August, 2023

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Social Media Event Promotion: The Top 10 Strategies

Attendease

To increase awareness of your events and boost ticket sales , businesses should consider investing their time and effort into social media event promotion and marketing. When you plan ahead and develop a cohesive strategy, you can really unlock the full marketing potential of social media. While most of your social media marketing and event promotion occurs before an event starts, it shouldn’t stop there.

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12 Perfect Venues in Los Angeles for Your Next Holiday Party

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Searching for venues in Los Angeles for your next holiday party can be quite an adventure. But worry not, because we’ve got you covered! Whether it’s a holiday party or any other special event, we’ve curated a list of 10 remarkable spots that will captivate your imagination. From the luxurious charm of bougie hotels to the edgy appeal, and everything in between, these venues are sure to make your occasion truly unforgettable in the vibrant heart of Los Angeles.

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One big advantage to starting a conference from scratch

Conferences that Work

Keeping a recurring conference going, alive and fresh every time, is hard enough. Successfully starting a conference from scratch is even tougher. But if you are courageous enough to start a conference, you have one big advantage. Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post One big advantage to starting a conference from scratch appeared first on Conferences That Work.

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Skift Meetings Awards 2023: Meet the Winners

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Skift Take: The Skift Meetings Awards have been designed to celebrate the business events industry’s most respected and innovative suppliers. Discover the final results and meet the 2023 winners!

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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Interprefy teams up with FIBA to pioneer AI speech translation at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

Event Industry News

Interprefy is proud to announce a pioneering agreement with The International Basketball Federation (FIBA), introducing AI-powered speech translation for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

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How to Create Stunning Event Websites Without Coding or Developers

Attendease

Event websites are more than just a digital flier or an online invitation. They’re the first handshake, the opening pitch, the key that can unlock an attendee’s interest and commitment. If you create event websites properly, you’ll stand out from the crowd with engaging visuals, informative agendas, captivating speaker lineups, and eye-catching event themes.

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New and Renovated: Heavenly Hiltons

Smart Meetings

Hilton Hotels from North to South renovate and rebrand From scenic Anchorage, Alaska to sunny Santa Ynez, California, Hilton hotels unveil renovated and rebranded properties. These spaces provide guests with dreamy comfort inside, and stand in locations that inspire guests to explore their surroundings and take in all that their travels have to offer.

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How to Transition Your Brand Into the Luxury Market

Special Events

The luxury event market holds a lot of potential, but it comes with unique challenges that industry pros must overcome to find their place and meet clients’ high expectations.

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SITE’s Proposed Bylaw Changes Create Furor

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Skift Take: Two dozen past presidents of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence have joined together to oppose three proposed motions they find to be immoral and against the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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O2 Academy Brixton: Operator planning new crowd barriers if venue can reopen

Event Industry News

By Robert Firth, Local Democracy Reporting Service The operator of the O2 Academy Brixton wants to replace its crowd control barriers if it is allowed to re-open following a fatal crush outside one of its concerts, it has been revealed.

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Amanda and Alex’s Sweet Charming Wedding at Casa Loma

EventSource

Amanda and Alex’s wedding day was a delightful affair, taking place in a setting that exuded an enchanting charm. It was a day filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments, leaving an indelible mark on their journey together. With her bridesmaids by her side, the bride radiates pure happiness and beauty, captured by the artistic lens of Jessilynn Wong Photography , Every detail of this enchanting celebration is thoughtfully curated, evoking a sense of magic and romance.

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How Do Webinars Work? A Comprehensive Guide

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Hey Siri, “define webinar” How does one define “webinar”? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a webinar as a live, online educational presentation during which participants can submit questions and comments. Webinars have been gaining momentum since the pandemic and are quickly becoming a powerful communication tool for businesses, organizations, and individuals alike.

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Fun and Exciting Events Happening Labor Day Weekend

Smart Meetings

Work hard, play hard Labor Day denotes the social and economic achievements of American workers everywhere! In honor of the holiday, Chase Travel gathered the top Labor Day Destinations for travelers. Smart Meetings zeroed in on the top domestic Labor Day destinations and the activities throughout the United States that meeting planners may want to utilize if they’re in the area.

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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4 Ps and 3 Tips for Inspiring Incentive Travel

SmartMeetings

Plan ahead and partner for best results When you’re looking for employee motivation, think far away. As in, incentive travel to somewhere far from the office (and even the home office!). Group incentive travel is one of the few benefits with almost universal appeal. In the 2022 Incentive Research Foundation Report (IRF), “the percentage that found group incentive travel to be ‘extremely’ or ‘very motivating’ increased to 91%.

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Freeman Acquires Global Brand Experience Agency Sparks

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Skift Take: Freeman has extended its already expansive reach by acquiring experiential marketing agency Sparks. The focus of this new partnership will be the corporate market.

