Foreman grill campaign is "Weight Watchers meets Subway"

12/27/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Spectrum Brands Holdings is running a $3 million campaign for George Foreman grills, using New Year's weight-loss resolutions as an occasion to run a related contest. The George Foreman Grills Weight Loss Challenge will employ Facebook, Twitter, a dedicated microsite and digital outdoor before migrating to sites such as BiggestLoser.com. Syracuse advertising professor Brian Sheehan said the campaign is "Weight Watchers meets Subway" in how it promotes the grill as a way to lose weight.

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