Category: Retail

Case Study: Client names redacted to protect the successful.

Problem

In the athletic gear category, there’s no winning without loyalty.

In an effort to reimagine their loyalty program, HIDDEN launched the HIDDEN‘s Club, which sought to move away from commoditized programs hinging on repeat purchases and into engagements centered around personalized content, early product access and invitations to exclusive events.

The challenge was to drive incremental membership despite dismally low awareness levels that were hampering the U.S. rollout.

The initiative is an important one to the global athletic brand, as each new club signup represents a huge increase in customer interaction, leading to greater advocacy and global sales.

Human Insight

Customers are tired of the B.S. rewards game.

To up their loyalty cred, HIDDEN would have to build a membership platform that lived up to its promise: rewarding customers with unique, exclusive experiences instead of useless points—making it a true “club.”

Solution

Use products, not points, to draw them in.

What would be an appropriate way to entice customers? Create exclusive, limited-edition products and make those products the key to entry.

So we conceived and created a seamless end-to-end solution that bridged the gap between retail and digital. Once someone purchased an HIDDEN product at any retail store, all they had to do was scan a QR code on the hang tag, which would directly open a CTA to join the club. Newly minted members would receive a time-sensitive offer for one-of-a-kind gear (like custom shoestrings or limited-edition collector pins) which were immediately available at any nearby HIDDEN retailer. The more they engage, the more rewards they receive, opening the door to more VIP perks and experiences. Representing a win-win for HIDDEN in the hotly contested athletic gear category.

Locations

Seattle

Los Angeles

New York

Houston

Richardson

Providence

London

Bangalore

Chennai

Pune

Hyderabad

Trivandrum

Sydney

Melbourne

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Seattle

 

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Los Angeles

 

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New York

 

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Houston

 

Howdy!

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Richardson

 

Howdy!

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Providence

 

Yo!

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London

 

Hello!

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Bangalore

 

Namaskra!

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Chennai

 

Vaakkam!

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Pune

 

Namashkar!

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Hyderabad

 

Namaskra!

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Trivandrum

 

Namaskaram!

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Sydney

 

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Melbourne

 

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