BentallGreenOak and KingSett Capital partnered to launch Two St. Thomas, a high-end purpose built rental offering style and amenities typically found in first-class hotels. Situated amidst Toronto’s prime location, in the heart of the upscale Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, the target audiences were very niche: Affluent Young Professionals and Empty Nesters, both with an above average disposable income, seeking to live a coveted urban downtown luxury lifestyle.
Ryse was tasked to strategically develop and execute a targeted media campaign, aimed at driving awareness and generating qualified leads for the property – all within a compressed timeline.
Ryse developed and launched a three-tiered media campaign (Pre-launch, Launch and Absorption) aimed at the very niche and discernable target audiences with the goals of:
•Creating awareness utilizing digital, social and traditional media
•Driving traffic to the property website and motivating users to book an appointment
•Generating highly targeted and qualified leads 6 months ahead of the initial move-in date
Understanding that each target group was unique and consumed media in different ways, Ryse developed a comprehensive advertising media plan utilizing the most effective and efficient communication channels available, while aligning with the clients’ available budget and resources.
All media channels selected were measurable and integrated, where possible, into the property website and Google Analytics to ensure it was delivering ROI and achieving the campaign goals. Throughout the campaign, the analytics were monitored and Ryse evolved the media channel usage, content strategy and the creative approach to ensure ongoing personalization for each target audience.
As a high-end residential rental property, Two St. Thomas really was the first of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area. The pre-launch strategy outperformed expectations, generating significantly more qualified leads, impressions, and website traffic vs. forecast.
As the property officially opened, the campaign, communication platforms and content strategy kept evolving to successfully focus on specific slower moving suite types. Within 6 months of the Launch phase, Two St. Thomas had fully rented all available suites, a full year ahead of the planned objective.