Kenneth Cole Launches 30YearsBold.com
After launching the company's 30 year anniversary with a February return to New York Fashion Week, Kenneth Cole continues the 2013 celebration with the September 12 launch of 30YearsBold.com. Designed to salute the company's 30 year heritage of being bold and making bold moves, the digital hub will link visitors to: the new Kenneth Cole Advertising Archive, a first look at This is a Kenneth Cole Production, a coffee table book celebrating Kenneth Cole's 30 year career in fashion and social engagement, a 30th Anniversary Digital Sweepstakes, as well as a calendar of 30 th Anniversary Retail Events and Mystery Offers.
Interactive Digital Ad Archive
Since the beginning, the Kenneth Cole brand has always used advertising to distinguish itself from the competition. Taking risks and provoking thought, the company has used its platform to discuss relevant social issues, while building meaningful connections with its consumers by promoting not just what they look like on the outside, but who they are on the inside.
Launching on September 12, a comprehensive, interactive digital archive will chronicle the brand's 30 year advertising journey.By accessing the archive, visitors will be able to dynamically search any Kenneth Cole advertisement using specific filters. After accessing the ads, consumers will have the option of digging deeper to explore more about the campaigns, and share the content they are most passionate about through a variety of social platforms including Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Tumblr.
This is a Kenneth Cole Production
Kenneth Cole has collaborated with Rizzoli on the publication of a coffee table book celebrating his 30 year career in fashion and social engagement. Featuring additional behind the scenes content in the form of augmented reality, consumers will be encouraged to scan a sticker on the book cover to download Junaio, a free mobile app, which will launch an image and personal message from the designer. In addition to the cover, select pages throughout the book have also been activated with augmented reality giving readers special access to insider video content about the designer and his company.
Designed by Lee Swillingham and co-authored by Lisa Birnbach, This is a Kenneth Cole Production, chronicles the upstart of the fashion designer who built his brand from humble beginnings in 1982 into a memorable brand powerhouse. Spanning his 30-year career, the book pulls back the curtain of Kenneth's world: from his earliest days learning the shoe business from his father to early days of building his empire; from branching out into clothing to being credited with making basic black the ultimate go-to color for sleek and stylish city garb; and from the origins of his powerful ad campaigns to his vigilant social activism.
On sale October 22, the book will be available at all Kenneth Cole stores worldwide, on kennethcole.com and wherever fine books are sold.100% of Kenneth Cole's profits from the book will be donated to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.
Book Tour & Designer Personal Appearances
The brand will be partnering with blogger Amy Levin of College Fashionista on a five-city book tour to support the launch.The tour, which will be comprised of a series of designer Q&A's at the top Liberal Arts and Design colleges across the country, will be moderated by Levin, and live streamed on Google+ Hang Out. Kicking off in October, his first stop will be FIT followed by visits to Berkeley, San Francisco Art & Design, University of Miami, and Miami Art & Design, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. The tour will conclude back in New York at the prestigious 92 Street Y where Fern Mallis, one of the fashion industries most legendary personalities, will interview Kenneth as part of her Fashion Icon talks. In addition to speaking at the Universities, Cole will be on hand to sign personal copies of the book which will be sold at each campus.