Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Sematext Blog, Carmen Gonzalez, ManageEngine IT Matters

News Feed Item

New Jersey Launches New Ad Campaign in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

'State of Resilience' Ads to Reach Corporate Decision-Makers in High-Impact Markets

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey wants the world to know the state may have been knocked down, but they're definitely not out. A new advertising campaign set to launch in Washington, D.C., during the Presidential Inauguration aims to do just that with more than 150 city buses wrapped in "New Jersey. A State of Resilience" ads and massive banners emblazoned with the ad flying in the main hall of the capital's Union Station.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130117/NY44475)

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120618/NY26273LOGO)

Spearheaded by privately funded and operated nonprofit Choose New Jersey, Inc., the ads are part of an integrated marketing campaign designed to reinforce the message that New Jersey has shown exceptional fortitude and resilience despite the $36.9 billion in damage inflicted on the state.  

"We want people to know that we are standing strong and that most of our companies are open for business. New Jersey is a state that stands strong in the face of adversity," said Tracye McDaniel, president and CEO, Choose New Jersey, Inc. "Home to 21 Fortune 500 companies, 17 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and countless other financial, technology and manufacturing firms, we are one of America's best business locations. Superstorm Sandy didn't change that."

Through Choose New Jersey, not only was the campaign funded entirely by private industry, but strategic partnerships are allowing those funds to go a long way. Through partnership with the New Jersey Ad Club, the nonprofit group mobilized the advertising and marketing industry to donate design, production and advertising space to deliver a highly cost-effective campaign. As of today, for every dollar invested in the campaign, Choose New Jersey is receiving $37 in advertising value due to this mobilization.  

The ads will continue to run throughout the year in the top MSAs based on growth potential and alignment with New Jersey's target industry sectors. To make an even greater impact, Choose New Jersey is looking for market opportunities in which a large group of CEOs, decision-makers and power-brokers are gathered. In fact, anyone attending the Super Bowl or Mardi Gras in New Orleans in February will see the same strong New Jersey image reinforced in the vicinity. To reinforce the Partnership for Action's business retention, expansion and foreign direct investment efforts, the ads will be appearing on billboards in New Jersey, as 15-second television spots both in and out of the state, in business magazines and newspapers and on social media platforms.

"The 'State of Resilience' campaign was designed to pack a punch without costing the state's taxpayers a penny," McDaniel commented, "and we're grateful for the support from the New Jersey Advertising Club and other partners that stepped up to the plate to make the campaign happen so quickly and cost-effectively."

"We are thrilled to be a part of this marketing campaign that is bringing together New Jersey's business and advertising communities," said Sandra Schler, president, New Jersey Advertising Club. "This is giving us the opportunity to work together and give back to our state by sharing messages about its positive business climate."

HarrisonRand Advertising, a Guttenberg, N.J., advertising firm, partnered with Choose New Jersey to develop a strategic and targeted multi-market campaign, which features strong imagery of construction workers to underscore the rebuilding and new building that is under way to make New Jersey stronger than ever. The Premier Tourist and Landmark Association, a media company based in New York City that represents iconic, high-traffic venues across the United States, donated placement of the four 17-foot-high banners in Union Station.

Other companies that donated services or space include: Business Facilities magazine, CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel Outdoor, Comcast, Commerce & Industry Magazine, Development Counsellors International, Gellman Images, The Jersey Journal, New Jersey Business magazine, New Jersey Law Journal, NJBIZ, NJM Insurance Group, Verizon and The Star Ledger (Advance Publications). Choose New Jersey would welcome any other companies or organizations that would like to contribute advertising space or services.

"New Jersey has really pulled together to launch this campaign to herald our business climate to corporate decision-makers," Choose New Jersey's McDaniel concluded. "I am proud that a disaster like Superstorm Sandy didn't get us down, but got us up and running as a state with a strong story to tell."

For more information on the campaign, visit www.choosenj.com/resilience.

About Choose New Jersey, Inc.
Choose New Jersey, Inc., a member of the New Jersey Partnership for Action – led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and including the New Jersey Business Action Center and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority – is an independently-funded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation created to promote New Jersey as a place to invest and do business. Choose New Jersey is supported and led by more than 30 of the state's Fortune 500 companies, privately-held ventures and community organizations.  For more information, visit www.chooseNJ.com.

Contact: Melissa Hensley, 609-297-2200
[email protected]

SOURCE Choose New Jersey, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
The idea of comparing data in motion (at the sensor level) to data at rest (in a Big Data server warehouse) with predictive analytics in the cloud is very appealing to the industrial IoT sector. The problem Big Data vendors have, however, is access to that data in motion at the sensor location. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Scott Allen, CMO of FreeWave, discussed how as IoT is increasingly adopted by industrial markets, there is going to be an increased demand for sensor data from the outermos...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2017 New York. The 20th Cloud Expo and 7th @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Internet to enable us all to im...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Unsecured IoT devices were used to launch crippling DDOS attacks in October 2016, targeting services such as Twitter, Spotify, and GitHub. Subsequent testimony to Congress about potential attacks on office buildings, schools, and hospitals raised the possibility for the IoT to harm and even kill people. What should be done? Does the government need to intervene? This panel at @ThingExpo New York brings together leading IoT and security experts to discuss this very serious topic.
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"At ROHA we develop an app called Catcha. It was developed after we spent a year meeting with, talking to, interacting with senior citizens watching them use their smartphones and talking to them about how they use their smartphones so we could get to know their smartphone behavior," explained Dave Woods, Chief Innovation Officer at ROHA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.