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MKTG Named Lifestyle Marketing Leader by Dentsu Aegis Network

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In conjunction with Dentsu Aegis Network announcing MKTG as a new global brand, the lifestyle marketing agency has also rebranded with this new logo mark.


It is a big day here at MKTG in the US and frankly, around the globe!

Today, October 19, 2015, Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) officially created a new pillar to organize around its support of lifestyle marketing and named MKTG to take the lead as the Network’s 9th global brand.

With that, other DAN agencies that work in lifestyle marketing, including Out-of-Home agency Posterscope’s experiential arm, psLIVE’s offices across Europe and Asia Pacific, South Africa’s Crimson Room and Australia/New Zealand’s Apollo Nation as well as leading US-based sports and entertainment consulting agency Team Epic, will be realigned as part of MKTG over the next 12 months.

What does this mean?

By this time next year, we are anticipated to grow from 450 full-time employees in two countries, to nearly 1,000 full-time employees in 14 countries, providing the same insights, creative solutions, execution and customer service our clients and employees have come to expect from us.

The move was done with two strategic objectives in mind….provide growth and development opportunities for our employees and to better service our client partners.

You can read the official announcement here.

We’re very excited about the new direction our agency has taken. The possibilities are endless and we can’t wait to keep sharing our journey with you. Stay tuned!

 

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October 19th, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Introducing World Class Training Labs

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MKTG is proud to be a part of this year’s World Class Training Labs. World Class Labs serve as both workshop and playground where bartenders explore the industry’s most relevant topics and practice new skills, all with the guidance of bartending luminaries. The Labs’ purpose is to honor, elevate and extend the craft of bartending, and the passion for it, throughout the industry. The Labs provide a platform for our Reserve brands to participate and provide “Best in Class” Training to the trade community.

A one day, 3 session, skills and brand training event leverages existing brand training content such as Tanqueray “classics and Ketel One “Food Pairing.”  Each training lab features World Class talent from either US, Global Markets, or Experts who also run seminars on relevant topics such as the Art of Presentation. Attendance at any of the World Class Training Labs satisfies the learning requirement for entering the World Class competition.

During the brand sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about some of the world’s most premium liquors. While learning about Don Julio, Ambassador and participants will travel to a local farm where a local farmer will lead a seminar on fresh ingredients. Ketel One participants will enjoy a hands on food pairing training session while Zacapa Rum participants will sit in on The Art of Show – Unlocking Flavor brand education.

The World Class Training Lab program began in early September and will continue through early February in several US Markets. Take a look below at photos from previous markets and stay tuned to MKTG’s social channels for photo updates as the program continues!

 

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The Canon Cupid Strikes Again!

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Everyone loves a good mystery, and we’ve got a doozie for you!

Just after we moved in to our new HQ in New York City this summer, several MKTG’ers have received mysterious love letters directly from our shared printers located around the office.

How are they anonymous, you ask?

Well, the shared printers don’t require a login when scanning a document directly to an email address. When you receive a scan, the sender is the specific printer that the scan comes from (i.e., Canon 2). There’s no indication of who sent it or when it was sent.

Here’s all the evidence we’ve uncovered so far:

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Think you know who the Canon Cupid is? That makes one of us.

Written by: Kristina Cappuccilli

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October 8th, 2015 at 2:23 pm

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Toyota Onramp Kick Off Event

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Attention fellow Bay Area innovators!

Do you want to share a big idea on the future of smart mobility in the Bay Area? Are you a car enthusiast? Then join us in participating in the Toyota Onramp 2015 Smart Mobility Challenge! Kick-Off begins Friday, October 16th and includes a test drive of the i-Road! Semi-finalists will present their ideas to innovators, investors and Toyota at Toyota Onramp 2015 – happening Friday, November 13th in San Francisco. Winners will earn the opportunity for future collaboration with Toyota and $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded.

Learn more about Toyota Onramp 2015 and sign up to compete today at toyotaonramp.com. Space is limited.

Be sure to follow @OnrampEvents for real-time updates!

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October 8th, 2015 at 1:53 pm

PepsiCo Introduces “F!ZZ” at World Maker Faire

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F!ZZ, PepsiCo’s’ newest, most innovative line of soda drinks made its show-stopping debut this past weekend at Maker Faire 2015. F!ZZ is a new way PepsiCo is looking at the future of carbonated-soft drink mixology, which they call “Fizzology,” that combines unique and unexpected flavors and ingredients to create an elevated and immersive consumer beverage experience.

Whether Maker Faire goers were attracted to the sleek & inviting, Willy Wonka-esque structure, the millions of bubbles that were being released over the course of the weekend or the upbeat music that was bumping and entertaining the consistent line of consumers eager to try F!ZZ, the popularity of the space surpassed all expectations.

The Experience:

Brand Ambassadors greeted Makers as they approached the entrance ramp and queued up groups of 10 to begin the experience. They began their sensorial journey by smelling flavored scent pipes which tied back to F!ZZ beverages that were offered. Consumers had the option to choose one of the six drinks that most appealed to them.

Each of the beverages began with a Pepsi-base pour, either Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Manzanita Sol or Pepsi and included unique toppings such as green apple cotton candy, strawberry pop rocks and watermelon foam to name a few. One of the most popular drinks of the weekend was the “Hulk Smash”. The Hulk Smash was made up of Mountain Dew with a lime flavor shot, coconut milk and was topped with frozen lime syrup threads, pop rocks and raspberry foam.

Once the consumer settled on a drink, the group of 10 headed over to the “Fizz Ed” station where they learned to make frozen strawberry and lime “dots” using liquid nitrogen. They also were able to sample the dots that they helped make which was a fun and tasty experience had by consumers of all ages. Once they completed their lesson, they headed over to the Pepsi Spire station to fill up their beaker with their base pours & flavor shots. Following that, they brought their beaker over to one of the “Fizzologists” who then finished off their drink with their designated toppings and “re-FIZZED” their drink with added carbonation.

