The joint promotion campaign “Potatoes, prepare to be surprised – Europe’s favourite since 1536” goes live!  

Thu 02/07/2020

                                                                                                                                                                                          Press release

Bord Bia, CNIPT, VLAM and Europatat are thrilled to announce that the European campaign “Potatoes, prepare to be surprised – Europe’s favourite since 1536” is now live. The three-year campaign, co-financed by the European Commission under the EU Promotion policy, will run until the end of 2022 and is now live online under the hashtag #potatosurprises.  
To encourage the consumption of fresh potatoes among millennials, a hundred surprising and inspiring potato recipes will be shared on various social media channels as well as on the website, which already contains recipes and general information about potatoes in seven different European languages. Instagram acts as the backbone of the campaign, but other social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest or YouTube are also used to provide tips and tricks on how to easily integrate potatoes into millennials’ daily lifestyle.  
The surprise factor is key in all these platforms, as one the main ideas of the campaign is to reveal aspects that young Europeans do not know yet about fresh potatoes, or to break myths about these products in a credible way. Following this, a series of events or “potato surprises” will be organised in Flanders (Belgium), France and Ireland to draw millennial’s attention to the surprising versatility of potatoes. These events will be announced and promoted in the following social media profiles:  
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