STOP, COLLABORATE, AND LISTEN
We know a major goal of our Alt Summit attendees is to build. Build your community, build your brand, build your relationships, build your following, and build your business. And guess what? You can't do that alone. Collaborations are key to growth. But how do you connect with the right companies to collaborate with? Alt Summit is how!
First, companies come to Alt Summit for one reason: to discover and meet people like you, creators who fit their brand and can take it to a new audience. Second, at Alt Summit, the schedule offers tons of options geared especially toward finding and pitching the brands you want to work with. Here are some of our favorite recent stories of Alt attendees and companies we love, who have become a great team.
Jihan Zencirli worked with the New York City Ballet as an Artist-in-Residence and filled the famed landmark, Lincoln Center, with a massive, gasp-worthy balloon installation. But she didn't stop there. Next, Jihan invented the Forever Balloon and launched her new creation with a sculpture at Pier 17.
Alaska Airlines came to Alt Summit and connected with Amy Webb. They collaborated on a discussion of fear, love and traveling as a special needs family that became a series on Amy's blog. Amy was able to travel with her family to Hawaii and shared meaningful insights on her family's fear-to-love journey.
Alex Gilreath entered the ABLE Leather Bag Design Contest, announced at Alt Summit — and she won! Her Convertible Belt Bag, a multi-purpose crossbody, belt bag + clutch will be sold with ABLE’s 2018 holiday collection. We can’t wait to see it in real life and order one for ourselves.
Fashion & Beauty influencer, Chancea, collaborated with Macy's to announce Tommy Hilfiger's new floral print collection. She said it took her love for prints to a whole new level and gave her a deeper appreciation for having fun with fashion again.
Liz of Say Yes, partnered with HarperCollins on a post about getting her pre-schooler ready for TK. It's all about creating a drawing+craft filled "book report" with her young daughter. It'll make you want to pull out your glue sticks.
Quiana Agbai and Wayfair teamed up on a Stars & Stripes series, including a deconstructed flag cake that would be perfect for gatherings all summer long.
Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett, makers of the world’s best work wear aprons, understands how game-changing good brand collaborations can be. So much so that she has a section on her site highlighting all the recent ones — including innovative collabs with Rifle Paper Co. and (RED).
Ready to learn how to connect with the brands you want to work with? Ready to meet brands who want to work with you?
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Balloon photo by Erin Baiano for NYCB. Lifestyle photo by Chauncea.