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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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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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Case Study: Special Effects Printing for High-End Wine Branding

Posted Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Case Study: Special Effects Printing for High-End Wine Branding | H&H Graphics

By all accounts the cabernet produced by the luxury vintners at Tusk Estates is a very fine wine. The 2009 is described as "precise and intense, and yet very delicate." The 2011 was "a perfect experience of pleasure" and the 2013 was "among the prettiest, silkiest and most amazing" of cabernets.

But as a blogger for Wine Spectator describes, this was about more than wine: "Tusk isn't just based on opulent winemaking but also on luxury branding," MaryAnn Worobiec writes.

It was not a wine destined for ordinary packaging. That's where H&H Graphics came in.

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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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