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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Lemon-Scented Greetings and Raspberry Vodka: Don't You Feel Better Already?

Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Lemon-Scented Greetings and Raspberry Vodka: Don't You Feel Better Already?  | H&H Graphics

Consumers were already snapping up aromatherapy products like scented sleeping masks, candles, oil diffusers, and scented jewelry even before we all found ourselves housebound.

Scent can have a powerful effect on our mood and sense of well-being – a connection that helped drive the home fragrance market to $6.7 billion in 2018. And who couldn't use a bit of aromatherapy these days to lift our spirits as we "shelter in place"?

Aromatherapy has been around for centuries, as Harpreet Gujral, program director of integrative medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital explains on the Johns Hopkins Medicine website.

“When inhaled, the scent molecules travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain," Gujral says.

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