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Atlanta Let The Dogs Out

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As one of the many perks that makes our office a Top Workplace in Atlanta, we are proud to have an “open dog policy” every business day! And while we enjoy having a dog or two around the office during the average workday, we wanted to celebrate national Take Your Dog To Work Day by inviting all of our 4-legged friends for a day of treats, play, and cake.

On Thursday June 23rd, we hosted our very first annual MKTG Dog Day where we had 14 dogs come to hangout all day. In our warehouse we fenced off their own off-leash play area while every dog went home with special gifts including an MKTG sports jersey! Check out some of the photos because who doesn’t love tons of photos of dogs in the office?

Special thanks to Paisley, Toro, Pippy, Cocoa, Jackson, Clover, Boomer, Yoda, Guinness, Daisy, Ivy, Cooper, Samson, Ginger, and Ace for bringing their positive attitudes to MKTG Atlanta!

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June 27th, 2016 at 1:42 pm

MKTG Atlanta [Once Again] Named a Top Workplace!

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It is with great pleasure that we announce that we have once again been named as a Top Workplace in Atlanta!!! This designation is earned through employee surveys and employee surveys alone so it is a true testament to our rewarding work and our fun agency culture.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be named one of Atlanta’s top workplace for the 2nd year in a row”, says Peter Pearce, GM of MKTG Atlanta. “Given this award is based on employee sentiment, we’re very proud that the work environment we’ve created, and the values we live everyday have delivered against our goal to be a great place to go to work!”

Thanks [again] to the Atlanta Journal Constitution for recognizing MKTG as a Top Workplace for the second year in a row. We couldn’t agree more!

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May 4th, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Free Days With George National Tour kicks off May 3rd from NYC

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Bestselling author Colin Campbell and one very big dog named George will kick off a nationwide tour beginning Tuesday, May 3rd in New York to coincide with the official launch of the highly-anticipated memoir Free Days with George (Penguin Random House). The book has been named one of the Top 20 Editor’s Pick for Spring Nonfiction by Amazon Free Days with George is the remarkable true story of a 140-pound homeless dog named George and his adopted human Colin, who felt like his life was crumbling around him. George teaches Colin the real meaning of happiness and hope through their connection which transcends a lot of things we know about loyalty and love.

PEDIGREE® is a sponsor of Free Days with George which is supported by a six-week, 24 city tour highlighted by retail book signings, media interviews and visits to select animal rescue shelters. As a sponsor of the tour, PEDIGREE is not only supporting the adoption cause, they are also generously donating dog food to shelters across the country, furthering the goal of donating more than 10 million bowls to dogs in need in 2016.

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On Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Campbell and George will visit the Humane Society of New York located at 306 East 59th Street at 10:00 a.m. to bring awareness and assistance for all of George’s fellow rescue dogs. During the appearance George will visit with other rescue dogs in the shelter while Campbell speaks about their own journey which took George from being abandoned and homeless to becoming one of the most popular surfing dogs in California as told in Free Days with George.

On May 1st, 2016 at 1:00 pm Campbell and George will be hosting an official book signing launch event at Anderson’s Book Shop located at 96 Chatsworth Avenue in Larchmont, New York. Both Campbell and George will autograph books including one very special collectible paw print that only George can leave behind for fans.

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Free Days with George brings to life the PEDIGREE Brand ‘Feed the Good’ campaign, which is based on the simple insight that dogs and people bring out the best in each other,” said Melodie Bolin, PEDIGREE Brand Manager. “We are excited to be part of a tour that demonstrates the bond between dog and owner while also giving back to shelter animals in need. Throughout the tour we’ll donate to several of the shelter stops, helping provide these animals with the nutrition they need while contributing to finding them a loving forever home.”

The tour will continue on to New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe, N.M., Tulsa, Okla., Dallas, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Jackson, Miss., St. Louis, Nashville, Tenn., Asheville, N.C., Raleigh, N.C. and ending in Atlanta on June 10, 2016,

“George is the dog who changed my life. When I was at my worst, he was there to comfort me. He was homeless when I took him in as a ‘rescue’ but as it turns out, he’s really the one who rescued me,” remarks Campbell. Free Days with George is his story but it’s also the story of any of us who have experienced loss or heartache. It’s a book about love, hope and second chances that we all eventually need at some point in our lives.”

