Casio approached Love Creative Marketing to create an unforgettable integrated campaign that brought to life the brand’s personality and presence and ultimately drove product sales.
Casio, the multinational electronics company renowned for its fashion forward and influential products aimed to celebrate their G-Shock range’s 30th anniversary in style.
In order to meet Casio’s objectives of increasing brand presence and driving product sales, experiential marketing experts, Love Creative Marketing created an experiential Pop-up retail experience for the Casio G-SHOCK range in London’s Harrods. Aiming to communicate with fashion orientated, 18-30 year olds , it was necessary that the installation engaged in a premium shopping environment whilst providing additional reach via online platforms.
Since the G-shock watch is built upon the four pillars of fashion, art, sport and music, it was important to create a fully integrated campaign encompassing key brand messaging whilst positioning G-shock as an innovative and edgy product.
Love Creative Marketing created a fully branded and themed takeover of the site space in Harrods. To showcase Casio’s unique G-Shock style, a Pop-up installation was erected and featured a bespoke, giant sculpture of the G-Shock 30th anniversary watch made entirely from graffiti spray cans. The installation also featured an interactive photo system allowing shoppers to have their photo taken and automatically uploaded on to Facebook via the G-Shock website. This was done via photo sharing software which automatically matched their photo with the participants Facebook page. Branded albums were posted to each consumer’s timeline and consisted of a branded album cover, graffiti art work and their in-store photo.
All participants were entered into a competition to win G-shock prizes and 2 winners were picked per week. Prizes consisted of two tickets to the 30th anniversary party, a limited edition G- shock watch (only 100 made in the UK) and additional prizes.
The campaign received some great coverage with celebrities including Cover Drive and Olympic diver Kris Mears visiting the stand and posting their photo online.
Following the huge success of the experiential marketing pop-up retail experience in Harrods, London, Casio decided to continue their 30th anniversary celebrations by extending their integrated marketing campaign to Selfridges, Birmingham.
Consumer Engagements: 1800
456 photos taken
267 posted their branded photo to Facebook timeline. This was posted as an album with a G-SHOCK campaign branded cover and a 30th anniversary branded back.
‘Likes’ direct result of competition: 397
‘Likes’ during 6 live weeks of activity: 5535
‘Likes’ from London for the 6 weeks live: 936
Facebook reach of entries into competition: 119,102(based on branded albums being viewed on Facebook)
Unique visits to G-SHOCK.co.uk: 41,290 compared with 18,365 (same period 2011)
Online digital presence during campaign: (excluding competition entries) 375,784
Harrods: Featured in Harrods media catalogue as one of the best pop-up shops ever to be in the