Brand activation is the ongoing manner in which a brand interacts and engages with the customer to entice customer action. While event marketing is the keystone of planning a successful brand activation campaign, it is important to remember that brand activation continues in all your interactions with the customers after the promotional activation event as well. The momentum set by the brand activation event is to be carried forward in all your marketing messages later - both in traditional outbound channels and the modern inbound channels.
In the year 2006, the Time Magazine selected “You” as the Person of the Year. This “You” was influencing the mass economy through immersive content that it was generating on Web 2.0 platforms. This content produced both by individuals and collaboratively by groups and shared on a platform accessible to the public is called UGC or User Generated Content. Users have generated content in private for decades, if not centuries, but this content does not qualify as UGC until it meets the criteria defined by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development. These are:
When planning an experiential marketing campaign or an experiential event, you need to have a team with a diverse skill set running the show. Though more than technical skills, it is a team with the right attitude that can make the difference. An event can throw up surprises, in fact, no event goes as planned - and you have to be able to improvise to keep things on track. Before we look at the individual members and roles of an experiential marketing event management team, let us look at the skill set each of them should have.
If you are a regular reader of the blog, you are already familiar with what Experiential Marketing is. (If you are new here, you should start with our article: What is Experiential Marketing? The only answer you need.) Now let us look at why you should start employing the experiential marketing strategy for your brand. The benefits of experiential
The year was 1893. A few marketers thought that there were far too many firms selling various products to the same set of people. So many that the customer had no way of trying out most of them before deciding what to buy. Even the old ways of advertising, including experiential advertising, were losing their impact as too many products were being advertised. Something else needed to be done to entice the target customers by the latest offerings.
You want to move on from traditional marketing tactics, and embrace the inbound marketing philosophy. You like what you are learning about interactive advertising as a way to achieve this. But you have an existing ad inventory and letting it go seems wasteful. You do want to get better ROI from your advertisements but if you have to build everything from scratch, that purpose seems to have been defeated.
We live in the digital age. An explosion of information has made the customers of today wary of marketing messages being relayed to them. They have not only learned to filter out advertisements using ad-blockers but have also been dulled to any messages that may reach them through the digital medium. As such, the print media has re-emerged as the preferred channel for advertisers and is the new non-traditional medium that allows you to reach out to today’s audience.