Information for pre-ordering Free Days with George here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/243531/free-days-with-george-by-colin-campbell/

You can visit Colin and George at

Website: www.freedayswithgeorge.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FreeDaysWithGeorge

Instagram: www.instagram/colintown

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April 27th, 2016 at 10:46 am

About MKTG Chicago’s MK and “Obvi, We’re The Ladies”

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Mary Kate Pleggenkuhle of MKTG Chicago and founder of Obvi, We’re the Ladies!

 

We’re bringing back employee spotlights, and this month’s spotlight is on our very own Mary Kate Pleggenkuhle from MKTG Chicago. Check out her Q&A below to catch a glimpse into what makes Mary Kate..well…Mary Kate!

Name: Mary Kate Pleggenkuhle

Position: Project Manager

Office: Chicago

Hometown: Elk Grove Village, Illinois

How long have you been with MKTG?: 2 years

Blurb on the back of your business card: “We’ll give you 50 bucks if you can say Mary Kate’s last name 10 times fast. We have no idea what the name means, but knowing this girl it could mean anything from 1) a complex philosophical theory (she’s been keeping a journal since age 11), 2) A synonym for whistling (she’s very good at whistling), or 3) The sound of terrible table manners (drives her absolutely nuts). Either way, what a name, right?”

What are you passionate about outside of work? Outside of MKTG, my passion project is called “Obvi, We’re The Ladies.” It’s a website I started my senior year of college.

Why did you decide to start X? I was so hungry for some kind of awakening and purpose while in college. I became very interested in women’s issues and feminism, and wanted to get a better understanding of how being a woman affected my identity as a human being. The concept of the site started as an opportunity for me to document my journey to understand these things better. I was going to write about my experiences in the world as a young woman, and hopefully find some people who would connect with me on a personal level, and in turn we would learn that we weren’t alone. I wanted to talk about women’s issues in a way that wasn’t generalizing or preaching or patronizing or disparaging to others with differing opinions, I wanted to talk about the issues in a way that was personal. Quickly, as more women became interested and involved, I found the purpose I had been searching for in the site I created!

Who else is involved? – I have an amazing team working on Obvi, and we’re constantly growing. I have two of my oldest friends, a few of my college friends and a whole bunch of women that I met through social media contributing essays. It’s amazing. A small portion of our team assists with editing, social media, and other behind the scenes responsibilities, and I run the ship. Some of the Ladies are my best friends, and I’ve still never met them in person!

What are your plans to launch? On May 1, 2016 we are launching a video series that we have been working on it for what seems like forever, and finally have all of the resources we need to complete the project. It’s so exciting. The series will feature some of our Ladies as well as some friends from other Chicago women’s groups discussing feminism, womanhood, and societal beauty standards (to name a few topics). We want to provide a platform to help educate people who want to better understand some issues in a way that is palatable and entertaining. I can’t wait to share it.

What are you hoping to accomplish? – At Obvi, we believe that storytelling is activism. We share stories about things that may seem trivial to some, and things that are extremely serious, because regardless, that story matters to the Lady telling it. I hope that as time goes on, we can evolve the ways in which we share stories from written word and video to in-person programs and beyond.

 

To follow Mary Kate on her social channels, check out her handles below!

URL/social media handles:

Personal — @marykate_obvi (twitter/Insta)

Obvi — @obviweretheladies (insta); @TheLadiesObvi (twitter)

www.obviweretheladies.com

 

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April 7th, 2016 at 5:18 pm

BizBash: How AT&T Brought Final Four Fans Inside the Game

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The brand’s immersive experience simulated the atmosphere of shooting a game-winning free throw.

