In its second annual “Innovation Issue,” BizBash Media names Chad Hudson, president of Chad Hudson Events, to its list of the 66 most innovative people in the event industry.
Hudson is among the planners, designers, caterers, and other professionals who stand out as the drivers behind groundbreaking, purpose-driven concepts that shape the way we think about events today.
Chad Hudson and his company, Chad Hudson Events, are known as the “go-to” special events masterminds trusted by Hollywood’s biggest studios to handle their highest profile premiere parties. Hudson and his team are responsible for the big-budget premiere bashes that launched the Twilight Saga films, Paranormal Activity films, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Red, Valentine’s Day, as well as the NYC Damages, 50/50, Life As We Know It and Transformer 3 launches. They also handle high profile fashion events for companies such as Guess, Tacori, and David Yurman.
For events around the country, from the Super Bowl to Austin’s South by Southwest to the Toronto Film Festival, companies such as DirecTV, UrbanDaddy and others rely on Chad Hudson Events to handle every detail, including budget planning, invitation design, RSVP tracking, theater or table seating, permits, insurance, design and décor, rentals, lighting, sound, transportation, and of course, catering.
“The event industry is constantly in flux, with a steady stream of style trends, tech developments, and new ideas,” said Chad Kaydo, editor in chief of BizBash. “We wanted to recognize the people who stay ahead of the curve and move the industry forward.”
The article, “The 66 Most Innovative People,” is featured in BizBash’s March/April 2012 issue, and is live on www.bizbash.com
BizBash’s “Innovation Issue” also names the 10 most innovative brands that are using events as a crucial part of their marketing mix, including Coca-Cola, Target, and Red Bull.