It isn’t so simple to find the right agency for your digital marketing strategy. Luxury brands need agencies with specialized knowledge about the art of luxury and why consumers continue to desire it.
— JAKE CANO, Executive Creative Director of Gregoria Group.
The key to marketing luxury is accurately representing the elevated quality, comfort, elevated living, and elegance that comes with luxury products. In short, it’s about getting every single detail right to evoke perceptions of refined living.
The idea of luxury is also changing as time goes on. More people are starting to identify luxury as something more personal, where the core brand pillars focus on similar values. Consumers now don’t just want a great product, they also want a completely personalized experience. Luxury brands must not only exist just to sell something. No, they must also communicate a sense of purpose.
To truly understand how luxury branding works, you have to know why consumers purchase luxury goods in the first place. You need a marketing agency that understands luxury. Traditional marketing strategies from run-of-the-mill digital marketers won’t work, because those who desire luxury products have different motives than the general market.
One reason consumers spend their money on luxury products is to show others they can afford them. The desire to prove you can achieve more than your neighbor isn’t anything new. In this case, your luxury product proves the consumer can afford a lavish lifestyle. They’ll often use ownership of luxury goods to console themselves if they’re uncertain about other aspects of their lives. In short, these consumers will spend more money to compensate for a perceived power deficit in their lives.
Some people buy luxury items because they appreciate the design, materials, and creative process that went into the creation of the product. This is particularly true for luxury fashion brands. Those who purchase Tom Ford, Dior, Versace, Givenchy may have many reasons for buying the items. But choosing luxury clothing over designer or off-the-rack clothing is very personal, and they usually will choose them according to their own taste and what the brand represents them. This includes those who will invest in luxury goods if they believe them to truly be superior quality.
Perhaps one of the most compelling reasons consumers purchase luxury products is because they long to own status symbols. Status symbols communicate to others that you have money and that you’ve “made it.” These consumers also believe luxury goods show what economic and social class they are in. In fact, status-seeking is a significant motivation for many luxury buyers. They long to inspire envy in others and use status symbols to display their wealth and power.
(Those who carry a subtle Saint Laurent, Celine, or an Akris silhouette are serving up sophistication, elevation and a fashion education.)
What does this mean for you? You can’t instantly brand something as luxury and expect it to stay that way. Loud signals are an easy shortcut, and your consumers know it. Good luxury brand marketers understand the influence and nuances of the market. They also must understand changing market trends to be able to keep your brand favorable among the elite luxury consumers. Your clients are as complex as their social media feed. The only way to “show them what they didn’t even know they wanted” is through obtaining insider information from services like WGSN… or having a staff like ours who read and visually read the multifaceted material world in which we live. It kills us. It also gives us life.
Elevated Brand Marketing Requires Specific Knowledge
Consumers need to feel like your brand evokes a luxury lifestyle before they purchase luxury-priced products. Once they reach that point, your brand also needs to stay a status symbol. Otherwise, your consumers will stop buying your product. If they feel like your brand is becoming too accessible, status symbols evolve past your product, or the perceived value declines in another way, your brand will fall out of favor.
Gregoria Group has specialized knowledge in luxury brands and simply-chic website creation to give your consumers the experience they expect. They understand the unique luxury brand marketing aspects, which are:
The Gregoria Group is passionate about fashion and luxury, and they can effectively market your luxury brand to an exclusive clientele. Whether you need a fresh approach to branding identity or eye-catching web design, they have the expertise to get what you need.
Contact Gregoria Group for more information on how to elevate your brand.