How to Build a Lagoon with Just a Bottle of Wine?
Strategy . Video Production . Brand Identity . Marketing
How can we effectively promote the Lagos Biennial of Contemporary Art and its sub-Saharan leg, "How to Build a Lagoon with Just a Bottle of Wine?" and ensure maximum attendance and engagement?
The Lagos Biennial of Contemporary Art is a prestigious event that brings together artists and creatives from all over the world. However, promoting such an event in a city like Lagos, with its unique challenges of traffic congestion, poor infrastructure, and low internet penetration, can be a daunting task. Akete Art Foundation, the not-for-profit contemporary art platform behind the biennial, partnered with VisualHQ, an event activation company, to develop a creative strategy for the event's promotion, production, marketing, and communication.
The journey began with a thorough understanding of the biennial's theme and objectives. The team developed a comprehensive communication plan that included flyers, videos, banners, and other materials that would be used to promote the event. The plan also involved identifying key influencers, media outlets, and community organizations that could help amplify the message. The team leveraged social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to reach a wider audience and engage with potential attendees. A strong emphasis was placed on creating engaging content that would not only inform but also entertain and inspire people. The team also worked closely with the biennial organizers to ensure that all the communication materials were aligned with the event's overall branding and messaging.
"Our mission for the Lagos Biennial of Contemporary Art was to create an immersive experience that would inspire and engage people from all walks of life. With VisualHQ's help, we were able to achieve this goal and create a truly unforgettable event."
"The partnership with VisualHQ was instrumental in the success of the Lagos Biennial of Contemporary Art. The team's creativity, professionalism, and attention to detail were second to none, and we were thrilled with the results. We look forward to working with them again in the future."
The partnership between Akete Art Foundation and VisualHQ proved to be a resounding success, with the Lagos Biennial of Contemporary Art attracting record attendance and media coverage. The communication materials developed by the team helped to create buzz around the event and generate interest among people who may not have been familiar with contemporary art. The team's creative strategy also helped to position the event as a must-attend experience and created a sense of urgency around it. The success of the event also had a positive impact on the Akete Art Foundation's brand, helping to position it as a leader in the contemporary art space in Nigeria and beyond.
The Lagos Biennial of Contemporary Art attracted over 20,000 attendees and received media coverage from over 30 local and international media outlets. The Akete Art Foundation's social media following grew by 25% during the promotion period, and the foundation received inquiries from several potential sponsors and partners. The event's success also helped to position the Akete Art Foundation as a leader in the contemporary art space in Nigeria, with increased recognition and credibility among industry stakeholders and the wider public.
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