Business has only two functions – marketing and innovation. ~Milan Kundera
Last week while perusing the Valentine’s Section at the Pharmacy while waiting on a prescription to be filled I saw the new KY Brand Yours + Mine “Date Night Pack.” The box grabbed my attention with “Everything you need for a Perfect Date Night” scrolled across the front. Talk about clever marketing.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, KY Brand has partnered with MovieFone.com to offer $10 off two tickets to any movie with the purchase of the KY Date Night Pack. In addition to that, when you spend $25 on any combination of KY Brand products from RiteAid now through February 12, you will receive a $25 voucher to Restaurants.com as well – putting dinner and a movie together with your KY Brand enhancers.
My first thought – GENIUS.
See, marketing has so much to do with strategy – positioning – innovation – and KY Brand understands that completely. They have put together strategic partnerships with some of their best alliances, making a total win-win for every company involved.
They have also made it easy for their customers – who essentially make one purchase (the KY Date Night Pack) and have the entire evening laid out for them with dinner and a movie. It puts everything needed for a “perfect night of romance” together in one simple place.
I think my favorite part about this though, is thinking about someone in the KY Brand Marketing Department had to be thinking “outside of the box” and have a genuine desire to help the CUSTOMER by putting products that most would think were “unrelated” (or at least *I* did lol) into a “Date Pack” that makes total sense and benefits everyone.
What kind of products do you have that you can “pair up” with other somewhat “unrelated” products or services to help your customers and benefit not only yourself, but maybe others in your community? You already have a fantastic product – but what can you add to give it even more appeal?
Off the top of my head I can think of a few -
Or Health and Wellness Divas – have you thought about talking to some Personal Trainers to offer your customers a customized package? Or even pairing up with a Skin Care Diva to do a color make over along with your healthy makeover!
How about the Home Decor Divas talking to Interior Designers – or even the “Paint Party” places that are sprouting up every where? You could even work with a Candle Diva to come up with a great package for the home.
Kudos to the KY Brand Marketing Department for “thinking outside the box” and not being afraid to stretch and reach out to other “unrelated” companies and products. That is BOLD innovation!
How can you use this same thinking to benefit you and your business? I’d love to hear your thoughts below! Go BOLD Diva!