Haymakers for Hope
“Since we started working with Anchor18, they have significantly helped enhance the production quality and overall caliber of our events. This has had a remarkable and measurable impact on our company and our ability to fundraise, as well as garnered heightened media attention from both local and national distribution channels. Anchor18 produced very high-quality events for us in Boston and New York City and have assisted in our expansion strategy as we look to expand our geographic foothold. Working with Anchor 18 s been truly remarkable. They bring vision, energy and a high level of professionalism.”
“I’ve used Anchor18 as my primary event planner for the past five years. They listen, they’re responsive, they have the right contacts, they have fresh ideas and they know how to flawlessly execute all types of events—regardless of location and budget. They do whatever it takes to get the job done.
True professionals, they are fun to work with. They’ve planned and executed events at our industrial facility and you would have thought you were at a five-star resort.”
Theater / A.R.T.
“Anchor18’s creativity, strategic approach and thorough execution were integral to transforming the A.R.T.’s annual gala. Their knowledge, expertise and thoughtful guidance provided the building blocks for the theater to more than double the contributed revenue generated by this single event. Anchor18 has a professional and collegial presence and everyone at The A.R.T. loves working with Anchor18.“
Streetwise Media / BostInno
“Working with Anchor18 on has been an amazing experience. They brought a knowledge, creativity, organization, management and an eye for detail that we simply could not have pulled off the event without. From conceptualization of the event, to planning and nailing down specifics, all the way through to post-event recap, Anchor18 has not ceased to impress me with their willingness to go above and beyond for us.”
New Venture Competition
Rock Center for Entreprenuership
Harvard Business School tapped Anchor18 to design and execute its prestigious New Venture Competition’s 20th Anniversary that supports entrepreneurs as they take their ‘diamond in the rough’ new venture ideas and turn them into viable businesses or ‘polished gems.’
Signature:Anchor18 designed the competition to reflect an awards ceremony concept, with an engaging host who led the finalists through a high energy and highly entertaining afternoon of business venture presentations. Anchor18 integrated the ‘diamond in the rough’ concept into a custom set design, the script written for the emcee, the actual awards presented to winners, table décor at the receptions and more.
Results:“From inception to execution, your team brought the HBS New Venture competition finale and day of celebration to another level. It was a truly memorable, smooth running and cohesive milestone event. Thank you for your high-caliber services and professionalism. The final product set a very high bar for the years to come. What ever will we do for the 25th Anniversary?”
Philips engaged Anchor18 to execute the 2018 Philips Innovation Drive, an international summit orchestrated across 4 Innovation hubs: Cambridge, (US); Bangalore, (India); Eindhoven (Netherlands); and Shanghai, (China). More than 1,200 people participated in the multi-city event, connecting via Skype for keynotes, while producing local content in each city through Master Classes and Exhibits for attendees.
Signature: While the Philips design team created the conference brand, Anchor18 tasked with bringing the PID 2018 brand to life at the US conference venue. Dramatic, large format window clings, wall paper and column wraps were installed, along with bold color accents throughout the room that reflected Philips brand. Anchor18 coordinated the US venue’s intense preparation and rehearsals for the complex choreographed audio visual aspects of the multi-city program.
Results: Anchor18 coordinated all partners and vendors to flawlessly execute the 2 day summit. The branding and guest experience was powerful and engaging.
Food & Wine Festival
Anchor18 took over production of the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival in 2016 and immediately started to rebuild the brand and reputation for the 5-day event. Since then, our team has elevated and curated the Festival to include 40+ individual events each year, including lunches, dinners, educational seminars and of course, the Grand Tasting, which draws close to 1,000 attendees and 90+ winemakers, restaurateurs and related vendors.
Our holistic approach to Festival production ensures that each element and touchpoint is seamless, from development of the annual calendar of events, to sponsorship coordination and activation, talent booking, event design, marketing, ticket sales and promotion.
As a result, the Festival has grown in size and scope each year and attendee feedback and loyalty is strong.