March, 2020

How Text Marketing Can Improve Event Management [Guest Post]

Eventtia

Texting is an ideal communication method for event management. It enables you to quickly and discretely send messages to attendees and staff when they can’t take a call, and also has a number of uses to organize and market your event as you plan it.

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Pivot to virtual, cancel or postpone the event?

Gallus Events

Many event organisers from every type of event business face the same choice with their next event: pivot to virtual, cancel or postpone the event? So exactly how do you decide on the right option for your event? Well, the first thing to say is that some organisers simply don’t have a choice.

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The meeting industry coronavirus silver lining

Conferences that Work

Despite the terrible impacts of the coronavirus on the meeting industry, there’s a silver lining. Hear me out! There’s no question times are hard. The coronavirus pandemic has already devastated lives and businesses globally, and we don’t know how much worse things will get.

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Go Forward, Cancel, Postpone, Wash Your Hands, Rinse … and Repeat

Velvet Chainsaw

The disruption to the live events industry due to the Pandemic COVID-19 is unprecedented and impossible to escape. With the mixed messages coming at us from so many different perspectives, it is difficult to gain clarity.

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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.

Creating Sponsorship Revenue for Virtual Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

This is a guest post by Larry Weil, nationally recognized sponsorship expert and founder of The Sponsorship Guy, a sponsorship marketing agency. In wake of the pandemic, many event brands are taking the steps to move online.

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Your Virtual Event Sucks: Here’s How To Make It Better

Endless Events

It’s time to take some notes and learn how to plan better virtual events! So as we all know, the events industry is witnessing a major shift. And many planners are looking to turn their in-person events into virtual events.

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Should meetings be efficient?

Conferences that Work

Should meetings be efficient ? “Yes” say thousands of books on how to improve business meetings. And I agree. But “No”, when we’re taking about most meeting industry events.

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6 Reasons to Turn Your In-Person Conference into a Virtual Summit

Attendease

Most corporate events that are held in-person can also be held online, given the great flexibility of online technologies we have available today.

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7 Events for Green Color Scheme Inspiration

BizBash

As an ode to St. Patrick's Day, try your luck at tackling a green color scheme with ideas from these vibrant events

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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.

5 Awkward Questions Your Guests Might Ask (and How to Answer Them)

EventSource

When you’re planning a wedding, you may think that you have thought of every question that could possibly come up and have provided this information either on your invites or your wedding website.

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Switching to a Virtual Event? Here’s What You Should Know

Event Age by Swapcard

The events industry has found itself facing a unique challenge. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), many global events have been canceled, postponed or have decided to go virtual.

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Organizing events with millennials in mind

Oveit

Millennials or Generation Y as others like to call them, were born between 1982 and 2000. In the US, millennials represent half of […]. The post Organizing events with millennials in mind appeared first on Oveit.com.

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What to Do in the Event of an Event Hiatus

atEvent

Right now might be the best time to move some of your backburner tasks to the front. Best Practices Event Marketing

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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.

Canceling Your Event: 8 Examples from Leading Brands

Bizzabo

How to communicate a COVID-19 related event cancellation to your attendees. Featuring examples from Google, SXSW, and Amazon. At the beginning of March, we published an in-depth guide on what event organizers need to know about COVID-19.

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Will Work for Goodwill

Velvet Chainsaw

Living in Orlando (not the happiest place in the world today) provides a close-up view of the horrific impact the pandemic is having on people and businesses in the live-event, hospitality and travel industries.

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How to support a community online during covid-19

Conferences that Work

How can you support a community online during covid-19? Over the last few weeks I’ve run numerous online Zoom meetings for support groups and local, social, and professional communities. In the process, I’ve learned a lot about what makes these meetings most useful for participants.

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11 Ideas for Virtual Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

Do the words “online event” make you think of lengthy webinars or live streaming business conferences? You’re in the majority. But 2020 is changing the game when it comes to hosting events virtually.

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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.

The Impact of Coronavirus on Global Events

Attendease

With many global events being canceled due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, event managers are looking for solutions like Attendease as an alternative to bring in-person events online.

Taking your first event online – what you need to consider

Gallus Events

Many organisations are scrambling to get their next event online. For some their ‘next’ event will also be there first online event. So what do you need to consider if you are taking your event online for the first time?

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Event Venues Turned Hospitals: How the Industry Is Helping

EventMB

Amid widespread coronavirus-related event cancellations, empty venues and hotels are stepping up to support health care efforts. Here's how the industry is pitching in.

30 Movies to Watch for Event Design Inspiration

BizBash

Keep the creative juices flowing with a work-from-home lunch break that includes one of these movies boasting event inspiration

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

Working Smarter With Knowledge

Conferences that Work

A shoutout to Harold Jarche for his continuing explorations and advice about working smarter with knowledge. He’s just made available , under a Creative Commons license, his free downloadable field guide for the networked knowledge worker: Working Smarter Field Guide 2020.

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The Live Events Industry Is Suffering. It’s Time to Act.

Picatic by Eventbrite

Independent events are a crucial element to our society. They foster connection and community. They shape the direction of culture and the landscape of cities.

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Webinar: Running Events Online [COVID-19 Update]

Attendease

While the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 is increasing by the day, event producers around the globe are faced with the tough decision whether or not to proceed with their in-person events, to cancel it, or to shift the event into an online or virtual event.

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10 events that have pivoted to virtual

Gallus Events

Ten events that have pivoted to digital! With so much going on at such an unbelievably quick pace in the world of events, it will prove to be very useful to see how others are managing. So in this post, I have highlighted 10 great events that have pivoted to digital.

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A New Dawn for the Events Industry

EventMB

Last week was undeniably one of the toughest on record for the event industry. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? I started writing about events just a couple of years before the last financial crisis. It was a tough time. Last week has been similarly miserable if not worse.

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Events Of The Future: How To Plan A Virtual Event

Endless Events

This week we’re diving into the dozy topic of how to plan a virtual event. And we’re not strangers to futuristic events here at Endless! We’ve covered topics such as how to plan an event without visiting the venue , how Virtual Reality can impact the events industry , and much more.

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Eventprofs Happy Hour — Feelings Edition

Conferences that Work

Because we are struggling in a covid-19 world, I’m hosting a special Feelings Edition of the Eventprofs Happy Hour this coming Friday, March 27, 12:00 – 14:00 EDT. From 2011 – 2017 I hosted a weekly online Eventprofs Happy Hour, first on Twitter and then Google Plus.

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