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WINSTON ALEXANDER CONKLIN

MARKETING ADVERTISING PUBLIC RELATIONS


TABLE OF CONTENTS Media Plan - Ghiradelli Account Planning - Haagen-Dazs Copywriting - Sao Paulo SWOT Analysis - Disneyland Shanghai Press Release Resume


MEDIA PLANNING OVERVIEW: Develop a media plan, schedule, budget, and rationale to advertise the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company


SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS Budget: $10,000,000 Seasonality: Focus on Q4 for holiday sales Products: confectionary and baking chocolate MEDIA OBJECTIVES:  Increase unaided brand awareness  Deliver messages on contentrelated vehicles for maximum media aperture TARGET AUDIENCE (MRI+):     

Women 25-54 White Married HHI: $75,000-$149,000


MEDIA MIX MEDIA Television: Sex & the City, Glee, Paula’s Home Cooking Magazines: People, Reader’s Digest OOH: Billboards Online: Paula’s Home Cooking website


Total Magazine Ads: 12 Total TV Ads: 240 GRP’s Per Week: 33 Online Impressions: 50,000,000


ACCOUNT PLANNING OVERVIEW: Advertising workshop to develop marketing insights for Haagen-Dazs campaign


QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

OBJECTIVES Identify unaided awareness and preference Explore key category attributes Better understand day parts and seasonality Unearth consumption motivations

ONLINE SURVEY

Top of Mind/Unaided Awareness

METHODOLOGY: Online Survey Fielded within 1 week 128 respondents Screener purchased within last month adult female

Most Important Attributes


QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

KEY FINDINGS: Consumers prefer specialty over generic flavors Ice cream is equally consumed alone as is socially Consumers are not loyal to specific ice cream brands Haagen-Dazs has low unaided brand awareness

Where Ice Cream is Consumed


QUALITITATIVE RESEARCH If Haagen-Dazs was a car:

METHODOLOGY: Focus Group One-on-One Interviews Screener female consumed ice cream in last month verbatims and visuals recorded

If Haagen-Dazs was a tv show:


QUALITITATIVE RESEARCH

WHAT DOES ICE CREAM DO FOR YOU? It’s a hug Makes me feel good Getaway/Escape It makes me fat

WHAT DO YOU ASSOCIATE WITH HAAGEN-DAZS? Wealthy people Excellent flavor Quality Pure

KEY FINDINGS: PEOPLE BUY FLAVORS OF ICE CREAM, NOT BRANDS Haagen-Dazs is considered upscale, elegant, and delectable Ice cream provokes a sense of nostalgia

What’s in the shopping bag with Haagen-Dazs?


CREATIVE BRIEF

OBJECTIVES: Increase unaided awareness Attract a younger market Depict the brand as approachable and enjoyable

KEY MESSAGE TARGET AUDIENCE: Professional women 25-44 Married HHI of $100,000 and below Quick to test new products and flavors

Haagen-Dazs will enhance a feeling of romance, nostalgia, and excitement while providing increased pleasure and satisfaction


Creative Campaign OVERVIEW: Copywriting campaign project to develop creative materials to market the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.


CREATIVE BRIEF

OBJECTIVE: Increase tourism traffic to Sao Paulo and build consumer awareness of the city’s offerings

TARGET AUDIENCE: Men and women 24-36, college education & above

MESSAGE: Sao Paulo is an all-inclusive travel destination with a tremendous amount of attractions for all individuals and all interests. “Sao Paulo has BIG portions”


TV SPOT – :30 2 Think of a bustling metropolis

1 Think of serene escapes

3 Think of clean lines

6 Think artistic haven

5 Think quaint cafes

4 Think not so everyday beauty

9 Think endless nights

8 Think vibrant culture

7 Think Big: Sao Paulo


CLASS: Global Public Relations ASSIGNMENT: Analyze any SWOT factors that may affect Disneyland when built in Shanghai Strengths:  ‘About 300 million potential customers live within two hours of the [Shanghai] sight’ (Source 4) Creates opportunity for word-of-mouth advertising. Locals of the Shanghai/Pudong District will most likely be the early adopters to the park and have the money to spend there. Shanghai has the highest GDP in China.  ‘[China has] 1.3 billion increasingly wealthy people--290 million of them under 14, Disney's prime audience’ (Source 8) Situation is ideal. Children have a strong influence regarding how their parents spend money.  ‘Retail sales are growing 17% a year in China after adjusting for inflation, almost twice as fast as the overall economy’ (Source 5) This could mean high profits from merchandise sold within the park.  ‘In 1995 The Lion King became one of the first Western films to premiere in theaters since the communists took over China in 1949. More than 15 other movies have followed, an impressive record, given that Beijing allows only 20 foreign films to be shown in the country each year’ (Source 8) This is a great strength. Disney clearly has a lead among the Western media permitted into China. High brand exposure already. Weaknesses:  Disney typically relies on the creation of new Disney TV channels to pump its brand abroad (Source 4) Without the availability of a Disney TV channel in China, it will be more difficult to promote the brand than it was in other markets.  Until a few years ago, hardly anyone knew Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck even existed. Disney characters were banned for nearly 40 years after Mao's takeover. Now Chinese kids are familiar with the classic characters--in part from pirated DVDs--but their knowledge of Disney lore is limited. (Source 8) In most countries the Disney characters have long been a part of popular culture. Parents are attracted to Disney parks not only for their children, but also because it was such a strong part of their childhood as well. In China, adults have no childhood connection with the brand.  Shanghai starts the year shivering in midwinter, when temperatures can drop below freezing and the vistas are gray and misty. Spring brings warmth; April to mid-May is probably one of the best times to visit there, along with autumn (late September to midNovember). in summer the hot and humid weather makes conditions outside uncomfortable, with temperatures sometimes as high as 40°c (104°f) in July and august. in short, silk long johns and down jackets are needed in winter, an ice block for each armpit in summer and an umbrella wouldn't go astray in either of these seasons (Source 10) Due to undesirable weather, the park may not profit very much during the summer and winter months.  the project would initially occupy 116 hectares (287 acres) of land — a bit more than half the size of the Los Angeles park and potentially the smallest of the Disney theme parks worldwide. (Source 17) Tourists may opt to visit a larger Disney park over the smaller Shanghai location.


