Archive for June, 2011

DOMINO’S PIZZA TO SPONSOR NEW TV EVENT FROM ITV STUDIOS AND SYCO TV – RED OR BLACK?

June 27th, 2011

Domino’s Pizza, the pizza delivery expert, has today been announced as the fully integrated  sponsor of brand new ITV Studios and Syco show – Red or Black?, due to air on ITV1 this autumn.

Hosted by Ant and Dec, the show will be stripped across the prime time schedule, and gives ordinary people across the UK the chance to become millionaires. Each night, over the course of a week, eight people will face a life-defining moment as they are offered the chance to walk away with £1 million, or nothing at all.  Each night will show how the final eight started off as just faces in a crowd of thousands at the Red or Black? Arena. Viewers will then see them play colourful outdoor challenges in their local areas before reaching the live studio to battle it out.  Over one hundred thousand people applied to take part in the show and the first exciting stage has already been filmed at Wembley Arena.

The fully integrated sponsorship package, negotiated by ITV Commercial and Arena Media, on behalf of Domino’s Pizza, includes broadcast, online, interactive, mobile and off-air activation.

Simon Wallis, Sales and Marketing Director at Domino’s, said: “After our fantastic success with landmark shows such as The Simpson’s and Britain’s Got Talent, we are delighted to be sponsoring Red or Black – the most eagerly anticipated TV event of the year. With its fast-paced, edge of your seat format, we know that viewers are going to be glued to their screens and while they’re deciding Red or Black at home, we want them to be tucking in to a Domino’s Pizza. The home is our point of sale so unmissable TV events such as Red or Black create an ideal time for a product, such as pizza, that’s made for sharing – and because we deliver, there’s no need to miss a minute of the action.”

Simon Daglish, Director of Multi-Platforms & Partnerships, ITV added: “‘Red or Black is a hotly anticipated show for ITV and we are delighted to be working with a key partner in Domino’s. This partnership has allowed ITV to work alongside Domino’s and develop a multiplatform solution that will help deliver their marketing objectives across a range of touch points with the consumer. This collaboration is a great example of how ITV wants to work with its customers in the future.”

Melissa Brown, Director of Brands and Licensing, Syco TV said, “It’s fantastic to partner with Domino’s for Red or Black, they’re a great brand fit for this exciting new TV show.”

Sponsorship idents will be created for Domino’s by Big Communications.

For more details on the show visit  www.itv.com/redorblack.

 

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PIZZA LOVERS AHOY!

June 22nd, 2011

DOMINO’S ANNOUNCES CHECK-IN DEAL AND DOMINO’S STUFFED CRUST QUEST

To celebrate its new Domino’s Stuffed CrustTM, the pizza delivery expert has announced two social platform initiatives to spread the word – a location-based offer integrated with Facebook® Deals and internet-based treasure hunt, Domino’s Stuffed Crust Quest.

The Facebook Deals promotion starts on Thursday [June 23, 2011] and offers a free garlic pizza bread when Facebook users check in to any UK Domino’s store and order a Domino’s Stuffed Crust. To claim, customers simply need to present the check in screen on their mobile to the order taker. By checking in with their Facebook account, pizza lovers can also publish it back to Facebook and share it with friends.

For budding treasure hunters, Domino’s Stuffed Crust Quest will launch later this week. The interactive quest will challenge Domino’s fans to follow clues around the internet during a limited time period to collect a series of letters. The letters will spell out a secret code that can be redeemed for tasty Domino’s Stuffed Crust bounty. The quest has been integrated with Domino’s Facebook Page, where the first clue will be released in the next few days via a status update.

Simon Wallis, sales and marketing director at Domino’s, said: “We’re delighted to announce the integration with Facebook Deals and Domino’s Stuffed Crust Quest to generate additional buzz across social platforms and encourage pizza lovers to get onboard with our new product. We know that our Facebook fans love to interact with us and hope these activities will really help to whet their appetite for our new Domino’s Stuffed Crust.”

Domino’s Stuffed Crust features mozzarella cheese with a hint of garlic and herbs in Domino’s famous fresh dough. Domino’s Stuffed Crust is now available on all medium and large pizzas in stores across the UK.

Grab a tasty deal by checking in via Facebook or start treasure hunting with Domino’s Stuffed Crust Quest at www.facebook.com/DominosPizza.


