New York, New York (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
To encourage pizza-loving families to get squared away with summer fun and introduce the new square shape of Tony’s® Pizza (http://www.tonys.com/home.htm), Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc. is embarking on a summer campaign, complete with a mobile tour that brings the fun directly to families in five major cities in the Midwest in June, 2012 -- Memphis, TN; St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, MO; Des Moines, IA; and Omaha, NE.
“Our new square shape delivers more delicious original crust pizza in every box and we’re showcasing that value, convenience and sense of fun with the campaign,” said says Rhonda Ihrke, Brand Director for Tony’s Pizza, Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc.
The “Behold the Power of the Square” campaign includes visits from the Tony’s® Pizza 2012 NISSAN Cube, a bright yellow branded vehicle manned by the Tony’s® Pizza team, local radio station promotions and a national sweepstakes to win a 2012 Nissan Cube. The Tony’s ® Pizza Cube will visit local grocery stores, farmer’s markets and high-traffic areas in each city. Consumers who visit can play two fun carnival-style games, win prizes and get information and coupons. The carnival-style games are “Roll the Pepperoni Dice” and “Square Pizza Box Toss.” Tony’s® Pizza will be available to be sampled in some locations. The campaign is being produced by BCX, a division of Brand Connections, a marketing and media agency expert in branded consumer experiences along with Cannonball advertising.
“Tony’s® Pizza is connecting with pizza lovers in an unexpected, memorable way,” says Staci Smith, vice president, Brand Connections. “We’re talking about value and deliciousness and ease, especially during the summer months, and bringing it to life.”
To share the “Power of the Square” with a broader market Tony’s® Pizza launched a national sweepstakes online and on Facebook, “Score the Square,” with a chance to take home a brand new 2012 Nissan Cube. The Tony’s® Pizza team, masters of fun, will encourage visitors at the local events to sign up online via a QR code on the Cube or by using the Tony’s® Pizza iPads on site. Consumers nationwide can enter online at http://www.tonysscorethesquare.com and at http://www.facebook.com/tonyspizza.
Tony’s® Pizza “Behold the Power of the Square” Tour Stops:
Memphis, TN June 8, 9, 11
St. Louis, MO June 15, 16
Kansas City, MO, June 19, 20
Des Moines, IA, June 22, 23, 25
Omaha, NE, June 29, 30
ABOUT TONY’S® PIZZA: TONY'S® Pizza from Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Inc. is all about giving you more great-tasting pizza products for your money. From Crispy Crust to Deep Dish, single serve to family size, microwavable or oven-baked, TONY'S® pizza has MORE of the pizza and pizza snacks your family is asking for.
ABOUT BRAND CONNECTIONS: Brand Connections (http://brandconnections.com/) is one of the largest and fastest growing global marketing and media companies focused on creating branded consumer experiences by integrating media, technology and product experience networks for national and global brands. Since the company was founded in 2001, Brand Connections has connected 80% of the Fortune 500 brands with more than two billion customers by reaching them when they are in the right frame of mind to engage with brands. Brand Connections is expert in trial-generation; tactics include product sampling, targeted out-of-home media, experiential marketing, and social media integration. Brand Connections is majority owned by Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading media and communications private equity firm.