Happy Holidays 2017
Blue In The Face, Literally!
Wow! It has been a busy 2017 for Vision, and we are more than a little “blue” that this year is coming to a close. We’ve been around the world managing events like a sales kickoff in Italy, an incentive program in Costa Rica, and even taking over downtown San Francisco (multiple times) for user conferences. But our work continues to be the gift that keeps on giving because according to our very full calendar, the non-stop fun is scheduled to continue through next year.
As we jet set around the world with our clients (and wondering how Santa does this all in one night), we realize how privileged we are to work with some fantastic companies, and to become an extension of their event management teams. Working with our clients so closely gives us a front-row seat to witness the growth of their companies. And the energy of increasingly successful companies is exciting and infectious.
With all of this growth comes change, and through the years our clients’ needs have evolved. In return, we’ve offered some up some fresh new ideas for sales conferences, user groups, incentive trips, road shows, and executive meetings. And since you all made it onto our Nice List this year, we’d like to share some of the top trending services that many of our clients are requesting.
With every event comes a bunch of information to disseminate: travel, agendas, dress codes, accommodations, locations and much more. That is why we offer event-based websites as a one-stop information source for your guests. These websites are customized and branded to your event to ensure cohesion with the entire guest experience. No longer does your attendee have to sift through hundreds of emails to find the information they need all they have to do is turn on their phone and head to your custom event URL and they are all set!
One of the most effective ways to elevate your event experience is to do a property buy-out. Yes, we realize “property buyout” does not sound very budget-friendly, but we are here to tell you it definitely can be. Vision has the expertise and relationships with thousands of properties across the globe, and can help find the exact location where a buyout is available. It’s all about matching the number of attendees with the the right-sized location, and the benefits of a buyout are considerable. You have exclusive access to the property, the full attention of the staff, and the capability to fully brand the property to really create an immersive experience.
Nothing brings people together and creates lasting connections better than philanthropy. Many of our clients are choosing to incorporate charitable team building into their events because while cocktail hours and off-site parties are fun, we know that real camaraderie is built through meaningful activity. We thoughtfully pair our clients with charities that match their corporate values. Whether it be bike-building, creating care packages, or helping feed the hungry, Vision is more than happy to facilitate activities that connect our clients to communities in need.
We know how hard your marketing teams work on your messaging. There’s a lot riding on every General Session stage, and we know that branding is not just about getting the fonts and the colors right. It’s also about embodying your brand’s ethos into every part of the production. At Vision, we work closely with our clients’ marketing teams to really dive deep into their messaging. We immerse ourselves in our clients’ culture so we can truly understand their brand story and make decisions based on that deep understanding. We believe that connecting the dots from your marketing materials to the General Session screens are key to creating a powerful and unforgettable experience for attendees.
The Vision office is buzzing with our staff working on a variety of different events, all at different phases of planning. We’re also making sure to enjoy some eggnog (dyed blue for added drama) and the Winter Wonderland. Which in San Diego means blue skies and a chilling 70 degrees (don’t worry, we’d be jealous of us too). But that doesn’t mean we’re too busy for you! If you’d like more fresh ideas, or maybe you’re one of the up and coming companies we’d love to watch grow, give us a call!
Brendan, Dan, Elaine & the Vision Team