Author archive for Kenneth Briodagh

June 3, 2010

Mobile apps: The new takeaway at consumer events

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you haven’t. This is especially true in the world of mobile apps—those downloads you can drop on your Smartphone that do just about everything from turn off the lights in your kitchen from halfway around the world to track down the name of a favorite song just...

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May 13, 2010

Crest and Oral-B go 3D for Product Launch

When Crest and Oral-B launched the new 3D White Collection, a suite of whitening products that includes Professional Effects Whitestrips, Vivid Toothpaste, MultiCare Whitening Rinse and the Oral-B Pulsar Advanced Vivid Toothbrush, the companies decided that a plain old two-dimensional red carpet event wasn’t good enough. So they went to artist Julian Beever, who created...

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May 11, 2010

Virtual Event Innovations

Everyone has seen the virtual event lobby, right? There’s usually a rendering of a modern-looking conference center peppered with animated people standing around talking to one another. And there’s either a video or a central image of a person that acts as a concierge ready to instruct attendees on how to navigate around the environment....

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April 14, 2010

Green is the new red

Much like Vancouver’s ski slopes, Coca-Cola went ultra-green at this year’s Olympic Games. As the longest-standing Olympic sponsor on the roster, this year Coke committed to executing a completely carbon-neutral event presence, and according to inhouse estimates, the beverage giant succeeded. The initiative was part of the Vancouver Olympic Committee’s (VANOC’s) Vancouver 2010 Sustainability Star...

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April 7, 2010

Then and Now: Touchscreens

In our new regular series, EM revisits old event marketing trends to find out where they’ve gone since we first reported on them. Are they old hats and has-beens? Or is that past up-and-comer a future best practice that’s now an industry standard? In this installment, we focus on interactive touch screens, which we first...

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