“Give Scott and his typewriter a corner of the room and your event will be better. I’ve been both a spectator and an organizer of events where Scott has offered typewriter poetry, and I’ve consistently seen how his on-demand, customized poems bring amazing energy to a crowd.
— Elizabeth Barrett, Vice President, Austin Bat Cave Board of Directors and Price Waterhouse Cooper Book Marketing Manager at Liason Creative + Marketing
STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD @ SxSW
“Scott typed for hours, making sure to get to every person that asked him for a poem and some people even more than once. Two years later people still come up to me and ask why he isn’t at the party this year."
— Tim Brehmer, Director of Global Talent Management at Idean
Challenge: Idean, a global design and strategy firm, was planning their first week of SxSW events in Austin and looking for a way to make it stand out from the deluge of SxSW parties.
Solution: Idean brought Scott in to write on-demand typewriter poetry, offering a powerful and meaningful analog counterpoint in the midst of a tech festival. There was joy, laughter, hugs, and even a few tears -- in a word, memorable.
CRAFTING A UNIQUE LAUNCH PARTY w/ Vuka's Impact Hub
“Scott’s typewriter poetry was a hit at Vuka Collective's North Lamar Impact Hub & Gather opening party. It got people excited and gave the event a personal touch that made it special and memorable. There was a line all night to get ‘time with Scott.’ We’ll definitely have him back.”
— Brian Schoenbaum, Vuka Collective founder and CEO
Challenge: Vuka Collective was launching a brand new event venue and the second location for Impact Hub Austin, part of an international co-working network. They needed unique, one-of-a-kind experiences in every room to match the heart of their brand.
Solution: Personalized typewriter poetry meant that every guest would go home with a memorable, one-of-a-kind poem that embodies the spirit of the kind of events the venue wants to host and the kind of innovative entrepreneurs who are perfect for Impact Hub's programs.
MAKING A HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER SPECIAL w/ Bad Santa
"Scott's typewriter poetry was the perfect complement when people took breaks from dancing. Party-goers could take a meaningful gift of their own home while helping me make a difference. I recommend him for adding that special touch to any party."
-- Jason Crawford, Co-founder of Bixby Zane
Challenge: Every year Jason and his friends host a "Bad Santa" party to gather donations and gifts for the foster kids cared for through the Foster Angels of Central Texas. They wanted a special touch to say thank you to the party-goers.
Solution: Jason invited Scott to type instant poetry for guests, giving them a chance to reflect on the spirit of the season and take something home that would make the evening meaningful, memorable, and something that honored the spirit of the season.