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We never aim for the center. Instead we find an unexpected way to solve our clients’ challenges. Rooted in research, our creative solutions incite engagement, play, and impact by taking a perspective South of Central. For Nissan, our research revealed a consistent disconnect between what innovation advertisements boast and what multicultural millennials actually think about the brand. They believe Nissan has few stand out qualities, lacking both the sizzle of a performance car and the practicality of something more economic.

our approach... Strategy

Research

But this can change.

A fully integrated nissan campaign

media

Our target will not accept Nissan as innovative if we frame innovation as groundbreaking and transformational. Instead, we must highlight the practical and personalized innovations they desire to make their lives one step simpler. They want brands to be straight with them, to empower them, and absolutely not to stereotype them. They don’t want overly targeted ads. They want realistic diversity. Based on these findings, South of Central has devised a truly multicultural campaign that segments our target by lifestyle choices, not by race, repositioning Nissan as a brand for the driven. Sincerely,

Tactics

SOUTH CENTRAL of

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ADOLOGY

in-language

secondary research EXPERIAN The following figures represent the percentage increase in millennials that agree with a given statement as compared to adults 18+ of the same ethnicity.

+ 31% - “My car should express my

+ The leading industry standard is to advertise to Spanish speakers in the language spoken at home

+ 68% of Hispanic youth can read and write in Spanish

+ 38% of Hispanics surveyed found

English language ads less effective than Spanish ads in terms of recall and 70% less effective than Spanish ads in terms of persuasion

language spoken at home language dominance hispanic adults (18+)

+ 43% - “You can tell a lot about someone by the car they drive.”

+ 38% - “I go for a drive by myself to

personality.”

+ 65% - “You can tell a lot about someone by the car they drive.”

+ 82% - “I often go for a drive by myself to gain a sense of freedom.”

+ 12.7%

+ 5.2%

+ 56.1% do not have children, 23.1% have teens, and 15.6% have children under 5

+ 33.5% have some college education, 23.1% Bachelor’s Degree, 14.5% Associate’s Degree

+ 50.3% live in suburban areas, 26% in rural areas and 23.7% in urban areas

+ 50.3% live in the midwest, 23.7% in the

significant insights

+ Our secondary research indicated that 23% English Only & More than Spanish

21% Spanish and English Equally

gain a sense of freedom.”

+ 45% - “My car should express my

+ 13.9%

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+ 30% - “My car should express my personality.”

west, 13.3% in the northeast

personality.”

+ 11% - “I am possessive about my car.”

Current Nissan buyers in the U.S.

+ 71.1% of the Chinese-American

multicultural segments view their cars as an extension of their personalities and a way to enjoy more freedom and pursue their individual passions. Therefore, we felt that a lifestyle campaign would relate to the target audience more effectively + Due to wide disparities between Chinese and Hispanic in language dominance, we decided to feature in-language ads for the Hispanic market but not for the ChineseAmerican market.

population in the US speak English well or very well at home.

+ Comcast had to cancel AZN, their

Chinese in-language network, due to lack of support from advertisers

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SURVEY: 300 participants 100 from each demographic 34 states represented

primary research KEY ATTRIBUTES

survey results

+ CA are more likely to consider Toyota when buying a car + Multicultural millennials have similar perceptions of car brands + Multicultural millennials ranked Nissan highest in “Style” and lowest in “Innovation” from a series of brand attributes

PURCHASE CONSIDERATION

Survey participants were asked to rank Nissan on the following attributes on a scale from 1 to 7. Based on our research the three targets differ very little in regards to their perceptions of key attributes for Nissan’s cars. This finding supports our decision to create a multicultural campaign as opposed to one differentiated by target. 6

We asked survey participants to rank how likely they were to consider purchasing a Nissan, Toyota, and Honda:

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+ Associated Toyota with

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+ Associated Honda with college students + Did not necessarily show + Preferred multicultural ads as opposed to being specifically targeted

loyalty to car brands

+ Social acceptance greatly

+ Viewed Nissan as dependable and durable

affects their car purchasing decisions

+ Viewed Nissan’s top two competitors

+ More receptive to in-

but not exciting similarly

language print ads

+ Ranked Nissan the lowest for purchase consideration

+ Did not connect Nissan with “innovation”

Significant Insights + All target markets disliked being specifically targeted and viewed Nissan and its competitors in a similar way. Therefore, a multicultural campaign will be the most effective approach to differentiate the brand. + Consumers do not connect Nissan with innovation + The use of two taglines, “SHIFT_the way you move” and Innovation for All”, causes confusion.

and felt a disconnect between the tagline “Innovation for All” and Nissan

+ Were unsure whether Nissan’s tagline was, “SHIFT_the way you move” or “Innovation for All”

+ Believed a car should

represent the lifestyle they aspire to, not necessarily the one they currently have

+ Wanted aesthetically + Associated Toyota with

pleasing ads

Asian moms

+ Associated Honda with college students

+ Loyal to Japanese cars + Would own the same car brand as their parents

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Significant Insights Although all demographics see few differences among Nissan and its main competitors, Nissan consistently receives lower scores from Millennials than Honda and Toyota on key attributes, with the exception of style. A survey of Millennial consumers showed that 15% could recall Honda’s tag line, 7% could recall Toyota’s, and 13% could identify Nissan’s.

