Online toy store start-up KBkids.com launched a $43 million
advertising campaign that includes national television, print, out-of-home
and in-store promotions.
KBkids.com is a joint venture between Consolidated Stores Corp., operator of
the 1,300-store bricks and mortar K*B Toys chain, and BrainPlay.com.
The initial television campaign consists of several spots that include
five-second vendor tags that integrate the spirit of the ads with the brand
of the vendor.
TV ads highlighting exclusive toys offered only by K*B will break in
The print campaign includes inserts that will run in the November issues of
Parenting and Family PC magazines.
Single pages, spreads, and three-page
units will also run in family-focused publications such as Working Mother,
Good Housekeeping, Disney Magazine, Family Fun, and Sesame Street. Separate
ads featuring collectibles and video games will run in a number of specialty
collector and gamer books.
The out-of-home campaign will focus on nine markets, including New York, Los
Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, Dallas, and
Washington, DC, and will consist of bulletins, king-size bus panels, and
The ads were created by Goldberg Moser O’Neill.
The campaign also includes sponsorship of the PBS program “Teletubbies” and
NBC’s “KBkids.com StarSkates,” a figure-skating series airing this fall that
merges top figure skaters with some of today’s hottest musicians.