2Heads wins a place for the 2nd year on EventMarketer’s Top 100 Agency List, recognising the best event agencies serving the experiential industry.
We’re delighted to announce that for the second year in a row, 2Heads has made the Event Marketer’s It List as one of the top 100 agencies driving the experiential marketing industry forward.
Beyond celebrating our 40th year as an independent agency, 2Heads, known for harnessing the power of experiential marketing, were singled out by the judges for delivering a host of award-winning experiences.
2022-23 saw 2Heads develop interactive themed entertainment for Legoland, throw stunning parties for Disney and form partnerships with new clients De Beers and Sega. The Sega @ Anime expo was a big moment for us, collaborating with the iconic gaming brand at one of the fastest growing events in North America.
The editors of Event Marketer magazine, look for creativity and results when presenting their annual special report. Another special nod was given to our ongoing work in sustainability and the creation of eco-conscious events.
The IT List recognises the top 100 event marketing agencies worldwide, differentiated by their services, creativity, evolution and, importantly, results.
Click here for the full 2023 Top 100 IT List.
2Heads are thrilled to welcome more six new recruits to the family, each one bringing their own creativity and personality to the team.
2Heads welcomes new joiners to both the London and North American arms of the agency as their unprecedented growth continues through 2023.
Being a creative agency, 2Heads love bringing people on board to help give us a fresh perspective on our work. Let’s meet our fabulous new team members:
Zheheng Lai – Experiential Designer, LA
Introducing Zheheng, our newest LA team member! With a background in architectural design, exhibition, marketing, and brand design, Zheheng brings a fresh perspective to our creative family. Zheheng is also the owner of two Shiba Inu pups! Here at 2Heads we’re all about the doggos!
Daniel Manning – Project Manager, London
We are thrilled to welcome Daniel to the 2Heads family! With a remarkable 15 years of experience in the events industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. But that’s not all! Daniel’s passion for making a positive impact extends far beyond event management. He is actively involved in local charity work, particularly focusing on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. We’re very excited to have Daniel has part of the team.
Ehsaan Mesghali – Creative Director, LA
Introducing our new North America Creative Director, Ehsaan, who’s bringing his exceptional expertise to our team in LA! With years of experience collaborating with some of the world’s most renowned brands, he’s a true visionary in the industry. Ehsaan is also a proud member of Farhang Foundation’s Fine Arts Council, helping promote Iranian heritage through partnerships with established cultural institutions across the greater Los Angeles region.
Scott Turner – CAD, London
With an impressive 19 years of experience in 2D CAD, 3D visualization, and art working, Scott is a true master of design. We’re beyond excited to have his expertise onboard! Scott cannot wait to get creative and work with the team!
Daniel Warwick – Creative Producer, London
Daniel Warwick has a diverse range of experience. From working on a year-long build for a interactive installation in LA to leading a team in the live re-creation of Battle of Trafalgar presented in front of the Royals, Daniel comes to us with a very specific task on one of our most unique and exciting projects. We can’t wait to see the end results, we know for sure that Daniel will not disappoint. Did you know that Daniel has also been part of a band for 12 years? We will definitely need front row seats for his next show!
Ammon Ilgan – Project Manager US
Ammon joins our LA team and brings with him a wealth of experience in field marketing, production and project management for experiential marketing agencies. Ammon previously worked on campaigns with State Farm, Uber Eats and LA Rams, and is looking forward to his life with 2Heads, being able to collaborate with creative minds to bring fun and exciting projects to life! Not only multi-talented, Ammon is multi-lingual, speaking English, Tagalog (Filipino), and Spanish.
If you want to be part a dynamic work environment that nurtures creativity and fosters personal and professional growth, then apply today on our Join Us page: https://www.2heads.com/jobs-in-events/
2Heads and Bombardier win at the EN Marketing Awards debut in London, adding to the roster of wins for their brand experience at EBACE
The team at 2Heads were thrilled to win another award for Bombardier’s visionary brand experience at EBACE ’22. Picking up the gong for Best Digital Innovation at this year’s EN Marketing Awards, this honour makes it five wins for the Bombardier event which merged anamorphic 3D content with an eco-concious environment to create a 360 degree experience.
Gathered with a glittering array of peers at the De Vere Connaught Rooms in London, our work with Bombardier was also nominated for Best Use of Creative/Brand alongside Disney whose D23 Expo for Disney Bundle+ was nominated for Best B2C Campaign. A proud moment for us as the Gala Dinner on the 13th February celebrated the first ever EN Marketing Awards.
The success behind Bombardier’s brand experience at EBACE ’22, an important aviation event which launched the new Global 8000 business jet, is notably due to the event’s eco-concious credentials. The sustainably sourced and recycled materials used also earned the experience a Highly Commended Award from The Drum Magazine Experience Awards for Best Sustainable Event. The Drum Experience Award judges also nominated Disney again for Best Large Scale Event.
