2017 Recap

Downtown Cincinnati was the backdrop for all kinds of entertainment. Many of these free, public activations - called 'brand manifestations' - engaged and entertained. There were performances, pop-up shops, takeovers, lounges, and afterparties. Click here for a printable schedule and map. Download the Brandemonium app (iTunes Store | Google Play) to stay on top of everything.

Arnar Limited

Live Print Experience - Powered by National Screen Printing
Come pick your favorite Brandemonium design and watch our talented team screenprint it for you on the spot. We will have tee shirts, hoodies, and a tote bag available.

Stop by and pick up your Official Brandemonium keepsake (shirts, bags, and more) at the Official Live Print Experience located at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 3rd floor. Choose from our Official Brandemonium Exclusive Designs, select your garment type and color, and watch our talented team of printers make your custom products right in front of you! As seen at: Taste of Cincinnati, Bunbury Music Festival, Daytona 500 and more!

Date/Time: Oct 12 & 13: 10am-5pm, Oct 14: 9am-Noon

Location: Duke Energy Convention Center, 3rd Floor

FC Cincinnati

Gear Launch

We will be launching our new FC Cincinnati line of branded merchandise during Brandemonium at our team store.

Date/Time: Oct 11: 10am-6pm, Oct 12: 10am-7pm, Oct 13: 10am-6pm, Oct 14: 10am-5pm

Location: FCC Team Store, 43 E 4th St, Cinti, OH 45202


Defy It

Newton discovered it, we defy it. We are celebrating those who push boundaries & question reality. Come join us for a cocktail and DEFY WITH US.

Date/Time: Oct 12: 7pm-9pm

Location: Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E 6th St, Cinti, OH 45202

Special Info: RSVP Encouraged: david.taylor@gravityisgood.com


Takeovers and Tastings

Thursday, October 12
Join us for a ribbon cutting to open Hellman Clothiers with Marty Brenneman, a Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster and voice of the Reds. Everyone in attendance will receive a "swag gift." Meet and Greet with Robert Stock (Noon-4pm,) the Founder and Chairman of Robert Graham. One of the most iconic figures in the Men's fashion industry. Brands featured will be Peter Millar, Robert Graham, Brax, Leopold and DL Premium; meet the executives from these brands. Taste Wines from Italy and California with our Sommelier Keegan (2pm-6pm). Enjoy Lite Bites from local chefs (Noon-6pm).

Friday, October 13
Brands featured will be Eton of Sweden, Vince, Zanella, Corneliani, Black House Academy; meet the executives from these brands. Meet a Bourbon Master and taste his favorites (3pm-7pm). Enjoy Lite Bites from local chefs from (Noon-6pm). Listen to Musician Doug Batt throughout the day.

Saturday, October 14
It's Craft Beer day....ALL DAY! Taste some of the best sliders Cincinnati has to offer (Noon-6pm).

Date/Time: Oct 12-14: Noon-6pm

Location: Carew Tower, 441 Vine St, Cinti, OH 45202

Hofbrauhaus Newport

Brandamonium Bier

This flavorful Brown Lager will be available only from Oct 11th to the 14th while quantities last. Hofbrauhaus Newport will have a keg tapping of the Brandamonium Bier at the start of the October 12 Happy Hour for Brandemonium attendees.

Date/Time: Oct 11 & 12: 11am-11pm, Oct 13 & 14: 11am-2am

Location: 3rd & Saratoga at the Levee, 200 E 3rd St, Newport, KY 41071


Be Brave. Be Cool. Be Good.
Dare to be Different. Create experiences with swagger. Engage in social responsibility with purpose.

Interbrand will be hosting a free event that is open to the public at the historic The Mockbee, located in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine. This will be an immersive brand experience that brings to life the content that Interbrand's speakers will present throughout the conference portion of Brandemonium. Join us as we create an evening to explore the brands that dare to do something more - those that are daring to be different, creating experiences with swagger, and engaging in social responsibility.

Be Cool. Be Good. Be Brave // Interbrand @ Brandemonium // WIP from IB C&RBE - Creative Playground on Vimeo.

Date/Time: Oct 11: 7pm-11pm

Location: The Mockbee, 2260 Central Ave, Cinti, OH 45214


Ride & Drive
Please check back as we'll post the route soon!

Professional 4x4 drivers chauffeur participants in Jeep products around the City of Cincinnati.

Date/Time: Oct 12-14: 11am-7pm

Location: Pickup/Dropoff - Duke Energy Convention Center & Union Hall, 1311 Vine St, Cinti, OH 45202


Hope Hour

We invite you to inject hope by bringing your ideas to help solve the heroin epidemic at this free public event. Specifically, we'll be brainstorming ways to bring awareness to Casey's Law - a law that allows parents, family and friends to request involuntary, court-ordered addiction treatment for their loved one struggling with addiction. Come collaborate and exchange ideas and receive one free drink.

Date/Time: Oct 12: 5pm-7:30pm

Location: Rusconi's, 126 W 6th St, Cinti, OH 45202

Special Info: Be sure to bring your drink tickets from your conference backpack.

Maker's Mark

Takeover Tour

Thursday, October 12
Play classic video games and pinball whilst sipping on a Maker's Mark cocktail at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade. Special Maker's Mark pricing all night.

