Feb 23 2020
.You only get one chance to launch a New product
If you tell buyers your product is good, what can you do to prove it? Produce an immersive experience. Prove to them your promises are real and better yet, let them discover it for themselves. LOOK Marketing, a Space Coast creative idea and strategic marketing agency, recently won awards for Best B2B activation and Best Event for our Sea-Doo ‘More Than Donuts Experience.’
The other key opportunity a new product launch provides is launching the go-to-market creative campaign in a manner that’s remarkable. For 2020 our professional friends at Sea-Doo launched a new family oriented watercraft with the creative campaign focussing on donuts as the key visual. We took the donut creative theme and built the experience around that. The event guests would not only see the campaign but live it, smell it, taste it, and feel it.
Proving it’s So Much More Than Donuts
The 2020 line of Sea-Doo watercraft was launched at Club BRP, the recreation product giant’s global dealer meeting taking place in Las Vegas. LOOK is the outdoor event marketing agency for the global leading Sea-Doo brand. We were tasked to produce the test ride experience where over 2400 dealers from around the world converge to see the new model year products. Here they would test ride the Sea-Doo to see if the product lived up to the promises and then place their wholesale order that accounts for $1billion in revenue for BRP. The Test Ride experience was key to the success of the new Sea-Doo GTI model launch with he dealer network. We had to prove this new watercraft expanded the on-board experience. We had to prove it was so much more than donuts.
Here’s our highlight video of the Sea-Doo ‘More Than Donuts’ Experience. This is our double award winning project.
We served nearly 900 pink frosted donuts to dealers from the famous Las Vegas Pink Box Donuts at our pop-up ‘Doo-Nut’ truck. The Doo-Nut stop also served as a social activation for dealers to share on their social pages. Followed by four experience stations that dealer guests participated in to gain strategic insights and first hand, or first butt, experience on the new watercraft. And all station were strategically designed for maximum efficiency to safely process the large number of guests, while offering a fun an immersive experience. An epic location like Lake Las Vegas with great weather also greatly contributed to the success of producing a Best Event.
Neptune Award and Addy Gold for BEST B2B and Best Event
At the 2020 Miami International Boat Show LOOK Marketing won two Neptune Awards. One for BEST B2B for the Sea-Doo ‘More Than Donuts’ Experience. The Neptune Awards are presented by the Marine Marketers of America organization to celebrate the best marketing campaigns and activations in the Marine Industry. These are LOOK Marketing’s fifth and sixth Neptune Awards, and includes wins in five different marketing categories. The ‘More Than Donuts’ Experience also won a Gold Addy from the American Advertising Federation (the AAF) Space Coast of Florida Chapter for Best Event.
Great Experiences are those that connect all the dots and tap into emotions. And it’s said the way to your heart is through your stomach. Delicious donuts help. And showing the new Sea-Doo GTI watercraft is so much more than donuts contributed to record orders.
Help your brand connect with your audience in a deeper, more emotional level. Give them an experience they’ll feel, remember and share. Share your brand’s experience. If you need help. #lookatus
Aug 08 2018
How do you get the attention of boating media editors whom are invited to dozens of incredible press events every year? Produce a disruptive event invitation. To stand out in Public Relations you have to disrupt.
The invitation is one of the most important elements of the entire event production. The invitation also sets the tone and expectations of what the attendees will experience. A well crafted and executed invitation can bring your brand to the forefront and set the stage for an epic event. You have to have people attend the event to have an event. Our strategy related to this specific event entailed a custom printed video book with personalized invitation video.
LOOK Marketing received two 2018 ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation Space Coast Chapter for the production of a Press Event Video Invitation for client Sea-Doo watercraft. The two 2018 ADDY awards received for this project included; Judge’s Choice Award and Gold Addy for the category of Card, Invitation or Announcement.
Produce an invitation that disrupts normal in-mail and introduces the brand’s new model year campaign and key messaging. The goal was to create an invite that intrigued and demanded invitees to attend the event and learn about the new product.
Press Event Video Invitation Project Strategy
LOOK Marketing would design a physical, video book invitation that would be sent by express mail to targeted editors. The book visuals would include key message copy and high level event details including location and dates over imagery of the actual event location. The auto playing video included a brand hype reel and a personal, event invitation message to to engage media through a sensory experience of visual, audio and tactile modes. The three sensory modes would work together to help convey Sea-Doo’s 2018 story theme of “Escaping the Everyday” with Sea-Doo.
Targeted North American and international marine media and regional vertical and general press received the video invitation. The invitation set the tone for the Sea-Doo “Escape the Everyday” Press Event. It immediately pulled invitees into the world of Sea-Doo by sharing a unique, adventure-themed video.
The video began with auto play when the book was opened. It opened with vintage clips of Sea-Doo watercraft, sharing the news that 2018 marked 50 years of Sea-Doo revolutionizing the personal watercraft industry and followed by teasing the 2018 adventure-ready platforms.
A glimpse of everyday epic adventures being lived out by Sea-Doo riders around the world would follow the 2018 launch reveal. The video then invited them to attend the made-for-media event to experience their own epic adventure on the Colorado River aboard the all-new 2018 Sea-Doo models. The video invitation culminated with imagery of the natural beauty of the epic event location, and how the PR team would ensure a production and fun event.
