Celebrity Selection, Hiring and Booking Advice
Tips, advice and how to avoid costly mistakes. Stay on budget and utilize all celebrity opportunities at your event. There is a lot to consider. We wanted to give you this quick look at a few of the many variables and things to consider when planning a celebrity performance at your corporate event, non-profit event or private performance.
We are always positioned as your advocate throughout the entire process. Always looking out for your interests and concerns to create a successful celebrity event.
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Apple Event with Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl
Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl tries new iPhone with
Apple CEO Tim Cook at their product launch event
Blackberry Event with
Alicia Keys on stage with Blackberry
CEO Thorsten Heins during a keynote presentation
Cisco Event with Comedian
Sarah Silverman trades lines with Cisco
CEO John Chambers during a keynote presentation
Intel Event with Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am
The Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am joins Intel CEO
Paul Otellini during a keynote presentation
Cartier Event with Rihanna
President & CEO, Cartier North America, Frederic de Narp looks on as singer Rihanna lights up the Empire State Building in honor of Cartier’s “Love Day” in New York. Rihanna and de Narp hosted the lighting of the Empire State building in festive Cartier Red.
Forbes Event with Stevie WonderStevie Wonder at Forbes Magazine 100th Anniversary Eventwith Warren Buffett at the keyboard.
Texas Charity Event with Michael Phelps
Olympian Michael Phelps on stage at Texas Children's Cancer Center Event presentation
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Event
with Disco Diva Gloria Gaynor
Gloria Gaynor sings her hit "I Will Survive" for Cancer Charity Gala at The Plaza Hotel in NYC
Sharing Economy Summit with Uber Founder Oscar Salazar
Oscar Salazar, Founder & CTO of Uber contributed to The Sharing Economy Summit
at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia
Intel Event with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler sings along and joins Intel CEO Craig Barrett during a keynote presentation
Facebook Event with Comedian
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg trading lines with SNL comedian Andy Samberg
Sheryl Crow Performs for the
Sesame Street Workshop
Singer Sheryl Crow is joined by Elmo at the Sesame Street Workshop Event in New York
Avon Event with Fergie
Avon Chairman and CEO, Andrea Jung and award winning singer from the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie celebrate AVON's 125th Celebration at the Believe World Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Fergie sings Happy Birthday.
Microsoft Phone Event with Ryan Seacrest
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest joins Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer during a keynote session.
National Retail Federation with Darrell Hammond
SNL comedian Darrell Hammond performs for the National Retail Federation for their annual convention in New York
Marriott Hotels Event with Ciara
Pop singer Ciara performed at the launch for the New Marriott Room Design at the Marriott mSpot in Times Square, New York City
Salesforce.com Event with
Gen. Colin Powell
Gen. Colin Powell joins Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff during a Conference Panel Session in San Francisco
General Motors Event with
New model launch event features singer
John Legend "in-concert" performance in Detroit
Salesforce.com Event with MC Hammer
Back to the 90's concert by MC Hammer at Salesforce.com's conference
Apple Event with Jack Johnson
Apple Founder & CEO Steve Jobs with singer Jack Johnson at Apple keynote presentation
Anti-Defamation League Gala with
"Having Tony Bennett perform at this year's ADL event honoring dinner chair Len Riggio, CEO of Barnes & Noble was nothing short of spectacular!
Mr. Riggio appreciates all you did to create a wonderful evening for all. Thanks so much for all your help !!"
- Executive Assistant to the CEO of Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Walmart Event with Ben StillerBen Stiller and American Idol Winner Kris Allen strike a pose from “Zoolander” with Wal-Mart CFO Tom Schoewe
Microsoft Event with Slash
Slash, the "guitar hero" in Guns N'Roses demonstrates the Guitar Hero game with Microsoft CEO Bill Gates
Sony Event with Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks helps out Sony CEO Howard Stringer for a Keynote Presentation
Corporate Private Performance with
Tony Bennett & Natalie Cole
"Well you did it!
How could you possibly top last year's event with Tony Bennett... well... add Natalie Cole! Thank you for helping to create the most spectacular night for all of our guests.
What are we going to do next year?"
- Event Planner, Major US Pharmaceutical Company
OMNI Youth Services Event with Jay Leno
"Jay was Fantastic"
Thanks for helping to make our 40th Anniversary Celebration a Spectacular Event!
- Steve Baldwin, Chief Development Officer - OMNI Youth Services
Google Event with Robin Williams
Google Co-Founder Larry Page mixes it up with Comedian Robin Williams - or as Robin called him, "MENSA Boy"
Youth I.N.C. Gala Benefit with Broadway's Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday
"Please let Jennifer Holliday know how much all of us loved her performance at this year's Celebration to Benefit New York Kids!
And WOW what a performance! Thank you for helping to create another great event for us this year!!"
- Event Planner, Youth I.N.C.
AOL Event with Dana Carvey
Dana Carvey has some fun during a keynote with AOL founder Steve Case
Planning a Celebrity Meet & Greet and Dressing Room
Part of making sure a you have a successful celebrity performance is planning so that the celebrity is safe, secure and comfortable. Planning a Meet & Greet with your organization’s VIPs and making sure photo ops and autograph signings take place in a way that the celebrity doesn’t feel bombarded is vital.
Celebrity Dressing Rooms, although the subject of much fun for celebrity press, are a very important way to make sure your celebrity performer feels welcome and appreciated. Plus its one of the most important ways you can ensure a positive, attentive and generally accommodating attitude on the part of the celebrity performer. Take a look at our Tips pages for planning Celebrity Dressing Rooms and planning a Celebrity Meet & Greet.
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Here’s How to Get Started
If you have an idea of a celebrity you think may be right for your event, take a look at The Hiring Process to learn more about how the celebrity buying process works.
If you’re not certain as to which celebrity may be best for your event, take a look at How to Select a Celebrity and come up with a “wish list” of the few names that would be ideal for your event.
Review our Celebrity Hiring Tips for important information and ideas to consider to create a successful celebrity performance.
View Our Services to learn the ways we can help you throughout the process of selecting, hiring, contracting and producing a celebrity music concert, comedian or speaker for your event.
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