In a consumer vote, the top three post-party pick-me-ups were a sausage sarnie, hot caffeinated drinks and sweet treats, so MCG organised a calendar of pick-me-up pop-ups in stations across the north.
The pop-ups treated commuters to a mixture of live music, hot chocolates, mince pies and candy canes – all handed out by Northern elves – to help them feel festive.
Corporate customers were identified in three key commuter hubs, with businesses receiving free sausage sandwich deliveries direct to their offices courtesy of Northern.
Commuters received 12 Days of Northern leaflets, encouraging them to take the train this festive season, as well as driving traffic to the website to enter a competition, capturing commuter data.
The campaign successfully helped spread festive joy and get people in the mood, with 5,000 mince pies, 5,000 candy canes, 1,500 hot chocolates and nearly 1,000 sausage sandwiches handed out to commuters – all carrying Northern branding and key messages.
10,000 Northern leaflets were handed out, encouraging commuters to take the train during the festive season, as well as driving traffic to the website to enter a competition – helping contribute to a record-breaking number of competition entries.
Video and stills were captured as activity took place throughout the campaign and shared to Northern’s social channels to drive engagement and positivity.