Happy Halloween! This spooktacular holiday is a great reason to dress up your content marketing – even if you don’t sell costumes or candy, a good tie-in to the holiday’s festivities will boost your brand’s visibility and catch consumers’ attention.
Let’s get straight to the treats. Here are 3 examples of Halloween-themed content marketing we think are scary-good, from brands you might not usually associate with Halloween:
1. IKEA Singapore’s Halloween Homage
There are some major Kubrick fans over at IKEA Singapore, and it shows in their new commercial released just in time for Halloween. The video of a young boy on a tricycle wandering through the dimly lit, creepy corridors of an abandoned IKEA store is a spot-on homage to Kubrick’s The Shining.
There are a number of movie references cleverly hidden in the minute-and-a-half video – as well as some strategically placed IKEA home items. Customers are encouraged to look for and then enter to win a Halloween contest over social media.
2. REI Zombie Outbreak Infographic
REI is successfully positioning itself as the first stop to make for supplies when fleeing the zombie apocalypse. The sporting goods store released a helpful infographic detailing “13 essential tools for surviving a zombie outbreak,” which teaches civilians how to use the recommended items to neutralize the enemy.
You can view the full infographic here, but my favorite tips are included above. Remember to follow through!
3. Trulia’s Haunted Open House
Real estate is not usually associated with Halloween, but Trulia may have changed that this year. They set up showings for a haunted open house, bringing in unsuspecting potentials buyers into a house rigged with creepy surprises like falling books, a life-sized rag doll reaching for them, and the undead homeowner popping out of her bed.
Trulia also released an infographic titled the “Housing Scare Report,” which surveyed prospective homebuyers to reveal spooky stats like if a former crime scene would be a dealbreaker on buying a home (59% said it would). You can view the full infographic here.