Dave Garlett of Audix Sits Down for 3 Questions with Commercial Integrator
Dave Garlett of Audix Sits Down for 3 Questions with Commercial Integrator

Chapel Hill, N.C. (Jan 12, 2023) — THE rAVe Agency, a full-service creative agency serving the AV, UCC and digital signage industries, announces an expanded engagement with CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo. For the last year, CEDIA Expo has entrusted THE rAVe Agency for full-service creative expertise. Now, both CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo, a new co-located event, will be powered by THE rAVe Agency.

In 2022, THE rAVe Agency forged an exciting alliance with CEDIA Expo. The impactful and electrifying in-person event, which welcomed 11,946 industry professionals and 317 exhibitors, was the channel’s largest gathering in over two years. For 2023, THE rAVe Agency will be responsible for elevating CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo through strategic and integrated public relations, social media marketing, live-event production, digital experiences, public speaking and thought leadership, and other creative initiatives. With over 50 years of combined professional experience in the professional AV industry to solve companies’ most unique communications and marketing challenges, THE rAVe Agency is uniquely positioned to ignite new possibilities for CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo, and their exhibitors.

“CEDIA Expo, and the addition of Commercial Integrator Expo, will provide unparalleled access through the adjacency of residential and commercial technologies. The co-located events will feature an expanded exhibit show floor, additional educational sessions and amplified networking options,” said Jason McGraw, CTS, group vice president, Emerald. “Following an incredibly successful CEDIA Expo 2022, we are thrilled to expand our partnership with THE rAVe Agency to amplify the powerful impact of activations, networking and education at CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo. With THE rAVe Agency, we look forward to introducing new, vibrant ideas to elevate our brand and relationships across residential and commercial technology industries.”

Originally founded in 1998 by Gary Kayye, Kayye Consulting was the AV industry’s first marketing consulting firm. Today, THE rAVe Agency is a full-service creative agency focused exclusively on the AV market. The global creative agency has created effective campaigns for industry-leading brands, such as Samsung, LG, Barco, Epson, Sony and others, to launch innovative and unique in-person or online events. THE rAVe Agency’s team will be led by industry professionals Emily Dean, Kelcie Frye, Morgan Lawrence and Katie Leiser, bringing a diverse background in earned media, thought leadership, creative strategy and social media.

“We are energized to expand our relationship with CEDIA Expo,” said Gary Kayye, co-founder and director of THE rAVe Agency. “Over the last year, THE rAVe Agency has ignited a vibrant array of new aptitudes through its relationship with CEDIA Expo 2022. We are thrilled to build upon our current relationship with CEDIA Expo, and forge a new relationship with Commercial Integrator Expo. In 2023, CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo will feature new initiatives and opportunities to create the most captivating events for the residential and professional AV technology industry.”

For more information on THE rAVe Agency, please visit THErAVeAgency.com. Keep up with the latest news from THE rAVe Agency on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

CEDIA Expo and Commercial Integrator Expo 2023 are set to take place September 6-9, 2023, in Denver, CO. To learn more about CEDIA Expo, please visit cediaexpo.com. To learn more about Commercial Integrator Expo, please visit expo.commercialintegrator.com.

About THE rAVe Agency
Founded in 1998 by Gary Kayye, Kayye Consulting was the AV industry’s first marketing consulting firm. Now, it has become THE rAVe Agency, providing the AV market, globally, with the industry’s first creative agency. We’re leaders in social media marketing, strategy, branding, product development, experiential marketing, content marketing, lead generation and storytelling. THE rAVe Agency incorporates more than 45 years of professional experience into seven strategic talents — including rAVe [PUBS], rAVe [NOW], rAVe [LAVNCH], rAVe [CREATE], rAVe [CONSULT], rAVe [STORYTELLING] and rAVe [SPEAK]. For more information, please visit www.THErAVeAgency.com.

About CEDIA Expo
CEDIA Expo, owned by Emerald, is THE platform where residential technology integrators, designers and construction professions connect, learn, and engage. CEDIA Expo brings together thousands of home tech pros and hundreds of exhibitors to the leading event for smart home technology. For more information, please visit cediaexpo.com.

About Commercial Integrator Expo
Commercial Integrator Expo, owned by Emerald, is a full-featured exposition and conference addressing the needs of today’s fixed installation audiovisual systems professionals and technology managers in corporate, higher education, hospitality, retail and resimercial market settings. Commercial Integrator Expo will deliver a dedicated commercial AV exhibit show floor, robust conference program with instruction by industry experts, supporting associations and organizations. For more information, please visit https://expo.commercialintegrator.com.

About Emerald
Emerald’s talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit: www.emeraldx.com

Press Contact:
Morgan Lawrence, APR, Director of Communications
THE rAVe Agency
Mobile: (419) 631-8052
Email: [email protected]

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