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We helped Kaboodle Kitchens achieve positive and practical results by designing a custom experiential marketing solution based around four major pillars of need: Educate; Exhibit; Engage; and Entertain.

By answering each need in relation to the others, we knew that the whole would be much greater than sum of the parts.

When it comes to effectively drawing a crowd to your Expo stand, Applause Entertainment has many experiential ideas and entertainment options that will engage your potential customers, and reinforce your brand’s position in their minds.

But, what happens when you have a stand at a Bunnings expo, where the attendees are Bunnings staff whose minds are set on being educated on a huge variety of products and brands? This is exactly the problem that our client Kaboodle Kitchens faced in 2017, when they wanted to promote their new range of cut-to-measure kitchen range at Bunnings Expos across Australia.

Read on to learn about how we helped Kaboodle Kitchens achieve positive and practical results by designing a custom experiential marketing solution based around four major pillars of need: Educate; Exhibit; Engage; and Entertain. By answering each need in relation to the others, we knew that the whole would be much greater than sum of the parts.

EDUCATE:

From the onset, the shift in type of audience our client was expecting also shifted the type of need the entertainment had to fulfil. Because the attendees were Bunnings staff, their motives at this Expo was different to usual – they did not intend to make purchases, nor become clients of a brand for personal reasons; they were wanting to learn about the available products and brands in order to enhance their own skills at work.

Our client Kaboodle was already a familiar brand for many Bunnings staff, but the new cut-to-measure (CTM) range will include new information that the staff will need to learn. Therefore, the Expo stand will have to be implemented to maximise knowledge attainment and, more importantly, retention, while focusing on brand recognition and awareness.

EXHIBIT:

Kaboodle’s stand would have to stand out from the rest of the numerous vendors and stands at the Expo – whatever solution we implemented had to be able to be exhibited. Not only would the stand have to be visually striking, but there had to be other avenues of interest that the eyeball and mind would be drawn to. Moreover, each aspect that the attendees could see, hear, and interact with, must perform a function towards helping achieve our client’s goals.

ENGAGE:

Nothing entices a person to engage with something than the promise of winning something great for free. From the numerous corporate team-building events that we have organised, we also knew that friendly but fiery competition also makes for good encouragement.

Kaboodle’s initial idea was to theme the Expo stand as if it were a Deli (think “cold cuts”). The stand will feature a diorama model of Kaboodle Kitchens, complete with mini-versions of the new CTM range, and challenges attendees to put together the best kitchen set. The winning team would take home a huge deli platter for the branch.

While introducing a hands-on competitive element to the Expo stand that directly ties to the promoted product, as well as providing an incentive to compete were fantastic ideas, and we thought the Deli theme was a clever way to tie together a “kitchen” with the new concept “cut”, we weren’t so sure about the wider engagement of the diorama building – how can Kaboodle pique the interest of other passing attendees of the competition? How can spectators be engaged during the competition? How could the visual spectacle be broadcasted?

More logistically, we also foresaw difficulties that would arise from having to build the mini diorama props, ensuring that none get lost or damaged, and packing and transporting the whole kit and caboodle (pun very intended) across the various states that the Bunnings Expo will take place. We knew we could offer Kaboodle a much better option.

ENTERTAIN:

Finally, how can this be an Applause Entertainment case study without talking about the entertainment? We know from our long history of promotional events that excellent, curated entertainment is the factor that can answer every other experiential marketing need.

One crucial aspect that Kaboodle’s initial idea did not address was the element of entertainment – especially for attendees who would be watching the competition, waiting their turn. We wanted to help Kaboodle achieve maximum crowd retention by keeping their interest even while they’re not actively engaging with the stand – and keeping them entertained while they wait is a key part of this.

After considering these areas of concern and carefully thinking through the four major pillars of needs that our client was facing, we got to work.

THE SOLUTION:

We kept the concept of a Deli kitchen, and enhanced it with a bespoke host character Cupido Kaboodle. Cupido was performed by a professional actor who would facilitate the activities and the education, as well as act as a very charismatic spruiker to draw attention to the stand. The addition of a character host was designed to Entertain any attendees not actively engaging with the activity, and also bring the Deli theme to life.

To maximise opportunities to Educate the attendees, the stand featured a wall of the CTM cabinets, clearly marked with measurements and available options, like those found in a showroom. There was also a large TV screen installed, providing dynamic and visual avenues of information. By providing a digital screen to the expo, Kaboodle was given great flexibility on the range of information and visual media that attendees could consume regarding the CTM range. This allowed for Kaboodle to effectively and creatively Exhibit in a space filled with numerous vendors vying for attention.

In order to encourage information retention, we changed the competition activity into a Game Show style trivia game, where attendees are expected to answer questions about the CTM range live on the TV screen. The act of teaching, then asking for the information back, engages the part of the brain in a learning process that is much deeper and meaningful than simply being shown the information.

The Game Show trivia technology allowed for images, videos, and even audio props for the questions, so not only was it engaging and entertaining for the competitors, but it was easily broadcasted to onlookers as well. The technology setup was simple and fully managed by us, so for Kaboodle it was the perfect replicable and reliable activity for the expo need.

This solution to Engage the maximum number of attendees was so effective, there were attendees returning throughout the day to try again for a better score. This was a wonderful result for us, and for our client Kaboodle, as it indicated a high level of interest and excellent brand and product exposure, all on a meaningful level of engagement and interest.

We have many Promotional entertainment options ready for your experiential marketing campaign, or you can challenge us to create a bespoke solution like we had for Kaboodle. Learn about how entertainment is the route to take to maximise your marketing budget for return on investment, or get in touch with a professional Applause Entertainment consultant.

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