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 internship meant the opportunity to learn and grow in both worlds.
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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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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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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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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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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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OOH: The Spice in Your Media Plan

OOH: The Spice in Your Media Plan

Chili is one of my favorite dishes to prepare for my family. There must be a million different recipes out there, but if nothing else, you gotta have some type of meat, beans and a sauce. Think of the basic ingredients to any chili recipe and compare it to tra...
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San Francisco | A Day in the Life of a Convention Attendee

San Francisco | A Day in the Life of a Convention Attendee

San Francisco is one of the top trade show and convention markets in the country and possibly the world. It also happens to be a fantastic city for food, drink, sights, and shopping. I often spend a lot of my...
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Digital Immersion & Its Impact on OOH – A Future Look

Digital Immersion & Its Impact on OOH – A Future Look

The first time I placed Virtual Reality (VR) goggles on my head, I was not too impressed with the immersion experience that I was having. The goggles were bulky, I was tripping over the tether cord, and I was accidentally...
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How can Out of Home complete the media puzzle? – Thoughts on the recent OAAA Conference

How can Out of Home complete the media puzzle? – Thoughts on the recent OAAA Conference

I left our industry conference, OAAA/Geopath #LookOut2017, a couple of weeks ago with profound excitement about where our industry is headed. All the right questions were asked as the industry is moving towards an embrace of technology, data and audience iden...
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A Day in the Life: Summer Festivals

A Day in the Life: Summer Festivals

I always look forward to this time of year -- when the weather is just right, the atmosphere in the city is hopping, and everyone is ready to attend a calendar of summer events. With so many options for summer events and festivals to choose from, what type of ...
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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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How out of home media helps reach continuing education students

How out of home media helps reach continuing education students

The adult student looking to go back to school not only has distractions at their job and family life, but is bombarded with messaging in the digital space. How do you ensure your message is getting delivered, standing out and making an impact?
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Millennial Mindset: A Day in the Media Life of a Millennial

Millennial Mindset: A Day in the Media Life of a Millennial

This is the first in a series that will look at millennials and how they interact with out of home media. This first segment goes through the daily interactions that a millennial can have on any given day of the week with OOH media.
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How to support your event with sponsorship strategies & exhibitor marketing tactics

How to support your event with sponsorship strategies & exhibitor marketing tactics

The event organizer is committed to producing a successful event for all its members in attendance. While there are many tasks at hand when producing an event, sponsorship-advertising solutions are but one element that requires special attention.
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Emerging Trends That Will Shape the Future of Digital Out of Home

Emerging Trends That Will Shape the Future of Digital Out of Home

Digital Out of Home media is on the verge of a change that will ultimately reshape the Out of Home industry. As the media moves toward a screen based environment tied to data & technology criteria like time, content, and contextual relevance will be the new p...
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Changing Aisles: How the shift to online shopping will affect grocery stores & marketing

Changing Aisles: How the shift to online shopping will affect grocery stores & marketing

The shift to online grocery shopping is poised to make a dramatic shift not just to the fundamental ways in which grocery stores operate, but also how grocery chains will market themselves in the future.
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Amplifying Your Digital Media Plan with Out of Home

Amplifying Your Digital Media Plan with Out of Home

Based on the level of investment in digital ads, agencies and brands alike have started asking critical questions…are we getting what we expect from our digital online ad spend? How can we be more assured that our message is getting to our consumer and movi...
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Summer is Coming: Use Experiential to Connect with Your Customer

Summer is Coming: Use Experiential to Connect with Your Customer

Summer is a time when you’re sure to see people outside, open to new experiences in the beautiful weather. Experiential marketing is the smartest way to reach your target audience to create positive lasting impressions, promote new items, boost sales and mak...
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Chicago | A Day in the Life of a Convention Attendee

Chicago | A Day in the Life of a Convention Attendee

Attending a convention in Chicago puts you in the middle of the largest city in the Midwest. With so much to do outside, why limit yourself to the walls of McCormick Place? We've put together a list of 7 Things to Do While in Chicago for a Convention.
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Summer Vacation: Reaching tourists in major markets with Out of Home

Summer Vacation: Reaching tourists in major markets with Out of Home

This summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans will take over 600,000,000 long distance trips (TripAdvisor). Combine that with the fact that in 2015 leisure travelers in the U.S. spent over $650 billion (US Travel Association), it becomes clear that...
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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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How are Conventions Thriving When Communication is at Our Fingertips?

How are Conventions Thriving When Communication is at Our Fingertips?

Desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Email, phone call, text, Skype, FaceTime, video-conferencing – with so many forms of digital communication at our fingertips 24/7, making clients just a tap away why is it that tradeshows are not just surviving, but thriv...
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A New Year, A New Lesson Plan: OOH & Data

A New Year, A New Lesson Plan: OOH & Data

Are you having trouble reaching potential students in a media saturated market? There is a need for a more focused and calculated media plan, utilizing data to reach potential students. Learn how big data can inform your out of home placements, and help focus ...
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Creative Hindsight is 20/20

Creative Hindsight is 20/20

Out of Home is a powerful strategy to help drive attendee traffic to your trade show booth, but the rules and regulations can be confusing at times. How can you maximize your creativity while encountering (and abiding by) hurdles? Our VP, Media Strategy, John...
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Fortune Cookies, Smoothies and Dog Food – Oh My!  An Experiential Update from EMC Events

Fortune Cookies, Smoothies and Dog Food – Oh My! An Experiential Update from EMC Events

With spring on the horizon it's time for an update from our experiential experts at EMC Events.
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3 Key Out of Home Advertising Trends for 2017

3 Key Out of Home Advertising Trends for 2017

Over the last decade, advertising has exploded from a handful of media channels. At one time, TV advertising reached nearly 80% of the population in one night. Today, the dominance of TV, radio and print has become more diluted with the advent of digital mar...
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Maximize B2B  / Trade Show Branding through Smart Outdoor Advertising

Maximize B2B / Trade Show Branding through Smart Outdoor Advertising

Today virtually every brand participates in an industry trade show as a means to stay current with new trends, launch new products and nurture business relationships. In fact, in a world where so much happens via email and on the...
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Proof That Out-of-Home Works & Provides a Link to the Mobile Consumer

Proof That Out-of-Home Works & Provides a Link to the Mobile Consumer

Do You Need Quantitative Proof That Out-of-Home Media Works? Are you a data-centric marketer with a brand or business that you’re trying to promote? Then listen up, for the brand new USA Touchpoints / Reality Mine study “OOH and Today’s...
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Out of Home: Making Smart Choices

Out of Home: Making Smart Choices

The outdoor media industry, now popularly termed out of home (OOH) advertising, has grown with warp speed over the last 20 years, expanding its scope and definition in unimaginable ways.  What used to be a portfolio of billboards, posters and...
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