Why invest in experiential? Is now the right time?
Most brands are invested in digital and social marketing efforts, for good reason - it's where people spend a vast amount of their time. But the result is information overload and a limited capacity for any customer to be truly loyal to any one brand. Millennials are the ever-more-influential and desired demographic, and experiential campaigns compliment digital strategies by appealing to the emotional, tactile, and physiological needs of customers, ensuring that you are reaching people in all aspects of their daily life.
Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty” remains a standout after more than 14 years. By deconstructing beauty norms at a time when few women considered themselves beautiful according to modern standards (in other words, skinny, young, and blemish-free), the personal care brand created what Ad Age considers the No. 1 campaign of the 21st century. A successful brand campaign such as this may look effortless, but it’s the product of skilled marketing expertise, good strategic judgement, and boundless creativity. But what about the campaigns that don’t meet these criteria?
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