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Day in the Life of a Wedding & Event Planner with  Zenovia Harvest

The Planner's Lounge

Welcome to our “Day in the Life” series! We feature wedding and event planners from around the world with many different levels of experience. If you would like to be featured, download our questionnaire here and email your responses and photos to info@plannerslounge.com. We are excited to feature Zenovia Harvest of Houston, Texas. Name: Zenovia Harvest Business Name & Location: ZuriLife Events & Bridal Styling, Houston TX Years Working in the Event Industry: 7 years Years Owning Your Ev

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Alexis and John’s Romantically Magical Wedding at Graydon Hall

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As the sun began to rise on the morning of Alexis and John’s wedding, the bride sat in quiet reflection as she prepared for the most magical day of her life. With the expert guidance of Moonlit Events Co. , the couple’s wedding planner, the intimate surroundings of Alexis’ getting-ready room were adorned with stunning floral arrangements from Bellwood Blooms that perfectly complemented the day’s romantic ambiance.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

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Unite And Celebrate: 26 Community Event Ideas That You Will Love

Event Smart

Do you want to organize fantastic community events that bring people closer together? You’re in the right spot! Planning enjoyable events for everyone is tough, so we’ve got a list of cool ideas to excite and unite your neighbors.

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LA Hotel Strike Impacts Political Science Annual Meeting

Smart Meetings

How APSA Planners Moved 1,500 Sessions to Makeshift Spaces and Created Virtual Panels in Less than a Month The 119 th American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition of thousands of students and academics starting today in Los Angeles has dramatically changed its plans in light of hotel worker strikes at Southern California hotels.

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Hotel Workers’ Union in L.A. Ramps Up Pressure on Meetings

MeetingsNet

Representing thousands of hotel workers in Southern California, Unite Here Local 11 calls for a boycott of the entire city by meetings and events. A few groups had already moved upcoming meetings out of hotels without a new union contract. With a rolling labor walkout in effect since July 3 across more than 40 hotels in the greater Los Angeles area, Unite Here Local 11 announced on August 24 that they are calling on all meeting and event groups to not meet in any venue in Los Angeles until a new

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Zoom’s New Virtual Studio is Live

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Skift Take: Zoom is investing in the virtual events space with the launch of a much anticipated virtual production studio and by cleverly integrating Zoom Events features into its mobile app.

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5 Things Businesses Need to Know to Thrive in a Post-COVID World

People are itching to get back into the world. 54% of consumers say they plan to dine out at a restaurant at least once a week this year. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the competition for their business is stronger than ever. Download this eBook today to learn how your restaurant can be prepared!

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The Benefits and Challenges of Integrating AI into Event Planning

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The rise of AI, and the challenge of integrating AI into event planning — including the advent of advanced language models like ChatGPT — has been a new-found source of innovation and creativity for the events industry. While these technologies offer solutions to many of the common challenges faced by planners, their use also raises a number of concerns and questions.

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Trang and Steven’s Elegant Cinderella inspired Wedding at Chateau Le Parc

EventSource

In a stunning venue filled with charm and elegance, Trang and Steven celebrated their love in a wedding that was straight out of a fairytale. The magical event took place at Chateau Le Parc , where Fleur Weddings created a dreamy atmosphere that perfectly captured the essence of Trang’s childhood fantasy of a Cinderella-inspired wedding. Artiese Studios captured every moment of the day with breathtaking precision.

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COME TO YOUR SENSES: THE IMMERSIVE SENSORY CAMPAIGN WINNING OVER EVENT ORGANISERS

Prestige Events Magazine

Professional business event venue, Telford International Centre, is inspiring leading UK event organisers through a new sensory-based promotional campaign. ‘Come to your Senses’ uses creative venue and destination photography accompanied by professional, immersive ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) recordings to bring the campaign to life. When coupled with compelling storytelling and elegantly presented and hand-delivered across the UK, ‘Come to your Senses’ engages event emotions like

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Four Things Venues Need from Meeting Planners to Ensure Your Event Goes Smoothly

Smart Meetings

As event managers, our goal at the end of a long-awaited event is to ensure meeting planners and their constituents are happy. But often, as both parties get wrapped up in the endless details and minutia of planning, the overarching goal gets lost. Unfortunately, this can lead to lack of clarity, unclear expectations and a soured experience. Recently, Nashville was named the No. 2 destination for meetings in North America, and one can imagine our event spaces and hotel services at JW Marriott Na

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A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

The last year and a half has been one of extreme stress and anxiety for the American Workforce. A 2021 New York University School of Global Public Health survey of 5,850 people who drink alcohol found that 29 percent have increased their drinking during the pandemic. Among people who have been experiencing depression (64% more likely) and anxiety (41% more likely), which have also become more prevalent over the last 18 months, the risk is even higher.

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‘Stay the course’ - An MPI volunteer leader in Hawaii shares her story

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Heather Bailey, director of membership - Hawaii for the MPI Oregon Chapter, shares her message about the importance of not canceling visits to Maui and some inspiring stories that highlight the “spirit of Aloha” in the face of adversity.

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Verizon is Shutting Down BlueJeans

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Skift Take: Another day, and another virtual event platform is closing down. This time it's communications giant Verizon that is giving up on virtual events.

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Creating a Calendar of Social Media Posts Before an Event Using AI

Eventscase Blog

You’ve probably heard of the term ‘content calendar’. It is a guide that is set in place to help teams plan, organise, and schedule their content in advance , allowing for smooth content production throughout the planned days. This calendar is an essential component of any team that is looking to keep organised and be successful in their overall content goals.