1. sandman10's Avatar
    ok, we know some on this forum will be heading to Montreal for the festivities and F1 race.

    Please post pics, experiences, and let us know what type of marketing BB is employing in Montreal this weekend.

    Im a massive F1 and BB fan and really wish I could be there.
    06-04-13 06:52 PM
  2. coopersloat's Avatar
    I wish I could be there, too! I'll be watching on TV, though. Qualifying in six hours...
    06-08-13 07:56 AM
  3. sandman10's Avatar
    pics? info? anybody??
    06-08-13 11:45 AM
  4. Laa2004's Avatar
    Yes...I will post something shortly...
    06-08-13 02:19 PM
  5. DocDRM's Avatar
    If you don't have it already, make sure you get the free F1 Live 24 app. Live info feeds of all practice rounds, Q rounds, and the race itself. News feeds are awesome, several articles per day, all aspects of info.

    Posted via CB10
    06-08-13 03:49 PM
  6. Laa2004's Avatar
    Hi So here's a bit of a review / summery of some of the Blackberry related F1 events here @F1 Canada 2013....

    Blackberry was set up on Peel Street just below Sherbrooke Street (just down the street from McGill University )

    The booth was very large and was well staff with plenty of “staff” wearing not only team hats and shirts but also blackberry rain/windbreakers (way more professional then other companies who had plastic ponchos for employees)

    The main booth consisted of a double sided demonstration table on both the extreme left and right of the area with Z10s facing the front and Q10s facing inwards the phones were tethered but you were still able to make full use of the touchscreen and hold the phone without an alarm going off! The table had a transparent insert showcasing a few of the phone cases made by Blackberry.

    On the left side behind the demo table was a charging station “concierge” where you could get your phone charged (not certain if they would swap battery) they had a very nice branded charging locker set up that had individual locking compartments for people to place their phones. (Misplaced photo )

    The main attraction was the F1 Car where you could learn/try your hand at changing the tires with the “pit crew” ..this is a very popular activity at F1 every year and it would appear compared to the other tire changing simulation on Crescent Street Blackberry was well prepared with a case of disposable ear plugs for those who partook and foam kneeling mats in front of the tires (!) Behind on either side of the car was official race uniforms in display cases to the right behind the car was a small “lounge” area where they were going to hold some meet &Greet events ..
    There was also a demo screen but it appear to not be in use….
    Also at the bottom of the street was a mini cube like structure with more Z10s and Q10s…
    While most of the signage was in french all the staff that I interacted with spoke /greet in both English

    …So on a totally non blackberry related note I was at a hotel in the old port of Montreal & just so happened to come across the official blackberry “hotel” / vip registration area (]@CrackberryKevin if you want the Location PM me !)
    …Please excuse the blurry pictures (was in a rush to leave)…I did grab an official swag bag and when I opened it found a nice little surprise ….
    I also had a short very rigid conversation with an unidentified Blackberry Employee those ordinary looking “blackberry” branded headsets we have seen everyone wearing are actually “proprietary technology developed for the team by blackberry and will not be available anytime soon to the general public” …also since the partnership was very last minute merchandise with BB on it won’t be available to the public until current stock is depleted….(hence the little car not having a nice Blackberry logo on it)


    So that’s about it ..if I forgot something post back …I did read on twitter the some executive was handing out pass to people she met……
    Last edited by Laa2004; 06-08-13 at 07:33 PM.
    06-08-13 07:07 PM
  7. Laa2004's Avatar
    Sorry about that for some reason the upload did not work the first time ... here is the photos to go with the text ...
    Attached Thumbnails The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000509.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000511.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000516.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000508.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000510.jpg  

    The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000507.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000501.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000500.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000506.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000498.jpg  

    The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000487.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000486.jpg  
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    06-08-13 07:13 PM
  8. Laa2004's Avatar
    Ok here is the "swag bag"
    Attached Thumbnails The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000526.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000525.jpg   The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000518.jpg  
    06-08-13 07:16 PM
  9. agp101's Avatar
    My girlfriend works as an usher/ticket checker when going to the seats. She has videos and pictures and I'll try to post them sometime after tomorrow when she sends em to me. Hopefully I don't forget.

    Posted via CB10
    06-08-13 11:38 PM
  10. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Podium again...well done boys.

    Posted via CB10
    06-09-13 05:23 PM
  11. Laa2004's Avatar
    Went back this morning to retake the phone charging station photos and was surprised to see the F1 Car had been changed out with a Mercedes ...The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000527.jpgThe Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000528.jpgThe Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000530.jpg


    Fantastic Job and It can only get better from here...
    Attached Thumbnails The Montreal F1 BlackBerry thread-img_00000531.jpg  
    06-09-13 06:50 PM

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