“The more sensory representations of your brand you can include in your retail environment, the higher the brand memory and emotional engagement.” USP Solutions tested this theory in a study, which observed how consumers were influenced by the presence of a sensory demo tool in a magazine advertisement.
Sensory experiences trigger emotional responses engaging you with the brand and separating it from competitors. Sensory marketing tools are designed to do just that in the cosmetics industry, giving your product an edge over others.
While marketing on digital platforms can draw the attention of more potential customers, it does not hold the same power as sensorial marketing activities when it comes to forming brand-consumer bonds.
Sensory marketing is an important trend in the global beauty industry- especially when it comes to brand activation and brand engagement campaigns. Sensory marketing/branding involves reaching consumers using all five senses, and can intensify the perceptions of a brand greatly.
A study out of Kalmar University in Sweden found, "The multi-sensory brand-experience hypothesis suggests that firms should apply sensorial strategies...It allows firms through means as sensors, sensations, and sensory expressions to differentiate and position a brand in the human mind as an image."
In this day and age, the average marketing schemes or beauty brand activation campaigns just wouldn't cut it anymore. In order to stand out from the other beauty brands, you have to think out of the box which is where sensory marketing comes in.