Today 663 million people are living without access to safe water. In countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America women and children spend a combined 125 million hours each day collecting water. Water.org is passionately fighting this crisis and has positively transformed more than 5 million lives around the world. Stella Artois joined forces with Water.org in 2015 launching the “Buy a Lady a Drink” campaign which has helped to provide over 800,000 people with access to clean water through the sale of more than 225,000 limited edition chalices.
Jorge Mijares was recently promoted to the position of Hargrove’s new Director of Creative Services. Only with the company since the summer of 2016, Jorge has already made a huge impact on his colleagues and here offers a glimpse into his design inspirations.
Loving what you do isn’t something lots of people can say. I know how lucky I am to have a job that lets me connect with brands and causes that really talk to me and that I’m passionate about. And when I can work hard but see the end product actually come to life in a really big and cool way for others to also see- there’s not much that makes me happier. Ford’s Warriors in Pink activation ranks as one of my favorite events that I have been a part of during my tenure here at Hargrove. The story and cause behind the event, the difficulties behind the scenes and the outcome made the opening that much sweeter for me.
Following our first blog post inspired by the SEGD Exhibition and Experience Conference, we’re back to offer you more tips on exhibit design and methods of attendee engagement. For this post, Nathalie developed tips focusing on the use of technology, both in your exhibit or event space and to start conversation.
Last month, two of our designers – Nathalie Nelson and Jayna Champeau – attended the SEGD Exhibition and Experience Conference at the American Institute for Architecture in DC. They found some great similarities between the speakers’ suggestions for audience engagement in exhibitions and the way we approach design at Hargrove, particularly with our exhibits, events and experiential marketing projects.
Just 11 days ago, the Summer 2016 Olympics aired its opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The ceremony featured great theatrical productions, music and dancing, as well as brilliant digital video mapping and light displays.
For decades, Hargrove has created all-encompassing experiential environments for events, trade shows and exhibits. We have kicked things up a notch with the addition of our own Experiential Marketing Production (XMP) line of business. Our XMP team works tirelessly with our agency clients to create captivating experiences that engage their audiences on all levels. When planning your next event, and even your next trade show or exhibit, think about every aspect of that environment, and how your audience will perceive the atmosphere. To help, our XMP team has provided a list of the top 10 considerations when planning an experiential marketing event:
Attending a trade show is an exciting and important investment for an organization. Especially if you have a booth year after year - themes change, logos change and locations change. That’s why it’s important to find new approaches to booth design and fabrication that can help save time and money. We work closely with companies and event representatives to create booths that can be used for years to come without losing any spark. Here are four easy ways you can keep your booth fresh, without breaking the bank:
We’re always following the trends – and one that we’re loving right now is neon. We recently used neon for our work creating Sparkle Lounge, the annual client and vendor appreciation event at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. We created two sleek bars on either side of the room, and light them in shades of pink and purple to make the colors pop and create a sense of neon.