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Smart marketers are winning with Competitive Socializing

Smart marketers are winning with Competitive Socializing

With high satisfaction levels in so many categories, product trial is often the only way to get customers to switch brands. But motivating trial isn’t easy.

People don’t enjoy physical retail shopping like they did before Amazon came along. So what should marketers do?

Post pandemic, people want to socialize in-person and create fun, social content. This is what’s driving interest in “eatertainment” spaces with updated, physical games like pickleball, darts, skeeball, shuffleboard, etc.

Chicken N PickleFlight ClubAceBounce. The commercial real estate industry classifies these businesses as “Competitive Socializing.”

Now sports and enthusiast brands are taking advantage of competitive socializing, to create fun trial experiences.  Here are 3 examples...

The future of automotive marketing: It's what's on the inside that counts

The future of automotive marketing: It's what's on the inside that counts

The future of automotive marketing: It's what's on the inside that counts

This past week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was further proof that the lines are blurring between innovative automakers and technology companies.

The show had several big automaker debuts including: BMW’s i Vision Dee, featuring a windshield that’s also a giant display, Chrysler’s Synthesis interior, which uses AI to learn user preferences, and Google’s launch of HD Maps in Volvo and Polsetar models. From the tech side, Sony debuted their concept EV called Afeela that expands entertainment options. LG presented their interface technology that boosts productivity. Nvidia revealed their autonomous driving platform. And so on.

The common theme among these presentations is that the vehicle interior space will be transformed...