Adweek’s 2023 Experiential Awards

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Freed of pandemic-era restrictions, experiential was again in full swing in 2022 and 2023. Manufacturers and businesses have been empowered to take even greater dangers, beckoning a renaissance for the business. Our fifth annual Experiential Awards replicate a daring and purposeful period for a type of advertising that’s coming into its personal.

This 12 months’s roster of winners contains every little thing from a gamified dance flooring to an out-of-this-world live performance to a sanctuary for supply staff. Listed below are the manufacturers and businesses making their mark on the business.


Experiential Activation by a Journey Model

Surprisingly Savannah
Model: Go to Savannah
Company: Have interaction & Resonate

Go to Savannah

With the current introduction of nonstop flights to and from New York, Go to Savannah wanted to unfold the phrase quick. And what higher technique to give New Yorkers a style of the Southern metropolis than to convey Savannah to New York? Looking for to focus on Savannah’s historical past, venues, distributors, eating places and bars for potential vacationers, Surprisingly Savannah transported somewhat sq. of town proper into the center of the Huge Apple. With a 4D immersive expertise from the bottom up, the staff created a Savannah-style mini-vacation to entice New Yorkers to go to. The occasion was a smash success, with 400-plus company per hour all through. It additionally set a document for the best single-day foot visitors for Gansevoort Plaza, whereas taking part in an enormous position in boosting year-over-year visitors to VisitSavannah.com from the New York space by 50%. —Sara Century


Experiential Activation by an Auto Model

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Model: Dodge
Company: MotorTrend Group

Dodge

The Dodge Challenger’s legacy on the planet of inside combustion muscle automobiles is simple. This 12 months noticed the Challenger’s story drawing to an in depth with the discharge of the DC 170, the final of the road. Automotive media firm MotorTrend Group shortly set about making a reveal for this closing chapter that may stay as much as the legend. Tapping into the recognition of the annual Roadkill Nights in Pontiac, Mich., MotorTrend Group created the first-ever Roadkill Nights West on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The occasion introduced out greater than 10,000 followers to take pleasure in racing and rides, then dropped a shock headliner for the occasion—the launch of the DC 170. By way of livestream, fans all over the place watched because the Dodge was helicopter-dropped in and Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis spoke to the gang. The automobile ripped down the strip at 150 mph, wowing the viewers and ensuing within the DC 170 turning into a sold-out on the spot traditional. —S.C.