Source: Media Outreach
HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 24 September 2020 – 7-Eleven has
always been known for running attractive redemption programmes that offer
appealing collectibles. However, the team decided to do things differently this
time round — they wanted to shift the programme from simply being a way to
reward loyalty into a platform to increase brand equity and authentically
engage the customer in a fun and exciting way.
So, 7-Eleven launched a total of four Snoopy concept stores in
Hong Kong and Macau to not only showcase and generate awareness of the
programme itself, but also create an exciting destination for Snoopy fans to
visit and enjoy.
HAPPINESS IS… : a fun, meaningful
platform to engage and connect
To coincide with Snoopy’s 70th birthday, 7-Eleven chose to collaborate with
PEANUTS, the iconic cartoon strip featuring Snoopy and his friends. “HAPPINESS
IS….” was selected as the overarching platform for the campaign; a famous
catchphrase from the PEANUTS cartoons that encourages us to appreciate the
little things in life.
In their latest redemption
programme, 7-Eleven partnered up with PEANUTS and Japanese lifestyle fashion
brand niko and… in their first ever crossover collection in Hong Kong to launch
a series of eight colourful, stylish eco bags featuring Snoopy and the gang. To
accompany the launch and promote the programme in an exciting and engaging way,
7-Eleven developed the innovative idea of the Snoopy concept store.
A fresh perspective on customer engagement
The rationale behind the Snoopy
concept stores was to bring the redemption programme to life and create an
opportunity for customers to truly experience the wonderful world of Snoopy and
his friends within selected 7-Eleven stores.
Store 1: Happiness is… Friends and Togetherness.
Store 2: Happiness is… Sharing.
Store 3: Happiness is… More Hellos.
Store 4: Happiness is… A Day Out.
Four locations were chosen to undergo the transformation; a hub of three stores in the high traffic
district of Mongkok to create a “Snoopy Town” for added impact and one
store in Macau. Each store is decorated individually in a special
theme to represent
a particular concept
under the umbrella
of the HAPPINESS IS… platform — Friendship
and Togetherness, Sharing, More Hellos and A Day Out. The different fit outs not only flesh out the HAPPINESS
IS…concept but also give customers a compelling reason to visit each and every
concept store to create and share even more happy moments.
An immersive Snoopy experience
To create a true 360-degree
customer experience, stores were decorated from top to bottom. Special Snoopy
touches have been added throughout including the shopfront, category signage,
chiller and freezer doors, walls and, in some stores, even the ceiling! The
finished stores look as though they have just leapt off the pages of a PEANUTS
comic; shelving has been transformed to look like Snoopy’s iconic red doghouse
and a custom-made gondola end display installed featuring a jumbo Snoopy figure
driving a bright yellow school bus.
Team members at the Snoopy concept
stores can also join in on the fun. An exclusive Snoopy x 7-Eleven T- shirt
featuring the iconic Charlie Brown chevron stripe has been designed for them to
wear within the stores.
The eye-catching displays and
appealing artwork put smiles on customers’ faces and also give them many
opportunities to take “Instaworthy” images to share on social media with their
friends and family. The authentic user generated content is invaluable in
creating buzz for the stores and far-reaching exposure of the campaign.
Partnership and synergies: leveraging the Snoopy brand
One of the team’s primary
objectives was to strengthen the brand association between 7-Eleven and the
PEANUTS franchise in a fun and engaging way. Visitors to the concept stores can
see Snoopy and his friends enjoy a range of 7-Eleven SIGNATURE products
including Slurpees, Sundae and 7Café coffee and Hot Shot. And if you look
carefully, Snoopy can even be spotted wearing a 7-Eleven uniform himself!
After experiencing the store, take
Snoopy and the gang home with you in the form of exclusive PEANUTS merchandise!
Snoopy’s influence is not just noticeable in the store decoration but also in
the product range of these special stores. One store contains a dedicated
Snoopy corner where customers can purchase exclusive PEANUTS-themed merchandise
including pet products, lunchboxes, cutlery sets and other accessories. Yet
another chance to bring a little bit of Snoopy happiness home with them.
A new take on a market leading promotion
The Snoopy concept stores are a
successful example of building on an already popular market promotion to give
customers a fun and exciting store experience. The introduction of the concept
stores elevates the redemption programme to another level, turning it into a
platform to authentically connect with customers and reshape how they think and
feel about 7-Eleven as a brand.
Concept Store Address
1 : Shop 16, G/F., 60-104 Soy Street, Concord Bldg., Kowloon, Hong Kong
2: Shop 7C & 7D on G/F., No.7-9 Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Store 3: Shop 1, G/F
(Including the Cockloft therein), Hung Tat Building, No. 55 Dundas Street,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Store 4: Na Taipa, Rua Do
Regedor No 191, Chun Fok Village – 1 Fase Res-Do-Chao AB., Macau
HAPPINESS IS…Snoopy X niko and… eco bags stamp redemption programmes
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