VOICES ’23: An Employee Resource Group Celebration
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VOICES ’23: An Employee Resource Group Celebration

Voices is a central space for all GPJ Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to come together in a safe environment that supports and amplifies the voices of our community. Voices is more than a one day event. It’s a platform that unites us, in a safe space, to celebrate wins, talk through real issues, and have …

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3 Hybrid Events Challenges Marketers Aren’t Talking About

…And How to Address Them By Brendan Brown, VP, Head of Strategy and Ken Madden, SVP, Digital Engagement When the pandemic shut down IRL events overnight, brands shifted to whichever platform could get them live again as fast as possible. Now, over two years on, the efficacy of stop-gap measures is reaching its limit. Audiences …

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A Sustainable Future: Auditing the COP27
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A Sustainable Future: Auditing the COP27

By Katherine Beck, Executive Director of Strategy for EMEA (Stuttgart, Germany) One of my first initiatives, as a core member of GPJ’s Global Green Team, was to visit the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) & attend several business side events & assess the Green & Innovation Zones surrounding the climate change conference …

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Experience Results
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Experience Results

It’s been amazing to see the experiential industry recover from the pandemic, taking advantage of innovation accelerated by the inability to meet in person.  Our teams never stop pushing, advising, strategizing, and delivering for our clients. The results are relationships that last decades, and work that gets recognized worldwide.  We’re proud to share some of …

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The Future of Events, Powered by Technology
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The Future of Events, Powered by Technology

Technology has enabled event experiences, powering attendee journeys for years. It has been a long, steady evolution mixed with windows of rapid innovation driven by adoption of new technologies. The pandemic accelerated technology innovation, forcing everyone to take a deep look at how technology can truly drive experiences. As a result, we’ve hit a turning …

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The Colors in Between: Inclusive Experiences of Pride
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The Colors in Between: Inclusive Experiences of Pride

At GPJ, we believe inclusion enables growth. Diversity fuels innovation. Equity ensures that every voice is valued and heard. When we show up as our authentic selves, we create beautifully authentic work. As we’ve grown, we’ve learned that we need to be intentional in creating an environment that values each person and their unique background–race, …

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Engaging Hearts and Minds With Disruptive Experiential Marketing
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Engaging Hearts and Minds With Disruptive Experiential Marketing

What was the last brand experience that caught your attention…and we mean really captivated and stuck with you? Chances are, it was something unexpected, something that grabbed you in a way that was creative, surprising, and engaging – ideally, while still authentic to the brand.  Disruptive experiential marketing traverses in-person, digital, hybrid and now even …

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What’s New in Experiential, Vol. 10
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What’s New in Experiential, Vol. 10

The events industry is building positive momentum, as major events continue to return to in-person in big ways. Mobile World Congress hosted 61,000 attendees in-person As one of the largest world tech conferences—and one of the first major events to cancel when the pandemic began—MWC’s in-person attendance was up 3x from 2021 and crept up …

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Giving Close to Home for the Holidays
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Giving Close to Home for the Holidays

Even as our world becomes more and more global and connected, so too do we connect to our closest communities and people.  This year, each of our North America offices chose a nonprofit (or more than one) to give to that is near and dear to that office and community.  Below are the organizations that …

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Live From Your Event: Cinematic Streaming
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Live From Your Event: Cinematic Streaming

GPJ has been producing digital events and streaming for over a dozen years, with clients like Cisco, IBM, Dodge and Rodan & Fields. We’ve helped bring content to our clients’ customers wherever they are, and tailored to the medium and audience, whether it was a product launch, a sales meeting or a B to B …

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GPJ: Building Brand Stories That Deliver Results
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GPJ: Building Brand Stories That Deliver Results

fab·ri·ca·tion: The action or process of manufacturing or inventing something We Build Brand Stories World-class fabrication embodies everything from strategy and design, to the architecture and environment, masterfully coming together to tell a brand’s story. GPJ’s expertise dates back over a century, transforming ordinary spaces into extraordinary stories. The transformation can be seen with Dreamforce, …

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What’s New in Experiential: Vol. 6
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What’s New in Experiential: Vol. 6

Our strategy team is keeping an eye on everything experiential. Here’s the latest from around the world.  A rising wave of Delta variant cases across the globe is triggering an increase in protocols and policies for in-person experiences. Live and in-person experiences press on with enhanced safety protocols As the spread of the Delta variant …

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Leading the Way: GPJ’s Health and Safety Team
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Leading the Way: GPJ’s Health and Safety Team

