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Wine and Spirit Promotions with a Twist

Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Wine and Spirit Promotions with a Twist  | H&H Graphics

Is it just our imagination or do the beer and wine aisles get bigger and more crowded by the minute?

How does anybody choose a bottle of cabernet anymore? Or a craft beer? A bottle of scotch? You could do your research of course. There are 10,000 varieties of wine grapes, while a popular beer website has 300,000 beers listed. Of course, even if you know exactly what you're looking for, you still have to find it. 

The truth is, most of us have a much easier "system." We look at the label. From beautiful artwork to provocative names, to labels that just stand out, catching our attention from their perch on a crowded shelf, there are few places where consumers are as likely to judge your product by your packaging as the beer, wine and spirits aisles.

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H&H New Car-Scented Ad is an Ad Age "Editor's Pick"

Posted Friday, October 04, 2019

H&H New Car-Scented Ad is an Ad Age "Editor's Pick" | H&H Graphics

Smell anything good lately?

Chances are you remember more than the smell – you remember how it made you feel.

The connection between your nose and your mood is a well-established fact of psychology and marketing. Scent can trigger a deep sense of association that drives behavior, and drives sales.

And speaking of driving, we were pretty excited to learn that our multisensory work on a recent campaign was the subject of an Ad Age magazine “Editor’s Pick” for its clever use of “new car smell” in a newspaper advertisement for Liberty Mutual car insurance.

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Make a Splash with the Magic of a Water Reveal

Posted Friday, September 06, 2019

Make a Splash with the Magic of a Water Reveal | H&H Graphics

Have you ever walked into a store and found yourself unexpectedly drawn to something that wasn't on your list?

You might not be consciously aware of it, but music, scent and other sensory features can draw your attention and entice you to engage with a product you would have otherwise overlooked.

That's an important edge for retailers in an environment where consumers are bombarded with choices and messaging screaming for their attention.

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Getting Social with Special Effects Printing

Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Getting Social with Special Effects Printing | H&H Graphics

Whether you use glitter, scent, texture or a form of hidden messaging reveal, special effects printing enhancements expand the reach and impact of your marketing budget.

Social media can have a similar impact. When you strike a chord with the right audience on a social media platform, your messaging can take on a life of its own. No one loves the unveiling of a cool new thing as much as the social media audience.

Combine special effects printing embellishments with a social media campaign and you've leveraged two powerful forces of consumer engagement.

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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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