Glasgow 2014 officially opens with tongue in cheek opening ceremony


An estimated one billion people watched giant dancing Tunnock Teacakes, an inflatable Loch Ness Monster and stars from the Scottish ballet last night, as Glasgow 2014 opened the Commonwealth Games with a colourful opening ceremony at Celtic park. Jack Morton – led by David Zolkwer, the agency’s director of public events who was appointed head […]

Public tours UK festivals with Friends sofa to celebrate 20th anniversary of hit TV show


Public Worldwide has been hired to deliver a UK and Ireland campaign to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Friends this year. The agency is visiting various music festivals with the official Friends sofa, giving fans the opportunity to take unforgettable photos with their friends and Family on the most recognised sofa in the world. Ian […]

Rouge Events to produce inaugural Chinatown Family Day festival


Rouge Events has been commissioned by property business Shaftesbury plc to produce Chinatown London’s first ever Family Day festival on Sunday, July 27. The area’s famous streets will welcome an array of entertainment and activities for children of all ages throughout the day, in the first event of its kind in Chinatown London. Two stages […]

GES appoints Robert Dunsmore to drive organic growth in live sector


Global Experience Specialists (GES) has appointed Robert Dunsmore to the post of director of live events, as the company moves to develop its live event offering in the EMEA region. Dunsmore, who joined GES in July 2014, will be responsible for implementing a tailored delivery service aimed squarely at the live agency market. Dunsmore’s experience […]

Motor Sports Association: Event management and promotion


Budget: N/A Deadline: 12pm on either September 5 or September 26 Contact: Click here Info: The Motor Sports Association has issued tenders for the organisation and promotion of the MSA British Rallycross Championship, MSA British Rallycross Grand Prix and MSA Cross Country Championship. It has issued several tender documents which details what’s required of the […]

City of York Council: Production manager


Budget: N/A Deadline: 12pm on July 28 Contact: Info: The City of York Council has issued a tender as it seeks a production manager for its Illuminate York event. For full details, click here.

Glasgow 2014 prepares to show “true grit” at Opening Ceremony


As final preparations and rehearsals for the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony get underway organisers have unveiled their vision for a celebration that will capture the “heart, soul, and true grit of the people of Glasgow”. The “real and extraordinary” people of Glasgow and Scotland will share their story with an audience of more than one […]

NOWIE announces details of second industry networking event


The Network of Women in Events (NOWIE) has revealed details of its second networking event. Events industry professionals are being invited to join the NOWIE team at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on October 16 to look at the world of event production and hear from Jo Mackay, director of LarMac Live, who will deliver the […]

Crewsaders supply crew to Farnborough International Airshow


Crewsaders supplied crewing services to Farnborough International Airshow last week, after being appointed as the official status sole crewing services supplier to the world-famous event. According to Jonathan Smith, head of operational development at Farnborough International, Crewsaders was re-awarded the contract due to “their professional approach and willingness to go beyond the call of duty”. […]

Experiential needs a voice, says Purity’s Rob Quinn


The time is now right for experiential as a discipline to emerge from the shadow of the marketing-mix and stand-alone with its own industry association to represent it, argues Rob Quinn, MD of brand experience agency, Purity. Experiential marketing grew out of the promotional and field marketing sector around two decades ago and has progressively […]