A Piece of the Pie: Experiential Marketing at Large Events

A Piece of the Pie: Experiential Marketing at Large Events

Large-scale events seem like inaccessible and costly marketing channels. The reality is they offer awareness and audience reach to fit any brand or budget.
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Key Trends for Mastering Digital Marketing

Key Trends for Mastering Digital Marketing

Most marketing experts constantly struggle to keep up with digital marketing. These key trends will help you master digital marketing for your brand.
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How to Attract Customers with Localized Digital Marketing

How to Attract Customers with Localized Digital Marketing

Localized digital content makes the difference for brands of all types. As a location-based marketing tactic, it will put your brand on an audience's radar.
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How to Drive Enrollment for Health Insurance Brands Using Out of Home Media

How to Drive Enrollment for Health Insurance Brands Using Out of Home Media

Marketing for health insurance brands can be extremely challenging. They face several different complex and unique hurdles to acquiring new subscribers. So how can a health insurance brand stand out in the marketplace while facing stiff competition? How can th...
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What a $5M Super Bowl Ad Can Buy in OOH in 2019

What a $5M Super Bowl Ad Can Buy in OOH in 2019

This year, Super Bowl advertisers spent an estimated $5.1 million per TV spot to reach 98.2 million viewers. Here's our recommendation for spending in out-of-home media instead of a $5 million spot.
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Top Tech Trends Impacting Location-Based Marketing [Guest Post]

Top Tech Trends Impacting Location-Based Marketing [Guest Post]

In a world full of digitized interactions, location based marketers need to embrace emerging technology and understanding how to harness its dual nature of disruption and innovation.
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Changing the Way You Think About Event Spaces

Changing the Way You Think About Event Spaces

Break the conference room mold by innovating with unforgettable spaces and brand experiences that speak to your material, brand and audience.
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Trade Show Marketing Trends for 2019

Trade Show Marketing Trends for 2019

In 2019, we'll see trade show exhibitors and sponsors with a deeper focus and bigger investments in creating unique, interactive, memorable brand experiences.
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Betsy McLarney Joins Geopath Board of Directors [Press Release]

Betsy McLarney Joins Geopath Board of Directors [Press Release]

Betsy McLarney, CEO of EMC Outdoor, a nationally recognized, location-based marketing agency headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, was elected as a new member to the Geopath Board of Directors.
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Best of the Blog 2018

Best of the Blog 2018

As we enter 2019, we look forward with excitement at what new opportunities and developments lay ahead. We're eager to gain deeper engagement, more connectivity and a better understanding of the world around us. These are all major focal points that will make ...
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5 Important Trends for Out of Home in 2019

5 Important Trends for Out of Home in 2019

As the New Year fast approaches, we take a look at trends that are gaining ground in out of home. As marketers and media planners know, staying up on the latest technologies and innovations means future-proofing your business and creating a sustainable operati...
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Out of Home’s Shift from Knowledge to Skill-based Planning

Out of Home’s Shift from Knowledge to Skill-based Planning

The average consumer spends 70% of their time out of their home. Being able to reach them with relevant content or brand story is what makes out of home advertising a key component of the marketing mix. In this age of digital and big data, OOH planning and str...
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What’s Your SXSW?

What’s Your SXSW?

Every year, brands and agencies from all over the globe focus on connecting with the massive and trend-setting crowds that converge upon South by Southwest. But if the BBQ, interactive, film and music-infused flavor of the enormous event is not quite right for...
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3 Steps for Optimizing Your Trade Show Marketing

3 Steps for Optimizing Your Trade Show Marketing

Whether its brand awareness or a product launch, trade show marketing allows you to get the right message in front of the right audience at the right time and place. The key is to define your needs and embrace an integrated approach to build a campaign that go...
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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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Why is the Customer Experience Important for Your Brand?

Why is the Customer Experience Important for Your Brand?

