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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. Staying Sane in a Selfie-Centered World

        Explore Meetings Net (2 hours, 59 min ago)

        Staying Sane in a Selfie-Centered World

        I wonder if some day future generations will look back on this time of selfie obsession and like-chasing and wonder what purpose all the competition and judgment and approval-seeking serves.

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        Comment Mentions:   Meeting Professionals International   World Education Congress

      2. Who's News in Special Events for Sept. 29, 2016

        Explore Special Events Magazine (8 hours, 2 min ago)

        Who's News in Special Events for Sept. 29, 2016

        Scott Andryk (at left) has joined Chicago-based Bucom International as director of business development.

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        Comment Mentions:   CORT

      3. How to Tap Into Your Creativity for Special Events

        Explore Special Events Magazine (15 hours, 42 min ago)

        How to Tap Into Your Creativity for Special Events

        Great creative people doesn’t focus on the creative rut; rather, they put their focus on getting out of it and finding their next dose of motivation.

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      4. What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for September 2016

        Explore Special Events Magazine (17 hours, 57 min ago)

        What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for September 2016

        From Emmy-winning entrees to the wisest advice you'll ever get for making your business a success--here are your favorite aritcles this month from SpecialEvents.com.

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        Comment Mentions:   Special Events   Sequoia Productions

      5. 25 Borderline Genius Tactics to Get Things Done

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Sep 28 2016)

        25 Borderline Genius Tactics to Get Things Done

        Eventprofs spin lots of plates every single day. To be super efficient AND effective you need to have some sneaky genius tactics to get everything done on time.   These time sucking tasks are just some of the things that can block our productivity and stop us from achieving our goals. Trying to do too […]

        The post 25 Borderline Genius Tactics to Get Things Done by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      6. Finding Event Entertainment: GigSalad

        Explore Bonjour (Sep 28 2016)

        When you need an entertainer for a special event, a band, a magician, a face painter - where do you turn?  Word of mouth is always my favorite referral system but sometimes you need to cast a wider net.   GigSalad is a nationwide directory of event entertainers.  You can search geographically and then narrow down the type of act you're looking for.  You'll see a photo of the artist, can read recent reviews and communicate directly through the GigSalad Platform.

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      7. Hot Trends to Watch For When Organizing a Corporate Event

        Explore Bonjour (Sep 28 2016)

        Guest Post: The era of “organizing events” is dead. Welcome to 2016! Today, it is all about planning for an “experience”. An experience leaves a greater impact on the minds of your clients and employees alike. Corporations today are looking for such conferences and seminars organizers that can plan destination events. So, wow your guests by pleasing their five senses as we tell you about the hottest trends of the year.

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      8. Embracing the Dark Side of Event Planning

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Sep 28 2016)

        Embracing the Dark Side of Event Planning

        Death and destruction don’t have to be bad things. Some crowds actively seek these thrills out, at least historically speaking. Take a look at the trend of “dark” event planning. It’s not a scary as you think. Or is it? Zombie runs. Haunted houses. Abandoned prisons. Mental asylums. These aren’t Halloween happenings or the latest […]

        The post Embracing the Dark Side of Event Planning by Editorial Team appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      9. Is Your Professional Network Too Female?

        Explore Meetings Net (Sep 27 2016)

        Is Your Professional Network Too Female?

        Advancing your career means connecting with leaders who have influence, so your network better include the people most likely (at least for now) to be in those leadership positions—men. We’ve got a lot more from the latest “Women in the Workplace” report from LeanIn and McKinsey.

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      10. 6 Characteristics of a Successful Female Meeting Professional

        Explore Meetings Net (Sep 27 2016)

        6 Characteristics of a Successful Female Meeting Professional

        Passing along advice to help the women in the meetings industry work together to help each other build more satisfying careers.

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        Comment Mentions:   CMP   Meeting Professionals International

      11. Event Planning and Strategy: Stronger, More Effective Experiences

        Explore Event Marketer (Sep 27 2016)

        Event Planning and Strategy: Stronger, More Effective Experiences

        2017 Event Strategy Development: As events become more integrated within the marketing mix, they’re being designed more as platforms for campaigns, versus mere moments in time. EM’s editor Jessica Heasley speaks with GES Senior VP Dan Hilbert about the trend.

        The post Event Planning and Strategy: Stronger, More Effective Experiences appeared first on Event Marketer.

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      12. The Future of Event Marketing [New Report]

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Sep 27 2016)

        The Future of Event Marketing [New Report]

        We are very glad to announce the release of our latest report, The Future of Event Marketing. Grab your free copy now. Event marketing is the hot topic of 2017. With sponsorship money quickly disappearing, a tense macro-economic environment and audiences maturing on social media, we face an incredible amount of uncertainty. So what does […]

        The post The Future of Event Marketing [New Report] by Julius Solaris appeared first on http://www.EventManagerBlog.com

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      13. Top 100 Events in the United States 2016

        Explore BizBash Media (Sep 27 2016)

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      14. Big Events by Big Companies: Landmark Events from the 2016 Special Events '50 Top'

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Sep 27 2016)

        Big Events by Big Companies: Landmark Events from the 2016 Special Events '50 Top'

        How do the big companies create big events? Get a preview here, at some of the big events created by companies included on the latest Special Events magazine "50 Top Event Companies."

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        Comment Mentions:   Special Events

      15. How to Detox Your Event’s Attention Junkies

        Explore Meetings Net (Sep 26 2016)

        How to Detox Your Event’s Attention Junkies

        Here’s my prescription for attention addiction, the latest epidemic plaguing today’s selfie-centered world.

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