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Showing Your Event Attendees They Matter

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Skift Take: Successful meetings and events are designed to meet the needs of all attendees who must be motivated to attend. If they can get the information being presented online, they will not expend time or money. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Why Building an Event Community is a Hot Trend for 2023

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If a global pandemic taught us anything, it’s that the right event management platform can help us stay engaged and connected even when in-person meetings aren’t possible. But as the events industry overwhelmingly reverted back to in-person conferences as soon as restrictions were lifted , event professionals have been left wondering: Is there a way to keep that momentum going year-round?

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Trends for event professionals to watch in 2023.

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It’s that time of year again. Time to look back on the past year’s successes and to look ahead to the new year. We love the feeling of fresh opportunities on the horizon! The beginning of a successful event isn’t when the doors open, it’s when you’re looking ahead to the needs of your industry and attendees in the new year. It’s when you assess the landscape and decide how you’re going to make your mark.

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Q&A: What Does an Event Planner Do?

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Whether planning private celebrations, non-profit fundraisers, or corporate conferences, the goal of the event planner is to visualize their client’s idea and then bring that vision to life. But how do event planners accomplish this task? What does an event planner do, exactly? In this article, we break down what event planning is. We look at the duties, skills, and experience required in professional event planning, as well as a variety of planning specialties.

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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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Is this the Answer to “No Good Event Management Software?”

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Event management software can potentially make an event planner’s job more efficient. But when the right software doesn’t exist, planners are left to fend for themselves, often lacking solutions. In July, we discussed this exact issue in the episode, Why is there no good event software? Will and Brandt discussed what features the industry desperately needs and how companies can offer solutions.

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PCMA Convening Leaders Takes Over Columbus, Ohio

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Skift Take: Over 3,300 meeting professionals descended upon Columbus, Ohio, this week for PCMA Convening Leaders injecting about $6 million into the economy. The pressure was on as these planners could bring hundreds of millions of dollars in future meetings business to the city. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Status and power at meetings

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Meeting professionals rarely talk about status and power issues. This is unfortunate because the ways that status and power manifest at meetings matter. Why? Because a majority of those who attend most meetings have little say over what happens at them. Typical meeting formats are rigid, and attendees play largely circumscribed roles. So, let’s explore the roles of status and power at meetings.

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How to Write an Event Recap Blog Article

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While it might seem daunting at first, anyone can write a great post-event article. Doing an event recap is a great way to capitalise on months of planning and preparation. While you might be a little tuckered out from the event itself, it’s well worth throwing together a well-written event report (after you’ve had a […].

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What’s a Tracking Pixel, and Why Should You Care?

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Pixels are snippets of code that allow you to gather valuable information about website visitors and the actions they take. They're vital for measuring campaign performance, tracking conversions, and building audiences based on behavior.

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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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The Evolution of the Exhibition Industry

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Skift Take: UFI CEO Kai Hattendorf shares key trends impacting the exhibition industry and paints a picture of what trade shows will look like in the future. — Skift Meetings Studio Team Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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To Build High-Performing Teams, Focus on Workplace Relationships and Employee Well-Being

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Every enterprise today has access to technology, information, capital, and even talent (though they may have trouble retaining it). So what is it that separates high-performing organizations—those able to retain and engage the best people, and operate at a consistently high level—from their struggling peers? Recent research studies from Harvard and the U.S.

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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 Write an Event Business Plan: A Complete Guide

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An event business plan is essential for getting stakeholder buy-in, raising funds, and measuring the success of an event. Here's what you need to know before you write yours.

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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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PCMA Announces a Slew of Acquisitions to Mixed Reaction

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PCMA CEO and President Sherrif Karamat, Randy Fiser of AGU, Jason Dunn of NCBMP, Don Welsh of DI, and Howard Givner of ELI. Skift Take: As the industry continues to feel the effects of the Covid pandemic, several associations that could benefit from deeper pockets have been acquired by PCMA. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Manchester duo launch MIXR, a boutique B2B entertainment tech PR & digital marketing agency

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MIXR was founded by Emma Bilardi and Kel Murray, friends and former colleagues with the shared goal of creating an ethical, progressive, full-stack agency. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer progressive PR and innovative digital marketing services to clients working across arts and entertainment,” says MIXR Digital Marketing Director, Emma Bilardi.

