Saturday October 7 was the 2nd annual Miss Jetset Crowning Event at JetSet Magazine’s hangar!
The hangar is located at the Scottsdale Air Park, which was a perfect venue for this event.
Our team was stationed at the hangar all week to make sure the event was 100% perfect when guests arrived. Our lighting team from Divinity Event Lighting produced an atmosphere that combined fun and luxury, therefore creating the perfect ambiance for our guests.
Guests flew in from all over the United States to attend the event! Everyone was dressed to the nines and rocked the red carpet. The night was filled with fun, dancing, and drinks. Our fabulous bar staff did another wonderful job at this event. We use Raise the Bar Bartending for all of our events, and they never to be anything less than outstanding. In addition to the great drinks, the dessert served was amazing! Butta Cakes is a local bakery that makes bite-sized cream filled cakes that are delicious and easy to eat!
Around 10:00 PM, the 2017 Miss Jetset arrived to the party on her private Jet. Adaliz Martinez stepped out of the jet in a
gorgeous sequin gown that glimmered in the spotlight. Shortly after, she was crowned Miss Jetset 2017, was given a $50,000 prize, full page spread in the magazine, and is now on the cover for the next Jetset issue.
Overall, Miss Jetset 2017 was a HUGE success! We can’t wait to do more events at this awesome venue. It has the flexibility to turn into a nightclub at the flip of a switch, therefore, makes it ideal for any corporate parties, anniversaries, holiday parties, or galas!
For more information about the Jetset Magazine Hangar, please contact us at VNS
Stress Free Gift Giving: How to Choose Gifts that Work for Everyone.
Gift-giving is a strategic component of corporate meetings and incentive programs because it gives attendees a tangible remembrance of their experience. Yet choosing the right gift for all your attendees can be challenging.
When we asked several specialists for their recommendations on how to choose gifts that work for everyone, they were in agreement on where to start: identify the demographic and psychographic profile of your attendees. “We in the branded gift-giving industry try to achieve the same goals as the event planner by first identifying the demographic of the attendee,” says Carmela Wagner, vice president and branding consultant, Jack Nadel International. “Understanding who the attendees are and what their goals are can automatically give you a sense of what gift is going to be appropriate.”
It’s also important to understand the psychographic profiles of the gift recipients—their values, opinions, attitudes, interests, and lifestyles—adds Jay Seiler, co-owner of Security Jewelers, Duluth, Minn. “Corporate gift-giving has been a big part of our business for 30 years,” he says, “and we’ve learned that when it comes to fine jewelry, it’s important to fit the gift to the individual. Particularly when heirloom items are given as incentive gifts, we customize them for the recipient.”
John Williams, president, American Guest, agrees about the importance of customizing gifts such as jewelry and watches. He says, “To make it work for everyone, try to make the gift unique for the event. For example, a few years ago we designed one-of-a-kind, numbered watches for incentive program gifts.
For top-tier corporate gifts, Seiler recommends selecting high-end jewelry and timepieces that have classic styling, then customizing them with diamonds or other gems, typically illustrating years of service to the company. “The classics look much the same as they did 40 years ago,” he says. “They never go out of style.”
Optimizing the Gift-Giving Experience
Here are more tips from specialists on how meeting planners can optimize stress-free gift-giving:
• While it might seem easier to give someone cash or a gift certificate. The goal of meeting planners is to create an experience. Unlike cash rewards, gifts make a lasting impression. If the gift-giving is integrated into a meeting or incentive, the gifts themselves should be a smart tie-in to the program.—Carmela Wagner, vice president and branding consultant, Jack Nadel International
• Work with a company that is experienced with managing the logistics and execution of gift events. Beyond that, consider luxury brands that offer lifetime marketing impressions.—Joe Jones, president, Incenta Rewards
• When giving luxury gifts as rewards, make sure you factor in enough lead time for customization. It can take several months to customize jewelry and timepieces. —Jay Seiler, co-owner, Security Jewelers
• Present gifts in a way that is relevant to the flow of the event and to the event goals. For example, a gift bag given at a cocktail party where you want people to interact. You might include martini or champagne glasses with the company logo.— Carmela Wagner
• Look at what’s popular at the retail level—retail items that people covet will be a popular gift. Tie in the research with the company profile. For example, when I work with meeting planners at cool tech companies. —Carmela Wagner
• Stick to gender neutral gifts to eliminate guesswork. If this isn’t appropriate for a corporate incentive program because you’re giving heirloom jewelry by gender. Necklaces or bracelets for the ladies and watches for the men work well for both staff appreciation and retention.