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Chasing new traffic this week for newsagents

Mark Fletcher
June 21st, 2019 · No Comments

newsXpress stores are this week chasing new traffic with a national TV ad campaign for Beanie Boos. Ranked in the top five revenue generators in their category, Boos are valuable at attracting shoppers, driving impulse purchases and boosting basket value.

I think it is important we promote our businesses externally through products we are not naturally thought of as stocking. By all means promoter legacy products in-store and locally, but for broad mass media attraction, we need a fresh pitch to reflect our fresh and relevant businesses.

There are two TVCs running – the one below and another that is “C” classified brand positioning, without a value offer.

I was directly involved with the production of the TVC and want to comment that we worked hard to get the right voice, to speak to the target shopper. The script was thoughtfully developed to pitch not only the value proposition but also the fun of the brands of Beanie Boos and Flippables. The images are deliberately diverse as Boos appeal, primarily, to boys and girls from as young as 5 to and old as fifteen, sometimes older.

One final point before we get to the TVC. Some may think that Boos are only one part of their business. They are right. However, there is evidence that they work at attracting new shoppers who are valuable beyond the Boo purchase. They buy cards, toys, gifts and more. Plus, these shoppers return. So, Boos work as a lure.

I’d also add that no other business runs a Boo only TVC. This is a differentiator,. We could promote stationery, but, hey, many businesses do that already. Swimming in the blue ocean is something I like.

Oh … the TVC is working. Reports of sales boosts are terrific.

Here is the general target TVC:

Now, in case you are wondering, here is the “C” release TVC. Producing this considerably enhances the return on ad spend for us.

This ad plays in prime kid viewing times.


Category: Newsagency marketing group · newsagency of the future

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