AUTO INDUSTRY RESEARCH + Improvements in credit availability and disposable income are encouraging consumers to purchase new vehicles

+ Industry revenue increased 13.4% in

Tagline

“The Power of Dreams”

“Moving Forward”

Creative Strategy

Distinct, different, and socially relevant ads meant to go viral.

Focus on emphasizing positive experiences of ownership and vehicle quality.

Diversity Efforts

+ Targets different multicultural segments

+ Using different specialized advertising

in-language within specific networks and magazines. + Sponsor “Diversity” events.

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+ Rising oil prices generally discourage

new car purchases, but increase demand for smaller cars compared to trucks and SUVs

+ The hybrid segment is central to

innovation and competition between auto brands

+ 18% increase in multicultural market share in 2011

agencies to target each segment separately.

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concept testing

RICO SUAVE

Super heros

Living the dream

Positioning: Luxurious, sophisticated, unattainable brand spokesman

Positioning: Comedie portrayed of car personalities

Positioning: Aspirational and imagebased lifestyle

Sophisticated Man Speaking (Suavé)

Looks over at his date in the passenger seat, who looks back at him

She is fixing her lipstick Uses in car hands free phone and navigation system

[Two guys shown having a good time in Vegas]

[Two guys shown approaching the Wedding Chapel]

[Guy is showing putting a ring on someone’s ring fimger. ]

The system also features the “Parking in Motion”app

“Hi, Im Sam Friedman, creator of Parking in Motion, an innovative phone app that allows you to scope out all the parking spaces in the United States. Like my phone app, Nissan vehicles feature many new innovations that revolutionized the driving experience.” “I can make my way around town with the navigation system that also has Parking in Motion built right into it. No more driving in circles guys!”

“Why do I need the Xtronic CVT?” “A smooth ride makes her happy” Altima drives around making turns but does not ruin lipstick

The couple goes on their romantic date

Parks at his destination using the in Mirror rear view moniter system in his new Nissan

*Quick cut to flash of bride*

“STOP!”

“You really don’t know what you’re getting yoruself into. It’s time for you to go home.”

Meets up with friends

“Lastly the In Mirror Rear view Moniter helps me tackle parallel parking like a pro. ”

Nissan voiceover: Like the friend who’s always got your back, Nissan’s new brake override system saves you from those undesireable mistakes in life.

“The all new 2012 Nissan Altima always promises a smooth ride”

We performed two rounds of testing: + Millennials liked the highly visual aspirational campaign that featured Nissan’s innovation.

capabilities and features + Respond less to copy and dialogueintensive ads + Enjoy realistic and eye-catching imagery + After rounds of brainstorming and elimination in focus groups, we survey tested five taglines: Individually Driven For the Driven Live. Drive. Lead. The Destination is Yours Innovation for All

“For the Driven” was the clear favorite and was also seen as the most innovative.

Suave

[Aerial shot of well-dressed men standing next to their luxury cars...they appear ready to race]

“Their cars may look sexy, but they can’t match the performance of my Altima coupe. With in-dash navigation I can find the fastest route to the finish line, and with 35 mpg I’ll never need to stop for gas.”

lifestyle

[A group of friends are hanging out in an apartment]

[It looks like they’ve exhausted all the activities they could possibly do inside]

[Quick montage of it becoming night time in the city]

[Hear the sound of the engine revving amongst chatter of the group]

[Close of up a line of traffic cones in the night]

[Nissan Altima is shown racing through the city]

[Doors of Nissan open as hands reach out to pick up traffic cones]

[Nissan continues to race through different parts of the city as passengers collect cones]

[Another close of up a line of traffic cones in the night]

[Zooms out to arial shot of city street where cones spell out “LIVE FREE”]

[Ends with beauty shot of Nissan Altima and narration]

[The race begins]

[Suave arrives]: “Hello my friends, Iet’s do this.”

“Adios” [Suave puts his Nissan in top gear and speeds ahead]

Suave’s Altima coupe is seen speeding ahead of all the other luxury cars, in 1st place

Nissan voiceover: Life isn’t meant to be lived at a normal pace. This is the Nissan Lifestyle. Are you ready to live free?

