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Top 100 Marketing Trends in April

From Viral Sex Toy Ads to Blurred Fast Food Campaigns

— April 28, 2019 — Marketing
The list of April 2019 marketing trends transcends tactics across multiple platforms that cater to a plethora of different demographic markets. It pushes creative boundaries to captivate consumers' attention in a number of ways, including digital ads, billboard marketing, inclusive campaigns, and much more. Some of the examples are rooted in its own branding dominance and others are immediately captivating.

WOW Tech Group's Womanizer Billboard is one of the examples that immediately grabs the attention of its consumers. At one of Toronto's busiest highways, the large billboard reads "Scream Your Own Name' beside a photograph of the minimally designed sex toy. Another great marketing concept exercised this month was by none other than McDonald's. It featured a blurry billboard to prove that even a blurred vision of its products is instantly recognizable, confidently showcasing the dominance of its own branding tactics. The blurred images are accompanied by text that reads "Say No More."
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Nutrient-Rich Pea Milks
Nutrient-Rich Pea Milks
The Qwrkee Plant-Based Pea M'lk Comes Sweetened and Unsweetened
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Airy Sour Candy Marshmallows
Airy Sour Candy Marshmallows
The Sour Patch Kids Marshmallows are Available Exclusively at Walmart
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98
Fruity Sugar-Free Sodas
Fruity Sugar-Free Sodas
Pepsi Max Raspberry Answers Consumer Demand for Calorie-Free Refreshment
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97
Women-Celebrating Company Videos
Women-Celebrating Company Videos
This Emirates Video is Aired for International Women's Day
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96
Fruit-Sweetened Australian Yogurts
Fruit-Sweetened Australian Yogurts
The Wallaby Organic No Sugar Added Aussie Greek Yogurt is Tasty
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95
Restaurant Record Labels
Restaurant Record Labels
Long John Silver's Launched Fish Yeah! Records & Signed the Coral Benders
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94
Color-Splash Soda Can Designs
Color-Splash Soda Can Designs
B&B Studio Arranges a Whimsical Identity for Dalston's 'Soda Lights'
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93
Free-From Pretzel Snacks
Free-From Pretzel Snacks
The FitJoy Grain Free Pretzels are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and More
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92
Low-Carb Cheesy Pizza Snacks
Low-Carb Cheesy Pizza Snacks
The New Pizza ParmCrisps are Oven-Baked for Optimal Flavor
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91
Dunkable Pretzel Buckets
Dunkable Pretzel Buckets
Auntie Anne’s is Celebrating March Madness 2019 with Basketball Buckets
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90
Comforting Bone Broth Soups
Comforting Bone Broth Soups
The Bonafide Provisions Organic Broccoli Cheddar Soup is Satisfying
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89
Baked Bean Pizzas
Baked Bean Pizzas
Heinz is Reviving Its Heinz Beanz Pizzas for a Limited Time with Deliveroo
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88
Aromatic Grape Skin Gins
Aromatic Grape Skin Gins
The Chapel Down Pinot Noir Gin is the First of its Kind in the World
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87
Caffeinated Skin Scrubs
Caffeinated Skin Scrubs
Thankyou Botanical Geranium & Rosewood Coffee Body Scrub is Invigorating
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86
Vitamin-Enhanced Energy Waters
Vitamin-Enhanced Energy Waters
The Radnor Plus Energy is Infused with Natural Caffeine
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85
Crowdsourced Naming Contests
Crowdsourced Naming Contests
General Motors Taped Consumers for the Names of Its Commuter E-Bikes
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84
Keto-Friendly Baking Mixes
Keto-Friendly Baking Mixes
The New Pyure Organic Sugar-Free Baking Mixes are Fiber-Rich
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83
Jarred Japanese Flavor Pastes
Jarred Japanese Flavor Pastes
The New Yugo Spice Sauces and Pastes Enhance Recipe Flavor
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90s-Inspired Retro Footwear Relaunches
90s-Inspired Retro Footwear Relaunches
Reebok is Gearing Up to Release Its Instapump Fury 2019
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Reformatted Daily Vitamin Supplements
Reformatted Daily Vitamin Supplements
rootine vitamins Provides Custom-Made Vitamins for Consumers
