Ronnie Caplan
Creative Direction, Toronto Ontario Canada
 
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4555 Bonavista Avenue, Suite 610
Montreal, Quebec
H3W 2C7
Tel: 514 709-8289
Brief Summary
The "jaded audiences" out there have seen it all and done it all, so how can you best connect to them now? 

Add the INNOVATIVE Edge to your arsenal. 

As an Event Producer and Creative Generalist, Writer & Photographer for clients from Puerto Rico to Montreal, Toronto to Las Vegas, Manhattan to Los Angeles . . . I am ready to join your team as an effective “in-house” freelance resource. 

I create cutting edge work that is both refined and pops. 
Choreographed, truly Multimedia EXPERIENCES for 360 degree communications. 

Let's discuss collaborating on mutually beneficial & lucrative business together, and build a better brainstorm together. 

Please contact me. 
416 709-8289
caplanronnie@yahoo.com 
www.creativeartsandevents.webs.com 
www.popphotography.weebly.com 
linkedin.com/in/ronniecaplancommunications
www.twitter.com/ronniecaplan
www.facebook.com/CreativeArtsandEvents
www.pinterest.com/roncap/boards/

                                                                                 Let's build better brainstorms together.
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Artist’s Profile
Ronnie Caplan is a Canadian Event Producer, Creative Director and Writer, currently living in Montreal.

Schooled in Graphic Design at Montreal’s Dawson College and Parsons School of Design in NYC, his career has been varied and multi-dimensional, yet solidly focused – from managing his own marketing communications / consulting company in Toronto to stints working throughout North America for an incentive and promotions company, and as the Creative Director for an event marketing & conference management PR firm in LA, to producing a host of special branding communications / sponsorship projects in his hometown of Montreal.

"Always having my camera within reach during his travels, I have now decided to express myself beyond the realm of the stage and multimedia screen, and from within the confines of experiential live events and corporate theater . . . thus creating stunning, original works of art.

My photos have been taken in LA, NYC, Montreal, Puerto Rico, etc, then transformed / variegated / modulated / altered on my laptop w/ Photoshop – they are then printed right onto canvas and / or fine papers as limited editions . . .

Presented in a myriad of mixed medias and emotions, with modish subjects and series - my work ultimately evokes poignant ruminations on art in the streets, with new portrayals of hackneyed tourismo topics, found rhapsody in the everyday mundane scene, and, by looking ever so closely, finding buried beauty and covert charm where no one can see it. Composition and color play a large part in unearthing the esoteric charm and symmetry everywhere . . .

My work fits into a wide variety of disparate environments, finishing off any desired ambience with distinctive nonpareil. . . my unique photo-paintings are proving extremely popular with a very wide
audience demographic.

Once printed on canvas or fine paper, in a myriad of large size canvases, my work holds up extremely well in any setting. I have received some tremendous positive response so far . . .

I am very excited to send my work to you, and greatly appreciate this opportunity!"

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Ronnie Caplan
Clients
HFC Financial (US) Financial

A jungle party smack dab in the middle of the El Yunque Puerto Rican rainforest for incentive winners / top performers. Event planning & execution (site selection, transportation, entertainment, décor, catering . . .) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Bell Canada Telecommunications

A two-city simultaneous satellite product launch, writing & producing a live television show that bounced back & forth between 1000’s of employees watching in both Ottawa and Toronto. Event planning & execution (catering, staging, entertainment, logistics, scenario, graphic design, multimedia, collateral printed material, branding, content development, executive leadership) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Tourism Toronto Travel

A 3-city Tourism Toronto USA experiential Promo Tour / Road Show (Chicago, New York, Washington). Event Planning & execution (logistics, thematic branding strategy, graphic design, printed collateral, décor, entertainment . . .) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Northern Telecom Telecommunications

Trade show booth design, including interactive scenario to promote a new product Creative Lead / Consultant

Paramount Canada’s Wonderland Travel / Entertainment

Media Launch to announce Canada Wonderland’s acquisition by Paramount Parks, resulting in widespread increased interest in the theme park (scenario, logistics, catering, theme design, entertainment, Special FX. . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Lancome Personal Beauty Products

Media Launch for Poeme perfume. Event planning & execution (thematic décor & branding, catering, scripting, entertainment, Special FX. . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Merck Frosst Pharmaceutical

Workshop development and delivery for internal training of their sales staff (integrated marketing, branding, content development, multimedia, graphic design, staging, scripting. . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Toyota Automotive

25th Anniversary Celebration. Event Planning & execution (thematic décor & branding, staging, entertainment . . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Gordon Food Services Consumer Goods – Food Diversified

