Our humble story began with a bowl of instant noodles we call MaMa in Thailand. It was the meal that our 4 hungry founders shared over a small rented office space in 2009. From that, Yell was born – a name inspired from Yellow MaMa.
Fast forward to 9 years later, Yell is one of the hottest Creative Digital Agency in Thailand, as ranked by Campaign Brief Asia. Along the way, 4 became 80. But neither our size nor years in the business has blunted our hunger. Today, it is the same hunger that has driven us to compete with world-class network agencies and acquire many top brands in Thailand. And you can bet we’re hungry for more.
"WOK of Month" creating a successful "B2B2C" campaign to win people's hearts
The Uniqueness of the Gas Stove Market in Thailand
Because gas stove products are considered items closely related to consumers' daily lives, as they play an important role in food preparation, both in households and in numerous restaurants widely distributed throughout Thailand, marketing these products must be a collaborative effort by all parties involved. This includes ensuring the highest level of safety and quality from manufacturers, and a thorough understanding of the product by distributors to provide proper usage guidance and maintenance for end-users in various food establishments and households.
In this context, they require access to high-quality products at reasonable prices for food preparation. As a result, this type of work goes beyond mere marketing; it is about creating satisfaction and passing on value from beginning to end.
How to Be the Number One "In People's Hearts"
PTT LPG’s challenge is not to increase sales because the company is already a market leader. It is instead about ensuring that customers, neighborhood restaurants, and gas stove retailers receive both quality and happiness. To that end, we devised a campaign concept that recognizes and rewards local restaurants while also promoting mutual benefits and shared value for all.
- In the B2B context, distributors are encouraged to promote sales to nearby community restaurants.
- The primary focus in the B2C scenario is on community restaurants facing ongoing challenges post-COVID-19 and adapting to changing competitive landscapes.
- Emphasizing the significance of being a reputable brand, as Be a Good Brand should deliver value, particularly to the majority of consumers who dine at local restaurants close to their homes.
Giving comes first, not receiving
The intent of PTT LPG is to genuinely support community businesses. Hence, the idea of awarding not just through typical competitions, but by seeking out and recognizing community-favorite restaurants emerged. People in the community come together to vote for their favorite eateries and share impressive stories, After that the PTT team will visit and announce awards to the selected recipients. All of this serves as a means to endorse and promote these restaurants, as well as to enhance marketing through PTT LPG's extensive and well-followed media presence.
Moreover, the uniqueness of this campaign lies in its very 'inclusive' terms, as whether or not a restaurant uses PTT LPG, they can participate in this initiative. Ultimately, if selected through the nomination process, they receive PTT LPG for free for another six months. Alternatively, if they appreciate the standards, they have the option to continue and become regular customers with the nearby distributors.
The Reward for Heartfelt Effort
- About 500 Nominations by community
- 150 vendors got nationwide promoted
- 6M Engagement throughout the campaign
Numerous positive feedbacks have been received, directly benefiting our distributors, as well as fostering happiness among local restaurants and regular customers who assess value beyond measure. This is a result of the impressive stories shared by loyal customers from various eateries
All of this unfolded within a span of one and a half months of the campaign. It's evident that executing B2B2C isn't a straightforward task. It requires a deep 'understanding' and 'attention to detail' amid a multitude of campaigns. It's not just about creating advertisements or online posts to manage award distribution to various restaurants; rather, it begins with 'listening' to the voices of everyone involved in the process.