The Sweet (Or Not So Sweet) Smell of Success

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Sweet (Or Not So Sweet) Smell of Success | H&H Graphics

With as many as 400 olfactory receptors, the human nose may be able to distinguish among at least a trillion different odors.

So even though we have a list of more than 800 of them that we can reproduce as part of our expertise in scented printing, it’s a jaw dropping bit of context that suggests we have a way to go before we run out of possibilities…

But of course, we’re all about possibilities here at H&H Graphics and we have an R&D Department that lives for a challenge.

If you have an idea for a scented print promotion that’s never been done – and there are apparently more than nine hundred and ninety-nine billion of them – we’d love to hear it.

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Make Your Next Campaign as Fresh as Laundry in a Breeze

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Make Your Next Campaign as Fresh as Laundry in a Breeze | H&H Graphics

What exactly is the smell that makes someone want to bury their nose in a freshly washed towel that has been line dried in the outdoor air?

It sounds like a question for a poet, or maybe a marketer hawking a new detergent brand, but in fact, it was scientific inquiry that settled the matter, at least in the most literal sense:

“…the smell of line-dried laundry is due to the unique combination of traces of atmospheric hydrocarbons, sunlight and a wet fabric surface. This surface photochemistry is likely to be widespread in the environment on surfaces of natural materials.”

That was the conclusion of researchers at the University of Copenhagen, who decided to get to the bottom of what was so appealing about that fresh laundry smell. They washed a set of cotton Ikea towels in ultra-purified water, hung them in various locations and then sealed them into bags for testing. Their research identified a collection of aldehydes and ketones responsible for the lovely smell that has been inspiring poets and detergent campaigns since long before its source had been decoded.

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Webinar: Giving Consumers a Reason to Engage

Posted Monday, June 01, 2020

Webinar: Giving Consumers a Reason to Engage | H&H Graphics

At H&H, we are experts at incorporating multisensory special effects into retail products, packaging, displays, and promotions for messaging that get noticed.

So, when we tell you this is no time for ordinary projects or copycat marketing that yawns out the same old messaging, we have to admit: we don’t think there’s ever a good time to be boring.

But you’d be hard-pressed to find a worse time to go ordinary. Here are a just a few reasons:

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How Cool Is this Crap? H&H Expertise Puts the Reality in Reality TV

Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020

How Cool Is this Crap? H&H Expertise Puts the Reality in Reality TV | H&H Graphics

With the help of H&H Graphics, the next episode of what can legitimately be described as the crappiest reality show on television gets a whole lot more real next week, and a little crappier at the same time.

That's the power of scent, baby.

And while we are proud to have helped so many of our toniest clients incorporate multisensory marketing to amp up the elegance of their international beauty brands and luxury wines, we are not ashamed to say that our latest project puts us on the map for crap.

Literally.

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Multisensory Special Effects with U.S.-based Suppliers

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Multisensory Special Effects with U.S.-based Suppliers | H&H Graphics

From the shutdowns around Chinese New Year, to the uncertainty around trade wars, to the paperwork and logistics hassles, managing an overseas supply chain wasn't easy even before COVID-19 threw it into disarray.

With tariffs cutting into the equation by which some overseas manufacturers tried to justify the complications or differences in quality,  the idea of a U.S.-based supply chain was already becoming a lot more attractive.

And while there is nothing simple about moving a supply chain, in the print market, you don't have to look far to find an abundant supply of materials and services for creating first-rate packaging and promotional materials.

We know, because we've been doing this for a long time and we work with an array of U.S. suppliers who enable us to provide our clients with one-of-a-kind, high-quality and cost-effective promotions that use extraordinary special effects to create extraordinary ROI. We use U.S.-sourced materials for our multisensory projects, including glitter, chromic inks and more.

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