Author archive for Kait Shea

April 19, 2016

Gallery: Inside Samsung’s New Experiential Flagship

Brands have been incorporating elements of event marketing into their brick and mortar locations for some time now, but with the opening of Samsung’s interactive flagship in Manhattan’s meatpacking district, the bar for experiential retail has officially been raised. Dubbed Samsung 837 in reference to its location on Washington Street, the 55,000-square-foot space is more...

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April 15, 2016

Namecheap’s Low-Budget ‘Where’s Waldo’ Stunt Goes Viral

Where’s Waldo? From March 11-15 you could find him wandering through the South by Southwest Interactive festival (SXSWi), attracting the attention of thousands of consumers as he sported the signature red and white-striped shirt and hat from the classic children’s books of the same name. “Waldo” in this case was Wesley Faulkner, social media manager...

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April 13, 2016

Nine Ways to Drive a Mobile Tour Strategy

From rolling toasters to khaki-clad buses, recent mobile tours have been boosting brand engagement at the intersection of creativity and innovation. Brands are pulling out all the stops, showcasing new products and services, changing public perceptions and reaching new audiences by taking their strategies to the streets. Here, a roundup of eight mobile tours that...

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April 11, 2016

Grumpy Cat and Friskies Unite for #CatConcoctions

Friskies on March 12 and 13 leveraged the influence of pop culture icon Grumpy Cat to promote its newest wet cat food offering, Cat Concoctions, at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival. The activation marked the fourth year the brand has teamed up with the frowning feline to create a consumer experience at the...

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April 4, 2016

Cool Effect Addresses Climate Change at SXSW

According to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, there are over 130 million Americans who are alarmed or concerned about climate change. With that in mind, San Francisco-based nonprofit Cool Effect took to the streets of Austin from March 11-15 to unveil the beta version of its digital climate change platform to the...

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