— Will Corry (@slievemore) December 8, 2016
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – experiential marketing is on the rise.
Brands from every available industry are consistently turning their attention towards methods for making their companies a more tangible presence within the lives of consumers, and experiential marketing offers a source of advertising that can be touch, felt, tasted, and fully experienced.
After all, while you can use SEO to rank your business higher in the search engine, and ensure that people are seeing your company when they search for crucial keywords – you need another method to engage the traffic that comes your way.
When it comes to making the most of experiential marketing within your company, the opportunities for creativity are practically endless. Let’s take a look.
Publicity stunts have a long history as a disruptive tactic for challenger brands – those that can’t afford to spend their way into the public consciousness and need to generate word of mouth quickly.
— Will Corry (@slievemore) April 4, 2016
— Will Corry (@slievemore) January 7, 2016
Advertising campaigns are about more than just advertising lines. Shopping centre Westfield has created an immersive culinary pop-up brand experience to mark the launch of its 2015 dining campaign, The Food Sensation.
Over two weekends in February, visitors to The Tongue Twister were able to experience how their sense of sight, smell and sound influences our perception of taste.
The campaign focused on the fact that we are increasingly looking for authentic ‘experiences’ when we dine – which is evident from the popularity of immersive, sensory restaurants such as Dans le Noir and the Rainforest Cafe.
The great British high street has long been a staple arena for experiential marketing. From gluten free muffins, to the latest anti-ageing cream, brands fight fiercely to grab our attention with eye-catching product demos and product sampling campaigns.
PR stunts work. Standing out from the crowd can be tough for any business. Even if your product is as good as anything already on the market, without word of mouth, it is difficult to get noticed.
Luckily for you, there’s one sure-fire way to get people talking about your brand: a darn good PR stunt.
— Will Corry (@slievemore) February 12, 2015