Dave Sutton

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How Outstanding Event Marketing Boosts Brand Awareness [Infographic]

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Here’s an unexpected marketing strategy—go rent a house and paint it pink.

That’s exactly how Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz transformed his album release into a powerful brand storytelling opportunity.

To prepare for the release of Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, he rented a house at 1530 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta and painted it pink to match the cover of his new album. The inside of the house was decorated with hip-hop inspired art featuring work by local artists and paintings of Atlanta landmarks. Dubbed the Trap House, the Berkeley Park home first offered a pop-up nail salon where people could get their nails done for free. When this gained little traction, 2 Chainz shifted the focus of the house to offering community services like free HIV testing, painting classes, and church services. The physical Pink Trap House went viral on social media and became a must-see attraction for Atlanta locals and visitors. During the campaign, #TrapHouse was tagged over 300K times on Instagram.

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