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Scented Recipe Cards and Your Brand: A Recipe for Success

Posted Thursday, December 05, 2019

Scented Recipe Cards and Your Brand: A Recipe for Success  | H&H Graphics

In an era in which any cook with an internet connection has access to more recipes than could be used in a lifetime, there is still something deeply satisfying about an old-fashioned recipe card.

They're tangible, they're nostalgic and, with a drip of spaghetti sauce or a splash of olive oil, they carry a multisensory record of family history and good times. It's little wonder that, as the Associated Press reported recently, recipe cards are becoming a collector's item.

While it's convenient to have 300 different ways to make a pecan pie - Google's most searched for recipe in 2018 – there is something about a recipe card that taps deep into our psyches, stirring up memories of Sunday dinners at Grandma's house or holidays spent surrounded by our favorite people.

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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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Multisensory Special Effects Gift Cards: The Power of Possibility

Posted Monday, March 18, 2019

Multisensory Special Effects Gift Cards: The Power of Possibility | H&H Graphics

Is there any gift so full of promise as a small plastic card that comes in a special envelope?

Whether it's carefully hoarded for coffee or spent on a single trip to the bearer’s favorite department store, gift cards have a unique quality that no other present can offer: possibility.

But despite the intangible pleasure of a gift that recipients can define for themselves, when it comes to the actual card, consumers prefer the physical version to its digital counterpart. Research by gift fulfillment solutions company NCG Group shows that 75% of consumers prefer a gift card they can hold in their hand. That's an example of the power of touch.

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