Break the silos between online and offline
Who said that online and offline advertising should be siloed? Now advertisers can link the physical world and the virtual world using the mobile phone. That is what Tesco, one of the largest global retailers, did when it wanted to expand its brand in South Korea.
Market research has shown that South Koreans work very long hours and have no time to go grocery shopping. Tesco's Korean subsidiary Home Plus put up billboards in subway stations with its range of products, accompanied by QR codes. This created virtual supermarkets within the subway stations where users could stroll between these virtual shelves and shop by scanning the QR codes with their phone and use a special mobile app.
Once someone filled his or her mobile shopping cart, the person checked out online and the groceries were delivered right to that person's door. This campaign alone lifted sales by 133 percent and allowed Tesco in South Korea to become No. 1 in the category. It might sound too good to be true so check out the video to see for yourself.