THE WIZARDEOUS FICTION OF HARRY POTTER-Marketing Strategy

 

 

The story of Harry Potter on the printed page and massive screen is simply as charming because the story of Harry Potter from a promoting and stigmatization perspective, and it’s one that all marketers and business owners will learn from.
Having gigantic fan base round the globe, Harry Potter’s long trail of books and motion pictures reminds us about its mammoth achievement worldwide and development of a brand in itself. Is it on the grounds that the books and motion pictures were so splendidly composed and pictured or is it something else that made it like that? The answer is the “enchantment of marketing”!! Yes, being rejected by 12 distributes with the principal book to be propelled in the year 1996 and acknowledged by Bloomsbury distributed house, from here, there was no ceasing!!

Whenever J.K. Rowling initially began to compose the Harry Potter books , she knew precisely how the characters and story were going to create. For a considerable length of time, fans asked her how the story was going to end, if Harry was going to pass on, if Snape had faithfulness to Dumbledore or Voldemort. She never let out the slightest peep, yet she told the world that she knew the answers. As an advertiser, it is vital to build up a system. Make objectives, and execute your procedure in light of those objectives. You will find that you will have more accomplishment with a vital methodology from the earliest starting point until the end than you will in the event that you simply make it up as you go.

 

Harry Potter was a business achievement on account of the showcasing procedures utilized the greater part of the accessible assets likewise referred to in specialized terms as Integrated Marketing Communication(IMC). IMC is the utilization of predictable brand informing crosswise over both conventional and non-customary advertising channels and utilizing distinctive limited time strategies to fortify each other.
Harry potter grew up to be a global phenomenon through word of mouth marketing by consumers.

 

Integrated Marketing • Unify efforts through consistent communications and messaging. • Surround consumers with branded experiences so they can self-select how they want to interact with or experience the brand. Times Square Jumbotron ads Knight Bus in London The Apprentice Contests. Artificial supply limitations led to massive per-orders. Price discounting, product tie-ins, and promotional discounts at store level for differentiation.

Brand Consistency and restraint • All brand touch points must communicate consistent brand message, image and promise. • J.K. Rowling as brand guardian and brand champion • Brand restraint means not overextending the brand — No Harry Potter on Happy Meals • Less merchandised than many other brands at time such as Shrek and Cars • Limiting brand extensions left fans wanting more and fed into pull marketing/tease and perpetual marketing.

Community development • Communities used to exist on fan sites and at fan events. • Potter mode puts some control back in the hands of the brand by bringing community to branded destination. • Focus on growing relationships and emotional involvement through the Potter more online community and beyond. Postmodernist first 14 days • Potter mode launched with content for the first book only and limited interactivity with a tease of more to come. • First two weeks after Potter mode launched: 22 million visits 7 million unique visitors 1 billion page impressions Average visitor viewed 47 pages .Average visitor spent 25 minutes on the site 5 million people registered 250,000 registered members had been sorted into Hogwarts.

Completing off with some exciting realities about harry potter movies (not a large portion of us know) (Buzz Feed, 2015):
Even then it took the owls six months to learn a way to carry the letters.
The doors at gringos actually work,it took three months to create the door they used for Bellatrix vault.
There was only one steps designed for the flicks.
Many of the portraits on the walls(the moving pictures) in Hogwarts were actual pictures of the solid and crew. For example, one of the portraits has production designer Stuart Craig in it.
All the potions they drank were actually soup.
Every exterior shot of Hogwarts was created victimization a model. It took seven months and 40 folks to create it.

REFERENCES

Anon, (2016). [online] Available at: http://Even then it took the owls six months to learn a way to carry the letters. The doors at gringotts actually work,it took three months to create the door they used for bellatrix’s vault. There was only one steps designed for the flicks. Many of the portraits on the walls(the moving pictures) in hogwarts were actual pictures of the solid and crew. For example, one of the portraits has production designer Stuart Craig in it. All the potions they drank were actually soup. Every exterior shot of Hogwarts was created victimization a model. It took seven months and 40 folks to create it. [Accessed 9 May 2016].

Anon, (2016). [online] Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/SusanGunelius/harry-potter-the-story-of-a-global-business-phenomeno [Accessed 9 May 2016].

Sprung, R. (2016). 5 Marketing Lessons from Harry Potter. [online] Blog.hubspot.com. Available at: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/19702/5-Marketing-Lessons-from-Harry-Potter.aspx#sm.00000cipcg1a6re0qwbwkoffql3yv [Accessed 9 May 2016].

Slideshare.net. (2016). Marketing Harry Potter. [online] Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/SusanGunelius/marketing-harry-potter [Accessed 9 May 2016

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