Recess allowed our brand to effectively drive trial and awareness in an easy and more feasible way.
– Brooke Miller, Director of Marketing
Increase brand awareness and drive product trial
Koe, a fast-growing Kombucha line by Stratus Group, wanted to increase brand awareness and 'surprise and delight' attendees at student housing complexes with complimentary cans, face masks, and flyers, in anticipation of the release of their drink in Publix, a superstore. They paired distribution of product with BOGO coupons to drive sales at Publix. Additionally, they wanted to also drive product trial to their drink by distributing it at nearby flea markets.
In the past, the Koe team has been 'hands-on' and manually coordinated sampling details with national field marketing teams, but with COVID has shifted to contactless sampling opportunities and growing their marketing efforts in the digital space.
"Working with Recess allowed our brand to effectively drive trial and awareness in an easy and more feasible way" said Brooke Miller, Director of Marketing at Stratus Group.
Recess was tasked with helping Koe streamline its contactless sampling activities through its end-to-end management platform.
Implement sampling activations at local student housing complexes and flea markets
Using Recess’ centralized platform, Koe sourced sampling opportunities and executed socially distant sampling activations at Silverlake Flea Market, as well as student housing complexes in Orlando and Atlanta. All items were distributed by organizers, which removed the need for dedicated Koe staff to be on-site.
Koe distributed over 4,000 items to prospective customers across the country
End-to-end management of the sampling activation using Recess’ platform streamlined logistics and enabled the brand to reduce the time spent on activation planning. This enabled Koe staff to dedicate more focus to other business priorities. “By being able to filter through specific events and having a Recess contact to finalize details, it reduced our event sourcing drastically," said Director of Marketing, Brooke Miller, "Recess is an easier and more reliable way to source and secure events on a regional and national level."