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      Meghan Welborn

      Meghan Welborn is Senior Director of Marketing at VDA Productions. Meghan is responsible for all aspects of client interaction, marketing and public relations. Over the past fifteen years, she has held senior marketing and sales roles in several global design companies.

    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. Cover Story: How Live Events and Sponsorships are Elevating the Booming Esports Industry

        Explore Event Marketer (Mar 23 2017)

        Cover Story: How Live Events and Sponsorships are Elevating the Booming Esports Industry

        Activision’s second Call of Duty XP convention gave fans physical experiences with digital games, on top of a live tournament and hands-on play.

        It’s one of the biggest misconceptions about gamers. That they’re solitary creatures who prefer communicating via headsets and through screens rather than in person or as a community. That they’re too young to have an impact on the market. And then there’s that pesky little over-arching belief: that gaming is, quite simply, a hobby.

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      2. Over 600 Robe Fixtures Help Light Massive Event At RAI Amsterdam

        Explore Live Design Magazine (Mar 23 2017)

        Over 600 Robe Fixtures Help Light Massive Event At RAI Amsterdam
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        Seven halls of Amsterdam’s RAI expo centre hosted an annual two day event for a well-known brand. The technical production – lighting, audio, video, rigging and special FX -   for all areas was delivered by Breda based Unlimited Productions B.V., who sourced over 600 Robe moving lights for the occasion!

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        Comment Mentions:   Czech Republic

      3. Panelists talk productivity, design in attracting and retaining workers - Pittsburgh Business Times

        Explore Business News (Mar 23 2017)

        That's what four Pittsburgh business leaders said Thursday during a "People and Productivity" event hosted by the Pittsburgh Business Times and the Green Building Alliance. The panelists for the event touched on topics ranging from how wellness ...

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      4. Pay Per View Vr – A New Revenue Stream For Events

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Mar 23 2017)

        Pay Per View Vr – A New Revenue Stream For Events

        NCAA March Madness is coming back to virtual reality (VR) for Samsung Gear VR viewers and this time, it’s pay per view. If you’re a basketball fan and a Samsung Gear VR owner, the latest announcement from Oculus will feel like Christmas has come early. Building upon last year’s coverage, viewers will be able to […]

        The post Pay Per View VR – A New Revenue Stream For Events by EventMB Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      5. 3 Ways to Make Meals More Experiential

        Explore Meetings Net (Mar 23 2017)

        3 Ways to Make Meals More Experiential

        Your attendees know the routine of the usual dinner event. They connect with the people they know at their table while they wait for things to get started. Then they head to the buffet line to fill their plate before settling in for the dinner presentation. Once that’s finished, they enjoy a little lighthearted conversation before the evening comes to a close.

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      6. Benefits of Attending Business Marketing Event - BusinessZone (blog)

        Explore BusinessZone (Mar 23 2017)

        It is important for businesses to use a combination of different marketing methods in order to feel the full benefits and one way in which you can achieve this goal is through attending the various business marketing events that take place. These are ...

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      7. 32 Ways Brands Engaged Festival Attendees

        Explore BizBash Media (Mar 23 2017)

        32 Ways Brands Engaged Festival Attendees

        This year's South by Southwest tech, music, and film festival had a calmer feel than previous years, with the absence of big-scale events such as Spotify House, Hype Hotel, and Samsung. Nevertheless, there were plenty of marketers, brands, and sponsors vying to attract the attention of festivalgoers over the span of the 10-day festival, which ran from March 10 to 19 in Austin, Texas. Activations, interactive events, and parties spotlighted never-before-seen technology, music, food, and more.

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        Comment Mentions:   National Geographic

      8. The Ultimate Sales Conference Planning Guide: How to Maximize Your Next Big Event - AllBusiness.com

        Explore Small Business Advice (Mar 23 2017)

        The Ultimate Sales Conference Planning Guide: How to Maximize Your Next Big Event - AllBusiness.com

        For enthusiastic B2B sales professionals, attending a conference represents an exciting opportunity. You'll have the opportunity to connect with hundreds of potential leads, be immersed in an environment where prospects are motivated to engage and ...

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      9. Four Ways Beacon Technology is Revolutionizing Events

        Explore BizBash Media (Mar 23 2017)

        Four Ways Beacon Technology is Revolutionizing Events

        It doesn’t matter whether event attendees pre-registered, engaged before an event, or know exactly which sponsors or attendees they want to meet prior to an event, shortcomings still exist. iBeacon was created to fill in the gaps so that 2017 is truly the year for event growth, engagement, and excitement. Beacons are devices equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) that constantly broadcast data to any device listening nearby.

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        Comment Mentions:   ROI

      10. What Planners Need to Know about Event Logo Design - Special Events

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Mar 23 2017)

        What Planners Need to Know about Event Logo Design - Special Events

        In a world saturated with conferences, don't just slap a logo on your event . Instead, make it strategic and thoughtful. “It's always worth the effort,” says Kate Silva, design director at Freeman XP. A well-designed conference logo offers the first ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Corporate Meetings

      11. Bandit Lights Up Youth Evangelism Conference Of Tennessee

        Explore Live Design Magazine (Mar 22 2017)

        Bandit Lights Up Youth Evangelism Conference Of Tennessee

        NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Nashville Municipal Auditorium was aglow March 10 and 11th with more than 8000 high school and middle school students offering worship and fellowshipping at the Youth Evangelism Conference. Bandit Lites provided the lighting package for the event for Orchestrate Experience with Lighting Designer Trey Meares and Orchestrate Production Director Alex Fleming. Featured guests included Dave Edwards, The Skit Guys, Luke MacDonald and the YEC Worship Band.

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      12. Who's News in Special Events for March 23, 2017 - Special Events

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Mar 22 2017)

        Who's News in Special Events for March 23, 2017 - Special Events

        Sam Thompson, founder of MetroConnections, a $16-million Minneapolis conference and event planning firm started in 1984, has launched Transitions In Business, an Edina, Minn.-based based mergers and acquisitions firm. Thompson sold his shares in ...

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        Comment Mentions:   DMC

      13. IMEX Looking for Input on What It's Like to Be a Female Planner

        Explore Meetings Net (Mar 22 2017)

        IMEX Looking for Input on What It's Like to Be a Female Planner

        IMEX has partnered with a couple of German trade magazines to find out the benefits and challenges and just what it's like to be a woman in the meetings industry via a survey, which they would very much like you to take. Here’s the link.

        I just took it, and it was an interesting exercise! The questions mainly hit on these areas:

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      14. What Really Drives Event Attendance? Don’t Fall into These Traps

        Explore Meetings Net (Mar 22 2017)

        What Really Drives Event Attendance? Don’t Fall into These Traps

        According to Meeting Professionals International, about 1.8 million meetings and events occur in the U.S. each year. Surprising? Not at all. Events are one of the few marketing tactics that provide both tangible and intangible benefits for your organization. But why are some events filled with “cult followers” while others struggle for attendance?

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        Comment Mentions:   Meeting Professionals International   CIO

      15. Women's Leadership Conference fosters community, education - The Maneater

        Explore The Maneater (Mar 22 2017)

        Freshman Jordan Weinberg served as the Women's Center liaison for the conference . She said the center has been more involved with planning the conference than it has been in years past. “The WLC wanted someone to help guide that relationship and ...

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