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Ditch the DSLR: Permitting a Product Launch in Times Square

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On June 4th, photography enthusiasts gathered in Times Square for a consumer electronics product launch which we facilitated for a leading experiential marketing agency.  The company introduced its new, revolutionary, internet-ready digital camera.  Attendees were allowed to bring their old DSLR cameras and use them as technological currency in exchange for the new camera. The event required several permits from us including: street activity, business association, department of buildings, and sound amplification.

The location we secured was ideal to support both a large amount of attendees and attract passersby. There was never a dull moment for attendees waiting to experience the new technology, as the excitement of Times Square and overall buzz for the new product created a high energy atmosphere.

In addition to the permits, we also coordinated security which remained onsite throughout the duration of the event. Attendees were each given a wrist band once their cameras were approved by staff members. This allowed them to remain inside the barricade in the plaza until it was their turn to enter the tent. Despite the unexpected large turn-out (so many expensive cameras in one plaza!), we were able to keep effortless control over the crowd, due to our proactive planning and ability to quickly adapt as the event unfolded.

An onsite DJ kept the attendees, some who had been waiting in line since 10PM the night before, lively and aided in attracting passersby. This required an amplified sound permit, which we also obtained for the event.

At 12PM, the event kicked off with a countdown from the DJ and then four individuals from the line were led into the tent at a time.

Inside the camera exchange tent were additional products available for consumer testing and demonstration. Attendees beyond the first 250 people were given a $50 coupon to use towards any camera within the tent.

A group of celebrity look-alikes were also on hand within the experience for visitors to have their pictures taken with, similar to the famous 2014 Oscars selfie.

The event delivered on all major metrics with 300 cameras being ditched for new ones.  For more information about permitting Times Square events, please contact us today!

Permits by EventPermits: Sound Permit, Special Events Permit, DOB Permit, Parking Permit

Security Coordinated by: EventPermits

Logistics and Coordination by: EventPermits

Security Provided by: Marty Barnes

Locations: Times Square, NYC

Securing Special Event Permits for Bob Dylan’s Americanarama

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In July, we had the amazing opportunity to work on Bob Dylan’s Americanarama festival, Dylan’s six-hour show that is currently touring the states and includes sets by other American folk-rock icons Wilco and My Morning Jacket, with additional performances by Bob Weir, the Richard Thompson Electric Trio, and Ryan Bingham.

The show took place at Park A Pier in Hoboken, New Jersey on Friday, July 23. The bands played through a variety of American genres: blues, folk rock, swing, rockabilly, and soul. Dylan performed many of his classics, including “Tangled Up in Blue,” “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” “I’m Sick of Love,” and “All Along the Watchtower.”

Dylan played an eclectic set, performing many of his classics in styles differing from originals, but the highlight of the night was when Dylan was joined onstage by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Jim James of My Morning Jacket for an awe-inspiring rendition of “The Weight,” a classic by Dylan’s former back-up group The Band, which found fame as an act independent of Dylan in the late 1960s.

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This was such an incredibly fun project. For the performance, we assisted The Bowery Presents, the agency handling the Americanarama tour, by working closely with city officials to secure the special event permits needed for this large event. For the event, we secured the Building Permit and the Stage Permit that were needed to use the stage and construct other structures for the event, the Generator Permit needed to power the event, the Fire Permit, and the Parking Permit.

This was an incredible event, and getting to work on once in a lifetime projects like this one is what makes our jobs so enjoyable.

Permits by PRomotion! / EventPermits: Building Permit, Fire Permit, Generator Permit, Stage Permit, Parking Permit
Stage: This Is It! Stageworks
Agency: The Bowery Presents
Venue: Pier A Park, Hoboken, New Jersey
Promoted Artist: Americanarama: Bob Dylan with Ryan Bingham, My Morning Jacket, and Wilco