Experiential marketing platform that engages and acquires customers via event and venue partnerships.

About Recess

Recess is an experiential growth marketing platform that helps advertisers engage and acquire new customers via event and venue partnerships, at-scale. 

Their all-in-one solution allows brands and agencies to discover, execute, and measure experiential partnerships with thousands of events and venues, using a single platform.

 A Self-Service Platform

Recess is a self-service platform that matches marketers with in-person consumer events and venues such as WeWork, SoulCycle, Equinox, Spartan Race, music festivals, and college campuses. 

Working For Top Global Brands

Recess has worked with such marketers as DoorDash, Milk Bar, Oakley, Mondelez, and Red Bull and represents venues reaching more than 235 million people in person.

How It Works:

1 ) Define your audience and location targeting

2 ) Get matched with event and venue opportunities

3) Recess streamlines contracts, logistics and payments saving you time and energy

4) Your target customer engages with your promotion and is encouraged to convert

5 ) Campaign reporting and measurement helps to optimize your next campaign

How Hydrant efficiently implemented a national sampling program.

Brownie Brittle reaches new Gen-Z consumers at colleges more efficiently.

A Brand Sponsorship Marketplace

Recess In The News

How WeWork Is Tapping New Revenue

By using its co-working network around the world, WeWork is looking for new revenue sources beyond real estate — turning locations into destinations for events, sponsored products and out-of-home ads. 

WeWork has been working with Recess, a platform that connects consumer brands with venues and events where they might be able to reach new consumers. Recess’s self-serve tools let sales teams figure out what events and venues might be a fit based on geography, age or interest and also buy ads based on target audiences.

Mark Cuban-Backed Startup Raises $5M

Recess, an experiential marketing platform, just raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Data Point Capital and Spring Mountain Capital, bringing its total fundraise to $11.5 million. For more press announcements made by KSV's partner companies, visit our News page.

Why KSV & Recess?

King Street Ventures "KSV" is an innovation consultancy based in San Francisco that advises Chief Marketing Officers at Fortune 500 companies. We bring the hottest startups in digital marketing, advertising, and customer experience to our clients.

Recess is an event activation platform and marketplace that connects brands  with local sponsorship opportunities, helping brands reach consumers through ambassador marketing. KSV recognizes the importance of direct, hand-to-hand sampling as a vital role in brand revenue growth.