Steal This Blog Idea #3: Get a Big Gulp of Smart Marketing With 7-Eleven’s New Merch
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7-Eleven, the famed convenience store that’s known for its Slurpees® and Big Gulps®, has done limited releases of its branded merch in the past, but they’ve been sporadic at best. What’s a true fan to do?
Recognizing the fan demand for merch, 7-Eleven has debuted the 7Collection™, an online merchandise shop specially curated with 7-Eleven stans in mind. Oh thank heaven!®
The shop features exclusive apparel and accessories—including vintage tees, hats and an assortment of memorabilia—inspired by 7-Eleven and its fan-favorite products that customers can’t find anywhere else.
To make this story your own, add your own spin by:
- Talking about how company stores can benefit brands of any size
- Adding commentary on how 7-Eleven successfully pulled in brand iconography to create merch designs customers will love
- Pulling quotes from the press release to talk about the strategy behind the promotion
- Sharing what your audience can learn and implement when creating their own company stores
- Offering your top tips for building regular merch drops for online stores
- Showcasing a selection of best-selling as well as unique items for a company store that can be ordered today
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Pro Tip: Global brands regularly issue press releases about their marketing campaigns. By reporting this information as a starting point and then adding your own commentary on the elements of what makes the company story successful + what your audience can learn and implement to make their merch drops better, you’ve got a topical, educational and entertaining article that shows the power of branded merchandise when it’s thoughtfully integrated into marketing campaigns. That’s how you create content that matters.Steal This Blog Idea #3: Get a Big Gulp of Smart Marketing With 7-Eleven’s New Merch #bloggingtips #contentmatters Click To Tweet
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