FINAl direction

Highly visual aspiration campaign had the highest appeal and emotional connection for Millennials. + Want informative ads that demonstrate

+ Enjoyed seeing young and up-and-coming individuals doing what they loved.

Round 2

Significant insights

aSPIRATIONAL LIFESTYLE

In the journey of life, do not simply follow where the path may lead.

no one else can do it for you.

that simplify your life,

Go instead where there is no path, and blaze your own trail.

Write your own success story,

Wherever you’re going, Nissan can help you reach your destiation. With practical innovations

so you can focus on what’s truly important.

What will your story be?

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WHY Although consumers view Nissan as more stylish than its main competitors, a significant disconnect remains between Nissan and innovation. Nissan must communicate how its innovations fit into Millennials’ lifestyles.

new positioning...

Perceptual map

Nissan is aspirational for multicultural Millennials because it reflects a stylish lifestlye empowered by useful innovations. Nissan is for the driven.

INNOVATIVE

post-campaign associations

everyday lifestyle STYLISH lifestyle

After executing the “For the Driven” campaign, multicultural Millennials will associate the following attributes with Nissan:

+ Innovative + Aspirational + Exciting and intriguing + Youthful + Versatile

expected

+ Stylish + Empowering


Creative brief

campaign strategy

creative strategy

+ Encapsulates brand positioning of an

+ Appeal to target’s emotions with apsirational

aspirational lifestyle

figures

1. Differentiate

+ Satisfy target’s practical needs with relevant

Tagline: For the Driven.

+ Authentically feature culturally diverse,

inventive, and aspirational Nissan owners instead of actors

+ Tie brand to interesting people who relentlessly pursue their passions

Key Research findings

1. Target thinks Nissan is boring; they have no key associations with the brand

+ Multiple taglines have confused and deterred consumers + These factors contribute low recall and purchase consideration

2. Currently, there is a strong disconnect

between Innovation and the Nissan brand. + Nissan ads with little product information have not backed up this claim

+ Nissan must demonstrate features that

2. Connect to innovation + Feature people who embody innovation in

their life’s work and who are on the brink of huge success

+ Demonstrate specific Nissan features to show Nissan is innovative

3. One Multicultural Campaign + Address breadth of multicultural owners,

reflecting inclusive and realistic diversity rather than stereotypical targeting

+ Represent Nissan owners from each

multicultural segment without alienating Caucasians

Head & Heart

product demonstrations

Brand Elements + Brighter color palette; more eye-catching than current Nissan colors + Contemporary graphic design – multiple images placed inside bold geometric shapes (squares/circles) and organized on a clean white background + Fresh, modern tone + Multiple images allow us to show many different features of the car as well as how it can fit into a certian lifestyle + “Helvetica” font is overused & therefore not innovative – we used “Bebas” for headlines (striking & bold), and “TradeGothic” for body copy color palette

make the brand innovative

3. Multicultural Millennials prefer

multicultural campaigns + Multicultural Millennials react adversely to noticeably targeted and stereotypical messages

+ Of the multicultural groups, Hispanic

Americans are the most open to targeted and in-language advertisements

Tone & Manner + Aspirational + Authentic + Exciting + Empowering

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redefined segments

THE HELPING HANDS I devote my time to helping others. It gives me purpose and fulfillment. Some think that my generation cannot make a difference, but I know they’re wrong. I am leading the transformation to a better community, a better environment, a better world. I am a builder. I help. I give. I change.

THE GAME CHANGERS Excitement drives me, competition motivates me. I have pushed my body to its limits and reaped the rewards.I have cheered for my team in victories and failures. I unite my community and make them proud. I am the ultimate fan. I support. I play. I win.

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THE CREATIVE MINDS Art inspires me, music moves me - I am culture. People look to my blog, photos and Twitter feed for the newest, freshest trends. I am a consumer and creator of all things art and entertainment. I discover the next big thing. I add color and rhythm to culture. I compose. I create. I cultivate.

THE UP & COMERS I have an entrepreneurial spirit. I love challenging myself, being my own boss, discovering the newest technological breakthroughs, and creating the next big trend. Although I haven’t hit it big yet, I know I’m on my way. I look for inspiration from my fellow entrepreneurs. I develop my own business. I Impact. I inspire. I innovate.


THE NISSAN

"for the driven" campaign

STORYBOARD

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Strategy

We want our consumers to not only drive Nissans, but to associate the brand with their lifestyle and their attitude. By featuring up and coming innovators in the fields of the arts, charity, sports, and entrepreneurship, we create an aura of aspiration and associate Nissan with that image. Like in our executions, we suggest featuring real people and not actors. Our campaign will capture the Nissan brand theme of innovation in two unique ways: (1) by authentically portraying people who are innovative in their field of work, and (2) by showing how Nissan’s innovations improve their daily lives, and fit their aspirational lifestyle.

