"Thank you for all your help… the feedback from the team has been nothing but positive.” EMEA Brand Manager
Brand Engagement - Oakley - Sales & Marketing Conference


'Inspired' and 'Obsessed' brand ambassadors


Adoption of event app (way over target)


Olympic GB cyclist in a paper boiler suit

The Oakley brand team wanted to use their annual sales summit to energise and inspire their retail teams, and to send them back to their shops as a team of ‘obsessed’ brand ambassadors.

The Challenge

Generally, the Oakley Sales & Marketing summit had delivered a very traditional agenda. However, the Leadership team was determined to create an unforgettable experience and change the way they do business in a way that would engage their people, drive performance and deliver results.

The Solution

INVOLVE was asked to help work on the summit and create a range of experiences and workshops that focused on delivering some of the key brand initiatives; Assortment, Merchandising and Training. However, we also recommended that Oakley maximise engagement in the lead up and beyond the summit, using a branded event app. Brand workshops within the summit included:

  • Promote the Best; Sell the Rest - A facilitated team brainstorm on how to influence retailers to promote Oakley as ‘Best in Class’, above and beyond other brands.

  • Merchandising Models - Teams brainstormed ideas on how to best present Oakley product at the point of sale. Using a paper boiler suit, teams captured their best ideas directly onto one of their colleagues boiler suits.

  • Event app - Helped increase engagement before, during and after the event. Management could run live surveys and polls, and delegates could share photos, ideas, and provide feedback for post-event measurement.

The Results

The event app showed that over 700 ideas and comments about the overall content were shared over the course of 2 days, meaning 240 European sales, marketing and retail managers left the conference aligned, up-skilled and energised by the strategy and brand plan.

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