4-city trade & road show. Event planning & execution. Created / developed attendee contest, trade show radio concept, (brand strategy, printed collateral, graphic design, show / booth designs, soundscaping . . .) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Canadian Marketing Association Marketing

Gala Awards & Dinner Dance. 5 years in a row. Event Planning & execution. (branding, thematic décor, staging & multimedia design, graphic design, content development, scripting, executive leadership . . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Signature Vacations Travel Launch of Signature Vacations (in conjunction with Leo Burnett) – a 3-city experiential road show across Canada. Event planning & execution (multimedia, staging, thematic branding, décor, entertainment, scripting. . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

TD Waterhouse Financial

Merger / press launch for new name & logo for 4,500 guests in the outdoor courtyard of Commerce Court (in conjunction with Strategic Objectives) in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. A banner displaying the new logo was unveiled from the top of two 150’ high cranes. Event planning & execution (branding, staging, logistics, audio, Special FX . . .) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Proctor & Gamble Housewares & Accessories Internal National Meeting / Sales Conference. Event Planning & execution (multimedia design, content development, staging, thematic branding, graphic design, entertainment . . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Marketing Awards Advertising

Annual Awards Gala held at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto. Event planning & execution. Developed Sun Tzu theme, carrying over into staging, multimedia, scripting, opening video module, graphic design, MEGAprojections, executive leadership . . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Maid of the Mist Tourism / Travel / Attraction

Press Conference, Dinner Party & Celebration for the media launch of the Maid of the Mist 6 in a clear span tent for 1000 guests, incorporating an International theme. Event planning & execution (tenting, floor plan, logistics, thematic décor, branding, experiential entertainment, food & beverage design, multimedia, staging. . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Network Appliance Computer

Fire & Ice Cirque theme at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for a computer technology company’s branding & sales conference. Event planning & execution (entertainment, staging, floor plan, printed collateral, graphic design . . .) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Brunico Communications / Publishing

Inaugural Annual Awards Gala, The Golden Marble Awards Gala, celebrating advertising to children at Chelsea Piers in NYC. Event planning & execution (staging, floor plan, multimedia, scripting, opening video module, graphic design, executive leadership . . .) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Atmosphere Communications Agency

Brand strategy, corporate identity, marketing communications initiatives including website, printed collateral, graphic design, credentials presentation Creative Lead / Consultant

Hudson’s Bay Company Retail

Award Ceremony / formal sit-down Dinner Party for 1200 guests. Event planning & execution (staging, floor plan, entertainment, scripting, choreography, production, thematic décor & branding . . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Backstage Production Agency

Copywriting / scripting Copywriter

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical

Internal National Meeting / Sales Conference. Event Planning & execution (multimedia design, content development, staging, thematic branding & décor, graphic design, entertainment . . . ) Producer / Consultant / Creative Lead

IBM Computers

New building opening / Media Launch. Event planning, graphic design, creative direction & execution Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

BASF Chemicals

New head office Opening & staff Gala Party. Event planning & execution (tenting, graphic design, entertainment, logistics, staging, catering . . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Coopers & Lybrand Financial

85th Anniversary Celebration. Held on the playing field of Toronto’s Skydome,, complete with everything from carnival games to hot air balloon rides (catering, logistics, scripting scenario, printed collateral, entertainment, staging . . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

American Bar Association Law

Annual Meeting (staging, multimedia, scripting, logistics. . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Bell Canada Telecommunications

Incentive Awards Gala – Spain: Event planning & execution (complete thematic scenario, staging, décor, entertainment, headliner, food & beverage design, collateral printed pieces, graphic design, floor plan, logistics . . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

American Express Financial

Annual Meeting (staging, multimedia, logistics. . . ) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Bell Canada Telecommunications

Incentive Awards Gala – Cruise: Event planning & execution (complete thematic scenario, staging, décor, entertainment, headliner, food & beverage design, collateral printed pieces, graphic design, floor plan, logistics . . .) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

Sunquest Vacations Travel

Brochure Launch / Trade show: Event planning & execution (complete thematic scenario, staging, décor, entertainment, food & beverage design, collateral printed pieces, graphic design, floor plan, logistics . . .) Producer / Creative Lead / Consultant

City of Toronto Government / Travel

Promotional copy for tourism / travel brochure Copywriter

Airmiles Transport

Promotional copy / restaurant reviews for member brochure Copywriter

Molson Amphitheatre Tourism / Travel / Attraction

Opening Media Launch (décor, staging, logistics, special FX) Producer / Consultant / Creative Lead

