Posts Tagged: Event tech

How is creativity complementing digital and tech at MWC16?

Jordan Waid, vice president brand experience at FreemanXP EMEA, gives three examples of how creativity is complementing digital and tech at this year’s Mobile World Congress (22-25 February).

Mobile World Congress is taking place in Barcelona this week (22-25 February)

Invisible Creative

“The future is already here. It’s just unevenly distributed.” This William Gibson quote sums up the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is this invisible force that is working hard so we don’t have to, and Intel is helping us to understand this with their “Experience What’s Inside” campaign. The Intel Smart City demonstrated the invisible connectivity of our urban environment giving the visitor the chance to interact with various forms of the urban infrastructure – from a city train to wind turbines. Intel is perfectly poised to not only usher in the IoT, but to distribute it evenly.

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CES 2016 – the innovations that will enhance experiential brand activity

Alex Groom, comms specialist at Havas SE Cake reports on the innovations at CES 2016 that are likely to have a positive impact on experiential activity.

By now the bright lights of Las Vegas will just about have stopped flickering from all of the electricity sapped by this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and attendees will be back at their desks, excited minds buzzing with the potential of everything from drones to wireless charging.

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2016 – the year the event and tech worlds collide

2016 is set to be the year when the events world fully embraces everything that technology has to offer, says Richard Dodgson, founder & creative director at Timebased Events.

Brands can see the link between the use of technology and engagement with the consumer – from the use of mobile apps and everyday tech we know and love, to multi-sensory experiences and virtual reality. The idea is to improve efficiency, enhance the experience for the guest and engage them, not just to meet their needs but to surpass their expectations like never before.

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How cultural venues are adapting with technology

Gareth McTiffin, marketing and events manager at Merlin Events London, discusses how cultural venues are adapting their events by engaging with technology.

What is a cultural venue?

Generally conceived, a cultural venue is a building with national significance, and it comes in various forms from historical, iconic and heritage sites to galleries and museums. London, often referred to as the cultural hub of the world, boasts a range of unique and diverse venues.

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Drones: shifting power from creative director to creative coder?

The demand for drones to be integrated into brand experiences is on the increase. Adam Doherty, managing director and executive producer at immersive experience studio Marshmallow Laser Feast, explains their true potential.

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Adam Doherty

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Stepping into the world of wristband technology

The humble wristband has come a long way in the last decade. Now no longer simply the souvenir 17 year-old festival-goers refuse to remove, technology has meant it is making the lives of events producers and planners easier. Katie Deighton takes a look at three tech companies who are thinking creatively with wristwear from around the globe.

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