bluemedia

Darren Wilson: President

Established in 1997 as an event signage company focused solely on local golf tournaments, bluemedia now serves national agencies and firms such as GMR Marketing, IMG, Populous, MKTG and more, in addition to building lasting partnerships with the Miami Dolphins, the Kansas City Royals, and the Arizona Coyotes. Over the past 20 years, we’ve worked hard to gain the trust of our customers and their fans, producing innovative signage, custom objects and experiential activations for some of the most successful venues and events in the world, including Super Bowl XLIX, 50, LI, LII and LIII, Comic-Con International, the AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Classic, and more.

Innovation Story

With just two people and a $30,000 founder investment, bluemedia started in 1997 producing graphics for Arizona golf tournaments. From there, with relationship-building and delivering quality printing top-of-mind, the business started to grow. 10 years later, a multimillion-dollar large format graphics company with 50 employees, bluemedia had secured relationships with major sports teams and partnerships with large companies such as HP and 3M.

As true today as it was then, we succeed by consistently achieving two core business goals: over-deliver on every project and maintain a solid network of business relationships. To accomplish these goals, we provide the best service and highest quality in the industry. Now 150 employees strong, we have a staff of experts, and we operate with integrity and passion. We believe in sharing our relationships when possible with clients and the community. And, we pass ownership of final artwork on to the customer. There are no games, no hidden costs or reproduction agendas; we make the design, fabrication, installation, setup and strike processes as easy and clear-cut as possible, whether for a $2,000 print job or a $450,000 immersive dome.

In order for bluemedia to continue to give this kind of service, it is critical that we have exceptional technology and tools, and the talent to use them properly. From our design department incorporating new software to our management team streamlining new processes, to the fabrication tools and printing machines, to the vinyl on which we print, bluemedia is unlike any traditional graphic firm. bluemedia was a pioneer in vehicle wrapping, turning the Arizona market on to the concept as a marketing tool. Since then, we’ve won numerous awards for quality and innovation in our industry.

We have added two segments to the company in the last five years: fabrication and technology. Armed with these capabilities, we are now able to fabricate custom objects and one-of-a-kind environments from wood, metal, foam, vinyl, and LED lighting.

Our technology division includes projection mapping capabilities, immersive technology, and experiential domes. We project images and video onto any surface – the side of a building, the floor of an arena – even water. We create 3D and 4D 360-degree dome experiences to immerse the visitor in whatever place or event our clients can dream up.

With continuous investment in research and development, bluemedia sets industry standards using rigorously tested methods and new technology. Our experts help marketers wow fans and create memorable, shareable experiences. And execution matters to our clients. That’s why our brand promise is to Make it Perfect.™

We are the premier décor, fabrication and technology execution company for venues and experiential activations. We’re a team of creatives and rule-breakers. Welders and engineers. Project managers, carpenters, and list-checkers. And it’s our passion to work alongside the world’s top designers, architects, and brands to bring their vision to life from concept to perfect execution.

Why Phoenix?

Phoenix offers amazing opportunities for new businesses with its solid economy, beautiful weather, and space to grow. We have everything from technology to arts and entertainment to manufacturing and tourism, with a comparable tax bracket for business, affordable housing, and good public schools.

Advice & Best Practices

1. Always put your customer first and listen to their feedback.
2. Get good. Get busy. Get expensive.
3. Find the opportunity in every failure.

Bluemedia

Partnership Opportunities

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