We delivered an on-brand experience to media teams across NYC during the 2017 Upfront Season.
The Michael Alan Group is a pretty cool place. But even we at MAG aren’t too cool to tell our mothers we love them. So as a tribute to all the MAG moms and all the moms of MAGsters, we’re going to bring you ten of our favorite Mother’s Day marketing campaigns.
We produced an exclusive party during Coachella Festival for Mountain Dew’s new product line, the Label Series.
We produced DataDisrupt, a two-day conference which included keynote speakers and fireside chats from financial services and data analytics companies for over (400) attendees.
Hello, and welcome back to our three-part series on building a brainstorm. Our mission: to explore time-tested strategies for generating top-shelf experiential marketing ideas. Last time, we kicked off the trilogy with an in-depth look at how experiential agencies can elevate their RFP research process. Now we’ll be investigating the best ways to prepare a brainstorm, get the team warmed up, and deliver the briefing.
There’s a lie that people have been telling for a long time. A devastating, pernicious lie. A lie that betrays youth and deeply detracts from the happiness of adults.
That it’s wrong to play with your food.
After much internal debating, we at MAG have decided to come clean, and tell the world the truth about playing with your food. That it’s fun. That it’s delicious. And that people will love you for letting them do it.
We raised awareness for NBC Boston’s owned & operated channel, which launched January 1st, 2017.
Welcome to our three part series on pitch ideation. During this trilogy, we’ll walk through the ways in which experiential marketers can work as a team to cook up inventive solutions to client challenges. Later on, we’ll explore techniques for brainstorming, but before we get to that, we’ll begin with the prep. Here are our top 10 steps for researching an incoming RFP.
We produced Northwell Health’s annual Leadership Rally for over 4,000 Northwell employees.
As important as it is to knock the socks off consumers, it’s all the more important to knock the socks off your clients. And the quickest way to your client’s socks is often with the delivery of data. Today we’re going to explore the five reasons why your experiential marketing event needs data collection and the five best ways to pull it off.
We created social media vignettes to promote the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ show, Out of This World.
We raised awareness for the launch of Rachael Ray’s premium dog treats at South Beach Food & Wine’s Annual Yappie Hour Event, hosted by Rachael Ray.
Welcome to installment number two in our series exploring event marketing upgrades, where we focus on small changes that make big gains. In this edition, we’re diving into the world of promotional products and highlighting the go-to swag consumers love.
Some love to hate it and some hate to love it, but Valentine’s Day is nevertheless upon us again. While many couples are off to smooch over a fancy meal (as some singles are eyeing the next day’s discounted chocolate), we’re here to celebrate the center of it all: L-O-V-E, love.
It sounds oxymoronic to describe live events as being accessible anywhere at anytime by anyone, but, with live streaming, they really are.
Products like Facebook Live, Youtube Live, and Periscope make it possible to grow event audiences exponentially via web promotion. By streaming video live, they empower us to maintain of-the-moment urgency, and, by incorporating feedback features, they enable us to interact with absent audiences as immediately as we interact with in-person attendees.
There are two new people in the world! We are thrilled to congratulate our very own Erin Mills on the birth of her twins. Oakley and Sawyer came into the world on Thursday, January 26. To celebrate their cuteness (pictured below), we figured we’d take a moment to look at our favorite campaigns — MAG-produced and otherwise […]
Empirically proven: the Empire State’s 10 best spots to activate.
We love New York and we’re proud of it — clichés be damned! It’s the city that has everything — a concrete jungle where anything (and just about everything) goes. Here, work, play, and people come together from every demographic. The city’s variety, diversity, and unparalleled cultural cache converge to make it one of the world’s best locations for brand promotion.
To welcome in the New Year, we’ve put together our predictions for all the ways that experiential marketing is going to evolve in 2017.
Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality technologies are quickly gaining technical and popular momentum, as is 360° Video. And while the law of accelerating returns would suggest that ubiquity can’t be far off, these technologies still have the novelty to attract and wow consumers.
So if a brand wants to draw focus, align itself with innovation, and give consumers first-hand experiences that literally defy reality, they need to begin by picking the right alternate reality to work with.
What better way to round up a year at the michael alan group than to ping the crew and find out their favorite moments. Without further ado, here are 2016’s top moments, straight from the team.
We assisted with driving traffic to the Flatiron District during the 2016 Holiday Season.
We’ve been planning and executing productions and events for over 15 years. This is the first installment in our series on Small Changes, Big Gains, where we explore simple ways to elevate your event.
We produced the 2016 annual holiday party for international law firm, White & Case.
The holidays have arrived! We’re ecstatic about the music, the lights and, most certainly, the food, but shopping for presents can sometimes be a bit of a stress. While we can’t exactly compile gift ideas for your friends and family, we’re quite the experts on what to gift event professionals! We’re positive you’ll find something perfect in this guide for any event prof in your life.
