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ApplePaySamsungPay cashless payments

October 2, 2015

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Apple Pay and Samsung Pay are vying for the mobile payment space. The Samsung Pay allows you to hold your phone over a reader and no need to swipe a card at all, and it is built into the Samsung6 phones. The wallet hasbeen worked on since 21014, and according to the Wall Street Journal […]

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GF Strategies marks work with 50th event

June 7, 2015

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From a start in 1993 with the Oregon State Fair in Salem, Oregon to the Big Fresno Fair in California this fall, its been quite a ride. GF Strategies grew out of a need to better manage the food and beverage program at the Oregon State Fair and since that time has worked with events […]

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Intellitix expands cashless systems

May 15, 2015

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INtellitix continues to expand its cashless event system to major festivals and events. The company brought its system to Rock N Rio Las Vegas. Already the firm has worked this year with major festivals worldwide including Tomorrowland, Coachella, and many others. The customer can place funds on the wristband prior to arriving at the event […]

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Cashless festival Rock N Rio

May 15, 2015

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The cashless festival was a part of the theRock N Rio Las Vegas festival last weekend. The festival enters the second weekend of its all cashless event tonight at the new MGM Festival Grounds on the North end of the Las Vegas Strip..Over 45,000 fans attended and used the all cashless system at the event […]

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Festival Activations big part of Coachella Festival

April 15, 2015

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Brand activations are a large part of the mega music festival scene. At Coachella this past week, brands that had not been seen at these events such as H and M, Perno Ricard and Sephora and Nordstroms. Jane Prior of global brand strategy sayd “fulfilling needs makes the sponsorship useful rather than intrusive.. (Wall Street […]

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STubhub Ticketmaster Feud Grows

April 1, 2015

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STubhub has filed a lawsuit against Ticketmaster. The suit claims that Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors have violated law by cancelling or threatening to cancel season tickets if the tickets are sold anywhere else but on Ticketmaster. Stubhubs suit says that Ticketmaster also delays delivery of tickets to prevent resale on other marketplaces. Stub […]

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NFL expands with new company

April 1, 2015

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The Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL has formed a new company that wil be led by former IMG President George Pyne. The company will build up the league’s hospitality business.. It will be led by former Goldman Sachs sports banker George Cardinale. The goal is to expand what is now known as NFL […]

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March 24, 2015

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Curating at Festivals was a panel. Key points made by festival producers and agents were these… Agents want to know what slots and where the artist fits in. AT Bonnaroo every act is a game and they use social media to check on likes. Many times the agent for the headliner also has an act […]

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festival technology

March 24, 2015

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Festival technology panel hihghlights. Discussed the importance of building a venue around the people not the product. Insomniac marketing director spoke on this. It is not just a tool, it allows you to manage crowd control. Streaming is the new trent in engagement via mobile apps like Ahloompa. You can lay event timelines over act […]

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social impact measurement

March 24, 2015

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Social impact strategies were discussed and collective measurment. The foundation manager for Tableau Software discussed measurements they use when condsidering granting. Neal Myrick saidsome get too concerned about gathering too much data. Just start small.. And most important involve your users in measurement. Also on the panel was Adam Thompson of KrochetKids. He founded this […]

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