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Mirrored Media Wins Three 1st Place Vega Digital Awards

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MIRRORED MEDIA WINS THREE 1ST PLACE VEGA DIGITAL AWARDS

 Now in its third year, International Awards Associates (IAA) proudly announces the winners of its 2018 Vega Digital Awards.

Mirrored Media has won 1st place Canopus recognition for their BMW i #RoadtoCoachella in three categories: Social Campaign, Viral Marketing, and Influencer Marketing

As an official partner of Coachella for the second consecutive year, BMW i continued to explore new experiential platforms in presenting the Road to Coachella, a campaign that seamlessly blends music, inspired design, technology, sustainable mobility, and the journey that fans and artists take on their now road to Coachella. 

The Vega Digital Awards is an international competition for creative professionals who inspire with concept, writing or design, through electronic media. “Once again, we are pleased to recognize the stellar achievements of small and medium-sized web design and advertising companies. These winners are the guiding lights of the global digital communications universe,” said Kenjo Ong, President of IAA. “This year’s winners represent the very best in both established and emerging talent.’”

Vega Digital Awards is administered and judged by IAA’s panel of internationally-recognized creative professionals, who select winners based on rigorous standards of excellence. Mirrored Media joins the list of previous winners, some from such diverse companies and brands as BMW, TED, Mastercard, Ford, Allianz Global Investors, Lionsgate Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Music Group, Longines, Subaru, MINI, Airbus, Amalgamated Bank, Welder Watch and Royal Canin.

Entries in 325 professional and student categories including, for the first time in 2018, Virtual Reality and 360 Video, Video Channels and Networks, Audio and Owned Media.

This year’s Vega Digital Awards competition included 1,500 entries from 47 countries. “Our field of entries continues to expand, worldwide,” Ong said, noting that student submissions also came from a large number of countries. “Their creative talent continues to be truly outstanding and inspiring.”

IAA – 4 International Awards Competitions, 10,000++ Entries, 50+ Countries, 100+ International Judges

Event Marketer: “WINNERS ANNOUNCED: THE 2018 EXPERIENCE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS”

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED:

THE 2018 EXPERIENCE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

The editors of Event Marketer announce the winners of the 2018 Experience Design & Technology Awards, the world’s largest—and only—recognition program celebrating the best use of design, social media and event technology to enhance live experiences. This year’s “best and brightest” were recognized at an awards luncheon at EventTech in Las Vegas. Mirrored Media is honored to announce that we have won bronze in two categories:

BEST DIGITAL + LIVE CAMPAIGN

Bronze Winner
Campaign: Road to Coachella

Client: BMW
Partner: Mirrored Media

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Bronze Winner
Campaign: Road to Coachella

Client: BMW
Partner: Mirrored Media

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Posted on November 14th, 2018 by Event Marketer

Billboard – “Andy Grammer, Daya & More Perform at The Grove’s Christmas Tree Lighting”

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Billboard – “Andy Grammer, Daya & More Perform at The Grove’s Christmas Tree Lighting”

Christmas is still more than a month away, but the famous outdoor shopping center The Grove in Los Angeles kicked off the holiday season with their annual “Christmas at The Grove” spectacular on Sunday (Nov. 18). The bash featured musical performances, a California-style snowfall, Santa Claus, the lighting of the 100-foot tall Christmas tree and fireworks.   

Now in its 17th year, the annual tree lighting ceremony has come to be a landmark holiday celebration in the City of Angels. The evening’s ceremony was hosted by model and actress Molly Sims with performances from Andy Grammer, Daya, Lindsey Stirling, Rozzi, Parson James, Pia Toscano with David Foster and JD McCrary.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the show with opening remarks. Speaking exclusively with Billboard, Garcetti shared, “We usually come together in moments of celebration and triumph but this year, we also remember times of hardship and tragedy. I love coming here because it’s an amazing celebration with people from all over the city but to see our firefighters and police officers here and the sacrifices they’ve made. There’s thousands of people who are not home and have been displaced by fires and tragedy. It’s a good feeling to know that this is a generous and giving city.”

