CARLSBAD, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the release
of their latest Kirstie Alley commercial, Jenny Craig announced today that
the company has won the Gold EFFIE Award in the Recruitment Advertising
category for their "Have You Called Jenny Yet?" campaign. Based on the
effectiveness of strategy, creative media and research to achieve great
results, this prestigious advertising award follows a series of successes
for the company since Kirstie Alley became their celebrity client in 2005.
Reflecting Jenny Craig's upbeat and compassionate approach to weight
loss, the breakthrough campaign has focused on Ms. Alley's witty and
self-effacing personality. The campaign has broken the mold in an industry
where commercials have often been based on outlandish "magic bullet" claims
- and viewers have responded by enrolling in the Jenny Craig program in
record numbers. Jenny Craig was acknowledged by the EFFIE awards for the
time period covering the first six months of the campaign.
"The EFFIE Award marks another milestone of excellence and achievement
for the company," said Scott Parker, Vice President, Marketing of Jenny
Craig. "This award solidifies what we have already known about the
effectiveness of our campaign and the value of having Kirstie Alley as our
star client. We are glad to have Kirstie on board for her second year. As
Kirstie says, "It is an amazing partnership."
For clients Lori Smith and Giselle Clarke-Edmead, the award-winning
campaign means a shot at stardom. After participating in an extensive
casting call in Los Angeles in early March, Clarke-Edmead and Smith were
selected to appear in the latest of a series of new Jenny Craig commercials
featuring Alley. The humorous spot titled "Pool Boy" is slated to begin
airing in Canada and the U.S. June 12.
"Including non-celebrity clients who were empowered and motivated by
Kirstie is the impetus behind our latest series of commercials," added
Parker. "As Kirstie has taken on her new role as mentor, our marketing
campaign has focused on the power and momentum of that concept. If proven
effective, as we believe it will be, this phase of our ongoing campaign may
make us a contender for next year's EFFIEs, as well."
The EFFIE's are the only awards that evaluate how effectively companies
reach their intended audience. J. Walter Thompson is the advertising agency
that developed the, "Have You Called Jenny Yet?" campaign in partnership
with Jenny Craig.
About the EFFIEs
All EFFIE judging is systematic and thorough, with final scores based
two- thirds on results achieved and one-third on creativity. For the final
decisions, some 150 senior advertising and marketing executives spent three
days reviewing detailed campaign case studies with a variety of creative
executions. The EFFIE awards, now in their 37th year, were held at the
Marriott Marquis in New York.
About Jenny Craig
Jenny Craig is committed to a personalized approach to weight loss by
offering clients a one-on-one weekly consultation and a customized weight
management plan designed to optimize individual success. The Jenny Craig
program is a comprehensive "Food-Body-Mind" solution that helps clients
manage their weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building
an active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living. Jenny
Craig, Inc., based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest weight
management companies, with approximately 640 Centres in the United States,
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.
SOURCE Jenny Craig