Protein World uses scantily-clad female models in first TV campaign

Having made the headlines in 2015 after its controversial Beach Body Ready billboard ads were roundly criticised for being sexist, Protein World is back with its first ever television campaign and it’s not short of women in bikinis.

Set to the slogan ‘New Year, New You’, the TV campaign depicts various scantily-clad women posing (or working out, depending on your stance) on the beach to a soundtrack of dance music.

The TV campaign, which is already airing on Channel 5 in the UK, is set to launch across the UK, US, German and French markets, according to Protein World’s founder Arjun Seth.

https://twitter.com/arjun_seth/status/683791907911282688

Protein World’s ‘Are you beach body ready?’ billboards – which showed a woman in a skimpy bikini – sparked widespread controversy last summer, with campaigners accusing the OOH ads of body shaming and being ‘sexist’.

The Advertising Standards Authority banned the ads due to ‘misleading’ health claims but the stunt still gave Protein World plenty of publicity.

Marketing Week columnist Mark Ritson even went as far to suggest that Protein World had created “great marketing.”  Protein World’s Seth told MailOnline at the time that the campaign had boosted brand awareness and led to £2m in sales.

Whether the TV campaign will create the same controversy or have the same impact, remains to be seen.

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  1. Martin Ballantine 4 Jan 2016

    Protein World is the new Paddy Power.

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