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August 28, 2014

Behind The Scenes: Coke’s World Cup Happiness Flag

It’s one thing to engage consumers in a campaign message. It’s another to weave them into the fabric of one, literally. For its global sponsorship of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Coca-Cola harnessed the power of social media to create The Happiness Flag—a 3,015-square-meter digitally produced photomosaic flag made up, pixel by pixel, of fan-submitted...

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August 28, 2014

Amex Unveils US Open Activation Facelift

American Express this year has upped its commitment to digital and social integrations at its sponsorship activations, first for golfers, and now for tennis fans attending the US Open tennis championships. The result is an all-new US Open American Express Tennis Fan Experience, complete with RFID, a text café, an augmented-reality “pro cam” and even...

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August 21, 2014

Social Media Top Tip: Social Currency

In this monthly series, EM brings you tips and tricks from pros and experts who eat social media marketing for breakfast. So eat up, and check us out on Twitter @eventmarketer and Facebook.com/eventmarketer for more. The definition of “social currency” has taken an interesting turn lately as brands have started to roll out campaigns that invite consumers to “pay”...

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August 20, 2014

Dispensing Brand Love: What’s Behind The Twitter Vending Machine Trend

In an age where consumers are cutting the cord, muting commercials and glazing over billboards, social followers and fans are worth something. Not only are consumers more likely to purchase from brands that engage with them on social media, they’re also learning about brands and endorsing brands from within their social networks. Enter the Twitter-enabled vending...

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July 10, 2014

Tech Strategy: American Express Swings Into RFID

American Express took its Championship Experience at this year’s US Open in Pinehurst, NC, into the digital age with the MyOpen Pass RFID Experience, its first foray into incorporating RFID technology into its activations. American Express is looking to expand RFID into other events, including its US Open Tennis, and perhaps music, activations. Incorporating RFID...

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