Friday, October 13
It's Maker's Mark Happy Hour. Enjoy a sample of Horse and Barrel's Maker's Private Select (with Brandemonium drink ticket). At 6pm, Brandemonium will giving out the Experience Awards to the winners of this year's activations.

Saturday, October 13
Come to Jefferson Social for Maker's Mark feature pricing.

Date/Time/Location: Oct 12: 4pm-Close - 16-Bit Bar + Arcade, 1331 Walnut St, Cinti, OH 45202

Date/Time/Location: Oct 13: 5:30pm-7pm - Horse & Barrel, 625 Walnut St, Cinti, OH 45202

Date/Time/Location: Oct 14: Noon-7pm - Jefferson Social, 101 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Northern Kentucky University

A showcase of excellence in strategy and creative risk in regional design.

in:sight features a wide variety of designs encompassing brand expressions, case studies, creative explorations, interpretive installations, process explanations, interactive media and experiences, visual philosophies, and over all impactful design. Contains works by Lisa Bambach & Alistair Probst, BLDG, CoHo Creative, FRCH, Gaslight, Gravity, Kolar Design, Landor, LeapFrame, LPK, Madison Design Group, Maker Creative, Neltner Small Batch, Paperplane Creative, Christopher Ritter, Seed Strategy, Spicefire, The Think Shop, Christina Wald, and We Have Become Vikings. This is the first and only exhibition of its kind and scale in this region. Hosted by Northern Kentucky University and the NKU School of the Arts. Organized by the NKU Visual Communication Design faculty.

Thursday, October 12
7-9:00pm reception; 7:30pm - Gallery talks by Kolar Design, LPK, Madison Design Group, Spicefire, The Think Shop and Christina Wald.

Date/Time: Oct 11-13: 9am-9pm (Reception Oct 12: 7pm-9pm)

Location: Fine Arts Center Galleries, NKU, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099

Special Info: Free parking available in Lot I near the Fine Arts Center.


Scripps Lounge
Discover your new favorite media obsession - from podcasts to news reporting to comedy - in the Scripps Lounge.

Join The E.W. Scripps Company to sample content from leading national media brands including podcast leader Midroll; next-generation national news network Newsy; and multiplatform satire brand Cracked. Plus, experience a live recording of WCPO's popular local news podcast "Hear Cincinnati" as host Max Alter interviews guests including Wendy Lea (Cintrifuse) and Bill Donabedian (Brandemonium) on what they see for the future of Cincinnati's startup culture. Register for free here!

Date/Time: Oct 12: 6pm-8pm

Location: Union Hall, 1311 Vine St, Cinti, OH 45202

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Porch
The Southwest Porch is a mobile hospitality pop-up that allows Southwest Airlines to land its beloved personality all over the country.

Welcome! Come in, relax, and recharge at the Southwest Porch, where the chairs are comfy and the smiles are free. Plug your phone in to charge, play some cornhole, GIF-it with your friends, and more.

Date/Time: Oct 11: 11am-9pm, Oct 12: 11am-2pm

Location: Fountain Square, 520 Vine St, Cinti, OH 45202

Thirty Drink

Free Fitness
Thirty Drink, the new All Natural Rehydration Drink has partnered with Snap Fitness for anyone that would like to workout while in Cincinnati for the conference.

The Snap Fitness gym is located in the lower level of the Carew Tower building. You can access the gym using your Conference Credentials between the hours of 8am-8pm.

Date/Time: Oct 11-15: 8am-8pm

Location: Snap Fitness, 441 Vine St, Cinti, OH 45202

Special Info: Use Event credentials for access to the Snap Fitness gym.


When it rains umbrellas, it doesn't matter if it pours. See how a plain space between two buildings comes to life with vibrant splashes of colors across the sky.

Totes has you covered when it rains or snows, but this activation showers you in color! Hundreds of umbrellas intertwined with lights will cover the space for your enjoyment. This installation is inspired by the Agitagueda art festival that takes in Portugal every July.

Date/Time: Oct 11-14: 24 hours

Location: OTR Community Housing Lot (between 1215 and 1225 Vine St, Cinti, OH 45202)

We Have Become Vikings

Discover a Craft Activations Shop
Good Eggs. Live Printmaking. Smart Paint. Experience a shop where Digital, Hybrid and Offline Activations are designed, built and implemented.

Visit the We Have Become Vikings print shop and studio in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and experience how Digital, Hybrid and Offline Activations are used to connect consumers and ignite brands. Come as a Branding Pro. Leave as a Viking.

Date/Time: Oct 13: 5pm-7pm

Location: 1355 Walnut St, Cinti, OH 45202

Special Info: Let them know you're coming via Twitter: @WHBV @steveramosmedia

Experience Award

Congratuations to our first-ever Experience Award winners!

- Best Activation - Totes: Float
- Best Audience Engagement - Southwest Airlines: Southwest Porch
- Best Visual Installation - Totes: Float
- Best Re-invention (Mash-up, Pop-up Shop, or Takeover) - Maker's Mark: Takeover Tour
- Best Afterparty or Lounge - Interbrand: Be Brave. Be Cool. Be Good.
- Best Virtual Activation - We Have Become Vikings: Discover a Craft Activations Shop