Following Mayor Garcetti’s remarks, child actor JD McCrary, who’s about to star as young Simba in the upcoming Disney live-action remake The Lion King in July 2019, performed “Winter Wonderland.” Renditions of heartwarming holiday classics were a constant throughout the evening from Rozzi Crane & Parson James’ “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to the crowd pleasing “O Holy Night,” performed by former American Idol finalist Pia Toscano accompanied by record producer David Foster on piano.

Violinist Lindsey Stirling performed a remixed and modern version of “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” followed by Daya’s chart-topping hit “Don’t Let Me Down.” 

“I would say rebirth is the general theme of the new album,” Daya said to Billboardof her record, set to debut in 2019. “My reintroduction into the music world and it just feels fresh and new and the most authentic I’ve ever been. I found myself in a new relationship this year and discovered more parts of myself that I didn’t know before. I’ve had time to really sit back and let everything settle in since ‘Hide Away’ took off which was three years ago. I didn’t allow that time before and now that I’ve had that time, I am rebirth-ing myself into the world.”

Rounding out the evening was multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer, who performed an electrifying set of originals including “Keep Your Head Up” and “Honey, I’m Good.”

Special guests in attendance included Katharine McPhee, Sara Foster, Jennifer Meyer and Caruso Founder & CEO Rick J. Caruso. Caruso shared with Billboard how the annual holiday musical celebration developed over the years: “It just continued to grow to be a part of the community and I’m a big believer of the holidays and celebrating whatever you can celebrate and we always want to be part of a community. And Christmas time and the holiday time is the perfect time to come together. We’re in the business of enriching lives and making people happy. Especially in this season where in southern California, the communities that we’re a part of really got hurt and a lot of tragedies. I think its a message of hope, that all of us stay together and create a great amount of hope, that we all have healthy, happy lives and we support each other.”

Highlights from this year’s tree-lighting ceremony will be featured in “A Home For The Holidays – The 20th Anniversary,” a holiday special featuring stories of adoption from foster care enhanced by major recording artists. The special will air Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Read the full article HERE

Posted on November 19, 2018 by Max Geschwind

Mirrored Media named finalists for two 2018 Content Marketing Awards

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PR Daily has revealed the finalists for the 2018 Content Marketing Awards, which recognizes brand storytellers who know their way around a clickable headline, a viral video, or a fleeting social trend. Storytelling is the most valuable skill a communicator can have today. The platforms we use to tell our stories, along with how those stories meet larger business goals, can make all the difference when measuring content marketing success. Mirrored Media is honored to announce that we’ve been named as finalists for two 2018 Content Marketing Awards for our BMW i Road to Coachella Campaign.

  • Brand Awareness
  • Influencer Content Marketing 

Click HERE to learn more about this year’s finalists, and stay tuned for the winners announcement, which will be published in a couple of weeks.

The Americana at Brand Christmas Tree Lighting

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Keck Medicine of USC Presents:

Christmas at The Americana at Brand

November 15, 2018 7:30 pm – 9pm

Join us for our Annual Tree Lighting celebration as we officially kick off the holiday season! This magical evening will feature a special performance by the cast of The Wallis/For The Record’s production of Love Actually Live, as well as the season’s first snowfall, a fireworks spectacular, and Santa’s grand arrival.

Produced by Mirrored Media and presented by Keck Medicine of USC, the show is sponsored by The Lincoln Motor Company. Uber is the official Rideshare partner of Caruso.

This event is complimentary and open to the public.

BMW Premier Partner Experience Tour

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BMW Premier Partner Experience Tour

In order to highlight BMW’s partnership and employee discount program Mirrored Media teamed up with the automotive giant to present an exclusive experience for team members at each of these western region company locations. The BMW Premier Partner Experience gave guests an opportunity to learn more about, and even test drive, several models from the BMW family.

From 10am – 5pm, registered employees were able to stop by the activation, located on a large portion of the campus’ parking lot, and become fully immersed in the BMW brand. Upon entering, guests were given BMW-branded reusable water bottles provided by S’well. They were greeted with two standout BMWs on display both sitting on custom on-brand platforms. Employees were invited to take a seat inside each car, while BMW produce geniuses were on hand to offer more information and assistance. Guests were also invited to step into the photo booth, which featured a co-branded custom step and repeat.

