Happy Hour is an interview show with event professionals over a drink and a laugh on the mishaps of the past and the ideas for the future. Together we can pool ideas and resources to define the industry's future in Private, Public, and Charity events. What should we prepare for? What can we expect? What should change? Join us, pour yourself a glass, and get inspired to evolve and elevate the group experience.
Amanda Younger has worked for some of the world's preeminent brands, including NYC Pride, High Times, NBA, and MRY. Since 2005, Amanda has led, managed, and executed activations, touring, ticketing, food & beverage, trade shows & conferences, rallies, street festivals, concerts, and any confetti moment New York City has allowed.
Amanda sits down for Happy Hour with Giana Sacco, a designer, and visual artist by the name Occipital, as they talk about their experiences with all things design. The conversation branches from how the design industry has adapted to becoming virtual to exciting travel experiences. Giana talks about the need for companies to expand their social media strategies and digital marketing from a graphic design standpoint. Giana also sheds light on how she grew her own artistic personality to share her expression with the world. From admiring fashion week to trending topics of graphic design, the Happy Hour remains fascinating and informative!
In the next episode, we sip a Brunch Happy Hour with former promotions manager, Rhodes Pierre. Now a financial services professional and advocate, Pierre discusses being on award-winning experiential events with Virgin Atlantic's Love From Above campaign and Lloyd Dobler's "Say Anything" flash mob. Then we go deeper on fundraisers for AIDS Care Ocean State and Stop Asian Hate rallies. Finally, we talk about the need to move into a new career helping patients at Canna Care Docs and Financial/Estate Planning after a parent fell ill.
AIDS Care Ocean State
Lloyd Dobler flash mob in Times Square
20th anniversary of "Say Anything"
McKinney Agency's Virgin Atlantic "Love From Above" experiential campaign
Canna Care Docs
Senior Resource Center, Inc.
UTEC Lowell March/Rally
Stop Asian Hate on May 1
Oui, The People
The newest episode of Happy Hour out now with Promotions Manager, Financial Services Profession, and Advocate Rhodes Pierre as we talk cannabis, creole census, and being the Haitian John Cusack in Times Square.
#sayanything #flashmob #promotions #experiential #cannabis #seniorcare #estateplanning #stopasianhate #fundraisers #rallies #comedy
In this episode, we sit down with Marketing Manager, Sweta Vikram who coaches us through the health mindset to improve our life performance. Author of 13 books, we go over virtual book tours, easier connections to global clients, the introduction of webinars, and the need to address tough issues like sexism, incarceration, racism, and trauma.
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In this episode of Happy Hour, we settle in with the cabernet barreled Navigator Bourbon in a John Collins cocktail, while our guest sips on actual cabernet Imagery Cabernet Sauvignon in a mason jar.
Event Producer, Monica Moore is difficult to find on social media but you can always see her onsite with a headset calling the shots. We talk about times we spent together at the Frieze Art Fair and Bloomberg Summer Picnic, but what you may not know is Moore is a big deal especially in Times Square. We are impressed with the Pontiac Garage Times Square Opening, Coca Cola 2009 Sign Launch, and the grandest of them all, the New Year's Eve Times Square.
This permitting savant explains the problems to solve at Martha Stewart American Made Celebration, ways to pivot into steaming YouTube Brandcast, and how outdoor events are living strong in the city with NY Pops Up.
We dig deep on how keeping an event safe and secure will hit the budgets for the next few years, worry about unclear guidelines based on those safety restrictions, and the short lifespan of the virtual-only event.
Event Budgeting Affects
Virtual Event Longevity
The Future of Charity Galas
Britton Hogge Pt.2
In this episode Amanda sits down with Britton to try new drinks and reminisce about life before Covid. You'll learn about the reason how the first Saint Patricks Day parade came to be in the 1700s and hear fun stories about finding fun bars in midtown on Saint Patrick's Day and marching in the parade!
Britton Hogge Pt.1
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