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How Men’s Wearhouse Partnered With Mavrck to Activate High School Creators For An Instagram Prom Campaign

How Men’s Wearhouse Partnered With Mavrck to Activate High School Creators For An Instagram Prom Campaign

The Challenge

Prom is one of the most important selling seasons for Men’s Wearhouse. With the 2022 season in full swing, Men’s Wearhouse, part of Tailored Brands, focused their efforts on an influencer marketing campaign highlighting its rentable line of prom fashions.

Using high-quality, influencer generated content (IGC) as its main tool, Men’s Wearhouse wanted to generate awareness about its easy, streamlined rental process, plus showcase the breadth of fashion options available at its stores.

This objective was achieved by sourcing and activating the best suited high school creators to represent the brand.

The Idea

In the spirit of high school prom season, Men’s Wearhouse wanted to activate content creators who are also high school students feeling excited about their upcoming prom. Additionally, Men’s Wearhouse wanted to activate creators with unique hobbies to incorporate into their content — such as interests in fashion, dance, roller skating, and more.

The goal was to showcase the rental process and fashion options offered by Men’s Wearhouse while encouraging these influencers to stay true to their own unique style.

Creators were asked to rent their prom fashion from Men’s Wearhouse and then create Instagram content based on two themes: something showcasing their prom ‘fit, and another recapping their prom fun.

In addition, Men’s Wearhouse wanted creator content to communicate the convenience and variety of the rental service, plus the staff’s helpfulness.

The posts included the required hashtags #MensWearhouse and #MWProm. Creator partners also tagged and mentioned @menswearhouse with the Paid Partnership Tag on Instagram, and allowed business partners to promote it, which enabled Men’s Wearhouse to share IGC on its brand-owned social media channels.

The Activation

To source creators for the campaign, Mavrck and Men’s Wearhouse manually selected a potential creator pool based on age and keywords in creator profiles that included things like “high school,” “sports,” “dancing,” “prom,” “fashion,” and more. Influencers who were invited to apply were asked to propose the concept they envisioned for the campaign so that the teams could have a clear picture of the IGC prior to its creation.

Mavrck and Men’s Wearhouse also sought to provide optimal, frequent communications; they provided a clear creative brief to creators with sample videos, images, and detailed dos and don’ts. The guidelines provided some constraints while also giving creators the freedom to deliver content that was unique and special to them.

In addition to coordinating the campaign’s sourcing and communication, Mavrck also helped to schedule the creators’ rental appointments at Men’s Wearhouse locations and provide personalized support to influencers who had additional questions.

Because high school students have many responsibilities and busy schedules, the Mavrck team made sure to incorporate several deadline reminders, plus a considerable time allotment for content creation and edits. Additionally, because frequent check-ins with clothing brands are a must-have, Mavrck also took the initiative to be highly communicative with Men’s Wearhouse stores to ensure that sizing, shipments, fittings, and more would not affect content production.

Creators were compensated with an agreed-upon cash incentive, delivered via PayPal after their posts were created and verified within 30 days of the campaign’s end. In addition to the cash incentive, Men’s Wearhouse covered all rental costs for creators. To easily track the campaign, influencers connected their social media accounts to the Mavrck platform, which allowed for content metrics to be pulled in automatically and enabled self-reporting.

In the end, 40 pieces of content generated 87.5K impressions and 6.5K engagements for an average engagement rate of 7.3%. Overall, this content reached 1.46 million people across Instagram and Facebook.

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Total Creators Activated

40

Total Pieces of Content

88.7K

Total Impressions

6.5K

Total Engagements

7.3%

Average Engagement Rate