A large branded BMW semi-truck provided a backdrop for the VIP lounge. Located adjacent to the truck, and covered by a large BMW canopy, this carpeted area featured several perks for employees to enjoy, including:

  • Gourmet donuts
  • Gourmet coffee bar
  • Cold Refreshments
  • Two TVs featuring branded content
  • White lounge furniture
  • Floral decor and planters
  • BMW music playlist

The highlights of the day were the three exhilarating driving experiences. Guests had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of 13 BMWs, including the i3, M2, M4 Convertible, X5, 530e, or X6, for an exclusive test drive in one of three scenarios:

  • Accel/Decel: Drivers accelerate rapidly then hit the brakes on a closed course
  • Slalom: Drivers hug tight corners between cones on a closed course
  • Neighborhood Street Drive: Drivers were able to take the cars for a test drive around the neighborhood with a product specialist.

Oracle HQ

San Diego Gas and Electric

Southern California Edison

First American

Mirrored Media announced as finalists for two 2018 Experience Design & Technology Awards

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Event Marketer has announced the finalists for the 2018 Experience Design & Technology Awards, the world’s only marketing awards program recognizing the best use of design and technology in live experiences. Mirrored Media is honored to announce that we’ve been named as finalists for two 2018 Experience Design & Technology Awards for our BMW i Road to Coachella Campaign.

  • Best Digital + Live Campaign
  • Best Use of Social Media

The winners will be announced live at the Experience Design & Technology Awards luncheon on Nov. 14 during EventTech. Winners will also be featured in the December issue of Event Marketer and profiled at eventmaketer.com. See all the finalists HERE.

Mirrored Media and Emo Nite LA Work Together to Celebrate LA’s 2nd Annual Emo Nite Day

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Mirrored Media and Emo Nite LA Work Together to Celebrate LA’s 2nd Annual Emo Nite Day

Mirrored Media was thrilled to work alongside Emo Nite LA to produce the 2nd annual Emo Nite Day. The party featured performances from artists like Dashboard Confessional, All Time Low, Mayday Parade, 3OH!3 (Performing WANT in its entirety), Boyfriendz x Gothboiclique and Saphir along with DJ Sets from Mark Hoppus (full Blink-182 set), Captain Cuts, GNASH, Ham on Everything and more!!!

The second annual full-day festival took place on October 13th at Shrine Expo Hall + Grounds. On the monumental anniversary and announcement, the Emo Nite founders share Last year’s Emo Nite Day was truly amazing and we’re super excited to be doing it again, bigger than ever. We first met and became friends at a karaoke bar where we decided to sing a Dashboard Confessional song together, so it’s very surreal now, 4 years later, to be organizing a festival co-headlined by the very band that brought us together.” 

Emo Nite LA, the event started by three friends (Babs Szabo, T.J. Petracca and Morgan Freed) at a small dive bar has grown into a full-blown phenomenon. They have been able to bring together some of the most incredible names in music who have become part of this Emo Nite “family”, including Halsey, Sonny Moore (Skrillex) and From First to Last, The Used, Post Malone, Good Charlotte, All American Rejects, Demi Lovato, New Found Glory, and so many more. They have been able to throw regular events in dozens of markets across the country and have had spots on lineups at festivals like Life is Beautiful, Slam Dunk, BUKU and Vans Warped Tour. In addition to these events, the Emo Nite founders have created successful clothing collabs with companies like OBEY, Urban Outfitters, PLEASURES, Rose in Good Faith, Chinatown Market, OWSLA and more. But above all else, Emo Nite LA brings together people who share the love of emo rock music from the 90’s, 2000’s, and today, changing the idea of what a music event can be. 

We’re so lucky to have such a strong and of supportive community of people that have grown with us over the last few years and continue to trust us to deliver meaningful and unique experiences with our events” continue the trio of founders.

