Hearst Autos Flaunts Its New Look at New York Fashion Week

"I think of every activation and interaction as having a consumer point of view," says CMO Michelle Panzer

Producer: Nick Gardner

Hearst Autos used an old school marketing method this week to tout its new look, with an eye-catching newsstand pop-up plopped in the middle of New York Fashion Week.

Execs began rolling out Hearst Autos’ new look, which is intended to “simplify” the brand, in June, said chief marketing officer Michelle Panzer.

Pop-up marketing has been part of that strategy, Panzer said, and kicked off with an ice cream truck that gave fans more information about the brand’s new look.

That pop-up marketing tool reemerged Tuesday as a bright yellow newsstand Hearst Autos built in Duarte Square near Spring Studios in the fashion-focused Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, where several runway shows are held.

People wearing bright yellow custom coveralls were on hand at the newsstand passing out yellow treats, including umbrellas and flip flops, to attendees walking between Fashion Week venues.

“I throw away what we would normally consider B2B marketing, and I think of every activation and interaction as having a consumer point of view,” Panzer said.

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