Massachusetts State Senator
Bruce Tarr (left) awards
Peter Van Ness an official
Citation commending the
Grand Opening Festival
at Cruiseport Gloucester
Production & Promotion
Van Ness Group is partners in gimmeLIVE, a new venture producing top quality entertainment north of Boston. Building on our tremendous success with the April 2013 sold-out Mardi Gras benefit concert at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA, we are offering a Fall Concert Series beginning October 2013:
Van Ness Group designs and produces custom, branded events (such as concerts, festivals, shows, grand openings) to promote your business or support your favorite charity -- or both. And we will craft a highly cost-effective marketing and PR campaign using the Web, social media, sponsorship, media trades and more to promote your event. See examples below. Contact us now to see what we can do for you.
In September 2010, we produced the second Celebrate Gloucester featuring Grammy-Award winner Charles Neville, national recording artist Roomful of Blues and some of Gloucester's best local musicians in an 8-hour festival on Gloucester Harbor that raised $15,000 for local charities.
In 2008, we co-produced music and helped organize Downtown Gloucester's first ever, wildly successful Block Parties in August and October.
(See newspaper stories here and here). They were so successful, we produced more block parties in 2009, bringing thousands of people to downtown Gloucester each time. See editorial here.
The festival reunited the
Pousette-Dart Band and brought together dozens of musicians, artists, authors, historians, fishermen and maritime activities for a dockside festival celebrating Gloucester's arts and maritime culture and the grand opening of Gloucester’s first
cruise ship terminal on Memorial Day Weekend 2007.
Working with Motor Management, Van Ness Group promoted the world premiere of
The Souls of the Sea musical play by Frank Tedesco.
In addition to building a special Web site for the World Premiere, Van Ness Group provided Web-based
ticketing services (far better value than TicketMaster) along with sponsorship, PR and marketing.
We completely overhauled the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce's tourism site, combining breathtaking visuals and powerful search, sort and select features with a highly intuitive design to produce one of the Web's premier travel sites.
Launched in June 2005, the new Web site and accompanying Web application replaced several legacy systems previously maintained on in-house servers. Today, using one intuitive Web-based interface, Chamber staff have total, instantaneous control over visuals, content and membership information, thereby dramatically reducing errors, overhead and technology costs.
In order to coordinate this Web launch with a profile of DramaWorks on CBS affiliate, WBZ-TV4 in Boston, we had to build their highly interactive site in only 6 weeks.
Flash movies, video and database driven content create a visually striking site that features one of the first
Interactive Stories ever produced for the Web.
We created this high-impact promotion for a new music business venture during the last innocent days of Summer 2001. This venture died after a meeting with NYC-based investors scheduled for 9/12/2001 was cancelled for obvious reasons. But the demo is still cool. Turn up your speakers and check it out.
Want a complete listing of Live Music in Gloucester, MA? See below:
If You're a musician and you want to promote your music, create a profile on gimmesound.com. After you enter your gigs, you can use put our Wicked Easy Gig Widget to post on your own Web, MySpace or Facebook page. See the example below:
Click here to see the new media intro. Watch out! It takes over your screen. So turn up your speakers, sit back and relax.
Just click on Close when it's done.
Would you like your own custom PR, Web and social media marketing campaign that embodies the spirit of your organization? If so, call us now (978.525.9093) or use our convenient on-line form.
We'd love to learn about you and your audience and/or customers, what appeals to you and what appeals to them. After a short dialogue, we'll be able to tell whether we are the right people to bring your project to life.
Thanks for starting something rare and wonderful here in Gloucester
I enjoyed the [Celebrate Gloucester] events
thoroughly. They were well-conceived, featured tremendous content, and
potently symbolized the spirits of entrepreneurship, investment and
optimism that our community desperately needs.