Experiential Marketing: How it’s Changing the Game for the Beauty Industry

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  • Tamara Olori
  • 3 May 2023
  • 3 Min Read

In the beauty industry, it’s not enough to simply advertise your products and hope that consumers will make a purchase. With so many options available, it takes more than a great ad campaign to stand out. That’s where experiential marketing comes in. By creating immersive experiences that allow consumers to interact with your brand and products, you can build a loyal customer base and drive sales.

Increased Brand Awareness

Experiential marketing allows you to showcase your brand in a way that traditional advertising simply can’t. By creating an experience that engages all of the senses, you can leave a lasting impression on consumers and increase brand awareness. Allowing customers to sample products, gain brand knowledge or get involved in product demonstrations are all powerful tools for building brand recognition.

Benefit recently launched a pop-up shop in central London to go alongside their new product launch. Featuring a sensory playground for their consumers, event-goers had the opportunity to win prizes, access expert skin care advice from the Benefit team, and even get involved in the interactive TikTok live feature. The car-wash inspired pop-up was a huge hit with consumers across both the UK and US markets, leading to a significant increase in brand and product awareness.

Improved Customer Loyalty

By creating positive experiences that connect consumers with your brand, you can build a loyal customer base. When consumers feel emotionally connected to a brand, they’re more likely to remain loyal and make repeat purchases. Experiential marketing allows you to create those emotional connections by engaging with consumers on a personal level.

Differentiation from Competitors

The beauty industry is crowded, and it can be difficult to differentiate your brand from the competition. Experiential marketing allows you to create a unique experience that sets you apart. By offering something that your competitors aren’t, you can attract new customers and build a stronger relationship with your existing ones.

Boosted Sales

Experiential marketing can also help drive sales. By allowing consumers to try your products, you’re making it easier for them to make a purchase decision. Additionally, the excitement and buzz generated by a well-executed experiential marketing campaign can create a sense of urgency that drives immediate sales. This is particularly true in the beauty industry, where consumers are often looking for instant gratification.

Working with Givenchy on a sampling activation for their oldest perfume, L’Interdit, we were able to increase sales by 15% during the event period. Working in high-footfall locations and with a strong, engaging team of brand ambassadors we quickly identified the right consumers and brought them to the brand.

Social Media Buzz

Experiential marketing is highly shareable. When consumers have a positive experience with your brand, they’re likely to share it on social media. This can generate valuable buzz for your brand and help you reach new audiences. Additionally, social media can be used to extend the reach of your experiential marketing campaign beyond the physical event or location.

In conclusion, experiential marketing is changing the game for the beauty industry. By creating immersive experiences that allow consumers to engage with your brand and products, you can build brand awareness, drive sales, improve customer loyalty, differentiate yourself from competitors, and generate valuable social media buzz. If you’re not already incorporating experiential marketing into your beauty brand’s strategy, now is the time to start.