Opportunities:  The Walt Disney Co. plans to adapt, rather than translate, the film [High School Musical] for the Chinese market, working with Shanghai Media Group and Huayi Brothers Media Corp., according to a statement from Disney (Source 18) By recreating this smash hit with Chinese actors, it will create relatability from Chinese citizens. This film potentially could create fantastic publicity for the brand.  Last year, the [Shanghai] city created 651,000 jobs, 43,000 more than in 2004, and reported a registered unemployment rate of 4.4 percent, down by 0.1 percentage point. The number of unemployed people stood at 275,000 in 2005 (Source 9) Building this theme park in Shanghai would provide vast amounts of jobs to Chinese citizens.  Disney on Ice has been performed in Beijing, Guangzhou and other cities since 1996 (Source 8) & [The Lion King Broadway-Style production] has been seen in 13 different countries (US, Canada, UK, Japan, Germany, Holland, France, Mexico, Australia, China, Taiwan, South Africa and Korea) (Source 7) These live Disney performances help to promote Disney in creative ways. This also provides the opportunity to continue promoting the brand with other live performances such as Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and other ‘Disney on Ice shows.’  Walt Disney Internet Group has also reached a deal with China's Shanda Interactive Entertainment to launch Disney-themed Internet-based video game (Source 11) Expanding the Disney brand with online gaming will promote it across a wide variety of consumers, many of which will be in Disney’s target age group. Threats:  ‘Amid rice fields and bamboo groves south of Shanghai, hundreds of villagers are resisting plans to dig up family graves in order to make way for the first Disneyland in mainland China’ (Source 19) Could create a PR setback for Disney. In a land where ancestor worship is common, it might create problems to upset citizens in a manner that disrespects their forefathers.  U.S. film giant Universal Studios is awaiting regulatory approval to build a theme park costing more than 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in Beijing, a Chinese government official said on Thursday (Source 12) If approved, this theme park could be a stiff competitor to the Disney park. Many adults might choose to go to the Universal Studios park because it has a more mature theme.  Of China's 2,500 theme parks, 70% are operating at a loss, according to a survey by the Horizon Group, a strategic research and consultancy firm. With about 150 billion yuan invested in the parks, only about 10% are making a profit (Source 6) These numbers show that the amusement park industry in China is doing poorly. By opening the Shanghai location, Disney is taking a great risk that the park would fall into the popular category of operating at a loss.  However, some were unhappy that the company is moving to town. Min Guoyao, a resident at Zhaohang village of Chuansha, has lived with his family in a two-floor home for more than 50 years. He now expects his house will be demolished to make way for the project. "Our family has been living here for many generations. I really have no idea how we'll be resettled in another place," Min said (Source 13) The relocation of citizens who have lived in the area for will generate negative publicity surrounding the park.


News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2010

Butch Bakery Announces First Public Location NEW YORK CITY – Butch Bakery will open its first public store on Apr. 1, 2010. The shop will be located at 215 Broadway St. This location will broaden the company‟s business by providing individual cupcake sales to the public. Butch Bakery is a company that specializes in making masculine-themed cupcakes. Until now, they have been solely available online. This new physical location will provide a convenient alternative to web-based purchases. The Butch Bakery concept came about when founder David Arrick read a description of the cupcake being “pink, sweet, cute, and magical.” Arrick left his Wall Street job to focus on bringing a „manly‟ edge to the classic dessert. “By giving the delicacies a theme, it adds a certain element of fun,” said Arrick. “That‟s really what it all comes down to, putting a humorous characteristic to this timeless treat.” The company has done quite well. More than 1,000 orders have been delivered since Butch Bakery opened in December 2009. Arrick claims the majority of the customers are women. “We love the girls, we love the guys, we love the gays. We‟ll sell to anyone.”

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Winston Alexander Conklin Winston.Conklin@gmail.com (779) 537-6459 Chicago, IL Objective

A marketing position with a progressive and well-rounded organization that will allow me to utilize my marketing skills and further develop my abilities of the trade.

Industry Experience

Threshold Nation at Burrell Communication, Chicago, IL Advertising Intern, (May 2010-August 2010)  Psychographic and quantitative research on potential clients  Attended conference meetings with Iconoculture to extend knowledge of consumer research  Developed a better understanding of the agency environment Dreams for Kids, Chicago, IL Promotions Intern, (March 2010-May 2010)  Researched potential donors for organization  Organized and set up promotions with donors

Highlights of Qualifications

Computer Experience: Basic SEO, Microsoft office, MRI+, SMM

Personal Skills:  Superb verbal and written communication skills  Dependability  Works well with diverse individuals  Excellent navigational skills & sense of direction Education

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts: Marketing Communication Major Anticipated Date of Graduation: May 2011 Fall 2009 & Spring 2010: Dean’s List Cumulative GPA: 3.7 Past & Current Course Work: AAF’s National Student Advertising Competition 2011 AAF Member AAF Columbia College Chapter – Vice President Media Planning, Interactive Advertising, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, Global Public Relations, Ad Workshop, Public Relations Presentation Skills

Work Experience

Whole Foods Market, Chicago, IL Prepared Foods Team Member, (May 2010-Present)  Deliver superior customer service  Prepare food for chef’s case

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