Jessica Heasley

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January 28, 2010

How Brands are Turning to Events to Engage Baby Boomers

Iconic rocker Mick Jagger is one. So are big screen hunks like Viggo Mortensen and Richard Gere. And sex symbols like Jamie Lee Curtis, Christie Brinkley, Kerry Smith and Madonna. Yep the over-50 set doesn’t look like it used to Mavis. Baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are not only looking younger and living...

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January 28, 2010

Brands Squat Outside Film and Music Festivals to Save Money

Independent music and film festivals like South by Southwest and the Sundance Film Festival are unique engagement platforms with a seemingly unstoppable trajectory for growth. They attract an eclectic mix of A-list and emerging artists musicians filmmakers and actors. They provide hip and unconventional backdrops for media coverage. And they lure trendsetting consumers VIPs and industry...

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January 28, 2010

HP goes virtual

For a technology brand with the word “invent” as its slogan an early foray into the world of virtual events may not seem like much of a stretch. It was Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard after all who first staked out territory in Silicon Valley in 1939 founding one of the most successful high-tech companies...

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January 28, 2010

Leveraging Social Media

Facebook has more than 150 million monthly active users. Twitter visits have skyrocketed 1 400 percent in the past year. And according to a recent Nielsen report the time consumers spend on social networks has increased 73 percent since 2008. Yes social media is exploding all around us. Even our moms are giving it a...

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January 28, 2010

Bring live peeps online with virtual events

For many event marketers and their customers taking the leap into virtual events can feel like a trip to a foreign land. Whether they are using a virtual platform to complement or replace a live event marketers worry that their attendees won’t sign up won’t show up or won’t know how to participate once they...

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