Kellogg’s has opened a ‘Tweet Shop’ to launch its latest Special K range of Cracker Crisps in Soho, London. Visit the store during this week’s social media week and pay-with-a-tweet for your sub 100 calorie pack of sea salt and balsamic vinegar, sweet chilli or sour cream and onion flavours crisps. The Tweet Shop features a ‘tweet wall’ of shared tweets. It’s a smart way to get products into people’s hands and give them something to talk about – which is the ultimate secret to word of mouth, according to Emanauel Rosen, author of the best book on word of mouth.
The Tweet Shop comes hot on the heels the brilliant Anthon Berg free-for-a-share pop-up store campaign, and the online free for a share book launch of Oh My God What Happened – and What Should I Do About it? – for digital marketers – that won a CyberLion award in Cannes.
We think you’ll be seeing a lot more of these ‘social sampling’ events in the future, because sampling and social fit together so well – the goal of sampling to drive word of mouth along with trial, and the commercial rationale for social media marketing is to unlock word of mouth value along with loyalty. Roll in pop-up retail – which has the explicit goal of creating buzz around a product launch and you have a turnkey solution to optimising product launches. Article via http://socialcommercetoday.com