B-to-C Events

January 28, 2010

Bumbershoot: An Underground Fave Spawns Innovation

The independent spirit spawned nearly 20 years ago by Seattle’s grunge movement still lives on at Bumbershoot—one of the nation’s largest arts and music festivals. In the shadow of the Space Needle sponsoring brands set up camp in an effort to grab a few minutes with finicky music lovers between performances by emerging artists and...

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January 28, 2010

Summer X Games Goes Family-Friendly

Now in its 14th year the once scrappy and alternative sporting event driven solely by youth and counter culture is being populated by 30-somethings who have homes jobs and kids of their own. Yet despite how much the first-generation fan base has changed its attitude remains the same—rebellious. (How else to explain all the pierced...

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January 28, 2010

Uniqlo Launches Underwear Using Human Vending Machines

Japanese clothier Uniqlo set up shop in the heart of Times Square on Nov. 18 to introduce its Heat Tech thermal underwear line to the U.S.  From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. New York’s huddled masses were invited to jump into a queue for a chance to receive a free pair of the brand’s signature...

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January 28, 2010

Verizon Wireless Kicks Up a Storm

To promote its new handheld device the BlackBerry Storm Verizon Wireless in November launched a series of promos in Atlanta Chicago New York City and San Francisco that had consumers grabbing among a flurry of swirling tickets for a chance to win the new phones and other prizes.

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January 28, 2010

Starburst Wraps GummiBursts Mobile Tour

Starburst this month is concluding a national tour designed to drive trial and purchases of its new Gummiburst liquid-filled gummies. The tour which debuted this fall and ends on Dec. 11 hit almost 30 college campuses across the country sampling gummies and engaging students with the chance to hop on stage and play in a...

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