The judges at Eventmarketer also found much to love in how 2Heads utilised showstopping digital content to narrate Bombardier’s vision for a sustainble aviation agency, awarding our partnership with an Experience Design and Technology Award for Best Exhibit Design. Bombardier recieved the highest accolade with a Gold award.
2Heads win six WESA awards including five Platinum nominations and one Diamond at the World Exhibition Stand Awards 2022.
For the fourth year running, 2Heads were thrilled to be honoured by the judges at the World Exhibition Awards with no less than six glittering awards.
Building on the success of previous years, 2Heads received two Platinum awards for Best Stand and Best Activation at a Digital Defence & Security Event with QinetiQ and their hybrid event at DSEI.
2Heads proprietary virtual platform EventHive VX was again recognised with a Diamond award for Best Digital Event Experience as 10x Genomic’s first virtual conference Xperience ’21 enjoyed further recognition.
Perennial favourite of the judges, Playtech and Bombardier recieved Platinum for Storytelling at ICE 2020 and Best Aviation Stand at NBAA 2019 respectively, and Belden continued their award-winning journey with a Platinum award for Best Storytelling at a Digital Event.
Belden honoured 2Heads and the whole team with their kind words: ‘In May 2020, our #CIC Team partnered with 2Heads to convey the story of our brand for our CIC Virtual Grand Opening Event. In achievement for the design and execution of the event, 2Heads has been awarded the 2022 BEST STORYTELLING AT A DIGITAL EVENT by the World Exhibition Stand Awards.
Paired with the CIC leaders to share the story of the new location, 2Heads creatively facilitated an event that showcased and communicated the spirit of the CIC. Our event was attended virtually by 1,000 visitors in over 60 countries, all made possible by the design and platform of 2Heads. We are proud of our partnership with 2Heads and look forward to continued teamwork in our innovation centers.’
2Heads win four awards including Gold for Best Product Launch at this year’s Field Marketing & Brand Experience Awards 2021
2Heads returned from the FMBE award ceremony in Oxford last week with a glittering array of awards following a very successful evening for the team.
Building on the success of their debut entry in the FMBE awards last year, 2Heads received Gold for Best Product Launch with 10x Genomics and their virtual conference Xperience 2021.
2Heads proprietary virtual platform EventHive VX was again recognised with a Silver for Best Virtual Hybrid Event as Belden’s Grand Opening of their Consumer Experience Centre enjoyed further recognition.
A perennial favourite of the judges, Playtech, were awarded Silver for Best Immersive Event for their partnership with 2Heads at ICE 2020 and the whole 2Heads team were also recognised with a Bronze in the Grand Prix – Brand Experience Agency of the Year category.
‘James Simpkins, Managing Director of Experiential had this to say about the sparkling haul. ‘It’s great to see 2Heads win four awards, especially for a relatively unknown brand in the UK like 10x Genomics to win Gold in such a highly contested category as Best Product Launch. And with a virtual event as well! It shows how social strategy and curated content are becoming all important for successful launches.’
2Heads were also thrilled to be able to attend the award ceremony in person, with peers from all areas of the events industry coming together and networking. With a forward looking vibe, the general consensus amongst the guests was that events were to celebrate, network and look forward to the return of a full events calendar.
2Heads win both Best Virtual Platform and Most Creative Agency in Event Technology at this year’s hybrid event
2Heads proprietary virtual platform EventHive VX has been recognised as the Best Virtual Event Platform at this year’s Event Tech Awards. 2Heads were also recognised as the Most Creative Agency in Event Technology for their work with Disney, Bombardier and Belden with the launch of their Hybrid Customer Experience Centre.
Paul Godwin, Managing Director of Digital had this to say about the double win. ‘These awards are great recognition of our digital and content teams. For their work to be praised by the judges means a lot to all of us especially as ‘getting creative’ is what we love doing. We’re constantly evolving our solution-based approach to include a wealth of options from experience design, augmented-reality, broadcasting, motion-graphics, streaming, networking and video content creation.’
‘There are no borders on the experiential methods we’re now using with brands to communicate their products and services. Our in-house digital team created their first online web conference in 2000 and are now using game engines, real time rendering and platform ideation to create meaningful experiences. Winning the Best Virtual Events platform also confirms the strength of EventHive VX which provides the base from which most of our hybrid and virtual events evolve. Our Virtual Conference for 10x Genomics was one of those virtual events that caught the judges eye.’
2Heads also presented the keynote session on the second day of the live event. The discussion featured Paul and Director of Digital Content Nick Rosier as they introduced game engine technology across the B2B sector. With a focus on an 18-month project with Bombardier Paul & Nick discussed the creation of assets in virtual 3D and deep-dive the pros and cons of using this tech for B2B communication.