WEB BANNERS

+ The Nissan Aspirational Lifestyle describes all four segments and their drive to be leaders in their respective fields

+ These leaders represent a range in interests, from art to sports, community work to entrepreneurial endeavors

+ The four segments refresh the Lifestyle umbrella campaign each quarter with a new, diverse perspective

+ Though segments vary, they all have a common emphasis on living an ambitious lifestyle

MICROSITE Photo Source: Getty Images – 78391368. Housetourfinder.com - Map of United States With Counties.

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The IMC PLAN

"for the driven" campaign

Creative minds

Driven to succeed

Driven to create

helping hands

Integrated marketing communication tactics + IMC created integration and cohesion in the four

segments by utilizing the overarching Lifestyle campaign in social media, microsite, dealership and mobile/tablet executions

+ Each segment required multiple tactics to create

buzz at launch and stimulate interest throughout the campaign

Sample IMC Media:

up & Comers

game changers

Driven to compete

Driven to give

Continuous campaign executions

+ Microsite featuring all campaign contests + Nissan Lifestyle umbrella TV spot + Facebook page featuring tabs for 3 most current campaign segments + Twitter page, through @NissanUSA, promoting campaign events + YouTube Channel hosting ads, events videos, and exclusive content + Dealership community boards, interactive screens, and signage

flighting

+ Nissan overarching Lifestyle executions will be present throughout the year to remind consumers that the four segments are part of the same campaign

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CREATIVE MINDS Challenge. Create. Cultivate. segment SUMMARY The Creative Minds segment speaks to the inventive spirit of artists and educators alike. By engaging in the performing arts, fine arts, and community-based art programs, Nissan communicates an appreciation for individual expression – a key aspect of the multicultural lifestyle. Driven to create and appreciate, these dancers, painters, and writers believe anything can be a canvas for their ideas, even cars. Though their vehicle does not define them, the Creative Minds express their personal tastes through customization of Nissan’s innovative features. Altima, Rogue, and Versa models act as the canvas for this segment.

MICROSITE


STORYBOARD Photo source: Google.com – evoke_white.png

MOBILE APP + IPHONE

ART COMPETITION :10 COMMERCIAL TAG Photo source: Getty Images – 82253087. Kimballstock.com – AUT-44-IZ0136-01P. Google.com – img_6009_2_2_2.jpg

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Compete

CAR AS A CANVAS

+ Initiative to challenge Millennial artists and involve their peers

+ Initiative to provide a canvas for creative minds

+ First month: Submissions –

+ 6 finalists use segment cars as their

contestants post 3 pieces to art section of microsite/Facebook + Open voting via Facebook/microsite for first three rounds, microsite only for finalist

canvas, (decorated at nearest dealership)

+ Partner: Utrecht Art Supplies to donate art

supplies to finalists; Nissan provides signage and premium booth for Utrecht at gallery event

+ First round: 2 weeks, 100 advance + Second round: 1 week, 30 semifinalists + Third round: 1 week, 6 finalists chosen + Final: Winner receives Nissansponsored gallery exhibition of their work plus grand opening reception event

CULTIVATE cars & crafts

+ Initiative to cultivate young minds through art This ad features Julia Vann, an artist and “Urban Anthropologist” She loves her Nissan Versa for its trunk space and keyless entry.

to underfunded schools, one day a week for 30 weeks

MEDIA SNAPSHOT

PRINT

DIGITAL

American Idol, The Voice, How I Met Your Mother

Time People

deviantart.com, zhibit.com, whopple.com

Nuestra Belleza Latina* Corazon Valiente*

ALMA* Vandidades*

latinopm.com, artealdia.com, artnexus.com

Born to Dance: Laurieann XXL Gibson Saturday Night Live * In - language

art program to DMA schools within 50 mile radius

+ Cars bring supplies/art/music/dance lessons

PRINT AD

TV

+ 6 cars used as canvases become traveling

Focus Hyphen

africana.com, savoymag.com, aawc.com, vibe.com c-c-c.org, aaartsalliance.org

+ Leave 25% of supplies as classroom donation

+ 12 person art street team – 2 per car + Partners: Art Education Partnership –

Provides access to art and education oriented organizations and resources such as teachers, supplies, and volunteers


Helping hands For green. For good. For go-getters. segment SUMMARY

http://www.facebook.com/nissanusa

The Helping Hands segment reflects Nissan’s initiative to mobilize the humanitarian and green advocates among multicultural Millennials.These philanthropists take pride in their community and collectively believe that their actions will positively impact generations in the future. Driven to help, these compassionate go-getters connect with a car brand that supports local charitable organizations.They demand a company that displays a wide variety of environmentally centered products and practices. For this reason, Nissan will emphasize the fuel-efficient Altima, Sentra, and Versa models within this segment.

