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5 Valuable Lessons Event Professionals Learned in 2019

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Meeting and event professionals gained a ton of insights in 2019. We countdown the favorites over the past year and how they can help your event move forward.

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How the 10-5 Rule Creates Kinder, More Welcoming Event Experiences

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder, Retirepreneur. The 8-Phases of a Successful Event is an outstanding blueprint for mapping out steps (large & small) you can take to improve event experiences across their entire event journey – before, during, and after the live event.

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Getting Burned by Attendee Churn? What It Is and Why it Happens

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Post authored by De-de Mulligan, President & Chief Content Strategist, Mulligan Management Group. Without fail, it happens every year. A certain percentage of your conference participants don’t return. Don’t renew their association membership. They disappeared. This is attendee churn.

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Are Exhibitors Abandoning Trade Show Lead Retrieval?

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Post authored by Rachel Stephan, Event Marketing Strategist, sensov/ event marketing. When it comes to trade show lead retrieval, lots of exhibitors have decided to exercise an abundance of caution and not initiate a strategy.

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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.

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

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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.

3 Noteworthy Trends for Event Strategists to Explore in 2020

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. A recent Forrester report caught our eye, as it touched on several business trends that will also impact the event strategists and the industry: PREDICTIONS 2020: On the Precipice of Far-Reaching Change.

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Hacks for Growing Your Event Attendance [Podcast]

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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.

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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.

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.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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.

Event Risk Mitigation: Your Path To Becoming an Event Planning Hero

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Post authored by Sarah Hill, Content Writer at Seven Events, Ltd. As any experienced event management agency will tell you, the safety and comfort of your guests needs to be a top priority at all times.

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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.

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

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

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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.

Implementing Experience Design in Small, Yet Powerful Ways

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Post authored by Jennifer George Lion, CMP, PMP. The term “experience design” is thrown around a lot in the meetings and events industry. But does everyone who uses it truly understand how to apply the concept to their events? I want to demystify this term for many of you.

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7 Tips to Stop Attendee Churn in its Tracks

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Post authored by De-de Mulligan, President & Chief Content Strategist, Mulligan Management Group. Merely knowing what attendee churn is and why it happens isn’t enough. You need to be able to stop it from killing your event’s future.

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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.

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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.

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Use Event Sponsorships To Stretch Your Budget Dollars Further

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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?

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.

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Getting the Most Out of Mentorship

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

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5 Killer Ways to Keep First-Time Guests From Coming Back

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Post authored by De-de Mulligan, President, Chief Content Strategist, Mulligan Management Group. One of the most effective ways to ensure the long-term health of your event is to convert first-time guests into loyal, life-long fans.

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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.

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

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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.

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Gearing Up for a Great Week at IAEE Expo! Expo! 2019

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Our team is ready to fly out to Las Vegas for an exciting week at IAEE Expo! One of our favorite shows of the year , we’re excited to see so many friendly faces from across the industry.

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The Smallest Details Can Bring Out the True Flavor of Your Event

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Johnny Cupcake’s recipe for success breaks the mold, but it’s a great case study for events searching for new ways to “surprise and delight” their guests. Johnny Earle (his actual last name), isn’t an event strategist. And even though his name may suggest so, he’s not even a baker.

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Successfully Climbing Your Mountain of Event Data

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Post authored by Thad Lurie, CAE, CIP, Vice President, Business Intelligence & Performance. Collecting event data for the sake of checking off a box to say, “We have the data,” isn’t advancing the goals of your organization.

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

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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 15 Minutes a Week Can Revolutionize Your Event Marketing Strategy

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Post authored by Jeff Fugate, CASE, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. As an event manager, you work with a lot of moving pieces and parts as you bring your event marketing strategy to life.

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Unleashing Event Innovation Through Hackathons

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Post authored by Jamie Murdock, Vice President, Sales. It’s no longer a secret: hackathons are quickly becoming utilized to generate new ideas and spark event innovation across the industry.

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The Evolution of Event Spatial Design

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The time of setting up cheap, uncomfortable chairs in a square pattern has ended. Long live the revolutionary vision of event spatial design.

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Applying a Global Lens to Enhance Meeting Experiences

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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.

Creative Methods to Generate More Revenue for Your Event

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Post authored by De-de Mulligan, President and Chief Content Strategist for Mulligan Management Group. Do you need to find new sources of income for your events?

Even Scarier Stories to Tell Event Planners in the Dark

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Event planners have too many horror stories to tell for one article, so here are more nightmare scenarios that will keep you up at night. All event planners have one. That one memory they never want to relive and even shudder at the mere thought of.

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Transitioning Digital Persona Design to Real-World Events

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Post authored by Bill Barclay, Vice President, Live Events, and Taylor Ward, Live Events Strategist. When it comes to detailed digital persona design, no one does it better than the creative geniuses of the esports industry. .

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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.

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Scary Stories to Tell Event Planners in the Dark

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No one is immune. At some point in their careers, all meeting and event planners will have a horror story they won’t soon forget. In this first part of a two-part series, our meeting planners and event managers relive some of their most “terrifying” encounters at events.

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Event ROI: How Mighty Is Your Event Online Community?

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Post authored by Donna Kastner, Founder of Retirepreneur. The investment to design remarkable live event experiences is steep and getting steeper – not to mention the countless hours (and dollars) spent in hopes of acquiring new attendees.

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