People on the Move
Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, announced new appointments to its leadership team. Danielle Davis, Vice President, Communications; Calvin Morgan Director, Information Technology & Business Intelligence; Torri Christian, Director, Marketing; Andrew O’Connor, Director, Content Marketing; Terri Carter, Director, People & Culture. “As we think about continued tourism recovery and our strategy for 2023 and beyond, we’re investing in our staff to remain aggressive and focused on the ROI of increased visitation to impact Washington, DC’s local economy," said Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and CEO.
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Bloomingdale’s has pulled out all the stops for its 2022 “Best Holiday Ever” campaign, which also continues the retail giant’s year-long 150th anniversary celebration. The flagship store in New York City—at Lexington Ave. and 59th Street—has unveiled its deluxe home base for Santa Claus. The Bloomingdale’s “Santaland” experience invites shoppers, kids and families to meet Santa in a custom-built space that merges classic and modern holiday decor with NYC iconography. Bloomingdale’s turned to Scenester Projects for the third year in a row to design and concept their iconic Santaland. To craft and install all the trimmings, Scenester worked with premier fabrication shop Pink Sparrow to bring the magic to life.
Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, will be celebrating its 700th anniversary in 2023. The city is organizing a wide plethora of events that offer the best of Lithuania’s past and present. Features of the event include a modern blend of architecture and light installations as part of the Vilnius Light Festival; the resurrection of a 17th century opera, hot-air balloon trips, musical performances, and more.
Products on the Market
Atlanta-area-based digital platform ThePartyStarter centralizes diverse vendors and talent to ensure a successful event. The Black tech startup seeks to deliver memorable, personalized event experiences for its consumers. Founded in December 2021, the digital event planning database allows for users to communicate with a diverse inventory of 200+ diverse vendors including women, minorities and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to bringing together vendors and event planners, ThePartyStarter also introduces diversity and equitable opportunities for minority-owned businesses and BIPOC vendors.