Snack a Smile: Healthy Sales Promotion Marketing with a Twist!
You may be wondering why we’ve got a mascot of a giant Mandora orange in the photo above. You may also be asking yourself, what’s a Mandora? The photo above showcases a unique sales promotion, Snack a Smile! Sales promotion marketing is a type of marketing aimed at the consumer and can be used to introduce a new product and/or increase sales. There are endless ways to execute a sales promotion, and it’s important that you do so to give your brand extra visibility.
The Snack a Smile program is co-financed by the European Union. Their goal is to promote qualitative citrus fruits from Cyprus to Canadian consumers. The fruits promoted include the Cyprus Mandora (a cross between a mandarin and an orange) and Grapefruit.
Now that you know it’s a cross between a mandarin and an orange, what else makes it different? The Mandora is easily mistaken for a clementine, but its skin is thicker and the fruit contains seeds. The taste is more acidic than a clementine and a little but tougher to peel. But trust us, the taste is well worth the effort!
These are regarded among the best citrus fruit in the world! Grapefruits have a high juice and sugar content. Grapefruits are low in calories but are full of nutrients and an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
Planning, Staffing & Executing a Healthy Sales Promotion Marketing
The program kicked off with multiple in-store samplings at various grocery stores across Ontario. The finale, Snack a Smile, required lots of planning and working alongside our trusted vendors.
To give you an idea of all the logistics, Tigris coordinated and supplied:
- 1 Onsite Event Manager
- 4 Food Safety Certified Brand Ambassadors
- 2 Demo Stations
- 1 Pull-Up Banner
- 1 Mascot Outfit
- Emoji Cut-Outs
- 1 ipod pre-programmed with music from Greece + 1 speaker
- Bicycle (for contest winner)
- Branded Shirts & Hats
- Sampling Supplies: juicer, gloves, knives, cutting boards, cups, napkins
- Venue Access / Permit
In addition to sourcing supplies and logistics, we only had a month to source and secure a venue! The activation included many components for a truly experiential experience for consumers. They were able to sample freshly squeezed fruit juices & slices, as well as take fruit to go. We also had a draw to win a bright yellow and orange bicycle was won by one lucky participant. Guests were shocked that we were giving away fresh produce for free and eager to learn more about the fruits. Many left with brochures to bring to their local grocer to bring the fruits to their store. Overall, it was an extremely successful sales promotion marketing.
Guests were shocked that we were giving away fresh produce for free and eager to learn more about the Cyprus fruits. Many left with brochures to bring to their local grocer so they could purchase the fruits regularly. Overall, it was an extremely successful sales promotion marketing.
What To Do With the Leftovers?
Post-event, there were some leftovers. A person can only eat so much fruit! Thanks to the European Union and Cyprus fruits, Tigris was able to donate the leftovers to Feed the Need Durham and Girls Inc. They were thankful for the donation and we couldn’t be happier to help two amazing organizations.
Tigris is a firm believer in supporting local and global community causes and environmental issues. Since 2008, we have proudly donated more than $20,000 from company profits to the various organizations (and people). You can view the full list here.
In addition to funds donated, Tigris’ CEO has also been donating her time to sit on the board with Camp Trillium, a camp for children with cancer and their families. She has completed 2 years of a 3 year board position and is chairing their new initiative, “Camp out for Cancer” which takes place Oct. 14, 2017.