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DOMINO’S PIZZA’S FIRST MOTORWAY STORE IS NOW OPEN

June 22nd, 2011

- Fresh, hot Domino’s pizza is now available at the motorway services at Leigh Delamere -

Domino’s Pizza opened its first motorway store on Monday, June 20 at the services at Leigh Delamere East, located on the M4 in Wiltshire.  This new venture is in conjunction with Moto Hospitality Limited.

Hundreds of passing motorists stopped by the services on Monday and were pleased to learn they could now purchase a fresh, hot Domino’s Pizza from the service station.  The store is operated in the same way as a traditional Domino’s store with pizzas being made from scratch with fresh dough and top quality ingredients.  The cooking time of a pizza is eight minutes, so by the time someone has picked up a newspaper and a coffee their fresh, hot pizza is ready to take away.

The Domino’s store team were excited to open the shutters for the first time on Monday and welcome in all their new customers.  A wide variety of people stepped up to inspect the new front counter and order a Domino’s Pizza, including festival goers, Amy Bull and George Young, who were on their way home from the Beach Break Live Festival, that took place at Pembrey Country Park in South Wales over the weekend.  Amy and George were pleased to see the Domino’s sign and headed straight for it.  George Young said: “We ordered a large Pepperoni Passion – it was delicious and just what we needed after a weekend of partying.”

Domino’s also came to the aid of AA man, Andy Woodward, who stopped at the services to assist a gentleman who had broken down.  His customer’s car was completely out of action so Andy was pleased to pick up a pizza before he towed the gentleman over 100 miles back to his home town of Cardigan in Wales.  Andy Woodward, Technical Specialist Patrol for the AA, said: “You could say Domino’s came to my rescue – the pizza was really hot and tasty.  I look forward to more Domino’s stores coming to service stations, as I am a frequent visitor to these places, so I will enjoy collecting a pizza on my way through.”

Chris Moore, chief executive officer for Domino’s Pizza said: “Opening our first store on the motorway was a landmark day for us.  We are excited to be able to reach out to a new stream of customers and are looking forward to continuing to do this as we intend to open up to 43 stores with Moto.  The opening day was a great success and our fresh, hot pizza was well received by lots of hungry motorists.”

Tim Moss, chief executive officer for Moto Hospitality Limited, said: “We really enjoyed opening the Domino’s Pizza store at our services on Monday.  Our customers welcomed hot pizza as another food choice, from the several already available.  Domino’s is a very successful, well known brand, that fits nicely with the other brands already located at Leigh Delamere.  We look forward to working with Domino’s and seeing this joint venture flourish.”

The store is open from 11am to 11pm every day and customers are able to order ahead by calling the store on 01666 838880.  Customers can also order online at www.dominos.co.uk or via the iPhone or Android app.

 

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GET STUFFED!

June 21st, 2011

DOMINO’S STUFFED CRUSTTM SET TO TAKE PIZZA LOVERS BY STORM

Following phenomenal demand from pizza lovers, Domino’s Pizza, the pizza delivery expert, has officially launched Domino’s Stuffed Crust.

With the new Domino’s Stuffed Crust, your favourite pizza just got even tastier! Featuring mozzarella cheese with a hint of garlic and herbs in Domino’s famous fresh dough, Domino’s Stuffed Crust is now available on all medium and large pizzas. This mouth-watering addition to Domino’s menu can be purchased in all UK stores.

Simon Wallis, sales and marketing director at Domino’s, said: “Domino’s Stuffed Crust topped the list of all our customer requests so we’re delighted to be able to finally launch it. It’s been a while coming but we wanted to make sure Domino’s Stuffed Crust was just right and used our delicious fresh dough. Every Domino’s Stuffed Crust is made by hand to order, ensuring the tastiest pizza and a crust that pizza lovers won’t be able to get enough of.”

Domino’s Stuffed Crust is being launched with a multi-channel campaign entitled ‘Get Stuffed’, running on TV, online and in print.

Grab a slice of the action with Domino’s Stuffed Crust – order online at www.dominos.co.uk, use Domino’s iPhone and Android ordering apps or visit your local store.

