• Influencers and branded tram announce Rockit's arrival in Hong Kong

Influencers and branded tram announce Rockit's arrival in Hong Kong

A branded tram, influencers and a pop-up event have launched Rockit Global's new brand to the Hong Kong market. 

The Hawke’s Bay snack sized apple company kicked off the campaign with a branded tram that cruised Hong Kong Island last month. 

Rockit General Manager Global Marketing, Julian Smith says the company’s strong partnership with FRECO International Company Limited (FRECO) has been instrumental in bringing Rockit’s global brand to life in a way that connects with Hong Kong consumers.

“We’ve worked really closely with the team at FRECO to build a campaign that captures the cheeky attitude of our new brand and are thrilled to see the impact that it’s had in Hong Kong. Locals there have been big fans of Rockit™ apples for several years now and this new activity has helped to spread the word wider, reaching thousands of new consumers in-store and online,” says Julian.

The three-day pop-up event at high-traffic shopping mall, Popcorn Plaza at Tseung Kwan O, was a campaign highlight featuring interactive games and giveaways and drawing thousands of captivated consumers.

“It was awesome to engage over 80 influencers who drummed up high impact social media activity for #rockitapple,” Julian continues. “The resulting posts showcased images taken at the pop-up event, boosting brand awareness among our target consumer audiences.”

In-store point of sale material also featured prominently in over 130 supermarkets and wholesale markets to further drive awareness, resulting in a good lift in sales year on year.

FRECO Business Development Director, Sam Sin says it is great to see a “new era” for fruit marketing with the emergence of stronger brand positioning in the industry.

“We have really enjoyed the opportunity to bring Rockit’s global brand to life in Hong Kong. It is a pleasure to work with a company that has such a strong brand image and that empowers us to organize such an amazing marketing campaign.

We are thrilled to encourage consumers to not only enjoy delicious Rockit™ apples but to embrace the energetic lifestyle of the brand and Rockit every day,” says Sam.

With the business set to pack and ship over 400 million apples annually by 2025, Rockit will drive continued growth in this key market by building strong successful relationships with licensees and retailers. Staying across local consumer trends to create great brand experiences will be a key part of the company’s journey to becoming the world's most loved apple brand.