DPEM Celebrates A Decade Creating Authentic Experiences and Environments for Corporate, Technology, Culinary and Non-Profit Industries

September 19, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 19, 2014) Dominic Phillips, founder of DPEM | Event Marketing, announced today the 10-year anniversary of his San Francisco based event marketing company. DPEM first opened its doors with the goal to create authentic experiences and environments that allow clients to reach their audience in a way that gets to the heart of each brand's core message in an impactful way. Today, the firm celebrates a decade of collaboration with leaders in the culinary, corporate, non-profit and technology sectors throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

Many of the concepts and events ushered by DPEM have greatly influenced the most pivotal moments within significant industries throughout the Bay Area and beyond. From finding great innovators for Google, Facebook and Yahoo! to establishing new business communities for Bayer HealthCare and the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District, the firm has assisted with groundbreaking ceremonies and launches including the Westfield San Francisco Centre and new Transbay Transit Terminal high rises, and helped raise awareness and funds for non profits including American Red Cross Gala, San Francisco Symphony and Opera. Perhaps most notably, the firm has played a key role in guiding the sustainable food movement, breathing life into culinary explorations such as Slow Food Nation and Eat Drink SF.

"Along with celebrating 10 years of dedication, partnership, and collaboration with our clients, employees, and friends, we always seek to capture the essence of each project we undertake," said Phillips. "To us, the journey is as meaningful as the final guest experience. We feel every client should be able to relax and feel just like a guest at his or her own event."

A major differentiating characteristic of the DPEM approach includes exploring the unique message in each project and bringing it to life in a dynamic way that effectively communicates key messages. Throughout the past decade, DPEM's events and experiences have captured the spirit of local cultures, opened the public's eyes to crucial social causes and established entire communities.

Culinary Cultivation
DPEM has shown an international spotlight on San Francisco's food and beverage community through the firm's involvement and co-creation of culinary events and event planning. In 2008, DPEM helped translate the conceptual "slow food" movement into Slow Food Nation, a live experience drawing more than 80,000 attendees representing 44 states and 10 countries, which aided the organizations' rapid growth in the years to follow. The first program of its kind to be produced in the US, the premier event involved farmers, producers, chefs, brewers, distillers, vintners, architects, educators, students, politicians and consumers, all tied to the concept of "Good, Clean and Fair."

Today, Phillips collaborates as a lead on the Seedling Projects with Sarah Weiner, aiming to bring tasty, authentic and responsibly produced food to all via community collaboration. This mission birthed the Good Food Awards, which recognizes producers and artisans for crafting food and beverage excellence on a national level.

The firm's most recent redesign of the former SF Chefs celebration of chefs, food and wine into Eat Drink SF was met with great acclaim with more than 6,000 guests, a significant rise from years' past, as the venue nearly doubled in size at the Ft. Mason Center. Along with reestablishing San Francisco as the epicenter of US culinary innovation, the event has served in building a social currency for chefs, mixologists, bakers, baristas and beyond through these experiential exchanges.

Tapping into Technology
DPEM has celebrated major achievements for national corporations in the technology sector including corporate events for the 20th anniversary of NASDAQ and Bayer HealthCare's 150-year celebration. DPEM's impressive portfolio of work also includes Bayer's Co-Laborator Launch, Google's International Science & Engineering Fair, PeopleDev Summits and Google Ventures CEO Summit; Facebook's Studio Live multi-city campaign; Zagat's 30 Under 30 program to reach a younger audience as a continuation of their loyal brand following; as well as countless launches of properties and brands within acclaimed culinary, non-profit and business sectors.

Non Profit Support
DPEM has greatly helped raise awareness and funds for non-profits through their event management services including the American Red Cross Gala, San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera. Much of the firm's work is done on a philanthropic scale, with labor, talent and time donated for the causes that it supports. Whenever possible, the firm integrates local talent, and cause-conscious partners into programming. In the Bay Area, DPEM is recognized broadly for its support of 100 Black Women to fight the spread of AIDS among African American youth, helping Meals on Wheels fight hunger in the elderly population, and assisting Raphael House with providing homeless families in the Bay Area find safe shelter to lead sustainable futures.

About DPEM | Event Marketing: Founded in 2004, DPEM is a San Francisco-based event marketing agency that creates authentic connections between people and ideas through experiential activation. DPEM serves clients in the culinary, technology, development and non-profit industries both nationally and internationally. From locavore food events celebrating the sustainable food movement to supporting the future of technology and expanding into international programs, the DPEM philosophy involves strategy, activation and integration, wrapped into effectively communicating a message through a live experience. To learn more about the services offered by DPEM | Event Marketing, please visit: www.dpem.com/work/services/.

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