WHAT WE DO

WHISK designs experiences that activate brand and culture. Experiences that turn colleagues into friends. Customers into evangelists. And investors into believers.

WHISK is a full service corporate event production and experiential agency based in San Francisco that's deeply curious about the guest experience. 

We're big believers in the power of design thinking. As such, we start each project by conducting a deep audit of your company. We'll ask you about your values, your culture, and your brand. We want to know how you measure ROI - be it team engagement, partner development, or customer growth.

With global capabilities, we’ve planned and produced over 250 human-centered experiences for over 1.8 million guests. Still, we take the time and care to study each client like they're our first. Championing the guest experience is where the magic begins.

From experiential marketing campaigns & brand activations, brand & product launch events, conferences, global sales kickoffs, important parties, retreats, and private galas, we invest the closest of attention to every detail to ensure our clients experience their greatest brand & culture moments. 

Your goals serve as our blueprint and our compass. From concept development, goal visioning and brand strategy to location scouting, vendor curation & securement, and permit & contract negotiation, our team continuously asks “How will attendees take away the right experience?” And we iterate from there.


SERVICES

  • full-service event production & experiential design (corporate, private, & public-facing events)
  • hourly event consulting (range spans: guest experience, schedule & agenda, content creation, keynote & speaker sourcing, sponsorship package advice, brand strategy, pr, event marketing, catering & rental needs, venue sourcing, contract negotiation, date research, a/v, videography, photography, and entertainment sourcing)

We believe in keeping things local and high-touch. We work with a highly-curated list of vetted best-in-class local partners & vendors in San Francisco for every project. Please inquire if you'd like a list of our colleagues and partners!


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TESTIMONIALS

"Maggie is truly a one-of-a-kind talent. She has the rare ability to understand business challenges and create breakthrough solutions. I have worked with Maggie for many years and she has created numerous branded events for me in various roles - from Sales Meetings to intimate dinners to major brand launch events. Maggie's ability to source local talent coupled with the imagination to create unique moments is unmatched. Maggie is also incredibly patient - she understands that often ideas start out big but that budget and timing often necessitates a change in direction. Regardless, Maggie tackles each initiative with the same curiosity and focus to craft memorable and culture changing events." - Inna, Global Director Integrated Marketing Communications, Johnson & Johnson  

"WHISK took our vision to fruition by listening to our story and understanding our unique needs. Together, we were able to build an experience attendees still talk about today. Their professionalism and work ethic speak for themselves, I encourage anyone to get WHISKed away by this team!" - Marcus, SVP WW Sales, Zendesk

"WHISK is frankly a life saver. They are reliable, consistent, incredibly thoughtful with their design, and their attention to detail is immaculate. Have been working with them for over four years and they always go above and beyond! Grateful to have them in my corner." - Celeste, Vibe Manager, Heroku/Salesforce

"WHISK helped lead our Merchandising executives in a fresh direction, bringing a renewed spirit to our brand and our process. They understood our values and our culture, and gave us new tools to pave the path forward. Together, we were able to build an experience attendees still reflect upon today. Their creativity and work ethic are unparalleled. I would encourage anyone who wants to inspire true leadership with their team to work with WHISK." - Grant, CMO, Levi Strauss & Co.

"I have worked with WHISK on two team events with my company, and both were resounding successes. Maggie and her team cover ever detail of the event, from small touches in the decor to the precise timing and flow of the event. She took the time to learn about our team culture and what is important to us, and then delivered on all of it. She is attentive during the planning stages, and her calm demeanor during the events is so appreciated. I have spent my career working in events, and Maggie is a true professional. I absolutely recommend working with Whisk on any event experience." - Jen, Events Manager, Thumbtack

"WHISK (and Maggie) are phenomenal. They executed a flawless event on our behalf. We were delighted. Will hire them again in a heartbeat." - Carrie, VP of Marketing, Quandl


ABOUT

WHISK was founded by Maggie Spicer in 2012. Inspired by connection, Maggie relishes architecting impactful experiences that help people feel engaged, special, and heard. 

Maggie's speciality is materializing the seemingly impossible to achieve measurable results - whether that's increased employee retention rates, an advanced pace of innovation, or brand evangelism. An experience designer with a brand strategy background, she brings a decade-old proven track record of innovation and tangible magic to the WHISK team. 

Her user-centric insights and crafted process have earned WHISK a strong reputation among leaders in a range of verticals, including tech, media, finance and design. And her relationships in the event production industry provide the WHISK team with privileged access to the brightest talent in branding, visual production, and countless other cross-functional vendors. Since founding WHISK, she has spearheaded the production of over a hundred events, managed million dollar budgets, and worked in concert with executives from Levi’s, LimeLab/PCH International, Johnson & Johnson, Airbnb, eBay, Github, Heroku, and Zendesk.  

Prior to WHISK, Maggie ran an immersive experience design firm that orchestrated pop-ups and rogue dining experiments across the US, Argentina, and Europe. After years of consulting these visionaries in software, robotics, and smart tea brewing, Maggie evolved her concept of design thinking, became well-versed in numerous disciplines, and more empathetic to her clients pain-points. Earlier in her career, Maggie was mentored by Greg Steltenpohl, founder and former CEO of Odwalla, who taught her how to stay at the forefront of health, sustainability, and innovation. 

Maggie holds a BS in Cultural Anthropology and Business with honors from Santa Clara University where she was a Jean Donovan Fellow. You may find her cycling the Marin Headlands or practicing yoga at the crack of dawn. She enjoys doing random acts of surprise - connecting people without conditions, sending flowers anonymously, taking friends on immersive adventures, and understanding culture through shared meals around the world. 

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