Marketing and events for customer engagement.


What’s on our minds here at 54? What’s happening that could influence our clients’ businesses? Find it here on a (usually) weekly basis.

Top 5 Mistakes B2B Brands Make in Investing in a Marketing Automation Platform

Before you make a significant investment in a platform, it’s important to consider if your brand is ready for marketing automation. Marketing automation is the process of streamlining the marketing and sales processes replacing time intensive, high-touch activities with automated …

2016 — The Year of Your Perfect Event

While you’re thinking about resolutions, we at 54 Sports offer one we promise to help you keep: 2016 is the year your entertainment budget delivers real ROI, and you capitalize on delivering unforgettable experiences at the right location for the …

B2B Marketing: How to Tell a Good Brand Story

B2B marketers add value, attract customers through storytelling. Do you remember back in the old days when a B2B customer would see an advertisement and call a sales representative to discuss a problem or make a purchase? Those days are …

Integrated Marketing: It Works For Events, Too

We’ve been at this a good while and know from experience that every well-managed corporate event pays dividends. Serving up impeccable lodging, tickets to a great game or tournament, four-star dining and stress-free transportation will, at the very least, mean …

Building Brand Building

Our Greensboro office—“the Mill”—isn’t just a building, but a creative inspiration. A lot has been shared lately about Burrisland culture, specifically working remotely. As much as we enjoy our remote flexibility, even a small group still needs a place to …

The Secret Exposed

The email subject line read “Secret exposed! Work from home. $$$$$” The message was marked as spam because, well, why WOULDN’T it have been? Even the shoddiest of filters would know this email had all the hallmarks of a shady …

You Look Good In All Those Hats.

Back when everyone wore hats, the hat you wore typically reflected the job you did. A versatile worker was one who “wore many hats.” Yesterday’s cliché has become today’s multi-disciplined professional. According to Fast Company, you better develop some facility …

Making Your List and Checking It Twice

Making lists, it’s an age-old idea and a way to survive this human existence. Philosopher and novelist, Umberto Eco goes as far to say, “The list is the origin of culture. It’s part of the history of art and literature. …

Work Culture – What We Value the Most

A quick Google search of the phrase “work culture” returns 1.4 billion hits. In fact, Google is typically cited as one of the companies with the best work culture. But what does work culture really mean? One of the definitions …

Happy Hour. Five Reasons to Make It Part of Your Workscape

We love this digital era and what it’s meant for client service and our own day-to-day operations. We’ve loved it from the start. Burrisland was among the first agencies to adopt online project management, and for more than 15 years …

No.38 Child services/nannies vetted, hired.
No.54 Event dress code noted, communicated.
No.05 All event tickets purchased.
No.47 Staff uniforms delivered.
No.31 Linens inspected.
No.07 Local hospitals/urgent care identified.
No.22 Golf clubs/guns rented.
No.32 Bathroom amenities prepped and placed.
No.23 Golf pairings made.
No.25 Homes inspected for cleanliness.
No.09 Weather forecast checked, proper gear secured.
No.28 Preferred beverages ordered.
No.50 Extra device chargers acquired.
No.41 Stadium maps delivered.
No.34 Luggage tags confirmed.
No.04 Dinner reservations confirmed.
No.48 Meeting spaces identified, inspected.
No.01 All vehicles fueled and serviced.
No.44 Tailgate party locations confirmed.
No.40 Pick-up/drop-off locations scouted, confirmed.
No.33 Home amenities prepped and placed.
No.37 Translators vetted, hired.
No.43 Aircraft seating preferences confirmed.
No.12 Drivers interviewed, vetted.
No.10 Event walk-through performed.
No.14 Agenda/itineraries double-checked, mailed.
No.24 Local food/restaurants identified.
No.51 Umbrellas/rain gear checked.
No.03 Chefs vetted and secured.
No.11 Wi-Fi availability/log-in directions confirmed.
No.02 Lodging standards verified.
No.36 Photographers hired.
No.13 Talent booked, arrival time confirmed.
No.49 Reception halls booked.
No.45 Emergency air services researched.
No.46 Extra sunblock ordered.
No.26 TV guides/local channels logged.
No.52 Handicap access located, verified.
No.30 Tours and guides vetted, confirmed.
No.42 All deposits made.
No.18 Hunting/fishing guides vetted, hired.
No.29 Boats chartered.
No.35 Luggage transfer protocols confirmed.
No.16 Traffic patterns studied, logged.
No.19 Security team vetted, in place.
No.39 Hunting/fishing forecasts checked/licenses purchased.
No.20 Parking and passes secured.
No.27 Community/hotel entrance codes tested.
No.21 Property map for guests created.
No.08 Guests’ food allergies documented.
No.53 Event’s “items prohibited” list obtained.
No.06 Flight info/arrival/departure monitored.
No.15 Taxes, gratuities, service fees tallied and paid.
No.17 Guests’ likes/dislikes recorded.