When it comes to event planning, there’s not much we can’t do.

We’ve produced pretty much every kind of get-together imaginable, from intimate nuptials in tucked-away locations to massive corporate conferences with night after night of parties. Each one has been a triumph, and it’s quite literally our job to make our clients and their guests happier than a bunch of clams. That’s not a bad gig, really. It’s like our tee shirts say: “Ain’t no party like a Kennedy party ‘cuz a Kennedy party don’t stop, since our clients are amazing and they know our talent’s crazy and they’re always giving us mad props.”

Take a glance through the array of events we’ve been known to execute. And in case you think there’s something missing, rest assured we’ve got plenty more up our sleeves.

Award Ceremonies
Commendation events and award ceremonies are kind of their own species: by their very nature, they have a certain rhythm and cadence, and when it comes to details – when the music swells, whether the projector works, the ease with which recipients can rise from their chairs to accept their awards – little things mean a lot. 

That’s one of the reasons we love putting together award ceremony events: they’re special, and they have a power all their own. They can reward a job well done, bring a team together, and even set the tone for the course of someone’s career. That’s why we make sure to get every last detail just right, from the welcome cocktails to the final acceptance speech.

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Branded Events
When it comes to getting the word out about your company, a branded event can be a key component to your integrated marketing campaign. Partnering with the right vendors, setting the perfect tone and making sure your attendees have the time of their lives can result in a larger ROI than you ever imagined. 

Whether you’re trying to rise above the crowd at SXSW, hosting a public event to celebrate a holiday or company milestone, or just throwing a party for the sake of having a party, we can make it fun, memorable and share-worthy for all involved. Because that’s what you want most from a branded event: for people to talk about it enthusiastically to everyone they know… not just before they arrive, but well after the party’s over, too.

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Experiential Marketing Events
It’s one thing when people feel like they’re being sold something, and quite another when they get to experience something cool. We always shoot straight for the latter, helping our clients put their attendees in the driver’s seat – sometimes literally. Whether it’s a demo day for a new series of racecars, a dreamy nap-centric event for an innovative mattress company or an amazing showcase of a record company’s talent, the best marketing events are often the ones that don’t feel like marketing events at all. 

Experiential events are gaining traction across all types of industries, and we love building them from start to finish. Here, it’s not about getting an audience together and telling them about a product or service; it’s about giving them control and letting them immerse themselves in the brand on their own terms. The psychology behind them is what makes them work so well, and coming up with inventive ways to bring people together is kind of our thing; that’s why you see the word “creative” right there in our name.

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F1 Events
Over the past several years, the F1 series has thrust Austin into the global spotlight once again as racing fans descend upon the city for a hearty dose of glitz, glamour and high-speed action. It’s a perfect time for brands to sponsor events around town in conjunction with the races, and we know just how to keep those pulse rates up with fun, interactive branded events catering to the high-octane jet set. 

Whether you’re bringing a group to town and want a tightly-choreographed itinerary of things to do over F1 weekend or you’d like to host a branded party or gathering for those in town for the race, we’ll put the pedal to the medal and help you cross the finish line with a flourish.

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Grand Openings
Few things are more fun for a business owner than cutting a ribbon and declaring yourself open for business. Whether you’re opening a brick and mortar location or simply going live on the web, the beginning of your brand is a special time, and it’s important to get the details just right as you introduce yourself to the world. 

We throw grand opening events for corporate offices, small brands, stores and restaurants alike, and no two are identical. We play up the best parts of your venture and infuse the celebration with a perfectly-branded look, feel, taste and sound. Why? Because giving your attendees a grand sensory experience from the very first moment they meet you helps to keep you top-of-mind when it comes time to buy (or stop back by) later on.

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Green Events
Contrary to that old song Kermit the Frog used to sing, it’s easier than ever to go green. We’re happy to help our clients host environmentally friendly events with recycled, upcycled and sustainable materials and practices, including little things like cups, plates, bites and sips and big things like venue selection, energy consumption and ethical waste disposal. 

From green weddings to earth-conscious corporate gatherings, we’ve got that carbon footprint on lock; in other words, hosting an eco-friendly event is as simple as sending us an email to get the stone rolling.

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Media Events
Getting the media’s attention and keeping it sometimes calls for a bit of magic. Most of all, pulling off a successful media event requires the ability to help the press find its angles – its reasons for covering your brand. To that end, we can help you put together an event that’s simply buzzworthy all on its own, or we can take a direct approach and set up a journalists-only event designed solely with them in mind. The goal, always, is to garner you glowing reviews.

