Thursday, February 28, 2013

Italy's Input Group Lands in North America. The First Office Opens in New York! March 1st, 2013. Input Group Spa ( an Italian communications holding company and a leader in the events industry, has opened its first North American office in New York City. This is the result of the structural evolution and of the internationalization plan announced a few days ago by Input Group CEO, Matteo Deninno. “Input Group is being restructured so that it can best dialogue on a global level with clients. This is an evolution aimed at further developing our core business and strengthening the relationships we have with our present clients. We’re starting today with two branches, Input Group Europe and Input Group North America, and will then go on to open new local offices that will help us better serve our clients - worldwide. The headquarters of the holding company and of the Input Group Europe branch will remain in Italy, operating through the long-established bases in Milan and Rome." Input Group is the 17th largest events company in the world, (as ranked in the 2012 report, "50 Top Events Companies", edited by Lisa Hurley, Special Events Magazine.) They produce and manage corporate, consumer, PR and motivational events helping their clients create brand funded/sponsored multimedia content and interactive events and experiences that strengthens and unleashes the power of their brands. Input Group integrates entertainment and interactive multimedia experiences with marketing strategies – generating engagement and conversation that lasts well beyond the event. And they provide their clients with new and unique opportunities to connect with consumers and fans. Input Group promotes social and environmental projects and supports non-profits and volunteer associations worldwide. The North American branch is managed by Dennis Gelbaum, in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer of Input Group North America. Gelbaum will be responsible for introducing the range of services and resources offered by Input Group into the United States, Canada and Mexico. He will be managing a team of creatives, producers and business affairs and development strategists that will generate corporate and consumer focused branding events and experiences and multimedia content for North American clients. Dennis Gelbaum adds, "What separates Input Group from its competitors is simple, we think differently! With more than 30 years of experience, results driven strategic thinking, creative problem solving, technical and logistical abilities and providing integrated and interactive responses to meet client needs, we are uniquely positioned to supervise multimedia and interactive event design and production (festivals, conventions, town hall and shareholder/investor meetings, product launches, press conferences, political events, concerts), live remote & studio video and audio production & post production, negotiate contracts (including talent), rates and oversee contractors and vendors, budgeting and scheduling. We specialize in turnkey event production. We will be helping our clients align their internal and external communications, marketing and promotional strategies, identifying corporate event sponsorship opportunities and providing innovative, interactive, multimedia creative solutions." Input Group has a staff of more than 90 professionals, produces more than 250 events annually and has won 37 national and international awards in the past five years. Their impressive client list includes: 20th Century Fox - Abbott - Acer - Adidas - Alitalia - Audi - Bayer - BMW - Bosch - Bristol-Myers Squibb - Buitoni - Chanel - Cisco - Citroën - Coca-Cola HBC - Coca-Cola Italia - Eli-Lilly- Ernest & Young - Fiat - Genertel - Goodyear Dunlop - Google - Gruppo Piaggio - Heineken Italia - Henkel - HP Italia - Ina Assitalia - Intesa Sanpaolo - JTI Japan Tobacco Intl. - L’Oréal - Lavazza - LG Electronics - Mastercard - McDonald’s - Mediaset - Mediocredito Italiano - Mercedes-Benz - Nestlè - Nissan - Pepsico Food & Beverages - Perugina - Pfizer - Pirelli - Reckitt-Benckiser - Roche - Samsung Electronics - Schering Plough - Shell - Siemens - Sky Italia - Sony - Stryker - Telecom Italia - TeleTu - UBI Banca - UniCredit Group - Vodafone - Volvo - and many more. Link to Input Group’s showreel: For more information, contact: Dennis Gelbaum, Chief Operating Officer Input Group North America Alessandra Lanza, PR & Marketing manager Brenda De Biasio, Press officer