Monthly Archives: July 2012

O’ Say, You Can See

With the London Olympic Games in full swing, the attention of media audiences in the United States is intently focused on watching the athletes representing our nation compete at the pinnacle of their respective sports. The US has historically been extremely successful at both the Summer and Winter Games, winning more than twice as many […]

 

Did You See THAT?

Spectators at fashion shows, particularly during the high profile ‘Fashion Weeks’ around the world, are often witnesses to some very unusual showcases. Coinciding with Miami’s July 2012 fashion week, the new Twelv Magazine debuted, featuring a visually stunning colorful dress on the cover. Upon close inspection, it became evident that the 220 pound piece was […]

Checking In or Checking Out: Geo-Regulation

Over the course of the past year, we have frequently touched on how location-based services, specifically geolocation technologies, have facilitated the growth of mobile marketing, discussing topics such as the latest SoLoMo trends and the influential experience of contextual advertising. Now, the government is in the process of moderating a complicated discussion about the future […]

Hee Haw, Hee Haw

We have all seen or heard stories about controversial ad campaigns on television, radio, and the internet. Some are quickly pulled from public view in reactionary fashion; others are purposefully left to survive in defiance. Universally, very few of these campaigns are easily forgotten. Controversy can work in a positive light, going viral and spreading […]

Junction Recognized for Supporting Central PA Businesses

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, the Gettysburg Adams County Chamber of Commerce held a special membership breakfast in Biglerville, PA recognizing members that remain dedicated to growing businesses in the Central Pennsylvania region. Sponsored by Knouse Foods Inc., an international food service company headquartered in Biglerville in northern Adams County, the event welcomed more than 50 […]

Fro-Yo Overload!

As summer brings sweltering  heat coast to coast, Americans are beginning to abandon traditional relief from sweet treats in ice cream parlors and popsicle stands in favor of an explosive new trend; frozen yogurt shops. These dairy-slinging stores are in the business of selling happiness, and feature diverse flavors and toppings for consumers to customize […]

The Perks of the Grind

How far would you go for the perfect cup of coffee? There is seemingly no limit to the United States’ torrid love affair with coffee. Like many other consumer mediums, tastes for the ‘other black gold’ have gone through drastic changes in the last 100 years, evolving from the military grade canned coffee that is […]

Happy 4th of July from Junction

There is no doubt that here at home, the difficult times of the last handful of years have brought questions, fears, and doubts to businesses of all sizes. Joblessness, sluggish spending, and struggling financial markets leave the emerging economies of the world threatening to overtake the limping United States. China, Brazil, and other emergent foreign […]

Checking In on Checking In

A unique concept bridging social networking and location-based marketing, check-in applications have become one of the most prominent trends in marketing. A few years ago, the first round of mobile check-in apps hit the market, spurring the excitement for this technology. By allowing users to announce their presence at a restaurant, bar, or event venue […]