Oglivy Renault Law

Team building program Producer / Consultant / Creative Lead

Ontario Hydro Environment / Electricity

Internal National Meeting / Sales Conference. Event Planning & execution (multimedia design, content development, staging, thematic branding & décor, graphic design, entertainment . . . ) Producer / Consultant / Creative Lead

Hudson’s Bay Company Retail

Media Launch of a Southeast Asian Promotion. Event Planning & execution (complete scenario, multimedia, lighting, staging, entertainment, thematic décor, floor plan, food & beverage design, logistics. . .) Producer / Consultant / Creative Lead

Royal Trust Financial

Internal National Meeting / Sales Conference. Event Planning & execution (multimedia design, content development, staging, thematic branding & décor, graphic design, entertainment . . . ) Producer / Consultant / Creative Lead

                                                                                        
Professional Experience
                                                                          RONNIE CAPLAN
                                  4555 Bonavista Avenue, Suite 610 Montreal, Quebec H3W 2C7
514 709-8289                                                                                                               caplanronnie@yahoo.com

                * EVENT PRODUCER * CREATIVE GENERALIST * WRITER * PHOTOGRAPHER

I possess a general knowledge of many things, as well as the innate ability to use that intelligence, adapting and creating within the ever-changing event, media and digital landscapes. By gathering insights from a broader perspective, I distill them into more relevant, engaging and applicable forms for your audience. With this broader understanding, I can help you to recognize new kinds of ideas, rather than simply new ideas.

Let's create something that's never been done, and apply ideas that change the way people think and behave. It’s digital, experiential and non-traditional all in one. It’s about innovation, and sometimes invention, but always challenging convention.

IDEAS > Words + Graphics = ENGAGEMENT.

An innovative Marketing Communications and Event Branding leader with a passion for producing immediate, sustainable and breakthrough impact for clients - driving bottom line results and ensuring stakeholder satisfaction with solutions designed to appeal to all senses in today’s age of technology.
A strategic thinker and tireless performer, has assembled a multi-dimensional array of successes in Creative ventures across North America - managing an entrepreneurial event enterprise as well as working collaboratively with front-running marketing, promotions and planning firms. This includes developing multi- media content, orchestrating campaigns, arranging events, facilitating meetings, selling product and providing quality service.

Known for imaginative programming that motivates audiences with the best of live and digital worlds, building positive brand images that reinforce desired marketing messages. Puts together exciting pitches and proposals that capture new business, solidify existing accounts and extend visibility. Very strong in nurturing cross- functional relationships and external liaisons that ensure a total team approach.

Has built Event Marketing enterprise from scratch, attracting new clients and broadening product/service mix to address changing marketplace trends. Consistently met sales goals ($1.75M +)
Ideally suited for an ongoing leadership role in a growing marketing/communications organization seeking to take its business to the next level. In the interim, able to contribute immediate value on a contract / project basis, with an injection of content/program expertise to jump start or expedite a creative initiative.

SAMPLE PROJECTS / EVENTS
• Cirque de Soleil meets the Ice Capades-style show for Japanese company's corporate retreat
• Jungle party in the El Yunque Puerto Rican rainforest for financial company’s incentive winners
• All multimedia content for pharmaceutical national sales meeting in Northern Ontario
• 3-city Tourism Toronto Promo Tour / Road Show (Chicago, New York, Washington)
• Silver Rave Awards Gala for the Canadian Marketing Association
• Paramount Canada's Wonderland Media Launch, TD Waterhouse merger press launch, Southeast Asia promotion for Hudson Bay Co., product media launches for Lancome and Poeme perfumes
• Golden Marble Awards Gala, celebrating advertising to children at Chelsea Piers in NYC
• Complete conference concept for a pharmaceutical product launch, utilizing entire city of Montreal
• Sun Tzu Gala presentation for the Marketing Awards at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Awards Galas with Spanish and Cruise themes for a major telecommunications company
• Opera Ball (Madame Butterfly theme) for the Toronto Opera Company
• Austin Powers / Groovy 60 / Burt Bacharach incentive party at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
• Fire & Ice Cirque theme at Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel for technology branding and sales conference
• Denim & Diamonds Client Appreciation event for financial firm, turning movie studio into roadhouse

