Galactic Marketing

Sci-fi elements are added to unexpected ads for pop culture appeal

Implications - Stepping outside their market demographic, brands are infusing sci-fi references to add youthful appeal to their campaigns. Using drones and cult movie characters to bring attention to often stuffy concepts like cultural events and health care, these ad techniques reflect the need for more eclectic, yet approachable methods of brand reinvention.
SCORE 4.2
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220,178 Total Clicks
Apr 13 - Jul 14
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Classical Pop Culture Ads - The Multicines Cultural Journeys Campaign is Clever and Comical
SCORE 5.4
Warm 2,275 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 14
Classical Pop Culture Ads
The Multicines Cultural Journeys Campaign is Clever and Comical
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SCORE 4.7
Average 2,534 Clicks Pub: Jun 17, 14
Fictional Motorcycle Delivery Ads
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Stormtrooper-Inspired Auto Ads - The Star Wars Nissan Juke Commercial Promotes Individuality
SCORE 2.9
Mild 2,037 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 13
Stormtrooper-Inspired Auto Ads
The Star Wars Nissan Juke Commercial Promotes Individuality
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Sci-Fi Hospital Commercials - The GE Agent of Good Campaign is Inspired by 'The Matrix'
SCORE 3.4
Mild 661 Clicks Pub: Apr 16, 13
Sci-Fi Hospital Commercials
The GE Agent of Good Campaign is Inspired by 'The Matrix'
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