Today, we’re looking at another wacky promotional campaign.
We’ll also tie in some trending colors to the upcoming seasons, and see how one retail giant has thrown their hat into the promotional ring.
Usually, it’s KFC we’re referring to when talking about a fast food chain with an out of this world promotional campaign. But today, Jack in the Box and their mascot’s signature hat looked to capitalize on the solar eclipse.
Surely you can tell by now that this was a gag promotion, or as some would call it, #fakenews. They never actually expected to crowd source $66 Trillion, if it were that easy our country’s deficit wouldn’t be what it is.
Before you go any further, you should review our Hatswork Trend Series. We’re halfway through the Autumn/Winter 2018 seasons—we’ve published blogs for Women and Men so far. You can also do a refresh on all of our past seasons as well.
This article is all about the power of a neutral color palette, which is something we talk about in depth during our Trend Series. For a lot of apparel, but especially headwear, blacks, greys, and earthy tones dominate the market.
Walmart is the world’s largest company in reference to revenue. Fun fact, I can see their headquarters from my office, but that has nothing to do with this article.
In August, Walmart Promo Shop was launched, an online space where anyone can purchase branded or personalized merchandise. ASI polled their twitter following asking, “How concerned are you that Walmart has entered the #PromoProducts industry?”
- 21% – Not at all
- 35% – A little
- 25% – A lot
- 19% – We’re doomed!
It’s been a few months now, do you think Walmart has had an effect on the industry? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. You can also follow us on Instagram using the hashtag #hatswork.