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Ch 11 casestudy Tasty_Gainz

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Source: Heinze, A., Fletcher, G., Rashid, T., & Cruz, A. (Eds.). (2017). Digital and Social Media Marketing: A Results-Driven Approach. Routledge. Accessible online http://mastersindigitalmarketing.org/book/ #passion4digital This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Ch 11 casestudy Tasty_Gainz

  1. 1. Source: Heinze, A., Fletcher, G., Rashid,T., & Cruz, A. (Eds.). (2017). Digital and Social Media Marketing: A Results-Driven Approach. Routledge. Accessibleonlinehttp://mastersindigitalmarketing.org/book/ #passion4digital Thiswork is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Chapter 11 Mobile Marketing Case Study Chapter 11: Tasty_Gainz By adopting the approach of using social media platforms such as Instagram, Tasty_Gainz - a halal meal prep start-up company targeting body builders - has been able to create a consumer base at minimal cost. Overview Muhammad, a University student and a gym enthusiast in the UK, realised the potential for a business which removed the burden of bodybuilding meal preparation. With a minimal budget, Muhammad applied mobile marketing strategies which were highly effective without exceeding his funding. He realised the potential of using Instagram, because many personal trainers and IFBB competitors in bodybuilding were already using the platform to create multiple streams of revenue. The entrepreneur capitalised on the fact that no other business provides the same type of service - fully harnessed mobile marketing to supply protein meat-based prep meals to a niche bodybuilders market. The aim of Tasty_Gainz is to: ● Create awareness of the Tasty_Gainz brand through using Instagram
  2. 2. Source: Heinze, A., Fletcher, G., Rashid,T., & Cruz, A. (Eds.). (2017). Digital and Social Media Marketing: A Results-Driven Approach. Routledge. Accessibleonlinehttp://mastersindigitalmarketing.org/book/ #passion4digital Thiswork is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. ● Build a customer base by applying the principles of Affiliated Marketing through employing Ambassadors on Instagram ● Harness the potential of eWOM via Instagram and develop and maintain relationships with customers Implementation Muhammad noticed that the only way to build a following was with the help of already established Instagram pages and via the use of affiliated marketing. As he realised he did not have the capital to pay for the pages for ‘shoutouts’, he contacted the owners of pages with several thousand followers in an attempt to employ them as Ambassadors of Tasty_Gainz. Each Ambassador was given a discount code; therefore, whoever of their followers used their unique code received 20% off their first order. The ambassador would benefit by receiving commission for every week the customer returned. Therefore, with minimal capital, he was able to pay the ambassadors and develop a customer base. Results Tasty_Gainz currently employs 17 “Ambassadors” on Instagram consisting of personal trainers and IFBB competitors, each with followers exceeding 10,000. With the aid of this and the eWOM mobile marketing via Instagram, Tasty_Gainz in its first 6 months was able to build a customer base, producing an average of 680 meals a week. For a company which started on very limited capital, the entrepreneur has been able to spread the word of the business through streams of mobile marketing. The Tasty_Gainz brand has become well known by gym enthusiasts and trainers motivated by fitness as they are providing a unique service, and fulfil a niche by providing Halal meat. All these factors combined are helping Tasty_Gainz’s social media following to grow at a rapid rate, ensuing they capitalise their focus on mobile marketing. One of the Ambassadors who was impressed by the Food and the concept of Tasty_Gainz commented: “Great Service, great food, if you guys aren’t already doing so, go check out Tasty_Gainz. No hassle of shopping, cooking, or cleaning up. Really makes getting that dream body a hell of a lot easier.” Further Information
  3. 3. Source: Heinze, A., Fletcher, G., Rashid,T., & Cruz, A. (Eds.). (2017). Digital and Social Media Marketing: A Results-Driven Approach. Routledge. Accessibleonlinehttp://mastersindigitalmarketing.org/book/ #passion4digital Thiswork is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 1. https://www.instagram.com/tasty_gainz/ 2. Cowan, G. (2016) Think Your business is too small for Mobile Marketing? Think Again, Available: http://www.smallbizdaily.com/think-business-small-mobile- marketing-think/ 3. Hickman, G. What Small Business Need to know about Mobile Marketing, Available: http://mobilemarketingengine.com/small-businesses-need-know-mobile-marketing/ 4. Jones, M. (2015) Starbucks and Armour Are winning Mobile-And You’re Likely behind, Available: http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeljones/2015/08/31/starbucks-under-armour- are-winning-mobile-and-youre-likely-behind/#2f3d466b14e4 5. Mobile: The Great connector- Bridging The Digital & Physical Worlds To Boost Your Marketing Effectiveness. Available: http://www.mmaglobal.com/files/documents/mma_emea_mobile_the_great_connector_fi nal.pdf Discussion questions 1. Discuss the benefits of mobile marketing for a new start-up like Tasty_Gainz. 2. In your opinion, does mobile marketing present similar opportunities for small business as for large business? 3. Identify the risks that a start-up business should consider when mobile marketing. Class activities 1. As a digital marketing consultant, you have been approached by Tasty_Gainz to advise the owner on how to further enhance the potential of mobile marketing to expand his business. Taking into consideration the limited budget available for marketing, brainstorm and develop a 12 month mobile marketing strategy for Tasty_Gainz. 2. In groups, identify other potential products and markets that could be developed for Tasty_Gainz and how mobile marketing could be applied to develop the business.

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