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.
- 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!
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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