Sony joins Toyota, Pepsi, KFC, Dove, Ritz, IKEA, and Glenmorangie Whisky in utilizing ASMR videos for marketing.
The ASMR-style videos highlight the video recording quality of the Sony Xperia XZ1 phone. The full campaign and videos are posted on the website of Carphone Warehouse, the top independent mobile online retailer in the UK.
What prompted Carphone Warehouse and Sony to create ASMR videos to help promote the Xperia XZ1 phone?
What does whisky now have in common with soda, fried chicken, chocolate, crackers, furniture, and cars?
Yes, ASMR-inspired commercials.
Scottish distillery Glenmorangie, which focuses on producing single malt scotch whiskey, has rolled out three campaign videos which incorporate ASMR triggers.
Joining the group of Pepsi, KFC, Dove, Ritz, and IKEA, Toyota announces ASMR-inspired commercials.
According to their September 1 2017 news release about the “Sensations” marketing campaign for the 2018 Camry,
“A different creative execution incorporates ASMR technology (autonomous sensory meridian response) – a tingling many people experience when listening to certain sounds – to magnify sensations, create rich sight and sound content and highlight the extraordinary features of the new Camry.”
There is a problem though. I didn’t find strong evidence of ASMR-inspiration in the nine campaign videos I watched.
Veronica Pastore is pursuing her M.Sc. degree in Marketing Management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
She chose ASMR for the topic of her Master’s Thesis, which was titled, “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) Videos: An Exploratory Analysis of Communication and Sales Potential for Companies.”
It has been almost 10 months since Ritz launched their ASMR-inspired commercial on Nov 30, 2016.
I wrote an initial article about this on December 5, 2016 but I wanted to do this follow-up article to share some interesting information.
Pepsi did it. KFC did it. Dove did it. Ritz did it.
Now IKEA has joined the other big name brands to create an intentional ASMR advertisement.
On August 8, 2017 IKEA posted a video on their IKEA USA YouTube channel titled, “‘Oddly IKEA’: IKEA ASMR.” Continue reading
Ritz Crackers has recently joined the growing list of big name companies which have created ASMR-inspired ads.
Dove chocolate released two ASMR-inspired ads in November 2015, Pepsi posted a short ASMR-inspired ad in April 2016, and KFC launched an ASMR-inspired ad in July 2016.
The Ritz Crackers video ad is in Korean but it clearly communicates the universal language of ASMR.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has recently joined the small group of big name companies that have created ASMR-inspired ads.
Dove chocolate released two ASMR-inspired ads in November 2015 and Pepsi posted a short ASMR-inspired ad in April 2016.
And now Colonel Sanders continues the big name tingle-athon.
Several months ago I reported about Dove Chocolate releasing two ASMR-inspired marketing videos.
The videos were well done and it was exciting to see a big name company incorporate ASMR into a marketing campaign.
I was even more excited by a report that they collected physiological data from viewers of these videos and the data will be made publicly available – as announced in an online article on October 23, 2015,
Pepsi has created an ASMR trigger type advertisement.
It is not nearly as bold and impressive as the ASMR trigger type advertisement created previously by Dove Chocolate.
The Dove ads incorporated hand movements, eye gazing, plastic crinkling, focused task behavior, chewing/mouth sounds, and soft/whisper vocalizations.
So what type of ASMR triggering video did the marketing juggernaut of Pepsi create?