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Final Campaign Project

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Content Audit 

  • Background Content Audit
    • Located on College Hill Road, Living Foods is a health and wellness cafe, with a mission to bring truly unique, and delicious food to the Oxford community. The eatery provides healthy options, that are made out of real foods and ingredients. Restaurant owner, and mom Melody Sharp believes in preparing foods that are specialized for all diet types. Sharp began to educate herself about healthy alternatives, when her son was diagnosed with many food sensitivities.When interviewed for Oxford Stories, Sharp explains her incentive behind learning about food ingredients. Sharp created a menu that provided options for all diet types, and all stages in health. Since then the delicious eatery has become one of the healthiest places to eat in Oxford.
  • Content Audit
    • Social Media The Oxford eatery has a strong online presence with close to 3,000 follows on Facebook and just under 3,000 follows on Instagram.
    • Highlighted in there mission statement, and in the social media bio’s “Grab and Go” is a message the restaurant wants to send.
    • Living foods has one location, located on 809 College Hill Road which is away from much of the hustle and bustle of campus and the Oxford square.
    • Due to the fast paced and convenience oriented age we live in, food trucks have become a popular trend on the Ole Miss campus. Some of the most popular options available are not the healthiest.

Chick-fil-A food truck

Ole Miss Campus Food Trucks
Students wait in line outside of the the Chick-fil-A food truck on campus. (Photo by: Taylor Cook)

SWOT ANALYSIS 

  • Strengths:
    • Offers truly unique and delicious foods
    • Variety of grab and go options
    • Strong social media presence
    • Aesthetically pleasing website
  •  Weaknesses:
    • Living Foods has no events scheduled
    • the location is not convenient for the busy college student
    • location is not well known
    • Away from campus and college students
  • Opportunities:
    • Targeting college students
    • Provide healthy Grab-and-Go options near the Oxford Square and Ole Miss campus
    •  Increase buzz about the eatery and location
    • Create awareness for healthy eating on the go
    • Erase the thought wellness on the go is too difficult
  • Threats:
    • Aramark/Centerplate Ole Miss Food Production Contract
      • “Aramark, a food production service, currently holds the rights to run all the student food services on campus, like the Union and Rebel Market.
      • Centerplate runs all food services for sporting events” Aramark Contract .
      • Living Foods would be unable to place a food truck on the Ole Miss campus because of this.
      • Other chains/restaurants on the square or close nearby (South Depot, Newks, Oxford Canteen, Volta).
      • A small family owned business simply cannot produce the quantity to compete with the bigger chains.
      • The cost and competition to enter into the food truck business is high.

Brand Persona

  • The persona of customers that Living Foods should target are primarily the busy, overwhelmed, and sadly nutrient deprived college students. They are aware that their health could improve, but they simply think that meal prepping/grocery shopping, or even choosing healthy options on the go is too time consuming. They are wanting to improve their health but are lacking the inspiration and motivation to take the first step.
  • Local Oxford working moms and dads who want a healthy to bring to work, or even home to their families. They are not looking to sit down and have a full time consuming meal. They enjoy knowing they are fueling their bodies for a long and tiring day of work, and setting an example for their children about healthy eating habits.

The Campaign:

  • Life+College= Failing diet, right? Wellness on Wheels tells a different story. The name of this campaign is “Wellness on Wheels”. The campaign would promote eating healthy on the go. This campaign would kickstart in January of 2019- the start of a New Year. It is a campaign that speaks to all those who said, “this is the year I am going to finally get in shape” for the past five years. You know the ones that say, “no, for real this is the year”. AKA all of us. This campaign would attract audiences of all backgrounds: the stressed college student, the working parent, or even the healthy eating novice.

Target Audience:

  • Although this campaigns goal is to reach the general public of Oxford, the primary target audience is the busy health-seeking college student. The campaign’s “buzz”  will reach the audience through word of mouth, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and the “Wellness on Wheels” food truck.
  • This campaign would reach college students looking to change their eating habits in 2019. The campaign would promote the #wellnessonwheels.
    • The hashtag will create overall brand awareness for Living Foods, and incentivize college students to choose healthy options.
    • #wellnessonwheels does not directly get students into the restaurant, but it does create an overall mindset and trend of healthy options in Oxford.
  • The Pitch:
    • Life+College= Failing diet, right? Wellness on Wheels tells a different story.
    • Living Foods will place their food truck near the Oxford Square and Ole Miss Campus.
    • Grab and go meals such as: fresh juices, and healthy lunch options would be available.

INSTAGRAM:

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FACEBOOK:

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Selfie Competition with the Hashtag:

  • The campaign would include a selfie competition with the #wellnessonwheels.
  • An example of a selfie would be a student who packed their healthy chicken and vegetables the night before and brought it to the library to study the next day. People who receive the most likes from the selfie post with either meal prepped food/or on-the go healthy choice will get a Living Foods free meal.
    The Goal of this?

    • This would instill a positive awareness of eating healthy in college students and get the word out about Living Foods as well.
    • Maintaining a healthy diet on the go is hard, especially as a college student. Healthy options last minute are hard.

