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How to make sure all your guests show up

Purple

Tips & tricks for event email campaigns - What’s the point of having an event if no one shows up? That’s why email campaigns are so important. They help create buzz, build-up and awareness from the get-go all the way to the big day and to make sure everyone clears their calendar. There are 3 key campaigns you want to consider. Any less, you’re risking low attendance.

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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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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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The Human Way to Boost Event Networking

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Skift Take: Networking Ambassadors have the power to greatly enhance human connections and cultivate a sense of belonging at business events.

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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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JL Group expands technical production services to USA

Event Industry News

For the last 15 years the JL-Group’s (JLL) DNA has been synonymous with a commitment to client service, strong values and pushing boundaries in the ever-evolving world of technical production across the television and event industries.

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How to Plan a Styled Shoot

Event Certificate

Whether your goal is to build your portfolio, book more clients, improve your branding or network with vendors, a styled shoot can help. A styled shoot can be a powerful tool to achieve various goals in your event planning journey. Whether you aim to enhance your portfolio, attract more clients, […] The post How to Plan a Styled Shoot appeared first on The Event Certificate | Marketing Coach & Consultant for Event Planners and Wedding Planners.

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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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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 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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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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Smart Moves in Vienna, Fari Islands and More

Smart Meetings

Roland Hamberger Roland Hamberger As the managing director at Rosewood Vienna , the brand’s first hotel in the German-speaking market, opened in August 2022, Hamberger will lead the hotel in engaging guests with Austrian culture, providing exceptional services and amenities and reinforce the Rosewood brand’s sense of place philosophy. He served as general manager for Palais Coburg Hotel Residence Vienna for over a decade.

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Zoom’s New Virtual Studio is Live

EventMB

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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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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Icebreaker Events at Meetings: More Critical Than Ever

MeetingsNet

After the pandemic and in the remote-work environment, it’s not enough to simply plan a meeting and have people show up. Many employees’ social skills have suffered in recent years—something that planners can proactively address. A break of nearly two years from most personal interactions, including standing face-to-face with professional colleagues, has likely taken a toll on the social skills of many people.

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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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How Nashville Became a Top Meeting Destination

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Skift Take: Nashville's rise in popularity as a meeting destination wasn't a fluke. It was driven by a strategic plan 20 years in the making.

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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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Seven Actions Enterprises Must Take to be Successful with CSR Initiatives: CSR Research Part Two

Best Corporate Events

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities benefit everyone involved. Employees value opportunities to give back to the local community during work hours. Enterprises benefit from enhanced brand image and increased employee engagement. And deserving nonprofits form impactful relationships, receive financial and material support, and (often) increase awareness through local media coverage.

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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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Planning Pod’s Enhanced Communication Tool Empowers Event Pros

Planning Pod

Why Your CRM is Making or Breaking Client Relationships Slow response times are the silent killer of the events industry. If you’re one of many business owners currently struggling to stay on top of messages, your delayed responses are snuffing out potential bookings. Having a CRM platform with a central mailbox is key to speedy response times and maximizing lead conversions.

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Consolidation on the Horizon for Meetings Industry Associations

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Skift Take: Meetings industry associations are shifting and morphing with more seismic change predicted. What associations will be impacted and when?

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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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Fighting Fyre: Epic Event Fails and How to Avoid Them

TicketBud

Event fails come in all shapes and sizes, from minor mishaps to epic messes. When high profile events go wrong, they make the news and we all get to learn from them. Below, we showcase five examples of epic event failures and lessons learned, from serving fast food at a national championship dinner to leaving high-paying festival attendees stranded on a remote beach.

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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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Working With Food Designers 101: Everything You Need to Know

Special Events

Food designers help create a unique experience your guests will not get anywhere else.

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One Month Out From The Inaugural Skift Meetings Forum

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Skift Take: The countdown is on. We are one month away from our inaugural Skift Meetings Forum where business event professionals will gather in New York City.

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Buycott, Don’t Boycott

Smart Meetings

How to positively impact social conditions in destinations with politics that don’t align Flashback to 2019. Elena Gerstmann, FASAE, CAE, was hungry. The only open option at the airport she was passing through on her way home from a business trip was a restaurant she had boycotted for years because of its anti-LGBTQ+ financial support. Begrudgingly, she bought a sandwich, then stewed over how much of her tab could land in the hands of someone actively working against what she believes in.

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Scaling with event tech

Event Industry News

Former head of digital innovation at Reed Exhibitions, Ade Allenby launched his own advisory business in March 2023. In this episode, Ade talks advances in event tech, the sector’s move from the fringes to the heartbeat of contemporary shows, tools that help people connect, and generating data to help organisers better understand their audience.

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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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CUEZ by TinkerList, appoint UK representation  consultants Catch the MICE to drive event-sector business

Prestige Events Magazine

Tinkerlist, a trailblazing force in the broadcast industry, proudly announces the official launch of their innovative product, CUEZ: A rundown and script platform engineered to redefine live broadcasting. This monumental step marks a significant advancement not only for Tinkerlist but also for the realms of broadcasting and events. In a strategic collaboration, Tinkerlist has partnered with Catch the MICE, a leading UK-based representation agency, specialising in the promotion of event-technolog

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The ROI of In-Person Events

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Skift Take: Calculating the ROI of in-person events can be hard. Stova's chief marketing officer Anush Alexander recommends looking at events holistically and exploring how they connect.

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CSR Fights Hunger

Smart Meetings

Omni Hotels & Resorts supports September Hunger Action Month Some families are welcoming the plentifulness and bountifulness that is associated with fall and its connotation as the precursor to the excitement of the holidays, yet it is also a time for our industry to remember those who are less fortunate. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is necessary year-round, but September has become the official month known as September Hunger Action Month.

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