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Event Marketer: COACHELLA ROUNDUP: BMW Road to Coachella

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April 19, 2019

Spring’s hottest ticket is about to fringe and flaunt its way into a second weekend. We’re talking Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the trendsetting, celebrity hotspot that boasts some pretty epic experiential marketing programs on top of epic performances. Ahead of the Indio, CA festival’s second and final weekend, April 19-21, we offer our roundup of the brands that have come out to play in the desert.

BMW

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For the last two years, BMW has leveraged key partnerships and a fleet of its vehicles to document what the “Road to Coachella” looks  like for influencers and musicians. To maintain its festival narrative and build on its legacy at this year’s event, the automaker again partnered with influencers and a key artist to deliver Road to Coachella content, but its on-site presence for the first time took the form of a “Pit Stop.”

At the heart of the program was Khalid, a Coachella headliner and the biggest musician BMW has worked with to-date. Riding on the success of the April 5 release of his album “Free Spirit,” the contemporary soul artist (and BMW driver) helped the brand outfit an assortment of its vehicles to match the aesthetic of the album cover, which features flames and a wolf. The theme of the campaign: youthful joy and freedom.

WATCH: KHALID REVEALS HIS OWN ROAD TO COACHELLA

Ahead of Coachella’s opening weekend, BMW’s influencer partners, including personalities like Paris Hilton, Laura Marano and Ross Butler, each headed to Palm Springs in a newly decked-out BMW and, of course, documented their journey on social media. Riding on that initial buzz, Khalid then announced his Road to Coachella Pit Stop to fans online.

The Pit Stop, which was located at the BMW of Palm Springs dealership and was open to guests Thursday through Sunday of Coachella’s opening weekend, was home to an array of exclusive merchandise, the “Free Spirit” fleet of BMWs and Khalid’s own van, also designed to match the artist’s album cover. In addition, there was a claw machine that gave fans a chance to snag custom Khalid Road to Coachella bandanas (which could be custom embroidered on-site), food trucks, games, music and, on Saturday—a visit from Khalid himself. Agency: Mirrored Media, Santa Monica, CA.

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Photo courtesy: BMW


Check out the full article HERE on EventMarketer.com

Forbes Feature: How Big Brands Are Reaching New Audiences At Coachella

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By Yola Robert, Contributor

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Coachella CHRISTOPHER POLK FOR TEEN VOGUE.

Coachella has become one of the biggest festivals in the country with over 125,000 attendees each weekend this past year which does not include the number of people that travel to the area for the parties or activations. It is estimated that Golden Voices’ Coachella and Stagecoach generate approximately $900 million in economic activity around the Coachella Valley area. With the majority of attendees contributing to the almost billion dollars in economic activity consisting of Gen Z and millennials, major brands have the opportunity to build relationships with new audiences that they would not typically interact with otherwise.

“For brands, identifying influencers is easy. Paying them to post is easier. Building a trusting relationship where both sides can add value to the other (without feeling used) is the ultimate challenge. ‘Return On Influence’ is the new ROI,” says Christopher Rockwell of LOVE, a brand strategist who helps companies like Audi, Fendi, and Google. 

Revolve has proven that activating at Coachella is a must for brands looking to boost revenues while staying culturally relevant. But Revolve isn’t the only brand that shines its presence in the desert; Express, BMW, American Express, Create & Cultivate, Rachel Zoe, Levi’s and Neon Carnival have all invested in creating an experience to connect with existing customers while reaching a new audience.

BMW

Kahlid next to the Khalid designed BMW i8 for #roachtocoachella.
Khalid next to the Khalid designed BMW i8 for #roadtocoachella. BMW

BMW returned to the desert for #roadtocoachella produced by Mirrored Media with Khalid as their 2019 artist. Khalid designed the art for a fleet of BMW i8’s to be driven down to the popup by influencers and celebrities. At the popup, fans got to meet Khalid, shop the collab merch and test out the i8’s. BMW has taken an unconventional approach in making its activation more about a lifestyle rather than a car.

“As the world´s most vibrant music and art festival, Coachella is an ideal match from a brand perspective. At BMW, joy is in our DNA, and with experiences like #roadtocoachella, we are able to connect authentically, yet unconventionally with young (at heart) people in a very emotional way. Coachella broadens our community from an automotive company to a more accessible & inspiring lifestyle mobility brand.”  Stefan Ponikva head of BMW events and BMW group shows.