FACEBOOK EVENT Photo source: YouTube - Lexi Ainsworth Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

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FOR GREEN

+ Commitment to environmentalism

+ Billboard Ecology partnership: Nissan billboard waste donated to be made into promotional Nissan repurposed tote

+ Nissan billboard waste will be made into promotional Nissan totes

+ Nissan billboard waste will be made into vinyl products such as construction tarps and flooring for Habitat for Humanity

TEST DRIVe, TREE Drive

+ Trees for the future partnership

allows Nissan to donate one tree for every test drive/QR scan

+ Earn positive PR through this innovative philanthropic project

This ad features Ryan Alam, the founder of Build Bridges LA. His Nissan Altima has the Bluetooth technology and Navigation Sytem he needs to maximize his time in order to help the most students.

+ Earn positive PR through this innovative philanthropic project

+ Trees for the Futre Partnership + Up to $5,500. That’s 50,5000 trees

DEALERSHIP POSTERS

PRINT AD Photo source: Carreview.com – 2012 Nissan Altima Interior


FOR Good

+ Commitment to humanitarian work

+ Habitat for Humanity partnership + Recycled material such as vinyl tarps and flooring will be donated to Habitat for Humanity

FOR GO-GETTERS

+ Initiative to mobilize philanthropic Millennials “for Green and Good”

+ Hold “Go-Getter” meet up event (one weekend per month) alternating between environmental and Habitat for Humanity work + Nissan provides promotional recycled bags and a shuttle for first 9 volunteers at dealership + One dealership in each Tier 1 DMA will recieve 3 cars for shuttling volunteers

MEDIA SNAPSHOT TV

PRINT

DIGITAL

Ciminal Minds, Modern Family, The Office

Time People

volunteermatch.org, serviceleader.org, ecohearth

Enfoque Noticiero Univision

ALMA*

almamagazine.com, hispanicamericancouncil.com

First In

Ebony Jet

socialstep.com.cn thekingcenter.com

NCIS

Hyphen The Epoch TImes

usa.chinadaily.com.cn, cscla.org

* In - language

This ad features Olivia Burke, a devoted Humanitarian. Her Nissan Sentra gets the great gas mileage she needs to drive her volunteers to project.

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Game Changers Cheer on. Play On. Game On. segment SUMMARY From the disciplined athlete to the enthusiastic fan, this segment encompasses the multicultural Millennials with a devout love for sports. Driven to compete, these sports enthusiasts load their cars with everything from fellow fans to duffle bags of athletic equipment. They appreciate a vehicle that will not only transport them, but will reflect their versatile and active lifestyle. Altima, Pathfinder, and Rogue support their dynamic and sporty endeavors.

MICROSITE Photo Source: Getty Images – 90437821 / EC5737-001 / 73770653.


STORY BOARD

Cheer on:

Play on

Game face photo competition

+ Initiative to motivate athletes

+ Microsite: NCAA video clips, player/team stats, live game-day tickers, Heisman voting

+ YMCA Kids Sport & Fitness program

+ Initiative to connect fans to the game

+ Game Face Photo Competition – Fans submit wildest photos via Facebook and Microsite + Site users vote on 6 winners to be chauffeured to 6 NCAA Football games in segment models

+ Microsite: “Innovation for Endurance” sponsorship, four sport programs per DMA/ tier 1 & 2

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+ Initiative to challenge all participants of the game, from spectators to superjocks + Tailgate events: Altima, Pathfinder, and Rogue ravel to major college football rivalry games, bringing past Heisman winners and athletic challenges and activities, with autographed balls as prizes.

THE NISSAN SCVNGR CHALLENGE

+ Nissan will partner with location-based competition game app called SVNGR + App syncs with social media and players can win points by completing dares and answering questions related to the NCAAF and Nissan + Prizes include: 3 cars, lease incentives, Heisman autographed footballs + Sample challenges include + NCAAF game Facebook check-ins + Gym and sports practice check-ins + Dealership test drive check-ins + Twitter and Facebook hash tags mentions ( @/#) + Approved user generated challenges

MEDIA snapshot TV

PRINT

DIGITAL

Law & Order franchines, CSI franchise, Wipeout

Sports Illustrated ESPN

ESPN, Si.com, dreamscorp.com

Republica Deportiva Titulares Telemundo

ESPN Deportes El Mundo Deportivo

espndeportes.com lasculturas.com

This ad features Evan Aguilar, an amateur boxer. His loves his Nissan Pathfinder because it fits his active lifestyle

The Game

Ebony Jet

y2g.com ibcsports.com

PRINT

Focus The Epoch Times

hyphenmagazine.com nesn.com

Familiy Guy American Dad * In - language


up & comers Innovate. Impact. Inspire. segment SUMMARY

http://www.facebook.com/nissanusa

By creating a platform specifically for those with an entrepreneurial mindset, Nissan demonstrates dedication to supporting innovative millennials on their way to the top. These consumers are driven to succeed and excel as transformative figures in their respective fields. They expect a car that is conducive to their fast paced career and want a vehicle that offers many useful features. The Altima, Pathfinder, and Sentra are the driving forces for the Up & Comer segment.

