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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.

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      1. Content Marketing Perfection is Impossible for Event Marketers

        Explore PlannerWire (14 hours, 51 min ago)

        Content Marketing Perfection is Impossible for Event Marketers

        So here I am. Sitting. Staring at the screen wondering where in the hell the time went, even though I know full well where it went. I got busy. Busy with work. New clients. New events. New cities to... Read the rest at PlannerWire

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      2. Is Your Conference a Jimmy Choo or a Honda?

        Explore Meetings Net (16 hours, 2 min ago)

        Marketing genius Seth Godin says most companies—and conferences—eventually become either a utilitarian brand like Honda, or luxury brand like Jimmy Choo. Where do your events fall?
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      3. PCMA names 2014 achievement award winners

        Explore Plan Your Meetings (17 hours, 32 min ago)

        The Professional Convention Management Association will honor nine 2014 Achievement Award winners when it convenes in Chicago in January for its annual meeting.

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        Comment Mentions:   Chicago   CMP   Marriott International

      4. Six Strategies for Building Planner-Supplier Relationships

        Explore Meetings Net (17 hours, 46 min ago)

        As much as I am passionate about strategic meetings management , I am equally passionate about forming long-lasting partnerships with key suppliers.

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      5. See a Gala With Entertainment Everywhere

        Explore BizBash Media (19 hours, 5 min ago)

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      6. New Director of Catering & Conference Services Named at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

        Explore Press Release Distribution (Oct 30 2014)

        New Director of Catering & Conference Services Named at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

        Mary Ann Kenmotsu aims to set new standard for events in the Midwest (PRWeb October 30, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12285152.htm

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        Comment Mentions:   Chicago   IACC   CMP

      7. BizBash Names Got Light 2014 Event Style Awards Winner of Best Event Lighting Design

        Explore Press Release Distribution (Oct 30 2014)

        BizBash Names Got Light 2014 Event Style Awards Winner of Best Event Lighting Design

        San Francisco’s leading lighting design team Got Light has been named BizBash National 2014 Event Style Awards Winner for Best Event Lighting Design for their ethereal Redwood Forest Wedding (PRWeb October 30, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12287654.htm

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      8. Chauvet Adds Thomas Fonseca To West Coast Management Team

        Explore Live Design Magazine (Oct 30 2014)

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      9. EDPA Celebrates Sixty Years of Banding Together

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (Oct 29 2014)

        EDPA Celebrates Sixty Years of Banding Together

        What Happened In 1954? 1954 was a big year. Elvis Presley released his first single. Peanut MandM's were introduced to the U.S. Oprah Winfrey was born. ...

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      10. IAEE Expands Membership Categories

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (Oct 29 2014)

        IAEE Expands Membership Categories

        The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has added three new categories to its membership offerings – Auxiliary Member, Corpor...

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        Comment Mentions:   Orange County Convention Center   International Association of Exhibitions

      11. Beacons Deliver Real-Time Messages at Meetings

        Explore Corporate Event Planning (Oct 29 2014)

        Beacons Deliver Real-Time Messages at Meetings

        A new interconnected tech development by Topi could change the meaning of real-time at events.

        The start-up that brought an easy community-building app to meetings is now moving into the Internet of Things. What does that mean? It means beacons, placed at various locations throughout your meeting space, can send relevant, real-time messages to attendees, enhancing their interactive event experience.

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      12. Weekly deals and highlights: Oct. 29, 2014

        Explore Plan Your Meetings (Oct 29 2014)

        In this issue: @atlantiscasino, @claremonthotel and South Point

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      13. A few of our favorite organization tools

        Explore Plan Your Meetings (Oct 29 2014)

        Whether you’re trying to keep teams of people organized or just remember what’s on your personal to-do list, there are online and mobile tools that make it a snap.

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      14. Top Special Events Articles for October 2014

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Oct 29 2014)

        Top Special Events Articles for October 2014
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        From beautiful weddings to hardheaded business strategy, here are the most popular articles on SpecialEvents.com for October 2014
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      15. The Name Tag Tamer Collection Turns Major Problem into New Opportunity for Meeting Planners

        Explore Press Release Distribution (Oct 29 2014)

        The Name Tag Tamer Collection Turns Major Problem into New Opportunity for Meeting Planners

        Patented name tag organizer product line solves event registration bottlenecks (PRWeb October 29, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12286083.htm

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