Whether it’s a straightforward press junket, a choreographed onsite media visit or a cocktail party filled with editorial types, we can plan and produce a media event that positions your brand both accurately and positively, all while giving the media a story worth telling.

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Meetings and Conferences
Nobody likes “having a meeting for the sake of having a meeting,” as they say, but everyone likes the meetings we help plan. That’s because we bring a little something extra to everything we do, and whether it’s a buttoned-up, single-day team meeting you’re hosting with travel considerations galore or an all-out festival environment you’re after with three nights of parties and awards, we make sure every moment has its purpose.

In addition to the destination events we host through our Kennedy DMC Austin brand, we also execute business meetings and corporate conferences of all kinds, all sizes and all styles. If you want to bring people together and make sure not one minute is wasted, put us on the case. We’ll even sneak some fun in there, too. The only way you’ll hear “TGIF” from employees is if Day One falls on Friday.

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Non-Profit Benefits
We love a good cause, and what’s more, we love a great group of people banding together to get behind one. In addition to the ongoing nonprofit work we do through volunteer hours and board seats, we love supporting awesome causes and purpose-driven enterprises by planning charity benefits, nonprofit fundraisers and other events designed to make the world better in some way.

Even within the largest, most established nonprofit organizations, we know it’s critical that budgets aren’t wasted on extraneous things, but rather, are put toward the mission at hand as much as possible. That’s where our creative mojo comes in, using cost-effective ways to make an event shine while always keeping an eye on the client’s primary goal. If you’re moving the world forward, we’re happy to help you do just that, and have a bit of fun in the process. 

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Product Launches
When you’re launching a product, in a way, you’re also launching a new era for your brand. That’s why so many people get caught up in Apple’s annual events: they can’t wait to see what’s next. We help you build anticipation leading up to the product’s public debut and keep the buzz going long after the floors have been swept and the spotlight turned off. 

Whether you’re launching amid the hustle of South by Southwest or during a less-crowded time of year when all eyes are on you, we execute flawless events that keep your priorities front and center, making sure your Big New Thing is still on everyone’s minds well after they’ve gone home.

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Social Events
Milestones are meant to be celebrated. That’s why people throw lavish weddings and lush receptions when they get married, host grand five-course dinners when they retire, and bring all of their favorite people together when they celebrate an important mitzvah or anniversary. These moments are meant to be shared, and we help our clients express their joy in tangible ways while freeing them up to enjoy the important things in life, like simply looking forward to the big event and savoring the occasion when it arrives. 

Want to know our weird little secret? We actually enjoy all those event-planning considerations (and the spreadsheets to go with them) that stress most hosts and hostesses out. So, why not let us do what we love while you enjoy spending time with the people you love? That way, everybody wins – most of all, your guests, since you’ll be fully present in the moment with them, knowing we’ve got everything handled behind the scenes.

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SXSW Events
It takes a lot of mojo to stand out in the crowd during Austin’s most visible event of the year. The most-anticipated annual festival in the US among music, film and tech enthusiasts alike, the spectacle of SXSW is unlike anything else on earth. If your brand wants to be a part of it in a meaningful way, you’ve got to have a plan.

That’s where we come in. Headquartered in the heart of all the action, we know the city like the back of our hand, and since this certainly isn’t our first rodeo, we can predict with absolute precision what will work and what won’t. With us in your corner, you’ll hit a high note with attendees and get your brand in on the buzz.

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Themed Events
Oh, man, we adore a theme. We love all three rings of every circus and every dance from every decade. In recent years, we’ve taken our clients and their guests into outer space, through the wild, wild west, around a literal racetrack, and back to the future more than once (in an actual DeLorean, no less). And that’s just the tip of the iceberg… or was that the ice sculpture atop the ice bar we commissioned that one time in that miniature ice hotel?

Need hundreds of neon chairs, a poptastic soundtrack and an Aqua Net hairstyling station for your 80s prom? Been there. Want live astronauts mingling with guests at your sleek intergalactic soiree and moonwalking across the dance floor? Done that. Just looking for a low-key, locally-sourced, everything-Austin patio party right in the heart of the Lone Star State? We’ve got just the ticket, y’all. Let us put our thinking caps on and we’ll knock your socks off – not just with our ideas, but with our execution, too.

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