Customer Experience is an integral part of all interaction between a company and an individual. Through careful and deliberate experiential marketing and customer service efforts, a company can expose an individual to a brand and continue to develop that relat...
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How to Use Location-Based Marketing to Capitalize on Holiday Spending Trends [Guest Post]

How to Use Location-Based Marketing to Capitalize on Holiday Spending Trends [Guest Post]

This time of year, people’s thoughts turn to the holiday shopping cycle. Forecasters predict a four percent increase in holiday spending. This marks a persistent uptick in the adoption of targeted marketing strategies by retailers who are using location base...
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Does Brand Authenticity Matter?

Does Brand Authenticity Matter?

We’ve all heard the popular slogans companies use to position themselves as socially supportive organizations. Since this positioning strategy can be a value-add for a brand, but it can also be perceived as disingenuous, it’s important that brands understa...
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Announcing Account LAB: How our strategy team can benefit you.

Announcing Account LAB: How our strategy team can benefit you.

At EMC Outdoor and EMC Events, we have officially launched our strategy team and named it Account LAB. This team acts as a strategic and creative plug-in, ready for engagement with you around your goals, challenges, and KPI’s related to out of home, experie...
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Meet Rainy McGrew, EMC’s Experiential Extraordinaire

Meet Rainy McGrew, EMC’s Experiential Extraordinaire

Rainy McGrew, is EMC Outdoor's Director of Insights & Development. Rainy is a woman who is always on the move, furiously exploring new ideas and clients. We ask her some questions about her background in Experiential Marketing, her perspective on the industry,...
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Innovating With the Oldest Ad Medium

Innovating With the Oldest Ad Medium

In recent years, Out of Home advertising has gained greater recognition as a core part of an integrated media plan. The digitization of assets is rapidly transforming how and why advertisers use it. With new technological advances, we look at what brands are d...
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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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What is the Power of an Experience?

What is the Power of an Experience?

Experiential marketing is one of the fastest growing areas of advertising, but nobody seems to talk about why it is so powerful. The novelty of experience makes our memories stronger, builds social connection, and impacts our perception and mental processes in...
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Digital Tactics for Trade Show Marketing

Digital Tactics for Trade Show Marketing

The rule of seven is one of the founding concepts in marketing: a recipient must hear or see a message at least seven times before they will take an action. For trade shows, it's important to deliver multiple messages to an audience. Digital marketing tactics ...
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Your Tradeshow Forecast: Experiential with an Abundance of Technology!

Your Tradeshow Forecast: Experiential with an Abundance of Technology!

Tradeshow marketers must engage their audience and measurement that impact. Integrated Experiential Exhibit Technology, or IEET, allows an audience to have a profound multi-sensory experience with a brand, while capturing impression data. As marketers embrace ...
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The History of Digital Out of Home [Infographic]

The History of Digital Out of Home [Infographic]

In the last half-century, we've witnessed the development of Digital Out of Home technology, which has brought new messaging and media planning capabilities to an age-old format. Reflect with us on the history of DOOH to get a glimpse of where it began and whe...
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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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The Rhythm of Advertising [Guest Post]

The Rhythm of Advertising [Guest Post]

I’ve come to think about advertising in a different way. There is a flow by which we live and a rhythm by which we walk, and if any of those things go off beat, we know it fast. When an advertising message falls into our rhythm, it breaks through and is on b...
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Destination Marketing Done Right

Destination Marketing Done Right

Out of Home and Experiential marketing can be the difference-maker for your travel and tourism brand. The strengths of OOH—a variety of formats and targeting techniques—make it a valuable strategy for a destination brand. Experiential marketing can create ...
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The Power of Good Creative

The Power of Good Creative

As advertisers, we want to put branding on everything under the sun to reach our target audience. The consumer's focus and attention are in high-demand and every brand is fighting for a slice of the pie. Good Out of Home creative grabs the consumer's attention...
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6 Common Planning Mistakes in Out of Home

6 Common Planning Mistakes in Out of Home

What advertisers who are new to OOH don’t realize is that there are many factors to consider when building a campaign, such as viable media formats, audience targeting, location, etc. Gain a better understanding of OOH and strategies that will increase its e...
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Repairing a Community Through Advertising

