April 28, 2011
Carly Damman Associate, ImPRessions account
As Mom’s Weekend quickly approaches, the College Book Store account wraps up last minute preparations for the event. From handing out fliers to designing graphics for this year’s Mom’s Weekend t-shirt, the College Book Store account hopes for another successful event.
The account was successful in the past but co-account executive, Alexis Sweet hopes to be even more successful this year saying, “We’re really excited about this [weekend] and hope it will bring in more money than last year, especially since Mom’s Weekend is traditionally one of the biggest events, and we have really been improving our promotional efforts since last year”.
The College Book Store account made a few changes from last year’s Mom’s Weekend event. Similar to Sib’s Weekend, the College Book Store account will set up a Plinko game board outside the store from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday afternoon to draw in customers.
Sweet said, “I am most excited for the Plinko board we will have outside of the store. It was a lot of fun last time, and drew tons of people into the store, so I’m hoping there will be an even greater response this time, especially since we have improved it a lot!” In addition, the account will provide fliers to local hotels to hand out to moms as they check in. They hope to include the fliers in the hotel’s “welcome packet” that they give to each customer highlighting local attractions and activities as well.
In terms of preparation, the College Book Store account will be hanging posters around campus this week similar to their other major events. They have also been working on refining the Mom’s Weekend press release and hope to circulate that to local news organizations this week.
“Our account has been doing a great job planning the promotions, such as designing our posters and fliers and getting those out to businesses and hotels. We also wrote the press release as a group, and the associates will make media follow-up calls next week” Sweet said. Each account associate has been working hard to make Mom’s Weekend a success.
With Mom’s Weekend right around the corner, the College Book Store account awaits the arrival of Bobcat Moms for one of the biggest events of the year. They hope their promotional improvements will attract more customers to the store and bring more success to the event.