Sparks Archives - Event Marketer

Sparks Archives - Event Marketer

August 9, 2017

Google Transforms I/O With an Outdoor Festival Vibe

For years, Google’s evergreen I/O developers conference, like all b-to-b events, took place in a convention center. Every year. In a convention center. The same format. Over and over again. For a brand like Google, the “same old thing” was eventually no longer an option. It was time to take a leap. A leap of...

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July 11, 2017

Google Festivalizes its Annual Developer Conference

Since 2007, Google’s annual and typically sold-out Google I/O conference has treated developers, product partners, educators, students, entrepreneurs and technologists from around the globe to a “show, don’t tell” experience with the brand’s latest products and platform. But every good event marketer knows that at some point it pays to flip the script. For its...

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December 28, 2016

Google I/O Conference Keeps Attendees ‘In Wonder’

To the casual observer, Google’s I/O developer conference might have looked more like Burning Man than a business event. And that was by design. In an effort to invigorate the eight-year-old conference and engage the developer community in a less traditional but more meaningful way, Google moved I/O from the confines of the Moscone Center...

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August 25, 2016

HP Highlights New Brand with Transformation Zones

When HP made the decision to split into two companies, the launch of its new brand, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), had to make a splash. To make it happen, the brand painted London HPE green with its new logo and branding to generate buzz for Discover London 2015, HPE’s semi-annual open forum business conference. At...

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March 23, 2016

Google Takes I/O Conference to a Worldwide Audience

I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, is one of the best events marketers have never heard of. To accommodate the thousands who want to go to each year but can’t—recent I/Os have sold out all 6,000 seats in less than 30 minutes—the event has become much more digital. The conference now reaches millions of developers, virtually,...

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