Unboxing is the ritual moment of opening your package for the first time. It is the consumer’s first interaction with the product and an opportunity for a luxury brand to shine. Functionality is critical for a positive reaction and sustainability is important for the impression of the product and the brand.
Unboxing videos on social media are a very common way for consumers to share their experience and their relations to a product. For luxury brands today, it is crucial to grasp that opportunity. 54% of the product information we post on social media is perceived as recommendations – and as a result becomes free promotion for the brand.
The sustainability profile is an important aspect of the total brand experience. To an increasing extent, consumers choose brands whose values they share and that feel right in terms of lifestyle and identity. When consumers expect more from the brands they choose, they also expect more from the packaging. Not least when it comes to sustainability.
The 2018 assignment
Unbox your brand & package
The key word is unboxing. Create a sustainable, innovative and functional packaging concept that differs from the conventional solutions we see in the stores and in e-commerce today. Use a fictitious brand and create a unique unboxing experience.
Entry: A sustainable, innovative, functional packaging concept featuring a unique unboxing experience. Use a fictitious brand name.
Material: BillerudKorsnäs cartonboard – White, Artisan, Light or Carry.
Target audience: Modern urban consumers with high demands.
Market segments in focus: Cosmetics & beauty care, luxury drinks, premium chocolate & confectionery.
- • A one-page presentation of the packaging concept
- • Physical prototypes (3 sets)
- • Unboxing film (maximum 90 seconds long)
- • Digital presentation
More information to come
Detailed specifications of the unboxing film will follow – and an example will be published here on the PIDA site, showing the expected quality of the film. Practical info, such as application period, important deadlines, registration and event dates for each participating country will be announced shortly.
View the full brief
Download the entire 2018 brief. It includes the complete set of rules, the jury’s assessment criteria, detailed instructions and names of people to contact if you have any questions.