Posted on August 10th, 2018 by Dom Vigil

What to Expect at BizBash Live: New York 2018

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The BizBash Live schedule is out. Come see our CEO Justin Lefkovitch and Eric Vicedomini of BMW speak about why BMW Sponsored a Festival for Millennials and how we did it. See everyone tomorrow. Get your tickets HERE.

BizBash Live: New York, an event created to educate and inspire meeting and event professionals, returns to the Jacob K. Javits Center on October 24.

Sessions during the Event Innovation Forum, a single-track education conference, the Workshop Series of seminars, and the debut of Masterclass sessions will cover topics such as using events for social good, multicultural marketing in experiential, experience design and mapping, using data to create personalized experiences, and more.

BizBash also will announce winners of the 2018 Event Style Awards at the end of the show.

Attendees have the chance to earn credit toward CSEP re-certification through a partnership with ILEA and credit toward CPCE certification through a partnership with NACE.

Registration for the Event Innovation Forum, the Workshop Series, and Masterclass sessions includes admission to the exhibit floor.

The schedule for BizBash Live: New York, including morning and afternoon education sessions, a luncheon, and after-party, is below; registration is available here.

8 a.m.
Registration Opens

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Networking With Continental Breakfast and Coffee

9–9:50 a.m.
Workshop Session 1

Flashes of Genius: Learning the Art and Science of Creativity
Allen Gannett, C.E.O., TrackMaven

The Secret to Successful Experience Design and Mapping
David Solsbery, vice president of creative and marketing, Hargrove

From the Ground Up: Evolving Your Event Skillset
Nicole Halton, director, special projects, Natural Resources Defense Council

Music to Your Ears: Leveraging Entertainment to Create Impactful Experiences
Laura Hutfless, partner, FlyteVu

10–10:50 a.m.
Workshop Session 2

(Sessions repeated from Workshop Session 1)

Flashes of Genius: Learning the Art and Science of Creativity
Allen Gannett, C.E.O., TrackMaven

The Secret to Successful Experience Design and Mapping
David Solsbery, vice president of creative and marketing, Hargrove

From the Ground Up: Evolving Your Event Skillset
Nicole Halton, director, special projects, Natural Resources Defense Council

Music to Your Ears: Leveraging Entertainment to Create Impactful Experiences
Laura Hutfless, partner, FlyteVu

10:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Exhibit Floor Opens

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Event Innovation Forum Session 1

Using Events For Social Good—And How to Have a Good Time Doing It
Michael Skolnik, co-founder, the Soze Agency

Level Up: Crafting Data-Driven Hyper-Personalized Experiences
Ken Madden, Senior Vice President of Digital Engagement, George P. Johnson

The Art of Gathering and Other Ways to Rethink Your Events
Priya Parker, author, in conversation with David Adler, BizBash

12:30–1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon

1–1:30 p.m.
Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education

The R.O.I. of Event Video
Scott Davis, account executive, Mediasite Events

1:45–2:15 p.m.
Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education


How Alexa and Siri Have Changed How We Need To Communicate with Attendees
Robert Caldwell, founding partner and C.R.O., Eventbots by Sciensio

2:30–3 p.m.
Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education


Industry Intervention: A Candid Discussion on the Business of Events
Aaron Kaufman, president, Fifth Element Group

2:45–3:30 p.m.
Event Innovation Forum Session 2

Creating Culture-Changing Experiences in a Rapidly Changing World
Erica Boeke, former vice president of experiential, CNX

The Road to Coachella: Why BMW Sponsored a Festival for Millennials
Justin Lefkovitch, founder and C.E.O., Mirrored Media; Eric Vicedomini, marketing communications manager, BMW North America

3:15–3:45 p.m.
Lounge & Learn Sponsored Education

Focusing on the Guest Experience to Elevate Your Events
Eric Murphy, founder and managing director, Concierge.com by Condé Nast

3:30–5 p.m.
Masterclasses


Multicultural Marketing: Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion in the Experiential Landscape
Anthony Larrisey, principal and creative director, Industria Creative

Understanding Event Production: Lighting, Sound, Video, and Tenting
Kevin Mignone, founder and president, KM Productions

4:30–5 p.m.
Event Style Awards Announcement

5:30-7:30 p.m.
After-Party at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey