, Tirecraft is a Canadian network of over 280 tire and automotive ‘independent’ dealers located all across the country. The two key objectives of this project were to:
1) ensure corporate/brand alignment of all locations across the network
2) develop and implement a national marketing strategy
To accomplish these, and more, Sean worked with Tirecraft in an embedded role (3 days a week) for close to 5 years. Over that time, as the in-house VP of Strategic Marketing, Sean lead the smooth integration of the strategy through the 4 regional offices. He oversaw the development of a yearly marketing plan, an updated visual identity, new retail store design program, new social media strategy, new e-commerce website, seasonal national advertising campaigns, and many other key elements.
In his role, Sean reported to the 7 member national ownership team, worked directly with each regional marketing team (a total of 12 people), and coordinated efforts with the 4 regional offices – Edmonton, Southern Ontario, Montreal and Halifax.
Outcome: At the start of the project, the brand and corporate vision were misaligned and the regional offices were disconnected. Through Sean's on-site presence and focused work, we were able to help strengthen the corporate and ‘team’ connections, and brought a consistent and focused strategy to the organization. As a result of our work, the company also improved its ‘national’ brand awareness, significantly in digital channels, as well as drove retail sales through online lead generation.