Sports PR Summit 2013 — MLB Fan Cave
In anything the first year is always the hardest, your trying to figure out budgets, what is going to work, will people attend etc. This event was no different in that regard, the only obstacle that we faced was that both Brian and I lived in Portland, Oregon and where planning an event to take place in New York City. Overall everything was a huge success for the first year, the event was written about on Forbes, The Oregonian and the Portland Business Journel.
The biggest difference in 2014 vs. 2013, was that we brought on a presenting sponsor in Postano, and we also got a little more leway in some of the collateral pieces. Since we where back at the MLB Fan Cave, we knew the general layout - however they completely overhauled the space from 2013 to 2014 - and since it was back at MLB I wanted to play off the baseball theme. I talked with Brian about doing some wooden credentials, that are double laser etched and edge painted to give the event a more sophisticated appeal. The attendees of the event loved the credentials and bosted about them on social media.
Sports PR Summit 2015 — MLB Fan Cave presnted by Postano
In 2015, we moved locations to the Sports Illustrated Auditorium at the Time Life Building. With the new venue we had new constraints, namely the space wasn't as visually appealing as the MLB Fan Cave. Also due to the new venue we had a new budget that only allowed some simple graphics for the projector. Overall the event was still a great success, each year we grow both in the attendees that come to the event, as well as the speakers we can attract for the panels.
Sports PR Summit 2016 & Beyond
We are just getting underway for 2016, but it's already a pretty exiting year. We've signed on a new presenting sponsor in The Players' Tribune, attracted some pretty well known names in sport to be on our panel. And we've also launched our sister event Sports PR Summit Social Media Workshop hosted by Twitter in San Francisco. Once we get further down the path on these, I'll update this page, but I'm happy to annoynce we are bringing back the wooden credentials.