To explore a NEW virtual event platform, Gatherly, with the Make it Mariko team! Get beyond Zoom and see how we can help you plan more engaging events with Gatherly.
This event is open to all current Make it Mariko clients and friends, as well as some of our favorite event industry vendors and partners: RJ from Creative Transit Agency & Max & Jason from Gatsby Entertainment. Because we know we all really miss Industry Tuesday nights.Read More
Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the wedding and events industry, but it cannot stop the love. When Covid-19 hit the Bay Area with quarantines and closures, we were so sad for our wedding clients who had to rethink everything. But for awesome clients like Katherine & Mark, they were committed to getting married one way or the other regardless of how many people could attend!Read More
When our corporate client reached out to us early last year with their hopes of upping their holiday party game – we were excited to take it on! The attendees last year had a colorful and sweet experience around a Willy Wonka themed party. So we were excited to take on the challenge of maintaining a wow factor of being transported to another place, while bringing a different design look and feel. We came up with this Mad Scientist theme that we felt spoke to their specific employee audience really well! Here’s the custom lookbook we created for them:Read More
What a crazy time we live in! As event planners – it’s definitely a challenge to feel productive and, more importantly, getting creative right now. But even in this time of social distancing – people will always find a way to connect. One of the top ways we’ve noticed so far is by Zoom.Read More
Did you know that the original tagline of Make it Mariko was supposed to be “Events + Life Hacks”? Yea, I was gonna be an organization/efficiency consultant and do events. But I ended up dropping it to keep it simple and focus on events.
Original logo design by Kyle Wai Lin in 2015:
Well, as a self-proclaimed “Efficiency Nerd” and former Administrative Assistant at Google who used to teach efficiency workshops, I know a thing or two about staying organized on email. I also know what it’s like to be an entrepreneur who doesn’t have time for email.Read More
As summer draws to a close, we want to take a look back at one of our favorite events and collaborations – Undiscovered SF at Sunday Streets! We teamed up with Sunday Streets to create a summer block party by SOMA Pilipinas landmark, Victoria Manalo Draves Park, that brought thousands of people out on a sunny, Sunday afternoon. Read More
When Erica from Malbon Golf contacted us earlier this year talking about planning TWO cocktail parties at the golf US Open in Pebble Beach, we were stoked for the challenge! They had rented the BEAUTIFUL spanish inspired Villa Nalmaa in Pebble Beach for the entire week and were partnering with amazing brands to host kick ass cocktail parties like the US Open had never seen — music pros Beats By Dre and golf knitwear brand Lyle & Scott. Not to mention that Malbon Golf on it’s own was a really well-known and influential brand with a mission to inspire the younger generation to get into golf again. Read More
We were stoked to be able to produce YEAR TWO of the Marketplace Conference San Francisco! Just like last year, we worked with Dan Hoffer, Partner at Autotech Ventures, to design, create, and produce the conference and expand it this year. We love working with Dan as he’s always super kind, upfront with his feedback, and data driven. And his speaker curation is so on point! It makes for a great client, as I’m sure a really great venture capitalist as well 🙂
This year Dan brought on a new co-organizer, the well connected and respected Battery Ventures, to add to the list of other Organizers: Autotech Ventures in Silicon Valley and Speedinvest from Berlin. Read More