While we should of course aim to be thankful throughout the year, the holidays are almost like an outlook meeting reminder in case we find ourselves slacking. This holiday season brings an unusually profound reminder as MAG celebrates 15 years in business. As I look back on these remarkable 15 years, here’s what I’m particularly thankful for.
In honor of Veterans Day, we are flashing back to our 2009 promotion for the launch of WE tv’s Wedding Sunday programming with a military wedding in Times Square.
We helped raise awareness for the launch of Rachael Ray’s premium dog food, Dish.
We celebrated Shape Magazine’s 2016 Beauty Awards, an annual event recognizing the best beauty products over the past year.
We produced a pop-up blow dry bar with InStyle Magazine featuring Dyson’s new Supersonic Blow Dryer Styled by GlamSquad.
We reinforced Bounty’s partnership with 3-time gold medal winner, Allyson Felix, with The Quicker Picker Upper Games.
We raised awareness for Union Square Partnership and drive traffic to the park with a 9-week community program, Summer in the Square.
We promoted travel to Curacao and the tourism board’s many sponsor hoteliers with a custom batido food truck.
We created an onsite gaming area at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival completely branded for IFC’s Comedy Road Show and their sponsor, Hershey’s Ice Breakers.
We produced the 12th Annual U.S Trust GROW! Awards, which brings together 130+ Silicon Valley CEOs.
We assisted with planning and hosting Pivot’s 2016 Upfront Events.
The 411 on our favorite places to activate in the 310 & 818. While we are toughing out winter over here in NYC, our hearts & minds are in the warmth of the (310). Los Angeles. Sighhhhh. As an experiential marketing mecca for many lifestyle & entertainment brands, LA is our home away from home. […]
I have an admission to make. I was once an anti female-bossian. For those already confused, this is a (potentially grammatically incorrect) term I’ve coined for people who are opposed to female bosses. Based on a paltry two experiences at former companies, I had decided that female bosses are mercurial, illogical and (in some instances) […]
Aaron Fischer is MAG’s New Business Coordinator. Naturally, you are wondering if he has ever lived in a castle. If so, for how long? Answers await you.
“Fresh & Profesh” is one of those lesser known mantras, but one you can hear often in the halls of MAG. We do experiential marketing, which means we are challenged to consistently be creative…or “fresh,” if you will. We have to be on the cutting edge, leveraging the newest emerging technologies, and consistently conjuring up […]
When people think of event design, technology is not typically one of the first words that come to mind. Rather, the focus is placed on the physical design of the space (my personal favorite part of the process!), ensuring the event runs smoothly and creating a positive attendee experience. While these aspects are critical considerations, […]
Similar to Buddy the Elf, the michael alan group is a big fan of celebrating the holiday season. Throughout the years, the MAG team has found this time of year to be exciting and special for targeting consumers. There seems to be an extra bit of jingle and happiness in the air making activations and […]
We produced USOC’s 2015 Team USA Awards honoring exceptional Olympic and Paralympic Athletes from the past year.
…plus a look at other brands who have thrived by giving back! Next year the michael alan group will be celebrating its 15 year anniversary. When we started the company there were just 3 of us, subletting a corner of an office, bartering our services for all of our start-up needs, everything from our logo […]
The M word. In today’s marketing landscape, everyone is trying to crack the code to reach the coveted millennial audience, a group that comprises ¼ of our entire US population. Millennials continue to mystify brand marketers and agencies alike as they defy conventional consumer behaviors of preceding generations. Their media consumption habits (aka cord cutting!) […]
We celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine by activating a Food Truck & producing a VIP Party.
Elizabeth Walker is MAG’s VP and Rising Star Award Recipient. Uncover her true feelings about peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets. The answer may surprise you.
At MAG, our Account Execs plan extraordinary activations; often juggling multiple campaigns at a time. Our design team doodles endlessly, bringing ideas to life daily. And Dug, the office dog, may soon master “Rollover.” But none of this work would be worth a dime without our remarkable crew of Brand Ambassadors. From facing early mornings […]
In looking at the evolution of experiential marketing, technology & entertainment brands were pioneers in the space. They represented the early adopters. CPG also hopped on the bandwagon very early, recognizing there is no parallel for the ability to put your product directly in someone else’s hands. Today, all brand categories recognize the opportunity to […]
We worked with TraceLink to bring innovative engagement and networking opportunities to the life sciences industry at their 2-day conference, NEXUS ’15.
We created a unique presence for Nickelodeon’s new Ninja Turtle Series at New York Comic Con.
We promoted the Season 2 Premiere of HISTORY’s Mountain Men by producing an all day “City Trek” in NYC’s Union Square.
We celebrated the launch of Summer Camp, USA network’s first reality competition series, with gourmet s’mores.
We celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus with a custom bus stop, Miss Frizzle, and a trip down the Hudson.
22 W 38th St.
New York, NY 10018
Join the team
We're always looking for energetic and experienced people to join our dedicated team of Brand Ambassadors, Production Assistants, Drivers, and Managers.
Join the Team