10 Pop-up Strategies that Yield Lasting Impressions - Event Marketer

10 Pop-up Strategies that Yield Lasting Impressions

From food to fashion to feminine care, brands of every variety are executing pop-up strategies to give consumers a taste of their products and services. Some last for a few days, others for a few hours, but however transient the experience, its impact extends far beyond the life of the activation. Following are 10 pop-up strategies that turned temporary events into lasting impressions.

  • Lush Highlights its Handmade Cosmetics at ‘Lush in the Park’

    Cosmetics retailer Lush offered Chicagoans some “good, clean fun” May 4-6 with a quirky pop-up experience that highlighted the brand’s commitment to producing fresh, handmade products. Set in Millennium Park just outside Chicago’s famous Cloud Gate sculpture (“the bean”), the brand brought its Lush in the Park experience to more than 3,000 consumers, ultimately dishing...

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  • Student Inspires U by Kotex Period Shop Pop-Up

    Any woman with a monthly cycle knows that it involves much more than feminine care products. There are aches and pains, mood swings and generally unpleasant moments requiring an array of products often purchased in equally unpleasant environments. This was the thinking behind a New York City college student’s Tumblr post that caught the attention...

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  • Organic Valley Pop-Up Charges for a Taste of its Product

    Organic Valley, the natural foods brand, for two days in April activated a pop-up coffee shop in New York City’s Nolita neighborhood to promote its Half & Half cream product. Writer and food stylist Sweet Paul hosted the event and Gerrit van Tol, an organic farmer from Washington state, talked about cows and organic farming....

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  • Boohoo.com Connects Offline with Festival-Inspired Pop-Up

    Boohoo.com, one of the largest online fashion sites in the U.K., for two weeks in April brought its digital shopping experience to life in a music festival-inspired pop-up store in the trendy Westwood area of Los Angeles. The interactive shop, located next to the UCLA campus and within close range of its target female college...

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  • Birchbox’s Pop-Up Lets Consumers Try Before They Buy

    Birchbox redefined the meaning of BYOB in August with its biggest activation to date—a three-city tour that invited consumers to “Build Your Own Box” with its array of beauty products. With the three-day stints in Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles, the brand invited consumers to browse a handpicked assortment of makeup, skin care and hair...

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  • US Open Pop-Up Spotlights Food and Sponsors

    The United States Tennis Association (USTA) on Aug. 12 activated its first-ever US Open Pop-Up Restaurant in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal to highlight its food offerings and promote the two-week tennis tournament, set for Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. Located in Vanderbilt Hall, the pop-up offered free lunch on a first-come, first-served basis,...

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  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Immerses New Yorkers in The Netherlands

    To promote itself as the best option to fly from New York to Amsterdam (and beyond), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines hosted a three-day pop-up at Openhouse Gallery in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. From June 25-27 the airliner set out to put its personal and cultural stamp on the air travel experience, targeting consumers and...

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  • Craft Beer Brand Launches an IPA and a Pop-Up Strategy

    The IPA or India Pale Ale is the No. 1 category in craft beer, and expectedly, the competition for attention is stiff. So when Cooperstown, NY-based Brewery Ommegang set out to launch Nirvana IPA, its first American-style IPA, the company took a cue from experiential. Rather than take a conventional route with a special on-premise...

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  • JetBlue Goes Retro with an Airport Pop-Up

    Airport. It might as well be a four-letter word. If you haven’t experienced gunning it through the concourse and arriving at your terminal with seconds to spare, you probably haven’t done much flying. And the reason for all the hustle and bustle is simple: No one wants to spend extra time hanging around the airport....

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  • Inside Glade’s Multisensory Pop-up in New York City

    To drive sales of candles and give the brand an off-the-supermarket-shelf presence, Glade hosted a pop-up in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan that offered consumers a multisensory pop-up experience.

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