Thursday, June 25, 2009

SMG-Managed Pensacola Civic Center Wins Sixth Award

Venues Today, an entertainment industry publication, has named the Pensacola Civic Center among its “Top Stops” in the U.S. for the sixth month in a row. The June “Top Stops” list puts the SMG managed facility at #12 in the U.S. for the time period of April 16th to May 15th 2009. The building falls in the category of 5,000 to 10,000 seats and ranked at #11 in January, #12 in February, #8 in March, #12 in April, and #7 in May. A three-day weekend of Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy was the catalyst for the latest award, with 6 shows and over 17,000 attendees.

SMG In the News

Here are a few links you might want to check out featuring SMG and the facilities we manage:
Puerto Rico: Attracting the World, from Trade Show Week
Convention center prepares to be G-20 summit media hub, from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Private vs. public sector, from the Charlotte Sun

SMG Oklahoma City Marketing Team Celebrates Wins at AMA-OKC Awards

Localized Radio City Christmas Spectacular Marketing Plan Wins Two Awards

The American Marketing Association Oklahoma City chapter (AMA-OKC) awarded the marketing team at SMG Oklahoma City two prestigious awards at a luncheon held on Thursday, June 11, 2009.

SMG Oklahoma City won the following awards:

* Award in Excellence – Integrated Marketing/PR
* Best of the Best – Integrated Marketing/PR (An award given as the best of all eight categories)

Focusing on a substantial email, direct mail and grassroots public relations campaign, SMG and its partner MSG Entertainment focused on educating the public about the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and its debut to arenas. Throughout the campaign, numerous opportunities developed with the discovery of local ties to the performance as well as the overwhelming popularity of the Radio City Rockettes which drove impressive sales to the box office at Ford Center.

Highlights of the Marketing Campaign included:

* Oklahoma Lt. Governor Jari Askins as the VIP announcer for opening night of the show
* A press conference and master dance class with the Radio City Rockettes at the Ann Lacey School of American Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University (which boasts numerous Rockettes as alumni)
* A press conference focusing on fitness and diet with OKC Mayor Mick Cornett and Radio City Rockettes
* A proclamation of “Rockettes” day in Oklahoma City by OKC Mayor Mick Cornett on December 10, 2008
* A visit to local Tinker Air Force Base where the Radio City Rockettes performed for military families
* Two publicity tours with a total of 10 Radio City Rockettes at local radio, television, newspapers and magazines

“I am proud of our team for the hard work and creativity that went into successfully bringing this show to Oklahoma City for the first time,” said Tim Linville, Director of Sales and Marketing for SMG Oklahoma City. “Our team works hard to provide the best service possible to our clients and I couldn’t be happier with the results.”

Highlight of Results Achieved:

* 12 stories featured in seven different newspapers and magazines
* Generated 13 minutes 2 seconds in television broadcast news coverage
* Secured eight broadcasted in-studio radio interviews
* Achieved an 8.5% response rate from the direct mail piece
* Achieved an average 9.45% click-through from four separate email blasts

Friday, June 12, 2009

Moscone Center Featured on the EPA Blog!

Congratulations to the SMG managed Moscone Center in San Francisco for being featured on the EPA's official blog Greenversations. The feature is all about the innovative approaches Moscone is taking toward recycling reusing and repurposing, as well as conservation in general. You can read about it here:

SMG proudly offers congratulations to all!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pittsburgh's SMG-Managed David L Lawrence to host the G-20 Summit!

In news of international importance, this past Thursday the White House announced that Pittsburgh would be host to September's G20 Summit meeting in the David L Lawrence Convention Center. Pittsburgh and the Convention Center were picked in part because of their commitment to environmental conservation and innovation Congratulations to all at the David L Lawrence Convention Center and we look forward to the Summit.

Monday, June 1, 2009

SMG and Corpus Christi Sharks understand the value of a dollar.

SMG knows times are tough and in conjunction with the Corpus Christi Sharks and the local Champion Chevrolet / Honda dealer put together a super value night this past Saturday at Radiology Associates Field at the American Bank Center.
This past Saturday the tickets were only $10 and the first 2,009 attendees received a crisp new $1 bill at the door, courtesy of the Chevy/Honda dealer. The Centerplate menu that night featured $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Soda, and $1 Popcorn all game long.
"These are tough times for everyone and we recognize that", said Larry Linde, Corpus Christi Sharks Vice President/General Manager. "This is a fantastic deal for anyone looking for an inexpensive night out, especially families. Combine this with our Family Packs (four tickets for just $32) and you can bring a family a four and get hot dogs, sodas and popcorn for everyone for just $40". He added, "We wouldn't be able to do this alone. We're fortunate to have good partners like Champion Chevrolet / Honda, Centerplate, and SMG".