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ABOUT BRITWEEK BritWeek is a non-‐proﬁt organiza2on, started in Los Angeles in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe and the then Consul General Bob Peirce, to highlight the crea2ve fusion between the United Kingdom and the US. Every spring BritWeek hosts a program of events that promotes Bri2sh crea2vity, innova2on and excellence across mul2ple categories including, ﬁlm & television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business, and more. Along with BritWeek Los Angeles, BritWeek has launched programs in Orange County, San Francisco, and Miami. BritWeek's philanthropic contribu2ons have included fundraising for Malaria No More, Save the Children, LA’s BEST, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and programs promo2ng children’s sports, children's literacy and interna2onal professional internships.
THE BRITWEEK AUDIENCE “A who’s who of industry power brokers joined international luminaries” – Los Angeles Times BritWeek events aVract an interna2onal, aﬄuent crowd of celebri2es, dignitaries, and professionals. Examples of those involved in the past: Prime Minister Tony Blair, Sir Richard Branson, David and Victoria Beckham, Maria Shriver, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Dame Judi Dench, Mayor Boris Johnson, Naomi Campbell, Simon Cowell, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Kathy Griﬃn, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, Ryan Seacrest, Bruno Tonioli, Sharon Osbourne, Russell Brand, Tracey Ullman, Kenneth Branagh, Sir Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Minnie Driver, Michael Sheen, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Simon Fuller, Stephen Fry, Kelly Osbourne, Billy Connolly, Vinnie Jones, Heidi Klum, Seal, Louise Roe, Gareth Neame, and many more.
Half a Billion & Growing
The number of media impressions for BritWeek 2013. BritWeek received substan2al coverage in the UK and US in print, radio, television, and online. Most notably, BritWeek was featured on American Idol, E!, ITV, LA Times, Yahoo, NBC Los Angeles, and more.
Over 52 The total number of BritWeek partners and sponsors in 2013 including Jaguar, Wedgwood, Boots, Christopher Guy, Virgin Atlan2c, BBC Worldwide Produc2ons, and many more.
The number of BritWeek events held over BritWeek Los Angeles 2013.
The amount of money BritWeek has raised for various chari2es since its incep2on. Beneﬁciaries have included Malaria no More, Save the Children, LA’s BEST and many more.
Over 150,000 The number of people that came to the many BritWeek 2013 events – from our signature red carpet events to our public fes2vals.
SIGNATURE BRITWEEK EVENTS
BRITWEEK RED CARPET LAUNCH
RED CARPET LAUNCH April 22, 2014 BritWeek’s exci2ng Red Carpet Launch party kicks oﬀ the BritWeek Los Angeles program and aVracts many celebri2es, VIPs, poli2cians and dignitaries. The red carpet ensures photos of the stars are blasted all around the globe and hieng computers and newsstands within hours. The event is held at a private residence in Hancock Park for 350+ invita2on-‐only VIP guests, celebri2es, and press. The Launch receives substan2al press aVen2on and generates millions of media impressions. In previous years, the Red Carpet Launch has been featured on American Idol, E!, Access Hollywood, Good Day LA, plus ITV and BBC in the UK.
BRITWEEK UKTI BUSINESS INNOVATION AWARDS
BRITWEEK UKTI BUSINESS INNOVATION AWARDS April 23, 2014
The BritWeek UKTI Business Innova2on Awards, presented by Virgin Atlan2c, is a compe22on for companies with a business presence in the UK & California. The event recognizes and highlights innova2ve companies in ﬁve key categories: Technology, Social Impact, Product Design, and Business Services An audience of 250 investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and press gathers at the pres2gious Four Seasons Hotel for an evening of business networking and entertainment (including a special guest speaker) where the winners are announced. Companies in aVendance are all interested and engaged in the US/UK business rela2onship. Judges include Sir Ken Robinson, Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum, Disney Chairman Andy Bird,& Fox LA Co-‐Anchor Carlos Amezcua.
BRITWEEK CHRISTOPHER GUY DESIGN ICON AWARD
BRITWEEK CHRISTOPHER GUY DESIGN ICON AWARD Date TBC The BritWeek Christopher Guy Design Icon Award Recep2on celebrates Bri2sh design In 2013, we honored Director of Design for Jaguar, Ian Callum, and also showcased the fashion designs of Dita Von Teese with the designer herself present. The 2014 Design Icon recipient to be announced soon. The award ceremony and
cocktail party is aVended by over 400 VIPs, high net worth individuals, press, and prominent design professionals from across California, including leaders in fashion, architecture, interior design, and more
BRITWEEK ON ROBERTSON BLVD
BRITWEEK ON ROBERTSON BLVD
April 26, 2014
2014 will be BritWeek’s second annual public event on Robertson Blvd -‐ one of Los Angeles’ most popular shopping des2na2ons aVrac2ng thousands of people daily. This full-‐day event, held on Saturday April 26, 2014, will feature exci2ng Bri2sh displays and interac2ve branded elements on the sidewalks of Robertson Blvd, as well as in-‐store events, live music, special promo2ons, and more. On this day, Robertson Blvd is dedicated to celebra2ng BritWeek and all things Bri2sh! Robertson Blvd is home to over 50 luxury retail stores and restaurants including 5 Bri2sh brands – Ted Baker, Reiss, Anya Hindmarch, All Saints and Joseph.
