December 11, 2015

Tech Breakdown: Amex’s US Open Water Wall

American Express is known for its ambitious activations, and on Aug. 26 at the American Express Rally on the River, the financial services giant delivered once again. To celebrate its long-running sponsorship of the US Open tennis tournament, Amex served up the first-ever hydro-interactive tennis experience at Pier 97 in New York City. The VIP...

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December 9, 2015

Five Tips for Leveraging Real-Time Video to Build Event Buzz

As photos give way to video as the sharable medium of choice, event marketers are leveraging real-time content to build buzz-generating stories around their experiences. Here, Ben Kaplan, ceo of PR Hacker, and presenter at EventTech 2015, takes you inside 9Lives cat food’s re-launch of its “spokescat” personality Morris the Cat at the South by...

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December 4, 2015

How to Turn a Single Event into a Viral Sensation

What do Hero Cat, Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” and a make-out session during the 2011 Vancouver riots, the picture of which was one of the three most published photos in the world that year, have in common? Each of the scenarios went viral, earning billions of views. But as Ben Kaplan, ceo of PR Hacker explains,...

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December 1, 2015

Delta Fires Up Campus Tailgate Events with the Celebration Grill

Delta Air Lines has landed at five universities this fall with its Delta Celebration Grill, where it is cooking up burgers, handing out branded premiums, offering social media photo sharing ops and adding members to its SkyMiles loyalty program. The aviation-themed grill is the handiwork of more than 60 Delta TechOps employees from seven departments...

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November 25, 2015

Beyond the Touch Screen: A Guide to Tangible Event Experiences

“Tangible” is the new “touch,” according to James Patten, founder and principal at Patten Studio, who presented on MIT’s blueprint for creating more effective interactive experiences at EventTech 2015, Nov. 2-4 in Las Vegas. “Technology has gone past the touch screen,” Patten says, adding that in events, the sense of touch is not engaged to...

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