Vince Thompson is among those changing the face of the event industry

June 12, 2013 — BizBash, the leading trade media for event professionals, has announced its 2013 list of the most innovative people and brands in events and has named Vince Thompson, President & CEO of MELT, LLC. as one of the top innovators right now. Vince has stood out as an event innovator and groundbreaker—joining an elite group that proves the value of face-to-face events, empowers their peers to consider the unconventional, and reveals a redefined image of what the industry is today.

MELT’s recent work has included its eleventh Final Four with The Coca-Cola Company, as well as events and activations for the NCAA, State Farm, Kia Motors, First Data, and many more.

“I’m honored to be included in this prestigious group,” said Thompson. “And I am proud of the MELT team and our clients for making this possible.”

“We’re excited about this creative group of innovators, the folks that keep the industry looking–and moving–forward. Thompson took risks and experimented with new ideas without losing sight of their goals, which is the reason we decided to highlight them and their work” said BizBash executive editor Anna Sekula.

The article, “50 Most Innovative Event Professionals” is featured in the BizBash summer issue, the Innovation Issue. The full list of innovative people and brands can also be found at

BizBash will celebrate the Innovation Issue on June 19 at the BizBash IdeaFest expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For additional information, visit

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Anna Sekula, BizBash’s executive editor, is available for additional comments. For additional information, contact Grazia Mohren at, 646.839.6896.

About BizBash

BizBash is an innovator and resource hub for the event and meeting industry with its Web site, live events, and magazines. Event organizers responsible for events such as White House state dinners and the Oscars, as well as conferences, trade shows, fund-raisers, and more, use BizBash products regularly for ideas and best practices that can be implemented at their own events. Visit us at, and follow us at @BizBash_News and

About MELT

Founded by CEO and President Vince Thompson in 2000, MELT, LLC, is an Atlanta based fully-integrated sports and entertainment marketing agency offering clients advertising, original content development, digital, social media, event and experiential marketing, retail and consumer promotions, brand strategy and sports property evaluation and activation. Check us out at, on, or on Twitter @MELTatl.

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