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Festival of Museums – Targeting Families

Festival of Museums – Targeting Families

TARGETING FAMILIES, DRIVING FOOTFALL

CLIENT : FESTIVAL OF MUSEUMS

THE BRIEF

We were tasked with raising awareness of the 2015 event, differentiating it in a busy ‘festival’ marketplace, directing traffic to the website and driving footfall at the individual events.

THE STRATEGY

With the key target audience being families with young children we created and implemented an integrated communications strategy to position it as a ‘not to be missed event’. We focussed on using highly visual and compelling content which would be easy to digest for busy families. This included traditional PR and social activity, focussing on: content creation, influencer engagement, social advertising, competitions, toolkit generation and managing all aspects of social media in the lead up to and throughout the festival weekend.

THE RESULTS

Making our own little piece of history we were able to report that 93% of venues used Facebook to showcase their events, citing the social media toolkit provided as a key support. Traffic to the website increased by 50% compared to the same period the previous year, and there was 5.7m social media mentions in 2015 – a notable 375% increase on 2014, with many museums experiencing record numbers of visitors over the weekend.

Ledaig – Reaching whisky connoisseurs

Ledaig – Reaching whisky connoisseurs

REACHING WHISKY CONNOISSEURS

CLIENT : BURN STEWART DISTILLERS

THE BRIEF

For the launch of Ledaig 42 Year Old, the brand’s rare and sought after ultimate aged Single Malt, Stripe was tasked with introducing the new expression to the global market. Through a combination of traditional PR and social media, we needed to gain maximum visibility amongst whisky collectors and connoisseurs to ultimately create demand and drive sales.

THE STRATEGY

In order to get Ledaig 42YO onto our audience’s radar, we worked hard to deliver maximum impact with minimum budget, developing a robust and focused plan of attack. The first step was creating a comprehensive communications toolkit to share with key Ledaig international markets to ensure quality and consistency of messaging across our global audience. This included building a dedicated Ledaig 42YO microsite to support raising the profile of the brand online and promote the significance of this new expression.

We worked with our in-house design team to produce a targeted, creative mailer to get the new expression into the hands of media and influencers, creating a stir online, grabbing the attention of key opinion formers, brand fans and prospective customers.

THE RESULTS

Over the course of the campaign, our activity secured 46 pieces of media coverage with 25,392,130 opportunities to see and hear, with a social reach of 119.2k across Facebook and Twitter.