CREDNEWS

Welcome to cred’s New HQ!

 
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After four WeWork locations and much anticipation, we are excited to introduce you to our new credHQ! Nestled at 49 Geary in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, our office joins the company of a diverse group of prestigious art galleries, tech, and design professionals all in one building. 

Over the course of eight months, our team put a lot of thought, energy, and time into finding and curating a space that reflects who we are and the values of our organization. From our kitchen to our conference rooms, we had the opportunity to build and design the space to fit our needs from the ground up. Huge thanks to Braun + Adams and Peacock Construction for making it possible.

Our open floor plan makes room for much collaboration across teams—from our speaker management and event management teams, to our team of four-legged mascots Gunnar, Lucy, and Chloe! 

Devoted to all things events, we named our conference rooms after something close to our hearts: the many stages our clients speak on! You can find us having meetings on the Mainstage, Breakout Stage, or Green Room.

Our new office marks an exciting chapter in cred’s growth. We look forward to welcoming clients and candidates to a space that mirrors how far we’ve come and the journey ahead.

 

SXSW 2020 PanelPicker is Live: It’s Time to Vote!

 
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Last year, cred was one of 73,716 attendees at SXSW! Along with experiencing all things in music and film at the festival, we got a chance to see our clients Mighetor, Foundation Capital, 500 Startups, Ripple, and Voicea, take the stage to discuss topics ranging from the future of work to AI to blockchain.

How’d they do it? On top of having great content, each session went through a round of public voting on SXSW’s PanelPicker—which opens today! Attendees are given a chance to voice the types of panels, presentations, and workshops they’d like to see during next year’s event. For 2020, cred submitted 16 sessions covering topics such as the future of work and cannabis. Learn more about each of these sessions below. 

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Make sure to vote for your favorites before the PanelPicker closes on Friday, August 23!

cred Client: Ceros
Closing the Gap Between IRL and URL Experiences 
Featuring: Getty Images, GumGum, and Boston Content

cred Client: Ripple & Xpring
Blockchain Next Gen: The Rise of the Ecosystem
Featuring: Raised in Space and Coil

cred Client: AnyRoad 
Data x Experiences: Brewing Up Brand Loyalty 
Featuring: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

cred Client: Chewse 
The Roots of Connection: Growing a Love Company
Featuring: SnackNation

cred Client: Memzy 
Forgettable, That’s What You Are (Until Now) 

cred Client: Mighteor
Gender Equity in Fundraising: the Candor Clause 
Featuring: Sheets & Giggles and Matchstick Ventures

cred Clients: Hawke Media & Lemonlight 
Blazing Trails: Marketing in the Cannabis Space
Featuring: High Times and Arcadian Fund

cred Client: Ada Health
Creating a World Without Health Inequalities 

cred Client: LiveIntent
The Minority Report Podcast 
Featuring: Posture Media

cred Client: LiveIntent 
How DTC Brands Can Survive the Cookie Apocalypse
Featuring: Wayfair and Rue La La

cred Client: Virta Health 
Reversing Diabetes with Continuous Remote Care 

cred Clients: Sisense & meditation.live 
Why Robots Can’t Replace HR
Featuring: Ike

cred Clients: Voicea & meditation.live 
Work Smarter Not Harder: Finding Focus at Work
Featuring: Don Vaughn, PhD

cred Client: Strava 
Virtual Races, Real Results: The Future of Running
Featuring: New York Road Runners

cred Client: Sisense 
Behind the Scenes of a Major Tech Merger

cred Client: Zume
Packing Away the Plastic: Earth-Saving Solutions
Featuring: Method and The Ocean Foundation

cred Client: Flexport
Using the Global Supply Chain as a Force for Good
Featuring: Cotopaxi and Bombas

 
 
 

Getting to Know You: Meet cred’s Summer Interns

 
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Earlier this month, we introduced you to our summer intern Caraline Pham. Now, we’re excited to introduce you to the two interns who will also be spending their summer here with us at cred: Sheila Tabar and Vyvy Nguyen, both of whom are rising seniors at UC Santa Barbara. Sheila will be joining our speaker management team, and Vyvy will be working alongside our growing event management team. 

