Innovate marketing group

Innovate Marketing Group

award -winning corporate event planners
based in los angeles, california

Innovate Marketing Group is an award-winning corporate event planning agency based in Los Angeles, California creating immersive event experiences to help brands connect with people. We work with clients across a whole variety of industries, ranging from financial and technology to the hospitality and association industry, among others.  From event strategy, event management to execution we help turn your vision into reality. 

We see the big picture clearly and get the small details right. We partner with you to create corporate events that leave a lasting impression. From brand activations and immersive experiences to large-scale community events, company retreats, incentive trips, company anniversaries, grand openings, conferences, summits, galas, to influencer events and virtual meetings, we create transformative experiences, from conception to completion. 

 

we are diverse & our partners are too

When you work with us, diversity and Inclusion doesn’t stop with our agency. Our commitment goes beyond simply collaborating with industry giants like Google, TikTok, and East West Bank; we are deeply invested in pioneering projects that create a substantial positive impact on our community, such as our EventUp Podcast which amplifies the voices of diverse and women leaders in the industry.  These initiatives encompass the establishment of employment opportunities for underserved communities, the adoption of sustainable business practices, bolstering local suppliers and vendors, with over 50% representing diverse backgrounds, and launching grant programs to empower small business owners/organizations.

60% of our core team members are people of color.

85% of our core team members identify as women

50% of our preferred vendors are minority or minority-owned businesses.

amanda ma, our FOUNDER

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Amanda Ma is the Founder and CEO of Innovate Marketing Group, an award-winning event management agency based in Los Angeles for top brands such as TikTok, Google, and East West Bank (Live, hybrid, virtual). Under Amanda’s leadership, the agency has quickly become one of the most sought-after events firms in the area, known for delivering results and building long-term relationships with clients.

With more than 20 years of experience in events and marketing. Amanda is a true visionary and thought leader in the industry, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in events and marketing.

She was named Eventx “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry Globally” and Bizbash Top 500 most influential event professionals in the US.  She is recognized as a business and community leader. She is also the host of the EventUp Podcast and a #1 Amazon bestselling author.

Amanda has been a long-time champion for various communities and continues to serve on several boards and advisory councils. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and traveling.  GET TO KNOW HER

Award Winning

• 2023 Diversity Professional Women of Excellence Entrepreneurs Award
• 2023 Top 100 Event Marketer It List
• 2023 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America
• 2022 Wells Fargo Community Champion Award
• 2021 Bizbash 500
• 2021 Los Angeles Business Journal Diversity & Inclusion Awards Nominee
• 2020 Bizbash500
• 2020 Eventx 100 Most Influential People
• The Special Events Award Finalist
• SCMSDC Supplier of the Year Award
• 2016 Bizbash Event Style Award
• Stevie's Award - Bronze, Female Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Services
• 2015 Hermes Creative Award - Gold

Our Values

•WOW service
• Community
• Proactive
• Grow
• Fun + Engagement
• Innovation

Woman & Minority Owned

We are a certified woman and minority-owned agency with a personalized style service model that is centered on your brand goals and your overall vision.
MBE/SBE/WBE

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Dedicated to Excellence

Event marketing with IMG is all about taking our passion for people and combining it with a dedication to detail and a love of creating unique experiences. Our agency brings together diverse perspectives and events.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Since the beginning, diversity and inclusion have been integrated into our framework here at Innovate Marketing Group. As a proud certified Woman and Minority-Owned business, we have widely supported diversity in all forms. More than 50% of our team and suppliers are diverse as well. In addition, we incorporate these core beliefs into the event experiences we produce.

Influence with Impact

We know how to add real value because we take the time to get to know our clients. Through our work on influencer experiences, brand activation, business summits, hotel openings and much more, we know how to reach your objectives.

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Top Class Specialists

All of our team members are experienced professionals with tons of ideas ready to be implemented in your projects and events with attention to details!

Irresistibly Creative

We never do things the same way twice. If you’re looking for event marketing that brings something new and different to your brand, we think we’ll get on just fine. Our talented event planners want to know everything about you and your business, so they can get to work and create something unique.

