Engineering Desire®

Chris Meyer is CEO of GPJ. Your event has been cancelled. Today it’s coronavirus, tomorrow it could be something completely different. Disruptive or catastrophic events aren’t new for those of us in the event industry—whether it’s a budget cut or a public health crisis, it’s these circumstances that push us towards innovation. Heading up one … Continued

Scott Kellner, VP of Marketing Scott is vice president of marketing at GPJ, with experience in marketing automation, public relations, advertising, product positioning, lead generation, SEO/SEM, sales management and executive leadership. This article was originally published on February 12 on Marketing Profs. Anyone who’s been watching marketing industry trends over the past few years will … Continued

(Article originally appeared in Forbes) Scott Kellner, VP of marketing for GPJ provides an overview of a few key trends that are making waves and providing value for global brands. Looking for a big bet to make next year? I believe experiential marketing is going to take center stage. The 2010s were the age of … Continued

Andrew Todd is Vice President of Strategy & Planning, based in New York. He works with a number of GPJ global blue chip clients on integrated marketing strategy and experiential planning, execution and measurement.   As people look for greater meaning in how they work, live and consume, sustainability has hit the mainstream. It’s become … Continued

As we wrap up what may have been the busiest fall season in the 105-year history of GPJ, we also take time to focus on our communities. Our offices around the world found time this season to give back to local organizations and to appreciate each other and our #OneGPJ family.  As we count our … Continued

On Giving Tuesday, Project Worldwide double matched employee donations through our Project Pledge program, and before the day was over, we’d reached our goal of $500,000 in matching funds for a total of $1 million donated by Project and its employees for the year. As a matter of fact, this is the second year we’ve … Continued

This is the age of experience. Credit card companies compete with each other to provide the most exclusive access to the most rarefied cultural events. Sports teams lift best practices from the world of music festivals to engage fans both inside and outside their moments and places of play. Retailers are transforming their former shelf-and-display … Continued

GPJ announces investment in the development of an experiential learning lab at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California (December 3, 2019) – The future of experience marketing and design is in expert hands as the world’s leading experiential marketing agency – George P. Johnson (GPJ), part of the Project Worldwide agency network – … Continued

GPJ Hits the Mark

There are many ways to quantify success. For GPJ, success is hitting targets for our clients, helping them realize the maximum ROI from their strategic experiential investments. The hard results of experiential marketing are easy to name; attendees getting hands-on time with products and specialists, becoming more educated about services, all leading to increased leads … Continued

GPJ’s history of creating and delivering powerful brand experiences reaches far and deep. We pioneered the development of the auto show exhibit and our history of quality and excellence continues to drive the experiential industry forward.  Our fabrication capabilities, skilled workforce, streamlined processes and vast network of supplier partners are second to none.  For over … Continued

It’s Time for Brands to “Meet & Greet” the Consumer Audience of Today Rodrigo Espinosa, VP, NA/LA Growth & Development Passionate advocate for the human brand. Integrated marketing strategist with experience in purpose driven brands, sponsorship, social media, sustainable practices and experiential marketing. 20 years in the business. Brand strategy and marketing have changed dramatically … Continued

A Rising Star

Andrew Churchill, Regional Account Director, GPJ Singapore Having only been at George P. Johnson for a year, Andrew Churchill has managed to demonstrate persistence in the pursuit of the agency’s global, regional and local account goals for 2018.  Proof is in his ownership of the agency’s entire Google business. When he joined, the agency made … Continued

Sharon Ricketts, Director of Strategy and Planning Sharon is an award-winning integrated marketing strategist with emphasis in experiential, digital, brand entertainment, public relations, content and sponsorships. “Tell Me I will forget Show me, I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.”4 Do we humans really have the attention span of a goldfish?1 As consumers … Continued

Sharon Ricketts & Doug Schultz, Strategy and Planning Sharon is an award-winning integrated marketing strategist with emphasis in experiential, digital, brand entertainment, public relations, content and sponsorships; Doug is a senior marketing executive known for strategically-led creative thinking that successfully connects consumers with brands. For tens of thousands of years, humans have been wired for … Continued

Seth Marquart, Director of Strategy and Planning Experienced, creative and highly motivated professional with over 12 years of marketing/communications experience. Audience Engagement = Brand Currency Now that the role of experiential has expanded within the marketing mix, how do we elevate each experience to continue to meet the latest consumer demands? Living in a digital … Continued

Jonathan McCallum, VP, Chief Strategy Officer at George P. Johnson Jonathan has spent nearly 20 years working in the agency world, transforming the way that GPJ applies the principles of brand planning and strategy. The marketing industry is notorious for jumping on the latest trend. Whether it’s shiny new technology, a breakthrough strategy or simply … Continued

Geng Giminski, Senior Event Manager  Geng has been with GPJ for over 10 years, and manages event logistics, security, transportation, equipment, communications, and so much more. His alternate title: Chief Purveyor of Positivity.  People ask what it takes and how long it takes to plan conferences. Depending on size, it can literally take years. We … Continued

How C2 brought some of today’s top experiential trends to life, with a creative twist Jessica Peterson, GPJ Strategist Jessica is an event strategist at GPJ with a keen eye on all things experiential.   C2 Montréal is known for being an eclectic experience. Designed as a ‘business focused’ gathering, the event encourages unconventional thinking … Continued

Auburn Hills, MI (May 21, 2019) – GPJ, the world’s leading experiential marketing agency, has announced the hiring of Sherri Ferren as Senior Vice President of Client Success. Based in Los Angeles, Sherri will co-lead the LA office along with Mike Rossi, EVP of Operations and acting GM, as well as, oversee new business development, … Continued

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.  Presented annually by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, earning a Communicator “of Excellence” or “of Distinction” brings added recognition to all the talented teams and industry expertise driving every event activation with our amazing clients.  From augmented … Continued