After working over the summer at Premiere Creative as a Digital Marketing Intern, I decided to apply what I have learned (alongside my own research after the internship) and develop a marketing portfolio on a hypothetical app, Closet Optimization. This proposal serves as a project submission for an internships class while following certain requirements and thus only covers a few aspects of a full marketing strategy.
This marketing campaign is based off of a hypothetical app created in collaboration with my other peers in a previous course (Information Systems Analysis and Design), titled Closet Optimization (CO). CO addresses the problem that people face daily: What do I wear? Many people struggle to fully utilize the clothes they have in their closet. Some clothes get buried in the back. Others were bought on a whim and then never worn. Whatever the reason, CO aims for a thorough rotation of all the clothes in your closet by generating an unique outfit every day. To accomplish this, all users need to do is build a digital catalog of their clost into the app.
One of the main barriers to this idea is that manually inputting information such as color, category, photos, and descriptions for every single piece of clothing you own can be frustrating. For my marketing campaign, I want to advertise a hypothetical brand, XYZ, partnering with CO so that all their clothing items are already preregistered onto the app (with images and descriptions). All users would have to do is scan a barcode. Then, all the clothing information will be seamlessly integrated into their digital closet and ready to be used as a part of a possible outfit combination. If users would like to add or remove the predetermined image, descriptions, or categories, they are free to edit them as well.
As briefly mentioned in each strategy subsection, the timing for each marketing technique will differ in order to achieve the best results. The first part of this campaign will be the initial email and the social media post previewing the launch as a way to build excitement for viewers. The launch day email and social media post will be published next, a week after the pre-launch content and at the beginning of the month. Following the launch, CO will post images of XYZ brand products or showcase features of the app three times a week. Additionally, CO will continue to post regular, nonpromotional content as well. This is when material such as blog posts and social media posts will come in handy as a break from promotional material. The final email and social media post will go up announcing the near-end of the exclusive XYZ collection at the end of the seasonal rotation in terms of the fashion industry.
This marketing campaign aims to accomplish three main goals:
- Maintain customer attention, interest, and use of CO with new features that make the clothing inputting process more seamless for specific clothing brands.
- Encourage new users who were hesitating to download the app to convert.
- Develop a successful partnership with the hypothetical brand “XYZ” with exclusive clothing collection found only at CO.
The marketing campaign would be considered successful if it achieves these qualitative metrics, or better, based on industry averages (Moore; Reno; Zahay 67):
- Email: Increase unique open rate to 30% and click through rate to 1.5%.
- Blog: Increase leads and/or email subscription rate by 3%.
- Social Media: Increase traffic to website from social media posts by 1%.
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