Merrick: serious about meat
Could radio personality Merrick Watts be the new face of Meat & Livestock Australia?
The Triple M DJ called MLA marketing head Andrew Cox yesterday for an on-air chat, pitching his case to replace Sam Neill – who got the chop as the brand ambassador for red meat.
He even made a mock-up ad to make his case. Here’s the clip…
But Cox, who is meeting with Watts to have a chat about the idea, told Mumbrella via email: “We are not against using Merrick as a spokesman, but what does he know about WHOLESOME FOOD?”
“Currently he strikes us as a meat pie kind of guy – nothing wrong with that but he would need to prove he has a repertoire of healthy beef and lamb meals he can share with Australia.”