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
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,
Dove Chocolate has recently released two videos in China which appear to purposely have ASMR triggers in them.
The following statement was posted on November 5, 2015 on the Facebook page for the marketing company, BBDO Worldwide,
“To modernize the Dove Chocolate ads typically used in China, BBDO Beijing created films to trigger ASMR, which it describes as “a physical sensation characterized by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scape, and often moves down the spine and through the limbs.”
The Facebook post then linked to an article on the website creativity-online.com which included one of the videos and a link to the other video.