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Ultimate Event Venue Checklist for Event Planners

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Planning an event is a long and arduous task that’s incredibly rewarding when finished. One of the main tasks that you need to prepare for is booking an event venue. It could be a conference, a meeting, or a corporate event. Finding the right venue for your event is a huge undertaking.

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15 Social Media Tactics To Increase Your Event Marketing Exposure

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Event marketing and planning is incredibly rewarding when done successfully, but it takes a lot of time and effort to get to that point. A big aspect of creating a successful conference or event is to generate buzz around it.

Top 20 Unique Swag Ideas From Twitter For 2018

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I am a huge fan of unique swag ideas. In case you are new to the term, swag, standing for “stuff we all get,” is the free promotional items companies hand out at events. Swag is a popular event marketing strategy for both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) companies.

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5 Reasons Why Hosting Events Is Good For Your Brand

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For brands within certain niches and industries, it could be a good idea to host your own events and conferences to build your brand’s trust and authority.

2018 161

9 Simple Steps to Master Social Media for Events

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Event Marketing

5 Things You Can Do to Ensure Corporate Events are Unforgettable

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Employees today lead busier lives than ever before. They are striving to advance at work. Juggling work-life balance at home is harder than ever. Today’s workforce is often finding themselves falling into the rut of “going and coming”.

Achieving Event Attendee Satisfaction through Gamification

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The best event hosts add a unique and memorable touch to their events. Here are a few tips on gamification from guest blogger Dan McCarthy. Events these days should go beyond a presentation and a few workshops. Remember, an event is about captivating an audience to build your brand.

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Plan A Well Attended (And Well Liked) Corporate Event

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Planning a corporate event is no small task. We know, we’ve been there. There is so much to take into consideration such as goals, theme, location, ticketing, transportation, entertainment, equipment, food, dietary restrictions, drinks and so much more.

5 Promotional Mistakes To Avoid For Your Next Event In 2018

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Have you started your event promotion? Do you have marketing images set up on Google, Adroll and Facebook? Are you ready to push send on that A/B split test email? Great! You are well on your way to successfully promoting your event. However, now you need to think about what you are not doing.

2018 144

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 Speaker-To-Audience Rut: Are You In It?

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Are you ready to change the format of your event or conference? It’s time to break out of the model. Create new event engagement that keeps your attendees active, interested and on their toes; then it’s time to get yourself unstuck from the speaker-to-audience rut!

Join the Movement – Picatic for Good

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Over the years of working with non-profit organizations, changemakers, and community builders we have learned that these selfless groups have big hearts with the sole purpose of raising money, not for themselves, but for the better needs of others. The post Join the Movement – Picatic for Good appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog. Helpful Event Tips

Double Ticket Sales, Increase Revenue

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Events have a lot of moving parts. There are a multitude of items that need your attention in order to create a fluid and memorable event. Selling tickets is probably an area that requires the majority of your attention (unless your event always sells out in minutes). Have you created a plan to increase your […]. The post Double Ticket Sales, Increase Revenue appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog.

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Event Planners ~ Do You Know How To Retain Clients?

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Event management and planning comes with many challenges! Client retention might be the biggest one. So, how do you ensure customers and attendees are satisfied enough to come back again and again? Don’t worry – it’s actually much easier than you’d think! There are simple steps you can take to ensure you are relating to attendees, […]. The post Event Planners ~ Do You Know How To Retain Clients? appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog.

If You Design Conference Experiences, Read This!

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We design experiences for our customers. So why don’t we design experiences for ourselves? Have we missed the obvious? (I I confess: I have!). As conference organizers, why can’t we also have a fun, fulfilling, and collaborative experience planning and designing the conference?

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

The need for early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments.

The Crisis of Connection

Velvet Chainsaw

We’re lonely. And not just a little lonely. We’re experiencing a global epidemic level of loneliness. Last week, the U.K.

2018 375

Conference Purpose With Power And Participants Leads To Profitability

Velvet Chainsaw

Does your event have a clear and inspiring purpose? (If If you’re shaking your head yes, then what is it?). Now imagine someone asking your conference participants that question. How would they respond? I suspect they would say “ Yes, of course it has a purpose!”

2018 208

Conferences Need More Sharing

Velvet Chainsaw

One of the strongest intangible attributes of a healthy conference is how much sharing takes place. Too often, competition and self-interest get in the way of sharing what’s most helpful.

2018 279

How to Run a Content Strategy for Events

GEVME

The content that you create before, during, and after an event should be a reflection of your event’s unique values.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

The Market Shifts That Led to Commission Cuts

Velvet Chainsaw

Marriott, Hilton and IHG have announced reductions in group-booking commissions from 10 percent to 7 percent for their North American hotels, to take place over a period of time this year and next. Marriott’s has already begun for most intermediaries.

