Internship by Preeti Rana

Coming from a TV Production background and completely different part of the world culturally and physically in India, I had no idea where to start after pursuing my specialization in Corporate Communications from the University of Central Florida. While searching for jobs in several media companies within Orlando, I came across Cox Media Group. The more I read about their work, the more I felt connected and yearned to work there. From my past work experience, I have realized that one of the best ways to get your foot inside a big organization like this is through its internship program. I still remember my interview day with Dan and Natasha for their Social Media Intern position and getting the ‘good news’ call from Natasha on my way back home after my interview. It was everything I could have asked for that day. I joined Cox Events Group (a Cox Media Group subsidiary in Orlando and known as CEG around the office) as an intern and started in January. Sadly though, my happy journey hit a speed bump after a few weeks when my work permit expired. With the ongoing political environment and the discussion around immigration laws, negative thoughts crashed into my head. The constant fear of losing this internship which I merely had just begun was my biggest worry. You can make a living from any job but having peace of mind is priceless. Cox Events Group was supportive throughout this process and worked with me patiently until I got my work permit renewed. Now that I’ve started my training once again, my mind is filled with the...

Upcoming Events for Us

The City of Orlando’s 11th Annual Blues B-Q Featuring dual headliners Robert Randolph and the Family Band and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, this year’s eleventh installment of Blues B-Q is another way the City of Orlando continues to shine on the national stage with diverse events. Alongside great local and national artists performing on two stages, we have lined up the usual suspects: Local barbecue vendors you cannot necessarily find in a traditional brick and mortar or in other cities. We’ve found the best in brisket, ribs, chicken, pulled pork and sausage, let alone the sides, like homemade mac ‘n cheese, black eyed peas, baked beans, cole slaw and fries. Over the past decade of Blues B-Qs, there have been performances by Buddy Guy, the late, great Koko Taylor, Jonny Lang, Trombone Shorty, Robert Cray and WAR. Cox Events Group started partnering with the City of Orlando in 2007 and we’ve never looked back. While Wes from our team books and manages the national talent, Mariah manages our second stage and puts in extra time performing with her band, Mo’mo-Browne. Natasha and Dan handle all sponsor and vendor relations prior to and during the event, while Felicia plays band liaison and runner the entire day. Cox Events is supported on-site by a group of talented interns and radio station promotions staff, not to mention our amazing production partners like Complete Production Resources, Nelsons Tents and Events, Andy Frain Security Services and a handful more that make our production run seamlessly. For more information on Blues B-Q, check out www.bluesbq.com for lineup, VIP tickets and more.   Make-a-Wish Walk for Wishes...
The City of Orlando’s Fireworks at the Fountain

The City of Orlando’s Fireworks at the Fountain

For nearly four decades, the City of Orlando has hosted this amazing event at iconic Lake Eola Park in the heart of our downtown. For the eleven years I’ve been part of Cox Events Group, we’ve had the pleasure of working alongside the City’s Communications Team as the production arm that executes the logistics for the event. We’re keeping things fresh this year with a new television partner, News 6. We are excited to have them on-board, and they will broadcast live from the park, which is pretty cool and it’s the only fireworks show to run live on television in Central Florida. So if you can’t make it out of the house that night, we’ve got you covered on TV, no problem. This heritage event is pretty spectacular and includes the following awesome American-ness: Tons of vendors – as in 20+ food options, including everything from Americana to German to Greek to Thai – truly the American eating experience. We’ve got another 30+ sponsors that offer everything from games to prizes to shady/dry hangout areas around the park. Live music – we’ve got it. In multiple areas of the park, you’ll get to see and hear solo acoustic acts to engaging musical trios to our local orchestra, the Orlando Concert Band. Four major downtown roads are closed for the event, including Rosalind Avenue, Robinson Street, Eola Drive and Central Boulevard, which creates a square perimeter around the park that allows us to welcome thousands upon thousands of extra guests to Lake Eola. A mirrored Orlando skyline gets interesting around 9:10 when the fireworks go off. You can actually...
Event Production Services

Event Production Services

Thinking about producing a large-scale event? What do you need, a killer stage production with an engaging customer service-focused AV team? How about affordable quotes and invoices that don’t sacrifice quality from your rental partners? Maybe the legalities of your event are a pain in the ass – you’re not in love with permitting or the time-consuming legwork that goes into it. We get it. It’s what we do day-in and day-out. Working in the event industry, it’s not a gig you can pinpoint job skills, explaining exactly what you do on a day-to-day basis very easily. It evolves, is wide-ranging and responsibilities shift all the time. Knowing that, it’s awesome that our team is completely interchangeable. Everyone at Cox Events Group can do the job of everyone else – whether that’s playing stage manager, taking on the role of logistics lead, or acting as account rep for our corporate event sponsors…we do it for every event we produce, which totals about forty throughout the year. One of our proudest accomplishments achieved over the past fifteen years are the relationships we have built and continue to cultivate year after year. Not only do we treat our partners and others with complete transparency, professionalism and brutal honesty, we value them as friends. Some are vendors we worked with before or started working with during the recession that gave us great deals because other event producers were going away, building a trust almost instantly that continues to thrive today. Some work for local governments and DMCs that we really enjoy partnering with. Others are former employees we have stayed close with...
Look no further…

Look no further…

Let me start by saying, Congratulations…You found us! The greatest, most efficient and creative event group you’ll ever need and want to know is right here at your fingertips. But seriously, from our sponsorships and activation to our event creation and production, every member of Cox Events Group takes tremendous pride in our work. Cox Events Group falls under the corporate umbrella of Fortune 500 company Cox Media Group. Being associated with Cox Media Group, people naturally tend to think we do big radio events, which we do. We kill it when it comes to producing those types of events, however we also create and produce so much more outside of our media group. Currently, Cox Events owns, manages and produces over 30 annual events. Through our experience Cox Events has developed long-standing relationships and partnerships with outside municipalities and charities. From art & craft festivals, concerts and fishing tournaments to fashion shows, charity and corporate events to unique fan experiences for college football bowl games, we have dove head first into every arena of the event spectrum and are always exploring opportunities to add something new to our wealth of experience. Being a part of Cox Media Group, we have access to an abundance of promotion for our events. Whether you are participating with one of our existing events or we are creating something just for you and your business, you can be confident that the event will be well-promoted. Promotion can include radio, television, digital components as well as traditional print. In addition we are always monitoring what is trending in the world of social media and...