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It’s easy enough to point to flops, but at Blue Orchid Marketing, we know that great success is impossible without assuming a little risk. In a recent post, we covered some not-so-great marketing mistakes made by big-time players in the not-so-distant past. For this blog, we’re taking a more positive tack, focusing on four successful campaigns that could serve as inspiration for your next marketing victory. Let’s dig in!

  1. Dollar Shave Club’s Viral Video Triumph

In 2012, Dollar Shave Club (DSC) “won the internet” with their hilarious and irreverent launch video. Garnering over 25 million views in just a month, it not only introduced the brand but also challenged the dominance of established competitors in the shaving industry. This campaign serves as a prime example of how creative and engaging content can propel brand awareness and disrupt even the most saturated markets.

  1. Wendy’s Social Media Mastery

Wendy’s is renowned for its sassy social media presence. Their clever tweets often reference pop culture trends and engage in playful banter with competitors, generating significant online buzz. A Sprout Social analysis found that 42% of Gen Z consumers are more likely to remember a brand they follow on social media that interacts with them.

  1. GoPro’s User-Generated Content Wins

GoPro is a master at leveraging user-generated content (UGC) to promote its brand. By encouraging users to share their adventurous experiences captured on GoPro cameras, the company taps into a vast pool of authentic content that resonates with its target audience. It’s a winning strategy by the numbers: a Social Media Today report reveals that 84% of millennials say user-generated content influences what they purchase!

  1. Patagonia’s Purpose-Driven Approach

Patagonia, the outdoor apparel company, has built a loyal following not just through high-quality products but also by championing environmental causes. Their “Don’t Buy This Jacket” campaign, urging consumers to reconsider unnecessary purchases, struck a chord with environmentally conscious consumers and solidified Patagonia’s position as a brand with strong values. According to some estimates, 89% of consumers are likely to switch brands to a comparable one that supports a cause they care about.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Consider that each of these brands likely experienced a few missteps and stumbles on their path to the successes cited, then get to work on your next big win!

Wondering how you can emulate some of the marketing triumphs above in your own efforts? Contact us! You can give us a call today at 203-746-5901 or send us an email at to learn more about our digital marketing services. We look forward to hearing from you.