July 23rd, 2013 (Broomfield, CO) – FlapJacked, a Colorado-based company that recently launched a simple and nutritious protein pancake mix, has selected SMACK! Media as their marketing consulting and public relations agency, effective July 15, 2013. The partnership comes together as FlapJacked prepares to expand into retailers regionally and soon after, nationwide. Only having been on the market since March 2013 via online purchase, the all-natural line of pancakes that boasts only 200 calories per serving and 15-17 grams of protein, has piqued the interest of grocery retailers, from Krogers to Whole Foods. The launch of FlapJacked into retail distribution will allow them to expand their reach not only within the sports and outdoor industry, but also to general health, fitness and wellness communities.
Fitness and nutrition have always been at the forefront for FlapJacked Founders and parents of five children, Jennifer and David Bacon. “We not only love our active lifestyle, but we also love to eat!” said Jennifer Bacon.“ We look forward to the weekend mornings of pancakes but are never sustained and always feel that sugar “carb crash” an hour later. We have also been frustrated with not finding easy, healthy and nutritionally balanced meal options for our morning rush. Through trial and error, we have developed a healthy ‘just add water’ protein pancake mix that uses whole grain ingredients, is lower in carbohydrates, high in protein, has a significant amount of fiber, tastes fantastic and one that will sustains us through our next meal!”
Alongside being an active mother of five and entrepreneur, Jennifer has a rich brand building background that shines through in the eye-catching FlapJacked packaging. She was once a Senior Design Director at P&G Brands, where she worked on Pampers® and Kandoo® and most recently, led the global design strategy for Kotex®, Poise® and Depend® brands at Kimberly-Clark. Her work on U by Kotex earned a Platinum Pentaward, and was named one of “America’s Hottest Brands” by Advertising Age and awarded Product of the Year voted by 60,000 consumers.
This past weekend, FlapJacked exhibited at their first event to the public, the 3rd Annual Fitness on the Rocks Mass Workout and Expo, which featured over 10,000 participants. “We were thrilled with the response that our healthy and easy pancake mix received from the fitness audience,” said David Bacon. “We had heard positive things about SMACK! Media’s track record for helping launch new brands to market and having Sarah from SMACK! on the ground with us reinforced our decision to partner with them. She was upbeat, had a great sense of humor and right from the start, spoke intelligently and warmly about our products. She even incorporated a local angle to our product that we never would have thought of! We look forward to growing with SMACK! Media as we expand further into retail distribution.”
FlapJacked Protein Pancake mixes are available in three different flavors: Banana Hazelnut, Cinnamon Apple and Buttermilk. Each flavor is available in a 28 ounce package (15 servings) or a 4 ounce sample package. To learn more about FlapJacked Protein Pancakes and to find great recipes, visit http://www.flapjacked.com, friend them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Flapjacked or follow them @ProteinPancakes.
ABOUT FLAPJACKED (Owned by JaceyCakesLLC):
Co-Founders Jennifer and David Bacon are firm believers that “we are what we eat” and believe that healthy meals should not only fuel our bodies but also taste great. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle for a family of 7 has been fairly easy with the exception of their 10-year old son, Jace, who has Autism. His diet isn’t exactly healthy, but survival is often key for children with Autism. Throughout his life, getting Jace to eat at all has been a constant struggle that encourages the Bacon family to maintain a healthy balance for the family. All five children inspired the recipes, taste tested them relentlessly and brought to life the passion and personality behind the FlapJacked™ brand. This is truly a family journey for great tasting, nutritionally balanced, delicious pancakes that are easy to prepare. (Just add water!)
ABOUT SMACK! MEDIA:
SMACK! Media is a boutique relationship marketing agency that develops effective multi-dimensional brand strategy, creative development, public relations and social media campaigns, with a pinpoint focus on the sports, health and fitness markets. Our approach is grounded in inspiring and clear communication, strong relationships and a passion for execution. Make your brand stand out, give it a little SMACK! For more info, or to read about our services, visit: www.smackmedia.com