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What Inspires The Air and Sea Shows?

by Mickey Markoff 19 days ago in career

Insights into the Air and Sea Shows from the Executive Producer.

What Inspires The Air and Sea Shows?
Photo by Todd Diemer on Unsplash

Mickey D. Markoff is an innovator in the event production space. With decades of experience in the industry, he has been producing air and sea shows across the nation since 1995. A pioneer in aviation event production, Mickey Markoff introduced corporate sponsorship to the field in Chicago before bringing the concept to the air and sea shows in South Florida.

Always eager to share his passion with the world, Markoff regularly writes on Medium, as well as other platforms, including The Good Men Project, and on his new website.

Markoff's writing spans a number of different industries and areas of interest, including self-help, marketing, and more.

A few of Markoff's popular publications are provided below as a quick resource:

Here, Mickey Markoff shares the mission behind the Air and Sea Show and the importance of bringing back the true spirit of Memorial Day:

The Mission of The Air and Sea Show

In this piece, Markoff shares history of the air and sea space, including the inception of the first show he introduced in Chicago, and his first foray into similar event production in South Florida:

Air and Sea Show History

Over the years, Mickey Markoff has consistently pioneered new ways of bringing events to the public. During the coronavirus pandemic, the show was cancelled, but was pivoted to pay homage to our nation's healthcare heroes: the frontline workers and first responders helping to fight COVID-19:

How Do We Stay Close During The Coronavirus

In addition to working in event production, Mickey Markoff is an expert in marketing, as evidenced by his position of President of MDM Group, a multidimensional marketing firm in South Florida. Here, he works with a team of talented professionals to help execute world-class events.

Air and Sea Show productions continue to this day, and sponsorship continues to expand. Hyundai has recently renewed their contract for three more years, and A National Salute to America’s Heroes will launch again on Memorial Day Weekend 2022, May 28-29.

The 2021 event was widely covered in the media following the initial setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fox News provided coverage of the air and sea spectacle, and Peter Berg narrated, directed, and produced the television special, “Gold Star Tribute: A National Salute to America’s Heroes”. The show provided highlights from the event and helped to share the stories of Gold Star families who have lost their loved ones in the Iraq War. This is but one of many facets of A National Salute to America’s Heroes which is dedicated to honoring those who have made dedicated their lives to our country. The organization also helps to raise funds for Folds of Honor, a nonprofit foundation which provides scholarships to families of the fallen and disabled service member s.

As the event continues to expand, it is the hope of the production team that this will increase awareness of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of our nation’s freedom. It is an honor and a privilege to organize an event with such a meaningful mission.

To stay up to date with the latest in the air and sea space in South Florida, be sure to check out A National Salute To America's Heroes, where you'll find information on the latest scheduled events, march, and more.


About Mickey Markoff

Mickey Markoff is best-known as an executive producer of the Air and Sea Show. Markoff is also President of MDM Group, an innovative South Florida firm that develops effective multidimensional marketing campaigns. Learn more about Mickey Markoff , and air and sea history here.

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Mickey Markoff

Mickey Markoff is best known as an airshow producer of the Air and Sea shows in S. Florida. He is also President of MDM Group, an innovative marketing firm. Markoff is EIC of the publication "Warrior Stories".

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