From trade shows to parties to publicity stunts, special events are an excellent opportunity to bolster existing relationships and foster new ones. Generating a solid return on those relationships is at the heart of our creative events practice.
O’Reilly-DePalma has a talented team of professionals to help our clients create special events and manage trade shows that deliver maximum ROI with creativity, enthusiasm and upbeat energy.
New York Special Events
We are well connected with the New York design community through our long association with luxury design products and through our strategic partnership with Wendy Silverstein.
O’Reilly=DePalma team members have many years’ experience executing measurable and memorable tactics at trade shows such as Dwell on Design, the International Builders Show, the Kitchen Bath Industry Show, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, AHR Expo, Comfortech, the Remodeler’s Show, Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference, NAOSHM and Greenbuild. The image above is from the Grundfos booth at AHR Expo 2010, demonstrating a website for the media while John O’Reilly observes from the back.
Our top-notch special events production team led by strategic partner Lisa Woodward. Lisa’s accomplishments include the Green Patient Lab demo at the 2009 Greenbuild Show and the “FROG Zero” classroom at the 2008 Greenbuild show.
Aaron & Company Contractor Expo
NJ plumbing wholesaler Aaron & Company celebrated its 75th anniversary with a private trade show for contractors. The agency retained Tom Kraeutler of The Money Pit to be the “man on the scene” reporter to generate excitement at the event and video content to live on after the event.
Grundfos launched its ALPHA pump at the annual trade show for the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers in Hershey, PA. We scheduled booth meetings for the client with Fuel Oil News, Oil & Energy, Oil Heating Contractor, Plumbing & Mechanical, and Phc news.
Safety Tubs exhibited at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and enjoyed interviews with the Associated Press, “House Talk” a radio show hosted by Chris Miles; Danny Lipford; Contractor; and Supply House Times.
AHR Expo/AHSRAE 2009
Two of our clients were among the brands sharing costs to host a night of fun for the media attending IBS. Organized by top-notch industry PR pro, Kathy Ziprik, more than 40 attendees played Vegas-style games before attending the Penn & Teller show at the Rio.
Building Design + Construction Magazine’s “FROG Zero” classroom
We served as project manager for a display outside the exhibition hall at the 2008 U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. In addition to building the full-scale classroom, we helped produce the accompanying videos.
A comfort systems client expanded its brand presence at IBS with a rare opportunity for behind-the-wall brands to be featured in a showhouse. Builder magazine 2008 Show Home, Trade Winds, put comfort systems front and center in a mechanical room, while the whole house was designed to maximize cooling from natural breezes.
You saw them everywhere at the 2000 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show, in whirlpools, in toilets, in bathtubs, on HGTV’s annual coverage, and even in the fountains at McCormick Place South. An army of rubber duckies was deployed to help launch the Pro site for ImproveNet.
Each duckie had a custom printed code on the bottom. Show attendees were invited to visit the new pro site when they got home and enter the code for a chance to win a prize. The site had 5,000 visitors in the two weeks following the show.