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WHAT SHOULD SHREK, THE MINIONS AND YOUR NEXT EVENT HAVE IN COMMON

- 18-10-2015

Although corporate events aren’t often mentioned in the same context as Shrek and The Minions in this instance there should be a distinct connection. Events are all about engagement and in the last few years these animated movies have topped the charts in bringing an idea to life. Which is why corporate marketers should be taking a leaf out of their childhood and consider using the following 4 elements to bring their event more in line with the award winning engagement offered by the likes of Dream Works.

Events are all about engagement

01 MESSAGE

Any successful experience has a message behind it, an objective to be reached and an event is no different. Align strategic goals with the event, providing a clear and distinct purpose. Shrek teaches us not to take everything at face value.

02 STORY

With the ever increasing success of content marketing, events have become more and more important, because of their ability to deliver more than just a snippet of information. Live storytelling provides a tangible cumulative connection to the brand or product and the listener or in this case the experiencer.

03 DESIGN

Animated movies wouldn’t resonate so well with their audience if they didn’t visually engage them, rousing every emotion through enlivening every characteristic. Similarly events need to arouse and connect with the target through a variety of visual stimuli, brand world creation, collateral design, audiovisual and stage design to name a few.

04 EMOTION

Gru and The Minions never stop to deliver emotional moments that make you laugh or hum along and equally events have to pack an emotional punch. To deliver an emotional connection make sure to remember who the audience is and what will connect them to the story and message. Examples could include team spirit moments (sales force drummer session), wow technic (3D projection) or back to basics entertainment moments (sole dancer under a spotlight).

All of these together culminate in the most coveted event asset of all: ENGAGEMENT.

Thinking how to bring back the magic of engagement into your events? Let’s talk.

Beatriz Hernandez Oteo

Creative Marketing Director
Beatriz combines creativity, out of the box thinking, a global outlook and a strategic understanding to create once in a lifetime brand experiences. She makes sure to impact her clients by combining design and ideation witha tangible business outcome. She’s lived and worked in Germany, USA, UK and Spain – therefore she always apply cross cultural understanding to her conceptual offers.