Brandinc are the exclusive licensing partner for all official Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras merchandise.
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) organisation’s primary aim is to raise the visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities, celebrating their diversity and promoting acceptance of their rights. The Mardi Gras Parade is one of Australia’s biggest tourist draw cards, attracting visitors to Sydney generating an annual income of over AUS$30million for the NSW state.
Brandinc collaborated with the organisation on 1. product design – production & fulfilment, 2. design – creation & management of an e-commerce platform (visit webstore), 3. selling & staffing at live events.
To develop a branded merchandise range that could be used to generate revenue, elevate and enhance the brand, as well as providing quality memorabilia.
To satisfy international, interstate and local requirements for practical, fun and souvenir items – 3 tiers of merchandise were produced; event related, seasonal and all year round lifestyle products which crossed over into the wider community.
Brandinc produced 20 retail quality promotional products branded incorporating their signature infinity heart symbol. Products were distributed through a custom built e-commerce store, in retail outlets, at salons, stores, bars & clubs and at live events.
2014 was the first year in its history that the SGLMG had an official merchandise range and an e-commerce platform. There were 6,648 visits to the webstore with 185 purchases (7% conversion to cart). Through this channel, we created a stronger and more internationally recognisable brand.
Brandinc is the winner of the 2017 Australian Promotional Products Association Awards (APPA) for their Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras submission in the Non-Profit Category.
What the Judges Said:
“Good demonstration of how Brandinc considered SGLMG event as a whole, it’s attendees, values and focuses”
“The primary business goal is clear i.e. to elevate the brand and raise funds for the organization. Promotional material was unisex across today’s gender diversity”