Event production involves many moving parts that can greatly affect an event; Opus producers are able to adjust to each facet to execute flawlessly. Sometimes, the most delicate aspect of production is the onstage talent. Opus producers are no stranger to producing celebrity talent. I have experience working with Gavin DeGraw, Alicia Keys, Steve Miller Band, and John Legend. While celebrity talent can add to attendee experience, it also requires extra measures from the production team.
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Creative professionals are tasked with balancing creativity with technology, this balancing act can be a difficult one. The speakers at this year’s Adobe MAX, a gathering of 14,000 multi-disciplinary designers, tackled this concept head on. The event embodied this intersection with beautiful creative installations and exciting event technology. Read on to find out more about this fascinating program and what we took away from it.
I was fortunate enough to be approached by CSI International to attend a fam trip to Cuba with a group of meeting and events professionals last month. Cuba is a country that many have questions about; I’m excited to share my findings about this unique destination!
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending my second Behavioral Science & Marketing Summit at the University Club in San Francisco with roughly 150 other marketing strategists, THE leading behavioral scientists, senior market researchers, and consumer insights professionals (such excellent company to be in!).
As an agency with an internal tech team that primarily serves technology clients, we are huge fans of women in tech. We understand the unique obstacles women in the tech industry face, and we’re proud to highlight our female tech team members who are thriving. In this installment of Opus Women in Tech, get to know Quality Assurance Analyst II, Kristen Martin.
The Portland Creative Conference, or Cre8Con, is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries.
The team is proud to see Opus Agency on the prestigious list once again!
PORTLAND, Ore. – September 11, 2018 – Opus Agency is excited to announce the addition of Kate Clarvoe as Vice President on the Global Accounts team. Clarvoe, who joined Opus September 4, will provide key guidance and leadership as the agency continues to evolve its model for strategic account direction.
Opus was excited to welcome a crew of interns this summer! Sadly, their internships are ending. We’re reflecting on their time with us and getting excited for the next steps in their professional journeys! Here’s what our interns had to say about their Opus experiences:
For the fourth year in a row, Opus has been named one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country.
We are thrilled to announce that Opus has made Event Marketer’s It List for the ninth time in a row. The It List is a yearly editorial feature compiling the event industry’s top agencies.
As an agency with an internal tech team that primarily serves technology clients, we are huge fans of women in tech. We understand the unique obstacles women in the tech industry face, and we’re proud to highlight our female tech team members who are thriving. In this installment of Opus Women in Tech, get to know Technical Project Manager, Petra Fasana.
(PORTLAND, OR—JULY 10, 2018) Opus Agency, a leading provider of global event experiences, today announced it is acquiring Level 2 Design, an industry leader in technical design and production. Level 2 Founder and President, Tommy Melancon will join the Opus leadership team, offering strategic guidance and increased bandwidth to the Opus production team.
Event professionals and meeting planners spend a lot of time in Vegas. Like, a lot of time. My team often refers to Vegas as their second home, as they spend weeks there every year. When meeting planners think of Vegas, a few clichés come to mind: heavily air-conditioned meeting spaces, stereotypical casino carpet and décor, and the unmistakable sound of slot machines.
The team took some time out of their busy day to help save lives! American Red Cross stopped by the Portland office for a blood drive; Maestros were able to fill the entire donation schedule for their visit. Of the 30 employees who donated blood, 28 of them were first-time donors!
The “strawless” movement is in full swing. Major cities such as Seattle and Malibu have banned or limited the use of plastic straws. Restaurants across the country are voluntarily removing plastic straws from their businesses as well. Why? In America, we use over 500 million straws every day; most of them end up in the ocean.
Last week, I attended C2—the Commerce and Creativity Conference—in Montreal, Canada with my Opus colleagues, David Lemke and Jason Curtis. It had Snoop Dog (talking about the legalization of cannabis) as the big draw, but that’s not why I wanted to go. I was primarily interested in seeing a new event experience, and evaluating how that might be applied to the B2B events we work on, which are largely tech company user conferences. Luckily for me, there was no shortage of ideas to draw on.
As if your job as an event planner isn’t stressful enough, along comes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in all its complicated glory. Over the last several months, you need to have been living on a desert island to not have noticed lots of information and warnings about GDPR and its effect on the events industry (among others). The information that’s out there offers a wide range of advice, from taking a “wait and see” approach to encouraging outright panic!