Several guerrilla advertising methods have been emerging as low cost and high impact strategies.
Several guerrilla advertising methods have been emerging as low cost and high impact strategies. Guerrilla marketing is an advertisement strategy in which a company uses surprise and/or unconventional interactions in order to promote a product or service. The core principle of the guerrilla approach is to draw attention to the advertising message using something unusual. The surprise effect makes a change in the cognitive activation and enhance assimilation of the message.
Guerrilla advertising can overcome this challenge. The concept relies on the placement of advertising in unusual and unexpected places often with unconventional methods and being first or only ad execution to do so. In-the-Hand Advertising is a ramification of Guerrilla advertising and relies on the placement of ads on vehicles that consumers touch at daily basis as: coffee cups, pizza boxes, drink coasters, hotel room key cards, Prescription bags, dry cleaner hangers.
Coaster Advertising: how does it work?
The logo and message of the advertiser are printed on bar/restaurant coasters and distributed to the network of venues. Specific targeting is enabled with an in-house technology to profile the demographic region and pick addresses according to the campaign plan. Coaster Advertising provides a very targeted audience.
Coaster Advertising Impact
Bar coaster advertising is a creative option to spread your message in a relaxing environment. The venue places the coasters on the dining or bar tables generating a direct impact on consumer who receives the message in their hands. This is guaranteed impressions, as they have to take the coaster in their hands.
Approximately 1,500 coasters/month can be distributed by each venue generating estimated 0.7M of impressions/month. The ‘unusualty’ raises level of interest in consumer and hence their willingness to expend cognitive effort to process message.
Bar coasters are viewed by on average 4-6 other people in a relaxing environment enabling your target audience to better assimilate your message. Bar coasters advertising programs can be run locally or nationwide. Most of the metropolitan regions are covered.
Coaster Advertising Costs
For purpose of comparison, consider the costs of a traditional OOH as benchmark, e.g. Billboards. The costs of billboards depends on format, circulation and demographics. Traditional billboards can cost between $14,000 and 20,000/month in larger markets.
For the same cost, the advertiser can place its message on 40,000 bar or restaurant coasters at 20 different venues during the same time.