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Insomnia Cookies Final Project

  1. 1. Insomnia Cookies Social Media Marketing Proposal
  2. 2. Current Materials National food service chain providing late night delivery in college areas.. MSU Store located at 603 E. Grand River in East Lansing, Michigan with a 5 mile delivery radius. Current media materials include a website with online ordering capabilities and a Facebook page. Utilize a moon-shaped cookie logo and the slogan “Baked Right Late Night”
  3. 3. Demographics East Lansing is a college town, 58% of it’s inhabitants between the ages of 18 and 24. Customers are primarily low-budget as they are students working only part time. During seasonal switch (summer and long university breaks,)their market depletes significantly. Photo Credit: Flikr/lmiller1717
  4. 4. Challenges Location: Small store on a side street with a lack of visibility Awareness: New (within 5 years) and lack of awareness is compounded by the ever changing population (new students each semester and old students leaving) Customers: Low income and as MSU is a “party” environment, there are often deliveries to students who have been drinking or at parties. Communication: Constantly shifting population makes communication hard over time Delivery: Delivery creates it’s own specific challenges (time constraints and lost profits with mistakes)
  5. 5. Goals Raise Awareness Broaden Audience Develop New Strategies Fine Tune Old Strategies Catch Attention with Fresh Ideas
  6. 6. Campaign Ideas Develop a new campaign targeting Parents, encouraging them to send cookies to their students! Fresh Cookies for your Freshman! Just because you don’t bake them doesn’t mean they can’t eat them. Expand on Student Campaign Baked Right Late Night - use current slogan when upping awareness in the target audience. Incorporate both slogans in all aspects of Insomnia Cookies Media
  7. 7. Marketing Tools This campaign will utilize social media to reach it’s student target audience. Facebook and Twitter will be updated more often and streamlined. Website will add links to both accounts as well as have an SEO update A Coupon Campaign will be launched at Parent Orientation to reach the parent market. Photo Credit: Flickr/boite-en-valise
  8. 8. Fresh Ideas Broadening target audience with parents, encouraging them to surprise their children away at school. Offer weekly specials for Twitter and Facebook Followers Create contests and incentives for those “getting the word out” about Insomnia Cookies (ReTweets, Tagged Photos, Friend Suggestions, rewarding Tweets and Status updates regarding Insomnia Cookies) Increase interaction Shorter, Sweeter updates and Tweets SEO
  9. 9. Logistics and Evaluation Budget: Minimal. Campaign will primarily be on cost-free social media and utilize current logos as to incur no further cost. Hourly pay for Marketing Team and Coupon Printing will be kept to a minimum as well. Timeline: Coupon Blasts and Contests at peak times such as move in and special events (Football Season, March Madness) Google Analytics will be employed to check on SEO success and help target changes in approach. Evaluation: Facebook and Twitter Follower Counts, Awareness Survey with a reward coupon for participation, Coupon Number Tracking with Parent Campaign, Google Analytics to track website clicks. Photo Credit: Insomnia Cookies Website Gallery
  10. 10. Conclusion Through utilizing cost effective social media efforts, Insomnia Cookies’ reach will extend to bring in more customers and to connect with them on a regular basis. By creating a Parent campaign, Insomnia Cookies can experiment with new customer bases and methods of interaction, hopefully finding a whole new market niche. Through SEO, Insomnia Cookies can increase the effectiveness of their website and optimize their media efforts. YUM!