Our agency focuses on experiential marketing, sponsorship consulting and developing proprietary events.


presentation platform • networking roi • data capture

livestream • content opportunity • authentic connections


PRo-JECT Event Series & CONXion

The Pro-Ject Event is a data driven event that strategically enables brands, agencies and companies to get in front of their end-users to increase sales, awareness and advocacy.

Using our proprietary software, ConXion, we are able to invite and strategically connect our guests at the event. This data gather process furthers ROI for guests in attendance. Furthermore, using the data collected it allows for our partners to share their story (at scale) using key-data points used during the registration. Our livestream service allows further amplification coupled with an impactful digital strategy.




PRO-JECT & LIVESTYLe NEW YORK CITY sponsorship summit

Pro-Ject brought together industry leaders for an evening of curated introductions and key insights about Livestyle and partnerships between brands and festivals.

During this Pro-Ject hosted event we had the opportunity to hear from incredible guest speakers, including Livestyle CEO Randy Phillips, President Gary Richards, and CRO Chris Monaco. Our guests received key insights from Livestyle's North American Business Units - React Presents, Made Event, Disco Donnie Presents and Life In Color/BLNK CNVS.


Pro-JEct & Enterprise technology research: Data-Curated

Pro-Ject and Enterprise Technology Research (ETR) collaborated on a multi-year series of data driven events in Manhattan featuring some of the fastest growing technology companies in the world.

Guests included the largest share holders, co-founders, enterprise end users, and technology influencers — resulting in an engaging and high level conversation about enterprise IT and its future. The event itself was broadcast to the a global audience. Featured partners included Nutanix, Hortonworks and Docker.


Pro-Ject has teamed up with the Chicago-based music-focused platform These Days to produce Workflow, a collaborative live panel and podcast series that aims to spark instructive and honest conversation about attaining and maintaining success in the creative industries.


Episode 1 • Producing Your Own Event

The first panel, “Producing Your Own Event,” was held in March and featured multi-faceted insight for aspiring event throwers at all levels from Brent Heyl, Talent Buyer at Empty Bottle Presents, Ciera Mckissick, founder of AMFM, and Ruben Trejo, Multicultural Specialist at New Era Agency.

Listen back to the conversation below, which includes commentary on best practices, securing sponsorship, the day-to-day life of running a DIY venue, the art of talent buying with notes for artists, and how best to pursue relationships early on in your career.


Episode 2 • Growing Your Audience Meaningfully

Our second panel was held in June in front of a live audience and featured four individuals who have authentically created their own audience through content creation with a focus on building community. Photographer & content creator Alina TsvorJuan-Elias Riesco, Owner's Son at Nini's Deli and Founder of Chicago Native; and Corey Wagner & Sean Ely, co-founders of Number Six With Cheese, a comedy fast food review show on YouTube.

Listen back to the conversation below, which features the group's commentary on turning passion projects into your career, best practices for taking on the right clients and partnerships, authentically engaging with your audience community and some of Chicago's best kept food secrets.


EPisode 3 • "Getting Your SH!T Together"

Our third panel, held in December 2018 in front of a live audience and featured three individuals who’s perspectives are valuable for creatives looking to bring business and legal discipline to their endeavors. Music Supervisor Melissa Chapman (Co-Founder, Groove Garden), trial and entertainment lawyer Joe Klocke (SmithAmundsen, LLC) and attorney Eddie Sanders (Troglia Kaplan, LLC). Topics include music, film and entertainment law, music licensing & supervision, royalties, entity formation, intellectual property, forming an LLC (or partnership, operating agreement), protecting and monetizing content and more.

The unemployables podcast


The Unemployables Podcast is a collaboration with comedians, YouTubers and entrepreneurs The Unemployables. The collective of creators features comedian/actor Zako Ryan, comedian/videographer Sean Ely, comedian/writer Corey Wagner and comedy music duo and jingle writers The Knits, made up of Eric McCloskey and Mike Ameling. Together, Sean and Corey make-up comedic food review channel Number Six With Cheese.

On ‘The Unemployables Podcast’, the crew will offer advice to the listeners from audience submitted questions: TheUnemployablesPod@gmail.com. Additionally — they’ll peel back the curtain of the ins and outs of what it’s like to be a hustling comedians and entrepreneurs in Chicago, the comedy capitol of the world. The Unemployables Podcast powered by Pro-Ject will also featured Twitch livestreams, video blogs, brand partnerships content and collaborations with musicians, creatives, comedians, food & beverage professionals and entrepreneurs.

Follow The Unemployables Podcast on Instagram and “Like” on Facebook. To catch the podcast recordings as they happen, tune in on Twitch (Mondays, 1:00PM CST). New episodes will appear below as they are released each Monday at 6:00AM CST.