Bringing NBC shows and viewers back home  

Brandcenter Project | 3 weeks | Brand Campaign | Spec

TLDR

Overview:

The streaming service landscape has become competitive and highly saturated with hundreds of services for viewers to choose from with a few leading the category. 

 

NBC's Peacock has little to offer in the realm of exclusive original content, and much of their content is available for free on their terrestrial subscription model. 

My Role: 

  • Researched the streaming landscape 

  • Identified the white space where Peacock can differentiate themselves 

  • Created the strategy and helped craft ideas for the campaign

Opportunity:

Peacock's streaming model differs from others as it's a vehicle for NBC's digital transition rather than a fully fledged competitor to Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and others. 

 

Peacock doesn't need to generate tons of exclusive original content like Netflix, because NBC is already the home of decades of America's finest television. And that means it's your home too.

Strategy + Concept:

Feels like home.

Many of NBC's original shows are being brought back and taken off competitors services (ie. The Office being taken off Netflix). These shows are returning home and we want viewers to feel at home. 

Major streaming players like Netflix are hemorrhaging their most popular shows, including The Office, Parks & Recreation, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Why? Because they’re all NBC properties. We were happy to lend them out for a while, but now they’re coming home to NBC—to Peacock—where they belong. That means you belong here too.

Of all major streaming services, Peacock represents the biggest unknown when it comes to future viewership  

Even though it is the newest player on the scene its been gaining traction and had a great debut after its soft launch

At the launch of Peacock in July, 2020 they had 10 million subscribers and are currently up to 26 million and growing 

But it isn’t until 2021 where Peacock “arguably really be hitting its stride” and people have a lot to look forward to including live sports, news, and reboots of the classics

Based on Peacock's streaming model we want to target two groups of viewers

Much of Peacock's library treats its content the same way it did when it was NBC

over-the-air broadcast for decades:

free with commercials 

With their free price tag that includes with a plethora of free, original content along their paid version lower than competitors this is a driving factor getting people to try Peacock out

Primary Target: Binge Watchers + Nostalgists

These are the young adults in their 20s and 30s who are either discovering or rediscovering classics that their parents loved or that they were too young to appreciate when they were syndicated - but started watching them when they came on streaming services. They have a sense for nostalgia even if they weren’t born when the shows were released. They want to connect with generations that came before them.  

Secondary Target: Non-Cord Cutters

These are the Boomers and Gen Xers. They grew up with cable and still watch shows on live TV. They have their favorite shows but tend to lean towards shows that they grew up with or give them a sense of nostalgia. They typically have a schedule for the shows they watch and have a few shows that they stream but aren’t 100 percent comfortable cutting the cord.  

Strategy/Concept: Feels Like Home

Idea: 

Major streaming players like Netflix are hemorrhaging their most popular shows, including The Office, Parks & Recreation, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Why? Because they’re all NBC properties. We were happy to lend them out for a while, but now they’re coming home to NBC—to Peacock—where they belong. That means you belong here too.

Tone: 

  • Tap into nostalgia and the evergreen appeal of NBC’s properties

  • Take ownership of NBC properties (“we’re not stealing The Office from Netflix; it always belonged here”)

  • Make people feel like they belong on Peacock by appealing to their familiarity with some of Peacock’s programming. (“if you know, you know”)

Creative Executions: 

OOH: Bus Shelters, Subways, Billboards

These ads will be placed in high traffic transit areas in cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. Since Peacock can be streamed from a laptop or phone, they can watch their favorite shows on their commute. 

Innovation: Peacock x Peloton

Peacock will partner with Peloton to create video biking courses for famous NBC show locations. Have you ever wondered what Michael Scott's daily commute is like? How Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago fight Brooklyn traffic get to the Nine-Nine? Peacock and Peloton are joining forces to create exclusive scenic rides through your favorite shows. In the Brooklyn Nine-Nine ride, you'll catch scenic landmarks like the NYPD's 99th precinct, Shaw's Bar, and Wingsluts. 

 

The Peloton software will also feature a Peacock extension to allow users to stream TV while they exercise.

Retail: Peacock x Publix

Peacock will partner with Publix’s product devs to brand some of their prepared foods (take-and-bake and ready-to-eat) as iconic foods from Peacock shows.

Peacock shows are home to some pretty epic food moments. From Liz Lemon's night cheese to Tom Haverford's "zerts" to the "Pizza By Alfredo" debacle, our favorite characters are at their most #relatable when they're eating. Peacock and Publix are teaming up to offer some classic dishes for fans to heat and eat - because who wants to spend time cooking when you could spend time bingeing 30 Rock again?

Social: Promotion Videos

Taking clips from popular and classic NBC shows showing what it’s like to feel at home. These will be in the form of paid ads and organic content featured on Peacock’s social channels like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

"Waiting For You To Come" :30

"Predictable" :15

Team: 

Cat Marsh: Strategist 

Shannon Gill: Copywriter

Lex Coehlo: Art Director/Experience Designer