Biggest NFT Brands and What They’re Doing with NFTs
Jonathan Barbone
Jul 28, 2023
7 min read

Biggest NFT Brands and What They’re Doing with NFTs

Explore how brands leverage NFT collectibles to boost their marketing, drive customer engagement, and increase revenue.

An outlet of Louis Vuitton, one of the major global brands exploring NFTs

Major brands are increasingly embracing Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to stay ahead of the competition in the rapidly evolving digital landscape. Alexandre Tsydenkov, the founder of the NFT Paris conference also highlighted this shift in a recent interview with Decrypt.

He noted that mainstream brands are not just experimenting but are "fully embracing" NFT technology despite the challenges of the current bear market and added that the trend marked a departure from the speculative interests of NFTs to a more practical and innovative use of NFTs in various sectors.

So, in this article, let’s look at how some of the biggest brands have integrated NFTs into their business strategies and benefited from it.

Key Takeaways
Several top brands are embracing NFT collectibles to monetize digital assets, tap into new revenue streams, and launch innovative marketing campaigns resonating with their audience.
By leveraging NFTs, businesses can collaborate with artists, employ gamification, and offer exclusive perks, enhancing customer loyalty and long-term engagement.
Integrating NFT collectibles into marketing strategies empowers brands to harness user-generated content, generate buzz, boost awareness for organic marketing, and expand customer reach.


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1. Ubisoft

Despite previous challenges, Ubisoft continues to push forward with integrating NFTs into its ecosystem through the launch of its new "Champions Tactics" game as it can enhance player engagement and help the brand tap into a new market of traditional gamers who are also interested in digital collectibles.

NFTs can potentially facilitate the creation of a digital economy within Ubisoft's games. Players could trade NFTs with each other, use them to unlock special features, or even use them across different Ubisoft games, creating a more interconnected and dynamic gaming ecosystem.

Additionally, NFTs open up novel revenue models for Ubisoft. Beyond the initial sale of the game, NFTs can be traded or sold in secondary markets, potentially generating ongoing revenue for the brand.

2. Amazon

Amazon has entered the NFT arena with the launch of free collectibles on Prime Gaming, its latest gaming platform. This strategic move into the NFT realm, starting with gaming, serves multiple strategic objectives for the e-commerce giant.

For starters, Amazon owns Twitch, a leading live-streaming platform for gamers. By integrating gaming NFTs, Amazon can create synergies between its various platforms, enhancing the user experience across its ecosystem and potentially driving traffic and engagement on Twitch.

Also, Amazon has its own game development division. By exploring gaming NFTs, Amazon can potentially integrate these digital assets into its own games, creating unique experiences and incentives for players, and differentiating its games in a competitive market.

Lastly, Amazon already has a significant customer base interested in gaming, through its sales of video games, gaming equipment, and related products. Offering gaming NFTs is a natural extension that can appeal to this existing customer base.

In summary, Amazon's focus on gaming NFTs is a strategic move that leverages the company's existing strengths in the gaming industry, aligns with current market trends, and opens up new opportunities for innovation and revenue generation.

3. Starbucks

Starbucks launched “Pumpkin Spice Latte” digital stamps through Odyssey, its loyalty program to enhance customer engagement and attract new audiences.

The Pumpkin Spice Latte has become a cultural icon, symbolizing the arrival of autumn. By turning it into an NFT, Starbucks capitalizes on this seasonal hype in a new, digital format. This not only appeals to existing fans but also attracts those interested in digital collectibles and the novelty of NFTs.

Additionally, it provides Starbucks with valuable data on customer preferences and behavior in the digital space. This information can be used to tailor future marketing strategies and product offerings.

4. Christian Louboutin x Marvel

Veteran shoe designer brand and entertainment juggernaut Marvel recently partnered together to launch digital collectibles and their physical counterparts. This is an intriguing and somewhat unexpected partnership, especially when considering other brands like Nike or Adidas are more traditionally associated with custom shoes and collaborations.

But the unique collaboration is beneficial for both entities. Unlike mass-market brands like Nike or Adidas, Christian Louboutin is known for its exclusivity and unique designs. Associating with such a brand enhances Marvel's brand image, positioning it not just as a pop culture and entertainment giant but also as a brand that resonates with the luxury and high-fashion consumer base.

And for Christian Louboutin, this partnership is an opportunity to reinvent and modernize its brand image. Collaborating with a pop culture giant like Marvel keeps the brand relevant and appealing, especially to younger generations who are increasingly influential in the fashion market.

5. Casio

Japanese electronics giant Casio recently partnered with Polygon labs to launch Virtual G-shock, a blockchain-based community co-creation program to expand its G-shock watch range into the Metaverse.

The NFT initiative opens up new marketing channels for Casio and allows the brand to interact with consumers in the digital space, potentially leading to increased online engagement and visibility.

Additionally, the co-creation aspect of the NFTs fosters a sense of ownership and deeper engagement with the brand as it invites the community to participate in the process.

6. Panerai

Italian luxury watchmaker Panerai recently announced that it will include an NFT digital passport along with every watch purchase made after October 3, 2023. This passport will contain comprehensive information about the watch and is transferable to the next holder.

This enhances customer trust by addressing the issue of counterfeiting and even improves the watch’s value in the secondary market as it provides verifiable information on its provenance and authenticity, which is important to collectors.

Launch your digital collectibles with Dibbs

Whether it's through interactive games, generative art collections, or gamified experiences, NFTs offer brands a powerful tool to stand out in a crowded market and build long-lasting connections with their customers.

So, it's clear that integrating NFT collectibles into marketing strategies is a trend worth exploring.

Dibbs helps you take the collectible experience one step further by enabling you to tokenize your real-world assets and create a “digital twin.” This enhances the value of the item for customers in addition to unlocking unique experiences for them.

To learn how your brand can get started with creating digital collectibles for your brand, schedule a demo with us and we’ll get in touch with you shortly.

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Jonathan Barbone

Jonathan Barbone is the Senior Director of Partnerships at Dibbs. Jonathan was an avid Magic: The Gathering card collector as a child.

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