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Canva challenges Adobe with unique marketing tactics

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Canva Enterprise, a hot contender for offering design tools to non-designers, has been seeing significant growth. This rise has caused industry leaders like Adobe to refocus their services toward business and marketing demographics. Both Adobe GenStudio and Canva Magic Studio are superior in making regular updates to outshine their competition.

The rivalry between these two giants continues, with Adobe introducing an answer to Canva’s vast template library and Canva launching a cloud-based service that rivals Adobe’s renowned Creative Cloud. The market leader amongst them remains uncertain as they vie for excellence and customer satisfaction.

To stir public interest, Canva adopted a novel approach by staging a corporate-oriented rap show reminiscent of Bill Gates’s promotional tactics during the 1995 Windows launch. This innovative mix of business and entertainment sparked much public interest.

Canva’s unique approach to outdoing Adobe

However, the effectiveness of this daring marketing strategy on business growth and customer engagement remains to be seen.

The Canva Create event offered a platform to showcase its latest design, marketing, sales, and HR tools. Canva’s social media creator executed the music performance, which was halted by a character portraying a CIO, echoing Eminem’s performances in 8 Mile.

The unusual marketing move triggered endless discussions on social media, with audience reactions ranging from enjoyment to astonishment. There were suggestions that Canva’s AI copywriting tools may have enhanced the song lyrics.

Despite criticisms branding the stunt as embarrassing, it seems to have been a valuable marketing gambit. An event that could have slipped under the radar has gained substantial attention in professional circles.

Defending the unconventional choice, Cliff Obrecht, co-founder of Canva, stated that they aimed to be themselves and not take things too seriously. Although the event was aimed at fun, it garnered over 50 million views, giving the brand significant exposure. This demonstrates the importance of embracing uniqueness and authenticity in a saturated market.

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