As part of Lidl’s marketing strategy, Lidl transformed several Bus Shelters around Dublin into arcade style claw machines containing the retailer’s ‘Goodness Gang’ teddies, a range of colourful and cuddly food heroes designed to help parents teach, motivate and reward children for healthy eating. A great way to pass the time while waiting for the bus, the hugely popular claw machines were installed on George’s Street, Baggot Street and Drumcondra Road. They were free to use and each location was topped up with new toys every day until the 11th of February.
The toys are exclusively available in Lidl stores around the country until April 1st. To collect the whole Goodness Gang, customers spending €20 will get a collector card along with two stickers. For every €10 after that, customers will receive one additional sticker and once all 10 stickers have been collected, customers can buy a food hero teddy for only €3.99. With every 20 stickers collected customers will get a food hero teddy for free.
The activation was developed by Lidl, planned by Mediaworks and Source Out of Home and built by Eclipse Media. PML Group’s iQ research intelligence found that 80% of respondents agreed that specials make an advertisement much more memorable.
Pictured: Orlagh Keane (Source out of home), Louise Slattery (Mediaworks), Robert Sheehan (Lidl), Pat Cassidy (PML Group) and Chris Collins (JCDecaux)