Watch the TV ad here: http://t.co/A6UtPhR


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‘IT’S WHAT WE DO’

June 3rd, 2011

‘IT’S WHAT WE DOTM’ – DOMINO’S CAMPAIGN TO SHOWCASE THE PASSION BEHIND THE PIZZA BRAND

Domino’s Pizza, the pizza delivery expert, is launching a brand campaign to showcase the company’s passion behind each pizza delivery.

The new campaign focuses on a range of Domino’s key areas including high quality ingredients, pizzas made freshly to order and deliveries to a vast range of locations in all weathers. The campaign features the new end line ‘It’s what we do’ and was developed by Domino’s long-standing creative agency, Big Communications, in conjunction with Arena Media.

Domino’s new brand campaign launches on ITV1 on Saturday night [June 4, 2011], with 30 and 40 second TV ads appearing at half-time during the England v Switzerland Euro 2012 qualifier and the Britain’s Got Talent final. The ad has been directed by Stuart Rideout of Ridley Scott Associates, with the voice of famous urban legend poet John Cooper Clarke and featuring the music track ‘Hunger’ by upcoming Sunderland band, Frankie and the Heartstrings.

Simon Wallis, sales and marketing director for Domino’s Pizza, said: “Domino’s has been in the UK for over 25 years and while our marketing activity in the past has helped to raise awareness and promote specific pizzas and offers, we wanted to use this campaign to remind consumers what we stand for. Domino’s has an extraordinary commitment to quality, service and hospitality and our aim is to deliver the ultimately convenient, feel good food. We wanted to highlight some of Domino’s core values that make us different from other pizza companies and to show we’ll always go the extra mile to deliver more for our customers – it’s whatwe do.”

The first TV ads will air on Saturday on ITV1, followed by further digital activity and press ads. For more information on Domino’s, log on to www.dominos.co.uk

View the TV ad here: It\’s what we do

 

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Domino’s Deal Done

June 1st, 2011

Local pizza franchise increase their sponsorship of the Imps

We are pleased to confirm that Domino’s Pizza Lincoln have signed a major sponsorship deal with the Imps for the 2011/12 season which will see them increase their support of the Club over the coming season.

Owners of the Lincoln Domino’s Pizza franchise, Andrew and Lisa Gamwell, have continued their long standing partnership with Lincoln City FC which will see Domino’s Pizza given a range of sponsorship and advertising benefits over the coming season, while the Imps will receive a significant cash boost from last years deal.

Chief Executive of the Imps, Steve Prescott was pleased that Andrew and Lisa will continue with their financial support of the Imps. “This is another fantastic sponsorship deal for the Club and their increased level of financial support will help us move in the right direction next season.”

“They are a very successful local business that are proud of their involvement in the local community and we are delighted to be able to continue our partnership with them over the coming season.” said Mr Prescott.

Andrew and Lisa Gamwell owners of the Domino’s Pizza stores in Lincoln commented, “We are local people running a local business and we are delighted to not only be continuing our sponsorship of the Club but to also  increase it at a time when the Club needs support more than ever. We hope more people will show their support for Lincoln City this season and we wish them all the best in the season ahead, up the Imps!”

The sponsorship deal includes Domino’s Pizza being the Club’s official ticket sponsor, as well as sponsorship of the Domino’s Pizza Century Draw, the free draw for Season Ticket holders where, for every 100 Season Tickets sold, a lucky fan receives a full refund enabling them to watch the Imps for free next season. Domino’s will also continue their support of the Domino’s Cup, the half time primary school tournament, they remain the sponsor of City’s mascot Poacher the Imp and continue as our official website sponsors on redimps.com.

Supporters can also obtain special offers for Domino’s Pizza Lincoln stores from our supporter discount site at www.impsdirect.co.uk.

Source:

LINCOLN CITY FOOTBALL CLUB

Sincil Bank Stadium, Lincoln, LN5 8LD.

Tel: 01522 880011, Fax: 01522 880020, Email: LCFC@redimps.com

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PORTSMOUTH MANAGER CROWNED DOMINO’S INTERNATIONAL ROOKIE MANAGER OF THE YEAR

June 1st, 2011

Jenny Price beats 1,500 managers from across the globe to scoop top pizza delivery title

Domino’s Pizza store manager, 27 year old Jenny Price from Portsmouth, has scooped the prestigious title of International Rookie Manager of the Year 2011. Beating off stiff competition from 1,500 rookie managers from Domino’s stores across the world, Jenny was awarded the title at the pizza delivery company’s recent annual awards ceremony.

