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Core disciplines: Integrated marketing, Public relations (PR), Search, Social

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Festive Bake Campaign

We drove sales of Festive Bakes for Greggs

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Boost engagement and conversation during Christmas by using the most anticipated product in the Greggs calendar, the Festive Bake, to make Greggs stand out and increase overall sales YOY.


77% of content and conversation is shared via ‘dark social’ platforms, such as WhatsApp, Messenger & Telegram.


We created a campaign that lived where dark social conversations take place but would create conversation everywhere.  The campaign had two key phases to get Festive Bake fanatics excited:

PHASE 1 – a WhatsApp group, dedicated to Festive Bake lovers. We announced it via Facebook and Twitter and thousands of people applied.  This social innovation was taken to a wider audience via national media editorial coverage.

PHASE 2 – we maintained buzz by re-launching the now famous #PastySanta selfie campaign with the addition of the year’s biggest trend: the Face Swap. The WhatsApp group members were first to hear about this new feature and they kick started a stream of #PastySanta Face Swaps across the UK.

Our WhatsApp group were also rewarded with daily competitions, giveaways and fan-fostering content, including a movie trailer parody featuring members’ loving quotes about the Festive Bake.


6.4% increase in

sales over Christmas


10.2% growth in

Festive Bake sales YOY


98% YOY uplift in engagement

in tweets about #PastySanta


41% increase in

Festive Bake mentions YOY


25 pieces of national coverage

about the WhatsApp group


OTS of 260 million

from earned media

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