Kellogg’s Special K, world’s leading cereal brand signs on Deepika Padukone as the new face

Kellogg’s Special K, world’s leading cereal brand signs on Deepika Padukone as the new face

~Deepika Padukone associates with Kellogg’s Special K to kick start the wedding season preparations this year ~

Mumbai, 6th March, 2014: Special K from the house of Kellogg’s, the world’s leading producer of ready-to eat cereal and convenience foods, has signed on the diva Deepika Padukone as the new face of Special K.

Special K, the no. 1 brand for Kellogg’s globally has announced its association with the coveted actor in a well-timed fashion with the wedding season just around the corner. Women want to look their best while preparing for a wedding. Based on this insight, Kellogg’s Special K, along with their stunning new brand ambassador, Deepika, is presenting women with a Special K 2 Week Challenge as part of a healthy lifestyle to help them kick-start a weight management journey. The challenge aims to prepare women for a bold, beautiful and contemporary look for weddings through a simple challenge that helps them kick-start into a weight management journey.

Talking about the association with Special K, Deepika Padukone says, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be associated with Kellogg’s Special K. I personally have always been a firm believer of the importance of a combination of balanced eating with regular exercise for a healthy lifestyle. Special K stands for just that and has for a long time partnered women to kick-start their weight management journey. Through this Special K 2 week challenge, I look forward to partnering with similar women and share our experiences along the journey.”

After delivering a slew of mega hits in 2013, Deepika has carved a niche for herself in the Indian film industry and is known to constantly reinvent herself. Being a state level badminton player, Deepika, has always been a health and fitness enthusiast. For her, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and she ensures that she follows a regular balanced diet and exercise routine every day.

Commenting on this announcement, Harpreet Singh Tibb, Marketing Director, Kellogg India, says, “There was no doubt in our mind about bringing Deepika Padukone on board to represent Special K. Deepika is a sought after celebrity, who not only stands for high fashion but is looked up to for her healthy lifestyle. We are extremely proud to associate with such a talented actor who represents the brand’s values impeccably. We are very confident that our audience will effectively connect with Deepika, as she has always taken it upon herself to maintain healthy habits.”

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About Kellogg Company

In India, Kellogg is primarily focused on educating the Indian consumers about the importance of breakfast cereal by driving the ‘goodness of cereal’ agenda. Kellogg is known for its flagship brand Kellogg’s Corn Flakes® with its range of five variants positioned to all members of the family. Kellogg’s CHOCOS® with its three variants and Kellogg’s Honey Loops® are positioned to kids. The company’s portfolio in India also includes Kellogg’s Special K®; Kellogg’s All Bran Wheat Flakes®; four variants of Kellogg’s Extra Muesli®, Kellogg’s Oat-bites® and the Kellogg’s range in seven variants, available in Rs. 10 single-serve pouches. In August 2010, Kellogg forayed into the hot cereal segment in India with the launch of Kellogg’s Heart-to-Heart Oats® and in 2013 two savoury oats variants (Tomato Salsa and Green Pudina) have been launched.

Because we believe in the power of breakfast, Kellogg is primarily focused on educating the Indian consumers about the importance of breakfast cereal by driving the ‘goodness of cereal’ agenda with an aggressive nutrition program.

At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we are driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. With 2013 sales of $14.8 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Our brands – Kellogg’s®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Kashi®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. Through our Breakfasts for Better Days™ initiative, we’re providing 1 billion servings of cereal and snacks – more than half of which are breakfasts – to children and families in need around the world by the end of 2016.

To learn more about our responsible business leadership, foods that delight and how we strive to make a difference in our communities around the world, visit www.kelloggcompany.com. For Kellogg India specific information, visit www.kelloggcompany.co.in

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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