Oceanwide Center Groundbreaking

Recognizing the Oceanwide Center as a cornerstone of the growing San Francisco skyline, DPEM produced an elevated groundbreaking experience that brought together city officials, community leaders, developers, and architects to celebrate the impact the skyscrapers will have on the community.

Working with the Oceanwide team to identify program goals and brand messaging, DPEM translated these elements into a clear concept and design for the event. Robust imagery and giant models were created for the event in order to show the project’s vision and immerse guests into the Oceanwide experience. DPEM was responsible for managing the event concept and design, translation service for international attendees, city permits, vendor management, collateral fulfillment, food & beverage, stage production, and overall logistics and execution of the program.

The Oceanwide Center will comprise of two high-rise towers adjacent to the Transbay Terminal, Salesforce Tower, and 181 Fremont.  The center promotes a sustainable approach to urban development incorporating mix-use of space consisting of commercial, residential, and public areas that will celebrate the city’s future, while honoring its history.

All photography provided by Gamma Nine.

Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Event Photos, Past DPEM Events

Meet the Team: Michelle Madrid

When did you start at DPEM?
I started as a contractor in September 2016 and joined the team full-time in January 2017.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Fun, positive, and go-getter.

What would be your last meal?
Sushi with lots of wasabi on the side.

Favorite place you have ever traveled?
I love traveling and have so many beautiful memories from each place, so it’s hard to pick just one! However, I had the opportunity to travel through Mexico alone for a few months after graduating from college. I went to Oxaca, Puerto Escondido, San Luis Potosi, and Mexico City.  I grew in so many ways on that trip – it’s one of my fondest memories.

Favorite Band or Musician?
Oh man, too many! But some of my top favorites are Prince, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Little Dragon, Jimi Hendrix, and Juanes.

Why did you get started in the event industry originally?
I was actually on my way to pursue a career in fashion marketing before getting into events.  While I was in school finishing my degree, I needed a paid internship so I answered a Craigslist ad for an intern to manage “all events pertaining to entertainment, including family friendly movies to gory horror films.” I said, welp sign me up! That was in 2007 and I haven’t looked back since!

What is your favorite part about working in the event industry?
The perks! When you get to know other people in the industry and build a rapport with them, you get to attend other cool events… for free!

What was the best event you ever attended?
A light installation event that took place at Grand Park in Los Angeles.  It was extremely innovative.

What has been your proudest moment professionally?
Having my ‘secret’ Fight Club DVD release event featured in the LA Times.

What is your favorite thing about living in the Bay Area?
The food!! So many delicious choices. And all the beautiful nature you come across wherever you walk.

Where can you be found on your time off from work?
Riding my bike and cuddling with my little nugget – my one-year-old daughter.

What client would you love to work with and why?
Either Tom Ford during NY Fashion Week or produce ANY event for Beyoncé.

What is your best-kept secret to success?
Remember, we’re not curing cancer – have fun!

Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, DPEM Team

Ticket Giveaway: Best of San Francisco magazine 2017

Best Of Contest - Blog HeaderWe are just a few weeks away from one of the Bay Area’s favorite events to kick-off the summer – Best of San Francisco magazine.  We’re giving you a chance to win two VIP tickets to the party known for it’s premier food & drinks, chic crowd and entertainment, paired with a grand raffle benefiting San Francisco SPCA.

How to Play:

1.  Like us and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Twitter: @DominicPhillips
Instagram: @DPEMeventmarketing
Facebook: @DominicPhillipsEventMarketing

2.  Watch for Best of San Francisco magazine Ticket Giveaway posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. There will be three different opportunities to post.

Best Beverage – post a pic of your favorite Bay Area Beverage.
Best Bites – post a pic of the best food to feast on in the Bay.
Best Spot – post a pic of your go-to spot for the best Bay Area vibes (favorite coffee shop, bar, brewery, wine bar, park, scenic spot, etc.) 

Make sure to tag the location, who you would bring if you win, DPEM, and use #winDPEMtix(Helpful Hint: tag multiple people – they might bring you if they play and win.)

3.  Contest begins on Thursday, June 8th and ends on Monday, June 12th at midnight.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 14th. Tickets must be printed and brought to the event for entry.

Rules and Eligibility:

-  Who is eligible?   You must be 21 years of age and have a public social media profile.  Anyone who participates in the contest on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook is eligible.
-  How many entries?   You can enter multiple times on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, but only one entry is needed to be eligible to win.
-  How many tickets can I win?   Two VIP tickets will be provided to the winner.

Event Information:

- What:   Best of San Francisco magazine 2017
- Who:   2,000 of San Francisco magazine’s closest friends
- When:   Thursday, June 22, 2017
- VIP Entry:  6-11pm
- Where:   Pier 27 Embarcadero Waterfront | San Francisco, CA 94111
- Attire:   Cocktail chic

You must be 21+ to attend the event.
No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Contests, Upcoming Events