We really like solving problems. And sometimes the only way to solve a problem is to tackle the whole enchilada. We've built companies, launched startups, created a restaurant, ran online stores, produced jazz festivals, and now we're diving into augmented reality with our newest venture, Reality Lab.
We've become expert at discovering solutions and seeing bigger pictures. We can help you define your new startup, product, or project.
Reinvent the news
So here's the problem: in the digital age, how do you gather and distribute the news; ensure accuracy; and make sure journalists get paid each and every time their work is consumed?
CrowdNews is [re]making the news by connecting the audience directly to the journalists they support: no middleman of The New York Times, FOX News, or CNN. Just a direct connection between audience and journalist.
ROLE Concept, design, business models, development, launch. The Whole Enchilada: CrowdNews is a WDG startup.
An Urban Restaurant in the Burbs
Our office in Paris, France spoiled us as far as food and drink was concerned. And when we moved from Boston to a small port town just north of the city, it didn't have a restaurant scene. So we created one!
As an equity partner, we opened FINZ oh-so-hip-seafood in Boston's North Shore. FINZ was a pioneer in the area, bringing an urban-inspired 325-seat seafood restaurant with an oyster bar and live jazz to the suburbs.
ROLE Restaurant concept, creative direction, food & wine consulting, naming/branding/design, launch.
Jazz Festivals and Wine Expos
The Boston Wine Expo was just getting too big so we decided to create, produce, and stage a wine expo in Boston's North Shore. The Salem Jazz & Wine Series combined a wine expo followed by a live jazz concert.
After two successful seasons, the world renowned Peabody Essex Museum asked to partner with us and to add the Series to their own cultural offerings. We were honored to move the Salem Jazz & Wine Series to the Peabody Essex Museum.
Our brief for a trade conference in Toronto, Canada;
Reinforce the information from a three-day digital media conference, get 300 disparate attendees talking to each other, and have a party!
Our Solution: A participatory game called Trailblazing the Digital Jungle. We took over the ballroom in the Westin Hotel, brought in 350 tropical trees, pumped in music from countries around the equator, created a trivial pursuit game from the conference sessions, carved out a sponsor's mini-tradeshow, and had a huge party.
Yeah, it worked...Lions & tigers & beers...oh my.
ROLE Concept, design, production, staging.