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A Few Brands Who Did It Right at Coachella

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Coachella, once an underground music experience, over the years has transformed into a mainstream event drawing over 750,000 attendees in the last few years. The mere mention of “Coachella” brings to mind flower crowns and a festival that’s splashed across social media.

This makes Coachella an excellent option for brands who want to create experiential content and are looking to be seen amongst festival-goers. As many an Influencer frequents Coachella, brands get the opportunity to sponsor or entice them to organically promote their experience. Here are some brands that are creating FOMO for non-Coachella attendees:

YSL: YSL hosted a pop-up during Coachella’s opening weekend, dubbed The YSL Beauty Station. The activation included a virtual mirror for onlookers to “try on” different makeup shades.

The activation featured Kaia Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s daughter), who is a model and a well-known online figure. The activation recreated a gas station and featured high-profile Influencers to create a high-fashion beauty experience during Coachella.

Check out their Instagram for all the epic content.

Pantene: Along similar lines, Pantene set up shop at Coachella giving visitors the perfect combination of a hairstyle refresh and free WiFi. The company worked with Tash Oakley who promoted the message to her fans – looking fabulous with festival ready hair after a quick stop to the Pantene Style Lounge.

Hewlett-Packard: Hewlett-Packard stationed a brightly colored pop-up installation at Coachella both weekends, where it invited festival goers to indulge in creativity and take a breather. HP has Kyle Huber promoting the pop-up, through an aesthetically pleasing video. The house has tons of seating room for Coachella attendees who needed a break from the fun and the sun.

Oh, and best believe HP enlisted @Ourfire to create a TikTok number at the installation:

Cupcake Wines: In case you didn’t know, Coachella is held smack dab in the dessert, Indio Valley to be exact. This means it’s hot – both on and offstage. Cupcake Wines decided to brand with a purpose: this year they created frozen slushies topped with foam selfies. The brand partnered with Ashley Tisdale to promote the promotion and created quite the commotion!

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