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Bath & Body Works Case Study: A Little Glitter Goes a Long Way

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018

Bath & Body Works Case Study: A Little Glitter Goes a Long Way  | H&H Graphics

Few retailers play on the senses as successfully as Bath & Body Works. Brimming with luxurious lotions, candles, soaps and other soothing products in an endless variety of scents, a Bath & Body Works location is one giant sensory lure.

So when the company wanted to commission eye-popping, glittering holiday gift boxes to show off an assortment of body pampering treats, the job fell to H&H Graphics, where multisensory special effects printing techniques are our specialty. It was the kind of project we love: combining the glamour of glitter with added degree of difficulty.

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Special Effects "Reveals" that Power Your Packaging

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Special Effects "Reveals" that Power Your Packaging | H&H Graphics

Countdowns, cliffhangers, surprise parties: Nothing is more exciting than a big “reveal.” Like a magician’s trick, reveals can use ordinary tools to create an extraordinary outcome. They can also turn a run-of-the-mill promotional campaign into a powerful means of consumer engagement.

Advertisers began experimenting with sensory marketing in the 1940s and 50s by using giant billboards and “jingles” as cars and home TVs gained popularity. Instead of appeals based on unexciting factors like cost and utility, sensory marketing appeals to life experience, memory, and emotional impulse. "Reveals" can take this effect to even higher levels of engagement by building mystery and anticipation into the process.

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Beauty is in the Eyes, Hands and Nose of the Beholder

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Beauty is in the Eyes, Hands and Nose of the Beholder | H&H Graphics

Surveys suggest the average woman will spend between $15,000 and $300,000 on beauty products in her lifetime.

Regardless of age or walk of life, anyone can easily get lost among the walls of shiny products promising radiant skin and lashes that are miles long. In a world of one-click buying, the beauty industry continues to thrive in shops, boutiques, and department stores around the globe.

Those shopping for beauty products crave physical experiences with the products they are dishing out their hard-earned cash to buy. Successful beauty brands understand this – a product is appealing because of both its standout packaging and the quality product inside.

Kylie Jenner's lucrative beauty brand, Kylie Cosmetics, carries not only the attention-grabbing celebrity name, but also the dessert-like scent of vanilla cupcakes. This intelligent marketing strategy is supported by consumer psychology, which says multisensory effects like scent are one of our strongest tools for memory association. In fact, research suggests that the brain can store and recall sensory-rich memories long after they were first experienced.

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How to Engage Consumers & Increase Sales with Multisensory Printing (A Webinar)

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018

How to Engage Consumers & Increase Sales with Multisensory Printing (A Webinar) | H&H Graphics

"Brands have to be powered up to deliver a full sensory and emotional experience. It is not enough to present a product or service visually in an ad." – Martin Lindstrom, author of Brand Sense

The retail downturn has created an even greater need for packaging, displays, promotions and signage that break through increasingly competitive shopping environments, and visual differentiation is not enough.

At H&H Graphics, we are experts at using multisensory special effects to cut through the distractions and create customer experiences that drive sales. We've tapped into decades of third-party research as well as our own R&D to develop proven methods of generating consumer engagement and memorable brand impact using multisensory appeals. We've worked with brand managers and commercial printers on a wide variety of multisensory campaigns and we’d like to share what we know with you.

In our upcoming webinar, you will learn how ESPN, Bath & Body Works, Field Notes, and a Cape Cod Restaurant are all using multisensory printing to increase consumer engagement and sales. We will discuss how and why they use special effects in their retail packaging, POP displays and other printed materials.

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The Multisensory Marketing Playbook

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Multisensory Marketing Playbook | H&H Graphics

“To bring branding into the 21st century, the most successful companies are using marketing campaigns that appeal to all five senses.” - Danish author and brand expert Martin Lindstrom, "Brand Sense".

When branding guru Martin Lindstrom unveiled the science behind how big companies were using touch, smell, sound and more to persuade consumers to buy their products in his 2010 book "Brand Sense," brand managers who weren't appealing to their consumers' senses learned they were missing out on a huge competitive advantage. From "new car" smell to custom-designed tastes, sounds, and textures, Brand Sense outlined the powerful appeal of sensory marketing.

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