Event Management

Sports sponsorships. Multi-market events. Kick-off announcements.

We’ve organized them all with creative flair and the precision of a drill sergeant.

A few examples:

Olympic Torch Relay, presented by Coca-Cola
We managed logistics, PR and media relations for local ceremonies of the Olympic Torch Relays of 1996 and 2002. Activities and events included:

  • More than 100,000 spectators along the banks of the Arkansas River to see the Flame escorted up the river by a canoe flotilla, capped by a Native American blessing and cauldron lighting at the city’s famous Keeper of the Plains.
  • Torch presentation to Kansas Gov. Graves on the steps of the State Capitol.
  • Developed the 200-voice Coca-Cola Choirs that sang for the events in Wichita and St. Louis.

Foodchain’s Community Kitchens Expansion
Foodchain, the Kansas City-based network of food-rescue programs nationwide, received a $500,000 grant from our client, Philip Morris Companies, Inc. Our efforts brought community leaders from Kansas and Missouri together for this launch of an innovative training program which provides job skills to the unemployed while preparing meals for the hungry. Our media outreach resulted in regional news coverage and generated positive good will among multiple constituent bases.

BANK IV River Run
In her role as Assistant Vice President for the state’s largest bank, Janis Friesen directed logistics and handled marketing and PR for six BANK IV River Runs, Kansas’ largest participant sporting event. More than 14,000 people registered for this sanctioned race each year.

Our Special Event Management & PR work includes:

  • Event Planning
  • Logistics Management
  • Sponsor Coordination
  • Media Relations
  • Speechwriting
  • Collateral Materials
  • Media Buying Oversight