HEADLINE: Staff Growth (58%), Revenue Growth (52%), 100 events, 1.6 million attendees (all paid), over 15 new clients.
Hearst Live is Hearst UK's experiential arm, translating quality content into immersive, show-stopping events. Whilst operating within a corporate environment the team very much adopt an entrepreneurial start up mentality.
In the last year the Hearst Live team has grown by 58% YoY with a team now totalling 30 people split across six sub-teams; Sponsorship, Campaign and Marketing, Event Delivery, Shows and Fairs, Design and Client Experience. A best in class approach to recruitment has been adopted with appointments made from top advertising agencies, top three experiential agencies, niche experiential, sponsorship specialisms, corporate firms and beyond. Most recently Hearst Live also acquired BeFit and Salon QP and their associated teams from The Telegraph to further develop our large-scale expertise.
In the last three years financial growth has also been phenomenal - 2016 (+56%), 2017 (+52%), 2018 is estimated (+140%).
Hearst Live executes over 100 events a year across all Hearst UK titles reaching approximately 1.6 million attendees. This includes the Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards, Esquire and Cosmopolitan Self-Made Summit, Country Living Fairs, On Trend, Red Smart Women's Week, Esquire Townhouse, Bazaar at Work Summit, and Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards. In addition, across the second half of 2018 we will be delivering new events; Salon QP and ELLE Weekender.