Brazilian ice-cream manufacturer Kibon has redefined the cool factor in marketing and promotions. After racking their brains to come up with a new way to give away prizes (for decades they'd had prizes printed on the popsicle stick), they came up with a way to put the prize inside the frozen treat.
Not so simple when you consider the prizes to be given away: 10,000 iPod Shuffles. Bullet Brazil, the company that came up with the idea, had to find a way to protect the iPods from humidity, while keeping ice-cream lovers guessing which packages actually hid a prize inside. So they developed a look-alike, feel-alike fake ice-cream â€“ a propsicle, if you will. Apple were initially skeptical, until they saw that the prototype could protect the iPod's circuitry against temperatures of between -4 and -22 degrees Fahrenheit â€“ which is how cold a standard freezer gets. After a never-ending number of tests, Apple were convinced and green-lighted the promotion.
Now Kibon's â€œiPod no Palitoâ€ is ready to roll out on December 18, just in time for the Brazilian summer season. Consumers simply buy a Fruttare popsicle in any of its 10 flavors, and may find an iPod shuffle hidden inside, ready to play. An 800 number and a code are given to the winners, allowing them to claim the manual and the charger. They also get a free popsicle with the package, in the same flavor as the fake one.
1. Hidden Prize Promotions - Incorporating hidden prizes into products promotes a sense of excitement and surprise and could attract more customers to purchase the product.
2. Protective Packaging for Electronics - Finding new ways to package electronics in harsh environments, like freezers, can unlock new opportunities for promotions and prizes.
3. Prop Products - Designing look-alike, feel-alike fake products can allow companies to protect their inventory and offer unique promotions to customers.
1. Ice Cream Manufacturing - Integrating innovative ideas into promotions and packaging can set companies apart in the competitive ice cream industry.
2. Consumer Electronics - Developing products that can withstand tough environments, like freezers, can expand the possibilities for promotions in the consumer electronics industry.
3. Promotions and Marketing - Creating unique promotions, like hidden prizes inside products, can be an effective way to attract new customers and stand out in the crowded field of promotions and marketing.