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Your Guide to Event Management Process: What is It and How Do You Do It?

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The idea of learning something new and meeting new people is exhilarating, that’s why events are exciting and thrilling. Yet, the event management process can be a strenuous and enormous task. You have to look closely at the details to be sure that everything in the event goes according to plan. As event managers and […].

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How to Write an Event Recap Blog Article

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Your event doesn’t end at clean-up. A great post-event blog post will put the event to work for you all year long. Here’s how to write it.

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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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7 Meetings Industry Trends to Watch in 2023

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Skift Take: The past three years have brought about significant challenges to the meetings industry. Although recovery is in sight, it must continually adapt and innovate to keep up with the latest trends. — Skift Meetings Studio Team Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Lily and Trevor’s Sweet Wedding at the Royal Botanical Gardens

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Lily and Trevor’s big day is the epitome of the perfect romantic garden party. Located at the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, their wedding was a beautiful blend of their different cultures and traditions. Their celebrations began at home where they both wore traditional Chinese outfits for the Chinese door games and tea ceremony.

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20 Essential Event Planning Tips for Beginners

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Trying to plan your own wedding, a party for someone you know, etc.? Then you likely know by now that planning an event can be overwhelming and stressful. After all, it requires a lot of time and patience to ensure things go smoothly. But don’t feel overwhelmed! We’ve compiled 20 essential event planning tips for beginners that will make the whole process easier than ever!

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How to Increase Virtual Event Attendance: Tips & Strategies

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As event planners continue navigating online settings, many are thinking about how to increase virtual event attendance. According to data from Markletic, 35% of virtual event attendees are no-shows. Virtual events allow people to connect more than ever, with everything from webinars and conferences to concerts and fitness classes.

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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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Holograms Take Center Stage at Meetings and Events

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Skift Take: The future is here: Plug-and-play hologram technology is now accessible for meetings and events. To find out more about how it works and why it stands to revolutionize the audience experience, Skift Meetings sat down with ARHT Media, a leading supplier of hologram technology. — ARHT Media Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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Sponsored Games from Duelbox are Coming to Live Sports

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Duelbox is an audience engagement platform that brings customizable, mass-participation digital games to live events! Participants join on their personal device by scanning a QR code, no apps or downloads needed. Duelbox has games like Live Trivia, Scavenger Hunt, Spin Wheel, and even a Race Game! Duelbox is great for team buildings, corporate events, trade […].

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Mike Dominguez: Hotel, F&B Prices Aren’t Going Down, and Other Predictions for 2023

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As meeting professionals begin to plan events for 2023, Mike Dominguez, president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), joined Editorial Director JT Long for his annual Smart Chat Live! predictions conversation about the trends meeting profs need to prepare for in 2023. You can relive the insights on-demand here , but we grabbed some of the action items below in case you are in a hurry to send that next RFP.

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How Creators Like Gayle Kirschenbaum Plan Engaging Virtual Exhibitions

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Adding virtual exhibitions to your events calendar can improve attendance and interest in other events you hold. Not to mention online accessibility extending your reach beyond local guests. We’ve compiled tips for hosting your event and insider knowledge from creator and artist Gayle Kirschenbaum, who uses Eventbrite to exhibit her photography.

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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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Events Industry Looks to the Future During PCMA Convening Leaders

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Skift Take: Chris Nassetta, CEO of Hilton Hotels, a featured speaker during PCMA Convening Leaders, predicts the business events industry will exceed the high water mark of 2019 this year. — Andrea Doyle Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings.

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How To Elevate A Catered Buffet

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Buffets – they were once an attractive novelty but have certainly lost their splendor over the years. Many people now. The post How To Elevate A Catered Buffet appeared first on Caterease.

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New! Online training and certification eventplanner.net event software

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More and more organizers are switching to the eventplanner.net event software. To help you get the most out of the software, we are launching online training and certification.

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