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Adventure is Out There: The Life of a Strategic Account Management Director

Experient

When most people find a job they love, working alongside people they truly care about, they feel settled and they’re not going anywhere. For Karla Bauman, however, that means it’s time to find a new, exciting challenge.

2019 78

Prioritizing Event Security in Uncertain Times

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It only takes a few minutes of perusing news headlines to grasp how important event security is in this day and age.

2019 52

Generational Blending: An Event Attendance Growth Strategy to Seize

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. Tribalization (aka “Take Me to My Peeps”) has ruled supreme at many events. And let’s face it – our brains are hard-wired to prefer mingling with like-minded people.

2019 81

Hacks for Growing Your Event Attendance [Podcast]

Experient

You’d be surprised how many event strategists aren’t using the basics to prepare each year. Are you doing what is necessary to ensure you’re growing your event attendance.

2019 66

A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

The “Why” Is the Most Important Aspect Of Event Design

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Post authored by Jeff Fugate, SVP Sales and Marketing. There is a core truth that we may sometimes forget: people come to your events for their own reasons, not yours.

The Buck Stops Here: The Life of a Strategic Events Manager

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If you’ve ever wondered who plans the events for an event management company, look no further. Let us introduce you to Dan Potter, Senior Strategic Events Manager at Maritz Global Events.

2019 67

Designing for Your Event Objectives & More: 5 Key Takeaways from e4 2019

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The full version of this article was originally published in the Maritz Global Events Blog. When we ask clients about their event challenges, we frequently hear: “Every year it becomes harder and harder to top last year’s event.”. At Maritz Global Events, we face the same challenge.

2019 52

Why the Over-50 Crowd Still Matters for Events

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. Have you noticed a demographic shift happening at professional conferences? You might not think the over-50 crowd still matters for events anymore. Oh… but they do.

2019 81

Creative Problem-Solving and Innovation: The Life of an Event Project Manager

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If you described the role of an event project manager as “busy,” you may just win the award for Understatement of the Year. Busy” doesn’t even scratch the surface.

2019 73

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

3 Tips to Boost Your Event Content on Social Media

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Post authored by Emily Richmond, Social Media Marketing Specialist. You grew up with social media, so it must come easy to you, right?”. As a millennial, I get this question a lot. I was in middle school when Myspace was popular.

‘A Group of Hippies’ Took an MAGFest From 200 Guests to 23,000

Experient

MAGFest started as a small music and gaming festival, but has leveled up its attendance dramatically.

2019 68

Getting the Most Out of Mentorship

Experient

The concept of mentorship sounds great to many, but creating a program that builds a strong relationship between the mentor and mentee is vital.

2019 54

9 Standout Keynote Speakers to Watch

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. Booking keynote speakers is a high-impact event decision that’s loaded with risk. Hire a superstar and attendees will be raving for months to come. Hire a dud and some may never come back.

Event Magic Happens at the Intersection of Data St. and Design Ave.

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Post authored by Jeff Fugate, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Do you believe in magic? There are many ways to define magic. Here are a few entries I found on Webster’s online: The use of means (such as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces.

2019 76

When Attendees Have Options, Why Should They Choose You?

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Chances are good that your event is not the only one of its kind. That means your potential attendees may have to pick your event or another, which also means someone wins and someone loses. What goes into this decision-making process of your audience? How does a person choose which event they will attend if they can only pick one? I’m glad you asked those thoughtful questions. I have a story that may shed some light on that for you. A Tale of Two Events.

2019 60

Use Event Sponsorships To Stretch Your Budget Dollars Further

Experient

The search for innovative ways to reduce your event’s costs and increase revenue is not a new concept. Neither is the use of event sponsorships to achieve these goals. The big question is: HOW?

Crazy and Fulfilling: The Life of a Meeting and Event Manager

Experient

It’s no secret that the life of a meeting and event manager is stressful and challenging. But for all the frustration and aggravation it can cause, it can also be one of the most rewarding career paths you could imagine.

How To ‘Ignite’ Future Leaders Through Mentorship

Experient

Identifying the best and brightest young talent to lead your organization forward is challenging. That’s why mentorship opportunities are so important.

2019 52

Talk Triggers: Boosting Word of Mouth for Your Events

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. Same is lame.”. So says Jay Baer in his latest bestseller, co-written with Daniel Lemin, Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth.

2019 68

Experience Design and the Importance of Drinking Your ‘Own Champagne’

Experient

Talking about how experience design transforms events is one thing. Actually applying those principles to your own event is even more challenging, but also more rewarding. Let’s face it: the term experience design is thrown around a lot.

