I Love Pizza Pizza: Pizza Ninja
I love Pizza Pizza is a new pizza restaurant located in a mall far from the food court, best known because it the only one sells pizza in slices. We needed to get people to know the pizza place so it was very important that we build a community of possible customers. Facebook is the most growing social network in Ecuador, so there they were. We needed that people between 15 and 28 years old will get in touch with the brand, know that we were located in this mall, not in the foodcourt, but we were the only food place before the movie theater. We targeted young people, very interested in sharing in their social media networks. Then we have the idea.
It's forbidden to get in the theater with food not being bought there, so we created PIZZA NINJA, a guerrilla digital campaing that taught people how to get in the movie theater with pizza slices, without leaving traces...like a ninja. We decided to build a community in facebook through a creative campaign that they will enjoy. Here in Ecuador movie theaters only sell pop corn, nachos and hotdogs at very expensive prices so we decided to give an idea to buy our pizza before going to the cinema, and eat it while you were in the movies. We gave funny content to the fans and begun to share their experiences. Tips and new ninja strategy were delivered every week, and fans started to come.
In just 6 months and with no budget for facebook ads or other media we reach to a community of 200.000 fans in facebook in Ecuador winning over Pizza Hut, Domino's and Papa Johns, becoming the number one retail food brand community and took us to be in the top 10 brands in all Ecuador. A simple creative campaign with no budget that exceeded all expectatives. Although Pizza ninja did not indented, it became a product and sold over 150 pieces and brought new customers in the pizza place thanks to the campaign. They were eating and knowing the place because our interaction in facebook. Fans started to give ideas and share their ninja experience, how to make no sound while unwrapping the aluminum foil, just as one of the suggestions when this started. The campaign have to end after the movie theater became aware of the reach of the campaing and was afraid the it threatened their snack bar sells. We took it down from the fanpage but the audience is still growing. The campaign is known in all country of LatinAmerica because it's creativity an low budget strategy.
Advertising Agency: LAIKA creative digital agency, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Creative Directors: Nuno Acosta, Adrián Burgos
Art Director / Illustrator: Nuno Acosta
Copywriter: Adrián Burgos
Community manager: Hector Galarza
Published: January 2011