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CREATIVE ARTS & EVENTS INC. (Previously Breakthrough Meetings & Events) Since 1996 Event Communications Design, Production, Consultancy
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Plans, creates and produces all aspects of small to large scale corporate events, meetings and conferences. Directs sponsorship and branding initiatives for corporate clients across all industry sectors.
• Built up incentive, award gala and product launch markets
• Expanded business to manage blockbuster sales events and road shows throughout North America
• Lead marketing strategist in unique business ventures for key clients such as Bell Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company, Air Canada Vacations, Tourism Toronto and Canadian Marketing Association
Performed numerous special projects and freelance contract assignments, including:
EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS (LOS ANGELES)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR at one of the world’s largest, award-winning event production companies
HFC FINANCIAL (USA)
EVENT PRODUCER for a series of North America-wide incentive events for groups of more than 1000 top performing employees – handling everything from site selection to thematic production, entertainment, transportation, food & beverage design and collateral printed materials
THE MARK OF A LEADER / LEAGUE OF ROCK (TORONTO)
SALES MANAGER, selling unique team building music interventions and keynote speakers to an array of Fortune 500 corporations
SENSIX COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS (TORONTO) INC. 1989 – 1996 Leading Event Production company
PARTNER
As co-founder, spearheaded company growth - establishing and maintaining its excellent reputation in the Toronto events and communications market. Developed strong revenue base and repeat clientele.
• Supervised client liaison and conducted full cycle of account management: from initial consultation, site
inspections, creative planning sessions and client presentations through to strategy fulfillment, event
execution, ROI analysis and final billing / supplier reconciliations.
• Managed all branding and promotional initiatives.

VARIOUS CREATIVE VENTURES Prior to 1989
ART DIRECTOR / COPYWRITER / SALES MANAGER
Represented various consumer and trade magazines (Southam Communications, Centre Publications) and newspapers (The Globe & Mail) - handling creative concepts, conducting ad sales and directing components of advertising and editorial design, incentives, web, direct mail and promotions.
Provided freelance Graphic Design for various publishing firms, advertising agencies and corporate clients. Worked as Disc Jockey, Party Planner and Nightclub Promoter.

EDUCATION
Diploma in Graphic Design Dawson College, Montreal
Extended Design studies Parsons School of Design, New York City

VOLUNTEER / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Supervised teams of volunteers in the raising of over $56K for the Israel Cancer Research Fund, as Co-Chair of two highly successful / attended themed charity events
Active in creating campaign success for (among others) the Juvenile Diabetes, CANFAR, Ronald McDonald House, Easter Seals, Kids Help Phone and the Children's Wish Foundation,
Co-wrote several film screenplays and treatments for students attending the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Southern California
Awards and Recognition
"Thank you for helping to execute a tremendously successful media briefing. The coverage we received was significant and extremely complimentary."
Manager Public Relations / Special Events, Paramount Canada's Wonderland

 "I relied on your expertise from start to finish and was not disappointed. The event was a complete success!"
Communications Coordinator, Centre for the Study of Insurance Operations

 "Brilliant!!!"
Conference Manager, Canadian Congress of Advertising

 "Hosting over 2000 sales employees in two cities, via closed circuit live telecast was quite an undertaking. The launch was a great success, the positive feedback from everyone in attendance as well as the sponsors was overwhelming."
Manager, Special Events, Bell Canada

 "Your abilities in the production of blockbuster experiential sales events communicates Toronto's sense of flare, varied attractions and professionalism."
President, Metro Toronto Convention & Visitors Association

 "Toronto was without doubt one of our most successful incentive trips, and you played an important role in that success. The Gala Dinner in particular was, in my view, the best we have done, and we received many favorable comments from our delegates."
Marketing Communications Manager, ICL (UK) Limited

 "Once again, you've excelled in imagination and creativity, over and above our expectations. Thanks so much for making this year's event our biggest and best ever!"
Sales Event Manager, Metro Toronto Convention & Visitors Association

 "Surprising as it may seem, I'm having trouble finding the words to express my gratitude and congratulations to you and your team for the great "show"! The professionalism and creativity of your organization is outdone only by your personal commitment and involvement in seeing the event through."
Manager, Special Events, Bell Canada

 "We find ourselves at a loss to express our feelings on paper (but we'll try)! Without a doubt, the professionalism and creativity of your company surpassed all of our expectations."
Regional and Area Sales Managers, Air Canada Vacations

 "We have been deluged with calls from our employees to say that 'this was the best event ever'!"
Corporate Secretray, Canadian Automobile Association

 "Planning a mini-Olympiad for 850 people , the logistics are enormous - but with your help, everything went off seamlessly. The event accomplished all of our objectives. I appreciate the attentiveness of you and all your staff, pre, during and post event. Your responsiveness provided a much-needed sense of calm!
Manager, National Marketing & Communications, Coopers & Lybrand


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