FACEBOOK

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(Example of the snap chat competition, with a post that said “I got my quick and healthy smoothie on the go today”! #wellnessonwheels #selfie #livingfoods

Objectives:

  • Improve brand awareness and primary location awareness of Living Foods.
  • Increase awareness of the possibilities of eating healthy on the go through the hashtag #wellnessonwheels, and selfie competition.

 

 

 

 

 

ASICS Brand Analysis

The ASICS 2016 ad campaign, Want it More encompassed the reason ASICS will always be one of my got-to brands. The ‘Want it More’ campaign provided an inspiring and motivational approach, through influencing all audiences to work hard and push themselves. The seemingly evident goal of this ad, is to encourage people of all ages and genders to pursue their passion.

The campaign video immediately grabs the audience’s attention with a bold
opening statement, “this is an open letter to anyone who wants to be an athlete.” The voiceover is a deep and tough sounding voice, that sets the tone for the intensity of the ads message… “If you want it more than sleep, if you want it more than all-night parties, if you want it more than likes, if you want it more than perfect hair, or cake … if you really want to be an athlete, just wanting it isn’t enough.” Want it More campaign calls out the stereotypical distractions that society allows to get in the way of their goals. ASICS inspires the everyday person to ask themselves “am I doing all I can to get better”?

Ironically the ad captures everything that comes to mind when I think of ASICS. A runner in the middle of the night, kids running through the grass, a boxer with taped hands and drenched in sweat… The ad screams lets get to work. As an athlete, comfort, durability, and reliability are qualities I seek in shoes. When I picture myself “getting to work” or in training I know the first thing I would grab are my ASCIS. As I call them there is nothing like “happy feet.”

Hard work in any part of life will include some wear and tear, physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is comforting knowing that I can control one part of this process by what I put on my feet. One quote that I will always stick to is the Ben Franklin, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ASICS gives the public a chance to succeed. Personally I have noticed when working hard at one thing in my life through devoting my time, effort, and passion, those traits fall into other aspects of my life. You do not just automatically Want it More, you have to learn and train yourself to Want it More.

This 2016 campaign seeps into the human spirit, and seeks to address a passion within. No matter the blood, sweat, and tears, you just have to WANT IT MORE.

Content Marketing Pitch Proposal


Client: Living Foods

Content Audit

  • Currently the social media presence is strong: Living Foods has close to 3,000 followers on both Instagram and Facebook
  • Based on the opinion of 62 people on Facebook 4.8 out of 5 people recommend Living Foods Oxford
  • Located on College Hill Road, is a health and wellness cafe, with a mission to bring truly unique, and delicious food to the Oxford community. The eatery provides healthy options, that are made out of real foods and ingredients. Restaurant owner, and mom Melody Sharp believes in preparing foods that are specialized for all diet types. Sharp began to educate herself about healthy alternatives, when her son was diagnosed with many food sensitivities.
  • When interviewed for Oxford Stories, Sharp explains her incentive behind learning about food ingredients. She goes on to say, “I learned a lot about food when my son was born six years ago,” she said. “He had a milk and protein allergy, so as a breastfeeding mom, I became an avid label reader.” Sharp created a menu that provided options for all diet types, and all stages in health. Since then the delicious eatery has become one of the healthiest places to eat in Oxford.
  • The Oxford eatery has a strong online presence with close to 3,000 follows on Facebook, and just under 3,000 follows on Instagram. Highlighted in there mission statement, and in the social media bio’s “Grab and Go” is a message the restaurant wants to send. Living foods has one location, located on 809 College Hill Road it is away from much of the hustle and bustle of campus and the Oxford square.
    • Due to the fast paced and convenience oriented age we live in, food trucks have become a popular trend on the Ole Miss campus. Some of the most popular options available are not the healthiest.
  • SWOT ANALYSIS 
  • Strengths:
    • Offers truly unique and delicious foods
    • Variety of grab and go options
    • Strong social media presence
    • Aesthetically pleasing website
  •  Weaknesses:
    • Living Foods has no events scheduled
    • the location is not convenient for the busy college student
    • location is not well known
    • Away from campus and college students
  • Opportunities:
    • targeting college students
    • healthy options on campus
    • get the word out/location
      create awareness for healthy eating on the go
  • Threats:
    • Their competitor: Big Fast Food Chains
    •  Food trucks on the Ole Miss campus require at least 19,000 meals every day to be available
    • A small family owned business simply cannot produce the quantity every day
    • The cost and competition to enter into the food truck business is high.

The Campaign:

  • WELLNESS ON WHEELS: Life is busy. College is extra busy. Life+College= Failing diet, right? Wellness on Wheels tells a different story. The campaign would promote eating healthy on the go. What is it?
  • This campaign would kickstart in January of 2019.

Food Truck:

  • Living Foods would place their food truck on the Ole Miss campus at the beginning of the year, and pass out brochures about their location/mission.
  • The food truck would be on campus two times per semester.
  • Grab and go meals such as: fresh juices, and healthy lunch options would be available.
    • This campaign would reach college students looking to change their eating habits in 2019. The campaign would promote the #wellnessonwheels.
      • The hashtag will create overall brand awareness for Living Foods, and incentivize college students to choose healthy options.
      • #wellnessonwheels does not directly get students into the restaurant, but it does create an overall mindset and trend of healthy options in Oxford.

