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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Best Alternative Venues in Toronto & GTA After Berkeley Events’ Sudden Closure

EventSource

The entire city woke up to shocking news yesterday to learn about Berkeley Events & Catering ‘ sudden closure. We know what a devastating impact this can have on couples who are now left scrambling. That’s some serious WTF?! Rest assured, the entire special events industry is here for you and totally has your back! To help get things started for you, we’ve rounded up a list of nearby or similar-vibe venues to Berkeley Events & Catering that you may wish to contact.

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How Do Webinars Work? A Comprehensive Guide

Attendease

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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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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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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Freeman Acquires Global Brand Experience Agency Sparks

EventMB

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

MPI

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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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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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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Taking Event Data Security to the Next Level: eventplanner.net now ISO27001 Certified

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In a world where digital information is key, the safety and security of your event data have never been more important. That's why we're thrilled to announce that eventplanner.

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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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The Benefits and Challenges of Integrating AI into Event Planning

Eventsforce

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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Force-Majeure Clauses: Out of Sync with Natural Disasters?

MeetingsNet

Planners should look more carefully at the fine print and consider changing some terms, says industry attorney Joshua Grimes. The wildfires that decimated the resort town of Lahaina on the Hawaiian island of Maui have brought to the fore an important question for meeting and incentive-program planners: Is an event contract’s force-majeure clause written in a way that allows the best decision to be made about whether to hold an event after a natural disaster in a destination?

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How to design and deliver a flawless hackathon

Event Industry News

Ewelina Dunkley has years of experience in the live events world, working in hospitality, fine dining and private parties before joining what is now called Meta in 2016, where she’s events lead.

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Verizon is Shutting Down BlueJeans

EventMB

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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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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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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How to Market Your Catering Business: Why It’s Different From Most Businesses

Caterease

As a catering business owner, you already know that marketing your business requires a different approach than other types of. The post How to Market Your Catering Business: Why It’s Different From Most Businesses appeared first on Caterease.

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Experiential Events: A Guide to Mastering Experiential Elements

Eventsforce

So much more than an added extra flourish, the creation of memorable and engaging experiences is now an essential tool in striking a lasting positive impression among attendees. Today’s most successful events utilise immersive and experiential elements to stimulate the senses and foster a deep sense of emotional connection. Regardless of the type or size of your event, the careful, thoughtful deployment of experiential elements can be used to elevate every occasion to new heights.

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Airlines Are Shifting Flight Schedules, Complicating Meetings Travel

MeetingsNet

With leisure travel strong and transient business travel well below pre-pandemic levels, the number of flights into and out of some big cities are being cut. In a business where fewer than 20 percent of customers once delivered more than 50 percent of total profits, it’s not surprising that those customers received preferential treatment. In the case of airlines operating before the Covid pandemic, it was their business travelers who received preferences, one of which was more flights operating

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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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A look at RainFocus INSIGHT 2023, “Unifying Experiences”

Event Industry News

Reflections on an industry shift for events and the future of event innovation By Rodney Hart, VP of Events, RainFocus The RainFocus INSIGHT 2023 conference presented us with a unique opportunity to bring to life the vision that we’ve been serving our clients at RainFocus – a best-in-class hybrid event experience.

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The Growing Importance of Events for Marketing

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Skift Take: Events have increased in popularity as a marketing channel to help businesses engage with their target audiences, create brand awareness, build customer loyalty, and generate leads, according to a recent Bizzabo survey.

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Mara and Tyler’s Elegant Wedding at The Walper Hotel

EventSource

Mara and Tyler’s love story culminated in a stunning wedding celebration at the The Walper Hotel in Kitchener, planned to perfection by the talented team at As You Wish Weddings. Their special day was captured in all its beauty by the skilled photographers Ariana & Alex , with the bride looking radiant thanks to the exquisite hair and makeup artistry of Fancy Face Inc.

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