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Solution-Oriented

We know how to add real value because we take the time to get to know our clients. Through our work on influencer experiences, brand activation, business summits, hotel openings and much more, we know how to reach your objectives.​

Community

We also believe the community is a foundational part of our ethos. We have implemented ways to not only engage but give back to our community. We proudly support local charities in our community.

Bringing the WOW

We will turn your next event experience into a memory making event. Taking the hassle and stress out of planning your next event and spark joy.

Sustainable Events

We also believe social responsibility is a foundational part of our ethos. We have implemented ways to help our clients transition their events to become more sustainable.​

Our goal
is clients’ success and future growth

Collectively, our team of professional corporate event planners has over 20+ years of experience in the events industry. Our multi-faceted team of event professionals utilizes our unique strength as an event production company by designing concepts that transform your vision into an astonishing reality. We are happy to partner with you!

Our goal
is clients’ success and future growth

We are totally client-oriented company. Thanks to our clients we can implement our ideas to life!.

Collectively, our team of corporate event planning experts has over 150+ years of experience in the events industry. Our multi-faceted team of professionals utilizes our unique strength as an event production company by designing concepts which transform your vision into astonishing reality. We are happy to work for you!

Meet Our Team

Amand Ma
Founder
+ Chief Experience Officer
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Jacqueline Ho
Corporate Event Manager
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Angela Amirkhanian
Corporate Event Manager
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Michelle Luong
Event Coordinator
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Ally Rodman
Event Assistant
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Danica Schwartz
Office Assistant
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Our Team

Rob Williams
Senior Manager
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Anny Ferguson
Planner
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Andrew Right
Organizer
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Anny Williams
Senior Designer
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Peter Ferguson
Web Developer
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Ann Right
Artist
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WE’RE BONA FIDE CERTIFIED

Innovate Marketing Group is a minority, woman-owned agency. We are certified as a small business.

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) (SCMBDC)
  • CA DGS Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • LA County Community Business Enterprise (LSBE)
  • City of LA: SBE, LSBE
  • WBENC Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Supplier Clearinghouse

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

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Our Process

Our team of corporate event planners bring more than 15 years of experience to each project we work on, using our tried and tested skills and processes to ensure every event comes together flawlessly. Our skillful team members are among the most creative and dedicated in the industry and we love to create exceptional events that grow brands. We have become many Fortune 500 companies’ trusted partner when it comes to events and experiential marketing.

Client Partnership

At Innovate Marketing Group, we believe in partnership to ensure that we can support your marketing activations from beginning to end to create transformative experiences. We start by listening to your suggestions and needs, what you want to achieve, and how you want people to interact with your brand.

Designed for You

We start strategizing, creating, building events, and experience plans that put the spotlight on your brand. You provide the story, and we’ll develop an immersive proposal around it, designed to connect with your stakeholders and show what your brand is all about. Let us know what your vision is.

Open Communication

As the project develops, we will keep track of all the details and maintain an open line of communication. It’s how we ensure every event and experience reflects the essence of your brand.

Excellent Results

While working with the experts at IMG, you’re in safe hands. We know how to generate buzz, build excitement and put your brand in front of the people who matter. We understand your business and plan our captivating events with care to execute them with excellence.

We Turn Your Vision Into Reality

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IMG CARES

Giving back – it’s the best part of who we are. We’ve thrown some of the best events. But the thing we are hands-down most proud of is the work we’ve done that changes people’s lives. As a company, we believe in giving back, and the best way we can do that is to do what we do best to benefit the causes we love.

Throughout the years, we have volunteered time, donated in-kind and monetary, and supported, in a variety of ways, those organizations, charities, and causes that work hard to make a real difference in our communities. Some of those that mean a great deal to us are Asian Business Association Los Angeles, Japanese American National Museum, Asian Pacific Community Fund, California Events Coalition, Five Acres, Union Station Homeless Services, and more. IMG additionally is a proud sponsor of Entrepreneur Organization’s GSEA, young entrepreneurs as they pursue their goals and dreams.

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