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    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. 5 Event Marketing Trends You Cannot Afford to Ignore

        Explore Event Manager Blog (May 20 2016)

        5 Event Marketing Trends You Cannot Afford to Ignore

        If you want to produce great events, your marketing efforts have to be absolutely on point. Here are 5 trends related to event marketing that could be game changers over the next 12 months. There is no denying that major changes have been happening in event marketing in the past few years. Many of the […]

        The post 5 Event Marketing Trends You Cannot Afford to Ignore by Kerry Creaswood appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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        Comment Mentions:   ROI

      2. MPN012 What an Internet Millionaire thinks about B2B

        Explore Grass Shack Events & Media (May 20 2016)

        MPN012 What an Internet Millionaire thinks about B2B

        Today’s Meetings Podcast News features this news and posts that we curated for you.  Here are the links we talked about:

        Michelle Bruno of Eventtechbrief writes on What an Internet Millionaire thinks about B2B Event Industry

        Arwin Adriano of Event Checklist posted How to be a Budget Friendly Bride

        Melanie Woodward posting from Event Planning Blueprint on How to Protect Yourself with Event Contracts

        Arwin Adriano of Event Checklist posted Best Financial Solutions for Any Event

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      3. Who's News in Special Events This Week for May 19, 2016

        Explore Special Events Magazine (May 19 2016)

        Special events this this week includes a new v.p. of global sales at AlliedPRA
        Special events this this week includes a new v.p. of global sales at AlliedPRA
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        Comment Mentions:   COO

      4. 10 Tired Cliches You Need to Stop Using Now for More Powerful Communication

        Explore Meetings Net (May 19 2016)

        Meeting professionals need to get attention quickly—are the words you are using getting in your way?

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      5. Sticking to Your Laurels or Jumping into the Unknown?

        Explore Branding Magazine (May 19 2016)

        Sticking to Your Laurels or Jumping into the Unknown?

        It would seem that most of the really successful brands out there are successful precisely because they dared to venture into the unknown and to try something new. Any brand that merely relies on the success of its name isn’t likely to survive if it is not willing to evolve. One of the most interesting

        The post Sticking to Your Laurels or Jumping into the Unknown? appeared first on Branding Magazine.

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        Comment Mentions:   Boston   Branding Magazine

      6. Master The Event Podcast: Outdoor Events

        Explore | mastertheevent.com (May 19 2016)

        The post Master The Event Podcast: Outdoor Events appeared first on mastertheevent.com.

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      7. Moss Consolidates its Websites

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (May 19 2016)

        Moss is pleased to announce that we are consolidating Moss specific market websites into a single URL www.mossinc.com. Previously, we hosted multiple ...

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      8. PCMA Delivers High-level Education Across Europe

        Explore exhibitoronline.com (May 19 2016)

        The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will continue to expand the reach of its activities in Europe, by again forming a partnershi...

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        Comment Mentions:   Chicago   PCMA   CAE

      9. Bandit Lites 'Spends the Night' Lighting Alice Cooper

        Explore Live Design Magazine (May 18 2016)

        Bandit Lites 'Spends the Night' Lighting Alice Cooper

        NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – A snake slithers around Alice Cooper’s neck, and while the snake will later be taken away, Cooper’s neck will be placed on a guillotine before the night is over, just as it was for the previous show. The legendary shock rocker known for his wild on stage antics and heavy metal hits such as “Eighteen,” “Be My Lover” and “School’s Out” is performing around the country with a lighting package provided by long time vendor Bandit Lites for his ‘Spend the Night with Alice Cooper’ Tour. Lighting designer Joel Reiff built on last year’s ...

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      10. Chauvet Professional Video Walls Rock The Ivies At Harvard Yardfest

        Explore Live Design Magazine (May 18 2016)

        CHAUVET Professional

        CAMBRIDGE, MA– (For Immediate Release) – Harvard Yard has hosted visits from presidents, kings and Nobel laureates too numerous to mention over the course of the past 300 years. On Sunday April 24, however, the fabled 22-acre site was the scene of an altogether different kind of event, when electro house capo Steve Aoki thrilled a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd at Harvard Yardfest.

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      11. New Eve E-100Z Is First Fixture In Chauvet DJ Event Series

        Explore Live Design Magazine (May 18 2016)

        New Eve E-100Z Is First Fixture In Chauvet DJ Event Series
        CHAUVET DJ

        SUNRISE, FL – (For Immediate Release) – Lighting corporate events, community celebrations and similar functions has become an increasingly important market, not just for rental houses and production companies, but for many DJ services as well. CHAUVET DJ is addressing this growing trend by launching its new Eve Series of fixtures.

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      12. Horton Hears a … Special Event

        Explore Meetings Net (May 18 2016)

        Horton Plaza Park in San Diego opens after 5-year renovation.

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        Comment Mentions:   Sands Expo & Convention Center

      13. Rethinking the Impact of Events on Destinations — Meetings Innovation Report

        Explore skift.com (May 18 2016)

        Rethinking the Impact of Events on Destinations — Meetings Innovation Report

        Good stuff here for all meeting planners interested in micro and macro event strategy, philosophy, and design trends . Read more at Fast Company. MasterCard CMO Shares 9 Passion Points That Shape the Brand's Event Strategy: Raja Rajamannar explains ...

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        Comment Mentions:   Las Vegas   Orlando   Chicago

      14. HelloCrowd: Revamped Event App & New Interactivity Pack [Review]

        Explore Event Manager Blog (May 18 2016)

        HelloCrowd: Revamped Event App & New Interactivity Pack [Review]

        The HelloCrowd event mobile app has evolved, with a complete redesign, a new freemium pricing model and a greater focus on interaction. Here is our review. HelloCrowd: What Is It? It is always reassuring when app providers listen closely to what event planners are looking for, taking on board research findings and putting these demands […]

        The post HelloCrowd: Revamped Event App & New Interactivity Pack [Review] by Becki Cross appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      15. Do startups have a drinking problem? - Backchannel

        Explore Backchannel (May 18 2016)

        Do startups have a drinking problem? - Backchannel

        I knew drinking was a staple of startup culture before I set foot in my first startup event . I had seen ... I was in my sophomore year studying in industrial design at the University of Cincinnati when I began experiencing terrible migraines. An MRI ...

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