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Throughout 2022 into 2023, live, in-person events returned to—dare we say—normal. And with that comeback came renewed inspiration and fresh takes on experiential marketing concepts. As we look back with our annual list of the most innovative brands, big-name players like HBO Max (now just Max) remain, while others such as Mattel enter the field seemingly out of nowhere, taking on a new life with extensive promotional campaigns and lots of pink.
From fan-focused activations to over-the-top outdoor installations, these 10 companies engaged attendees and consumers with experiential marketing strategies that moved the industry needle. Click the links below to learn how they did it.