Repairing a Community Through Advertising

What comes to mind when you think of advertising? It can have a strong, meaningful purpose by creating awareness about an important value or idea. For the past 26 years, Camden County Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CCCADA) has filled the role of alcohol a...
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Out of Home and the Casual Consumer [Infographic]

Out of Home and the Casual Consumer [Infographic]

Out-of-Home advertising is something we encounter on a daily, even hourly basis. Paired with other forms of advertising, it can amplify any campaign. Check out the stats below and the story of Jane, your average consumer. Follow her on a routine day where Out-...
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Offline to Online: Integrating Your Out of Home & Digital Media Channels

Offline to Online: Integrating Your Out of Home & Digital Media Channels

A few years ago, most media buyers probably would have said that digital media = the future and out of home media = the past. Over the last couple of years, however, an increasing number of studies is showing that the two channels are more aligned than we migh...
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How to Create a Brand Presence Off of the Trade Show Floor

How to Create a Brand Presence Off of the Trade Show Floor

For many brands, trade show marketing is a major component of the integrated marketing mix because it offers such a unique brand engagement opportunity. With the right audience in the right place at the right time, it’s a no-brainer to market to them. How ca...
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Why Top Brands Spend More on Out of Home

Why Top Brands Spend More on Out of Home

In the latest World Advertising Research Center (WARC) Global Ad Trends report, it states “successful brands allocate an average 13% of their media budget to out of home.” Since reading the report, I have been interested in understanding more about these s...
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Using Sports to Engage and Connect with Consumers

Using Sports to Engage and Connect with Consumers

Successful brands position themselves to take full advantage of an opportunity by understanding consumers’ interests and by being creative and engaging. Sports offer infinite ways to reach your audience, and keeping your messaging around your teams, will all...
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Understanding the Trade Show Attendee Experience

Understanding the Trade Show Attendee Experience

Successful trade show marketing is about developing a media plan that aligns with and capitalizes on attendee behaviors in the market to accomplish a brand’s marketing goals. An effective trade show marketing strategy must be unique and specific for reaching...
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The ABCs of Out-Of-Home Measurement

The ABCs of Out-Of-Home Measurement

The methods for measuring out of home media have changed drastically over the last few years - if you haven't been paying close attention you might have missed out. Let us get you up to speed on where OOH has come from, and the exciting new tools that are just...
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5 Keys to Planning Your Experiential Campaign

5 Keys to Planning Your Experiential Campaign

The dynamics of today’s market and how companies reach consumers is shifting. To address the new market dynamics, implementing experiential marketing in your marketing mix is quickly becoming a necessity. The question is no longer if you should be doing expe...
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The Budget & The Booth: A Trade Show Tale as Old as Time

The Budget & The Booth: A Trade Show Tale as Old as Time

Exhibiting at your first trade show can feel like venturing into unknown territory. Doing your research and putting together a strong team are some key steps. Our guide will help you make sense of the chaos, maximize your budget and achieve your fairy tale end...
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10 Reasons Out of Home and Experiential Marketing are Essential to Strategic Account Planning

10 Reasons Out of Home and Experiential Marketing are Essential to Strategic Account Planning

As strategic planners, our job is to consider the most effective and creative approaches that we can bring to market based on our clients’ goals, maximized budgets and, hopefully, a mix of genius creative spin. As an out of home and experiential marketing st...
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Mobile Tours: A Cost-Effective and Impactful Way to Reach a Hyper-Targeted Audience

Mobile Tours: A Cost-Effective and Impactful Way to Reach a Hyper-Targeted Audience

A Mobile Tour allows a brand to maximize resources by designing a self-contained, fully-customizable, mobile exhibit space that creates a brand personality and easily travels where the target demographic actually lives, works and plays.
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The Numbers Behind Experiential Marketing [Infographic]

The Numbers Behind Experiential Marketing [Infographic]

Experiential marketing is becoming a more popular tool in the advertisers tool belt. Brands and agencies are realizing how it can effectively establish a one-to-one relationship with consumers, generate positive brand awareness, and drive customer loyalty.
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