When our client, Cedar Crest Ice Cream, needed marketing strategies to launch their new gelato, we happily scooped up that project. The first step was creating a branding story and, considering how strongly people associate flavors with memories, we settled on “nostalgia.” From there, we delved into creating a campaign to market Cedar Crest’s seven new gelato flavors.
To create their own authentic gelato flavors, Cedar Crest sent one of their food scientists to Italy to learn from the artisan gelato makers. He brought that knowledge home and added his own twists to classic flavors. Our team used his inspiration to generate nostalgic stories behind the flavors. From there, we fleshed out a marketing campaign to include new website content and social media promotion.
Our marketing strategy included establishing a data base from Cedar Crest’s fan base and collected new subscribers for a newsletter. Next, we created a “A Taste of Nostalgia” social media promotion to unveil the new line and drive traffic to the website. We also created an online Memory game on the Cedar Crest website, which offered promotional prizes.
Since gelato is such a deliciously fun product, employing a social media tie-in to the campaign proved to be a hit. Numerous consumers visited the website to play the game and “liked” and commented on the Facebook promotions. Plus, we were able to collect hundreds of new names for newsletter promotion. The client was exceptionally pleased with the website content and we have to agree, it all turned out pretty sweet!