From Custom LP Retailers to Arcade-Themed Pop-Up Eateries

By: Jana Pijak - Jan 26, 2017
These nostalgic brand activations range from custom LP retailers to arcade-themed eateries that take attendees back in time to the 80s and early 90s. Standouts include McVitie's Jaffa Cakes tower -- a nostalgic snack installation created to celebrate Father's Day 2016 -- as well as Benefit Cosmetics beauty-themed tea party which revived the British afternoon tradition.

Other notable examples include analog popup shops like American Greetings' SXSW activation. The popup allowed visitors to take part in crafts like printmaking, card making and even featured a stitched selfie station that was created with a sewing machine.

Vintage soda bars, porridge breakfast cafes and nostalgic ice cream trucks round off this list of nostalgic brand activations. Appealing to lovers of all things retro, these marketing examples illustrate the importance of the past and showcase its power to shape the experiences of new generations.