Staples News Update: Ad Campaign Launched

Staples Back to School campaign

Staples News Update: In an attempt to get a cut of the sales supermarkets get in the back-to-school stationery shop, Staples have launched their biggest ad campaign.

In an attempt to take some of the revenue from the convenience oriented supplies available in supermarkets and other arguably more usefully located shops that sell stationery, Staples have decided to release an advertising campaign in August. The advert is the biggest ad campaign that Staples have launched in three years and is directed at families who have children starting or returning to school in September.

“A TV ad will air this Sunday and will run until the end of August, following the launch of the first instalment in cinemas last week. The campaign also encompasses radio, digital and print as the retailer aims to fight back against the supermarkets.

The campaign, which features a set of characters called the Splat family, is one of the first major initiatives from Staples UK and Portugal boss Carlos Maia, who joined the UK business in March. Maia was inspired to launch the major back-to-school campaign here following success with a similar initiative in the Portuguese business.

Staples head of retail marketing Louise Barber said it wants to be “king” in the sector. She said: “Retail is competitive for back-to-school sales.

“Research found that people shop in the bigger supermarkets for convenience but we want to make sure they recognise that they can come for us for value, quality and choice and that we’ll make it worth your while.”

She added: “It’s about building the customer’s trust. This campaign is about telling them they won’t be disappointed.”

Barber said cinema advertising “could be incredible” for Staples, as it is airing its ad within the trailers of six of the biggest family films this summer.

She added that since the cinema ads aired last week the retailer had seen negative footfall turn positive across stores.

Staples has installed “colourful” shop-in-shops for the back-to-school range across its 112 stores and a ‘pick and mix’ area for customers to put together their stationery sets. It is also offering three for two promotions.

Barber declined to say how much Staples had invested in the campaign.”

For more information on Staples and the products and services they offer – it is more than just stationery – they are available to be contacted either through their website: www.staples.co.uk or by using the contact number detailed on the following website http://www.customerservicescontact.co.uk/staples-contact-number/.

This article was originally sourced from http://www.retail-week.com/in-business/marketing/staples-aims-to-win-sales-from-grocers-with-new-back-to-school-ad-campaign/5052085.article.

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