Author archive for Kait Shea

July 17, 2015

Meerkat vs. Periscope: Why live streaming is on the rise

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that live video streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope have been sneaking their way into the marketing mix since late last year. What does that mean for event marketers? Eventually, you’ll have to decide which real-time service is best suited for your brand’s marketing strategy (or if...

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July 16, 2015

Why Choosy Brands Are Choosing GIFs

From Twitter to Instagram, event marketers rely on social channels to engage with consumers before, during and after their activations. And while branded photos were once embraced as the industry’s most shareable social media assets, there’s a new kid in town. The future of live-event photo activations might just be the animated GIF. With so...

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July 15, 2015

Art of Patron Event Offers Multisensory Experiences

Patron Tequila on May 20 brought its brand to life at L.A. River Studios in Los Angeles where more than 500 influencers raised a glass to the brand’s Art of Patron platform. The recently launched campaign, which will offer multisensory activations in three other cities this year, pays homage to artisanal craftsmanship in all its...

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July 13, 2015

The Promises and Pitfalls of Using Drones at Events

Drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles. Remotely piloted aircrafts. Whatever you want to call them, they are on the verge of becoming heavyweight marketing tools. With potential for live streaming events to digital audiences, capturing unique content and delivering exclusive viewpoints, drones are all the rage in concept. But what is an event marketer to do when...

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July 6, 2015

FedEx Delivers a Social Media ‘STEM’ Strategy

FedEx challenged some of the world’s brightest young minds to complete a social media-based battle of wits as part of its sponsorship of the FIRST Championship, an international STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) competition that took place in April in St. Louis, MO. A sponsor of FIRST competitions since 2002, FedEx has long provided...

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