Selfie Competition with the Hashtag:

  • The campaign would include a selfie competition with the #wellnessonwheels.
    • An example of a selfie would be a student who packed their healthy chicken and vegetables the night before and brought it to the library to study the next day. People who receive the most likes from the selfies post with either meal prepped food/or on-the go healthy choice will get a Living Foods free meal.
      The Goal of this?

      • This would instill a positive awareness of eating healthy in college students and get the word out about Living Foods as well.
      • Maintaining a healthy diet on the go is hard, especially as a college student. Healthy options last minute are hard.

Tornado Warning

Reb Alert:

Tornado Warning issued for Oxford. NOTE- A tornado warning means the tornado HAS been spotted either on the radar or by spotters. Do not panic with the sound of the sirens, at this time a tornado has not been spotted in Oxford. Stay safe.

  •  Radar Update: 5:30pm…Tornado warned storm just west of our warning area is about 45-60 minutes from Batesville, MS.

Tornado Tracker:

Live Tornado Watch 

Tornado Watch vs. Tornado Warning:

Watch:

  • means that weather conditions are favorable for the formation of a tornado.
  • Stay alert for changing weather conditions and be prepared to take action .
    Be alert to changes in local weather

Warning:

  • A tornado warning means that a tornado has actually been sighted by spotters or indicated on radar and is occurring or imminent in the warning area.
  • Do NOT go outside during a tornado warning.

 

 

Final Project: Living Foods

I will create an event to raise awareness for the local wellness cafe Living Foods. Living Foods is one of my favorite healthy food options in Oxford. It is a small, welcoming,and family owned company. Although it has all the trendy food options in all things health/wellness, it is not a well known cafe. Living Foods is located outside the central downtown of Oxford. It is a small shop located on College Hill Rd, just behind Lamar Park. I am from Phoenix, Arizona a considerably “health aware” city. When I came to Ole Miss four years ago, I was shocked how few options there were for healthy eating. I want places like Living Foods to thrive, because Oxford needs more healthy options.

To increase the brand awareness of Living Foods, I will use update social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I will press that the updates are frequent, timely, and creative. Maybe through getting some athletes or “Oxford famous” people to eat there and post about their experience it will spark more traffic. Overall increased brand awareness of Living Foods is my goal.

Content Marketing: TED

Content marketing is the latest approach of reaching a specific audience. In the digital era we live in, organizations have many different platforms options. Through content marketing, companies are able to create a more strategic, relevant, and consistent.

TED’s incorporation of content marketing, has paid off extensively. Blogger, Kelly Glista wrote an article, What TEDX Taught Me About Content Marketing. The article gives insight into how exactly TED has become such a successful form of content marketing, and the answer Glista gave captures this. Glista, “It’s not that the content isn’t compelling. It’s just that I have to find the right way to express it, for the right people.” This is exactly what content marketing is all about. It is not shoving an idea or product in your audience’s face. Studies show that the most effective marketing, and the way of the world now is content marketing.

“Your content may not interest everyone, but if you’re answering a question, solving a problem, or starting a conversation—and expressing it in the right way for the right people—it’s going to interest someone. “Instead of pitching your products or services, you are providing truly relevant and useful content to your prospects and customers to help them solve their issues” (ContentMarketing).

 

Nike Kaepernick Campaign

Nike’s controversial advertising decision to feature former NFL 49ers quarterback turned activist, Colin Kaepernick, gained a lot buzz and backlash this week. In the 30th anniversary version of its “Just Do It” ad campaign, Nike released image of Kaepernick’s face with the slogan: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” The ad gained very polarizing attention, some boycotting Nike-lighting their products on fire, while others praising Nike and Kaepernick. Some are calling the marketing move “genius”. USAToday said, “on social media, people who say they would never have considered buying Nike now are talking about moving to the brand.” Although I do not favor the political and controversial marketing approach the company took, I do foresee the campaign as an overall success for Nike.

It is quite clear that Nike aimed for the younger and liberal consumer in this ad, while considering the uproar conservatives would bring. According to inc.com,”Seventy-eight percent of respondents who self-identify as liberal want brands to take a stand, while just about half (52 percent) of respondents who self-identify as conservative feel the same,” Sprout Social found. In other words liberals want brands to speak out. The ad speaks to the younger generation, and according to businessinsider.com, 67% of Nike’s customer base is younger than 35. In addition
The earned media Nike received was included in this decision as well. The ad reached people across so many platforms. Kaepernick is just shy of 2 million followers, and there were 2.7 million mentions of Nike over the previous 24 hours. The coverage Nike is widespread. “There have been more than 5.2 million social posts mentioning the brand in the past 72 hours according to social media.” Including “over the past seven days, social media mentions of Nike have increase $265%” (mediapost.com).

This story represents the power that social media and coverage has in this digital age.