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We’ve all been hearing that the quality of the customer’s experience is now what determines the success of a brand’s efforts. But, did you know that it is predicted that by 2020, 85 percent of a customer’s relationship with a brand will lack any human interaction? If that proves true, then dynamic and personalized digital interactions will be more important than ever.
From our trusted partner Adobe, Get Elastic is pleased to bring you this insightful post from Adobe’s just-released digital marketing report the “State of Content: Rules of Engagement for 2016″. It’s the most wonderful time of the year: 2016 planning. With the New Year around the corner, we know content marketers are looking for insights and trends that will shape the year a ...
Over the weekend I headed up to the annual wine auction known as Premiere Napa Valley. Held once again at the iconic Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone, the event is part celebration, part awareness building, and part community bonding. Here’s the Stark Insider photo roundup (see below) — I apologize in advance […] There will be wine.
Chef Michael Chiarello might be on to something. His newly created event, Bottega Gran Fondo, has captured the imagination of cyclists and adventure seekers, not only from the area, but across the entire country. Now in its second year, the unique event combines the best in farm-to-table foods, fine wines, and–a twist–cycling. Watch as I […] Chef Michael Chiarello might be on to something.
Actor-musician and Enation lead singer Jonathan Jackson opens up about his influences (U2, Peter Gabriel), story-telling through song-writing and music videos. Watch Stark Insider interview from Live in the Vineyard. Jonathan Jackson (front) with Enation bandmates Daniel Sweatt, and Richard Jackson.
Stark Insider Jamie Scott performs ‘Story of My Life’, talks One Direction, Song-writing (Video) “Story of My Life.” A megahit for the ages. Little did Jamie Scott know that when he quietly wrote the song in his London studio a few years back that it would eventually be heard by “just about everyone in the world”.
225 lots. That’s how many we can expect at this year’s edition of the annual wine auction known as Premiere Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Vintners released the list of wines that will be auctioned off, and you can see it here on the PNV site. Featuring winemaker dinners, barrel tastings, and seminars, ultimately its […] A lot of Scarecrow Cabernet garnered much attention aft ...
Gastronomical Science Stark Insider Pick: Napa Truffle Festival (Video Preview) Truffles. Those all mysterious, delectable, and pricey delights. Where are though? And, pragmatically… What exactly are truffles? How are they used in dishes. And, what’s the business of growing truffles like in Napa? One way to find out is to attend the Napa Truffle Festival.
The Live in the Vineyard concert series continues on Stark Insider. Loni Stark has sat down so far with Cobie Caillat, Larkin Poe, and Mat Kearney. Be sure to subscribe to the SI arts & culture channel on YouTube to be alerted of new episodes. Today: Matt Nathanson. Matt Nathanson is absolutely resolute on one thing: streaming […] The Live in the Vineyard concert series ...
Stark Insider Broadway Backstage: Chicago with John O’Hurley of Seinfeld (Video) Seinfeld brought the world no shortage of iconic characters. George who pursued life with “passionate mediocrity.” Elaine with her physical antics. Cosmo Kramer with the famous slide entrance. And, of course, Jerry Seinfeld himself with his everyday observations.
Performing Arts Bea Miller – Young Blood Live in the Vineyard (Video) The Live in the Vineyard concert series continues on Stark Insider. Loni Stark has sat down so far with Cobie Caillat, Larkin Poe, and Mat Kearney. Be sure to subscribe to the SI arts & culture channel on YouTube to be alerted of new episodes. Bea Miller could be the next Pink.
On Location Mat Kearney performs ‘Just Kids’ in Napa (Video) Loni sits down with singer-songwriter Mat Kearney to talk about finding inspiration for his fifth studio album, ‘Just Kids’. Quick tip. Next time you find yourself in an argument with your significant don’t send an angry text. Instead, try whipping out your laptop and journaling the heated conversation.
Stark Insider The Artist Diaries: Big Sur, California (Photos) The Artist Diaries on Stark Insider. Can a student become a master? Loni Stark gives a weekend update from the California coast where her oil painting adventure continues. I finally carved out some time to, as Clint likes to say, “attack the canvas.
In this Stark Insider segment, Loni Stark visits the OneBeat project, and talks with the international musicians creating genre-bending new works. There are worse places to spark creativity. 5 of the OneBeat fellows interviewed by Stark Insider on the grounds of the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga.
Elephants could become extinct in 10 years, says actress Kristin Davis (Sex And The City), if we don’t stop poachers from gunning them down for ivory. “Every 15 minutes an elephant is gunned down for its ivory.” If we don’t do something about it, says actress Kristin Davis (Sex And The City), the elephant could become extinct in ten to fifteen years.
West Coast Travel Stark Insider TV: California Hang Gliding (GoPro Video) And here I was thinking I had seen it all! Views, views, views. When you soar high above the California coast expect several moments of–how to put this into words?–let’s just say, wooooah, ohhhh, ahhhh. Such were just a few of my reactions when I hooked up with John Simpson at California Hang Gliding.
Family Stage: ‘Bad Jews’ the power of words and silence (Review) In Magic Theatre’s latest Bay Area Premiere, ‘Bad Jews’ by playwright Joshua Harmon, we are drawn into an intensely personal debate about family, identity and tolerance. Max Rosenak in Magic Theatre’s production of “Bad Jews” (Photo: Jennifer Reiley) Super Jews, Uber Jews, Bad Jews.
A core goal of content marketing is to build engaged audiences through the information and experiences they value. It goes beyond just optimizing a single click or purchase path, to generating loyalty. If you want to deliver relationship-building experiences with the right content delivered at the right moment to the right person, you need the right data.
On Location WICKED Backstage Broadway: Glinda’s Grand Bubble Entrance (Video) Watch backstage video: set of WICKED, plus a ride in Glinda’s magical bubble. “It’s good to see me, isn’t it?!” Loni Stark talks with Chandra Lee Schwartz about the Broadway blockbuster. Do your homework. Eat your vegetables. Listen to your parents. Easy peasy folks: three simple ways to becoming a good witch.
The Whisky Richards delighted the Taste of Sonoma crowd at MacMurray Ranch. It’s almost here. This weekend sees one of the year’s biggest wine events take place in Northern California. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend (Aug 29-31) has quickly become a bucket list checkbox- well, at least once in a lifetime for any food and wine lover.