In 2018, MetLife began planning for a special event in New York City: the Broker and Consultant Summit. The conference represented a fantastic opportunity for the brand to connect with affiliates, share key learnings about the fast-moving world of workplace benefits, and help advisers adapt, grow and thrive.
With so much on the agenda, including inspiring guest keynotes, fireside chats and panel discussions, the MetLife events team wanted to make sure it stood out amongst the crowd.
What could easily capture attendees’ attention amidst a busy day of talks, networking and learning? A snack, of course.
The events team decided on handing out popcorn, which has long been a favorite at exhibitions and events. It’s easy to eat, smells fantastic, and grabs people’s attention.
Popcorn machine ordered, the team realized they could promote their brand further by designing bespoke branded popcorn cartons.
MetLife has a noble purpose that connects powerfully with consumers, and we have a bold strategy that includes differentiating our products, services and iconic brand in the marketplace.
Enter Refine Packaging. MetLife contacted us with a request for elegant corporate popcorn cartons that captured MetLife’s brand identity and the spirit of the event. The events team needed the boxes designed and delivered in just under two weeks.
Relishing the creative opportunity, our popcorn packaging designers got to work, creating mock-ups that effortlessly combined MetLife’s logo and brand colors with the outline of the New York skyline, where the event was taking place.
As well as creating a beautiful design, we also advised the MetLife team on critical factors like manufacturing paper, coating and dimensions, using our expertise to help the brand design stylish, durable and eye-catching boxes.
Designs approved, the events team gave us the green light to head into production. In seven days, we manufactured and delivered the bespoke popcorn boxes to New York City.
The branded popcorn was a popping success. Despite ordering a surplus of boxes, MetLife ran out of popcorn cartons by the end of the summit!
Not only did the cartons draw attendees over to the brand’s stand, but they served as free marketing. Event guests walked around the entire conference showcasing the MetLife brand and drawing more and more people to the company’s booth.
There's value in both the online and offline channels…working together to create the right experience for customers is going to be really important…if incumbents can get channel integration right, they can pull ahead of digital natives. Incumbents can have a significant advantage over time given the importance of offline channels in the branding and distribution of insurance.
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