Mrs. Dunster’s Garlic Cheese Bun Product Launch
Ginger was engaged by the CEO of Mrs. Dunster’s to help with a product launch of their garlic cheese buns into 24 Costco locations across Quebec and Ontario.
The challenge was to develop a consumer packaged goods marketing strategy to support product sales in a new market. Given the shear size of markets with the targeted Costco locations, a traditional brand campaign was not an option.
Ginger conducted market research in these areas to determine the best path forward.
We developed a campaign that would target customers within Costco stores, as well as those most likely to purchase Mrs. Dunster’s product within a 10km radius of each store, in multiple languages.
Through a series of smaller scale experiments conducted through measuring performance of ad campaigns, we were able to identify a demographic most likely to purchase the products. Once we identified these demographics, we tested a variety of creative campaigns to identify which yielded the highest ROI. We then tested a variety of attributes such as campaign creative, targeted platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, YouTube, etc).
Once we finalized the experimental/research component of the campaign, we executed the campaign at scale across Quebec/Ontario.
Once the campaign was up and running, we were able to compare inventory levels across Costco stores in real-time. Based on this information, we paused advertising in stores with no/low inventory and increased spending in stores with higher available inventory.