Hood Branded Environments Launched By San Francisco Bay Area Exhibit Design Veteran Dave Hood. Firm Specializes In 3-Dimensional, Multi-Channel Brand Experiences

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New organization to include former Deutsch LA executive Mike Goefft as CMO and strategic partnership with retail interactive technology developer Spot Labs.

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Dave Hood, CEO and Mike Goefft, CMO

The value we provide clients goes way beyond the physical things we make. At the end of the day, it’s about how we help brands deepen engagement with their customers. The new organization is focused on that mission, says Dave Hood, CEO.

Dave Hood, long time Bay Area designer of trade show exhibits and museum exhibits, has launched a new organization to focus on the burgeoning trend in engagement marketing towards 3-dimensional, multi-channel brand experiences, including retail environments and interactive displays.

The new firm, to be called Hood Branded Environments, is an evolution of Hood Exhibits, which has operated mainly in the trade show and museum exhibit sector for 20+ years working with a range of brands like Sony Playstation, Levi’s, MillerCoors, LeapFrog, Hewlett-Packard and Francis Ford Coppola.

“This is a reflection of two things,” says Dave Hood, President and CEO. “First, our business is much broader than exhibits. We also do a lot of work in retail displays, themed environments and multi-channel experiential events. Second, we’re changing because our industry is changing. The value we provide clients goes way beyond the physical things we make. At the end of the day, it’s about how we help brands deepen engagement with their customers. The new organization is focused on that mission.”

In addition to a new brand identity for the company, Hood is announcing that Mike Goefft has joined the firm as Chief Marketing Officer. “Mike brings a wealth of experience in brand strategy and engagement marketing,” says Dave Hood. “He adds a strategic dimension to our service offering that’s become an imperative in our business moving forward.” Most recently, Goefft was SVP, Group Account Director at Deutsch Los Angeles where he led the HTC account, and prior to that was COO at Young & Rubicam San Francisco. He’s helped create award-winning campaigns for brands like Sprint, Clorox, Chevron, Kellogg’s, American Express, and HTC.

As part of the new company vision, Hood is also announcing a strategic partnership designed to expand the company’s ability to deliver digital interactive touch screen solutions over thousands of devices and locations.

“Through our partnership with Spot Labs (http://www.spot-labs.com), we can now provide our retail clients with a very robust interactive touch screen solution and, importantly, manage that across thousands of locations in real time,” says Mike Goefft, Hood’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Spot Labs (http://www.spot-labs.com) specializes in interactive application development, solution deployment and network management services. The company’s retail solution has powered a network of comprehensive interactive applications on over 10,000 devices, including Nike's rich media brand experience that run on large touch panels in Foot Locker's House of Hoops locations nationwide. “With Spot Labs, we can provide what’s arguably the most robust, versatile and easy-to-use platform for consumer-facing interactive experiences in a retail environment,” according to Goefft.

This announcement coincides with the launch of a new company web site at http://www.hoodbe.com.


Hood envisions, designs and produces immersive branded environments that help our clients deepen engagement with their customers. We’ve been in business in the San Francisco Bay Area for over twenty years. We started out making trade show exhibits, and we’ve grown into retail spaces, interactive kiosks, multi-channel experiential projects, museums, mobile exhibits, and corporate lobbies. We’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest, most exciting brands on the planet like Sony, Levi’s, MillerCoors, Francis Ford Coppola and David Copperfield. We provide a full range of services including user experience strategy, conceptual design, fabrication, fulfillment, project management and logistics.

Branded Environments – Retail Displays – Interactive Kiosks - Custom Exhibits - Portable Exhibits - Rental Exhibits - Museums – Experiential Events

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