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Featured September 12th, 2013

Best Selling Real Estate Development Uses Room Scents

Innovative home builder uses scent marketing to sell new homes.

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Featured March 20th, 2013

JWT to Focus on Sensory Marketing

JWT, a 150-year-old  marketing communications firm with 200 offices in 90 countries, has turned its attention to sensory marketing. Although it may take some time for the idea to trickle down, you can expect some of its clients like Bayer, Bloomberg, Brand USA, Mondelez, Diageo, Ford, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, Macy’s, [...]

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HBO Continues Sensory Marketing for Game of Thrones
Case Studies December 19th, 2012

HBO Continues Sensory Marketing for Game of Thrones

In 2011, we wrote a post on how HBO did an innovative and elaborate scent marketing campaign for its mini-series “Game of Thrones.” Now, as the series prepares for its third season, HBO is continuing its sensory marketing by releasing a new beer based on the story line.
Brewery Ommegang is working with HBO to [...]

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Does Christmas Music Boost Holiday Spending?
Featured November 26th, 2012

Does Christmas Music Boost Holiday Spending?

Does “Jingle Bells” put the jingle in the cash register? Everywhere you go after Thanksgiving and sometimes even before, you hear an incessant track of Christmas music. Some of it is traditional, some modern, some instrumental, some with vocals but shoppers will hear the same dozen or so songs over and over until the [...]

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London Olympics 2012 Releases “Scent of Victory”
Case Studies July 30th, 2012

London Olympics 2012 Releases “Scent of Victory”

At the opening of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, organizers released their concept of the scent of victory. It is a potent mix of mint, rosemary, English lavender and wheat. As we know, peppermint has been shown to improve athletic performance and rosemary and mint are bracing fragrances that increase alertness and cognitive performance. [...]

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Unique Scented Packaging Drives Apparel Brand Recognition
Case Studies July 27th, 2012

Unique Scented Packaging Drives Apparel Brand Recognition

When apparel maker QSD, maker of maternity and post-maternity undergarments, wanted to set itself apart from the competition, it looked for a unique packaging solution, and found it with Transparent Packaging. Canadian based Transparent Packaging designed a hexagonal package shape but it wasn’t quite enough. When QSD found out the they could add an encapsulated [...]

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Major Disk Manufacturer Adds Scent to CDs and DVDs
Featured July 11th, 2012

Major Disk Manufacturer Adds Scent to CDs and DVDs

Digital Flex Media, a leader in CD and DVD replication disks and technology, has announced that it has launched a line of Rub ‘n Smell discs
to “help businesses, marketers and advertisers cost-effectively connect with and influence” their target markets with scent marketing.
The scent is incorporated into the ink and varnish used to coat the [...]

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Creating the Perfect Store Environment with Lighting
Essays July 2nd, 2012

Creating the Perfect Store Environment with Lighting

When working with a retail client, most of you will focus on scent marketing, but what about the other elements of a successful store environment? It can be helpful to the client to be at least a little knowledgeable about other sensory inputs which can support the store’s branding, create a pleasant environment and encourage [...]

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Using Scent in Luxury Hotels
Featured May 31st, 2012

Using Scent in Luxury Hotels

Forbes Travel wrote a great article on scent marketing in upscale hotels. Click here to read it.

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Is Scent Marketing Manipulative?
Essays April 24th, 2012

Is Scent Marketing Manipulative?

I speak to journalists all the time about scent marketing, and the same question keeps coming up: is scent marketing manipulative? This question usually arises after I have explained how scent is the only one of our five senses that goes directly to the emotional and memory centers of our brains. Yes, scent marketing is [...]

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