• San Diego Convention Center Announced New Digital Advertising Program

     
    POSTED November 11, 2016
     

The San Diego Convention Center Corporation has partnered with—Smart City Networks, the leading internet provider in the nation—to work on a new digital advertising program.

"This digital projection system is one more way that we are enhancing our customer service experience at the San Diego Convention Center," says Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, CFE, president and CEO, San Diego Convention Center. "Our customers have the opportunity to customize what they want to say, to whom and where through a visual tool never offered in our facility before."

Smart City will contribute advertising and content services through a digital network around the lobby of the convention center. Implementation of these plans will go through EventPath. Other offerings include, large projection displays at entrances to exhibits for branding opportunities, dynamic messaging content and high-resolution video content.

Other services provided by Smart City include, revenue programs such as event sponsorships, content services like gamification, web-based content management that allows users to control messages in real-time and more.

"The San Diego Convention Center’s digital advertising program will offer opportunities for shows, sponsors and exhibitors to inform and influence a captive audience," says Suzzanne Ravitz, digital marketing manager, Smart City. "By strategically placing digital media projectors at key entrances to the exhibit halls, shows will have a unique opportunity to help create a memorable meeting experience for their attendees."

 

Los Angeles has such a robust food and dining scene, it’s rare to be the first at anything these days. But Benny Boy Brewing  appears to have pulled that off with its claim to be the city’s first combined brewery and cidery. Located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, just minutes from downtown, Benny Boy is anchored by a spacious outdoor beer and cider garden. Groups are welcome. The 1,200-square-foot cider house is available for private events of up to 51 guests while a full venue buyout accommodates 300. 

 

If you’re considering Santa Barbara as a destination for an upcoming meeting, there are more hotels and restaurants than ever before, along with new flights into Santa Barbara Airport.

Here are some highlights. 

Hotel News

Palihouse Santa Barbara, a 24-room boutique hotel in the historic Presidio neighborhood has opened. Offering a “vintage preppy meets American Riviera vibe,” total group buyouts are available, as well as outdoor entertaining space for intimate events.

 

By a number of measures, hotels are doing well in San Francisco.  For starters, occupancy rates, according to preliminary data, were 67.2% for the month of April, with average daily room rates just above $225. As the San Francisco Travel Association notes, those numbers point to the best-performing month for San Francisco hotels since pandemic restrictions were put in place in March 2020.