Magda Nieto

Designing and living Experiences

Rn Events July 9, 2013

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Rn Events

Very happy to announced that I started my own company with my family and I can keep working in the Events Industry.

So if you have an event, an experience or need a design, but don´t know what to do, don´t  worry here in Rn Events We Take Care.

In spanish we are Rn Montajes Nosotros Nos Encargamos.

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London 2012 Olympics through the eyes of a Colombian September 7, 2012

An article that I wrote about my experience of London 2012, and the Olympics was published thanks to Kim Masters and her blog Dream on Masters, who was invited by Blogs Metro, to write about the Olympics.

 

Here it is what I wrote:

I first came to England five years ago, when I decided that I wanted to be an Event Manager. I found a Masters on the Internet, signed for it and was accepted. Since day one of that Masters we had conversations and lectures about how London won the pitch for 2012.

It is amazing that an event that lasts just 20 days is able to change lots of people lives and bring together a whole world.

Just a year before that, I realized what I wanted to do as my career goal, my big dream. I want to bring cultural events to my people of Colombia. BIG events can change the perception of people and bring development to a specific place. And in Colombia we need to change the perception of people about how cool it is to go there, and attract development to get us away from being a third world country. My big dream is to bring the Olympics to Colombia in 20 years.

So, I came this year to be a part of London 2012 and take that back with me to Colombia.

It has been incredible to see everything from the signage on the streets directing people to the venues and the Tube, to the amazing volunteers smiling all the time helping people and communicating what is going on. I have watched the Opening Ceremony, but it will take me another blog just to write about how much I enjoyed that. I have been all around London to watch the events (I love the idea that London has used the existing venues for some sports, and also to make people go all around the Capital. What better way of showing the city to tourists.)

The gymnastics and synchronized swimming are the first two sports I will always remember watching in London 2012.

It has been great to see the British people being such proud hosts of the Games, and also to witness the support they give to their players.  I have so enjoyed all the people around, wearing their flag’s colours and supporting their countries. My favourites have been the Dutch wearing bright orange.

From a logistics point of view, I love the idea of portable structures and that only the stadiums will stay there forever.

To be honest, London is not nearly as crazy as I thought it was going to be.

I am very proud of my country, knowing that even though we are not yet brilliant at getting sports medals, we have managed to get three silvers and two bronze.

It has been great being able to experience London 2012 live and to be able to see how London is leaving an Olympic legacy through sport and community and nationwide participation. It is amazing that an event that lasts just 20 days is able to change lots of people lives and bring together a whole world. And it gives me goose bumps just to think about it.

 

And here is the link so you can read it from Metro Blog.

Love the experience of being able to write something about the Olympics, and more that it was published.

 

So lets the Games begins!!!! July 26, 2012

Tower Bridge / Olympics Rings

I know is not the best photo, but I stayed 3 hours today next The Tower of London, and the rings never came down into its vertical way, like the photo. Too many boats and ships passing through the bridge.

So this is the start of the journey through The Olympics 2012. I’m here in London ready to be amused by the Londoners and what they have ready planned to show us, to all the visitors.

The following post are about all sort of things I find interesting from a Colombian, Event Manager, Tourist point of view.

Hope you enjoy it!

 

So how is going to work now! May 24, 2010

Filed under: Architecture,Birmingham,Experience — magdanieto @ 8:56 pm
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Hello everyone, sorry for taking again so long to post something here. Things have been quite hectic the last couple of months (mom visiting from Colombia 3 months, change of city Birmingham to London, starting a great new job as Senior Production Executive at RPM Ltd, touring my mom all over England and Europe, and changing again house). So basically I have been very busy, and make me very sad that haven’t been able to write, but the good news are that now I have return with lots of ideas of how to make this blog better, with selected topics to talk about and take you to things that I know, think or impressed me. I have decided to write about some topics related to experiences, that had happened in the past, are happening right now, and some great people are working hard to make it happen. The topics are:

  1. History in Events – because there has been an amazing experiences out there that we might don’t know and want to know more about it
  2. What’s on – because is always important to know where is your next experience
  3. Job opportunities – People has helped me to move forward in my career, so I want to retrieve this and help those that are willing to go better in life like me
  4. My opinion about….. something
  5. Something that happened to me……. want to be a little bit personal here and share something with you
  6. Something interesting, because there is always something interesting out there
  7. Architecture and events – because how events would exist without structures, locations, spaces
  8. Personality – Someone who inspire me and will love to meet
  9. Colombia – because for you who haven’t been there will invite you to make it one of your life experiences and for those who have, to remember you how beautiful it is

There will not be a specific order for these topics, will come out as my inspiration comes. Something that I need from you (please!) is that you help me to build this space with your comments, will love to know more about what do you think. So check this space because here we go.

