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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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