Request for Proposal (RFP): University of Oregon Fragrance Branding Campaign
Organization: University of Oregon
Issued Date: 10/20/2023
Proposal Due Date: 11/14/2023
1. Introduction & Background
The University of Oregon (UO) boasts a storied history filled with academic achievements, unforgettable campus experiences, and a truly unique culture. In an effort to encapsulate the sometimes quirky and nostalgic memories associated with the UO experience, we are seeking to craft a fragrance inspired by some of the most distinct aromas on our campus: the musk of locker rooms, the earthiness of moldy classrooms, a hint of asbestos, and the familiar aroma of marijuana.
Our aim is to develop a fragrance branding campaign that resonates with nostalgic memories, reminds alumni donors of their transformative years at UO, and intrigues prospective students, thereby driving increased enrollment.
2. Project Scope
The selected agency will be tasked with:
- Research & Development: Conducting surveys and focus groups to understand the emotional connection alumni and students associate with these scents.
- Fragrance Development: Working with perfumers to craft a balanced, enticing signature UO scent.
- Branding & Packaging: Designing a packaging that reflects UO’s rich heritage and vibrancy.
- Marketing Strategy: Creating a campaign targeting alumni and potential students, emphasizing nostalgia and connection.
- Product Distribution: Ensuring availability at campus stores, alumni events, and online.
- Post-launch Analysis: Evaluating the campaign’s success and its impact on enrollment and alumni engagement.
3. Proposal Requirements
Proposals must include:
- Agency Overview: History, size, and previous similar projects.
- Campaign Strategy: Outline your approach, timeline, and milestones.
- Team Structure: Detail the roles and responsibilities of team members.
- Budget Breakdown: Provide a detailed estimate for the entire campaign.
- Portfolio: Past campaigns, especially those related to fragrance branding.
- References: At least three references from past clients.
4. Selection Criteria
Proposals will be evaluated based on:
- Experience: Proven track record in fragrance branding and marketing.
- Creativity: Unique approaches to encapsulating UO’s essence.
- Cost-effectiveness: Best value for UO’s investment.
- Alignment: Understanding and connection to UO’s brand and culture.
The University of Oregon believes that through this campaign, we can tap into a unique branding opportunity that will further solidify our position as an iconic institution. We look forward to partnering with an agency that shares our vision and can bring this unique project to fruition.
Note: The use of marijuana is federally illegal, although it is legal for recreational use in the state of Oregon. It’s important that the campaign adheres to state and federal laws and does not promote illegal activities or usage among students or the community.