 

LINKS FOR JANUARY 22ND 2010. January 22, 2010

After a while of not actually writing anything here I decided that this 2010 would be different (hopefully are not just those New Year’s resolutions) and will write more. Today, I decided to share with you my Google reader list and tell you about the blogs I normally read.

Steve Gerrard Photography: I think this is one of my favourite photographers and I hope be able to have him for my wedding. Besides doing wedding photography, Steve portrait bands in a very unique and cool way.

ASH 10: Pete Ashton’s professional blog (the personal is here), used to talk about Social Media and what were his experiences about working in this field, but now is more related to what he does (not sure exactly what is that) but you can get a sense and learn about new things about online stuff from him.

Behind the scenes at Smile: is the blog from a new creative company of great people and talented designers called Smile, who opened the company more than a year ago and opened their offices last summer. I like to read them, because besides of what they do, they show their readers things that interested them and write about how they would like to have a better creative world. I think this is a good example of a company using a blog that shows that people who work there are humans and can have your same interests.

Capsule’s blog: This is the blog of a music promoter company who also create experiences through music events (remember Supersonic). This blog besides working as tool for promoting the events they organise, is the space where Lisa Meyer (one of the directors) share information about the type of music that Capsule promote, that I have to say is very eclectic.

Confesiones de una mente peligrosa: Unfortunately, for those who don’t understand Spanish won’t be able to read it. Is a Colombian blogger who use the tittles of the movies for inspiration to write about things that he wants to share. Is good if you want to know about movies, and to have a general knowledge about things.

Created in Birmingham: This blog talks about what is happening in the creative and artistic Birmingham. Events, shows, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, companies, people, venues, etc. This is the space to read if you are interest to know about what Birmingham has to offer and where you can find it. Very good guide, like it more than What’s On!

Experience this: If you are an event professional in England you must have heard about Ian Irving, if you haven’t is an experience person in Experiential Marketing. He has been as 20th in the CIT Power 50 influence people in the industry. If you are interest about events, experiential marketing, employee engagement, B2B, corporate, he is the guy to read.

Flatpack Festival:  This blog talks about what is happening inside the organization of one of the coolest film festivals. Flatpack Festival is held on March in Birmingham and I was lucky enough to be part of the team last year (working as the volunteer and ticketing coordinator).

More Channels than Venice: Did you know that Birmingham has more channels than Venice, well I didn’t. This blog will inform you about those things that you wouldn’t find that easy in Birmingham. Talks about what’s happening in the creative and artistic community in Birmingham. Is like having someone who collects all the fliers in the shops and talks about what is going on in just one place, here.

Needles and Hooks: If you are interest in textiles and how they can become in amazing pieces, you should how Sara design and create her stuff, especially cushions. They great thing is that she is inspired by vintage textiles to create her designs.

No puedo creer que lo hayan inventado: (I can’t believe they have invented) Again another Spanish blog, but the great thing about this, is that they write about objects and things founded online, which have a specific and interest characteristic.

El complejo de Prometeo: Prometeo’s complex, if you want to know about what is happening in the world with a point of view, you need to read him. What I like about this, is that with you found about things you didn’t know and also the information is given with a point of view. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I don’t.

There are more, but this are for now…..

 

The Twitter event directory for the Events Industry April 16, 2009

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Eventstweet

Eventstweets (www.eventweeps.com) is the first directory for Twitter users that its business are related to the Events Industry.

The directory was launched in an event at the London Sea Aquarium last Tuesday April 14th, which only people who have a Twitter acount could attend.

The organisers and co-founders of this amazing idea were Peter Kerwood (@pkerwood) head of Marketing of Merlin Events and Mike Fletcher, events journalist Mike Fletcher (@MikeFletch) and what they are looking for is to help the search for other twitters to find out in the Twitter world what is happening in the Events Industry. For pictures of the event take a look here by Henry Stuart (@henrystuart).

I think is fantastic, I have been using Twitter (@magdanieto) for the last couple of months, and have found it very useful to keep updated and talk to people that in real life wouldn’t be that easy. Even that the conversations are not that long, helps to get  an easy approach to everyone who is there.

 

Turn Off the Lights this Saturday 28th March 26, 2009

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Off the Lights WWFS

60 Earth Hour is a campaign from WWFs to create, maintain the awareness of the global warning and climate change. The campaign expects that more than 1 billion people in the world switch off the lights at 8:30pm or the 20:30 hours. No matter where you are, just when your watch announce the time, switch it off.

But to be able to do this, needs the help of everyone. How you can help? here are some suggestions from the website

1. Tell your friends: Create the pyramid effect. One tells two, those 2 tells 2 others, making 4 new people aware and keep going.

2. Why not hosting a party? invite all your friends and host a party under the lights of the moon or candles.

To get to know more about it, this is what the page says:

YOUR LIGHT SWITCH IS YOUR VOTE

This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.

We all have a vote, and every single vote counts. Together we can take control of the future of our planet, for future generations.

VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour, and join the world for Earth Hour.