A Fyre-side Chat With Andy King
Monday 20 April 2020, 7pm - 9pm
The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
event postponed | details to follow
In the wake of the cult-status Netflix documentary, "Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened", event producer Andy King found himself in an unfamiliar position - one that presented him with the difficult challenge of embracing internet virality, meme status, and social media influence.
Who can forget the Fyre Festival scandal? It feels like only yesterday that unaware millenial elites were stranded on a desert island promised with infinite luxury and exclusive partying, only to be left fighting for survival, desperately trying to source food, water, and shelter.
Join event producer, human meme and the new face of Evian water Andy King for a Fyre-side chat as he discusses:
- How Fyre Festival - a highly publicised, influencer-backed experience crafted entirely using social media - ended up being an undelivered dream
The power of social media/online influence
- From man to meme overnight. How a singular moment in a moment in a documentary transformed Andy’s life and how he’s channeling it into positive change
Inspiring the youth through sustainability in events
- How he’s using his newly-amassed audience as a force for good by launching an initiative to support production sustainability
The talk will include a 60 minute moderated discussion followed by a 30 minute open Q&A.
Aside from experiencing internet fame, Andy has spent the past 25 years helping top brands, foundations, and individuals market themselves, primarily through live events and experiential campaigns.
He catered his first wedding at age 16 and went on to become a top event producer in New York City. He was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as America’s first “corporate concierge” for his groundbreaking work at PepsiCo.
He's also worked with clients such as Disney, ABC Television, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, ING, Victoria’s Secret, InStyle Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Armani, Cole Haan, The Rolling Stones, and Paris Hilton. Andy is a passionate entrepreneur – authoring his own cookbook, co-hosting TV shows on Animal Planet, The Food Network, and Fine Living Network, and previously owning a 10-bedroom hotel and restaurant in Hudson, NY. Andy splits his time between Brooklyn and Chatham, NY.