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Domodedovo Moscow airport launched a project with Aroma Media to enhance the level of consumer comfort in the airport. The air inside the consumer zones will be fragranced with special aromas to make them feel comfortable and relaxed.
Why it matters
Does aroma marketing have a future in other areas of business?
What color of wallpaper should be shown behind a sofa on a furniture retailer’s website? Well, according to research, the color green makes consumers more sensitive to price, while blue wallpaper makes consumers more sensitive to comfort. We’ve had years to refine in-store marketing techniques; from layout and displays, to lighting, sounds - even the smells that make us want to buy. Now, the brain research behind in-store marketing has found a place online, and neuromarketing firms that specialize in how we choose what to click are seeing big business. Research also found that when consumers compared two items, they opted for the less expensive option. But when a third, more expensive item was shown on the page, consumers increased the amount they were willing to spend.
Italian supermarket iPer La Grande has created a new sub brand iNaturale that uses social media to connect with customers about environmental issues.