FACEBOOK

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This ad features Jeff Okita, the founder of Six Taste Food Tours. The Bluetooth capability and Navigation System in his Nissan Altima help him discover the next new restaurant for his tours.

STORY BOARD

PRINT AD Photo source: Carreview.com – 2012 Nissan Altima Center Stack.

INNOVATE: Fuel the future

powered by kickstarter

+ $2 million donation to Kickstarter + Crowd-funding microsite allows

users to donate money to start-up companies

+ Twitter #upandcomers + Guerrilla “cash installations” in DMA city KICKSTARTER :10 COMMERCIAL TAG

centers: $500 Nissan bills valid toward lease/ purchase of 3 segment models (20 bills per DMA)


IMPACT

+ Facebook users “like” Nissan Lifestyle page to receive a Kickstarter donation code, which activates one-time $5 donation and prevents multiple account cheating. User donates full amount to favorite Kickstarter startup.

INSPIRE:

+ Sponsored “Community Innovation Showcase” for young entrepreneurs, professionals, and consumers + Same-day event across DMAs as the

SXSW music, film, and interactive festival

+ Sponsor Startup Bus, entrepreneurship contest en route to SXSW

+ SXSW “Super Sponsorship” + ABC’s Shark Tank product placement

MOOD BOARD

MEDIA snapshot TV

PRINT

DIGITAL

30 Rock, Two and a Half Men, House

Time, People, Entrepreneur

startupnation.com, ittybiz.com

Q’Viva* Primero Impacto*

Hispanic Magazine

newsday.com saludos.com

Rising Icons Brothers to Brutha

Black Enterprise

nationalbbc.org blackenterprise.com

The Big Bang Theory

Economic Observer

ocanational.org modelminority.com

* In - language

START UP BUS

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DEALERSHIPS IPAD APP Photo source: Idsgn.com - iphone-ipad. Hongkiat.com – Boodle_Buddy.

+ Currently dealerships have messaging and signage that seem inconsistent with national branding and look unprofessional

INTERACTIVE SCREENS Photo source: Madeinchina.com – Super-Slim-Interactive-Digital-Signage-OSK2005. Iphone.appstorm.net –NCAA Football by EA Sports. Alibaba.com

+ Partner with dealerships to post signs, interactive boards, and iPads that reflect ‘For the Driven’ campaign

+ Interactive digital space, with in-language options

+ Arts and Sport Games + Carbon Footprint calculator + Kickstarter Fueling the Future Countdown + Product Informaiton

+ Campaign expanations / advertising + Business informaiton for local entrepreneurs featured in our ads

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Media strategy

Media Plan

Television: Television advertising is the best medium to reach the target market because of its top-of-mind awareness and wide reach. Print: Print advertising increases the recency

dealership experience ensures consumers are thoroughly informed in all aspects of Nissan products.

Non-Traditional: These media are used to

distinguish Nissan from competitors, highlight the innovative and lifestyle aspects of the brand, and remain memorable to consumers.

effect and also allows us to include in-language advertising where relevant.

Digital: Millennials research extensively online prior to buying a car, so a strong digital presence increases awareness and allows Nissan to be a part of the consideration set.

Media objectives

Tier 1 Tier 2

Dealership: An enhanced, modern

Deliver an integrated media plan that focuses on increasing overall number of impressions among our three target markets: Hispanic American, African American, and Chinese American, in channels that are most effective for car purchases. Use topical, relevant media to highlight “For the Driven� positioning for each of our four key lifestyle segments over the course of the year.

Mega

Seattle-Tacoma

New York Detroit

Philadelphia

Chicago

Baltimore

SacramentoStockton-Modesto

San FranciscoOaklandSan Jose

Fresno-Visalia

Los Angeles

Leverage a combination of both national and regional media channels to most effectively create the largest number of impressions among our target markets. Use national media to create overall awareness and lifestyle of the Nissan brand. Use regional buys in highly concentrated target markets to build purchase consideration. Allocate the budget among national and regional media to efficiently reach target markets. The national media buys will be most cost efficient and reach all three targets. The regional buys are based on the proportion of target market populations among US consumers.

San Diego

Atlanta

Phoenix (Prescott) Dallas-Fort Worth

Honolulu

San Antonio

Houston Miami-Fort Lauderdale

DMA targets reached Our campaign is targeted based on the regions with the highest number of multicultural consumers. We have divided the 20 designated market areas (DMAs) into three categories:

Harlingen-WeslacoBrownsville-McAllen

+ Mega DMAs (6): Cities that fall in the top 15

DMAs for each of our three target markets.

