Fairfax Media Celebrates Christmas Conversations that Matter

January 5, 2015

Fairfax Media’s Christmas-themed ‘Conversations that Matter’ trade marketing promotion has achieved more than 7,000 entries - a great result for a campaign targeting advertisers in the holiday season.

Drawing on the publisher’s ‘Conversations that Matter’ corporate positioning, advertisers and media agencies received a 12-day Advent calendar that encouraged discussion around 12 of Fairfax Media’s leading brands.

Behind each of the 12 calendar doors was an interesting fact or statistic about one of the featured brands as well as a Lindt chocolate ball - and beneath that, the featured brand’s logo.

Advertisers and media agencies then received 12 branded EDMs between December 1st and 16th (one for each business day) highlighting a different Fairfax Media brand and including a short quiz question about the brand.

Those who answered correctly went into the draw to win an ultimate prize - one per day over the promotion period (12 prizes in all).

Fairfax Media National Trade Marketing Director Chelsea Wymer said: “Fairfax Media creates conversations that matter every minute of every day of the year. We wanted to extend that message through a client Christmas gift that was practical, imaginative and promoted our signature brands”.

“Our Advent calendars were extremely well received, prompting more than 600 entries per day - which just goes to prove that intelligent, thought-provoking conversation can absolutely cut through silly season distractions.”

The featured Fairfax Media brands, prizes and winners:

The Sydney Morning Herald
Apple iPhone 6
Marcus Torre – Ikon Communications

Good Weekend
$1,000 Mr & Mrs Smith hotel voucher
Emma Davis – OMD

21.5 inch Apple iMac 6
Brittany Rees – OMD

Apple TV valued at $107 and cinema vouchers of the winner’s choice (subject to availability) to the value of $500
Ashleigh Cox – Blaze Advertising

The Canberra Times
Apple iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi
Priyanka Gupta – Starcom

Essential Baby
$600 Baby Bunting voucher
Alex Melville – UM

Good Food
$600 Good Food gift card
Amanda Bruno – Wendy Wu Tours

The Age
Apple iPhone 6
Sarah Buchanan – Tintern

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi
Rhett Kessler – Pengana Capital

Daily Life
KINDLE Wi-Fi Paperwhite NextGen (4GB) valued at $161 and a $450 David Jones voucher
Dale Putt – Maxus

$1,000 Flight Centre voucher
Chris Whitnall – OMD

The Australian Financial Review
Apple MacBook Air 11
Michael Emmerson – Mindshare

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