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80
NFC-Connected Outerwear
NFC-Connected Outerwear
The Mammut Connect Range Connects Customers to Warranties, Hashtags & More
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Well-Balanced Canned Cocktail Mixers
Well-Balanced Canned Cocktail Mixers
The Regatta Craft Mixers Come in Five Delicious Flavors
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Blockchain Whisky Bottles
Blockchain Whisky Bottles
Ailsa Bay Scotch's Packaging Lets Customers Track the Product's Journey
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Glitter-Infused Sour Ales
Glitter-Infused Sour Ales
The Sour Me Unicorn Farts Beer is Brewed Using Fruity Cereal
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Reduced Sugar Smoothie Drinks
Reduced Sugar Smoothie Drinks
The Half Naked Juice Smoothies are Refreshingly Health-Focused
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75
Fast Food-Inspired Soaps
Fast Food-Inspired Soaps
Del Taco Created a Novelty Soap That Smells Like French Fries
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Promotional Grain-Based Art
Promotional Grain-Based Art
Pringles Created Art on Rice to Launch Its Rice Fusion Range
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Fashionable Social Media Templates
Fashionable Social Media Templates
Tommy Hilfiger Launched a Range of Instagram Story Templates
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Toy Character Bottled Waters
Toy Character Bottled Waters
Nestlé Waters LEGO Waterbuddies Bottles Celebrate The LEGO Movie 2
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Tomato Sauce-Flavored Ice Creams
Tomato Sauce-Flavored Ice Creams
Heinz Wattie’s Taps Unconventional Flavors for a Tip Top Collab
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AR Cider Pairing Apps
AR Cider Pairing Apps
The Angry Orchard Cider+Food App Simplifies Pairings with AR
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69
Mango Shop Pop-Ups
Mango Shop Pop-Ups
For One Day, the National Mango Board Set Up 'The Mango Store'
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68
Breakfast Menu Collaborations
Breakfast Menu Collaborations
Shake Shack Teams Up with Dominique Ansel Bakery for Two New Dishes
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Gourmet Mexican Chocolate Packaging
Gourmet Mexican Chocolate Packaging
Menta Produces a Chic and Elegant Identity for Noble Cacao
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Empowering Superheroine Shops
Empowering Superheroine Shops
eBay's Superheroine HQ Spotlights Female Comic Book Heroes
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Phone-Shaped Product Displays
Phone-Shaped Product Displays
Salesforce's Display Helps Consumers Try on AR Sunglasses
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Ultra-Rich Ice Cream Collections
Ultra-Rich Ice Cream Collections
The New Serendipity 3 Premium Ice Creams Come in Eight Flavors
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Feminine Energy Cosmetic Products
Feminine Energy Cosmetic Products
'Ode to Venus' Offers Premium Solutions for Personal Pampering
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Silent Fast Food Drive-Thrus
Silent Fast Food Drive-Thrus
Burger King's 'Silent Pick Drive' Requires No Verbal Communication
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Backfired April Fool's Pranks
Backfired April Fool's Pranks
Mcdonald's Prank -- the McPickle Burger, Took an Unexpected Turn
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VR Wellness Experiences
VR Wellness Experiences
The EmbodyMove VR Experience Combines Aikido, Yoga & Dance Movements
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Snack-Themed Mansions
Snack-Themed Mansions
The Life of Cheetos' Chester Cheetah is Revealed Through This Activation
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Attention-Catching Centre-Store Displays
Attention-Catching Centre-Store Displays
Kroger's 'Treasure EmporiYum' Spotlights Select Products
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Transparent Frozen Treat Packaging
Transparent Frozen Treat Packaging
The Carte D’or Freshline Ice Cream Packaging Design is Stylish
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56
Naturalistic Traveler Supplement Kits
Naturalistic Traveler Supplement Kits
The Nue. Co Travel Kit is Packed with Traveler Essentials
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Compostable Frozen Treat Packaging
Compostable Frozen Treat Packaging
The Lickalix Plastic-Free Packaging Decomposes within 12 Weeks
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Offline Internet Newspapers
Offline Internet Newspapers
BuzzFeed Distributed a One-Off Printed Newspaper Publication in NYC
