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 your brand, rest assured that you can have your own SXSW.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Experiential: A Natural Extension to Out of Home

Experiential: A Natural Extension to Out of Home

Experiential marketing tactics can add an additional robust dimension to your Out of Home plan, that brings a campaign together so that it is more than the sum of its parts.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 ways Out of Home can help drive your Educational Marketing

3 ways Out of Home can help drive your Educational Marketing

Is OOH the missing piece to your educational marketing plan? Throughout my years here at EMC Outdoor, I have assisted a number of agencies working with Higher Education clients in achieving increased web activity, more actions on campus and increased...
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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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Experiential Marketing – Another OOH Key to Memorability

Experiential Marketing – Another OOH Key to Memorability

Experiential Out of Home is not merely a cool gimmick to gain attention. It’s a proven tactic that elicits a deeper connection with consumers and greater memorability with prospects – thus, the perfect enhancement to any out of home campaign. ...
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Jennifer Stuart named Director of Events

Jennifer Stuart named Director of Events

Stuart will lead EMC Outdoor’s National / International Experiential Division: EMC Events Jennifer Stuart has joined EMC Outdoor (www.emcoutdoor.com) as Director of Events, bringing over 14 years of event marketing experience to the EMC Outdoor team. Bas...
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