Our History

1980

May 1, 2016

Idea Works, Inc. founded as a Texas Corporation

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1985

May 2, 2016

Appointed to direct marketing and fund raising for America’s Cup yacht race with Stars & Stripes campaign in San Diego

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1987

May 3, 2016

Raised $16 Million and Stars & Stripes team won America’s Cup yacht race in Fremantle, Western Australia. Team was hosted at the White House and honored with a ticker tape parade down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

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1987

May 4, 2016

Appointed by State of Hawaii to organize fund raising and sponsorship program, raised $10.5 million in 90 days for Hawaii for America’s Cup

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1988

May 5, 2016

Opened Honolulu service office and won State of Hawaii four year Economic Development against Hill & Knowlton and Ogilvy & Mather and implemented positioning and branding theme “Hawaii, The Pacific Link” in multiple languages in USA, Asia, and Europe

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1993

May 6, 2016

Raised sponsorship funds for IndyCar teams at Indy 500

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2001

May 6, 2016

Appointed sponsorship agency for Las Colinas Polo Club, raised over $500,000 in first four months with multi-year agreements

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2002

May 7, 2016

Appointed sponsorship agency for Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and secured Bombardier Aerospace for a multi-year partnership

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2003

May 8, 2016

Katie Turpin joined company as partner and account director

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2004

May 9, 2016

Developed marketing concept “Jets & Jewels” to display luxury products to ultra-high-net-worth individuals in private airport hangars in Santa Barbara, West Palm Beach, Houston and Dallas

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2008

May 10, 2016

Created Touchdown Lounge with Bombardier for three days of a private jet reception for arrivals and departures for Super Bowl. Also created for subsequent Super Bowls to entertain private jet owners and guests

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2015

May 11, 2016

Secured Gulfstream Aerospace as a multi-year title sponsor of the Gulfstream Pacific Coast Open at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

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2015

May 12, 2016

Appointed multi-year marketing agency by founder and CEO Vivian Wise to create Heart of Fashion brand, a company that merges fashion and philanthropy. Season One show held for three nights at Million Air Houston Hobby private jet terminal.

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2015

May 13, 2016

Appointed exclusive sponsorship agency for the Federation of International Polo, with clubs in 88 countries and 19,000 members

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2016

May 14, 2016

Secured Gulfstream Aerospace and USPA Global Licensing as sponsors for Federation of International Polo

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2016

May 15, 2016

Secured many sponsors and renewals for Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club including Engel & Völkers, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Maserati, Belmond El Encanto and others

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And the future? It looks to be oh-so bright.