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Thursday, December 10, 2015
                                                   THIS WEEK'S BUZZ

Dear Event Industry Insiders,

The Kagency is excited to announce the latest addition to our Talent Roster, Gillian Sagansky

Penn Plaza Pavilion is the perfect solution for your large scale event needs in Manhattan.

Givenchy opens a beauty pop-up in SoHo and SKYY Vodka decks the halls at Michelson Studios for their #LetsHolidayy celebration. 
DJ Alex Merrell is a gem at Swarovski and DJ Elle Dee returns to amfAR and makes waves in Miami at the Out of Order x Snarkitecture event.

The Kagency


Introducing Gillian Sagansky

Gillian Sagansky is a Manhattan-based DJ and published writer, who draws inspiration from her multi-cultural experiences around the globe. Gillian began her DJ career performing at prominent clubs throughout New York City, which lead to private event bookings and an impressive client roster. 

While well-versed in deep house/electronic music from living in Berlin, Gillian is known for her open-format repertoire of classics, unexpected remixes, and fan favorites that liven up any crowd. During daylight hours, Gillian works as a writer at W Magazine, and prior to that, Vogue. However her formal writing credits extend beyond those publications, including her own style blog, The Painted Goat

Her DJ client list reads like a Who’s Who in Fashion and Design, including: Anna Sui, Annie Leibovitz Studio, Audi, Bloomingdales, Bulgari, Conde Nast, Design Within Reach, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, and Tribeca Film Festival, to name a few.

Check out her Instagram and her Soundcloud for more! 
Book Gillian Sagansky​

Penn Plaza Pavilion | New York

Penn Plaza Pavilion is a multi-use, multi-floor exhibit hall in Midtown Manhattan with 42,000 SF of usable space. Adjacent to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, the Pavilion is perfectly situated for events looking for an expansive locale with access to high foot traffic and proximity to area attractions, hotels and transportation.

The Pavilion is easily accessible from any point in the city. It offers three entrances, one on Seventh Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Streets, a direct entrance from the Hotel Pennsylvanialobby (for hotel-related events) and a dedicated freight entrance on 32nd Street

The first floor features over 5,700 SF primed for a storefront, event activation, or trade show registration. Double escalators move guests to the second floor where the main space offers 35,000 SF. The second level's open floor plan allows for flexible design and access to electricity is readily available in the floor ports, columns, overhead, and walls. 

As for extending event exposure beyond the venue's walls, branding opportunities exist on themultiple second floor windows facing Seventh Avenue and Madison Square Garden for an additional fee. 

The Pavilion’s prime location and versatility make it the perfect choice for a myriad of events. From product launches to fashion shows, from trade shows to seminars, Penn Plaza Pavilion can host them all.


Book Penn Plaza Pavilion


Givenchy Beauty | SoHo Pop Up 

LVMH transformed the Vornado property at 155 Spring at West Broadway into the first U.S. Givenchy Beauty pop-up store worldwide. LVMH gave the raw space its own beauty make-over to house its fragrance & cosmetics portfolios. The edgy experiential boutique in SoHo also offers guests an exclusive opportunity to preview some of the luxury brand's new collections, not yet available in other stores. The space is open until the end of March 2016

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Photo Credit: Vornado Realty Trust 

SKYY Vodka | Michelson Studio 

SKYY Vodka transformed Michelson Studios into a blue and white winter wonderland for their #LetsHolidayy campaign. #LetsHolidayy celebrates the brand's limited edition knitted bottle available only during the holidays. The penthouse loft was decorated from floor to ceiling with festive lights, and a blue glass Christmas tree made exclusively of SKYY Vodka bottles. Over-sized ball ornaments covered in custom knitting by artist Magda Sayeg, as well as custom wrapped accents throughout the studio, redefined 'home for the holidays.'

Our friends at Swell who produced the event, even had a Wish Wall where guests could inscribe and hang their wishes for the holiday season. Of course, specialty SKYY Vodka cocktails flowed throughout the evening, adding the perfect complement to this truly one-of-a-kind event.

Book Michelson Studio 

Photo Credit: Smilebooth
Alex Merrell | Swarovski
DJ Alex Merrell was quite literally 'playing in the sun’ at Swarovski’s SoHo Beach House Penthouse in Miami, hosted by Nadja Swarovski, businesswoman and great granddaughter of the brands founder. The event celebrated Fernando Romeo's "El Sol" an art installation inspired by, you guessed it, the Sun.

The installation was a collaboration between Romeo and Swarovski and was designed to scale—exactly 1 billion times smaller than the Sun. Swarovski crystals, 2,880 to be exact, provided the piece’s  'star-power.’ Alex dazzled at the elegant dinner party as well, and her sophisticated beats added to the luxurious atmosphere.
Follow her DJ whereabouts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Check out her SoundCloud here
Book Alex Merrell
Elle Dee | amfAR
DJ Elle Dee performed at amfAR's generationCURE Holiday Party at The Plaza Hotel's famed Oak Room. Hosted by the organization's Young Leadership Council,  the elegant gathering raised funds to advance amfAR’s mission to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. A live band kicked off the evening, and later Elle Dee and Alexandra Richards took to the turntables. Guests enjoyed signature Belvedere cocktails, including the Belvedere 007 Martini — no doubt, 'shaken, not stirred.' Additional contributors to the evening were MicrosoftMoet Hennessy, and The Plaza Hotel.  
Elle also took a spin at the Surf Lodge pop-up in Miami, where Out of Order x Snarkitecture held an Art Basel Miami Beach Dinner. You can check out Elle's photo at the event on  Vogue. The event was hosted by the Wine N Dine App and was an outdoor, Miami-style soiree. ​Elle kept the crowd going for what we're sure was a memorable event.

Follow her DJ whereabouts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 
Check out her SoundCloud here 
Book Elle Dee 


The Kagency was founded in 2004 by Karrie Goldberg and began as a venue marketing and booking agency for every event type imaginable. The agency that launched as a trusted resource for event producers and location scouts, quickly grew to include project management, talent representation and event-related media buying.

With access to over 300+ traditional and non-traditional event spaces across the U.S. and an ever-expanding roster of DJs, musicians, and artists,The Kagency is a seamless resource and a not-so-secret weapon for the event industry.


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