Albany Taxi Drivers Welcome Visitors To “Tech Valley”

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Taxi drivers in Albany, NY have been enlisted in a word-of-mouth marketing campaign to pitch the area as a tech-savvy market to visitors. The program is a joint effort of Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Capitaland Taxi and Albany International Airport.
It makes perfect sense to utilize these drivers, for word-of-mouth comes naturally to them. My only question is do they somehow qualify their riders prior to the tech spiel? It is a purely B2B pitch.
[via USA Today]

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.