Checkers’ 7.5m x 5m spectacular billboard is located within Sandown High School on Rivonia Road, one of the busiest arterials into the Sandton CBD, thereby targeting daily commuters including students being dropped off at the school.
Checkers partnered with Primedia Outdoor to create a billboard nursery after announcing the return of their hugely successful Little Garden collectable promotion. The launch of the promotion and the unveiling of the billboard took place on 24 August 2020, just ahead of spring.
The billboard is the temporary home of six different plant types: kale (purple), pelargonium, spinach, kale (variegated), bok choy, and flatleaf parsley. The carefully selected plants used for this innovative billboard campaign have been planted in the actual flex face, making up two thirds of the creative area and are maintained by an irrigation system that distributes water to the roots of the plants when needed.
The Little Garden initiative encourages children and adults to get outside and spend some quality time together, tending to their seedlings and learning to grow their own fresh herbs, veggies and flowers. Each seedling kit includes a small biodegradable pot, a soil pod, seed paper and a pop-out nametag.
‘Little Garden was a hit when we first launched it two years ago, and our customers have repeatedly asked us to bring it back. Gardening is a great activity for young and old, especially now that people are spending so much more time at home,’ said Willie Peters, General Manager: Marketing at Checkers.
Peter Lindstrom, Sales Executive at Primedia Outdoor, said, ‘Large static OOH formats encourage innovation and at Primedia Outdoor, we continuously strive to bring innovative concepts to life. We are constantly finding new ways of thinking to go above and beyond customer expectations. We are extremely pleased with the roll-out of this campaign as it illustrates how traditional OOH can be rethought to create unique and memorable campaigns.’