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Sustainable Multipurpose Packaging Ranges
Sustainable Multipurpose Packaging Ranges
The ProAmpac Sustainable Packaging Range is Expansive
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Pop-Up Puppy Bars
Pop-Up Puppy Bars
Devils Backbone Brewery's Hosted a 'Pup-Up Bar' on National Puppy Day
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Functional Sugar-Free Sodas
Functional Sugar-Free Sodas
The Koios Fit Soda Line is Packed with BCAAs and Electrolytes
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Store-Branded Hotel Activations
Store-Branded Hotel Activations
The Muji Hotel in Tokyo is Located in the Ginza Region of Tokyo
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Wacky Crowdfunding Campaigns
Wacky Crowdfunding Campaigns
KFC is Attempting to Get Its Consumers to Fund Its Marketing Stunts
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Single-Serve Prepackaged Coffees
Single-Serve Prepackaged Coffees
Emmi Caffé Latte Has Unveiled Two New Coffee Variants
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47
Aspiring Explorer Launch Events
Aspiring Explorer Launch Events
This National Geographic Pop-Up Spotlights the 'Explorer Academy'
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Tech-Inspired Travel Poster Concepts
Tech-Inspired Travel Poster Concepts
NeoMam and Budget Direct Reimagine Posters Created by Apple
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45
Foldable Pizza Ads
Foldable Pizza Ads
This Dominos Ad Pokes Fun at the Upcoming Release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold
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Gift Shop VR Experiences
Gift Shop VR Experiences
The DreamWorks Gift Shops Hosts VR Experiences With Walmart
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AR Ad-Destroying Apps
AR Ad-Destroying Apps
Burger King's 'Burn That Ad' Rewards Users for Destroying Competitors' Ads
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Design-Centric Illustrated Travel Books
Design-Centric Illustrated Travel Books
& SMITH Works Alongside Mauritius Locals on This Book
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Temporary Tattoo Pop-Ups
Temporary Tattoo Pop-Ups
Three's Millennial-Targeted 'InkDecision' Shared Wearable Temporary Art
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Creative Airline Meal Aesthetics
Creative Airline Meal Aesthetics
Virgin Atlantic Taps Two Times Elliott for a Whimsical Identity
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Beverage-Specific Branding Agencies
Beverage-Specific Branding Agencies
Denomination Offers Elevated Drinks Design Services
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Biodegradable Bottled Waters
Biodegradable Bottled Waters
Cove Water Bottles are Made from an FDA-Approved Biopolymer
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Incredibly Whimsical Bakery Identities
Incredibly Whimsical Bakery Identities
A Friend of Mine Facilitates Uplifting Branding for Rollers
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Supermarket Visual Search Tools
Supermarket Visual Search Tools
Slyce Launched a Mobile List-Building Solution for Shoppers
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Cartoon Anniversary Fashion Campaigns
Cartoon Anniversary Fashion Campaigns
aleXsandro Palombo Puts a Simpsons Twist on Victoria Beckham
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Interactive Movie Posters
Interactive Movie Posters
Disney's Interactive Mirrors Share Trailers That Reflect One's Emotions
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Luxury-Focused Gigantic Backpacks
Luxury-Focused Gigantic Backpacks
Louis Vuitton Launches a Huge Bag That Retails for $10,000 USD
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In-Store Smart Home Displays
In-Store Smart Home Displays
P.C. Richard & Son Enhances the Customer Experience with Interaction
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Pop-Up Bike Racks
Pop-Up Bike Racks
Union and Natwerk Bring Additional Bike-Friendly Infrastructure to Amsterdam
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Uplifting Digital Billboards
Uplifting Digital Billboards
Clear Channel & Affairs Teamed Up to Create the Emotional Art Gallery
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Conservation-Promoting Water Bottles
Conservation-Promoting Water Bottles
This Water Bottle Collection Measures Capacity by Activities
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Exclusive Springtime Sweets
Exclusive Springtime Sweets
The Walmart 2019 Easter Candy Lineup is Limited-Edition
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Ingredient-Focused Drink Packaging
Ingredient-Focused Drink Packaging
The New Savsé Branding and Packaging Features Fresh Imagery