2019 60

4 Tips for Generating Event Revenue Using Social Media

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Post authored by Emily Richmond. Your social media presence can be your best friend when it comes to marketing your event and generating event revenue.

Applying a Global Lens to Enhance Meeting Experiences

Experient

With attendees from all over the world, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) uses a variety of strategies to create new and valuable meeting experiences.

2019 61

Podcasts Cross to Mainstream: 5 Reasons Why Event Marketers Need Them

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. There’s big news for event marketers from Edison Research in their latest Infinite Dial study: Podcasts have now achieved 50 percent reach.

2019 52

NEVER Publish Your Registration and Housing Sites and Run [Podcast]

Experient

In this edition of the VIP Lounge Podcast, we discuss the pitfalls of simply launching your registration and housing sites without applying experience design principles.

2019 52

Blazing New Trails in Esports: The Life of a Live Events Strategist

Experient

You’ve no doubt heard many stories about the power of experience design and how it can change the trajectory of events. However, you probably haven’t heard how it can drastically change the trajectory of someone’s career. Until now. Meet Taylor Ward. Taylor’s story doesn’t begin like most event or meeting professionals.

2019 52

Great Event Experiences Start With Your Registration & Housing Site

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Post Authored by Aaron Dorsey, PMP, Sr. Director of Strategic Client Technology. When was the last time you added your event registration or housing site to your experience design checklist?

2019 52

Facial Recognition: The Future of Event Tech is Here

Experient

It’s no longer a concept meant for sci-fi films and futuristic visions: facial recognition technology is here and it’s poised to transform the meetings and events industry as we know it. Imagine this scenario: an attendee walks into your event late, flustered and needs their badge.

2019 52

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the PCMA Hackathon with Jamie Murdock

Experient

In a profession that tends to favor those who pay close attention to the slightest details and plan for almost every contingency, the defining principle of a hackathon is probably frightening: beautiful chaos.

2019 52

Top Event Moments of 2018 & Predictions for 2019

Experient

As 2018 ends and 2019 begins, we thought it might be fun to share thoughts from the Experient team – as they look back at favorite event moments in 2018 and look ahead at predictions for 2019. Favorite Moment from 2018?

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Exploring Event Experience Design with David Peckinpaugh – The VIP Lounge

Experient

In this edition of The VIP Lounge podcast, we’re thrilled to showcase an interview with David Peckinpaugh, President of Maritz Global Events. Our chat with David starts with a closer look at his career journey, as he shares more about what he enjoys about the events industry.

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Discover VidCon’s Success Formula for a Thriving Event

Experient

In just a few short years, VidCon has become a wildly popular event. But how did they create such a successful strategy? Community Festival, Creator Conference, and Industry Summit – all wrapped up into one amazing experience.”. That’s VidCon in a nutshell. Sounds like fun, don’t you think?

2019 52

Fostering a Winning Conference Culture

Velvet Chainsaw

I have been struck by the disparity in how an association’s organizational culture translates (or doesn’t translate) to the on-site implementation or planning of its live events. There are many associations that tout their open and supportive cultures.

17 Creative Event Sponsorship Ideas

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Need to attract more or bigger sponsors to your next event? Use these sponsorship ideas to make your proposal stand out. The post 17 Creative Event Sponsorship Ideas appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Event Planning Event Sponsorship

12 Event Planning Tips to Minimize Stress & Increase Productivity

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Event planning is incredibly stressful and time-consuming — we get it. Use these 12 event planning tips to get your head on straight, and make sure your next event goes off without a hitch.

2019 355

Any questions? Rethinking traditional Q&A

Conferences that Work

How often have you heard “Any questions?” ” at the end of a conference session? Hands rise, and the presenter picks an audience member who asks a question. The presenter answers the question and picks another questioner. The process continues for a few minutes. Simple enough.

2019 340

From Recruiting to Machine Learning: Courtney Burton’s Remarkable Journey to Success

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The best events don’t always start with a business plan. Often, they start with a spark. Someone has a passion they want to share, and a great idea about how to share it. They’re moved to bring people together around a vision, so they make it happen — even with no event planning experience.

2019 312

If You Build It, Will Teams Come?

Velvet Chainsaw

This is the second installment of a two-part blog on team learning. In the first , we looked at why it’s a smart conference strategy. In this post, we’ll explore how to design, promote and execute it for your next conference.

2019 309

Leveraging Team Learning at Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Traditionally teams from organizations attend a conference with a divide-and-conquer game plan, as they split up and attend as many different sessions as they can.

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