Tue.Jun 15, 2021

How to Simplify Event Marketing (and Not Drown in Facebook Ads)

Picatic by Eventbrite

Save time and money with Eventbrite Boost If you’re an event creator who thinks about how to promote events, you’ve probably heard of Facebook Ads Manager. You’ve also heard that advertising on Facebook might be easier said than done.

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Tech Giant Cvent Teams Up With Encore to Get an Edge on Hybrid Events


Event tech giant Cvent announced a strategic partnership with leading event production company Encore, signaling a new trend in event tech that redefines the term ‘end-to-end’ as in-person events return.

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The Absolute Best Burgers in Jacksonville


I’ve been entrusted to carefully sample and report back on the best burgers in Jacksonville. Let’s start like this – I don’t label myself as a leading authority on burgers. I am, however, a professional eater.

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Hybrid Events by Convene [Review]


Convene has a new hybrid event offering that includes a physical venue paired with hybrid technology and support. Here is our review. Hybrid Events by Convene: What Is It?

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

4 Adorable Pop Up Picnics in Jacksonville


Nothing says “summertime” better than a delicious picnic outside! A posh picnic should feature a beautiful spread of fruits and have all the comforts of dining indoors with the fun of being in nature!

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The Most Instagrammable Restaurants in Dallas


Hi Dallas! Calling all Instagram fanatics. Are you looking for the perfect place to eat that is also super cute and looks great in pictures?! We always have so much fun exploring the best Instagrammable restaurants in Dallas. There are so many great places to go!

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How AI Is Changing Event Attendee Experiences For The Better


AI (Artificial Intelligence) is becoming more important than ever, particularly as modern cloud computing technology enables more powerful, flexible, scalable AI tools. The market is forecasted to grow to nearly $267 billion by 2027 – up from $27.23 billion in 2019.

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Hybrid Event Trends & Expectations Of The Next Generation Attendee With Jim Louderback!

Endless Events

This week’s #EventIcons guest is one of the most respected figures in digital media. He has a 20-year history in thought leadership, experiential events, and technology. Got your attention? Read on!

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Horizon Challenges for Hybrid Planners


According to research carried out by freelance conference producer, Claire Tulloch in preparation for Glisser’s Hybrid Events Ignited event , planned across London and New York locations on 13 July 2021, a majority of company in-house planners aren’t looking to start running in-person activity until 2022 due to corporate policies.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

The Meetings Industry Association reacts to the government’s Step 4 delay

Event Industry News

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has reacted to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the government’s move to Step 4 of its roadmap will be delayed until 19 July at the earliest.

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Best Places to Watch a Rocket Launch


One of the coolest things about living in Orlando is proximity to the east coast, allowing us to actually see rocket launches! With locations only being about an hour away, it’s the perfect activity for a mini road trip to watch something that’s out-of-this-world (literally)!

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Julie Davidson – DRPG Director of Strategy & Comms

Prestige Events Magazine

With great sadness and loss to the industry to announce Julie Davidson, DRPG Director of Strategy & Comms passed away on Thursday 27th May 2021 at the age of 56. Julie passed after a short illness in her hometown of York and will be lovingly remembered, by her husband Rob and daughter Christy.

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Encore delivers a winning combination for Connect Macquarie Park & North Ryde’s annual event


In the peak of a national lockdown is the last place you’d want to start planning your annual event. That’s the uncomfortable position the team at Connect Macquarie Park & North Ryde were placed in late June, 2020.

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

HBO Max’s Rewards-driven Walking Tour Sends Fans on a Journey Through its Content Catalogue

Event Marketer

To activate experiences on the walking tour, fans scanned QR codes that triggered access to HBO Max content. New York City is the backdrop to some of the most iconic moments in the films and TV series available on HBO Max.

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This Month at Lennd: Enhanced Navigation, New APIs, SMS & More


WHAT'S NEW AT LENND? ??. Welcome to this month's product update! Our team has been focused on rolling out new integrations and features to help you stay one step ahead. API Update.

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Hubb Named as Representative Vendor in Gartner's Event Technology Platform Market Guide


Gartner has released it's Market Guide for Event Technology Platforms offering up guidance on market direction, analysis and a short list of the vendors represented in the space.

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6 Questions to Ask Before Hosting A Hybrid Event


Hybrid events have caught the fancy of the marketing world. Being able to combine the networking and engagement opportunities of a live, in-person event with the reach and accessibility of a virtual one has convinced event managers worldwide that hybrid events are the future.

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

Pandemic leads to the launch of events consultancy Work With Milan

Prestige Events Magazine

Milan Thakrar founder of Work With Milan launches events consultancy offering event businesses support through business development, creative solutions and training to gain commercial growth to recover post pandemic.

How to Leverage AI to Improve Personalization and Event Experiences


Artificial intelligence (AI) has been hailed as a key driver of digital transformation across practically every industry, and event planning is no exception. From planning to attendee engagement, AI can help make lives easier for planners and greatly elevate attendee satisfaction.

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Central Hall Venues appoints new Head of Venue for Nicolson Square Edinburgh

Prestige Events Magazine

Central Hall Venues (CHV) has appointed Deborah Gallagher as Head of Venue for its first newly launched UK wide site, Nicolson Square Edinburgh (NSE).

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Hilton CEO’s Plea to States: Open Up for Business Meetings — Now


Hilton's CEO Chris Nassetta is backing the U.S. Travel Association's calls for consistent hotel reopening guidelines. Hilton Skift Take: Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta lending some clout to this latest U.S.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Event Tech Live wows US & Canada

Event Industry News

The first Event Tech Live (ETL) US & Canada wrapped on Thursday 10th June, content keeping to the high mark set on days one and two, Top Tech to Embrace to Achieve Effective Gamification and Back to the Future, Perhaps among the sessions and Canapii winning gold in the coveted Start-Up Competition.

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Nicky and Ben’s Sweet Intimate Micro-Wedding at McMichael Canadian Art Collection


Nicky and Ben’s nature-inspired wedding at the stunning The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will leave you smiling as bright as their beautiful day.

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Event Industry Backyard Ultra raises over $40,000

Event Industry News

Running on a treadmill during a charity fundraiser a few months ago, Tarsus Group’s CEO Douglas Emslie told Raccoon Events’ CEO Mike Seaman that he wanted to run a 5k an hour for 24 hours straight to help people in need in the events industry.

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It's On! Join us in Miami Beach for The Special Event 2021

Special Events

The Special Event is going to be live and in-person July 19-22 in Miami Beach

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

3 Ways to Boost Your Event Planner Salary Post-COVID!

QC Event School

With the end of COVID finally in sight, it’s time to turn your focus back to your business! So, how can you increase your event planner salary once things return to normal? QC Event School ‘s Student Ambassador, Jenny Alperin, is here with 3 important tips! .

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Event Tech Lab Summer BBQ

Event Industry News

Event professionals from agencies, the corporate sector and a variety of technology companies will be treated to an open-air BBQ at Tresham House Gardens, Red Lion Square in Holborn, on Tuesday 20th July 2021.

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Improving Engagement and Client Retention For Online Events


With the 24-hour information cycle, social media, and smartphones, businesses have a lot to compete with for their customers’ attention, and retention has become more important than ever. When customer retention increases by just five percent, businesses can see profits increase exponentially.

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