Tuesday, November 11, 2014
During the last two weeks I worked as a merchandiser for the Scotsman's Dilemma, a rebate promotion offered by International Beverage. This program offers a mail-in rebate towards the purchase of five different spirits from Virginia ABC stores.
This self-directed promotion charged me with erecting cardboard displays and mounting promotional materials in several liquor stores throughout the Richmond, VA area. For more information about Speyburn scotch, visit their website at http://www.speyburn.com.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
On October 15th, I thoroughly enjoyed working as local talent for the Go Game, a company that designs corporate team-building events that serve as real-world scavenger hunts played on smartphones. The Go Game hires local actors to serve as real-life plants in the game. I played a snooty art critic that grilled teams on an art piece they brought for my consideration in exchange for a password they needed to advance in the game.
|Team entry: Glenda's magic wand from the Wizard of Oz, metal pole with latex balloon, 2014|
|Team entry: commentary on ecology in the face of urbanization, plastic bag with leaves and branches, 2014|
|Team entry: Marilyn Monroe's Starbucks cup, permanent marker and lipstick on paper cup, 2014|
|Team entry: Found art commentary on commercialization, plastic cup, 2014|
|Team entry: Asian influence on local architecture, chopsticks and spray paint on brick, 2014|
I recruited my friend Will to work this promotion with me; he had a great time playing a depressed coffee-shop patron who tested teams on their ability to make him laugh. Despite the rainy weather, all of the teams playing seemed to enjoy the interactive challenges presented by the game. For more information on the Go Game, visit their website at http://www.thegogame.com.
|The concert crew|
|The concert was held inside the National Building Museum in DC. It was an amazing space!|
|Sound check selfie!|
Duties for this promotion included crowd control and checking in concert attendees via iPad. Mercedes-Benz really knows how to throw a great party! For more information about the Mercedes-Benz Evolution Tour, you can check out their website at https://www.mbevolutiontour.com.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
I love working with kids so I thoroughly enjoyed serving as event staff at the Lego KidsFest in Richmond, VA. This two-day event was a chance for kids, families, and Lego enthusiasts to play with Lego products and bond over expressing their creativity and fostering their engineering skills and imagination.
|Star Wars' C3PO|
|The "Big Brick Pile" full of Legos. The pile was about as big as my living room!|
|The monochrome Lego building station|
|Disney's Toy Story's Woody & Buzz|
Kids were allowed to build and play with the blocks that were piled on the floor.
|Our Duplo brick pile, featuring regular Duplo bricks and Disney Princess-themed bricks in the back|
Our primary responsibilities for this event were ensuring safety on the festival floor, assisting kids and families with locating pieces, and resetting the station at the end of the first five-hour session to prepare for the second influx of visitors. After refilling the bins on the tables, we piled the rest of the Legos on the floor using snow shovels. It was a blast! For more information, check out Lego KidsFest at http://legokidsfest.com.
I was thrilled to work on behalf of Dish Network in Doswell, VA for the duration of the Virginia State Fair. During this five-day event I was responsible for engaging consumers on behalf of Dish and their local authorized retailer, ITT Solutions (www.switchandsavetv.com).
I was working side-by-side with the owner of ITT Solutions and the official Dish Network representative to encourage attendees of the fair to sign up for Dish network service. This promo required me to familiarize myself with a lot of information in a very short amount of time since I was often the first line of contact for the consumer before they would discuss their purchase options with the representatives. Although the weather was warm, the State Fair was a lot of fun and the people were very friendly. Thanks, Dish Network!