brand activation

Beauty Morphe Beauty Is Tapping The Creative Consumer With In-Store Studios

The fledgling cosmetics brand continues to blur the line between physical and digital experiences, hoping to drive traffic to its growing fleet of stores with on-premise creator studios

Brand Activation & Immersion How IKEA Is Democratizing Gardening To Build A More Sustainable Future

PSFK speaks to the brand about how its activation at the world's largest flower show engaged visitors in unexpected ways, inviting them into a hyper-natural and hyper-tech exhibit that demonstrated a more sustainable future of home food-growing

Advertising A24 Hosts Free Film Screenings In The Communities That Inspired Them

The studio's Public Access series will project films like Moonlight and Lady Bird on billboards across the country, proving that screenings, too, can be experiential

Case Study Michael Kors Invites Shoppers On A New York City Treasure Hunt

The two-day event promoted the brand's new fragrance line, including three separate stops and plenty of free merchandise for hunters to take home with them

Food & Beverage Busch Takes Pop-Ups To New Extremes With A Secret Forest Location

That's right—in a parody of exclusive, urban pop-ups, the beer brand is operating a location deep inside an unnamed National Forest for one day, complete with exclusive merch and the chance to win free suds for a year

Health Maude Redefines Sexual Wellness With Cozy Brooklyn Pop-Up

The personal care brand's Staycation pop-up features special events and a curated selection of products from other like-minded companies, turning the sex shop into a wellness destination

Design Louis Vuitton Unveils A New Kind Of Green Space In New York City

The luxury house unveiled a pop-up store in SoHo done up entirely in a trendy shade of lime green, drawing hypebeasts of all stripes to the concept space, which boasted lines that were hours long

Cafe & Restaurant Kraken Rum Invites Guests To Dine Inside A Caribbean Storm

The alcohol maker is bringing its brand history to life with a London restaurant that features pouring rain and simulated thunder

Fashion & Apparel Expert Insight: How To Design A Resale Marketplace For The Luxury Consumers

Digital experience designer Leja Kress of Sweden Unlimited explains her team's approach to creating the Watchbox experience—a platform for reselling high-quality watches

Analysis How Stores Like Macy's Are Using Immersive Spaces To Educate Shoppers

To bring their brand to live in memorable ways that resonate with consumers, big box retailers and startups alike are turning to live experiences like hands-on demos and workshops to help customers discover organically

Children KinderCare Brings Its Brand To Life With Traveling Schoolhouse Activation

The childcare service built a tiny, moveable school to take its services anywhere in the country, traveling to make IRL contact with parents and immerse them in its brand

Merchandising & Curation Mike's Hard Lemonade Highlights Positive Stories At Popup Newsstands

The Brighter Times is the alcohol brand's free newspaper that's available to consumers in 10 cities across the country, just in time for summer

Automotive Houston Customers Can Order Domino's Pizza For Driverless Delivery

The latest evolution in its series of tech-enabled activations, the pizza brand will start delivering select orders with self-driving vehicles in the Houston area, partnering with autonomous vehicle maker Nuro

Features Op-Ed: The Future of Retail Is Human

Author Jeff Sharpe explains why there is no one-size-fits-all formula to branding, instead providing five pillars to guide retailers in taking stock of their unique audience and building an emotive identity that resonates, both online and off