Eliason Merit Award 2013
Highlights From a Fantastic Event
Steve Angello receiving the award on stage.
Over 700 guests joined us on November 22nd on the W Hollywood Hotel Rooftop to celebrate award winner and birthday boy Steve Angello when he was receiving the Eliason Merit Award 2013. After the guests arrived and had their photos taken on the red carpet they went up to the rooftop where they could enjoy the open bar, Swedish inspired hors d’oeuvres and a spectacular view over Hollywood. Since SACC-LA focus on innovation and creativity the guests represented industries such as film, music, television, games, fashion, design, food, advertising/communication and new digital technology. We are happy to see that the annual Eliason Merit Award Gala has become a hot spot for Swedish-American creative talent.
W Hollwyood Hotel Rooftop
Taber Schroeder, Jonas Hallberg and Mini Andén.
Swedish inspired hors d’oeuvres
SACC-LA’s President Gudrun Giddings held the award ceremony and introduced the award winner 2013 by showing some highlights from Steve’s career:
Video Made by Rebels Studios Production. Watch on Vimeo
Steve also received a video greeting on stage from last years winner, Dolph Lundgren. Dolph congratulated Steve to the award and emphasized on Steve’s charity work through SIZE Foundation. Dolph finished by saying that he hoped that Steve would have a just as fun night as he had at the previous Eliason gala.
Since November 22nd also happened to be Steve’s birthday the award ceremony ended with everyone in the audience singing the Swedish Happy Birthday song – “Ja må han leva”.
A Happy Award Winner and Birthday Boy ready to dig in on the birthday cake
When the doors to the after party opened and DJ MRTN started playing the line of excited after party guests were already long. After MRTN had warmed up the crowd and Rebecca and Fiona entered the DJ booth, the dance floor was on fire. The headliner, Third Party, started playing around 12.30pm and kept the party going until the early hours. With free Kanon Organic Vodka and Pistonhead Beer throughout the night, fantastic music and a great crowd of people the success of the after party was a fact.
Rebecca & Fiona in action
Third Party’s bombastic performance
For more photos please check out our Facebook page where you both can find all the pictures from the red carpet and the Award Show and After Party.
We would like to thank our Sponsors: Kanon Organic Vodka, Pistonhead, Embassy of Sweden, Bad Taste Records, Rec Solar Phosworks, Dice, Rebels, Anine Bing, Ioaku, Art Unified, Linnea Strid, Karen Bystedt, Odd Molly, Trina Turk, Kool Kojak, Moods of Norway, Apica, Ingri Dahl, Blue Microphones, Layers & Co.
Also big thank you to the Kerstin Alm, Oscar Nilsson and the crew at Phosworks for taking photos during the event, and to all our volunteers who were truly amazing. Thank you!
Social Media Highlights
We’re so excited for the amazing response we’ve received in social media so we would like to share some of the highlights with you!
Steve Angello’s post about his birthday present from the Silent Auction earlier that night
It has been so much fun to interact with all of you in social media, and to see the Eliason Merit Awards from your point of view. Check out the #Eliason2013 feed on Instagram and Twitter.
Earlier this week we also released all of the red carpet pictures from the event and over 37,000 of you have seen them on Facebook already! If you have not checked them out yet you should visit our Facebook page and tag yourself and your friends.
Successful Silent Auction
The Silent Auction was one of the highlights of the event. All of the guests were gathering around the lovely displays, talking about and bidding on the amazing items. We were also very excited to see that some of the items became birthday presents to our award winner, Steve Angello!
Some of the items on display.
Christina Wildes and Johan Andersson with Johan’s artwork “Whistleblower”.
Karen Bystedt and Steve Angello in front of Karen’s artwork
“Andy Stars and Stripes with Drip”.
Annual SWEA Christmas Fair
Shrine Expo Center, December 15th
The annual SWEA Christmas fair is coming up next week, on December 15. There will be Swedish folk dancing, a glögg bar and a Swedish café serving baked goods. You will also have the opportunity to buy Swedish gifts, books, music and handmade crafts. At 12 noon and 3 pm this year’s Lucia will be crowned by Victoria Sellers and Steve Angello, respectively.
When: December 15th, 10am – 5pm
Where: The Shrine Expo Center, 700 W. 32nd Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $10, free for children under age 12
Pay It Forward
Co-promoted by SACC-LA
On Monday and Tuesday December 2nd and 3rd, SACC-LA co-promoted the Pay it Forward for Business event together with Your Office Agent and Indiegogo, who launched three crowdfunding campaigns at the 31Ten Lounge in Santa Monica. The campaigns were mentored by one of the Indiegogo principals and three of the biggest crowdunding PR firms in LA. The event was watched live by 200 people and their price for entry was a gift for homeless in LA or kids in need. During the first evening, Jessica Mansourati, one of SACC-LA’s Marketing Managers represented SACC-LA on site. A big thank you for a great event!
SACC-LA’s Marketing Manager Jessica Mansourati.