Six Strategies for Designing Events Built for the Whole Family - Event Marketer

Six Strategies for Designing Events Built for the Whole Family

Creating family-friendly events can be complicated. It’s essential to keep the kids engaged, but equally important to illustrate your brand’s value proposition to parents. Maintaining this balancing act while creating memorable experiences is a tricky process, but as you’ll see in the following examples, some brands have it down to a science. Here we offer six strategies for designing events that cater to the whole family.

  • The Educational ‘Curious World Tour’ Inspires Kids, Parents

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt this summer hit the road with the Curious World Tour, a mobile experience designed to inspire kids with a love of learning through playful, hands-on activities, story times and appearances by its beloved character, the perky primate named Curious George, who turns 75 this year. The tour, which launched in Brooklyn and...

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  • LEGO Inspires Fans with its Ninjago Challenge Course

    Activating a physical experience surrounding its wildly successful Ninjago franchise, LEGO this summer is giving kids across the U.S. the chance to compete in Quest2Ninjago, an “American Ninja Warrior”-inspired challenge course. The program, which kicked off in Austin on June 10 at Browning Hangar, is traveling to seven markets to reward fans and help build...

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  • Target Debuts New Clothing Line with a Pop-up Playground

    To celebrate the launch of Cat & Jack, its new clothing line for kids and babies, Target from July 23-24 transformed a vacant lot at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park into a family-friendly pop-up playground. The event kicked off July 21 with an evening fashion show. But instead of a runway, the kid models—some...

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  • LEGO KidsFest Delivers Strategies that Win Over Parents and Kids

    A few specific thoughts went through my mind as I rose on an escalator to the main level of the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT, on Dec. 6, en route to KidsFest, LEGO’s ticketed traveling experiential show: Would there be lines? Would it be messy? Would there be a lot of crying? It’s not...

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  • Content Creation Spices Up a Chex Mix Road Trip

    Chex Mix on July 9 kicked off a content creation strategy—the Chex Mix Deliciously Unpredictable Road Trip, a four-day recreation of the iconic family tradition that involves kids, parents and an overstuffed family car heading for some summer fun. This trip, however, features Chex Mix along with TV personality Alfonso Ribeiro of “Dancing with the...

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  • Mattel Canada Sets Up Target Practice

    Toys can be a tough sell—there are just so many to choose from. So, it’s important that toy brands distinguish their products from the competition. In promoting its new BOOMco. dart blaster, Mattel Canada Inc.’s “scientifically engineered” line of blaster products, the brand decided to give kids the chance to pick one up and experience...

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