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      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. networkNow: Exhibition Management and Attendee Matchmaking [Review]

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Aug 27 2015)

        networkNow is a trade show management and marketing tool. Here is our review.

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        Comment Mentions:   ROI

      2. Design Contest: Minions Take Over the World

        Explore blog.designcrowd.com (Aug 27 2015)

        Design Contest: Minions Take Over the World

        With Despicable Me 3 in a cinema near you, minion fever has taken over the world again. Giant inflatable minions rolling down highways in Ireland and there have been other sorta unsettling sightings of giant minions running amok. So we launched a photoshop design contest inviting our designers to c...

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      3. Special Events Business News for Aug. 27, 2015

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Aug 26 2015)

        Kathy A. Newby, senior event consultant with Milpitas, Calif.-based Stuart Rental Co., has earned the designation of Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP), offered exclusively by American Rental Association. It is the only rental-specific certification program for those in the party and event rental industry. She is one of 12 in the state of California …

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      4. Audio Engineering Society Offers Tech Program Details For AES139

        Explore Live Design Magazine (Aug 26 2015)

        Audio Engineering Society Offers Tech Program Details For AES139

        — If it’s about audio, it’s at AES, and this year’s 139th International AES Convention, October 29 – November 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, is slated to host the most in-depth Technical Program of the year for audio professionals.

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      5. Branding through the event client's experience

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Aug 26 2015)

        Branding through the event client's experience

        The concept of branding elicits thoughts of logos, websites and marketing brochures. But in this day and age, it’s imperative to think beyond your event company’s initial “look” to understand that branding also focuses on how you make your clients feel.

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      6. Elation Lighting Used to Light Chicago’s St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church

        Explore Live Design Magazine (Aug 26 2015)

        Elation Lighting Used to Light Chicago’s St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church

        One of Chicago's grandest Catholic churches is illuminated by lighting design students of The Theatre School at DePaul University.

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        Comment Mentions:   Chicago

      7. How to Use Gamification at Your Next Association Conference

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Aug 26 2015)

        How to Use Gamification at Your Next Association Conference

        Don’t let the term fool you. Gamification drives motivation, rewards desired behavior, and engages members, even ones who hate games.

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      8. Meyer Sound Continues Partnership with Telluride Film Festival

        Explore Live Design Magazine (Aug 26 2015)

        Meyer Sound

        Named by Variety as “the rarest jewel in the crown of the festival-going experience,” the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado will once again showcase a complete Meyer Sound 7.1 cinema sound system in its Werner Herzog Theatre. Custom designed for the Herzog, the Meyer Sound system is anchored by Acheron® screen channel loudspeakers featuring a sonic linearity and accuracy that defines CEO John Meyer’s philosophy of sound reproduction.

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        Comment Mentions:   Warner Bros.

      9. What’s In and What’s Out for Events: The List

        Explore Meetings Net (Aug 25 2015)

        What’s In and What’s Out for Events: The List

        A longtime event marketing strategist shares his take on some of the meeting trends he sees heating up and others that leave him cold. Being homey? In. Breakout rooms? Not so much.

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      10. Secrets of a Successful Investigator Meeting

        Explore Meetings Net (Aug 25 2015)

        By Loretta Jurnak
        Investigator meetings are notorious for being boring, PowerPoint-heavy events. Here’s how you can make them more effective with better engagement techniques.
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      11. It’s all About the Trade Show Don’ts

        Explore plananevent.org (Aug 25 2015)

        It’s all About the Trade Show Don’ts

        Looking to up your game when it comes to exhibiting at a trade show? A trade show can be a great way to boost sales, increase brand awareness and attract attention. That is if it’s done right. Exhibiting at a trade show is never a low-cost experience. The needs and wants and applicable charges always add up. And it makes no difference whether you’re new at it or have been doing it for years, it can be a nerve-wrecking experience.

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      12. Nifty at 50: A Sophisticated 50th Birthday Party from Something New Events

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Aug 25 2015)

        Nifty at 50: A Sophisticated 50th Birthday Party from Something New Events

        The 300 guests entered the historic Stambaugh Auditorium to be greeted in the foyer by the guest of honor. The spectacular Greek neo-classical architecture made a powerful first impression with soaring columns, limestone walls and marble floors crowned by an elaborate gold coffered ceiling. Capitalizing on the grandeur of the ornate structure allowed a conservative approach to decor for cocktails, thus affording the team a larger budget for the ballroom.

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      13. Gallery: Hotel News for Meeting Pros, Summer 2015 Edition

        Explore Meetings Net (Aug 25 2015)

        Gallery: Hotel News for Meeting Pros, Summer 2015 Edition

        A roundup of new and renovated convention and incentive properties around the globe

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        Comment Mentions:   Chicago

      14. 25 Events Pros to Follow on Twitter

        Explore BizBash Media (Aug 25 2015)

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      15. No Rest for #Eventprofs: 8 Essential Things to Do After Your Event

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Aug 25 2015)

        No Rest for #Eventprofs: 8 Essential Things to Do After Your Event

        After months of hard work and preparation your event is finally over. The last attendee has gone and finally you can put your feet up. Right? Wrong!

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