As a way to raise awareness for local businesses and ultimately create a returning customer for them, I would host Yelp Elite events. Yelp Elite are the most active and vocal influencers both on and offline in the area. An elite event is a free party for members of the elite squad at local restaurants and businesses. Elite parties take place once a month and showcase all the cool things that the hosting business offers. Each event provides a heavy sampling of food, cocktails and entertainment. The following events are a highlight reel of the hundreds of parties I hosted over the years.
Yelp’s Ultimate Science Fair
Planned and executed the party from the ground up.
- 1,500 Attendees
- 25 food and drink sponsors
- Free party to raise awareness for local businesses and get in front of the most active and vocal influencers in the Valley
Yelp Helps 2011
- A free party to raise awareness for local non-profits.
Six food and drink sponsors
Yelp’s Ultimate pleY Date
A free party to raise awareness for local businesses in front of the Valley’s most vocal and active influencers
- 1,500 attendees
- 29 food and drink sponsors
Event Listing: http://x.co/9XUsU
Community Blog Post: bit.ly/Ipvwyi
Event Listing: http://x.co/9XVHC
A three night party during Super Bowl 49 Week. Hosted inside the ESPN Zone/Scottsdale Fan Fest, this party was a VIP experience for the Yelp community to enjoy the Super Bowl festivities.