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If advertising can be emblazoned on napkins, office coffee cups and beer-bottle tags, then why not the ubiquitous coffee-cup sleeve? That, indeed, is precisely the chosen medium in a new campaign developed recently by Y&R Dubai for Gulf News.
Y&R was hired by Gulf News to help it gain subscribers and increase web traffic. Recognizing that reading a newspaper often goes hand in hand with drinking coffee, the agency tapped global coffee chain Tim Hortons – another of its clients in the UAE – and adapted the company’s coffee cup sleeve into an advertising medium. The resulting “Headline News Cup Sleeve” is now printed using a special printer at the Tim Hortons point of sale that pulls tweets from the Gulf News Twitter account. Accordingly, every cup sold in the UAE now bears the newspaper’s current top headline on the coffee sleeve it comes with, with updates made every hour. Also included on the sleeve are a short URL and QR code directing customers to the Gulf News website for the full story.
ince fresh news goes well with fresh coffee, we adapted the coffee cup sleeve of Tim Hortons, a global coffee chain, into an advertising medium and we created The ‘Headline News’ Cup Sleeve. Every cup. Every hour. Every day. When Tim Hortons customers received a cup of coffee, they also received the headline news of the hour, printed using a special printer that pulled out tweets from the Gulf News Twitter account. The short URL and QR code on the sleeve then directed them to the Gulf News website where they could read the full story.