The celebrated title of Domino’s International Rookie Manager of the Year is awarded to a store manager who has been in charge for less than 18 months. Strict targets for sales and store standards must be achieved in order to qualify. Jenny has helped the Portsmouth South store in Fratton exceed these goals and her passion for pizza is so evident, she makes an ideal recipient for the award.

Having joined Domino’s in 2009, Jenny originally planned for the job to be a stop-gap but within a week, she knew she wanted to stay and pursue it as a fulltime career. Her great work ethic and hands-on approach saw her become store manager after just nine months. Jenny’s people management skills have seen her create a 60 strong team at the Fratton store and achieve exceptional staff retention rates, while delivering outstanding customer service to pizza lovers in the area. She has also been getting stuck into community activities to raise funds for local causes, not to mention delivering to Portsmouth Fire Brigade to keep them going on their busiest day of the year – Bonfire Night.

Jenny was initially called to the stage at Domino’s annual awards on Monday May 23, 2011 to be given the title for Rookie Manager of the Year UK and the Republic of Ireland, but was immediately summoned back to receive the award for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. The double win was then topped off with her being presented the coveted International Rookie Manager of the Year award.

Jenny said: “I knew I had been nominated for the UK and Republic of Ireland rookie manager award and was staggered to win that, let alone be called back to the stage to also take the award for EMEA and then the ultimate prize – international! It was a very emotional moment and one that really made all the hard work worthwhile. I called my parents straight away afterwards to share the great news and I’ve already hung up my plaque with pride in the store. I love my job and I am determined to carry on developing the business and delivering more to customers in Fratton.”

Kory Spiroff, Vice-President – Domino’s Pizza EMEA, said: “Jenny is a fantastic ambassador for Domino’s Pizza. Her unwavering commitment to the brand, unending passion for her job and her genuinely contagious enthusiasm make Jenny a truly inspirational winner. We are delighted to present her with this award, recognising the crème de la crème of Domino’s Pizza rookie managers worldwide.”

Domino’s Pizza’s international awards recognise the talents and hard work of the franchisees and in-store teams from the company’s 9,350 stores in over 65 countries.

 

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DOMINO’S PIZZA FRANCHISEES PRESENTED WITH SPECIAL AWARD

June 1st, 2011

Domino’s Pizza franchisees Arshad and Muj Yasin have been presented with an award for their support and contribution towards Domino’s Pizza’s national charity, Special Olympics Great Britain.  Domino’s awards ceremony took place on Monday, May 23, at the ACC (Arena and Convention Centre) in Liverpool.

Arshad and Muj Yasin involved their teams in a fundraiser last summer in aid of the charity.  The fundraiser offered customers the chance to buy raffle tickets in order to win pizza for a year.  All the money raised went to Special Olympics Great Britain.  The raffle was extremely well received by their customers and between all the teams they raised a fantastic £5,000 for the charity.

Chief Executive for Special Olympics Great Britain, Karen Wallin, came to their store in Luton to collect the cheque and she was also in attendance at the awards ceremony to present them with their award.  Karen Wallin said: “Arshad and Muj’s support for Special Olympics Great Britain has been invaluable to us as the money they raised went to their local club near Luton.  We are grateful when any Domino’s Pizza franchisee supports our charity.  I hope to work with Arshad and Muj again in the near future.”

Arshad Yasin, Domino’s Pizza franchisee, said: “We were really delighted to receive this award.  We are passionate about supporting Special Olympics Great Britain and were so pleased that our fundraiser last year proved so popular.  Knowing that the money we raised went to offer much needed help to our local Special Olympics club is an award all in itself.”

Arshad and Muj Yasin joined Domino’s in 1988 and 1990 respectively, as in-store team members.  They loved and believed in the brand so much that they invested in it as franchisees and purchased their first store in Harlow.  They went onto purchase a further 10 stores located in Dunstable, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, a second store in Luton and five stores in Birmingham.

Domino’s Pizza’s annual awards recognise the talents and hard work of the franchisees and in-store team members from the company’s 672 stores in the UK and Ireland.

 

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