Create a social media video surrounding a particular holiday while involving tenants who offer the perfect gift linked with that holiday. Portray the journey of a shopper as they spend the day in the mall showcasing their top picks of the season. Use this opportunity to promote different stores for different holidays including Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter and more. Get creative with various storylines such as ‘The cool kid’s guide to X shopping centre’ or ‘A mom's day out’. Shoppers are engaging with their social media now more than ever and marketing teams are needing to create ways to bring shoppers back into the mall.
Vacant stores are on the rise and it's a leasing managers nightmare to keep these stores from looking empty. Instead of incurring the expense of vinyling the stores up, use this as an opportunity to showcase a scene. The scene could be related to anything, whether it be Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and the list goes on. Use tenants to sponsor various elements. Bring on an events agency to pull this together, style the shop fronts (a very underestimated but hugely time-intensive job) and perhaps throw in some live actors behind the glass to really give your shoppers a reason to stop and stare. A perfectly covid safe experience for shoppers of all ages to enjoy. Take it a step further and add a competition element to this experience. Get shoppers to spot an item, snap a selfie or notice something unique. Don't forget to showcase where the sponsored items can be purchased by clearly marking who the sponsoring tenants are.
Place your twist on the classic spend-and-win campaign with these out-of-the-box options that provide massive opportunities for tenant involvement
This can be done in several ways:
Link up an activation with a tenant who can sponsor the product or get involved in some way. Provide them with free branding opportunities including banners, signage or logos without too much spend from their end. Involve coffee shops or bakeries to set up pop up stands or ‘waiting zones’ outside the activation or hand out vouchers to help bring foot traffic to their stores.
Use tenants to get involved in sponsoring products which are sent to social media influencers to promote on their various platforms. Using an activations/events agency to assist with the sourcing and communication of the appropriate influencers to your shopper target market (this is a make or break) packing and couriering of boxes.
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