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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Experiential Marketing for the Holidays – Top 5 Tips from the Experts

Experiential Marketing for the Holidays – Top 5 Tips from the Experts

With the holidays fast approaching here are 5 important tips to remember to help your experiential marketing connect with busy consumers in a positive and memorable way.
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Why Experiential?  New studies show experiential marketing drives behavior

Why Experiential? New studies show experiential marketing drives behavior

We live in a world of endless choices where new brands and fresh categories pop up with increasing regularity, all vying for a consumer’s attention and loyalty.  Couple this with a technological revolution – all news, all the time, unending...
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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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