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Life-sized 'War Horse' sculpture visits pet food business
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Webbox launches next phase of its Natural campaign

Leading pet food brand, Webbox, has announced the launch of the next phase of its Webbox Natural campaign, which aims to debunk the most common pet food myths.


The campaign will see the launch of new creative assets explaining what the wording on packaging labels actually means, as well as re-runs of its successful TV advert.


Featuring a flurry of furry animals, from book-climbing kittens and a laundry-wrecking dog, to Great Danes cuddled up next to Shih Tzus, the advert aims to resonate with animal lovers up-and-down the country.


The campaign builds on an impressive year for Webbox Natural, as consumer desire for natural products continues to grow.


There has been a spike in interest in consumer food content in recent years, mirrored by owners who are paying more attention to the ingredients in the food they’re feeding to their pets.


In its new campaign, Webbox Natural aims to educate consumers about some of the ‘myths’ surrounding pet food and the potentially misleading nature of the wording on packaging.


According to the Association of the European Pet Food Industry (FEDIAF) guidelines regarding the percentage of ingredients, what constitutes a product as high quality is quite different to what would be generally assumed. For example, a product labelled ‘chicken with rice’ must contain at least 26% chicken and 4% rice, whereas something labelled as ‘rich in’ needs to contain a minimum of only 14% of the named component.


Julie Butcher, head of marketing, said: “We know that customers are becoming even more discerning about their choice in pet food, and we feel Webbox Natural is leading the way when it comes to natural yet affordable choices.


“Consumers may find packaging labels confusing, for example, a product that is ‘rich in chicken with rice’ may sound more high quality than ‘chicken with rice’, but it is actually inferior in terms of chicken content.


“Our new campaign, which will be delivered via a range of channels including digital, social and the re-run of the TV ad, aims to educate the nation on what to look out for when selecting food for their dog/cat.


 “We know that there are a lot of misconceptions or ‘myths’ out there, and as a responsible manufacturer we want to empower consumers to make the best decision when selecting food for their pets and that’s what we aim to achieve from this campaign.”

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