Keeping Messy Monkeys fuelled for fun at the Australian Open
Healthy snack brand engages with school-aged kids and their parents through sponsorship of the AO Kids Club
Activations
1
Avg. CPR
$1.00 AUD
physical reach
1,400
Kids and families absolutely loved Messy Monkeys.
KidsCo
We had kids from all over the world attending the Australian Open Kids Club and they were asking their parents to buy these for them for school. They loved the stencils too :)
KidsCo
The favourite flavour was cheese with a close second burger. Tomato Sauce was more enjoyed by the adults! A great activation well suited to our brand as we feel the packaging and concept aligns nicely with the KidsCo branding. Thank you!
KidsCo

Part of the Aussie-owned Freedom Foods Group, Messy Monkeys bites are a popular kids snack product offering a hidden source of fibre and nutrition thanks to Sorghum (a nutrient powerhouse) and quinoa. They’re the perfect snack for messy little monkeys, helping keep kids full of active energy for more messy fun!

The brand was looking to promote their wholegrain bites to kids and their parents, to drive awareness for their brand, share key product messaging, and encouraging parents to seek the product out in their local supermarkets.

Through Brandcrush, they connected with KidsCo, who was running the AO Kids Club: an onsite childcare program for 5-12-year-olds at the Australian Open. With a non-stop program of fun and tennis-related entertainment, Messy Monkey’s recognized this as a great opportunity to connect with their target market.

The brand booked their sponsorship activation with KidsCo using Brandcrush’s seamless booking platform. Over a number of Grand Slam days, Messy Monkeys provided free samples of their wholegrain bites in a variety of flavours, reaching 1,400 kids. They also built further brand affinity by sharing their colouring stencils for the kids to colour, featuring sport’s themed Messy Monkeys drawings.

In a fantastic example of alignment between Activation Host and Brand, the Messy Monkey’s activation was a great success. Parents loved that their kids were being offered healthy, nutrient-rich snacks, and the kids were drawn to the fun, vibrant brand. For Messy Monkeys, this was a wonderful opportunity to connect with their target market in a relevant, real-world context and distribute product samples.