By Mitra Sorrells Posted April 7, 2016, 7:00 AM EDT

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At the N.C.A.A. Final Four Fan Fest, AT&T invited guests to attempt a free throw while surrounded by sights and sounds that simulated the atmosphere of a game. (Credit: Team Epic)

 – March Madness is known for creating heart-stopping, awe-inspiring moments as 68 college basketball teams get whittled down to just one that is crowned the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball champion. For this year’s Final Four in Houston, Texas, N.C.A.A. sponsor AT&T worked with Team Epic and MKTG to create an immersive activation at the Final Four Fan Fest designed to help fans feel connected to the game, which ties to the brand’s marketing campaign.

“Our current campaign is all about the ‘Network of You’—how AT&T’s network is personalized and keeps you connected to the things that are important to you any time and any place,” said Enrique Casanova, vice president of Team Epic. “There is probably no other sporting event in this country that creates the roller coaster of emotions that the N.C.A.A. tournament does. So we wanted to see if there’s a way to capture that emotion in a tangible way and show people what it feels like, to give college basketball fans that very future-forward, connected experience.”

Read more here at BizBash.com

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April 7th, 2016 at 12:08 pm

April 6, International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

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Today, April 6 is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. It was declared by the UN General Assembly back in 2014 to signify the recognition by the United Nations of the positive influence that sports can have on social and economic development, as well as the advancement of human rights.

To celebrate 6 April, Peace and Sport and MKTG invite everyone to rally around the symbol of a white card as a sign of commitment to peace efforts worldwide.

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Read more about the significance of today, April 6th here 

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April 6th, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Arizona Cocktail Week: Photo Recap

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We’re sad that Arizona Cocktail Week just wrapped but couldn’t be more thrilled with the amazing events that occurred during the past week. Take a look below for a photo recap of last week’s Arizona Cocktail Week!

 

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Bartenders Brunch: How did we end Arizona Cocktail Week on a high note you ask? Simple: Invite top bartenders to a rooftop brunch to enjoy cocktail pairings, learn all there is to know about World Class US, and enjoy some AZ sunshine! #donjuliotequila #tanquerayusa #ketelone #zacaparum

 

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Zacapa Rum: Freshly brewed coffee cocktails and well-deserved massage stations, were brought to guests by Zacapa Rum and Cartel. #azcw2016 #mktg #zacaparum

 

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Cocktail Carnival: Cocktail Carnival wouldn’t have been complete without a Diageo-inspired cabana takeover! #crownroyal #captainmorganusa #smirnoffus #crownroyal #GoFullCaptain #smirnoff

 

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Ketel One: There was no better way to kick off Arizona Cocktail Week 2016 than with a #ketelone Bloody Mary, served up by World Class bartender Ricky Gomez! #nola. #mktg #ketelone

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February 29th, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Fountainhead MKTG forays into the Kannada film industry

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Fountainhead MKTG, the experiential marketing division from the Dentsu Aegis Network, has facilitated a marketing tie-up of the incense stick manufacturer Cycle Pure Agarbathies with Ranavikrama Pavan Wodeyar’s soon-to-release ‘Jessie’.

With this, Fountainhead MKTG’s branded entertainment arm has now forayed into the in-film placement category for the Kannada film industry.

The collaboration between Cycle Pure Agarbathies and Jessie will witness the former sharing screen space with the lead characters of the film. It will also be incorporated in the lyrics of the song “Malgudi ya ooralle”, taking in-film advertising in regional cinema to the next level.  With this tie-up, Cycle Pure Agarbathies becomes the first brand to explore in-song promotion within the Kannada film industry.

Commenting on the association Arjun Ranga, Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathies, said, “We are extremely delighted to be a part of Pawan Wodeyar’s Jessie. At Cycle, we have always associated with all true emotions. Jessie is a love story. The unconditional bond of love the movie portrays makes it a perfect fit for the brand. We are confident that the collaboration will help us to strike a chord with the audience and strengthen our brand in their minds.”

Pavan Wadeyar says, “We are happy to join hands with Fountainhead MKTG to facilitate this unique partnership for Jessie. Also, my heartfelt thanks to Cycle Agarbatti for coming on board. We look forward to working with Fountainhead MKTG on many more exciting projects in the future.”

See here for the original article!

