Hinge Takes Dating Into The Afterlife With Refreshed Brand Campaign

Hinge Takes Dating Into The Afterlife With Refreshed Brand Campaign
B&T Magazine
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Hinge has unveiled its fifth global “Designed To Be Deleted” ad campaign, taking the platform somewhere brand new — the afterlife. The campaign encourages daters to go on dates and find love in person, cheekily bringing dark humour and deeper storytelling to what happens to the beloved app icon, Hingie, after a match is made on Hinge.

Actress and comedian Patti Harrison (she/her) portrays The Oracle, who celebrates each deletion of the app as the result of a new relationship.

Upon entering the afterlife, each Hingie meets The Oracle, who is responsible for reviewing the successful dating stories that led to their demise. Chaos comedically ensues when a long line of Hingies arrive and overwhelm Harrison as she welcomes each one. For the first time, the ads feature stories inspired by real great dates of Hinge couples. From two people with the same name to a shared conspiracy theory about the existence of New Zealand, couples are depicted through illustrations, and one Hinge couple is featured live as they relive their deletion moment.

“I’ve used Hinge before, and there aren’t many apps that are as accommodating to transgender daters. It’s great to see any app make an effort, but it felt like Hinge really made a meaningful effort,” says Harrison.

“Also, as a comedian, this was something where I genuinely agreed with what they are doing. It was a chance to help make dating even better for people”.

The “Designed To Be Deleted” ad campaign was first released in 2019. This fifth iteration — created and developed by Wieden+Kennedy Portland — speaks to Gen Z and young Millennial daters. The films will come to life in short and long-form films that will run in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. They will be released on YouTube and across social media channels on April 9 and launched on streaming platforms throughout April. The campaign will continue through early summer.

“‘Designed to be deleted’ brings to life Hinge’s goal of getting people off the app as Hingie – our furry app icon – lives to die,” said Jackie Jantos, chief marketing officer at Hinge (she/her). “We loved collaborating with all of our amazing partners in front of and behind the camera on this round of creative. It’s fun to celebrate real love stories from Hinge couples, and we hope these films bring some joy and encouragement to people on their dating journey”.

By highlighting the great dates and special moments of connection that occur when two people meet in
person, Hinge showcases how its in-depth profiles and unique features lead to authentic and meaningful
relationships. Hinge’s app experience and marketing continue to resonate with daters successfully
solidifying itself as a top three most downloaded app in 2023 in both its core English-speaking and
European expansion markets.




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