BRITWEEK SANTA MONICA FESTIVAL
BRITWEEK SANTA MONICA FESTIVAL May 3 & 4, 2014 Now in its second year, BritWeek will once again take over the Third Street Promenade -‐ the largest pedestrian-‐only shopping street and visitor des2na2on in Los Angeles area -‐ to host an exci2ng fes2val celebra2ng all things Bri2sh. In 2013, this event aVracted 120,000+ people, and engaged the community, visitors, and one of the largest Bri2sh ex-‐pat communi2es on the West Coast!
BRITWEEK SANTA MONICA FESTIVAL May 3 & 4, 2014 Brands involved in 2013 included Walkers Shortbread, Jaguar, Boots, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolu2on, and more, who used the event to build large brand awareness, sell product, giveaway samples and informa2on, and drive online and social media traﬃc!
BRITWEEK SANTA MONICA FESTIVAL May 3 & 4, 2014 Our 2014 Fes2val will be even bigger and beVer, combing the rich heritage of the UK with modern, crea2ve and interac2ve elements. We will have tradi2onal entertainment alongside some of the best in Bri2sh brands (such as Walkers, Jaguar, Boots, who all had a 2013 presence). This year we will also celebrate 450 years of Shakespeare as we bring this famous playwright to life through stage performances, music, roving street performers, and more. Adding to that excitement, an interna2onally notable California & UK street ar2st will create modern interpreta2ons of Shakespeare through street art murals.
BRITWEEK CHARITY EVENT
BRITWEEK CHARITY EVENT (Date TBC) BritWeek’s annual charity recep2on is a lively and pres2gious event aVended by 500 leaders in business, culture, poli2cs, and media, as well as inﬂuen2al Bri2sh talent. This event also has a star-‐studded red carpet and receives signiﬁcant press coverage. Celebri2es and VIPs are invited to aVend an exclusive VIP recep2on before the main event. BritWeek supports a diﬀerent charity every year. Previous partners have included LA Children’s Hospital, LA’s BEST, Malaria No More, Virgin Unite, Save the Children and more. (2013 honored Downton Abbey, pictured right)
BRITWEEK CHARITY EVENT Past honorees have included: 2013: Honoree Downton Abbey, with Execu2ve Producer Gareth Neame and actress Laura Carmichael in aVendance 2012 Honoree CNN’s Piers Morgan with guests Jackie Collins, Kelly Osbourne and emcee Ross King. Musical entertainment from Katherine Jenkins. 2011 Honoree Timothy Leiweke with musical entertainment from Seal. 2010 Honoree Richard Branson with guest Victoria Beckham and emcee June Sarpong. Musical entertainment from David Archuleta 2009 Honoree Tony Blair with musical entertainment from Daughtry.
In addi2on to our charity evening, BritWeek collaborates with several charitable organiza2ons each year. For example, in 2013, BritWeek organized a special children’s art compe22on with LA’s BEST and Art Below, where the winning children’s art work was featured in the London Underground at the Pimlico Sta2on.
OTHER BRITWEEK EVENTS
OTHER BRITWEEK EVENTS Every year, BritWeek hosts an exci2ng program of events, from fashion & retail, art & architecture, food & drink, music, business, and more. Our 2013 program had more than 45 events.
BRITWEEK MAP The BritWeek Map is circulated all over the city and a great way to adver2se your business to a wide audience. Over 150,000 maps are distributed throughout Los Angeles, including through the LA Times, Bri2sh retailers, hotels, & restaurants, BritWeek events, and BritWeek partners. Our map lists Bri2sh businesses around the city, the BritWeek program, exci2ng Bri2sh content, and adver2sements. Contact us to receive a copy of our 2013 map.
BRITWEEK MAGAZINE The BritWeek Magazine, a new addi2on to our program, is a 32-‐ page glossy magazine that has exci2ng interviews with Bri2sh celebri2es, musicians, and up-‐and-‐ coming bands; ar2cles on major trends within interior design, beauty, and fashion; and informa2on on the full BritWeek program! Over 3000 magazines are distributed all over BritWeek events and through BritWeek partners, Bri2sh hotels, retailers, and restaurants, and more! Contact us to receive a copy of the 2013 magazine.
EXAMPLES OF SPONSOR ACTIVATION AT BRITWEEK EVENTS
BRITWEEK SPONSORSHIP OVERVIEW There are many ways to elevate your brand through a BritWeek partnership. From a full program sponsorship to individual event opportuni2es, our most produc2ve partnerships have originated from iden2fying our mutual goals and personalizing the right program for your brand. Some examples of possible sponsorship beneﬁts include: • Personalized Brand Integra2on with celebri2es and VIP guests at our events • Access to inﬂuencers based in LA, par2cularly high net worth individuals in entertainment, business, the arts, food, music, fashion, and more • Tickets to our events for your company execu2ves and guests • Branding on associated marke2ng materials -‐ BritWeek is promoted everywhere in Los Angeles throughout April from the street banners on Wilshire Boulevard to the pages of the Los Angeles Times magazine. • Brand logo on event materials, red carpet step and repeat, BritWeek website, and more! • Brand associa2on through remarkable press coverage: Half a billion media impressions in 2013! • Cause marke2ng associa2on -‐ BritWeek is a 501(C)3 non-‐proﬁt organiza2on. • Huge public awareness and outreach through our community events and adver2sing opportuni2es
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: LAUREN STONE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 215.606.8797 LAUREN@BRITWEEK.ORG