More than 143,000 people attended HDE Agency events, during its 2018/2019 event season. A leader in the events and advertising space with a roster of 12 signature events, the incredible growth prompted the company to hire Scottsdale-based firm Evolve Public Relations and Marketing as its agency of record.
“This is an exciting time for us,” said Owner of HDE Agency, Landon Evans. “Our focus is to build perpetual events that resonate within their respective communities, by creating signature events for its local residents and those from outside communities who all enjoy outdoor engagements, cultural food and beverage and love live entertainment.”
While HDE Agency started in 2008, Evans offers 15 years of industry expertise. With two successful clothing lines and a marketing venture accomplished by the time he graduated college, the professional event coordinator’s experiences led him to open HDE Agency. Evans success can be attributed to building upon a strong foundation of grassroots campaigns while focusing on supporting local business and working closely with city officials when planning his events.
“We build a collaborative vision for long term success,” Evans said. “We work closely with each of the municipalities to ensure that the event we are bringing to that local district is making a huge economic impact. Businesses from the various areas that participate notice that exposure. Last year alone our 102.5 KNIX Great American BBQ & Beer Fest in Chandler reached record numbers with more than 37,000 attendees.”
In addition to the American BBQ & Beer Fest, HDE is also responsible for Great Southwest Cajun Festival, Moms & Mimosas, Suds & Slides, Rockin’ Taco Street Festival, Oktoberfest’s, and Arizona Harvest Fest to name a few.
Evolve Public Relations and Marketing is handling all PR, social media and advertising aspects for HDE Agency, and its events. The local firm represents a wide array of clients, nationally and locally, and is one of the largest PR and marketing companies in Arizona.
“We are beyond excited to be an extension of the team,” said CEO and Owner of Evolve Public Relations and Marketing, Jennifer Kaplan. “Landon has taken his passion for special events and created something impactful in our community with HDE Agency.”