    Contributors to this post include (L-R): Denise Croden, Executive Director, Integrated Production,  Geng Giminski, Senior Event Manager, Veronique Bredas, Event Producer, John Tulloch, SVP, Global Account Director   The health and safety of our teams, clients, partners and attendees has always been a top priority at GPJ, but in 2020, what that looked like …

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The Real VIPs: The GPJ Special Experiences Team
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The Real VIPs: The GPJ Special Experiences Team

Featuring Jennifer Lawson, VP Integrated Production The GPJ Special Experiences team is made up of diverse individuals who bring their various backgrounds, expertise and unyielding passion to create and execute immersive experiential environments with high production value. We offer white-glove, unique special experiences and we love what we do.  We’re the specialized team that manages …

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A Seat at the Round Table: Meet the GPJ Women Employee Resource Group
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A Seat at the Round Table: Meet the GPJ Women Employee Resource Group

By Elizabeth Del Forn Throughout history, we have seen and heard bold and powerful women working to create positive change. In the last decade, movements and activism including #metoo, Time’s Up, body positivity, canceling diet culture, equal pay, sexual violence, women’s reproductive rights, and plenty more, have demonstrated the continued resilience of women and the …

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Voices: A Platform for Advocacy and Action
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Voices: A Platform for Advocacy and Action

VOICES ‘21 was more than a one-day event—it was (and is) a platform for our employee resource groups (ERGs) to welcome our colleagues back from the winter break, to celebrate all we accomplished in 2020 and to kick off the 2021 work year. It was a day that focused on real issues that impact GPJ …

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Empowered People, Inclusive Cultures – GPJ’s EPIC Employee Resource Group
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Empowered People, Inclusive Cultures – GPJ’s EPIC Employee Resource Group

EPIC is GPJ’s employee resource group for multicultural employees. We tackle big issues and have big plans to shift diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) within our organization and industry, so we needed a big name (an epic one). EPIC stands for Empowered People, Inclusive Cultures. We are culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented, and ready to use …

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What’s New in Experiential: Vol. 2
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What’s New in Experiential: Vol. 2

We’re back with more experiential trends from our strategy team. Enjoy, and as always, stay safe out there! New approaches to live events are being tested and trialed From virus-sniffing dogs, to new CDC guidelines, to a new initiative from the city of Chicago, event organizers continue to explore new ways to promote and encourage …

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What’s New in Experiential? Trends from GPJ Strategy
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What’s New in Experiential? Trends from GPJ Strategy

Our strategy team has their finger on the pulse of all things experiential, and they’re back with some recent trends.  The first CES Virtual is in the books CES Virtual is officially a wrap. While reviews about the event were largely mixed, much of the new technology on display (AR, 5G and 360-degree audio to …

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GPJ Announces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Manager

At GPJ, we believe inclusion enables growth, diversity fuels innovation, and equity ensures that every voice is valued and heard. Individuals shine and teams radiate. Every person, project, and product is elevated. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to announce that Noelle San Jose will be stepping into the role of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program …

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Experiential Marketing and Gaming: The State of Play
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Experiential Marketing and Gaming: The State of Play

READY UP As of this writing, we are heading into 18 months under COVID-19 conditions. With so many people keeping at home through waves of lockdowns, it’s no surprise that gaming is still on the rise as quarantines have created new fans. There have been multiple, well-documented success stories in the industry.  Animal Crossing: New …

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2020: The Perfect Year to Launch the Parents and Caregivers Group
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2020: The Perfect Year to Launch the Parents and Caregivers Group

Featuring Evan Strange (Left) and Kelly Olson (Right) 2020 has been a crazy year for everyone, and for parents and caregivers, the added stresses of a toddler barging in on work calls and the time needed to care for loved ones has made this a year that will never be forgotten (read: good riddance 2020!). …

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GPJ Employee Resource Groups: OPEN for Business!
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GPJ Employee Resource Groups: OPEN for Business!

Featuring Cody Eastman and Liya Hoshi It’s wild to think that it’s only been two years since the inception of our first Employee Resource Group (ERG), and what’s been accomplished in such a short time. From heartfelt dialogues around becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable to creating a full fledged Pride experience across 7 agencies and …

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The GPJ Contact Center: White Glove Service at Scale
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The GPJ Contact Center: White Glove Service at Scale

Featuring Penny Davis, Senior Manager The GPJ Contact Center based in Austin, TX, provides registration, housing and technology support to thousands of event attendees via telephone, email and chat technology. Supporting events like Dreamforce, Workday Rising and Adobe Max, it is a world class customer service center and our customer service representatives (CSRs) are some …

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