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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

BizBash Features Event Industry Innovators, Unique Partners, And Out-Of-The-Box Ideas At Annual Trade Show And Conference

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NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BizBash, the leading resource for event and meeting professionals in North America, returns to the Jacob Javits Center on Wednesday, October 24, with the most important trade show and conference for the event industry—BizBash Live: New York. This one-day show features the best-of-the-best in live experiences, including education, exhibits, networking, and activations.

Kicking off the day, the Workshop Series and Event Innovation Forum education will showcase informative and entertaining sessions from Erica Boeke, recently of Condé Nast; Justin Lefkovitch of Mirrored Media; Eric Vicedomini of BMW North America; Michael Skolnik of the Soze Agency; Ken Madden of George P. Johnson; Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering; Allen Gannett of TrackMaven; David Solsbery of Hargrove; Nicole Halton of the Natural Resources Defense; and Laura Hutfless of FlyteVu. These game-changers will discuss hot topics including using events for social good, unleashing your creativity, experience design and mapping, inventive sponsorships, and more.

Following a sold-out debut in South Florida and Los Angeles, Masterclasses will give attendees insights into the most challenging aspects of events. Kevin Mignone of KM Productions will present on audiovisuals and event production and Anthony Larrisey of Industria Creative will present on multicultural marketing and events.

Throughout the show, premier event venues and suppliers will showcase the latest offerings, perfect for the holidays or any upcoming event. Some exhibit hall highlights include: a virtual reality slide from Coco Events, a mobile meditation studio from BeTime, napping installations from Restworks, draped cabanas and personalized furniture from CORT, green beverage solutions from S’well, interactive games from Fantasy World Entertainment, glamping tents from Under Canvas, and so much more. All attendees will also have access to Lounge & Learn sponsored education on the show floor, including sessions from Concierge.com, Eventbots by Sciensio, Mediasite Events, and Fifth Element Group.

The event will close with the highly anticipated announcement of the 2018 BizBash Event Style Awards winners. Following the announcement, attendees are invited to celebrate a successful day at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square. Registered participants will enjoy delicious bites and beverages, entertainment, and a unique interactive experience in the heart of New York City.

The full list of speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and registration information can be found at www.bizbash.com/expony. For media and press coverage, please contact Brittany Bucceroni at bbucceroni@bizbash.com.

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Mirrored Media Named Finalists in two Categories for the BizBash Event Style Awards for BMW

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Mirrored Media is honored to be named a BizBash Event Style Awards finalist for the BMW i Road to Coachella campaign in two categories: “Best Sponsor Activation at an Event,” and “Best Use of Social Media for an Event or Meeting.”

For the sixth year, the awards will honor the best ideas, strategies, and products in the industry. After considering hundreds of submissions, the judges have narrowed down each category to the finalists. The winners will be announced at BizBash Live: New York on October 24 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The “Best Sponsor Activation at an Event” is awarded for the most original and effective activation for a sponsor of a conference, trade show, benefit, festival, or other type of in-person event, with smart or unusual ideas for event design, branding, marketing strategy, and content. Entries may include a mix of on-site initiatives and off-site promotions, and should highlight the effectiveness of the activation and how it reflected the identity, messaging, and goals of the sponsor as well as how it aligned with the overall event.

The “Best Use of Social Media for an Event or Meeting” is awarded for the most innovative and effective use or integration of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. to promote an event or generate sales or buzz for a product or brand. Entries should include information proving how the social media campaign was effective.

You can see more about our campaigns and all the finalists HERE.

 

BizBash – Syfy’s Mystery Drop at Comic-Con

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Syfy also worked with Mirrored Media on a merchandise giveaway. The network tapped three famous comic artists—Babs Tarr, Kim Jung Gi, and Jock—and two streetwear brands, who worked together to created limited-edition merchandise. Fans could stop by the New Children’s Museum every morning to grab the items, which sold out in minutes every day.

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BizBash: BMW i Road to Coachella

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BizBash recently looked at 34 of the best activations at and around Coachella. BMW i’s Road to Coachella not only made the cover, but was covered as two of the best activations around Coachella this year. Read the whole article HERE.

Music lovers, millennials, and influencers—as well as the brands trying to reach them—flocked to the first weekend of Goldenvoice’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival, held from April 13 through 16 at the Empire Polo Club. With more parties than any individual could possibly attend in a single weekend, brands used a variety of tactics to entice guests to attend their events.

Securing high-profile performers remained a popular go-to for many hosts, while an emphasis on wellness-centered offerings emerged as an increasingly popular trend this year. Other brands sought to upgrade festivalgoers’ experience on the polo fields with exclusive lounges and customization opportunities.

Here are 34 of the cleverest activations, entertainment, and decor ideas that popped up everywhere from swanky Palm Springs estates to branded tents on the festival grounds.

The automotive company partnered with experiential marketing firm Mirrored Media for a campaign that saw 15 BMW i8 and i3’s wrapped in a colorful custom design created by Portugal the Man’s John Gourley. Social-media influencers then drove the iFleets to the festival, sharing their road trip with followers along the way.

 

See Inside One Company’s Summer-Long Beach House Party

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Awesomeness celebrated summer in a big way this year: The multimedia company—which is a joint venture between NBCUniversal, Hearst, and Verizon—rented out a house on the beach in Santa Monica for two weeks of programming and events for talent, press, and industry partners.

“This was our first time hosting our own event that was independent of a big convention or festival,” said Catherine Gill, vice president of marketing at Awesomeness. “Our goal was to create a fun summer experience to bring our brand to life and showcase all the different aspects of what Awesomeness has to offer. This created a great opportunity for a multi-purpose space where we could create content and film a number of our shows, as well as host a variety of events.”

The company took over the house from July 25 to August 6, hosting programming on a daily basis for the entire two weeks. The schedule was filled with a combination of filming days for AwesomnessTV programming, as well as events such as a beauty brunch, a premiere screening, and musical performances.

The internal production team at Awesomeness used their location scouting resources to find the ideal house—one with a big backyard for events, parking nearby, and close proximity to the beach. Organizers worked with the city of Santa Monica to obtain event permits, and redecorated the house to convey a fun, summery vibe.

“We worked with our internal creative department to source new furniture and decor that would fit our brand and the look and feel of the multiple events,” said Gill. In addition to the in-house team, Mirrored Media was in charge of all house operations and creative production, while MS Event Production handled the audiovisual needs.

Every room of the house was used for events. The master bedroom became a content studio for filming, while the attic was transformed into an infinity-room-like photo op. The backyard, which was decorated with string lights and colorful pool floats, welcomed guests for brunches, panels, and more.

Awesomeness plans to host the beach house again next summer; the brand is also planning more standalone events for the coming year to promote its growing portfolio of brands, which now includes AwesomenessTV, Awesomeness Films, DreamWorksTV, and Awestruck.

Here’s a look inside the summer activation’s playful decor, fun photo ops, and biggest gatherings.

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