Electrified Experiences, Part 1
Industry

Electrified Experiences, Part 1

Written by Marc LeJay, GPJ Strategist A music lover and avid festivalgoer, EDC had always been on his bucket list. As it turns out, not only did he have the time of his life, but the festival changed the way that he viewed the work that he does as an experience designer.  Electric Daisy Carnival …

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Creative Tech Bytes
Industry

Creative Tech Bytes

v5.0 – The Tour de France gets an onsite AI powered avatar guide for the event. The “NeverEnding game” is coming for our free time, Meta publishes their latest open-source model “Llama 2” for enterprise applications and OpenAI is holding back multi-modal features due to privacy concerns.

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Creative Tech Bytes
Research

Creative Tech Bytes

v4.0 – IBM launches WatsonX foundation models for enterprise, Las Vegas builds the world’s largest ball (sorta) and the Texas Rangers are using AI to win their next championship by analyzing plays biometrics along with weather patterns.

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Creative Tech Bytes
Industry

Creative Tech Bytes

v3.0 – Fortnite and Nike team up, NASA convinces people to live in a real life Mars replica for a year and Github Copilot turns 1 with “1.5 Trillion in Global GDP”.

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Creative Tech Bytes
Industry

Creative Tech Bytes

v2.0 – Toyota is integrating AI into their design process, Roblox goes after an older demographic and Dropbox gets into the AI search engine game.

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Creative Tech Bytes
Industry

Creative Tech Bytes

v1.0 – ChatGPT continues to add more features, Google & Puma are getting experimental in the shopper space and we may get a new Beatles song thanks to AI.

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From Cutting Table to Cutting Edge
Press

From Cutting Table to Cutting Edge

“The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward.” Winston Churchill The more things change Then (c. 1914) Regional flag-maker and sail repair business. Today (2023) The world’s leading strategic experiential marketing agency. The more they stay the same

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Storytelling Beyond the Experience
Thought Leadership

Storytelling Beyond the Experience

Are you experiencing audience disengagement? Do you want to maximize your marketing budget? Are you leaving business opportunities on the table? Live Production could be the missing strategic element of your brand experience. Post-Covid, live events are revitalized thanks to a slew of new technologies, health & safety protocols and even greater audience options. But …

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Stories Matter
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Stories Matter

Year after year, event after event, why do we come back? What makes us stay? What makes the experience industry so special? GPJ ERGs, in partnership with Talent & Culture, interviewed several of our talented experience marketers. Hear some of the reasons why the very best choose to be at GPJ. “My favorite thing is …

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VOICES ’23: An Employee Resource Group Celebration
CSR

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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Designing Unified Experiences
Thought Leadership

Designing Unified Experiences

We are in a new era of emerging tech, rapid adoption and new audience expectations. For the experience industry, that means managing engagements over time and customers craving more personalization and access to their favorite brands. Growing movements in AI, chat bots, VR and AR technology allow attendees to experience the brand, but it can …

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No Small Achievements, Part 4
Press

No Small Achievements, Part 4

Black History Month is a opportunity to educate and enhance our existing perspectives and perceptions. In this final installment, we recognize Black pioneers and leaders who have forever changed our advertising, marketing, PR, events & experiential industries. Ana Aponte-Curtis Ana Aponte-Curtis was the long-time VP of Events for the NAACP and former Chair of the …

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Thought Leadership

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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No Small Achievements, Part 3
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No Small Achievements, Part 3

As we continue celebrating Black History Month, we learn about pioneers and contemporary trailblazers in the areas of diversity and social governance, moving the needle forward in our industry through their vision and dedication.

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No Small Achievements, Part 2
Press

No Small Achievements, Part 2

Black History Month is an essential time for reflection and national community; about honoring the past, informing the present and shaping a better future. In part 2 of the series, we highlight Black pioneers whose legacies have made the industries we support possible. C.R. Patterson, Patterson & Sons Charles Richard Patterson was born into slavery …

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Responsibility Travels With Us
CSR

Responsibility Travels With Us

Originally produced by GPJ EMEA Senior CSR Manager, David Baldig. On a recent trip to London, David Baldig shared ways to travel responsibly and resource-efficiently, summarizing his experiences into actionable tips. From choice of accommodations and means of transport, to mindful onsite stewardship, sustainability starts long before you book your trip. As GPJ continues our …

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No Small Achievements, Part 1
Press

No Small Achievements, Part 1

Black History Month is an essential time for reflection and national community; about honoring the past, informing the present and shaping a better future. In this 4-part series, we highlight lesser known histories, contributions and experiences of Black America from various walks of life, beginning with early pioneers and shifting to more recent figures. Most …

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The Future of Experiential Marketing, Part 2
Industry

The Future of Experiential Marketing, Part 2

Recently, GPJ CEO Chris Meyer had an opportunity to discuss our agency’s recent global milestones with Ready to Melt host, Suresh Vinkat, offering a chance to talk at-large about the global trends in experiential marketing and the hottest topics that will inform event strategies in the year ahead. Here is part two of the interview. …

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The Future of Experiential Marketing, Part 1
Industry

The Future of Experiential Marketing, Part 1

Recently, GPJ CEO Chris Meyer had an opportunity to discuss our agency’s global milestones with Ready to Melt host, Suresh Vinkat, offering a chance to talk at-large about the global trends in experiential marketing and the hottest topics that will inform event strategies in the year ahead. Here is part one of the interview: Last …

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Limitless Potential at CES
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Limitless Potential at CES

With the first big event of 2023 behind us, the hottest tech show in the world delivered an ideal environment to tell the biggest brand stories. Attracting an audience of 115K+ strong, more brands at CES are utilizing experiential to win over audiences to the next gen, life-changing possibilities that fill the halls of LVCC. …

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<strong>GPJ Boston helps children in need</strong>
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GPJ Boston helps children in need

In the spirit of the season, #GPJoy takes on many forms. Guest blogger and Boston-based Senior Strategist, Jillian Berry, shares one school community’s heartfelt joy received through the selfless giving of time, talent and generosity: Written by Jill Berry, Senior Strategist, George P. Johnson When my sister started working at a new school this past …

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A Sustainable Future: Auditing the COP27
Sustainability

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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