Specialising in the cutting-edge architecture required for the modern data centre – such as All-Flash, scale-out, software-defined and cloud-enabled infrastructure – Dell EMC are often known for their market leadership and completeness in offering due to their never-ending ambition for innovation.
With cold calling and channels such as social and paid media inundated with marketing messages, Dell EMC were struggling to get noticed by their audience, and their techniques didn’t resonate or drive a warm sales engagement.
Silver was asked to conceptualise and execute a campaign to introduce the concept and need for data centre modernisation in a way that engaged an EMEA-wide audience.
Direct mail was chosen as the main medium in order to differentiate the engagement from typical, and historically unsuccessful, techniques to leave a lasting impression due to its tactile and memorable format.
The piece included a self-activating Edison lightbulb, a personalised letter, and business card signed off by the Account Manager aligned to the account.
This creative was used as it aligned perfectly with the key campaign message of the lightbulb not being invented by continuously improving the candle – supporting the need for innovation over incremental improvement (or patches or upgrades in the IT world specifically).