Hess Toy Truck Available for Online Purchase for First Time in Product's
Integrated Marketing Plan to Support Nationwide Launch of 2012 Model
NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012
NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Hess Corporation today announced that
the Hess Toy Truck, a holiday tradition for 48 years on the East Coast, will
be available for purchase online this year for the first time. Details of the
2012 Hess Toy Truck will be announced Nov. 1 and will go on sale Nov. 9 at
participating Hess and Hess Express retail stores and at www.hesstoytruck.com.
Preordering is available online starting Nov. 1.
"Generations of families and fans have made the Hess Toy Truck part of their
holiday celebrations and have come to appreciate its history, quality and
value," said Rick Lawlor, Vice President Retail Marketing at Hess. "We believe
the time is right to introduce this tradition to families across the country,
as the demand for and legacy of the Hess Toy Truck has grown well beyond our
retail market of 16 East Coast states."
Hess will implement an integrated marketing plan that combines online media
buys and traditional ad buys with expanded social media efforts, as well as
ties to the free Hess Express mobile app, to reach Hess Toy Truck fans across
the United States.
oAlso for the first time, Toy Truck fans can work together to reveal the
truck early. Beginning Oct. 22, fans, through a variety of linked social
actions on the Hess Express Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hessexpress),
will be able to slowly reveal—via hints and image pieces—the new Toy Truck
model before the official Nov. 1 launch.
oA new virtual Hess Toy Truck Collection website feature will enable fans
to indicate which Hess Toy Trucks they own from past years, reminisce
about holidays when they received the truck and earn digital toy truck
collector badges to share with their friends on Facebook.
Hess Toy Truck Background
In the early 1960s, Hess Corporation founder Leon Hess came up with the idea
of producing a toy truck to thank loyal customers for their business. He had
just one stipulation: The Hess Toy Truck had to be of the highest quality and
craftsmanship. In 1964, the first Hess Toy Truck was introduced –an 18-wheel
fuel oil tanker painted in the traditional Hess dark green with white and
More than four decades later, Hess is still creating original toy trucks of
outstanding quality. These exacting standards have translated into the Hess
Toy Truck tradition, creating a highly popular and collectible toy that is one
of the longest running toy brands on the market. Its durability, quality and
collectability make it a gift cherished by young and old.
Hess Corporation, with headquarters in New York, is a global integrated energy
company engaged in the exploration, production, purchase, transportation and
sale of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the production and sale of
refined petroleum, natural gas and electricity products. Hess is the leading
independent gasoline-convenience store retailers on the East Coast with retail
outlets in 16 East Coast states.
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