The year was 2001. The movie: Summer Catch. I think I watched it 4 or 5 times that year going into high school. Flash forward to 2005, and I couldn’t get enough of the movie Fever Pitch. So it all adds up to why I was so excited about promoting a baseball romance! We loved helping Wattpad Books advertise Caroline Richardson’s super fun and steamy novel, Out of His League.
In the previous blog post, we shared how we helped DK reach ballet & dance enthusiasts for the gorgeous book Ballet! This week, we move away from the stage and deep into the world of plants. Using our niche targeting and unique reach, we were able to help DK reach botany enthusiasts, gardeners, and more for the spectacular book Flora.
There are some books where you are so fascinated by every single page that you never end up flipping to the next. Ballet and Flora, two visual guides from DK, are exactly that. They came to us over the holiday season for help in promoting these beautiful books! Today we’re going to share exactly how we reached readers for Ballet, and stay tuned for all the details on the Flora campaign next week!
Burger King recently took advantage of proximity targeting for a genius ad scheme designed to troll their largest competitor. The promotion “works by geofencing McDonalds locations across the country,” Burger King said in a statement. “If a guest is inside one of these geofenced areas and has the new BK App on their device, the app will unlock the WHOPPER sandwich for a penny promotion.”
There’s one children’s book in particular that has stayed with me: R.L. Stine’s The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena. I can honestly say I think this is the only “horror book” I have ever read. I suppose it has stayed deep in my terrified 9 year old mind for so long that I haven’t picked up another one since! And while I may not be one to curl up at night and devour a scary story, I know plenty of people who love the genre. In honor of Halloween this month, we’re sharing ways we can help you reach horror readers!
If there’s one bromance that has everyone talking, it’s between former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. So much so that the POTUS bromance has come to be known as a “BROTUS”. And now – the duo have come together not just as our favorite memes, but to solve mysteries! Move over Watson and Holmes, Hope Never Dies: An Obama-Biden Mystery is now on bookshelves. Working with Quirk Books to help them promote this fun & humorous thriller has been nothing short of an absolute blast!
Peg + Cat are back for another adventure! These adorably fun books about a young girl and her talking cat (spoiler alert) are based on the children’s book The Chicken Problem, which was published in 2012 by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley. Since then, the series has become an Emmy Award-winning animated TV series. We were really excited to help Candlewick spread the word about the most recent book in the series, Peg + Cat: The Eid al-Adha Adventure!
Held to the likes of “Brad Thor and the late, great Vince Flynn” (The Providence Journal), author Matthew Betley has created a name for himself in the world of covert thrillers. A former Marine for 10 years, his experiences in deployments to Djibouti after 9/11, and Fallujah, Iraq, laid the groundwork for his series, The Logan West Thrillers. For the newest in the series, Field of Valor, Simon and Schuster came to us for help in promoting the book trailer. We were super excited to be a part of this, especially because we love running video campaigns!
This year, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago partnered with the United States World War One Centennial Commission to pay tribute to the Americans who served in WWI and the allies they fought beside. Together, they created Lest We Forget: The Great War. Through memorable art, posters, photographs and more, the book tells the complex story of WWI, and is an incredible remembrance of who served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and what would become the Air Force. We are honored to help get this book out into the world. The campaigns were so successful in helping to move the needle on sales that we’re currently gearing up for a third consecutive run!
Brand awareness may seem like an empty and nebulous buzzword at first glance. It’s no surprise that unambiguous metrics like Clicks and CTR tend to be more popular than “awareness” when determining the success of ad campaigns. (We love clicks and high CTRs as much as the next advertiser!) But does that mean brand awareness is useless for book ads, or could it still be worth your time and ad dollars?