30 min

Breaking Out of the Sea of Sameness with Save A Lot’s Tim Schroder Marketing Today with Alan Hart

    • Marketing

Tim Schroder is the SVP of Marketing at Save A Lot where he focuses on delivering quality foods and customer experience. 

In this episode, Alan and Tim cover what Save A Lot is and how they compete in the grocery category. They also discuss modernizing and revamping the company and the brand refresh with a new marketing campaign. When embarking upon a major update of their brand, Tim says, “When I started looking at the competitive landscape and saw what the other big and small grocery chains were doing, I just saw a sea of sameness.” Listen in to hear how Save A Lot leans into modernization and stands out from the crowd.

In this episode, you’ll learn:
How to think about modernization in marketing
Where you should be listening to your customers
Staying ahead of the curve of digitization
The power of music in campaigns 


Key Highlights:
[01:14] Tim’s career as a mascot
[02:20] Tim’s journey to marketing at Save A Lot
[04:11] What is Save A Lot? 
[05:37] What brought Tim to the grocery industry
[07:24] Their modernization project
[11:00] The importance of listening to your customers
[14:02] “Like a lot, a lot” campaign
[20:04] Breaking out of the sea of sameness
[22:16] An experience that defines Tim, makes him who he is
[24:01] Tim’s advice to his younger self 
[25:15] What marketers should be learning more about
[26:02] The brands and organizations Tim follows
[28:08] The biggest threat and opportunity for marketers

Resources Mentioned: 
Save A Lot
Tim Schroder
Jay Clemmons (early manager and mentor)
Save A Lot Modernization & Investment
Save A Lot Brand Campaign
VIA Agency
Save A Lot Music Video
J.B. Steenkamp on Marketing Today Podcast
Brands Tim follows: Apple, Nike, Target, and Chick-fil-a 

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Listen in iTunes (link: http://apple.co/2dbdAhV)
Listen in Google Podcasts (link: http://bit.ly/2Rc2kVa)
Listen in Spotify (Link: http://spoti.fi/2mCUGnC )

Connect with the Guest:
Tim LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-schroder-dfw/
SaveALot Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaveALot

Connect with Marketing Today and Alan Hart:
http://twitter.com/abhart
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanhart
http://twitter.com/themktgtoday
https://www.facebook.com/themktgtoday/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/marketing-today-with-alan-hart/

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/marketingtoday

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tim Schroder is the SVP of Marketing at Save A Lot where he focuses on delivering quality foods and customer experience. 

In this episode, Alan and Tim cover what Save A Lot is and how they compete in the grocery category. They also discuss modernizing and revamping the company and the brand refresh with a new marketing campaign. When embarking upon a major update of their brand, Tim says, “When I started looking at the competitive landscape and saw what the other big and small grocery chains were doing, I just saw a sea of sameness.” Listen in to hear how Save A Lot leans into modernization and stands out from the crowd.

In this episode, you’ll learn:
How to think about modernization in marketing
Where you should be listening to your customers
Staying ahead of the curve of digitization
The power of music in campaigns 


Key Highlights:
[01:14] Tim’s career as a mascot
[02:20] Tim’s journey to marketing at Save A Lot
[04:11] What is Save A Lot? 
[05:37] What brought Tim to the grocery industry
[07:24] Their modernization project
[11:00] The importance of listening to your customers
[14:02] “Like a lot, a lot” campaign
[20:04] Breaking out of the sea of sameness
[22:16] An experience that defines Tim, makes him who he is
[24:01] Tim’s advice to his younger self 
[25:15] What marketers should be learning more about
[26:02] The brands and organizations Tim follows
[28:08] The biggest threat and opportunity for marketers

Resources Mentioned: 
Save A Lot
Tim Schroder
Jay Clemmons (early manager and mentor)
Save A Lot Modernization & Investment
Save A Lot Brand Campaign
VIA Agency
Save A Lot Music Video
J.B. Steenkamp on Marketing Today Podcast
Brands Tim follows: Apple, Nike, Target, and Chick-fil-a 

Subscribe to the podcast:
Listen in iTunes (link: http://apple.co/2dbdAhV)
Listen in Google Podcasts (link: http://bit.ly/2Rc2kVa)
Listen in Spotify (Link: http://spoti.fi/2mCUGnC )

Connect with the Guest:
Tim LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-schroder-dfw/
SaveALot Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaveALot

Connect with Marketing Today and Alan Hart:
http://twitter.com/abhart
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanhart
http://twitter.com/themktgtoday
https://www.facebook.com/themktgtoday/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/marketing-today-with-alan-hart/

Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/marketingtoday

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30 min