2Heads Global Design has been recognized as one of LA’s top 30 digital marketing companies in 2021 by DesignRush.
DesignRush is a B2B marketplace that connects brands with professional full-service agencies, web design companies, digital marketing firms, and top technology companies. Their platform lists over 9,300 agencies from over 50 different countries and is consulted by thousands of decision-makers looking to start a project.
‘As a creative agency well known for our brand experience design, the move over the last five years into key aspects of digital marketing has been a natural progression, even without the event of the pandemic. It’s genuinely an honor for our agency to be acknowledged for their digital marketing skills, especially in the world of online marcomm and virtual platforms, said Sara Lilley, Head of Marketing at 2Heads.
With a steady expansion of digital and hybrid marketing services to bolster 2Heads long held reputation in live events, the international agency is supporting a range of blue-chip brands and institutions including the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as they increasingly pivoting to digital channels to future proof their events. The launch of EventHive VX, our seamless hybrid digital platform has only strengthened our offering in this area.
Our latest 2Heads Talks discuss the affects of adversity on innovation.
Industry renowned creative Jordan Waid discusses the affects of adversity on innovation, moving past the present and deep-dives into future potential for technological innovation and experimentation
Reviewing a world beyond events, Jordan discusses the opportunities presented by uncertainty.
Learn to look for new possibilities through listening and understanding what is truly needed, then applying that to a new frontier for brand experience.
For more thoughts and views, check out the 2Heads Talks Insight Channel.
Creating Meaningful Experiences, Virtually Anywhere
2Heads have long had an in-house digital team. We ran our first live stream conference in 2000 and in 2010 began the development of EventHive, a software solution created with brands to resolve event specific challenges such as online meeting management and content engagement.
Prior to events of 2020, our team were working on an online solution for the sustainable future. A platform created to be the long-term hybrid bridge between virtual and live interaction and a solution that uses cutting edge technology to give customers a deeper, more personalized experience online.
March 2020 saw those efforts accelerated as we move to a work from home structure and invested in virtual events to maintain consumer connection. We partnered with twenty blue-chip brands including Disney and Airbus to discover what key engagement features they needed and blended them together to create one of the most immersive and customisable experience platforms available – EventHive VX.
We were very proud to launch VX with new client Vodafone, hosting their immersive virtual events and are now working on curating VX for the majority of our existing clients as we all look to a hybrid future.
The Virtual Experience tool for creating and hosting events that are as meaningful online as they are live.
CONNECT: Build emotional connections with your consumers.
EventHive VX is a Virtual Experience tool built from the feedback of twenty big brands for creating and hosting events that are as meaningful online as they are live. From online meetings and chat to scheduling and live streaming.
ENGAGE: Curate immersive events with unique VX functionality.
EventHive VX is fully loaded with proprietary engagement features designed to ensure audiences stay connected throughout events. Utilise VX’s bespoke event timeline, visual networking, live hosting and Sync integrations to create a virtual event that lives long in the memory.
INSPIRE: Allow content and storytelling to take centre stage.
An all in one platform for building a compelling event online, VX provides immersive storytelling through branded spaces, gamified 3D worlds and content libraries.
By utilising 2Heads award-winning collective of creatives and digital specialists to power their EventHive VX platform, institutions such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development are now delivering immersive experiences that merge the possibilities of live and online.
- Interact with meaningful 3D content
- Customise with self-guided tours or video call hosts
- Own your brand via story-telling features
- Integrate with your tools anywhere, anytime, any device
- Cloud render in real-time with no software downloads
Create your own story, your way.
Contact Us at Hello@Eventhive.com to book your free demo.
Future proof 2021 with top tips on creating hybrid events that generate real brand connection with your audience.
The future of the live events industry is universally accepted to be ‘hybrid,’ but when exactly is this happening? The answer is; it’s up to you. When are you ready to take the step?
As we cautiously plan for the months ahead at 2Heads, we thought we’d share our planning criteria for hybrid events to come. Some key things for you to consider that will protect your brand and budget while still allowing you to engage with audiences in creative, meaningful ways.
The secret for getting ahead is getting started | Mark Twain
Part 2 of our ‘Change’ insight is all about creating the right blueprint for getting ahead of the curve and to practice what we preach, we’re also sharing a field guide from one of our recent hybrid success stories, a multi-award winning project with our client Airbus called ‘Level Up’. Download your free copy of the ‘Ahead of the Curve’ below. Short on time? Watch the video version instead.
If you’d like to talk about staying Ahead of the Curve in 2021, connect with us via our Future Proofing Lab which is outlined at the back of this report. Top brands recommend it.