2003 Archives - Event Marketer

2003 Archives - Event Marketer

December 8, 2015

Kyle Petty Charity Leverages Press to Build Awareness

Since its inception in 1995, the annual cross-country motorcycle trip featuring NASCAR celebs lead by Kyle Petty has logged more than 20,000 miles and generated more than $3 million for charity. The 2002 Charity Ride kicked off in Napa, CA, last June and traveled for eight days (covering about 400 miles daily). The Ride benefited...

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December 8, 2015

Fox Unleashes Live Penguins to Promote ‘Ice Age’ DVD

Even though Ice Age was already a major motion picture smash, you never know when the media will give a home-video release a luke-warm reception. Los Angeles-based Paradigm heated things up with an interesting p.r. campaign that scheduled live penguin appearances on national and local television stations to promote the new DVD. News outlets were...

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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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December 8, 2015

Kodak Promotes New Camera with a One-Market Program

Out to test a new PLUSDigital one-time-use camera among female teens in Detroit, USM&P created a simple, yet effective one-market program executed in malls, movie theaters and at special events. The product: A one-time-use camera (priced around $13) teens could buy off the rack, shoot and snap, then drop off at the photo developer for...

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December 8, 2015

Microsoft Touts Windows XP Pro with Human Kiosks

Microsoft reached out to GMR for a retail program heralding Windows XP Professional and the hardware that wears the software oh so well. The effort hit 42 markets and 211 retail stories (Best Buy, CompUSA, Fry’s, Nebraska Furniture Mart and J&R’s) nationwide last fall. Three “human kiosks”—field staffers with laptops and demo trays strapped to...

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