Hardee's Guerilla Marketing



 Increase trial and awareness of Hardee’s Thickburger by reaching target consumers at local market events.


Execution: 6 months                 

# of Markets: 1       

Samples: 15,000  


Kicking Cow dispatched street teams to local St. Louis events to distribute free product cards,  pumping up Hardee’s local market sponsorships.  When the American Idol auditions were held in St. Louis, the “Hardee’s Hunger Patrol” distributed more than 2,000 product cards to highly-targeted consumers waiting to audition.  The “Hardee’s Hunger Patrol” also sampled outside of St. Louis Cardinals and Rams games in an effort to extend Hardee’s sponsorship beyond their in-stadium exposure.