Strategist & Presenter
The QSR category is saturated (traffic growth is below 1%). In addition, Dairy Queen treat sales are flat despite that US ice cream and treat sales being up 26%. With few new customers in the category and stagnant treat sales, DQ needed a new attraction to draw customers from competitors. We presented our innovation to DQ's CMO on July 26, 2018.
To (1) deeply understand a distinct audience for DQ outside of its current millennial target. Then (2) create a DQ campaign that includes a product innovation designed to reached that specific audience first, and then all of pop culture second.
With ever-increasing spending power and influence on pop culture, Generation Z is the most viable target for DQ—specifically a subgroup we call Identity Engineers. An Identity Engineer is a 14- to 20-year-old mini personal brand manager who is so invested in the person she appears to be on social media that she is constantly on the lookout for content that mimics the aspirational lifestyle posts of her favorite influencers.
Our Identity Engineer is obsession with sharing—sharing her food, sharing her experiences and sharing what she’s sharing on social media to develop her personal brand.
Create a hyper-sharable Blizzard worthy of best friendship and a billion likes.
The Halfsies Blizzard
Meet Our Identity Engineer
Introducing the Halfsies Blizzard
Account: Kailey Micek & Maddie Stanze
Strategy: Anthony George
Art Direction: Christine Orzechowski
Copywriting: Sienna Forsyth & Caleb Ledbetter
Graphic Design: Katelynn Maloney & Sienna Forsyth
Video Production: Ty Cassutt
Public Relations: Sruthi Dhulipala & Abigail Brinkmann