These experiences will be much shorter than a complete screening or performance. Rather, we’re seeing brands begin to use these socially-distant outposts as a destination to drop product, pick up purchases and complete contactless transactions.
Megan Accardo interviews our CEO Kara Kleinhaut on the continuously evolving events industry, how AGENC are pivoting, and how we can continuously deliver value to our clients through highly interactive Experiences – both live and in-person.
Online shopping still outpaces retail, but this holiday season shows a huge shift back to in-store experiences with over 20% of those surveyed planning to do ALL of their shopping in-store. Click below to read more of Fortune's take on the shopping shift.
One of our huge jobs in experiential is testing, reinventing, and quantifying the success of experiences that we create. Here are some great practical examples from The Drum on how to start the process of testing and measuring your experiences.
Daniel Arsham-led architecture firm Snarkitecture repurposed recyclable plastic spheres to create a beach-inspired ball pit for adults. An abstracted representation of a seashore, it can accommodated almost 200,000 "beach-goers" in the National Building Museum’s Great Hall. Click below to read Frame's accounting of project details and future plans for the installation.
By investing in real world experiences, brands are able to attract and sustain customer attention. These experiences have the ability to deliver key marketing objectives such as “creating a rapport with audiences to drive loyalty and extend lifetime customer value.” Click below to read Campaign's thoughts on how brands are combining technology with live experiences to create real-world connections with consumers.
When bringing brands to life, it's important to capture and communicate the brands' ethos for today's consumer to connect with. We’re living in the age where brands compete on the playing field of “values” to win the consumer’s heart. Check out Freeman's 2019 B2B dream team recap on how Google, SAP, Sprint, and Zillow are looking at experiential a little differently in 2019.
In a world where social media and engagement act as currency and a credibility meter, what does "likeless social" mean for those who count on those metrics to measure success? We took a poll on our Instagram and had a conversation around the topic. Check out Forbes to see their thoughts on the matter.
From CES to Sundance, Superbowl to SXSW, the start of the year is filled with brands releasing their brightest ideas with hopes of winning the hearts and voices of their people. But to be heard when everyone else is activating, it takes a strategic combination of elements to capture the right attention.
To reach a variety of audiences, Pantone partnered with brands to create experiences ranging from fragrances and teas, to audio sample packs, and tech-driven installations that immerse audiences in “Classic Blue.” Click below to read more about Pantone's plans for 2020's Color of the Year.
More marketers assume that Gen-Z craves a purely digital approach. On the contrary, there's little distinction between physical and digital for them. Click below to read The Drum's take on why it's more important than ever for brands to be able to play effectively where the real and digital worlds collide.
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Click below to read more about how Chinese design firm Parallect Design incorporated visual elements found in the nearby Hengduan Mountains to evoke a sense of exploration as well as relaxation for a beauty club in China.
Fashion retailer Forty Five Ten commissioned New York-based design studio Snarkitecture to redesign the windows of their Husdon Yard outpost, which led to this jagged glass-brick façade. Viewers see a half-demolished look from the outside, while the inside is pristine and inviting — a blurring of boundaries that both companies love to embrace. Click below to read Phaidon's report on the eye-catching design.
As an agency in the marketing space, it's interesting to watch the landscape of social media change before our eyes. According to The Atlantic, over-polished content, perfect feeds, and staging a perfectly-filtered life has been officially overplayed. Check out more of The Atlantic's take on the next wave in social content, the new Instagram aesthetic, and which brands are doing it right. (a VERY good read!)
From Mental Health, to Drop culture, to Global Consumerism – a lot is emerging in 2020. Here’s a breakdown of the top three trends we see and how they’ll effect experiential marketing.
The outerwear brand brings 12º C rooms to brick and mortar that help customers EXPERIENCE the power of their products. Click below to read Narcity's reporting on this experiential wonder.
Our hyper-connected digital world has led to an epidemic of social isolation. To address this, brands have tapped into the latest social trend: Brand Belonging. Click below to learn more about AdvertisingWeek360's take on how much brands have to gain from helping consumers create a sense of belonging with each other.
To find success in today’s brand marketing ecosystem, brands must find opportunities to get personal with their audience. The way people interact with brands is rapidly changing, which means brand experiences need to evolve too. It’s about listening to your audience, asking questions, and getting them excited about and engaged with the story they have to tell. Click below to read Freeman's thoughts on how marketers can benefit from listening.
As event marketers, we are constantly asked to find creative solutions that deliver immersive, innovative experiences that keep our clients’ audiences coming back for more. Design thinking focuses "first on who the audience is and what it is that they want, not just from one event, but from many events to come.” Click below to read Freeman's advice implementing design thinking!
When we create experiences, we think beyond the “Instagrammable moment.” It’s about developing a complete journey so that each attendee has their own unique story to tell. Dive deeper into this topic with our CEO Cara Kleinhaut at BizBash Live New York on October 23! Click below for more details and registration.
The modern consumer desires personalized experiences and meaningful interactions with brands they love. By Creating experiences that align with your brands core tenets and communicate its values, brands stand a chance of making a lasting impression with audiences in an often-changing digital world. Check out Entrepreneur's roundup of top-notch case studies and get inspired!
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