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Four Brands Weigh in on What it Really Means to ‘Add Value’ to Events

Event Marketer

For its 2022 Upfront, TelevisaUnivision enlisted Hispanic artists and vendors that lent authenticity to its positioning as the go-to network for Spanish-language content. Marketers from Intel, TelevisaUnivision, Subaru and Campari share insights on what post-pandemic audiences actually want, how they’re delivering—and how to measure it all. The evidence that audiences are more judicious than ever about which events they’re willing to commit their time to in a post-pandemic world is overwhelming.

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10 Things That Could Go Wrong at an Event (and How to Stop Them)

Eventbrite UK

The cancellation of events back in 2020 was perhaps the most persuasive proof that no matter how well-planned an event is, certain circumstances are always outside our control. What you can do as event creators is be aware of these potential pitfalls and event planning mistakes, and make a contingency plan that puts you in […].

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5 Features to level up your event ticketing platform in 2023

VBO Tickets

Are you looking for key features that will bring your event ticketing platform up to speed this year? Maybe you feel you are overpaying for something that does not deliver on your expectations. Perhaps you don’t care for confusingly sending your patrons to a different website to purchase tickets; or you’re using disconnected websites for ticket sales, merchandise sales, and marketing.

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a day in the life of an event executive at seven events

SevenEvents

new to seven events, kate shepherd, gives us an insight into a day in her life as an event executive; from venue finding to site visits. read below to find out what goes on behind the scenes. 7:00am i’m very prone to snoozing my alarm but on a good day, i shower, get dressed and have a quick breakfast of fruit and yoghurt with one of my housemates. 8:00am my commute from battersea into our london office in mayfair is as easy as i could ask for!

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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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Event Marketing Strategies and Ideas: The 2023 Guide

Eventtia

No matter how well you’ve planned and organized an event, it will be doomed as a failure if you can’t secure enough attendees to visit the event. It’s very rare for an event, no matter how perfect it is, to just sell itself, which is why having a clear marketing and event promotion strategy is crucial to the success of your event. In this guide, we will discuss all you need to know about event marketing: the initial concept of event marketing, effective event marketing strategies and ideas you c

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5 Venues To Kick Off Your 2023 Team Strategy!

Prestige Events Magazine

The team at Unlocked having been looking forward to 2023. With the New Year it’s time to start strategising for the year ahead. What better way to do this than to host an Annual Team Kick Off Meeting…. Kick Off Meetings tend to include an entire team or company and they are hosted to kick start the year, to strategise and to look back on the previous year’s achievements.

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Planners Are Now Also Designers of Time

EventMB

Skift Take: If attendees are not enjoying their event experience, they will leave or not show up in the first place. Attendees now want more control over the event experience, so planners must become designers of time. — Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Survey: What’s In Your Event Tech Toolbox?

Smart Meetings

Have you upgraded your virtual and hybrid skills? Event technology companies have spent the last 3 years introducing new features and consolidating platforms in an attempt to offer end-to-end turnkey services and robust reporting. But we want to know how you are using the Swiss army knife of online and onsite delivery tools. Please take this short survey, and you could be included in our future-focused survey published in the March Smart Meetings magazine.

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15 In-Person and Virtual Icebreaker Activities for Corporate or Networking Events

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To get attendees connecting at your next networking or business event, here are 15 tried-and-tested icebreaker games for adults.

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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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5 Strategies to Improve Your Virtual Corporate Events

Attendease

With the boom of online events, most companies have increased their portfolio of virtual events. By now, we are all mostly well-versed in the online space, but there are ways to take your next virtual event a step further in order to provide an even better event experience. . Brand Consistency. Most organizations need to rely on third-party technology to host their virtual events, whether it’s a web-conferencing system or a registration tool to collect RSVPs.

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Top 7 Event Trends Expected in 2023

Event Farm

A new year is here and event planners everywhere are looking ahead to the future of the event industry. Here are the top trends that I’m predicting will shape the future of 2023 event experiences. From virtual events to sustainability and beyond, these 7 trend predictions will help prepare event professionals for what’s in store in an industry that is constantly evolving. 1) Experience-First Events.

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CES Gets Meetings Industry Going for 2023

EventMB

Skift Take: With attendee and exhibitor numbers getting closer to pre-Covid figures, the entire meetings industry is hopeful for a strong CES that sets the tone for the rest of 2023. — Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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How to Make Money From Events

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In these belt-tightened times, savvy event organizers are looking for new ways to boost their revenue. Here are 5 proven ways to bring in additional income from your event.