+ Tier 1 (5): Cities that fall within at least one top DMA for one of our three target markets

+ Tier 2 (5): Cities that are one of the Top 12 DMAs for one of our three target markets

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target market spending breakdown 25% 15%

Media MIX

Paid media

+ Television + Print + Radio + In-Theater + Outdoor: Billboards, Bus Shelters + Partnerships with KickStarter, Innovation for Endurance, Utrecht Art Supplies

35%

25%

9.5% 1.5%

+ Nissan brand website + Platform microsites + Facebook page + Mobile phone and tablet application + Dealership Environment

Non-Traditional

Digital

2% 12%

70%

earned media

Non-Traditional

+ Events and Sponsorships: Car as a Canvas, Cars and Crafts, Gallery Opening and Show, Go-Getters Meet Up, Game Face Photo Competition, NCAA Tailgates, Kickstarter Fueling the Future, South by Southwest, Startup Bus, Community Innovators Showcase

9%

TV

8%

12%

Print Digital Dealership

2%

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Creative Minds Helping Hands Game Changers Up & Comers Lifestyle

12%

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Digital

owned media The budget allocation reflects the population size and growth rate for each target market as well as the cost of media that most effectively reaches each target. For instance, Hispanic Americans and African Americans are reached most successfully through television, compared to Chinese Americans who are best reached through online and digital media, which is significantly less expensive than television.

9%

Print

+ Shark Tank product placement + Online Banner Ads

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2% 12%

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General Magazinesappeal to all of our target markets and are related to many, if not all, of our platforms People, Time, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Entrepreneur Hispanic Americans Magazines Hispanic Magazine Hispanic American InLanguage Magazines ALMA, Vanidades, ESPN Deportes, El Mundo Deportivo

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African American Magazines

Chinese American Magazines Focus, China Now, Hyphen, Economic Observer, The Epoch Times

In the case of two multicultural segments, two icons are shown. All remaining media is targeted towards a general multicultural audience. * Multicultural target with an emphasis towards the CA market.

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Earned

The icons denote media specifically targeted towards one of the multicultural segments.

May

owned

Ebony, Black Enterprise, Jet, XXL

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PAID

Media strategy

TELEVISION NBC NBC Winter Olympics Coverage ABC CBS Fox Univision Telemundo ESPN ESPN Deportes / World Cup Coverage USA Shark Tank Product Placement PRINT General Magazines Hispanic American Magazines Hispanic American In-Language African American Magazines Chinese American Magazines RADIO Regional Stations IN THEATER Regional Theaters OUTDOOR Billboards Bus Shelter DIGITAL Banner Ads PARTNERSHIPS Fueling the Future Innovation for Endurance Utrecht Art Supplies DIGITAL Mobile App Micro Site Social Media DEALERSHIP Car as a Canvas Artwork Interactive Digital Board Test Drive Tree Drive Community Board SPONSORSHIP AND EVENTS Community Innovation Showcase The Nissan SCVNGR Challenge Game Face Photo Competition Car as the Canvas Cars and Crafts Gallery Opening and Show Go Getters Meet Up South by Southwest Startup Bus PUBLIC RELATIONS Press Releases Blogs Online Videos

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Budget Campaign research sources Pew Research Experian Adology AdAge Nielsen hispanicbusiness.com Synovate 2010 US Diversity Report 2010 US Census Advertising and Marketing Review

          PAID Television :30 Spot Network Television    :30 Spot Cable Television    Shark Tank Product Placement  Print 1-Page National Magazines    1-Page In-Language Magazines  Radio :30 Regional Spot      In-Theater Regional Spot        Outdoor Billboards        Bus Shelters        Partnerships KickStarter       

Impressions   

Media Cost   

Production Cost

2,991,031,359   1,236,416,715        

$33,596,430    $20,653,570 $2,500,000

$3,750,000 

92,849,183  18,563,055 

   

$5,409,000  $2,118,000

 

$10,000

9,000,000 

 

$311,850 

 

Use TV spot audio

5,000,000 

 

$800,000 

 

$200,000

5,000,000  3,000,000 

   

$600,000  $300,000 

   

$15,000 $10,000

Innovation for Endurance Fitness Camps 

24,226,574  50,000  

   

   

   

$2,000,000 $70,000

Digital Banner Ads 

 

50,000,000 

 

$2,400,000 

 

$6,000

       

12,000,000  100,000,000  824,359  10,000,000 

       

        $80,000 $250,000 

   

$100,000 $160,000

 

Use TV & Online Video content

       

67 dealerships 67 dealerships   67 dealerships   67 dealerships  

     

     

     

