than 1% market share, while real beef represents more than 99% market share or sales at retail and foodservice. While these products aren’t replacing beef, we still want to ensure people are choosing their proteins based on facts and not fear-based misinformation.”

These ads are just latest in the “Nicely done, beef” series first released in early 2018. One of the original ads -- which says, “Nicely done, beef. You prove that meat substitutes are just that. Substitutes” -- has more than 53 million impressions since it was launched and has resulted in more than 286,000 clicks back to the BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com website. In 2019 alone, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner marketing efforts, including the "Nicely done" ads, have reached consumers more than 1 billion times.

“As consumers have an increasing interest in where their food comes, the nutrients it provides and how to prepare it in new and innovative ways, the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner brand will continue to serve as an informative, convenient and mouthwatering resource,” said Season Solorio, senior executive director, brand marketing and communications. “Thanks to these ongoing efforts, consumers can continue to feel good about choosing beef for the center of their plates.”

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