Leveraging Longevity: 75th Anniversary Sweepstakes

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We recently posted about using milestones to leverage an Integrated Advertising Campaign and featured Starbucks’ new logo in celebration of their 40th Anniversary as a prime example. As a follow up to that post, we are featuring an example of an execution strategy for the business-to-business category.

Orange Label client, Martin Whalen Office Solutions celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2011 and they are using it as a cornerstone for their marketing activity. Using this milestone anniversary as an opportunity to leverage Martin Whalen’s longevity, and position Martin Whalen as a leader in Office Technology, Orange Label developed an Integrated Advertising Platform that includes result-driven campaigns supported by a year-long calendar of events, promotions, advertising and PR.

To kick-off the campaign, Martin Whalen recently launched its 75 Year Anniversary Office Technology Upgrade Sweepstakes. Promoted through radio advertising, customized landing pages and salesmarketing handouts, the sweepstakes features Chicago Cubs and White Sox ticket giveaways. In addition, three grand prize winners will each be presented with a $7,500 office technology upgrade for their business.

Benefits of this promotional strategy include the opportunity to:

  • Reach a focused and relevant target demographic
  • Generate qualified leads
  • Increase brand exposure
  • Support local businesses
  • Position Martin Whalen as a thriving brand leader
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