Barbara Jarabik: Hone the details – from packaging to product design, every aspect of a luxury brand should reflect quality and attention to detail. It is important to create a strong brand identity that will make your brand stand out from the competition. Focus on the customer experience. From the moment a customer interacts with your brand, you should be aiming to create a luxury experience. This should of course encompass the in store experience as well as the online experience.
Adidas purposely only creates a limited amount of every new model to make them appear rare. While they sell for $200 from a retail store, they are often resold for upwards to $1,000! This is also an excellent example of using scarcity to entice people to purchase the shoes because there’s a good chance they won’t be able to get them or they’ll have to pay insane resell prices. Another brand we can learn from is Paul Parkman. This luxury shoe company uses exotic materials like crocodile and python to make their footwear one-of-a-kind.
SEO is an untapped goldmine for luxury brands. If your site isn’t SEO-friendly, you’re likely to be leaving a lot of potential traffic and revenue on the table. One of the most effective ways we’ve found to generate traffic and engagement for Qosy is create highly visual and aspirational content, such as our guide to kitchen islands. By focusing on long-form visual content, we’ve generated 10,000’s of social shares, and a huge amount of SEO traffic. While common in many other niches, content marketing is massively underused and enormously effective for luxury brands.
There’s a reason Gucci doesn’t do infomercials for tiger print duffels. That Equinox doesn’t offer a discount for January first’s newly health-obsessed. That anthropomorphic Hamsters break dance in front of Kia Souls instead of Range Rovers. Advertising for luxury brands tends to focus on, well, luxury. The happiness they inspire. The quality. The sheer opulence that becomes a piece of one’s life when he or she buys free-range leave-in conditioner infused with dolphin tears, or an ornate bottle of some top-shelf botanical cordial. Whether you’re storyboarding a TV spot or building out an ad group in Google Ads (the artist formerly known as AdWords), your target audience needs to feel as though your product or service is a physical manifestation of luxury.
According to a report by McKinsey digital now influences at least 45% of all luxury sales. It’s understandable why luxury brands have been hesitant to move online. Yet, with print and display advertising returns decreasing, and luxury shoppers spending more time online and on mobile devices, luxury brands need to not only adapt to survive in the digital universe, but to thrive also. While the strategies outlined below will provide useful inspiration, it’s worth pointing out that the best strategies will always come from clarifying your goal, breaking it down and brainstorming brand-specific solutions with your team. For this we’d recommend using a tool like TrueNorth or one of the marketing planning tools mentioned here. Read even more information at Jarábik Barbara.
Digital signage mirrors are another way for luxury brands to advertise efficiently : The world digital signage mirrors market was estimated at USD 780 million in 2021. The global market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.21% to hit USD 910 million by 2023. Digital signage mirrors can vastly improve individual efficiency by choosing outfits as per weather updates while also offering bus and train schedules (including traffic updates). Digital signage mirrors in smart homes, planes, commercial spaces, hotels, etc. are designed to be connected to users as well as with different devices around. Energy efficiency is one of the major advantages that will drive the adoption of digital signage mirrors.