Seven Ways to Leverage Nostalgia Marketing in Events - Event Marketer

Seven Ways to Leverage Nostalgia Marketing in Events

There’s nothing quite like that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when looking back on fond memories, and savvy event marketers are doing their best to summon those sentiments with events that evoke a strong sense of nostalgia. Millennials in particular tend to revel in the “good old days,” and from timeless board games to classic beverages, brands are taking a trip down memory lane to deliver experiences that truly resonate. Following are seven strategies for leveraging nostalgia marketing in events.

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    To celebrate its 25th anniversary and reward customers for their brand loyalty through the years, Arizona Iced Tea created a Great Buy 99 pop-up retail shop in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan where Arizona-themed streetwear and accessories were on hand for purchase and consumers could peruse a green tea-inspired garden. Part 99-cent store—in reference to...

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  • Nostalgia Marketing: Werther’s Creates a Life-Sized Version of Candy Land to Boost its Portfolio

    Werther’s Original may be known for its classic hard caramels, but its portfolio includes a variety of other sweets, so on National Caramel Day (April 5) the brand leveraged one of the country’s most iconic board games to help underscore its offerings. Enter: Candy Land—The Werther’s Caramel Edition. The life-sized pop-up experience on Santa Monica...

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  • ABC Touts the Reboot of “Roseanne” With a Nostalgia-Filled Fan Experience at SXSW

    As consumers awaited the return of one of television’s most beloved families—the Conners—ABC fanned the flames with a nostalgia-filled experience at SXSW that touted the reboot of “Roseanne.” The network’s shareable activation featured recreated sets from the series, including the Lanford Lunch Box diner and various rooms from the Conner household, while branded Pedicabs and...

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  • Millennial Marketing: McDonald’s Makes Dreams Come True With an Adult Playscape at ComplexCon

    It’s no secret that millennials are receptive to nostalgia marketing, so when McDonald’s unveiled an adult playscape at pop culture festival ComplexCon (Nov. 4-5), it’s safe to say attendees were lovin’ it. From a tricycle racetrack to old school arcade games, the brand’s Snac ’N Play activation hit home for a host of young consumers...

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  • Limited Too Returns to Retail with a Back-to-School Pop-Up

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    You can’t go a month without hearing about the opening of another TV show pop-up food and beverage experience. Brands, event professionals and other partners are breathing new life into TV classics by harnessing the power of super fans, nostalgia marketing and foodie and coffee culture. For a taste of the TV show pop-up tactic,...

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  • Throwback Events Promote JetBlue’s Service to Palm Springs

    A 1960s-inspired travel agency pop-up and gate-side fashion show helped JetBlue celebrate its inaugural flight from New York City to Palm Springs for the season. The events, which took place Nov. 11-12, were inspired by the brand’s custom RetroJet put in service for the seasonal flights to the warm California oasis. It also paid homage...

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