Check out the full article HERE on Forbes.com

BMWi and Khalid Open Pit Stop, Bring Influencers on #RoadtoCoachella

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Munich. BMW i is once again one of the official partners of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2019. For the last two years, BMW i has been building up to the festival on social media with #RoadtoCoachella and is also showcasing a unique Coachella design for its BMW i models. The striking look featuring flames and the image of a wolf is inspired by the current album cover of global superstar Khalid.

“The variety of live concerts at Coachella Festival is a great playground for creativity. At Coachella, the internationally most famous stars of the industry meet the most enthusiastic audience. Innovation and inspiration are the values that BMW i shares with the iconic festival, making it an ideal partner. We look forward to working with the festival and Khalid, one of the most exciting artists of contemporary soul music and a passionate BMW driver“, says Stefan Ponikva, Head of BMW Brand Experience Shows & Events.

“I love road-tripping, hopping in my car and driving back home to El Paso is 12 hours each way from LA. To me, BMW, especially BMW i8, is the embodiment of freedom on the road. I really feel like a free spirit when I’m driving and listening to music.”

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Khalid is one of the most popular artists of his generation. It is therefore no surprise that Khalid is one of the headline acts at the upcoming Coachella festival. He inspired the festival fleet of vehicles for BMW i based on the cover of his new album ‘Free Spirit’. The Road to Coachella embodies the Free Spirit mentality of a fun road trip with friends to one of the greatest music festivals.

Some of the best-known international names will travel to the venue with BMW i a day before the festival begins to experience the design of the BMW i Coachella fleet for themselves and to explore Palm Springs. Follow the hashtag #RoadtoCoachella to virtually join Paris Hilton, Lena Gercke, Laura Marano and other influencers.

In addition to the actual festival programme, there is also something special in store for fans of Khalid. Together with BMW i, the singer will open a ‘Pit Stop’, where exclusive merchandise will be available for purchase. BMW of Palm Springs (3737 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264 USA) will be transformed into a must see fan experience away from the festival site with music, a food truck and other lifestyle initiatives. Khalid will announce the exact opening times himself on social media. 

The creative design interpretation of BMW i electric vehicles reflects the special, diverse spirit of the festival. Coachella is once again taking place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. BMW i is supporting the event over the entire period from 12 to 21 April 2019. Almost 200 acts will thrill thousands of international visitors over the two weekends.

Mirrored Media is proud to partner with both BMW i and Khalid to bring this collaboration to life for Coachella 2019. Follow #RoadtoCoachella on social media to see the fleet head to Indio for both weekends of Coachella. Read more on BMW.com

Us Weekly: Khalid and His New Album ‘Free Spirit’ Inspired the BMW i Festival Cars Heading to Coachella 2019

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And if the painted flames and image of a wolf looks familiar to you, that’s because BMW i was inspired by Khalid’s new album ‘Free Spirit.’

And it’s a mutually beneficial partnership produced by Mirrored Media. Khalid admits to getting ideas for his music while on long drives in his BMW i. “I love road-tripping, hopping in my car and driving back home to El Paso is 12 hours each way from L.A. To me, BMW, especially BMW i8, is the embodiment of freedom on the road. I really feel like a free spirit when I’m driving and listening to music. I love making music that you can crank up and drive to with the windows down,” Khalid said in a press release.

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Khalid BMW i

And Khalid isn’t the only A-lister heading down to Coachella in a funky car. ParisHiltonLena GerckeLaura Marano and other influencers will be traveling to the venue with BMW i a day before the festival begins to experience while exploring Palm Springs.

If you’re not lucky enough to get your own personalized automobile, fans of Khalid can check out the ‘Pit Stop’ at BMW of Palm Springs where visitors can purchase exclusive merchandise, enjoy a food truck and listen to great music.F

BMW i is supporting the event throughout weekends 1 and 2 from April 12-21.

Read the full article HERE at USWEEKLY.COM

Road To Coachella With Khalid – iHeart

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Are you “Young Dumb & Broke?”  Are you looking for a “Better” way to get from the “Eastside” to Coachella?  Well here’s your chance to ride in style!  iHeartRadio has teamed up with Khalid and BMW i to send you to Coachella in a BMW i8!  That’s right, we’re giving you airfare to the Coachella Valley, hotel accommodations throughout the festival weekend, 2 VIP tickets and VIP passes to park your Khalid wrapped BMW!  All you need to do to is listen to Khalid radio on iHeartRadio and ENTER TO WIN!

Mirrored Media Wins Three 1st Place Vega Digital Awards

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MIRRORED MEDIA WINS THREE 1ST PLACE VEGA DIGITAL AWARDS

 Now in its third year, International Awards Associates (IAA) proudly announces the winners of its 2018 Vega Digital Awards.

