PR & Communications
July 25, 2023 - PR & Communications
By now you’ve probably seen some form of marketing for the Barbie movie, or at least heard someone mention it in conversation. How could you not? It’s estimated that the total marketing expenditure for the campaign was $150 million, more than the movie cost to make.
Sure, the budget is big, but Warner Bros isn’t just dumping money into ads. The Barbie marketing team used a wide variety of unique, out-of-the-box marketing tactics including everything from brand partnerships to a Barbie-themed Airbnb in Malibu and much much more. The result? The marketing has now gone so mainstream that talking about it has become an internet inside joke, with a slew of people on social media posting photos of just about anything pink (think sunsets, random buildings) congratulating their marketing team on a job well done.
With the movie earning $155 million in the US and another $182 million internationally through its opening weekend, it’s safe to say that the marketing was a success. In this blog, I’ll break down exactly what they did to achieve these results and how their unique strategy led to the creation of “the Barbie effect.”
March 1, 2023 - PR & Communications
Press release preparation is essential to corporate communications. They can help you generate brand awareness, improve SEO, shape public perception of your company, and share news about business developments. To get your story featured, you need a press release that is timely and targeted. It must also relate to the atmosphere in arts, politics, business, social movements, or other current events. Every brand has a story. All you need to do is find it, share it, and grow your business!
May 24, 2018 - PR & Communications
Great marketing campaigns go deep into our collective conscious. They become a part of all of us. We reference them with our friends over coffee, we hum them as we’re on the bus, and recognize them even years after they have stopped running.
The best advertising humanizes us. They show us at our most vulnerable and show us at our very best. They are more than trying to persuade you to do something. They make you feel a spectrum of emotions.
Since we believe in great marketing and advertising, we have put together some of Vancouver and Canada’s very best marketing campaigns. We believe these campaigns go above and beyond the typical, the day-to-day bland advertising and transcend into something timeless.