Get the scoop on these two new credians.

(Left: Sheila Tabar, Vyvy Nguyen)

cred: Where are you going to school and what are you studying? Why did you choose to study that subject?

Vyvy: I am currently a senior studying Psychology and Communication at UC Santa Barbara. My majors allow me to further my knowledge of interactions between others and myself. 

Sheila: In the fall, I will be starting my senior year at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am a double major, studying Environmental Science and Political Science! I chose these majors because I love learning the different modes of environmental and political communications to effectively convey messages! 

cred: Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

VN: I was born and raised in the Bay Area and am happy to be home for the summer working with cred! Some of my hobbies include yoga, traveling, and trying new food joints. I love being on-the-go and spending time exploring or hanging with my friends and family.  

ST: I am originally from SF, born and raised! I am so stoked to be back in the city this summer. In my free time, I love powerlifting, going to the beach, and trying new types of food!

cred: What do you want to achieve while interning at cred?

VN: I look forward to pushing myself out of my comfort zone! I’m really excited to learn the ropes of what great event planning looks like. 

ST: I want to further develop my knowledge in the PR field. I am excited to dive deeper into speaker management and enhance client relations with new skills. I am looking forward to assisting with the relationship between speakers and events! 

cred: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

VN: Pizza. Deep dish, pan crust, thin crust—you name it. 

ST: Garlic noodles! Fire.

cred: Can you give us one interesting fact about yourself?

VN:  In my high school yearbook, for senior superlatives, I was voted “Most Likely to Steal Your Lunch” (no theft involved though, just their way of saying “biggest appetite”). 

ST: I have visited all four major Hawaiian islands! 

cred: What is one thing you want to accomplish in the next five years?

VN: I hope to have a career in marketing/events and have a cute pet cat. 

ST: I would love to be working in the PR industry back home, have my own pet dachshund, and master’s degree in Business! 

Interested in building your career at cred? Learn more about our open positions on AngelList or email Gina King at work@credpr.com with your resume!

 

Happy 4th Birthday, cred!

Happy 4th Birthday, cred!

At times it feels like it was yesterday, and others like it’s been decades since the seed for cred was planted. I sat down to write this and decided to look at our first ever blog post. What a proud moment realizing that, even though we’ve changed over the years, at our core, we’ve still managed to keep the extreme focus and simple offering we started with 4 years ago; not many can say the same. Sure, our vision and mission have evolved, but our why remains intact: We believe that bringing knowledgeable, passionate speakers to engaged audiences builds awareness and excitement for you and your brand.

After 4 years and successfully placing 320+ speakers in 3,323 events all over the world, we’ve enabled ourselves to think more strategically and bigger about how a formal speaking programs impact a business’s brand and position in the market.

Hear Us Roar: Happy International Women’s Day!

 

Happy International Women’s Day! Across the world, March 8 marks a global event for women and men to celebrate the “social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.”

Here at cred, we are proud to partner with a number of dynamic women speakers across industries to help share their stories, wisdom, and unique perspectives on what’s next in innovation and entrepreneurship. As a women-led company ourselves, cred recognizes the importance of having strong female leaders who are not afraid to rattle their industries and inspire movements for generations to come.

According to the 2018 Pew Research Center’s Data on Women Leaders study, only 4.8 percent of CEO positions at Fortune 500 companies were held by women. We hope to see this number grow over time as we continue to work with outstanding female leaders to give them a platform to broadcast their voice. (Related: credTen: Top Ten Conferences in Female Entrepreneurship)

Today, we celebrate the amazing women we see on the stage, in our office, and around the world.

See below for a sample of some of our amazing women speakers.

Know a female founder whose voice should be amplified? Send them our way hello@credpr.com.

 

Introducing credSac!