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Clean French Cosmetics
Clean French Cosmetics
Typology is a Millennial Beauty Brand with Simple, Sustainable Products
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Modernized Vintage Beer Ads
Modernized Vintage Beer Ads
Budweiser's International Women's Day Campaign Re-Imagines its Ads
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Immersive LEGO  Retail Experiences
Immersive LEGO Retail Experiences
The New LEGO Store in Sydney Boasts Inspiration & Immersion
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Luxury Auto-Branded Sportswear
Luxury Auto-Branded Sportswear
The Latest PUMA Collab Boasts a Partnership with Porsche Design
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Toddler-Headed Hair Campaigns
Toddler-Headed Hair Campaigns
This Pantene Campaign Spotlights Chanco — a Baby with Lush Hair
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Daring Brand Call-Out Ads
Daring Brand Call-Out Ads
This Sketchers Ad Takes a Risk as It Trolls the Nike NCAA Malfunction
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Multi-Sensory Skincare Pop-Ups
Multi-Sensory Skincare Pop-Ups
'My Clarins Glow Trip' Offers a Taste of Clarins' Next-Gen Products
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Art-Infused Department Store Campaigns
Art-Infused Department Store Campaigns
Selfridges Boasts Visual & Performance Art Through Display
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Luxe Monochromatic Soft Luggage
Luxe Monochromatic Soft Luggage
The Louis Vuitton Luggage Collection is Overseen by Marc Newton
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Pleasure-Centric Empowering Campaigns
Pleasure-Centric Empowering Campaigns
Cult Beauty Highlights Feminine Health with #VULVATION
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Pharmaceuticals-Influenced Streetwear
Pharmaceuticals-Influenced Streetwear
MYGE's Graphic-Heavy Design are Sure to Make a Statement
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Food-Themed Astrology Graphics
Food-Themed Astrology Graphics
Foodora's 'Foodstrology' Graphics Celebrate National Astrology Day
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Thought-Provoking Food Installations
Thought-Provoking Food Installations
The Copernicus Project Sheds Light on Modern Food Production
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High School-Themed Footwear Events
High School-Themed Footwear Events
This Vans Pop-Up Calls Attention to the Brand's ComfyCush Era
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Animation-Inspired Sneaker Designs
Animation-Inspired Sneaker Designs
The New Nike Air Max 1 Silhouette is Influenced by Missing Link
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Upcycled Shopping Bag Wallets
Upcycled Shopping Bag Wallets
IKEA and Mother London Teamed Up to Create the 'IKEA Wallet'
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Luxuriously Marbled Retail Interiors
Luxuriously Marbled Retail Interiors
Celine Stores are Getting an Overall Makeover by Hedi Slimane
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Blurred Fast Food Campaigns
Blurred Fast Food Campaigns
McDonald's Blurry Billboards are Still Instantly Recognizable
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Psychedelia-Inspired Clothing Pop-Ups
Psychedelia-Inspired Clothing Pop-Ups
Dries Van Noten Celebrates Its SS19 with Verner Panton's Art
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Branded Donut Sneakers
Branded Donut Sneakers
Dunkin' and Saucony Join Forces Once More for a Dessert-Inspired Design
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Whimsical Dessert Packaging Designs
Whimsical Dessert Packaging Designs
Hans & Gretel's Playful Packaging Draws from Fairy Tales
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5
Mexican Grill Garden Boxes
Mexican Grill Garden Boxes
Chipotle Made 'Home Grown Chipotle' Boxes for National Plant a Seed Day
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4
Viral Sex Toy Ads
Viral Sex Toy Ads
WOW Tech Group's 'Womanizer' Billboard Gainer International Recognition
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3
Interactive Tech-Motivated Design Companies
Interactive Tech-Motivated Design Companies
Patio Interactive Uses Experiential Marketing Tactics
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2
Surprise-Inside Shopping Collectibles
Surprise-Inside Shopping Collectibles
ZURU's '5 Surprise Mini Brands' Features Tiny CPG Items
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Kid-Focused Experiential Retail
Kid-Focused Experiential Retail
Camp is a Highly Active and Immersive Retail Experience for Kids
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