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Explained: Barbie’s “50 Most Amazing Marketing Stunts,” Summed Up In This Thread


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One has to be living under a rock to be unaware of the massive buzz around Barbie, the film by Greta Gerwig based on Mattel’s iconic doll of the same name. The film is making history at the global box office having earned over $155 million in North America and $337 million globally in the first weekend. Barbie’s box office earnings have captured the imagination of the public largely due to the fact that Barbie clashed with legendary filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama Oppenheimer. While the film has left Oppenheimer behind in most territories– India being an exception – in terms of box office earnings, Barbie does take second seat to Nolan’s film in terms of critical reception. So, what explains Barbie’s dream run at the box office? As per one user, who goes by the handle “Aakash Gupta Product Growth Guy”, a large part of the film’s success can be attributed to the film’s stellar marketing campaign.

In a detailed Twitter thread, the user has compiled 50 of the team’s best marketing stunts. In a tweet, the user said, “Barbie’s opening weekend was $337M. That’s nearly 2x Oppenheimer‘s $174M. Warner Brother’s insane ”Operation Barbie Summer” is a big part of that success. These are 50 of the team’s most amazing marketing stunts,” proceeding to specify the marketing activities that took the entertainment world by storm.

“1. 3D ad in front of Burj Khalifa

2. Google Confetti for Greta Gerwig, Ryan Gosling, and Margot Robbie

3. Margot sharing “Meet Ryan Gosling” was on her list of things to do before she dies on Extra TV.

4. Building a Malibu Barbie dream house that can be seen from 10 miles away and available for rent on @Airbnb.

5. HGTV Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge with Ashley Graham

6.  All the other Mattel brands x Barbie

7. Barbie song by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice. 

8. EPIC main trailer with a giant blowout party, planned choreography, a bespoke song – and a hilarious preview of Will Ferrel and Greta Gerwig’s characters.

9.  Barbie at the DC Pride Parade.

10. Barbie-themed hotel 

11. Hilarious Ryan Gosling interviews like this in GQ Magazine

12. Barbie plane by Lockheed Martin

13. Architectural Digest tour of Barbie’s home

14. Billboards that speak for themselves [referring to pink billboards]

15.  Makeover of Sidney’s iconic Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club

16. World of Barbie travelling exhibit, now in LA

17. Barbie boat cruise in Boston

18. Indiscriminate out of home

19.  Secret Margot Robbie Letterboxd account

20. Actual Letterboxd Greta Gerwig interview. Greta made history with the biggest opening weekend debut for a film directed by a woman

21. 2001: A Space Odyssey-style teaser trailer

22. Ruggable collection 

23. Barbie x Video game

24. Barbie x Pinkberry

25. Barbie x Forever 21

26.  Fun ‘Looking Good Barbie‘ clip pre-release

27.  Barbie x ALDO Shoes

28. Barbie x GAP

29. Barbie x Impala Skate

30. Barbie x Bloomingdales

31.  Barbie x NYX Cosmetics

32. Barbie x Kitsch

33.  Greta Gerwig on Good Morning America

34. Barbie x Canada Pooch

35. Margot and Ryan at BBC Radio 1

36. Barbie x Swoon

37. Barbie X Cakeworthy

38. Barbie X Moon Oral Beauty

39. Barbie x Homesick Candles

40. Barbie x Beis Travel

41. Barbie X Funboy

42. Margot on CBS Sunday Morning

43.  Fun ‘Just Allan’ clip pre-release

44. Pink Xbox

45. The Cast with Michael Cera  [ECinema News]

46. Barbie-themed episode for Summer Baking Championship, Season 1, Episode 7 on  Food Network

47. How Margot became Barbie with Teen Vogue

48.  Fun ‘Just Ken Exclusive’ clip

49. Ryan and Margot on Good Morning America

50. An AI selfie generator: http://Barbieslife.a

51. Barbie x Burger King

52. Barbie at NYC Pride”

Take a look at the tweets here:

Check out the complete thread here

The user also noted, “The marketing team for Barbie clearly didn’t sleep or waste a single dollar in its $150M budget. It’s a great model for marketing teams: Websites. Interviews. Out of home. Big TV Shows. Licensing deals. They all come together to generate a world-class marketing experience.”

NDTV’s Saibal Chatterjee wrote about the film,Barbie, in essence, banks on straightforward fable-like means to present a pointed and imaginative survey of the pitfalls of male hegemony over corporate America and a hard look at where women stand in the real world and in the tactile domain of the imagination.”

In addition to Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, the film features America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell in other pivotal roles.

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