Mirrored Media has won 1st place Canopus recognition for their BMW i #RoadtoCoachella in three categories: Social Campaign, Viral Marketing, and Influencer Marketing

As an official partner of Coachella for the second consecutive year, BMW i continued to explore new experiential platforms in presenting the Road to Coachella, a campaign that seamlessly blends music, inspired design, technology, sustainable mobility, and the journey that fans and artists take on their now road to Coachella. 

The Vega Digital Awards is an international competition for creative professionals who inspire with concept, writing or design, through electronic media. “Once again, we are pleased to recognize the stellar achievements of small and medium-sized web design and advertising companies. These winners are the guiding lights of the global digital communications universe,” said Kenjo Ong, President of IAA. “This year’s winners represent the very best in both established and emerging talent.’”

Vega Digital Awards is administered and judged by IAA’s panel of internationally-recognized creative professionals, who select winners based on rigorous standards of excellence. Mirrored Media joins the list of previous winners, some from such diverse companies and brands as BMW, TED, Mastercard, Ford, Allianz Global Investors, Lionsgate Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Music Group, Longines, Subaru, MINI, Airbus, Amalgamated Bank, Welder Watch and Royal Canin.

Entries in 325 professional and student categories including, for the first time in 2018, Virtual Reality and 360 Video, Video Channels and Networks, Audio and Owned Media.

This year’s Vega Digital Awards competition included 1,500 entries from 47 countries. “Our field of entries continues to expand, worldwide,” Ong said, noting that student submissions also came from a large number of countries. “Their creative talent continues to be truly outstanding and inspiring.”

IAA – 4 International Awards Competitions, 10,000++ Entries, 50+ Countries, 100+ International Judges

Event Marketer: “WINNERS ANNOUNCED: THE 2018 EXPERIENCE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS”

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED:

THE 2018 EXPERIENCE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

The editors of Event Marketer announce the winners of the 2018 Experience Design & Technology Awards, the world’s largest—and only—recognition program celebrating the best use of design, social media and event technology to enhance live experiences. This year’s “best and brightest” were recognized at an awards luncheon at EventTech in Las Vegas. Mirrored Media is honored to announce that we have won bronze in two categories:

BEST DIGITAL + LIVE CAMPAIGN

Bronze Winner
Campaign: Road to Coachella

Client: BMW
Partner: Mirrored Media

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Bronze Winner
Campaign: Road to Coachella

Client: BMW
Partner: Mirrored Media

Read the entire article HERE
Posted on November 14th, 2018 by Event Marketer

Mirrored Media named finalists for two 2018 Content Marketing Awards

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PR Daily has revealed the finalists for the 2018 Content Marketing Awards, which recognizes brand storytellers who know their way around a clickable headline, a viral video, or a fleeting social trend. Storytelling is the most valuable skill a communicator can have today. The platforms we use to tell our stories, along with how those stories meet larger business goals, can make all the difference when measuring content marketing success. Mirrored Media is honored to announce that we’ve been named as finalists for two 2018 Content Marketing Awards for our BMW i Road to Coachella Campaign.

  • Brand Awareness
  • Influencer Content Marketing 

Click HERE to learn more about this year’s finalists, and stay tuned for the winners announcement, which will be published in a couple of weeks.

BMW Premier Partner Experience Tour

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BMW Premier Partner Experience Tour

In order to highlight BMW’s partnership and employee discount program Mirrored Media teamed up with the automotive giant to present an exclusive experience for team members at each of these western region company locations. The BMW Premier Partner Experience gave guests an opportunity to learn more about, and even test drive, several models from the BMW family.

From 10am – 5pm, registered employees were able to stop by the activation, located on a large portion of the campus’ parking lot, and become fully immersed in the BMW brand. Upon entering, guests were given BMW-branded reusable water bottles provided by S’well. They were greeted with two standout BMWs on display both sitting on custom on-brand platforms. Employees were invited to take a seat inside each car, while BMW produce geniuses were on hand to offer more information and assistance. Guests were also invited to step into the photo booth, which featured a co-branded custom step and repeat.

A large branded BMW semi-truck provided a backdrop for the VIP lounge. Located adjacent to the truck, and covered by a large BMW canopy, this carpeted area featured several perks for employees to enjoy, including:

  • Gourmet donuts
  • Gourmet coffee bar
  • Cold Refreshments
  • Two TVs featuring branded content
  • White lounge furniture
  • Floral decor and planters
  • BMW music playlist

The highlights of the day were the three exhilarating driving experiences. Guests had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of 13 BMWs, including the i3, M2, M4 Convertible, X5, 530e, or X6, for an exclusive test drive in one of three scenarios:

  • Accel/Decel: Drivers accelerate rapidly then hit the brakes on a closed course
  • Slalom: Drivers hug tight corners between cones on a closed course
  • Neighborhood Street Drive: Drivers were able to take the cars for a test drive around the neighborhood with a product specialist.

