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Perhaps no business category was impacted more by the pandemic than the theatrical industry. With COVID-19 making movie theaters an unsafe option, studios had to be flexible in either delaying or adjusting their release plans. When it came to Scoob, the animated adventure based on the iconic Scooby Doo, Warner Bros. was already deep into promotion for the film that was originally slated to be released in May.
In light of theaters being closed and families needing at-home entertainment, Warner Bros. made the decision to forego Scoob‘s planned theatrical release and instead launch on digital rental services. On May 15, 2020, Scoob was made available to rent for $19.99 in the U.S. and Canada. It was also available to buy for $24.99.
The pain of this adjustment was eased by the high anticipation for the movie which had already been generated based on familiarity with the characters but also a strong marketing campaign featuring various movie marketing partnerships. Today we’re going to take a look at the movie marketing partnerships for Scoob that Warner Bros. was able to put together with Barkbox and Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s.
Warner Bros. Pictures teamed with BarkBox on a pet-themed promotion celebrating the release of Scoob. The partnership consisted of BarkBox, a monthly subscription service for dogs, theming their May 2020 box around Scoob ahead of its release.
The basic box package include 2 dog toys, 2 bags of treats, and 1 dental chew all themed to Scoob! In addition to the basic box, consumers had the option to either double-up their box for 2x the toys & treats or add 1 additional Scoob! Themed toy for their pet.
To promote the themed box, BarkBox created a marketing campaign highlighting all of the goodies people would receive in the box. Warner Bros. also received a large quantity of boxes to use for mailers.
Licensed Product, Branded Content, Collectible, Giveaway, Product Bundle
Mobile, Online, Product Giveaways, Social Media, Other
Program Timing: May 2020
Another one of the movie marketing partnerships Warner Bros. was able to put together was with Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s. Through CDM, Warner Bros partnered with Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s restaurants on a nationwide QSR promotion celebrating the release of the much anticipated Scoob movie, which was available starting May 15th to own and watch.
The partnership consisted of Scoob being integrated and promoted in Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s Star Pals kids meals. Scooby was featured with the gang at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s for a fun Star Pals promotion. Premiums consisted of a Scoob Collar, Water Reveal, Mystery Machine with stickers and Mystery Wristband. Premiums were available while supplies last.
To support the film, Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s themed their kid’s meal to include four custom designed premiums as well as film designed bag, in-store POP and exposure on their Star Pals website. In addition the locations nationwide, the program was extended to Mexico, Honduras, and Ecuador.
Licensed Product, Branded Content, Collectible, In-Store, On-Pack
Mobile, Online, Signage, Social Media
Program Timing: May 2020
We hope you’ve enjoyed this dive into the movie marketing partnerships from Scoob
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