Our understanding of nostalgia, or “the intense longing for home”, has come a long way since it was first “diagnosed” in the 1600’s. Nostalgia has evolved from being seen as a cause of mental distress to being understood as a positive way of coping with it. It’s now viewed as a healthy way to remember the past, build our own identity by increasing self-esteem and social belonging, and even facing the future.
“Interesting etymological history but what does this have to do with video marketing?” you may be wondering. It turns out, this evolution is gold for marketers. Today, we’ll explain the psychology behind the power of nostalgia. We’ll also share some examples of brands successfully using nostalgia to tug at our heartstrings and our purse strings.