An Evening to Remember – Ruby’s Place 45th Anniversary

Ruby's Place, planning meeting,

DPEM worked with our longtime cause-partner Ruby’s Place to produce their 45th Anniversary event, bringing to life the work of the organization through the amazing stories of those whose lives have been positively effected. Our story with Ruby’s Place begins with a long history of friendship between our founder, Dominic Phillips and Ruby’s Place Executive Director, Vera Ciammetti – who first met through the production of Slow Food Nation. Since 1972, Ruby’s Place Foundation has served the entire Bay Area as the largest shelter for survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence in Alameda County, and DPEM has been a longtime supporter of the organization and the valuable impact it has on our local community. The DPEM team came together and donated their time to craft a meaningful experience that increased awareness for Ruby’s Place and the work they are doing.  The event brought together a wonderful community of supporters, and gave guests the chance to meet former clients and hear their stories first-hand – a unique opportunity as clients are protected by Federal confidentiality standards.

Rubys Place 45th Anniversary, San Francisco Ferry Building

The celebration took place at the iconic San Francisco Ferry Building with remarks made by survivors and city leadership that inspired guests and further emphasized the impact of the foundation – providing a safety net of food, clothing, affordable housing, counseling, supplies, and medical & legal services so clients can focus on rebuilding their lives within a safe environment.  In addition to celebrating 45 years of community impact, the event provided an ideal platform to unveil plans for a new shelter, and further promote the new men’s shelter opened in October 2017 for labor trafficked men rescued from FBI stings. Although the event wasn’t intended to be a fundraiser, it generated a significant amount of funds for the foundation, adding even more cause to celebrate.  We are so proud to have been able to contribute to Ruby’s Place 45th Anniversary. Given the tragic events that have affected everyone this year, the biggest reward for our team was having the opportunity to support a cause that creates positive change in people’s lives.

Vera Ciammetti

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Posted by: Lindsay Sutherland, Past DPEM Events
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Benefit Cosmetics Global Managers Conference

Setting the tone for the coming year, Benefit Cosmetics brought managers from around the world to discuss upcoming challenges and organizational goals at their GM Conference.  Benefit Cosmetics retained DPEM to ideate and execute a ’70s themed after-party that highlighted the brand’s San Francisco heritage, and gave guests an opportunity to relax and reconnect.

The retreat took place at Solage in Calistoga, where guests could indulge in “destination luxury” and escape the noise of the city to focus on their path to $2 Billion and discuss key themes of “Brow Domination.” In an effort to celebrate the past 40 years’ successes and honor the brand’s origins, the space was transformed into a ‘70s time capsule complete with a VW van photo booth, a LED dance floor, and themed décor like bean bags and lava lamps.

DPEM handled creative concepting, venue management, décor, activations, entertainment, and on-site logistics of the party so that the Benefit team could focus on the content of the conference. The event’s success led to a similar celebration for their Marketing Department the following quarter.

All photography provided by Gamma Nine.

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