“You know that feeling when you receive something unexpected in the post. There’s an element of excitement and intrigue. Of course, that is unless it looks like a bill or a speeding ticket!” writes SAPC’s Matt Bunt.
It’s all about those first impressions to encourage the recipient to continue the story. Google continue to embrace printed marketing – this time to encourage businesses to use their Google Cloud services.
It would have been so simple to just send a leaflet or booklet in an envelope. But Google are always looking for ways to disrupt – and in this case created a piece of marketing which is hard to ignore.
This well-crafted box, featuring the Google logo and other branding on the front captures your attention from the start. Firstly, it is an actual box – measuring around 40cm x 15cm, so it’s physically hard to ignore.
Secondly, the simplicity of the design stands out. When you’re so use to seeing a logo on a screen, it’s a satisfying feeling seeing it in tangible print.
Oh, and third – being a box implies there’s something exciting inside. Maybe a new gadget, or a present? You definitely want to open it now!
Now we move onto the unboxing – an experience in itself. As you peel away the layers, inside you are presented with holders for leaflets, booklets and other literature – and even a “personalised” speaker cover for a Google Home Smart Speaker. These are all beautifully presented and follow the same simplistic approach from the outside.
We’ve already talked about how recent research shows that 81% of all addressed mail is opened*. This is another example of a company embracing printed marketing in a clever and disruptive way. A lot of thought was put into this, and you feel valued to have received it.
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Source: JICMAIL Q2 2017 to Q1 2018, Kantar TNS, 2018 | Base: Addressed Mail Items n=20,684