Article written by BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | February 22, 2016

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February 24th, 2016 at 10:33 am

Guinness: Sole Sponsor for the Maxim Super Bowl 50 Party

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Guinness was the sole beer sponsor for the 2016 Maxim Party – the invite-only Super Bowl event for Maxim’s VIPs, which took place on Saturday, February 6th.

Karma produced the 50,000 ft private waterfront venue on Treasure Island, 4 miles from downtown SF, with amazing views of the city, bay and bridges. The space was transformed into a premium ultra lounge featuring concert sound, theatrical lighting & effects, with full LED video walls. A$AP Rocky headlined the event with special performances by Lil Wayne and DJ sets by William Lifestyle, Devin Lucien & Balthazar Getty.

Guinness had it’s own footprint within the venue, including our own bar (serving Draught, Nitro IPA & Blonde), two Guinness beer booths, large reproductions of the old John Gilroy ads, the new limited release John Gilroy cans and corresponding live animals! These included a baby alligator, baby kangaroo and a toucan! These animals drew long lines and lots and lots of photos. Guests were invited to hold each of the animals and have their photos taken. The line formed near the Guinness bar, which allowed consumers to grab a Guinness before their photo shoot with the animals. Many social media posts were captured and I believe it caused positive buzz & visibility for the brand.

Our Guinness Brewery Ambassador, Eoghain Clavin, was also on-site to engage with consumers. He was able to train bartenders (at all bars) how to pour the perfect pint, which will hopefully carry over into their home pubs & catering gigs. He was also able to have in-depth beer conversations with some true beer fans. He was a big proponent in helping draw consumers over to the Guinness footprint.

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February 8th, 2016 at 3:51 pm

JW Marriott Los Cabos Envisions the Infinite

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JW Marriott’s newest property, in Los Cabos, Mexico, got a warm welcome last week with a launch event that took guests on a once-in-a-lifetime journey — a vision journey.

Set alongside the five-star resort’s multiple infinity pools, the grand opening celebration showcased the property’s breathtaking ocean views, among the minimal and modernist lines of award-winning architect Jim Olson’s designs. The event explored the ancient tribal traditions of Baja Sur by guiding guests through the three stages of the tribal ceremony known as the vision journey. At each stage, guests were immersed in a culinary, cultural or well-being tradition of the region.

The two-day grand opening of the property began with an oceanfront welcome cocktail reception set under the stars, featuring an unforgettable menu from acclaimed chef Thierry Blouet that included locally inspired options such as grilled octopus, specialty mezcal cocktails, and edible flowerpots evocative of local plants.

The launch event also offered guests a curated selection of daytime activities highlighting the property’s culinary, cultural and well-being offerings, from cooking demonstrations to mezcal-and-chocolate tastings to guided art tours to treatment’s at JWMLC’s own Jasha Spa.

As the sun set over the Sea of Cortez, JW Marriott Los Cabos’s Envision the Infinite gala launched with the sounding of four traditional shamanic shellhorns. Guests were then guided through the three stages of the traditional vision quest, each one set at a different part of the property and highlighting its own tribal tradition.

In shamanic tradition, the first stage of the vision journey, known as The Hunter, makes use of a power plant of sacred significance. Guests at the JW Marriott Los Cabos launch event began their journey with a lively, family-style banquet feast that highlighted the culinary specialties of the property and featured the pitaya, an indigenous fruit that was celebrated annually by the ancient tribes of Baja Sur.

In the second stage of the shamanic journey, known as The Warrior, journeyers explore their vision through an act of creativity. Guests at the JW Marriott Los Cabos gala were invited to observe as an artist, inspired by the ancient cave art of the region, explore his own vision using water as his canvas.

The final stage of the journey, known as The Sage, is achieved via a ritual known as temazcal. JWMLC guests completed their own shamanic journeys with a climactic, electronic smoke show featuring a neon temazcal dome, sand-dune light projections, custom cocktails containing regional herbs, and a performance by headlining musical act Betty Who.

Truly a one-of-a-kind experience for a truly one-of-a-kind property.

 

Written by: Mike Del Monaco & Michelle Heller

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January 28th, 2016 at 11:59 am