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What to Expect at BizBash Live: New York 2018

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The BizBash Live schedule is out. Come see our CEO Justin Lefkovitch and Eric Vicedomini of BMW speak about why BMW Sponsored a Festival for Millennials and how we did it. See everyone tomorrow. Get your tickets HERE.

BizBash Live: New York, an event created to educate and inspire meeting and event professionals, returns to the Jacob K. Javits Center on October 24.

Sessions during the Event Innovation Forum, a single-track education conference, the Workshop Series of seminars, and the debut of Masterclass sessions will cover topics such as using events for social good, multicultural marketing in experiential, experience design and mapping, using data to create personalized experiences, and more.

BizBash also will announce winners of the 2018 Event Style Awards at the end of the show.

Attendees have the chance to earn credit toward CSEP re-certification through a partnership with ILEA and credit toward CPCE certification through a partnership with NACE.

Registration for the Event Innovation Forum, the Workshop Series, and Masterclass sessions includes admission to the exhibit floor.

The schedule for BizBash Live: New York, including morning and afternoon education sessions, a luncheon, and after-party, is below; registration is available here.

8 a.m.
Registration Opens

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Networking With Continental Breakfast and Coffee

9–9:50 a.m.
Workshop Session 1

Flashes of Genius: Learning the Art and Science of Creativity
Allen Gannett, C.E.O., TrackMaven

The Secret to Successful Experience Design and Mapping
David Solsbery, vice president of creative and marketing, Hargrove

From the Ground Up: Evolving Your Event Skillset
Nicole Halton, director, special projects, Natural Resources Defense Council

Music to Your Ears: Leveraging Entertainment to Create Impactful Experiences
Laura Hutfless, partner, FlyteVu

10–10:50 a.m.
Workshop Session 2

(Sessions repeated from Workshop Session 1)

Flashes of Genius: Learning the Art and Science of Creativity
Allen Gannett, C.E.O., TrackMaven

The Secret to Successful Experience Design and Mapping
David Solsbery, vice president of creative and marketing, Hargrove

From the Ground Up: Evolving Your Event Skillset
Nicole Halton, director, special projects, Natural Resources Defense Council

Music to Your Ears: Leveraging Entertainment to Create Impactful Experiences
Laura Hutfless, partner, FlyteVu

10:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Exhibit Floor Opens

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Event Innovation Forum Session 1

Using Events For Social Good—And How to Have a Good Time Doing It
Michael Skolnik, co-founder, the Soze Agency

Level Up: Crafting Data-Driven Hyper-Personalized Experiences
Ken Madden, Senior Vice President of Digital Engagement, George P. Johnson

The Art of Gathering and Other Ways to Rethink Your Events
Priya Parker, author, in conversation with David Adler, BizBash

12:30–1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon

1–1:30 p.m.
Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education

The R.O.I. of Event Video
Scott Davis, account executive, Mediasite Events

1:45–2:15 p.m.
Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education


How Alexa and Siri Have Changed How We Need To Communicate with Attendees
Robert Caldwell, founding partner and C.R.O., Eventbots by Sciensio

2:30–3 p.m.
Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education


Industry Intervention: A Candid Discussion on the Business of Events
Aaron Kaufman, president, Fifth Element Group

2:45–3:30 p.m.
Event Innovation Forum Session 2

Creating Culture-Changing Experiences in a Rapidly Changing World
Erica Boeke, former vice president of experiential, CNX

The Road to Coachella: Why BMW Sponsored a Festival for Millennials
Justin Lefkovitch, founder and C.E.O., Mirrored Media; Eric Vicedomini, marketing communications manager, BMW North America

3:15–3:45 p.m.
Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education

Focusing on the Guest Experience to Elevate Your Events
Eric Murphy, founder and managing director, Concierge.com by Condé Nast

3:30–5 p.m.
Masterclasses


Multicultural Marketing: Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion in the Experiential Landscape
Anthony Larrisey, principal and creative director, Industria Creative

Understanding Event Production: Lighting, Sound, Video, and Tenting
Kevin Mignone, founder and president, KM Productions

4:30–5 p.m.
Event Style Awards Announcement

5:30-7:30 p.m.
After-Party at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey