Wilson Dow Group, a creative production agency dedicated to uniting and activating audiences through the power of shared experience, is thrilled to welcome Technical Strategist Michael Manke. His diverse skill set and technical knowledge of streaming solutions and virtual event platforms strengthens the company’s client strategy and technical execution. This addition to the San Francisco satellite will support Wilson Dow’s continued navigation through the ever-evolving events landscape.
“The events business is fundamentally changed. As event portfolios become a mix of hybrid, live, and virtual experiences for the foreseeable future, Michael’s expertise in virtual technical solutions is invaluable,” says Matthew Cooney, Vice President at Wilson Dow. “The combination of his strategic vision for a resonant event experience along with his technical aptitude captivated our team and clients, alike. We’re proud to welcome this well-known Bay-area talent to our group of thinkers, doers, and believers.”
Most recently, Manke led his own business and worked as a freelance consultant. His work with top agencies and brands spans nationwide, including VMWare, Slack, SAP, The Clorox Company, HP, Dropbox, SanDisk/Western Digital, eBay, and more.
“Historically, virtual streaming stood second-tier compared to face-to-face experiences. But now, given its more prominent role within the experiential landscape, I expect event portfolios to standardize virtual solutions for the world of hybrid experiences ahead of us,” shares Manke. “I’ve known it, and my new team at Wilson Dow has known it, and together, we’re excited to continue this virtual momentum, keeping our focus future-forward.”