October 6th, 2022


Bright Ideas for branded event toolkits to grow your audience into raving fans.



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Only $497 $97

Get ready to take your branded events to the next level!

Are you ready to take your virtual event engagement to the next level?

Join us Oct 6th 2022 for a 1 day virtual experience where you can

Learn how to

Harness the power of gifts by mail to increase show-up rates and help you fill the room. Plus the number one time saver if you do it yourself.

Experience how to

Use “sticky hooks” marketing to inspire connections that drive engagement and increase sales. And easy ways to do it without breaking the bank.

Discover how

Swag boxes can help do the selling for you while freeing you up to focus on what you do best. So you can make more money without being salesy or sleazy.

Who's it for?

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Event planners, marketers, and community builders.

We help you serve your clients and community at a higher level with less effort. Get back more time with insights from a trusted partner and guest experts with decades of experience.


Authors, speakers, coaches, and influencers.

We help you leverage the number one way to grow your business. Through live events that inspire and motivate attendees to join your programs. It can be a complex model. We help make one essential part simple.

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Experience matters.

Branded event tool kits have a 100% open rate and no junk folder. That means more people show up, excited and ready to engage. And you inspire more people to rave and recruit.

Our strategic framework leads to clarity on your themes, through lines, and desired outcomes.  We creatively design the ideal blend of content and activities to support your “hooks”, wow your audience, and entice them to want more of what you have to offer.

Now for one day we’re peeling back the curtain and sharing our secret sauce, tips, and tricks. Join us to learn our 3D process to discover, design, and deliver your next branded box experience so that you can inspire connections, drive engagement and convert your community into raving fans. Plus we’ll share the key strategies most overlook.

Trust the Proven Process.

Join John Hornsby, Chief Creative at Connection Kits by Hornsby Creative as we take you through our proven framework. We’ll share our process of discovery that we’ve use with both corporate clients like Kimberly Clark as well as speakers and coaches offering purpose driven programs. Expect to be empowered to design more engaging experiences that convert your community into raving fans. Learn our secrets to inspire connection, impact your communities and increase conversions.

What's Happening During the Event?

I’m super excited to work with you to discover, design, and deliver your next (or first) branded experience. We’re going to put on our thinking caps and “ink about it” to get clear on your purpose, the emotional and practical aspects of your solution, and your ideal audience. We’ll work together to turn that into a branded experience that delivers your unique flavor, makes your message stick, and leads to profitable outcomes in alignment with your purpose.

Join us Oct 6th from 10am - 6pm EST and get ready to learn:

Discover the core keys to facilitating ideation by design.

Plus one principle that can make your next event unforgettable!

Sample our secret sauce for designing awesome event swag kits.

Plus the key ingredient most overlook.

Learn Tools, Tips and Tech for fulfillment and delivery.

And the biggest time saver if you do it yourself.

We’ll reveal the best practices of our design process.

So you can save a ton of time, money, and headaches.

Learn the framework to design your best authentic and effective brand

And the most important element of branding your probably missing.

Plus the one thing that will allow you to overcome the uncertainty around ticket sales, budgets, and timelines.

Secrets of seasoned event pros you don't want to miss!

This is not a boring one way webinar. This is an interactive group zoom where we will be workshopping together and in break outs throughout the day. You’ll walk away with greater clarity around your brand and message, take action in real time and have fun doing it in community with like minded magic makers.

Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up. Of course, you want to get your awesome branded event toolkit (aka: SWAG Box) at your door for the event!

Get ready to discover, design, and deliver your next branded experience and take your event engagement to the next level!

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Guest Speakers

We have two fantastic guest speakers planning on joining us! Learn essential facilitation techniques, event planning, and speaking tips from our guest experts in the industry. Plus hear how successful brands take a strategy-first approach to delivering merch and activities that support your desired outcomes. Are you ready to get more time, money, and freedom while increasing sales at your next event?

Amy Climer, Ph.D., CSP

Creativity & Innovation Speaker, Trainer, Coach, and Emcee

Dannella Burnett

Helping Speakers & Experts Get Gigs and Host Events with Impact & Profit 

Let's create rave reviews like these, for you.

Joe Speaker, Coach & Best Selling Author | Strategic Intervention
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I recently hired John Hornsby to do some coaching for me to better improve a large training event I put on quarterly. John's input was fantastic and very helpful in making the event run more smoothly. He also offered great suggestions to help in marketing the event. My time with John was money very well spent!
Samantha Zellefrow
Samantha Zellefrow
Kimbery Clark
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John and Anilia were exceptionally helpful in curating Connection Kits for an event that I hosted virtually at my company. Together, we brainstormed the overall feeling we wanted recipients to have and they orchestrated the ordering, wrapping and shipping of all the materials. Highly recommend!
Meagan Mahaffy
Meagan Mahaffy
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum for Design
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Wow!! Cannot recommend connection kits highly enough. John customized everything for our specific (and complicated) needs and was patient and accommodating of last minute changes. Out kits look AMAZING and have been so, so well received. Thank you John and Connection Kits!
Michelle Koenigsknecht
Michelle Koenigsknecht
Marketing Director
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We worked with Connection Kits for the AIGA Design Conference. They were amazing to work with–collaborative, professional, and stayed in constant communication. They were able to work within our budget for design, sourcing, fulfillment, and customer service and delivered hundreds of kits on time for our conference. I would highly recommend them for a unique, interactive physical touchpoint for a virtual event!
Lorelei Garnes
Lorelei GarnesMarketing Expert
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This event was beneficial on so many levels. John's determination and expertise is the reason this event was successful. The collaboration and teamwork allowed everyone to achieve the goals and objectives for this yearly event. It wouldn't have happened without John. John is an asset to the business world of entrepreneurs.
Alyssa Phillips
Alyssa Phillips
Owner Amp'd Designs
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What stands out most about John is his ability to lead with kindness, making everyone on the team feel valued, comfortable, and heard.

He is incredibly organized and is able to provide clear direction, which results in a collaborative experience that's productive and streamlined. When it comes to programs, he thinks big-picture and considers every moving piece so that the day-of runs smoothly.

And, he's an amazing designer who genuinely approaches projects from the perspective of connection and purpose. I would absolutely recommend John for any projects, teams, or other creative initiatives.

Tickets on sale now! Take advantage of early bird pricing.

Only $497 $97