Halloween is the one night when normal rules don’t apply. When the kid in all of us gets that rare chance to be anything he or she wants. It’s also one of the biggest sales opportunities of the year for Goodwill. In the thrift industry, October is one of the largest months for sales. It’s the equivalent to Christmas for general retailers.
This year, Park&Co puts Goodwill at the epicenter of fall fun and creativity with the “Official Sponsor of Halloween”campaign. The fun and anticipation of dressing up comes not from what we can purchase off the rack, but from what we can invent with our imagination. Goodwill is much more than a place to simply buy a costume; it’s a place to discover a hundred possibilities for creating one. The elements of this campaign consist of TV, radio, print, outdoor and online executions, all depicting one simple message: most ready-made, ill-fitting, store-bought costumes are so lame, it’s almost frightening—and not in a Halloween sort of way.
The concept of the Goodwill Halloween campaign allowed us to take advantage of the creative surroundings here at Park&Co, lovingly called our “Creative Campus.” We transformed our offices into a studio for the all-day TV shoot. Our staff willingly served as extras, dressing in everything from chicken costumes to rodeo chaps. We built a “dressing room” for our main talent in the Creative Garage and held a photo shoot in our very own Combustible Kitchen. While this may seem unconventional, it made the campaign that much better as it was truly an all-agency effort.
And now that Goodwill has a whole new look for Halloween, what about you? What are you going out as this year? Better head to the Official Sponsor of Halloween pronto before someone snatches that green mohair suit before you do.