$100,500 $5,500 $100,000

24,226,574  5,000,000  24,226,574  600,000  200    25,000   25,000   1,000   

               

               

               

               

$6,000,000 $634,070 $158,740 $421,800 $181,500 $590,490 $1,000,000 $25,000

15,000,000 200,000 3,000,000 

 

 

 

 

$30,000

 

 

OWNED Digital Mobile App      Micro Site      Social Media      YouTube Channel    Dealership Car as a Canvas    Interactive Digital Board  Test Drive Tree Drive    Dealership Signage   

EARNED Sponshorships and Events Community Innovation Showcase  Nissan SCAVNGR Challenge    Car as a Canvas      Cars and Crafts      Gallery Opening and Show    Go Getters Meet Up      South by Southwest      StartUp Bus        Public Relations Press Releases      Blogs          Online Videos       

Total Impressions:

4,630,265,593

   

Total Cost    Agency Fee    T&R/Contingency 

$84,587,450 $10,000,000 $5,000,000

Total   

$99,587,450

 

 

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Measurement & Evaluation

Nissan MC market Share POST* 2014

PRE 2010 13.04%

Measurement + Run creative tracking at 6 and 12 months out

+ Post-testing to measure perceptual changes

Sales volume % increase 2013 - 2014

13.91%

2013 $177,665,000 2014 $216,943,000 22% Increase

6.67%

13.74%

16.49%

20%

8.39%

10.07%

20%

13.66%

17.08%

25%

*Based on 15% multicultural market share increase per year 2011-2013.

+ Awareness measured by unaided recall

+ Purchase consideration + Increased sales volume + Post campaign brand associations + Innovation & Style

Evaluation + After year long ‘For the Driven’ campaign + 22% increase in MC sales volume + Increase innovation association to match Honda

+ Increase stylish association to

Awareness 60

Purchase ConsiderationI 5.0

nnovation Association 5.0

Stylish Association 5.2

50

4.8

4.8

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4.6

4.6

4.4

4.4

4.6

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4.4

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20% increase

20% increase

4.2 4.0

match Honda

4.0 Based on 7 pt. Lichert scale

strengthen position

4.8

4.2 Based on 7 pt. Lichert scale

Based on 7 pt. Lichert scale

strengthen top position Nissan

Honda

Toyota

**All numbers based on primary research survey data

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First 5 years: continue 'for the driven' messaging

refresh campaign every 18 months

+ One year is not long enough to completely

+ New aspirational characters + New innovative features + Brand key campaign events,

change brand perception + Five years will allow Nissan to establish itself as a brand for innovative multicultural millennials + Over the first five years, review the effectiveness of the individual segments and adjust as needed

end of campaign

March 2014

One year later april 2014

looking to the future

continue annually in different DMAs + Introduce Leaf at second refresh, year 3

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develop key partnerships

+ Sponsor the 2014 World Cup, a huge event for multicultural Millennials + Secure SXSW sponsorship for the future if 2013 is not available + Continue to nurture partnerships created during the initial year + Hire a Product Placement Agency to integrate Nissan cars into movies and television shows that align with our messaging

Five years later

THE FUTURE March 2018

March 2023

beyond five years: opportunity knocks to upsell

+ Introduce higher end Nissan models once brand favorability rises + For the Driven should act as MC millennials’ entry point to the Nissan brand + When the target MC millennials age and prosper, their tastes and wallets will develop beyond the five core models + Introduce the 370Z, Maxima, Murano, and other high-end Nissan models to maintain brand loyalty


Credits. Media

Faculty advisor

Therese Wilbur,

Professor

Account coordinators

Jeffrey Borsuk Diana Smith

director

Pitch Creative

Consumer Insights

Kasey Carpenter, director Valeria Navea, director Devan Bratton Joseph Vassel Justine Wu Nicholas Barton Ana Slavin Camapign Creative

Kelly Maynard, Natasha Wu Cameron Wolf Stella LIn Lindsey Jahnke

MacKenzie Patterson, Evan Miner Jungmin Kim Nicole Stockdale

Special Thanks:

director

IMC

Jennifer Leshkevich, Ha Yon Chun Daniel Rios Megan Williams

Jennifer Wong, director Tyler Miller Stephanie Wang Taylor Witte AIM team members

pola Alfanso olivia Choi Charlie Jung Jaynit Raheja Manish Rahatjar Saya Taniguchi Elizabeth Wallace Ariel Weaver Samantha Yerks Advisory board

director

Stephanie Chow Julie Farquharson

USC marshall School of business Associate Dean kim d. west AAF education services team sandy king, aaf district 15 coordinator AAF Research Partners: The Nielson company experian simmons consumer research SRDS AD-ology iced media getty images Andy DubE, donor eric trinh, photographer and film maker Indie priniting WAYne Said, CFO indie printing


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