Warner Bros’s Sherlock Holmes is teaming up with 7-Eleven to not just bring you Holmes-themed Slurpees, but also to help you with the ARG. The stores are putting up banners and other point-of-purchase (POP) signs, along with using Holmes-ish taglines to promote their food. This is a pretty common practice, especially in the fast food industry. In fact, I just saw a Burger King commercial involving New Moon, which opens this week.
What makes this co-op marketing interesting is that the store is actually involved in the viral campaign. Participating 7-Eleven stores will have “How Holmes Are You?” coffee cup sleeves that contain a clue and the Web address www.7-11.221B.sh, which is of course a microsite for the game we’re already playing. If you grab a cup of joe at 7-Eleven, check out the site and let us know what you find!
Sherlock Holmes, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr., opens Christmas Day. For more information on the viral campaign or the film itself, check out our Sherlock Holmes Page.
(via Convenience Store News)