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£2.5m AHDB pork advertising campaign back on TV screens 

16th Jan 2019 / By Alistair Driver

The latest phase of AHDB’s £2.5 million Midweek Meal campaign is back on our screens this week, with a fous on the health benefits of eating pork. 

Pick Pork spice porkAppearing during prime-time TV shows like Coronation Street, the campaign will run until February 24, tapping into the public's New Year drive to be more healthy. Globally inspired, quick and easy-to-cook recipes using lean cuts of pork include Vietnamese pork with jasmine rice and Japanese caramelised pork with vegetable spaghetti.

The advertising is being supported by PR, social media and retailer activity.

Millions of pounds of additional sales have already been generated through earlier phases of AHDB Pork’s advertising, with more shoppers buying fresh pork during previous campaign bursts.

Liam Byrne, AHDB’s head of meat marketing, said: “We know January is a key time of year when people focus on health. To tap into that drive, we’ve collaborated with reality TV star Lucy Mecklenburgh, and personal trainer Cecilia Harris to help inspire people to cook pork as they try new healthy-meals.”

“In addition to the prime-time TV advertising slots, we’ve scheduled adverts to appear alongside programmes to target a younger audience. These include shows like ITV2’s American Dad, Family Guy and football fixtures such as the FA Cup third round.

"For the foodies, a spot has also been secured during Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, so we’re really helping our pork producers sell cuts including loin medallions and steaks through a variety of advertising methods.”

To download the latest campaign recipes and view the adverts online, click HERE.