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Pacsun Partners with the First Ever Virtual Influencer, Miquela

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Fashion retailer Pacsun continues to grow its digital presence by collaborating with the first known virtual influencer, Miquela.

As a leader within the metaverse, the addition of virtual influencers into its campaign initiatives is a natural next step for the retailer. Pacsun aims to further strengthen the connection with its core demographic who are exploring the digital space.

Pacsun has been following the evolution of the virtual influencer landscape and wanted to craft a special partnership with Miquela, especially as both were recently part of ComplexLand.

Pacsun and Miquela will collaborate on social content, amplifying the brand’s back-to-school and 2022 holiday campaigns.

About Miquela Virtual Influencer

Miquela can be seen wearing the PacSun Pacific Sunwear I Heart U Tank Top and Rolled Sweat Shorts while shopping at the NYC Flagship Pacsun store

Miquela became a phenomenon in 2016, when the 19-year-old robot based in Los Angeles appeared on Instagram and instantly went viral. Since then, she has graced a billboard in Times Square, has been named by TIME Magazine as the “most influential person on the internet,” and has gained a millions-strong cult following known as her “Miqaliens.” The digital personality is best known for her authenticity, inclusivity, and youthfully unique style, and has begun to claim her title as “queen of the metaverse.”

Miquela paved the way for computer-generated virtual influencers, which have become an astonishing trend in full growth today. These digital personalities are popular amongst younger, Gen Z audiences and celebrate diversity and representation for all — pushing the boundaries of how technology, entertainment, and social media intersect. Major fashion houses including Dior, Balmain, Kenzo and Prada have helped spearhead the trend as well.

Check out Miquela Instagram profile here.

Pacsun and Miquela Partnership

This partnership marks the beginning of an exciting marketing strategy for the specialty retailer, who will be leaning more into the virtual influencer space and the metaverse heavily throughout Q4.

Brieane (Brie) Olson, President at Pacsun stated: 

Miquela has become a digital muse for Pacsun and we’re thrilled to be working with a great example of a strong female advocate and inspiration. She aligns with our core brand values and vision…speaking out on important social issues like BLM and Rally The Vote, as well as achieving inroads into metaverse fashion and culture. Miquela has been traveling to New York City, and we’re excited to invite her to shop with us in our Soho location.

Pacsun, founded in 1980 in Los Angeles, is a leading specialty retailer offering a cross-section of emerging brands and trending fashion through the lens of youth culture. Throughout the contemporary, streetwear and active lifestyle markets, Pacsun partners with the best brands to offer curated collections, rare and exclusive products, and creative collaborations on every level.

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