 
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Sacramento: the farm-to-fork capital, home of Lady Bird and, now, the location of cred’s second office! We opened the doors to our first location outside the Bay Area in late October at CoWo Campus, a coworking space for entrepreneurs and creatives alike. With a lots of natural light, a spacious private office, and flexible community space, credSac’s ready to get some more inspiring speakers onstage!

Senior associate (and Sacramento native!) Anastasia, led our expansion by touring various coworking spaces on the grid and helping hire two more PR pros to join the family—Arianne Ortegaray and Claire Nobles. She also teamed up with CEO Caitlin and Managing Director Stephanie to furnish and decorate the new space. . .and most importantly, to test all of Ikea’s desk chairs to find the comfiest ones.

In case you’re not familiar with Sactown, we asked our credSac team to share their favorite parts of working and living in the state capital:

Claire, Coordinator
The people here make this city feel like a small town—everyone’s super friendly, and there are tons of startups that call Sacramento home. Also, love the craft beer here. There are over 60 breweries in the area and seems like new ones pop up every day.

Arianne, Associate
I’m new to Sacramento, so everyday I feel like I get to discover something new about the city! There’s a lot of cute little neighborhoods with new restaurants, bars, and coffee shops popping up all the time. It’s also close to different national parks, which makes it easy to spend weekends exploring the outdoors.

Anastasia, Senior Associate
Sacramento is my hometown so I may be a little biased - but I’ve lived all over the US and the world (Germany, Australia, New York, Florida, Ohio, Massachusetts, etc.) and it’s really one of my favorite places. #1 thing I’d call out is our system of river trails—for those who love to get outside for walks, runs or bike rides - this town is for you.

 

Cheers for Three Years of #cr3d!

 
 
 

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years! We started cred with a vision to connect passionate speakers to opportunities to build thought-leadership. To date, we have confirmed 1,800+ speaking opportunities for our clients to speak at events located all around the world! It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come at achieving that mission and so much more.

We’ve grown our team to a healthy 17 (and still growing). We've built a data-base of over 7,500 events from scratch, helped over 200 speakers connect with engaged audiences, and are launching our first official internship program this summer, too. In 2018, a huge focus has been to grow the Event Management side of the company and we are happy to report that we have been super busy working with multiple clients to coordinate and source speakers from one-day summits to multiple day conferences (with 27 under our belt to date).

cred works hard, but we also know how to party!

We celebrated our Third Birthday in style at Neyborly Union Square, a modern and chic art gallery here in San Francisco. The team shared stories of the company’s conception and spent time basking in nostalgia as we recalled memories from the past three years. It truly is something special to work at a successful company with such an accomplished group of individuals. Our three-year-old-selves would be proud!

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Looking Back at 2017

 

Happy New Year!

We had a Top 10 Countdown of cred's best moments of 2017 on our twitter: @credpr. Here is a recap in case you missed it!

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Our team took an R&R trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in March! We had a blast hangin' beachside with chips and guacamole.  

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To date, we've planned 16 events, including Bowery Capital's 5th Annual CFO Summit in October! (PS: in case you didn't know, we plan events - email us at events@credpr.com for more info).

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We added 8 new members to #TeamCred this year!

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We enjoyed a year of monthly cred Service events, including wrapping presents for Hamilton Families San Francisco and volunteering at Futures Without Violence's Phenomenal Women event!

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As 2017 comes to a close, we have nearly 6,500 events (& growing!) in our Airtable Database, and have confirmed almost 1,500 events for our clients!

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We celebrated three years with five of our clients - we love what we do!

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We ended the year by moving to a new office at WeWork Montgomery Station! We are so excited to start the year off in our new space. 

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We are finishing out the year strong by achieving our pre-set goals for 2017!

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cred turned 2, and we celebrated with Mutts and Margaritas!

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We set our goals for 2018 at our Inaugural Offsite in November. Bring on 2018!!!!

 

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We look forward to an exciting new year.

Happy 2018!