An annual gathering of the 5000+ members of our global sales organization. The goal for Sales Kickoff is to continually inspire, motivate, and enable the sales team to (over)achieve in the coming year. We also use this event as a test and learn experience for new messaging and branding approaches ahead of our customer-facing Knowledge event the following May.
|Years:||2015 - Present|
To bring the 2018 "Turbo Charge" theme to life, we commissioned illustrator Tavis Coburn to create several race car-themed illustrations & animations. We wove this theme through the venue digital, static and physical structure branding, keynote experience, and the evening events. For an additional touch we branded custom energy drinks representing each of the four sales pillars for the following year.
A separate executive-level "Global Leaders Summit" experience was created with it's own distinctive design system...
2019 brought the new ServiceNow brand to life at Sales Kickoff: A new logo, a new visual language and a new purpose.
The last live event of 2020 was the perfect opportunity to introduce our new superstar CEO, Bill McDermott and the Dream Big campaign to the sales team. We developed a keynote screen array based around a central, lifting 1.25:1 screen for walk-ons and big moments with flanking 16:9 and iMag screens.
As in previous years, our "Global Leaders Summit" came to life in a bespoke experience...
After a 2021 online Sales Kickoff, we were set to go back in person for 2022. The team had fully developed a visual identity for the originally-planned 5000+ experience. This included a new library of photography and color palette. But, Covid realities forced a quick pivot to a small-scale hybrid event of live-streamed Keynotes shared out to the wider audience through an accompanying online platform.
For 2023, we encouraged and managed the inclusion of sales team members from three global locations and their curated quotes throughout the experience. This next level connection with our attendees was greatly appreciated and reflected in very high marks in followup feedback.