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- Getting Back to the Human Touch to Grow Your Company
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- TREND ALERT: VDA Productions Introduces Innovative Logo Design to Corporate Branding - Deconstructed Dimensions
- Yo! What Are You Planning?
The forum brings together the power of two, industry-leading global brands to share industry trends , offer innovative and relevant education and provide a collaborative environment for networking and business exchanges. Joint activities, as well as ...(Read Full Article)
There are a million and one brilliant ways to market your business online, and hopefully you’re already implementing these ideas into your marketing strategy. But your business is about more than just its online presence: there are people behind your digital space: you’re real people, doing real things, and there’s no reason to stay hidden in the shadows. Instead, you can put the human factor of your business right front and centre for people to see.(Read Full Article)
Technavio has announced the top seven leading vendors in their recent global event management software market report until 2021.(Read Full Article)
Given the current market conditions, it is essential that we elevate the electronic request for proposal process for group meetings on both the buyer and supplier side of the equation. This is a passion of mine that I’ve been presenting on for a few years, and during my sessions both planners and suppliers have shared great advice. Here are some of the key recommendations I hear consistently that can elevate the e-RFP process for everyone.(Read Full Article)
Event planning is a people facing role and empathy and reading unspoken cues from attendees, clients, and your event team, can set you apart. Here are some tips to read body language to your advantage to determine what the other person is really saying, thinking or feeling. Organizing events is a people centric career which […]
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Pssst. Wanna know the BEST KEPT SECRET in our industry as it relates to careers?
OK, here it is: The meeting industry is one of the most metric-driven sectors ever.
This has amazing applications for your career.
The “how” part is actually pretty cool: By keeping track of your meeting/sales/marketing/etc. objectives, you provide a demonstrable track record of your performance to goal. And that is exactly what employers love to hear about.(Read Full Article)
Scott Mirkin is co-founder, president, and executive producer of Philadelphia-based ESM Productions, an event production company that specializes in the creative design, planning, and execution of high-profile events and broadcast productions. The company, a Roc Nation partner, has produced events for former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj.(Read Full Article)
More than 350 members of the Bay Area’s event industry elite attended an evening of wonder, inspiration, and creativity for Blueprint Studios' “Just Imagine Open House Showcase” at the company's headquarters in South San Francisco. An array of design vignettes, including wedding, corporate, and innovative 2017 style trends, offered an arena for guests to imagine the possibilities for their future events.(Read Full Article)
How important is attendee engagement at trade shows? brbr We asked Valerie Hurst, CTSM, Senior Account Executive for Skyline Exhibits of Centra...(Read Full Article)
Melbourne Convention Bureau Releases The Future of Business Meetings Industry Report: This new report provides data on planner sentiment relating to trends in technology, mass personalization, and the overall value of customized event collaboration in ...(Read Full Article)
The CEO of Estée Lauder once suggested using a “lipstick index” as an economic indicator, in the belief that sales of lipstick go up in hard times because women can’t afford higher priced items like clothes or shoes. These days a better symbol may be a name tag, because there is no better metric of the health of the global economy than meetings.(Read Full Article)
This is a sponsored post by Meeting Tomorrow. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Good AV is essential to your meeting success and a great way to bring the wow factor to your event, but it can also eat up a lot of budget too. Here are 9 tips to save big bucks […]
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Are you tired of all the battles you fight on an event planning stage? The venue you select can decrease your stresses in the same way a good team can. Here’s a list of venues that assist the work you’re doing. Most spaces are eager to tell you they are the best at hosting, but […]
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For event planners, FOMO, or the fear of missing out, is a powerful tool. Planners can use social media to stoke that feeling before, during, and after an event and in the process build engagement, attendance, and brand loyalty. Candace Montgomery, senior director of event marketing at Essence Communications, discussed how the company plans its social media strategy for some of its biggest events, from the V.I.P.(Read Full Article)
There has certainly been a lot of buzz about virtual reality and many have predicted that it will soon be one of the hottest trends in the events industry. We set out in search of real-world examples of how virtual reality is currently being used. Despite the hype, virtual reality use is still quite limited in our industry. Here is a quick round-up of what we discovered.(Read Full Article)
No shows and non-attendance are one of the biggest frustrations for event planners. This mega list of 50 tips will help to boost numbers and avoid wasted places at your events. You scan your event room proud of the job you did organizing and then what do you see? Empty chairs peppered in throughout the […]
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Most events will want to design their own geofilter to upload, which you can do using Photoshop or Illustrator templates. This way, you can include your brand's logo and elements that are specific to your event . Here are a few guidelines to follow when ...(Read Full Article)
We take a look at the new travel ban, what’s changed, what hasn’t and how it will affect meetings and events. The latest iteration of the travel ban, signed by the president yesterday, removes Iraq from the ban and drops a provision that protected religious minorities. Other than this, the ban remains largely the same. Department […]
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We are excited to announce an exclusive partnership with our friends at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) to bring you the best education in the event industry. Since I started this blog ten years ago, ‘Where should I get my education?’ has been one of the most recurring questions. Through the years, I’ve given different […]
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Consumers know when they are being marketed to, so the challenge for event professionals is to create experiences that are authentic, personal, and sharable on social media. At Samsung, the mindset is to challenge convention when creating events by reimagining what a traditional event looks like. The result is the “un-event,” which the brand has applied to fashion shows, concerts, cooking demonstrations, yoga events, and more.(Read Full Article)
The South by Southwest Music Festival kicks off March 13, while Miami Music Week gets underway March 21. Both mark the unofficial start to “festival season,” when cities around the country host huge multiday gatherings of fans spanning a variety of music genres, from electronic dance music to country and rock. These events, which often involve the dicey combination of high heat and controlled substances such as alcohol and drugs, require special attention to issues of health and safety.(Read Full Article)
Give your event the wow factor as soon as attendees walk in the door with these ideas, tips and tricks to making a great first impression. Your event starts the moment attendees walk through the door and it’s up to you to introduce the experience the right way. Grand entrances are visually stimulating and can […]
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NEW YORK, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, BizBash released its all-new BizBash Best venue and supplier guide for the meeting and event planning industry. Formerly the National Venue and Supplier Guide, the 11th edition of the annual release has ...(Read Full Article)
Most of the industry’s events take place within a handful of venue settings—places like convention centers, sports arenas and pop-up stores. But every now and then a brand throws its attendees for a loop by selecting an offbeat location that turns the standard activation on its head. If you’re looking for fresh ways to energize your experiences, a change of scenery might be just the ticket. Here’s a look at five brands that leveraged unique (and relevant) locations to engage attendees.(Read Full Article)