2018 237

How to Choose Event Management Software for Corporate Events

GEVME

Tight deadlines and endless checklists no longer cause experienced corporate event managers to panic. Still, it’s important to understand that by reducing your workload with a strong online system for event management, you have the opportunity to make a corporate meeting even more brilliant.

What Wireless Technology to Choose for Your Next Event

GEVME

People attend events to connect. This simple truth should be the guiding light for every event professional who expects his or her work to bear fruit both during and after an event.

Three Core Conference Planning Tenets To Master And Skillfully Apply

Velvet Chainsaw

Does your conference committee practice organized abandonment and avoid no-bottom-line-mindsets? What is their capacity to see opportunities in the mist of change? How are they at focusing on the purpose, goals and target market of the conference when making decisions?

Your Conference As A Giving Field

Velvet Chainsaw

We are used to thinking of our conference and its planning process as a one-way transaction from the company to its customers. Sometimes we view the planning process as a backbreaking, arduous, life-draining experience.

2018 208

The Top 6 Tips for Optimizing a Corporate Event Budget

GEVME

One thing is for sure, you can’t spend a budget you don’t have; but what you can do is make as much use of it as possible. You won’t believe how incredibly flexible an event budget can be. Throughout our experience, we’ve seen quite a few strategies related to corporate event budget optimization.

Conferences Can Foster And Reclaim Authentic Conversations, Deep Connections And Transformational Community

Velvet Chainsaw

One of society’s greatest paradoxes is that we have more connections today than we did in the past but there is less community and conversation. As a conference organizer, you can seed your annual meeting with experiences that nurture authentic conversations, deep connections and community.

2018 297

Lather Up Curiosity, Rinse, Repeat!

Velvet Chainsaw

Children are curious creatures. They explore, question and wonder, often through play. In this context, they learn. We are naturally inclined to learn new things; thus reaping curiosity’s benefits. From the moment we are born until we die, learning is hardwired into our brains.

2018 214

The Achilles Heel Of Association Leadership

Velvet Chainsaw

One of the ironies of associations is that the strengths that led to their initial success may actually be detrimental to their ongoing growth. Most associations start with a group of passionate volunteers that serve in many roles.

2018 264

Is Your Conferencing Treating Its Customers As Tourists Or Explorers?

Velvet Chainsaw

How does your conference treat its participants? How do you and your leadership team view them? Are your conference customers more like tourists? Seeking conference swag, amenity room drops, welcome bags and quick ideas? Or are they more like explorers?

2018 287

The Top 10 Tips for Planning a Corporate Incentive Trip

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Showing recognition for employees’ achievements by awarding travel experiences may be an old trick but it’s also one that’s not going away any time soon. According to Transformativa’s survey results , 65% of employees claim that they appreciate incentive trips more than any other form of reward.

2018 210

100 Event Statistics (2018 edition)

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Do you know all the key statistics that will affect the way you create events? Here is a comprehensive collection of 100 key statistics for the event industry in 2018. The event industry is living a second life.

2018 270

The Ultimate Guide to Corporate Event Planning

GEVME

As Peter Drucker once said, “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” When organising a successful party or a business meeting for one of the most demanding category of event-goers, corporate staff, you need a well-laid-out plan.

Corporate Conference Planning Checklist

GEVME

The unique story of any conference should begin with the goal and then a detailed plan on how to reach this goal.

Conferences Can Serve As Friendly Frontiers For The Insatiably Curious To Play

Velvet Chainsaw

Your conference could be a place for your customers to experience unrestricted curiosity and play. But most of the time it’s not. Curiosity becomes codified into bureaucratic traditional expert-centric instructional models—lectures and panel discussions.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: From Industrial Revolution Work Models To Knowledge Economy Models

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your organization stuck in a 20th Century time warp and on the endangered list? Are its structures, business models and operations using outdated methods resembling a relic of the past?

2018 208

62 Ice Breaker Ideas for a More Engaged Event

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Ice breakers do a lot more than help your crowd get to know one another. While they are an effective part of the networking process, they can also set the tone for your event and be one of the first memories attendees have of your meeting, conference, or gathering.

2018 214

Developing An Association Community That Evolves Into Action

Velvet Chainsaw

Belonging precedes believing. It’s true for our association members. It’s true for our organization’s leaders. The ways we include or exclude others influences their thoughts and actions. It’s more than what we say or write.

2018 266

5 Popular Event Game Ideas for Increasing Attendee Engagement & Learning

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Many event planners get excited about the idea of incorporating gamification into their event, but when it comes time to making those event game ideas into a reality, it can be hard to know where to begin. The Secret to Executing Your Event Game Ideas.

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