Any new parent will tell you that having a baby can turn your world upside down. Caring for a tiny person with anti-social sleeping patterns and an aptitude for crying can feel like a lot to deal with. And when you finally think you’ve got it cracked, it’s time for weaning, and worrying about things like whether your baby will like broccoli.
However, sharing the ups and downs of the journey can make things feel a little less daunting. So when Heinz Baby engaged us to build their Facebook identity, strategy and content, that’s what we focused on – sharing.
Social media is very real for new parents. It’s a 24-hour lifeline to a community that truly gets them, one with the same experiences. In fact, a recent study shows that more than 90%* of new parents found social media "somewhat to extremely helpful to their parenting."
"Social media is where parents go to share mutual worries and triumphs, and have an honest chat about children."
Heinz Baby is a well-established range of food and drink for babies from weaning age (4-6 months) onwards. Inspired by parents, the range has been developed to be as close to homemade as possible. More importantly, it comes from a brand with lots of experience in helping people deal with the everyday. We took that sentiment, combined it with social insight, and turned it into a very real proposition:.
"We would create a home for the realities of being a parent - and one that showed the fun side of it."
After establishing this as our mission, we started planning and creating content that would make parents go “that’s so true”, give them a little motivational boost, spark conversations and most importantly, entertain.
What we did
We’re very proud to have taken Heinz Baby’s Facebook presence from first steps of strategy to flourishing family, through planning, content and community management. Here’s more on how it all came together: