New Balance Archives - Event Marketer

New Balance Archives - Event Marketer

December 23, 2015

New Balance Takes College Campuses by Storm

When it comes to marketing, New Balance used to be low-key, eschewing splashy ads and million-dollar endorsers favored by big spenders Nike and adidas. Who needed all that, when the brand enjoyed a loyal following among serious runners who favored its comfortable shoes, width sizing and performance features? But in 2008 the quiet company shook...

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December 23, 2015

New Balance Raises the Bar on Staff’s Role at Retail Events

The digital age has helped transform the typical event staff from warm bodies to tech-savvy, data-collecting machines. More and more, brand ambassadors are being asked to collect consumer information with a handheld device or to report back via web-based software. They’re also being trained to add subjective feedback to objective data captured, oftentimes reporting it...

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November 19, 2015

New Balance Passports Sweep Consumers off Their Feet

Proving events can indeed push volume—“It taught us an amazing amount,” says NB head of marketing and promotions Karin Piscitelli—New Balance used its sponsorship of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon to ring cash registers at retail. Customers who spent $100 on New Balance product at any of 25 participating retailers received a New Balance Marathon...

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October 29, 2015

New Balance Promotes Active Play Inside Malls

What better place to let kids and their moms get in the spirit of active play than a beautiful park with green grass and clear blue skies? Well, if your goal is to sell shoes, perhaps the only better place would be a retail mecca. New Balance put the two together, bringing a 20-foot-by-20-foot vignette...

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October 29, 2015

New Balance’s Bright Dome Turns Heads at X Games

New Balance had two sure ways to get noticed at the X Games in Los Angeles. First, to attract attention in a sponsor village dominated by branded trailers and the same old black tents, the shoe manufacturer set up a bright red dome loaded with interactives. The second was the unusual tactic of guerrilla marketing...

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