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 rejection and rely on our confidence and training to overcome it.
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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

How to Use Location-Based Marketing to Capitalize on Holiday Spending Trends

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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Introducing Account LAB: How Our Strategy Team Can Benefit You

Introducing 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

The Rhythm of Advertising

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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Out of Home’s Remarkable Shift from Media Measurement to Audience Measurement

Out of Home’s Remarkable Shift from Media Measurement to Audience Measurement

The inventor of the Segway, Dean Kamen once said, “Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation” Out of Home media is currently on the cusp of just such a “once in a while” moment, a foundational chang...
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What is Experiential Marketing?

What is Experiential Marketing?

It goes by a lot of names…. "experiential marketing", "event marketing", "on-ground marketing", "live marketing", "participation marketing", or "special events". But no matter what name people use, it’s clear that there is one thing experiential marketing ...
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Intro to OOH: Pt 3 – How to plan your Out of Home Media

Intro to OOH: Pt 3 – How to plan your Out of Home Media

Recent changes in data & technology are transforming the industry into a media that can be planned with the same types of targeting and precision as other channels. With the wide variety of media options available, the variability of media efficacy across ...
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Out of Home and Commuter Travel Stats [Infographic]

Out of Home and Commuter Travel Stats [Infographic]

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5 Important Trends For Out Of Home Media In 2018

5 Important Trends For Out Of Home Media In 2018

As 2018 fast approaches, I see a number of key trends that will continue to dominate the Out of Home industry. Big data, digital strategies, location and audience analytics will continue the rapid transformation of the Out of Home media landscape, changing how...
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Why Should You Include Out of Home in Your Media Plan?

Why Should You Include Out of Home in Your Media Plan?

In this increasingly digital age, why should you be including Out of Home media? Why consider OOH when digital online and mobile are king? In this second installment of our 3-part series, “An Introduction to Out of Home”, we are going to touch upon not j...
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How to Reach Family Decision Makers: A New Media Plan for a New Lifestyle

How to Reach Family Decision Makers: A New Media Plan for a New Lifestyle

Marketing to Family Decision Makers has changed drastically over the last few years, as consumer behavior and media channels have shifted. How can marketers reach the Family Decision Maker? With a combination of digital media and Out of Home.
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How are Mobile Advertising and Out of Home Media Aligned? [Infographic]

How are Mobile Advertising and Out of Home Media Aligned? [Infographic]

We all know that the use of mobile devices is reshaping both consumer behavior, and the ways advertisers reach them. But have you stopped to think about how this newest media format relates to the oldest media format? Our new info-graphic shares some interesti...
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Millennial Mindset Pt 3: The Experiential Element

Millennial Mindset Pt 3: The Experiential Element

What if I told you the best form of advertising to reach millennials isn’t really “advertising” at all? – at least not in the traditional sense. Our lives are centered around relationships, and while marketers seem to think those relationships are all ...
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Expand Exhibitor Marketing Footprints With Unique New Promotional Sponsorships

Expand Exhibitor Marketing Footprints With Unique New Promotional Sponsorships

Trade shows and conventions are critical marketing opportunities for exhibitors. Many companies devote relatively large portions of their marketing budget to these events recognizing the benefit of the face to face meetings. One important part of trade show...
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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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The Booth and Beyond: Fundamentals for Your First Trade Show

The Booth and Beyond: Fundamentals for Your First Trade Show

Trade shows and conventions can be crucial marketing opportunities for exhibitors. We wanted to tap into the expertise of some of the newest team members’ of our Trade Show Marketing team, and share some of their knowledge on preparing for your tradeshow exp...
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The Numbers Behind Trade Shows

The Numbers Behind Trade Shows

Trade show marketing is one of the most effective ways to advertise in Out of Home. Here are some numbers that prove why that is.
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What is Out of Home Media? – An Introduction

What is Out of Home Media? – An Introduction

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A Tale of Two Retails: Why Real World Commerce is Still Key to Holiday Shopping

A Tale of Two Retails: Why Real World Commerce is Still Key to Holiday Shopping

The growth of online shopping has been a popular headline for several years now, you can hardly look at any advertising related news sites without seeing an article with dire pronouncements about the death of brick and mortar stores. But when it comes to the h...
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