Venue Highlight: Club Nokia
Awards shows, theater performances, corporate events. That’s just scratching the surface at Club Nokia @ L.A. LIVE. This downtown Los Angeles venue is a one-stop-shop for any and all events. We took some time to talk with veteran event industry professional and Director of Sales at Club Nokia, Stacy Huszczo. Stacy gave us a peek into her world, how-to build great client relationships and the secret rooms of Club Nokia.
What do you love most about events held at Club Nokia?
Every single day we have a different event. Events that return year after year or month after month are awesome because it allows our relationship to grow with the contacts and their companies, as well as allows our team to execute better each time.
Is there a specific event that was particularly exciting to work on?
I’ve had so many. Everyday is an amazing event. This week we have the Heavy Metal Awards, its’ the who’s who of heavy metal. But every client we have we treat with the same amount of respect.
Are their any insider tips or secrets you can tell us about Club Nokia?
We are really two venues in one with the Main Room and the VIP Lounge.
How has listing Club Nokia on Eventup impacted your business?
We’ve been seeing more qualified leads directly from event planners for our VIP Lounge space rentals, as well as full house rentals from Eventup since we joined. We do a lot of awards, a lot of receptions and a lot of things that go along with the convention center. A lot of after-parties too. What’s great about Eventup is that we can market our VIP lounge, as it’s own separate space. It’s kind of a hidden space that people don’t think about. It’s spurred much more interest in it.
What is the best part about working with Eventup?
The relationship. Getting the contact information directly, having those qualified leads, versus people shopping for a deal….its presence has been helpful. It’s great to have direct contact with the client.
What advice would you share with other venue owners?
Time, relationships, and communication are very important in this industry. Have confidence in yourself, your team, your staff, and your client and their event. And then you can make it happen. It’s not necessarily the money they’ve spent on the event. It’s the relationship you build with them.