To punch above our weight and gain customer acquisition, we used a disciplined 3-tier US launch advertising strategy that made innovative use of channels our 6 competitor apps neglected.
Geofencing is fairly easy in digital. But programmatic CPMs were inflated by the competitor “arms race.” Media channels were handpicked for 27 NYC micro-neighborhoods. All tactics were hyperlocal and geo-precise, including, particularly, traditional channels:
- We paired wild postings with cherrypicked static OOH with block-by-block creative.
- With a hyperlocal sys-code targeted linear TV buy, we won affordable TV coverage on the NY Yankees and NY Mets and even the NY Rangers Championship Playoffs.
At the end of the day, grocery shopping is a factor of basic needs: The bananas. The ice cream. The right toilet paper. Using Gorillas’ in- app data, we showcased each neighborhood’s top-selling items neighborhood-by-neighborhood, block by block, reflecting the heart and soul of NYC.
A Bushwick influencer and an Upper East Side family have different grocery carts. But every New Yorker needs to save time.
Our campaign highlighted this value. Using in-app data, media showcased each neighborhood’s top purchased items in static formats. This required special coordination to match messaging to each neighborhood’s specific boundaries.
REASONS TO BELIEVE:
To make this launch succeed, we had to win NYers trust over competing apps with sweet promo offers. To win orders, save NYers time, and earn NYers’ love, we prioritized novel, creative, custom tactics to differentiate Gorillas from generic (but better funded) competitors. To show that Gorillas “gets” the pace of New York, we turned to traditional, albeit unexpected, opportunities:
- Caffeinated potential customers with branded, QR-coded coffee sleeves at hand-picked neighborhood coffeeshops
- Movie theater cinema preview screens for major movie releases not streamable on Hulu or Netflix
- Blanketed the subway with posters in 1⁄3 of all subway cars in the MTA system plus on-platform static 2-sheet posters
- Street-level MTA Buses and cherrypicked, backlit static bus shelters and newsstands
- And on your evening grocery run, we ran guerilla projections next to grocery stores reminding NYers: there’s a faster way.