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Home of the original Shake Shack and lined by food carts and the sprawling Eataly marketplace, it’s not difficult to find a good meal in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. Nor is it easy to stand out. Taste of Home found a way, when, last December, it offered passersby a chance to win a dinner inside a life-sized gingerbread house. It was part of the magazine’s fifth annual "Gingerbread Boulevard," an installation Taste of Home has become known for, which involves a life-sized gingerbread house placed in the middle of the park. One of the most difficult tasks in pulling the boulevard together each year has been coming up with “something more dazzling” than in years past, says Vanessa Bailey, senior marketing director at Trusted Media Brands, Taste of Home's parent company. The Gingerbread Boulevard is an example of a tried-and-true tactic among magazines: creating an experience away from print pages or phone screens, connecting directly with readers and potential subscribers. These experiential marketing events, which can range from conferences to pop-up shops or festivals, provide publishers a way to connect advertisers to readers, as well as drive traffic, increase brand awareness and attract new subscribers. For some, it has also become a way to build a synonymous event, one that participants think of when they hear the publication’s name. To build deeper, lasting engagements the events need a unique twist and value proposition, but most importantly, they need to... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-08-13 15:42:27 UTC ]
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