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Heritage Brands News For Digital Marketers

A heritage brand is a trusted, often iconic brand, that has been around for decades. Consumers tend to have happy, nostalgic feelings for heritage brands. These feelings are often capitalized on in marketing campaigns like Coca-Cola’s new “New Coke” partnership with eighties-era Netflix show Stranger Things, or the recent nineties throwback activations from KFC and New Balance. As access to countless brands increases and shoppers grow more fickle, heritage brands must effectively use storytelling, consumer data and digital marketing strategies to retain relevancy.

Here’s the recent digital marketing news we’ve covered about Heritage Brands: 

Nostalgia Inspires New Candy Campaigns. Multiple candy brands have launched for the first time in decades as candy makers tap into nostalgia.

Toys R Us Is Back: Just The Facts. Toys R Us will launch an ecommerce site and six new brick-and-mortar stores in time for the winter holidays.

Fritos Gets Back In The Advertising Game And This Time It’s Digital. It’s been 48 years since Fritos last launched a major advertising campaign, and now they’re back with Frito pies and football parties.

Wrangler Debuts Its First-Ever Global Campaign. Wrangler captures the cowboy spirit with their new, first-ever global advertising campaign.

Oreo Partners With Alexa For Their Mystery Oreo Promotion. Oreo releases a new limited edition cookie, The Mystery Oreo, with a contest for audiences and Alexa offering hints to solve the mystery.

Jeep, Fox, The New York Times Among Brands Considered Most Patriotic. A recent survey found Jeep, Ford and Coca-Cola topping the list of brands perceived by consumers as most patriotic, while patriotism itself grew across generations.

Hilton Leverages Their History And Cause Marketing To Celebrate Hilton Employees. By harkening back to John and Yoko’s “Bed-In for Peace,” the new cause marketing campaign from Hilton, “Room 702,” leverages nostalgia to celebrate Hilton’s present day employees.

Marketers Celebrate The Anniversaries Of Iconic Brands That Tap Into Generation X Nostalgia. As Generation X ages, marketers capitalize on Xers nostalgia by celebrating the anniversaries of iconic brands and re-introducing retro fashions and products.

Big Box Stores And Niche Toy Manufacturers Enter The Toy Subscription Box Market To Leverage Sales And Increase Brand Awareness. In a post-Toys R Us world, toy and game sellers and manufacturers will look for alternative revenue streams, including monthly subscription boxes.

Toy Store Experiences: Nostalgia and Innovation Appeal to Shoppers this Holiday Season. In a post-Toys R Us market, Amazon, Target, Walmart and small businesses fill the void for holiday toy shoppers, with innovations, nostalgic appeals and experiential shopping.

KFC Chicken & Waffles Commercial Highlights Unlikely Partnerships & 80s Dance Moves. Unlikely combos and 80s nostalgia make for a winning commercial for KFC, a brand well-versed in clever marketing.

Brands Can Create Emotional Connections That Last A Lifetime. By tapping into consumer’s emotions and memories, marketers can create lasting brand recognition and increase loyalty.

Stranger Things X New Coke Targets The Streaming Generation. New Coke is back as a part of a strategic integration with Netflix and Stranger Things to capture the fast growing commercial-averse TV watcher — and capture a little nostalgic fun.

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