Sears Public Relations And Communications
Calling All Santas! No Red Suit Required This Holiday Season
Sears is calling on consumers nationwide to audition for the chance to 'Be
the Santa You Want to Be' this holiday season
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season,
Sears is giving consumers the chance to "Be the Santa You Want to Be," as
the retailer conducts a national search to find five very unique Santas,
each with their own special approach to Christmas. So whether you're an
aspiring actor, the leader of a local theatre group, or just passionate
about the way you like to shop, Sears is inviting consumers nationwide to
enter for their chance to be cast as one of five different Santa
personalities which will be featured in the retailer's holiday campaign
through Dec. 31.
Sears is hosting a casting call to find five Santas to represent the
different types of holiday shoppers this season ranging from a Savvysanta
to a Procrastisanta. Aspiring Santas are invited to go online at
http://www.sears.com/bethesanta through Sept. 14 and upload a one-minute video
explaining why they should be cast as a Sears Santa. The retailer will
review all submissions and announce the 2010 cast of Santas on Oct. 8.
Ultimately the five Santas chosen will each earn $50,000 and be featured in
the Sears holiday ad campaign through Dec. 31.
"Everyone has a different style when it comes to shopping for the
holidays," said Robert Raible, vice president, Integrated Marketing
Communications, Sears Holdings. "We want to celebrate those differences and
allow all of our customers to be the Santa they want to be this year. But,
before the shopping season begins, we need to find the right Santas to
represent our brand and our customers. So, whether consumers shop early in
the season with Layaway, scour for great deals, utilize our ShopYourWay
offerings, or wait to shop until Christmas Eve with last minute gifts,
Sears will have a Santa they can relate to."
Sears is looking to cast the following Santa personalities:
Savvysanta: Always organized and always ahead of the game, everyone
knows one of these Santas. Before you've even got your decorations up,
they're already done shopping. They know all the secret online discount
codes and group deals. They earn points and rewards like no one's business.
Plus they can buy online, pick up in store and get back before the
neighborhood cookie exchange.
Santamazing: There's one of these in every family, the dad, aunt or
cousin who lives to give and make this Christmas the best ever. Their
mission is to blow people away with the biggest, most jaw-dropping gifts
around. So they find out what everyone's wishing for most then somehow find
a way to get it under the tree.
Powersanta: Not even Turkey Day tryptophan slows this Santa down. For
the Powersanta, shopping is a sport. Frequently spotted with an equally
powerful companion, they're always up at 2 a.m. for doorbusters and first
in the queue for Cyber Monday because these Santas are locked into one
thing only - finding the most amazing deals on the most sought after gifts.
Santabulous: Also known as the diva of Christmas, these Santas look
fabulous and give fabulous. Always inspired by the hottest styles of the
season, they make sure everyone on their list looks great. While they're
shopping for others, they're never afraid to pick up a few must-haves for
themselves because if you must be dashing through the holidays, you might
as well look good doing it.
Procrastisanta: We all have 365 days to prepare for Christmas but this
Santa is typically too busy for the first 363 of them. Don't get them
wrong, they love Christmas but they just have a way of waiting for the last
minute to actually start shopping for it. Plus, why start early when you've
perfected the art of cramming months and months of thoughtfulness into 48
"The Sears casting call is our modern day twist on an iconic figure and
celebrates all the different types of gift givers and shoppers out there,"
All submission videos will be posted online so users can view entries
and root for their favorites until the cast is announced. For more
information, or to apply online, visit http://www.sears.com/bethesanta.
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings
Corporation (Nasdaq: SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing
merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of
home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more
than 2,300 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and
Canada, which includes approximately 929 full-line and approximately 1,200
specialty stores in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of
merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty
catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands
including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End -- among the most
trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck is the 2010 ENERGY
STAR? Retail Partner of the Year. The company is the nation's largest
provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made
annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at
http://www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at
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