IHG is launching a new brand of midscale hotels to reach the modern traveler. avid hotels are changing the hotel industry as we know it. IHG CEO, Elie Maalouf, described avid as “championing the everyday traveler at an everyday price.” The first hotel is opening in Oklahoma City in Fall 2018, and other locations will follow around the country in 2019. The brand wants to create national awareness surrounding the launch of the hotels. This includes a 360 campaign and an experiential activation. They need to choose two events in spring 2019 relevant to the target audience to launch the experiential activation.