The Japan Crane Game Association hosted its first workshop and competition for children. Hosted by the Sekaiichi no Gemu Senta Eburidei Gyoda, a renowned game center located in the Saitama Prefecture...
rand Theft Auto III, Legend of Zelda, Oregon Trail and Sims round out The Strong's finalists [press release]
Bay Tek Games Inc. said it is on schedule to move production of its Skee-Ball amusement machines to its Pulaski, WI, factory. Bay Tek is expected to shut down Skee-Ball's Chalfont, PA, facility and start up the Skee-Ball game assembly lines by this summer. Bay Tek announced its purchase of Skee-Ball Amusement Games in February...
The National Dart Association's Team Dart is held annually at Bally's, right in the center of the Las Vegas strip. It is one of the largest coin-op game competitions in the world, featuring more than 300 electronic dartboards spread across 85,000 square feet of tournament space...
Called "Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To A Seagull)," the exhibit features a variety of Coney Island-eque signs intended to be viewed either as a traditional art exhibit or through classic "tower viewer" binoculars set on free play..
Full-size "bean-to-cup" hot beverage venders styled for public locations and offered "bundled" with branded products might work equally well in business-and-industry and institutional sites.A specialty coffee roaster today who seeks differentiation and understands online advertising might find upscale vending to be a highly visible solution... by Tim Sanford
NAMA's 2016 OneShow continued the event's steady rebound, with more than 70 first-time exhibitors.This reminds us that there's real value in an industry-specific exhibition. As valuable as the Internet is as a component of ab effective communication program, face-to-face interaction and "tire-kicking" is more vital than ever in marketing... by Alicia Lavay
Millennials have shown that they enjoy interactive shopping in physical as well as virtual venues. FEC-goers soon may expect personalized, on-site experiences mediated by their smartphones. Some very basic initial programs to build engagement might include bonus gameplay coupons, redemption-point tracking and food and beverage discounts... by Hank Schlesinger
A full-color marketing brochure or menu tells prospects (and reminds clients) who you are, why they should deal with you and what you offer. It's the best medium for promoting your equipment, products and services when used by your sales team in prospecting for new business, and can boost sales and solidify relationships with clients... by Len Rashkin
One of the most informative protocols that I follow, prior to making a sales presentation for a private refreshment provider's sales team, is to send out a questionnaire, or request for information (RFI)... by Len Rashkin
In the late 1980s, videogames and pinball machines were called the ruin of American youth. Cities and towns quickly acted to ban and restrict their use. In the '90s, tobacco became the new "hate" product in vending. Now it's calories in vended snacks and drinks... by Michael J. Grandone