PaperTyger Launch CampaignThe PaperTyger

"A highly creative and engaging integrated marketing campaign to raise awareness and increase sales of a new security envelope in the office products market"

PaperTyger®, a range of burst, tear and waterproof security envelopes, is distributed exclusively in Europe by Eurotrade Business Products (EBP) Ltd. Launched in September 2010, Vertical created a new campaign with the aim of launching the product in Europe, raising awareness and increasing sales of the envelope in the office products market.

Key campaign elements
  • New website
  • Design of promotional/sample envelopes, leaflets, posters and in-box coupons
  • Digital mailer campaigns
  • Exhibition material (including prize draws)
  • Office supplies catalogue adverts (online and trade magazines)
  • Sample folder to hold promotional envelopes
  • Stationery - letterhead, compliments slip
  • PR
  • Social Media

Campaign Theme

Our first task was to create a campaign theme and design to run across the marketing mix. We needed something bright, attractive and eye-catching, bringing in a tiger theme. The approved theme would then be implemented across every activity for PaperTyger®.

Using the idea of a Tiger, our designers came up with a theme that reflected this - bright and colourful in orange and black, with a 'jungle' style. This design works well across all literature, exhibition panels, website and other marketing materials.

Campaign Theme jungle

PaperTyger Online

Our approved theme provided the basis for the design of the website. The website is primarily aimed at office employees who are responsible for purchasing security envelopes. It outlines the different envelopes available, the different sizes and FAQs, as well as the key benefits.

Papertyger screenshotIn addition to reaching end users, EBP also wanted to raise awareness with office products dealers, who specify products to feature in company catalogues. A section on the website was created targeting this group of users, with a secure area where they can log in and download promotional material including leaflets, templates, adverts and exhibition materials.

Search for PaperTyger

Meet Paper Tiger!

Introducing PaperTyger Tiger!

To raise awareness with end users (office administrators and secretaries in security, medical and legal businesses) and to encourage trial purchases, our initial thoughts were to create a personality for PaperTyger® envelopes.

Vertical sourced a small cuddly tiger that could have multiple uses within the launch campaign. The toy was branded with the PaperTyger® logo and included a collar with the web address.

A sociable tiger

  • With purchase:
    We introduced a redemption scheme whereby we created a redemption coupon for a free cuddly Tiger to be placed inside every box of envelopes. Purchasers then had to visit the website to redeem the coupon. This also allowed us to build up a database of contacts.
  • Social media:
    To raise the profile of PaperTyger® on line, the tiger was given its own Facebook page and Twitter account.
  • Exhibitions:
    The Tiger was a focal point for exhibition stands targeting office products - as the end user tends to be female aged 18-30, a free cuddly toy is appealing either for them as an individual or for any small children in the family.

A sociable tiger

The PaperTyger® Tiger had its own Facebook and Twitter pages. The Tiger 'made friends' with relevant groups such as WWF (2010 was The Year of the Tiger) as well as individuals. Posts and tweets included information about exhibitions the Tiger was attending, and a competition was held to find a name for the Tiger.

PaperTyger - an exhibitionist


PaperTyger® attended several UK exhibitions focused on office products. The first exhibition targeted end users, so a competition was held to win a Champneys Spa Day, with smaller giveaways of manicure/pedicure treatments.

To promote PaperTyger® and the competition, new display boards were created, each one highlighting a key feature of the envelope (burst proof, environmentally friendly etc). In addition, a removable stand flash to promote the competition was created - this allowed the panels to remain generic for use at further exhibitions.

Exhibition panels were created in German, giving a consistent message internationally.

PaperTyger® also attended an exhibition for office products dealers. As the typical attendee is different from end users (male, 30-50) a different approach was required. To capture their attention, a 'Play Golf with the Tiger' competition was held, to win a Steiff tiger. An X-box and golf game was incorporated in the stand, with visitors encouraged to play, with the highest score winning the Steiff tiger.

Getting the Tiger out into the UK and Europe

Getting the name out thereA series of rotating banners, leaflets, envelopes and posters were created for use by office products dealers, both in the UK and Germany. As well as being used by EBP to promote PaperTyger®, they were also made available to each dealer through a secure section on the website. Users requested a login and once approved, were able to enter and download any material required. This saved time and effort for the dealers and for EBP.

Getting the name out there

Digital mailer

PaperTyger in your in-box

Using existing office contacts, plus new contacts collated through the exhibitions, PaperTyger® continued to push to end users through digital mailers. These were used to promote the free cuddly Tiger, and to highlight the key benefits of the security envelopes. Direct links to the website meant we were able to track visitor numbers.