Apps & Taps: Amping Event-based Brand Engagement

Festivals and events have become a boon for brands. Yet activation and fostering meaningful advertiser/attendee engagement remains a challenge. While Nielsen reports that 76 percent of festival goers feel more favorable towards brands that sponsor a tour or concert, on-the-ground experience has shown that integration into the very fabric of the event itself is key.

Join John Kreicbergs, the marketing co-chair for Kansas City’s annual Boulevardia festival, app development general manager for Propaganda3 and one of the co-founders of the event-based technology platform AppTapp, as he highlights the hows and whats/dos and don’ts of digital brand engagement for festivals. Learn about the key components of event-based digital marketing, how principles of game design and player engagement can be applied to attendee activation, and how sponsors and events can mutually benefit.

Here are 3 key takeaways you’ll be able to put to use after the presentation:

  1. The dos and don’ts of digital brand engagement for festivals, from social to email, apps to experiential digital activities and more.
  2. How principles of gamification and game design can be applied to festivals.
  3. How sponsor/brand involvement and activation at festivals is quickly evolving…and booming!
About Marc Vasquez

When not handling club communications, Marc is the Interactive Marketing Manager for UMB Financial Corporation where he puts his more than 16 years of agency and corporate public relations and social media experience to good use in leading the banks enterprise social media and email marketing efforts. Marc is also a past president of the Public Relations Society of America, Greater Kansas City chapter. In addition to his APR (Accreditation in Public Relations), Marc is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, and by night is the sidekick Robin to his superhero now 9-year-old son who believes himself to be Batman. Keep an eye out at the next event, you may just see him in his Batmobile.