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Welcome to GatherGeeks, the event industry podcast, where people passionate about the power of live experiences and events come together. Join host David Adler as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.

May 23, 2017

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik

Guest: Gavin Keilly

In this episode of GatherGeeks, Beth Kormanik, executive editor of BizBash, and David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, sit down with Gavin Keilly, the C.E.O. of Los Angeles-based gifting company GBK Productions. Keilly discusses why gifting suites that draw celebrities are a highly effective marketing tool for brands, and what A-list stars and influencers are looking for from these lounges. He also dives into what his company looks for in a gifting-suite vendor, what the most popular gifts were from the latest award season, and how he gets the right people and press to attend. This episode is a must-listen for anyone hoping to apply Hollywood’s gifting practices to their own events.

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Running time 24:03.