Danny Heinsohn awarded inaugural OM Foundation Award at National Sports Forum 2014

National-Sports-Forum-OM-Foundation-AwardAccess Pass & Design is very proud to announce that Danny Heinsohn, a ten-year veteran of the National Sports Forum, and a fantastic member of our team at Access for over eleven years, received the inaugural OM Foundation Award (1man1mission.org) at the National Sports Forum Budweiser Gala last Tuesday in Dallas, Texas.

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Multi-use conference badges take center stage at Dreamforce 2013!

custom conference badges at dreamforceLet’s just start by saying, Salesforce.com, the world’s largest customer relationship management (CRM) platform puts on a pretty amazing show every year at its Dreamforce Conference.

We’ve been to big conferences before (Consumer Electronics Show, Global Gaming Expo), but none were quite so impressive in their continuity, user experience, and overall branding as Dreamforce.

Dreamforce is the largest single-company owned conference in the world.

Boasting 130,000 attendees this year, Dreamforce outgrew the San Francisco Convention Center a few years ago and the conference footprint now extends to many of the hotels surrounding San Francisco’s Moscone Center. It even took us all the way to AT&T park to get backstage with Blondie and Green Day Continue reading “Multi-use conference badges take center stage at Dreamforce 2013!” »

First in Math, Player of the Day: Rock Star Badges Awarded to Top Math Students

(Story originally published by FirstInMath.com. View the original article HERE.)

First-in-Math-Player-of-the-Day-Custom-VIP-BadgesSPARKS, NEVADA—Did you know First In Math Player of the Day badges are made alongside backstage passes and VIP badges for the world’s largest bands and sports teams?

Access Pass & Design leads the industry in the design and production of live-event credentials such as VIP and ‘backstage’ passes for music artists like Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson, Smashing Pumpkins, Rihanna, Kanye West, Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas and more. They also produce First In Math’s colorful Player of the Day badges.

The company opened its doors in 2002—coincidentally the same year the First In Math Online Program site was launched. “We do many of the large music festivals, like the Lilith Fair and Bonnaroo, and also work with companies like Nike, MTV, VH1, NBC and Disney,” says company owner Seth Sheck. Sports franchises the company partners with include Continue reading “First in Math, Player of the Day: Rock Star Badges Awarded to Top Math Students” »

Seth’s Spot: backstage passes on eBay, interview with Mike Amato, and more!


Seth’s Spot!

Happy September Friends! Autumn is here and so is this month’s Access Newsletter. Hopefully you all saw the recent work we’ve been doing to police eBay auctions for live passes again this year. We’ve pulled over 500 from the site in effort to keep our industry safer.

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NFC magic at the National Sports Forum

NFC-Powered Experiences
Access Pass & Design added a new dynamic to our presence at the 2013 National Sports Forum, held in sunny Orlando, Florida. In our 9th consecutive year in attendance (and our 9th year of a fantastic partnership with the National Sports Forum) we showcased our NFC-powered brand activation event credentials.

NFC what? Brand Activation Event Credentials? What does that mean?

Booth visitors were incentivized to “Tap That Pass” – which means simply they placed one of our tech-embedded badges next to an NFC-enabled device (Sony phones, Samsung tablets, RIM handhelds, etc).

In an experience that some described as “magical”, booth attendees were presented with exclusive online content and the chance to win Skullcandytm headphones!

By tapping a pass to automatically generate exclusive content on their mobile device, visitors were exposed to a whole new range of sponsorship opportunities that exist through the connection of an event badge or VIP pass to the digital world.

Danny’s Breakout
This year’s National Sports Forum was also a big year for our sports marketing guru, Danny Heinsohn. He developed and presented his first NSF breakout session, entitled “It’s Not What You Sell, But HOW You Sell”. Team Access was very proud of his achievement and we’re looking forward to more speaking engagements to come – congrats Danny!

Be on the lookout for a follow up blog on his presentation.

Danny (@dannyheinsohn) tweeted his top take-aways from his experience as well as some of the other breakout sessions. They are as follows:

1. Great ideas always get funded.
2. Non-traditional ideas sometimes require non-traditional sponsors.
3. Be proactive, understand the brand, and develop good ideas.
4. Use buzzwords, do your homework, meet criteria. Most importantly – fit the brand
5. Remember to turn your mic on at a breakout presentation ;)

What were your take-aways? Comment below!

See you next year at the National Sports Forum 2014.

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