New Approach: Shopping Malls across Canada
In collaboration with the Canadian multi-award-winning innovation facilitation company, Traction Strategy, I was in charge of presenting the field of sound branding to a leading retail client that has shopping malls all across Canada. This, in order to inspire and renew its way of thinking about traditional branding.
Innovation Process @ Hack-a-thon in Toronto
At a hack-a-thon in Toronto in early 2018, all the client’s mall managers from across the country were gathered in order to ideate and innovate. The client’s shopping malls across Canada wanted to streamline their approach and branding to meet new criteria.
This called for an innovation hack-a-thon!
Using Sound Branding in Retail
My role in this was to present – in a video since being placed in Denmark at the time – the field and benefits of sound branding.
Along with two other speakers from Stockholm/Vancouver & Toronto, I was picked out to represent the field of sound branding in a global perspective in this innovation process facilitated by the Canadian based Traction Strategy.
What are the research results and how can retail use sound branding effectively to increase brand value, get people to stay longer in the malls, and to get even more loyal customers?
I put together a custom video* addressing the client’s objectives and the global perspectives on the field. Furthermore, sound branding could work as a solution to a variety of the client’s objectives, i.e.:
- Increase traffic and sales
- Increase dwell time
- Attract new customers
- Build customer loyalty, etc.
Although the client had already started with sound branding at some sites, the client’s overall solutions and implementation process are still to be decided.
* The video acted as a part of the internal hack-a-thon innovation process – hence, unfortunately, it isn’t public.
Interested in reading more about the benefits of sound branding? Please check out my LinkedIn article with key points from the hack-a-thon.
Also, please check out the amazing innovation facilitators, Shawna Eberle and Tamara Eberle, at Traction Strategy based in Toronto & Vancouver, Canada!