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Tampa Convention Center Selects Pinstripe Marketing

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Pinstripe Marketing announced today that the Tampa Convention Center has developed a new relationship with the agency to manage advertising and marketing for the 600,000 square foot facility and its food and beverage locations.

The convention center is home to Tampa Bay’s largest events, including international auto and boat shows, conferences for the world’s largest companies, and the media center for the 2012 Republican National Convention.

The center also boasts two food and beverage locations including the Bay Bistro restaurant on the first floor featuring indoor and outdoor seating along the Riverwalk, and a flavorful menu that is uniquely Tampa. The Sail Pavilion is a 360 degree waterfront bar overlooking the beautiful Hillsborough River. Patrons are welcome by land or by sea on the public docks.

“We are very excited to work with the Tampa Convention Center team,” said Pinstripe president, Ginger Reichl. “As a meeting planner, I can appreciate the quality and flexibility of the center. We’re fortunate to have a facility that can attract events of this size and scope – it is one of our area’s best assets.”

 

ABOUT TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER

Centrally located on the sparkling waterfront of Tampa’s Hillsborough River, the Tampa Convention Center is dedicated to providing meeting planners, attendees and exhibitors a five-star resort experience. With its breathtaking views, extraordinary culinary team, professional concierge desk and easy access to area restaurants and attractions, the four-level, 600,000-square-foot convention center enjoys many of the attributes travelers look for in Florida’s finest facilities. For additional information, visit www.tampaconventioncenter.com.

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Execs Hit Republican National Convention Events

Today’s Tampa Bay Business Journal featured a story about some of the events surrounding the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. Tampa Bay marketing agency president, Ginger Reichl, was interviewed for the story.

Ginger Reichl

Pinstripe Marketing, president

“Full Lid Party” at Cassis American Brasserie in St. Petersburg, August 26

“Reichl will attend the “Full Lid Party” on Aug. 26. The after-party will follow the welcome event at Tropicana Field.  Reichl said she will be there “from an event management standpoint,” helping facilitate the event.

Reichl, who volunteers on the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee’s communications action group, will devote the rest of the week to day-to-day operations at her offices. In particular, Pinstripe will offer “last-minute business concierge services” to convention guests.

“Once people get here and realize they need something at the last minute, we are available,” she said.”

 

See more events in Tampa Bay the week of the RNC on the TBBJ and Bay News 9 web sites.

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Bobbie Shay Lee Joins Pinstripe

Pinstripe Marketing is pleased to announce that Bobbie Shay Lee has joined the agency as a senior project manager. Her responsibilities will include business development, account management, and leading the new event and marketing division focused on supporting the Republican National Convention to be held in Tampa in August 2012.

Prior to joining Pinstripe, Lee was a consultant for non-profit foundations; managed national, state, candidate and issue-related campaigns; and was a lobbyist for one of the largest utility groups in Florida. Lee holds a masters degree from Florida State University.

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Ginger Reichl featured in Charlotte Observer story to compare and contrast the DNC in Charlotte vs. the RNC in Tampa

In today’s Charlotte Observer, Jim Morrill highlights some of the differences in how each city is planning for their respective political conventions next summer.

This front page story covers the 2012 Tampa Host Committees’s use of voluteer action groups to leverage the skills and experience of local professionals, basic security plans for the convention, fundraising strategies, and the local community.

Ginger Reichl, president of Pinstripe Marketing, discusssed St. Petersburg’s role.

”Ginger Reichl lives in St. Petersburg, across the blue waters of Old Tampa Bay about 17 miles from its bigger, more bustling neighbor. ”We’re used to being sort of the sister city,” said Reichl, who owns her own marketing company. But she and others hope to make St. Pete and its nearby beach resorts a big part of the convention. She’s on an action team that’s talking about using St. Pete’s Tropicana Field for a huge welcome party for delegates and media. Like her, other boosters see the convention as an opportunity to bring together communities separated not just by water but often by their own parochial interests.”

To read the entire article, visit the Charlotte Observer.

Pinstripe Marketing is helping companies, organizations and associations who wish to hold an event or reach convention attendees in Tampa. For more information, contact Ginger at hello@2012tampamarketing.com.

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Gearing up for RNC marketing and events

Pinstripe Marketing was featured in two Republican National Convention stories in this week’s Tampa Bay Business Journal.

In the first, Planners: Visibility, outreach crucial to landing RNC business, Pinstripe president Ginger Reichl discusses how Pinstripe is positioned to earn business from companies and organizations who need event planning, marketing, public relations and social media assistance while in town for the convention.

“Ginger Reichl’s near-term strategy is visibility for Pinstripe Marketing, her St. Petersburg firm that has an event planning focus. To capture business during “a whole week that will be nothing but events,” Pinstripe’s marketing push will have a dedicated website, social media and a Google AdWords campaign.  When you have out-of-town groups that need an event planned or need social media assistance, we want to earn that business,” Reichl said.

In the second story, Volunteer groups take action for the Republican National Convention, Ginger discusses our role in the Communications Action Group which is charged with promoting the Tampa Bay area to attendees of the convention.

“The communications group works to establish the message that the region wants to promote when people come to town, which may involve billboards, advertising and receptions,” said Ginger Reichl, president of Pinstripe Marketing and a volunteer on the Communications Action Group. In addition to visibility and the chance to network, participation provides Pinstripe the opportunity to contribute to convention-related communications. “We’re working together and bringing our own expertise to them mission,” Reichl said. “The fact that it’s all-volunteer raises the excitement in the room.”

See the entire stories here.

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