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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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Resolutions rarely work

Conferences that Work

Sadly, resolutions rarely work. In 2016 I wrote about what I call the New Year’s Resolutions Effect. [My example was noticing that thousands of people chose to read my old post about cleaning up email on your iPhone every January.] I shared Tom Stafford ‘s suggestion for maximizing the likelihood that people will make good resolutions and keep them.

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Our most popular articles of 2022: Expo fan favs!

Expo Pass

We do our best to bring you the most up-to-date news, predictions, and happenings in the event world. . But our favorite way to find out what’s going on with events is by looking at which Expo articles people are reading the most! . This year in-person events were in full swing, along with ways to increase attendance and make events more exciting. People were ready to be face to face, away from their computer screens, and connect with other meeting professionals. 2022 was the catalyst for bigger

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New Audience Priorities

EventMB

Skift Take: Gathering audience data is key to understanding the priorities of meeting attendees. Through analyzing and interpreting both sentiment and behavior data we can improve the way meetings are designed. — Skift Meetings Studio Team Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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13 Memorable Corporate Event Ideas for Clients & Employees

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We’ve scoured the web for the most innovative corporate events ideas on the block. Be inspired and make your next event really stand out from the crowd.

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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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Top 7 Event Trends Expected in 2023

Event Farm

A new year is here and event planners everywhere are looking ahead to the future of the event industry. Here are the top trends that I’m predicting will shape the future of 2023 event experiences. From virtual events to sustainability and beyond, these 7 trend predictions will help prepare event professionals for what’s in store in an industry that is constantly evolving. 1) Experience-First Events As the event industry continues to regain momentum, one thing remains clear—experience-first event

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Danielle and Keith’s Sweet Rustic Wedding At The Bradford Barn

EventSource

Between the rich hues and down-home vibe of their venue, Danielle and Keith’s wedding will have you long for the cozy days of fall. Everything about their big day at The Bradford Barn is intimate and personal and goes to show that close friends and family, amazing food, and a laidback vibe goes a long way when creating the perfect day. Beautifully captured by the lens of Hipnotik Photography , you’ll definitely want to check out this gorgeous gallery.

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Stop Creating Networking Events

EventMB

Skift Take: Networking is passé, and in an ever-growing virtual world, connecting with colleagues and associates on a physical and emotional level is imperative. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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How to Get Food & Drink Partners for an Event

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Partnerships are a key ingredient of most successful food and drink events. Here's how to do them right.

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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20 Tips for Working with Difficult Clients as an Event Planner

QC Event School

FACT: Literally anyone with a job has had to deal with difficult clients at one point or another. No matter what industry you’re in, there will always be customers who are hard to please. As a wedding and/or event planner, it’s especially important to learn how to deal with these types of clients in a professional way, so as not to hurt your reputation or business.

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Expansion at LVCC Means More Space for CES

Smart Meetings

In its second year since the pandemic, Consumer Electronic Show (CES) roared back to life this weekend at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), which offers 4.8 million sq. ft. of meeting space. This year’s CES has over 3,000 exhibitors and over 100,000 attendees across the show floor. This year’s event promises something for everyone with it being over 70% larger than CES 2021.

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Will a Las Vegas Convention Center Strike Impact CES?

EventMB

Skift Take: As CES, the world’s largest tech show, prepares to swing open its doors to more than 100,000 people, a threat of a possible strike by food service workers at the Las Vegas Convention Center as well as Covid are concerns. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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18 Impressive Church Christmas Program Ideas

Event Smart

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the advent season and the merriment everywhere, December is indeed the most fabulous time of every year. This is the time when friends and family would gather to celebrate the season together. The Holiday Season is also a busy time for churches. Celebrating Christ’s birth is […].

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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 SoCraTes Conference: Peer-Generated Content on Display

MeetingsNet

Using the Open Space and World Café formats, the 200-plus attendees dig into the topics that are most pressing for them in a free-wheeling, energizing, productive atmosphere. For the International Conference for Software Craft and Testing held annually in Germany—known as SoCraTes—event coordinator Tobias Goeschel has a notably less-complicated job than most other business-event planners have.

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Meeting Profs Travel: Southwest in the Crosshairs, Buttigieg Responds

Smart Meetings

Bob Jordan, Southwest CEO. After a firestorm of criticism over the way Southwest Airlines handled the holiday season and weather delays and cancellations, the airline is getting broiled on the fires of internal critiques. In an open letter posted this week on the Southwest Airlines Pilots Union (SWAPA) website , Captain Tom Nekouei, Southwest Airlines Pilots Union 2nd Vice President, wrote: “How did we get here?

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Zoom Fatigue Finally Revives Travel for In-Person Company Meetings

EventMB

Skift Take: Internal meetings were supposed to be killed off by video conferencing, but it looks like in-person face-to-face will be back with a bang this year. — Matthew Parsons Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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