In most African countries extreme sports have a small following and little relevance. In order to credibly infiltrate the market our Energy Drink client (who built their brand on the back of extreme sports), needed to find and capitalize on alternate activities that could be a substitute for conventional “extreme” sports across the African continent.
IGI worked with consumers to identify key subcultures, scenes and emerging activities across 9 African countries. We also identified the key influencers in each new activity and then develop an insight based activation plan.
By identifying the key activities and influencers the brand was able to credibly infiltrate the African market whilst staying true to their brand essence.
IGI recruited and hosted a series of consumer innovation workshops which allowed the consumer and the client to co-create product and services specific to the youth market.
IGI develop a series of bespoke consumer communities made up of opinion leaders and trend spotters in Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and The Middle East.
IGI hosted a series of consumer co-creation session where young consumers were tasked with designing new products.
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