Christopher Augmon Joins EMC Outdoor as New VP of OOH Media Strategy [Press Release]

Christopher Augmon Joins EMC Outdoor as New VP of OOH Media Strategy [Press Release]

EMC Outdoor taps business development specialist and media expert, Christopher Augmon, to join their team of account executives as VP of OOH Media Strategy.
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Finding My Outdoor Voice in Out of Home [Intern Spotlight]

Finding My Outdoor Voice in Out of Home [Intern Spotlight]

Since May, I've held an internship at EMC Outdoor. I'm grateful to be one of the 80% of students who intern at least once in college and 50% who intern more than once. The Out of Home industry and location-based marketing were exciting and new, and this intern...
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How to Leverage Your Emotions for Better Selling

How to Leverage Your Emotions for Better Selling

When you go through a full sales cycle, you experience the myriad of emotions which accompany it: rejection, fear, resiliency, purpose, fulfillment, defeat, and success. Closing a deal feels great, but the losses don't. We must learn to bounce back from reject...
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6 Traits of Good Relationship Development

6 Traits of Good Relationship Development

The key to being successful in sales is the ability to forge a trusting relationship with clients or prospects. Successful selling is dependent upon an established rapport, being likable and trustworthy, and a willingness to dig-in to a business to understand ...
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How to Build a Creatively Successful Team

How to Build a Creatively Successful Team

Success in Out of Home is about cultivating a collaborative (and creative) environment. It’s the people who are at the table. Combine talent, the process of agile thinking, and a culture of high performance teams, and you have the right chemistry for generat...
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From Directional to Behavioral – The Wedding Cake Model of Out of Home Media Planning

From Directional to Behavioral – The Wedding Cake Model of Out of Home Media Planning

Think of a wedding cake – close your eyes and picture it in your mind. It probably has several tiers, each one getting a little bit smaller as you move up – right? It turns out that wedding cake is a pretty good model for the evolution of Out of Home media...
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What is Out of Home Media? – An Introduction

What is Out of Home Media? – An Introduction

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Top 5 Questions About Out of Home Advertising

Top 5 Questions About Out of Home Advertising

I spend a good portion of the year traveling to cities across our great land, conducting meetings to introduce our services, explore potential partnerships and discuss the Out of Home landscape in general. One of the things I enjoy is creating an “a-ha” mo...
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The Link, The Bridge & The Billboard: Could Out-of-Home provide the breakthrough that unlocks Omni-Channel Advertising?

The Link, The Bridge & The Billboard: Could Out-of-Home provide the breakthrough that unlocks Omni-Channel Advertising?

The omni-channel paradigm is the Holy Grail of modern advertising, yet there have been significant obstacles in achieving it. Out of Home can provide a powerful additional touchpoint and tool by improving the ability to positively identify audiences (one of th...
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Millennial Mindset pt2: Creative that Connects

Millennial Mindset pt2: Creative that Connects

Millennials hate advertising. There, I said it. But we still need the essentials. We still want to travel, we want to go out, we want a better phone plan. So where do we get information? Sounds like a major conundrum, right? In part 2 of our series on millenn...
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Realizing the Full Potential of Out Of Home Media

Realizing the Full Potential of Out Of Home Media

For years, Out of Home has struggled with competing against other, more high profile media for budget dollars. But recent, major studies may change all that, showing that Out of Home has been overperforming, and undervalued all this time.
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Thoughts on my first OAAA Convention, or, What do Punctuated Equilibrium, Usain Bolt, and Thanksgiving Dinner have to do with Out of Home?

Thoughts on my first OAAA Convention, or, What do Punctuated Equilibrium, Usain Bolt, and Thanksgiving Dinner have to do with Out of Home?

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of attending my first OAAA/Geopath conference in New Orleans. With all the changes we’ve been seeing in the industry over the past few years I was excited to see where this was all headed. Out of Home media is ready to t...
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The Benefits of Partnership: How an Out of Home Expert Can Bring Focus to Your Media Planning

The Benefits of Partnership: How an Out of Home Expert Can Bring Focus to Your Media Planning

We as consumers commonly face situations when we have to seek out experts or professionals to handle tasks we either are unfamiliar with, or don’t have the time to handles ourselves. In the advertising world, ad agencies as well as brands can face the same ...
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Thriving Through The Years:  EMC Outdoor Celebrates 25 Years in Out of Home

Thriving Through The Years: EMC Outdoor Celebrates 25 Years in Out of Home

Like many outdoor advertising companies, EMC Outdoor was launched to serve a need, driven by a mix of intuition, vision, an entrepreneur’s willingness to take a calculated risk, and simply being in the right place at the right time. 25 years later our CEO, B...
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Mistakes, and How to Make Them: Lessons from Musicians

Mistakes, and How to Make Them: Lessons from Musicians

Musicians work hard to become experts at their craft, but along the way the become experts at something else: Makign Mistakes. Here's what we can learn from musicians and their endless ability to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and start all over agai...
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The Pleasures & Perils of Working Remotely: 7 Tips for Staying Productive

The Pleasures & Perils of Working Remotely: 7 Tips for Staying Productive

I never thought of myself as a trendsetter, though if I look at trend lines today, the ‘remote worker’ is being carefully watched as the wave of the future. As reported in the magazine Fast Company, 34% of business leaders...
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7 Tips for Navigating Your Company’s Technology Systems Change

7 Tips for Navigating Your Company’s Technology Systems Change

  Like a child, a growing company goes through predictable stages, from a desk crammed into a corner of the garage to a small, lean business, to a more complex enterprise level, on up to global conglomerate.  And just like...
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Small Business Leadership in the Age of Goliaths

Small Business Leadership in the Age of Goliaths

I came to the out of home industry from a background in finance, drawn to it for the amazing and efficient ways the media could drive small business growth.  It was the late 90s and the tobacco industry had just...
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Musicians In The Media Agency World

Musicians In The Media Agency World

I work with a lot of musicians. At EMC Outdoor we have all types: some with music degrees, those that perform in premiere choral groups, songwriters floating new work at open mics, someone diving deep into orchestral compositions, and a few...
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Building Relationships: Trust, Respect, and more Service than Sales

Building Relationships: Trust, Respect, and more Service than Sales

Trust and Respect, they travel on a 2-way street between account manager and client in any successful relationship. Before that happens, how do you get the traffic flowing both ways and back at you?  Well, lots of hard work, but...
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