Fitbit has gained major traction in recent months, and its emergence in the marketing world is characterized by its industry’s finest offerings. Fitbit Local sweats out the stress of pre-purchase analyzation, granting users the ability to exercise, discuss and share with their community’s fitness ambassadors.
The Fitbit is innovative. It’s influential, and it’s created quite a buzz lately. As with many electronics, however, Fitbit is hindered by its consumers’ uneasiness. Active lifestyle electronics notoriously lead campaigns weighed by such issues, and Fitbit’s “way around” the consumer’s blocked path to purchase is incredibly inspiring.
Fitbit Local, reaching San Diego on January 16, is one of this year’s most intriguing technology marketing events. As wearable technology becomes increasingly prevalent, brand operators seek new ways to communicate with customers—tracking, talking and partnering with local community members. Fitbit Local lets consumers “get their steps” while exploring one of California’s most scenic areas. Mike Sherbakov, Fitbit Local Ambassador, leads the Torrey Pines State Reserve hike, inspiring community leaders with the Fitbit’s natural extension into professional programs.
The Community’s Word-of-Mouth
Active-wear technology is slowly adhering to the modern marketer’s design. Wearable technology, now, is viewed as a social inclusion to fitness lifestyles. The user’s ability to record, save and even share information, reminiscent of social media’s baby days, might soon become one of the Fitbit’s biggest boons.
Fitbit Local reflects this with its pro-lead workouts, talented trainers, all-level boot-camps and yoga cool-down session. These Fitbit Local additions serve a purpose beyond product engagement: social interaction. While Fitbit gains much-needed functional demonstration, users are placed within highly active environments. Fitbit Local Ambassadors, regardless of location, assist new and old consumers with information while prompting discussion on fitness lifestyle.
The Fitbit Way of Life
Of course, snacks, a raffle, a live DJ and giveaways are present. Sign-in-to-win programs are notorious at experiential marketing events, and Fitbit Local offers the entire package. Free monthly workouts deliver a communal aspect to Fitbit Local, driving information and mood with repetition and consistency. Fitbit Local entrants are among the brand’s biggest supporters, and community outreach within a small area is certainly conducive to the brand’s success.
Fitbit Local is a wearable technology leader, and its Fitbit Local program deserves two eyes of attention. As the training camp undergoes shifts and reaches higher attention, Fitbit, as a company, will certainly provide new, innovative marketing solutions.