Earlier this week PBN exclusively revealed that a market analyst had labeled pro-dairy initiative Februdairy a 'complete misfire'.
Februdairy was inspired by the success of Veganuary - which encourages people to try a vegan diet throughout January. It aimed to promote a positive image of dairy farming, using the Februdairy hashtag.
According to the analyst, the campaign failed after vegans hijacked the hashtag, using it to spread a pro-animal rights message.
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In this video, PBN Founder Klaus Mitchell leads a discussion around the success - and failure - of Februdairy.
He says: "The call to action was creating awareness around the benefits of dairy.
"But there were signs the campaign was in disarray. It was a very astroturf campaign led by people who wanted to sell more products."
Maria is a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer. Her writing has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
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