The bubbles and buzz around F!ZZ not only attracted Maker Faire attendees but the Maker Faire Executive team as well. F!ZZ Grab Life by the Bubbles powered by PepsiCo took home the blue ribbon by winning the “Maker Faire Editors Choice Award” for our outstanding activation. This was just the introduction of F!ZZ and we’re excited to be a part of the F!ZZ movement and experience what the future of F!ZZ holds!

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September 28th, 2015 at 4:52 pm

MKTG NY Smoothie Challenge!

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In keeping with our health and wellness initiative for September, we decided it would be a fun twist to have an office smoothie challenge! We had everyone submit their favorite smoothie recipes, complete with a creative name, for a chance to win a prize AND have the entire office try the winning submissions!  These three took the crown:

“So What it’s Vegan” – 1 cup light soy vanilla soy milk, 1 scoop vega one choice-o-lot protein smoothie, 1/2 ripe banana, 1 cup of ice

 “ The Beyonce” – 1/2 frozen banana, 1 handful kale, 1 handful spinach, large spoonful almond butter, 1/4 cup almond milk, splash vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon, blend with 2 cups of ice

“Citrious Altius Fruitius” – 1 cup water, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 fresh or frozen banana, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 peeled and halved kiwi, 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup yogurt, 1 blood orange slice, 1 tsp coconut oil, 4-6 ice cubes

This past Friday we had a few of our best Brand Ambassadors mix the ingredients of the winning smoothies for everyone to try, and yes they were all delicious! Take a look below at our photo journey!

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September 28th, 2015 at 12:14 pm

MKTG and TopSpin Charity Welcome Clients and Guests to MKTG’s NYC Headquarters

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To celebrate MKTG’s new global Headquarters and to kick-off the football season, MKTG and TopSpin Charity welcomed clients, influencers and employees for a casual evening of fun, food and football!  We streamed the NFL kick-off game and soccer player, Olympic Gold medalist, and World Cup Champion Alex Morgan even stopped by to say hello! Take a look at the photos from this amazing night below!

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September 11th, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Smirnoff Rendezvous: EDC Las Vegas

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The world’s largest vodka brand continued their efforts to shun the pretentious vibes that has consumed the vodka category and be the brand leading the way for social inclusivity. Continuing of the momentum from their “Exclusively for Everybody” campaign launch, a massive EDM partnership with Live Nation tied the knot with what is one of the least pretentious communities. Smirnoff and MKTG Inc. did not waste any time and created the Rendezvous meet-up spot consumer experience seeking to build authentic relationships with Millennials by genuinely enhancing their festival experience. First up on the schedule, the Super Bowl of EDM festivals…

400,000+ dance music fans from all across the world gathered at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in June to dance from dusk till dawn at the Electric Daisy Carnival. Insomniac’s annual flagship event has grown into the western hemisphere’s largest EDM festival and this year’s event featured eight brand new stages that were curated specifically to offer different sounds from 150 Top DJs from across the world including: Hardwell, Above & Beyond, Bassnectar and many more. 

The Rendezvous’ was the perfect place to Refresh, Recharge & Reunite for all 21+ ravers, which made waiting for your tardy friends much more enjoyable. Refresh stations and charging pods let guests clean up and charge their phones while they sipped on custom EDC themed cocktails. Custom designed red bandanas were given out to guests and professional body artists enhanced looks with UV owl art. The shuffle stage gave fans a large platform to show off their moves which were projected to thousands of folks walking the Rainbow Road strip on LED screens outside the entrance. When everyone’s crew finally made it to the meet-up spot, a group photo in front of the Smirnoff daisy filled eyebrow and red cup art installation was a must before heading back out into the Madness. After 3 nights filled with fuzzy boots, fireworks and desert sunrises the kickoff to a busy year filled with 20+ major EDM music festivals was well underway.

Keep an eye out at your next EDM festival for the Smirnoff Rendezvous and have your crew meet-up with us there.

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September 11th, 2015 at 10:16 am

TopGolf welcomes MKTG’s Atlanta Office “FUNN DAY”

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Every summer, we in Atlanta partake in one of our most anticipated days of the year – FUNN DAY! (So much Fun we added another N). This annual office outing has taken on many forms both on land and on water. The various activities have always been part of FUNN Day’s uniqueness and charm.

This year we headed to the brand new TopGolf Atlanta Midtown – the second such facility in the metro area. TopGolf has become a wildly popular social golf entertainment center with locations popping up all over the country at a seemingly rapid rate – and we got to see why, first hand, how it can produce a memorable office outing. As they put it: Just picture a larger-than-life-sized outdoor dartboard – but for golf. And for a little friendly rivalry, the high-tech balls instantly score each shot’s accuracy and distance.

Everyone split into the various stations we had reserved and then the competition was on! With six players per hitting bay and some rounds of cold beverages on a warm summer day, everyone had a great time away from the office. Check out the pictures of our FUNN event and we encourage you to get out of the office when you can!

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September 2nd, 2015 at 5:09 pm

CÎROC Rocks Vegas and Miami

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In partnership with SBE Hotels, MKTG ideated and managed custom footprints at SLS hotel properties for CÎROC in Las Vegas and Miami Beach inspired by St. Tropez summer aesthetic and lifestyle. Aimed at engaging with the aspirational luxury consumer, these poolside activations featured branded spatial elements, VIP gifting and custom sampling mechanics executed thoughout the month of July. Over 5,000 consumers sampled with special appearances by MSTRKRFT, Matisyahu, and New World Punx. 

 

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August 25th, 2015 at 4:49 pm