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December 28, 2015

Virgin Mobile Connects with Consumers at its Own Festival

Music is a natural for wireless service provider Virgin Mobile, one of the hundreds of companies formed and eventually sold by flamboyant entrepreneur Richard Branson. And what better place to hold a two-day fest filled with rock music, circus acts and other outrageous performance artists than the 25-acre Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD, the...

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December 23, 2015

Virgin Galactic’s Launch Takes Flight in Mojave Desert

This is the story of the maiden voyage of Virgin SpaceShip Enterprise and how the company known for being ahead of the curve showed 800 VIPs and members of the press on Dec. 7, 2009 in Mojave, CA, that it wasn’t restricted by anything—even the curvature of the Earth. As the first commercial “spaceline” celebrating...

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December 8, 2015

Virgin Mobile Gives Times Square the Full Monty

New wireless carrier Virgin Mobile stopped at nothing to shut down New York’s famous intersection last summer to announce its U.S. launch. The huge “Nothing to Hide” billboard draped over the Virgin Megastore gave a hint that something was up, and the crowd started forming an hour before the 10:30 a.m event began.  When the...

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October 22, 2015

Lady Gaga Dials Up Results for Virgin Mobile

As a sponsor of Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball concert tour, Virgin Mobile integrated its phone service, a charitable overlay and the pop icon herself into a multi-tiered program that offered unique engagement experiences for fans and “little monsters” alike. On stage during her shows, Lady Gaga dialed a Virgin Mobile-branded handset and had a conversation...

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October 22, 2015

Amping Up FreeFest Pays Dividends for Virgin Mobile

Music fans were wowed several years ago when Virgin Mobile announced that its annual music festival at Columbia, MD’s, Merriweather Post Pavilion would be free to the public. FreeFest continued to thrive, and it continued to offer up A-list bands each summer. A few years later, Virgin Mobile banked on that brand equity to create...

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