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What You Might Not Know... That I Take For Granted
I've lived in the world of branded entertainment for over twenty years, and often forget that things that seem so natural to me as making sense, aren't that well known outside of our industry. Which means there is no way most clients or prospective clients likely have any insight into the mechanisms that make Product Placement, Celebrity and Influencer partnerships work.
What I forget is... that our own team when they begin to work with us also learns, just like our clients. And what they have learned may prove valuable to you! In this blog, Hollywood Branded shares what our own team members have learned, that will help entertainment and influencer marketing make more sense to you.
Product Lines Are Coming
When it comes to effective marketing, creativity is a key player in generating sales. And one of the most creative ways we've seen brands leverage content partnerships is through building new co-branded licensed lines with some of today's hottest pop culture driven television and feature films.
When there is a built in audience of fans who love and adore the characters and storylines they tune in to, there is a ready-made buyer just waiting to purchase whatever product makes the content more real to them. And that means brands who are savvy can win big by launching products targeted to a ready made audience - even if that audience isn't one they previously targeted or were well known with. In this blog, Hollywood Branded shares how three alcohol brands partnered with TV show and Film content partners to produce new co-branded product line extensions.
Having a celebrity attend a brand sponsored event is half the battle. Getting assets that will live beyond the event is the long term win. Without an upfront plan in place, tens of thousands of dollars will be wasted, as celebrities won’t do anything outside of their contracts after the ink has dried.
In reality, there are a lot of ways to mess up a celebrity endorsement based on little things you just didn't think of. In this blog, Hollywood Branded has provided an 8 step guide to leverage celebrity talent at an event to a brand's advantage and a partnership is a win.
HQ Trivia Game Beloved By... All
HQ is a new trivia app that has gained a ton of popularity. Every week, participants from around the nation (and possibly the world) are asked 12 questions with only 10 seconds to answer each one, and if you are smart enough to answer all of them correctly, you win a share in whatever the cash prize is that night. Or even other actual real tangible prizes - like Nike shoes.
The app launched in August 2017 with only 5,000 players tuned in. Just in a few months the app reached a record breaking 2.8 million users. HQ is free to download, and requires no catch, and is entirely based on advertiser revenue. Today with generation Z becoming more focused on their smartphone/ tablet screens, advertisers are realizing the marketing potential that comes along with it, and this happens to be a game that transcends demographic ages and focuses on those who want to be challenged and play games. In this blog, Hollywood Branded discusses the HQ trivia game and how brands can get involved through product placement and sponsorship.