The video invitation generated exceptional results. 91% of the media targeted by LOOK attended the press event. Feedback from the media also noted the invitation strongly influenced their decision to attend. Three mainstream media noted that the invitation alone intrigued them enough to attend, where a traditional letter or e-mail invite would not have. Four boating media noted this was the best press event invitation they had received in years. This invitation was the first step in a complete brand immersion that carried the key messages from invitation to published articles. #lookatus
Event Invitation Project Awards
ADDY: Judge’s Choice Award
ADDY: Gold Award-Card, Invitation or Announcement
Select Published Media Generated By The Event – (three of the 21 published articles)
Mar 04 2018
LOOK Marketing was recognized by the American Advertising Federation Space Coast Chapter with two 2018 ADDY awards for its video production and interactive branded content. The winning project was produced for client Sea-Doo, partnering with Boating Magazine titled “Summer Spring.”
Produce and publish via digital platforms a branded content video. The feature article and video should showcase how easy it is to have ‘one fun day’ with Sea-Doo watercraft.
Branded Content Project Strategy
LOOK Marketing would leverage the topical ‘record heat’ of summer through a branded video. The LOOK produced video would highlight the experience of escaping the summer heat by riding Sea-Doo watercraft at Florida’s refreshing and picturesque Silver Springs. That video would then be shared on the media partner’s digital platforms including Facebook and their website. Then Sea-Doo would share the posted video on their Facebook page.
Follow a young family as they explore Silver Springs, Florida, where they show you that even in a more laid-back setting your PWC can still give you an escape from the everyday.
You get to see the family enjoying the peacefulness of the springs by exploring the crystal-clear waterways at a much more tranquil pace. This helps them to enjoy snacks and take a peek at the marine and wildlife life along the way.
The laid-back environment allows them to spend some quality time as a family as well as giving them an opportunity to relax at the nearest tree branch while having some fun, making memories and cooling off. What better way to beat the heat then a day on the water!
Sea-Doo and Boating Magazine shared the branded content video on Facebook, reaching over 677,000 fans between the two pages. Boating Magazine additionally published a companion article on their website.
ADDY: Film/Video/Sound Branded Content More than :60 seconds
ADDY: Online/Interactive Branded Content & Entertainment
LOOK’s awards and accomplishments.
Feb 25 2018
LOOK Marketing was awarded their fourth Neptune Award by the Marine Marketers of America during the recent 2018 Miami International Boat Show. LOOK Marketing received the award for Best B2B Marketing for the excellent work performed for the Club BRP/Sea-Doo Dealer Test Ride Experience. The experiential event resulted in the highest wholesale orders of Sea-Doo watercraft in over a decade.
“Being recognized by the Marine Marketers of America for industry best work for the forth time in four years is a humbling honor,” said LOOK president Tim McKercher. “We are very thankful to do award-winning work for client BRP/Sea-Doo, the global leader in watercraft sales. LOOK is proud to have won four Neptune awards in four different categories, showcasing our integrated capabilities.”
LOOK delivered the objective of the Sea-Doo Dealer Test Ride Experience. The event design and execution provided an engaging and exciting experience for global dealers that led to wholesale orders for 2018 Sea-Doo watercraft.
The Experience – Dealers began the experience with a brief, expectation-setting video during a bus ride to the product trial site. Once on-site LOOK executed a brand message “Escape the Everyday” immersion with ambassador and product expert engagement. Dealers learned about the new models’ innovations and key messages with interactive product walk-arounds and brand immersive meals. The event culminated with rides on the new watercraft models. The experience format design showcased product strengths and capabilities. Nearly 900 dealers from around the globe test rode the new 2018 Sea-Doo models. The 900 dealers in attendance experienced over 2100 individual rides incident free over the two-day event.
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Jul 04 2017
Video production can break down barriers. One of the barriers to purchase and re-purchase recreational products is for the consumer to carve out time in their busy schedules to enjoy the use of the product – be it boats, motorcycles, off road vehicles, bicycles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, etc.
The reality is, a memory of a lifetime usually takes place in a short moment. Our most recent web video campaign for client Sea-Doo showcases how you, and your family and friends, can have more fun in one fun-filled, action packed, epic adventure day on your rec product than in a month or summer of the ordinary. These branded content videos showcase the value of how living the Sea-Doo Life, even if only one day, can be worth every penny.
This series will include five videos. Two of the videos have been published on Sea-Doo’s social channels – as of July 4th. The first featuring social media superstar, teen heart throb, and handlebar athlete Hayes Grier who lives on Lake Norman in North Carolina. Hayes shows how he and his buddies have One Fun Day. His family and friends live the Sea-Doo Life lake front style using the recreational segment models of the Sea-Doo line.
The second video production is performance model focussed and was strategically scheduled to post leading into the July 4th time frame to inspire true independence with wounded military veteran and professional athlete Anthony Radetic. Radetic and his family travel together to various personal watercraft races around the US and world. This allows them to spend quality time together and supports Anthony’s drive to be independent, free of his wheelchair, while feeding his competitive spirit.
This is the perfect July 4th story for the Sea-Doo brand. Enjoy One Fun Day with the Radetic Family
Follow Sea-Doo Social Media to see the next three ‘One Fun Day’ videos and learn how Fun runs in the Sea-Doo family.