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Maricopa County Fair Cuts Television Advertising in Half, Boosts Attendance 18 Percent

Maricopa County Fair Cuts Television Advertising in Half, Boosts Attendance 18 Percent

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When deciding their 2019 media buys, fair organizers, marketers and other stakeholders may want to take a lesson from this year Maricopa County Fair. The fair took the drastic step of cutting their commercial television ad purchasing by more than 50 percent. Where was the traditional media money reallocated? Digital streaming services, including Hulu and Spotify, as well as more social media buys on Facebook, Instagram and other platforms.  50 Percent Less TVThe Maricopa County Fair attendance increased by 18 percent this year, attracting more than 52,000 fairgoers.  Except for some high winds – some as high as 32 MPH – on opening day, the weather was ideal Arizona springtime climate and the regional economy continues to be strong – certainly these factors were critical in making the 2019 event succeed. ...   [read more]

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Fairs & Carnival Companies Coping with Extreme Weather Patterns

Fairs & Carnival Companies Coping with Extreme Weather Patterns

Weather – nothing we can do about it – but because climate is considered the most influential factor determining the success or failure of fairs, festivals and most other outdoor events --  nothing can stop the talking, thinking and mostly, worrying about the weather. Fairs are outdoor events and if the weather is not conducive to being outside, attendance will fall. Some years are simply unlucky: fairs will just suffer the ire of Mother Nature causing turnout, thus revenue, to plummet. But a rainy run or a severe heatwave is very different than an extreme weather event. In 2018 extreme weather events forced fairs to cancel an entire day, not to mention the loss in revenue and the cost of fairground damage.  Price Tag Unfortunately, both extreme incidents and their price tags are on the rise. The National ...   [read more]

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UPDATED 5/23/2019On May 15, USCIS began issuing receipt notices for H-2B filings that were filed for the additional allotment of visas that was announced previously.  Receipts have been dated May 15,  2019 throughout the week.The additional visas are allotted to only returning workers and it has been estimated that only 66% of the 30,000 cap will be utilized.  On Friday, Robert Law, senior advisor at USCIS  office of policy and strategy confirmed that the 30,000 cap was not met and there will be no lottery.James Judkins, president of JKJ Workforce reported on Friday, May 17 that their office is forwarding copies of receipt notices to employers as they are received.  “About 1/3 of the companies that were capped out have been receipted as of 8 am this morning”, stated Judkins.   “We expect that the balance will be receipted within the next 48 hours.”On Wednesday, May 22, Judkins updated ...   [read more]

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It is with a heavy heart  to announce the passing of Charlene Briggs, co-owner of Chicago based Modern Midways.  Charleen was the wife of Frank Briggs for over 48 years and the matriarch of the Briggs Family.  Mother of Frank Jr, Edward, and Robert (Robin). Beloved grandmother to Edward Jr. , Robert II, and Nicholas. Char was always first class and well known for her strength as a wife, mother, and lady.  She will be missed by everyone that knew her.Visitation will be held Thursday May 16 from 2 to 8pm at:Kerr Parzygnot Funeral Home540 Dixie Hwy, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 (708) 754-0016Mass will be held at 10am on Friday May 17 at:St. Agnes Catholic Church1501 Chicago Rd, Chicago Heights, IL 60411   Internment to follow at Assumption Cemetery.   [read more]

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