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Category: Experiential Marketing

JCPenney teams up with Backstreet Boys for Facebook Live holiday event

JCPenney is integrating some 1990s nostalgia into an upcoming livestream promotion. Click here to read the story at Discussion Questions: What is seasonal marketing? Why are the holidays important to retailers like JCPenney? What is consumer engagement? What is social media marketing? How might social media marketing help to

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Kohl’s brings holiday promotion to TikTok, metaverse

Kohl’s Corp. is unveiling an omnichannel holiday marketing campaign that includes leading-edge social media and metaverse components. Click here to read the story at Discussion Questions: What is promotion? What are the different forms of promotion? What are sweepstakes? Describe the Kohl’s sweepstakes promotion referenced in this news story.

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Wendy’s new location is an immersive experience

There is a new way to satisfy that Made to Crave menu from Wendy’s. In a recent announcement, the brand has expanded to a new location. Are you ready to step into the metaverse and get a new taste of that fast food done right? Click here to read the

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Should brands be charging for brand experiences?

From Kraken rum’s Halloween haunted hotel to Ford’s go faster stunt driver experience, the world of brand experiences is richer and more varied than ever before. From entertainment and gaming, to pop-ups, theme parks, edutainment and more… brands across all sectors are increasingly turning to experiences as a core pillar of their marketing activity.

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9 campaigns that struck a chord in 2021

Despite 2021’s unfulfilled promises across many fronts, some creative efforts have proved enduring. They captured the cultural moment or felt keyed into what’s coming, with brands jumping on viral TikTok trends based on classic TV spots or rolling the dice on the emerging concept of a metaverse. A sense of

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