Chicken of the Sea International Launches Contest – The Mermaid Jingle Jam : Contest Asks Consumers to Create New Verse to Iconic Jingle; Grand Prize Includes Truckload of Seafood for Winner’s Neighborhood Food Bank
SAN DIEGO (EMWPresswire) August 5, 2008 —
Ask any Mermaid you happen to see – what brand
is asking consumers to get creative? Chicken
of the Sea!
Not only is this contest fun and interactive, but it is also allowing us to educate the public on the benefits of eating seafood twice a week and the need for all people to have access to healthy protein options.
Beginning Aug. 1, Chicken of the Sea International is asking people if
they have what it takes to become a star by creating the newest verse of
the company’s famous, catchy jingle. The
Mermaid Jingle Jam, an online and interactive contest, is giving
consumers the opportunity to come up with their own 30- to 90-second
jingle that incorporates Chicken of the Sea’s
original lyrics, key messages about seafood and the contestant’s
verse into a new format – a music video.
Prizes include iPod shuffles® for the first
100 valid entries, $10 iTunes® Gift Cards for
the next 50 valid entries and a celebrity-style trip to Universal
The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM–
for the grand-prize winner, complete with a behind-the-scenes tour,
airfare, hotel and dinner at a Hollywood hotspot.
Created as an extension of the Twice
a Week for Better Health campaign that launched last October, a
partnership with national hunger relief organization America’s
Second Harvest – The Nation’s
Food Bank Network, the Mermaid
Jingle Jam contest is further spreading the news about the
healthfulness of seafood, while offering consumers a creative way to get
involved and help stop hunger in their neighborhoods. In addition to
being awarded a Hollywood dream vacation, the grand-prize winner’s
local America’s Second Harvest food bank will
receive a truckload of Chicken of the Sea seafood.
“The Mermaid Jingle Jam contest is our way of
inviting consumers to become a part of Chicken of the Sea’s
history by recreating our well-recognized jingle,”
said John Sawyer, Chicken of the Sea’s senior
vice president of sales and marketing. “Not
only is this contest fun and interactive, but it is also allowing us to
educate the public on the benefits of eating seafood twice a week and
the need for all people to have access to healthy protein options.”
Participants will be asked to upload a video that incorporates the
original Chicken of the Sea jingle, as well as their new verse, which
should include four key themes focusing on health, convenience, quality
of life and dietary requirements. Sample videos can be seen on Chicken
of the Sea’s YouTube page. Contest semi-finalists will be selected
by a panel of sponsor judges, followed by public voting for finalists
and a grand-prize winner.
All participants must be registered Mermaid Club members and meet all
eligibility requirements to enter. Those who wish to find out more about
the contest or enter a video should visit www.MermaidJingleJam.com
For information on Chicken of the Sea and the nutritional qualities of
seafood, including why it is important to include fish in the diet twice
a week, please visit www.TwiceAWeekForBetterHealth.com.
A seafood category leader, Chicken of the Sea provides a variety of
shelf-stable seafood products, including tuna, salmon, crab, shrimp,
oysters, clams, mackerel and sardines. The Chicken of the Sea brand and
famous Mermaid icon are among the most recognized brands in America.
America’s Second Harvest — The Nation’s Food
Bank Network — is the largest charitable
domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through its
network of more than 200 member food banks, America’s Second Harvest
annually provides assistance to more than 25 million people in need,
including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors in
all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each year,
America’s Second Harvest secures and distributes more than 2 billion
pounds of food and grocery products to support feeding programs at
approximately 63,000 local charitable agencies, including food pantries,
soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs and Kids Cafes.
To learn more, please visit www.secondharvest.org.
iPod and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. All rights
reserved. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion.
©2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Chicken of the Sea International is launching the Mermaid Jingle Jam –
an online video contest focusing on the healthy benefits of seafood and
helping feed America’s hungry.
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