Launching a Retail Revolution: Our Pop-Up Series with Walmart in Early 2024

Explore the innovative pop-up series, redefining customer experiences and partnerships in the retail marketing industry.


In the dynamic world of retail marketing, selling products comes second to creating experiences that resonate, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with our latest venture. Our program, a front-runner in innovation and impactful outcomes, has just hit a major league by teaming up with Walmart. This collaboration represents a game-changer for the retail marketing industry.

As we roll out our pop-up series in Walmart stores early this year, we’re expanding our reach while also redefining the essence of retail partnerships and customer engagement. Our strategy has always centered on crafting win-win scenarios, and now, we’re taking that philosophy to a whole new level. With this approach to retail experiences, every visit brings something unexpected and every interaction leaves a lasting impression.

Revolutionizing retail: The GIFT program’s trailblazing success

The GIFT Program is a beacon of innovation in sales activation and experiential marketing. Our story isn’t just about what we’ve done, but how we’ve done it. Each step of our journey showcases our knack for adapting, engaging, and surpassing expectations.

Right from the start, we saw the GIFT Program as a bridge-builder — connecting our partners with their target customers in ways that the traditional sales models just couldn’t match. We needed something fresh, a strategy that presented products and crafted unforgettable customer experiences — an interactive, engaging, and customer-focused approach.

The impact of the GIFT Program is both quantifiable and truly remarkable. With over 35,000 events under our belt, our reach is extensive, and the results for our partners are nothing short of phenomenal. These events are unique opportunities to create lasting impressions and drive sales while making memories.

Our market position today speaks volumes of this success. We’re not just participants in experiential marketing but pioneers known for our groundbreaking methods and our dual commitment to customer delight and partner profitability. This reputation for excellence has caught the eye of industry leaders, including Walmart, affirming our role as a vanguard in the retail revolution

Our game-changing collaboration with Walmart

This latest venture with Walmart isn’t just a new chapter for the GIFT Program but a leap into a realm brimming with possibilities and opportunities. This collaboration is a validation of our innovative edge and our proven prowess in creating extraordinary experiential marketing events.

Walmart, a titan in the retail world and a household name, is known for its selective partnerships and their choice to collaborate with the GIFT Program speaks volumes about our effectiveness and allure. It’s a mutual nod to the value and potential each brings to the table. For Walmart, it’s about offering their customers an unexpected and captivating shopping journey. For us, it’s a golden opportunity to amplify our capabilities on an unprecedented scale.

As we gear up for the Q1 2024 pop-ups, the collaboration between our team and Walmart is phenomenal as we meticulously craft these events to integrate seamlessly into the Walmart shopping experience. Our goal is to create immersive events that resonate with Walmart’s diverse clientele and reflect the high-quality and customer-first ethos shared by both Walmart and the GIFT Program.

This collaboration is a strategic trendsetter in retail partnerships. By introducing the GIFT Program’s unique sales activation approach to Walmart’s extensive network, we’re broadening our audience reach and reinforcing our stature as a frontrunner in experiential marketing. We’re looking at a relationship that benefits everyone involved — Walmart, the GIFT Program, and most importantly, the customers who are about to be treated to a retail experience unlike any other.

Elevating engagement with Fortune 500 representatives

When Fortune 500 company representatives join the mix at our pop-up events, it’s more than just a boost to the customer experience — it’s a game changer. These representatives are there not only to endorse products but also to bring a level of brand authority, depth of knowledge, and credibility that truly connects with customers. In this way, they serve as a hybrid of brand ambassadors and expert advisors, enriching customer interactions with valuable insights and building trust that goes beyond the surface.

Their role is crucial in designing eye-catching displays that do more than just attract attention. These setups are a blend of visual magnetism and a keen understanding of customer preferences, making them both engaging and enlightening. This attention to detail in presentation is key in crafting standout, immersive experiences within the bustling retail environment of Walmart.

The best part, however, is that these experts bring the excitement up a notch with gift cards and rewards from their respective companies in a strategic move that drives immediate sales and fosters lasting customer relationships. By offering a shopping experience that’s both rewarding and memorable, we’re weaving together immediate engagement with the threads of long-term brand loyalty. It’s a smart, holistic approach that’s bound to make an impact.

Retail renaissance: Navigating new horizons

Choosing retail behemoths like Walmart for our pop-up events is a calculated strategy. These spaces are more than stores — they’re community epicenters that draw in diverse and extensive crowds. This setting is ideal for our brands, particularly those with Fortune 500 clout, providing an unparalleled platform to connect with a wide audience. This kind of exposure is invaluable, reaching potential customers in ways traditional advertising just can’t.

Our pop-ups are far from ordinary displays — they are full-on immersive experiences that embody everything the brand and its products stand for. These interactive spaces are designed to transform casual browsers into engaged leads and actual sales.

The beauty of the GIFT Program is its multifaceted approach to generating income. For places like Walmart, our pop-ups breathe new life (and profit) into otherwise underutilized areas. For our partners, it’s about turning direct customer interactions into immediate sales and planting the seeds for ongoing relationships. This level of brand engagement often translates into heightened loyalty and repeat business, creating a steady stream of revenue.

As we step into this exciting new phase with Walmart, our confidence in the GIFT Program’s role as a trendsetter in retail and experiential marketing is sky-high. Beyond just revenue and brand visibility, we’re excited about deepening our connection with customers, looking far beyond just revenue and brand visibility.

Looking ahead, the future is radiant with possibilities. Guided by our unwavering customer-centric values, we’re committed to ensuring that each step we take aligns perfectly with the needs and dreams of those we serve. Here’s to navigating this new chapter, where innovation, engagement, and customer satisfaction lead the way.

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Ray Sheehan

Ray Sheehan ,

Founder of Old City Media

Ray Sheehan is the Founder of Old City Media, a North American event production and experiential marketing agency. He has a background in strategic planning, marketing, event management, and advertising and has helped the company expand from one city in the United States to an international agency. Before this role, Ray partnered with, a production company in Philadelphia, and worked for 20th Century FOX. He oversaw all aspects of the business and produced a nationally syndicated television show for FOX. In 2020, he launched the G.I.F.T Program as part of Old City Media. Ray is recognized as a leader in the special events space, a marketing guru, and an innovative thinker in the Philadelphia community and beyond. Sheehan has been featured in The Super U Podcast, Medium, Street Fight, and more.