Sat.Jan 26, 2019 - Fri.Feb 01, 2019

The Future of Experience Design: What Event Planners Need to Know


This is a sponsored post by Maritz Global Events. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Just a few years ago, event experiences were the cure-all solution that event planners were looking for.

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How to evaluate the success of enterprise corporate event? Would you rather know or guess?


“Do you guess or know what are the customer needs?” ” it’s a question very often asked in sales departments. The aim is to verify whether the seller understands the needs of his client. We would like to ask a similar question in the context of internal corporate event evaluation. Do you guess or know that your event was valuable for employees and the whole company? Where does the idea to ask this question come from?

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Pass the Popcorn: Planners Watch the Fyre Festival Documentaries

PCMA Convene

Attendees arrive at the Fyre Festival only to discover that it has been canceled in this scene from the Netflix documentary “FYRE: The Greatest Party that Never Happened.” ” (Netflix).

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More Conference Physics: Inertia

Velvet Chainsaw

I bet you’ve heard this before: “An object at rest, tends to stay at rest.”. Oh, yeah, it’s Newton’s first law of motion : any object will stay at rest or in motion unless acted on by an external force. It’s also referred to the law of inertia. Yes, an object at rest, tends to stay at rest.

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A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

Making large scale change happen

Conferences that Work

I recently came across some principles for “ making large scale change happen “ I think they’re worth sharing. Here’s the text version: Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Making large scale change happen appeared first on Conferences That Work.

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Your 1-Week Plan to Promote Paint Parties and Classes

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Not everyone is an artist. But almost everyone enjoys pretending they’re an artist for a night — especially if friends and wine are involved. Enter paint parties.

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Author Interview: Christy Lamagna, The Strategic Planning Guide for Event Professionals


Corporate events are expensive—often one of the biggest items in the marketing budget. But when done well, they can produce a significant return on investment, both in quantifiable financial measures and soft benefits to the organization. Industry Observations

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The Top Event & Experiential Marketing Trends for 2019


Despite January coming to a close, trends are still top of mind for today's meeting and event planners and marketers.

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5 Tips for Selling Out Your First (or Hundredth) Run or Walk Event

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Getting people outside and on their feet is what gets you up in the morning. But you know that’s not how everyone feels about some good old-fashioned exercise. So how do you get people to join you and sign up for your running or walking event?

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3 Tips for Shifting to an Architectural Model for Meeting Design

Smart Meetings

One person isn’t responsible for coming up with the look of a house, ordering the wood, laying the foundation and selling the home. That wouldn’t be practical. Experts in each of those areas play a role and then pass the job off to the next person.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Manage Time Like a Monarch. Yeah, Right.


Queen Elizabeth I was reported to have said "my Kingdom for an extra minute." or something close to it.

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Making Events Universally Accessible

PCMA Convene

Brydie Colquhoun and Rodney Bell perform “HariHari,” by Movement of the Human, at the festival. Courtesy True Colours Festival).

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How a LEGO Hobby Transformed Into a Record-Breaking Events Business

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What do you do when your family’s LEGO hobby leads to you creating an event for 24,000 people? If you’re Chad Collins, Learn With Bricks founder and Brick Fest Live creator, you build a business off of it.

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How the Meetings Industry Can Be More Accessible and Inclusive to People of Color

Smart Meetings

Editor’s Note: Smart Meetings invited a group that come together at MPI’s Thought Leadership Summit on Diversity to tackle the issue of how planners could be part of the solution for creating a more inclusive world. How are you making strides toward a diverse world that makes everyone feel welcome?

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2019 Event Trends. What to keep an eye out for


Based on my personal experience and the know-how of our event planning partners, I’ve put together a list on what we at Oveit expect to be the 2019 event trends. This is far from being exhaustive, but I hope it will help you prepare for the year that lays ahead.

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Sweet Things San Diego: Come for Yogurt, Stay for Hugs

PCMA Convene

Owner Nancy Scornavacco’s creative vision has made Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt in San Diego a happy, vibrant place. Sweet Things). Frozen yogurt joints come a dime a dozen, but there’s something undeniably irresistible about Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt in San Diego.

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What Are You Doing Wrong With Your Free Facebook Event?

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Facebook is a free way to advertise events, and with millions of users actively engaging with Facebook Events each month, it’s an opportunity you shouldn’t miss. But yours isn’t the only event showing up in users’ feeds — you have competition.

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Veni, Vidi, Vinci: Caesars Forum Hits Another Milestone

Smart Meetings

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but Caesars Forum in Las Vegas is making exciting progress.

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How to Plan an Event: the Basics


Not sure how to plan an event, or even where to start? Maybe you were recently assigned an event to plan by your manager or you’re just starting out in the field, either way, there are a few basics for how to plan an event.

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Only in Japan: 3 Unique Experiences to Inspire Attendees

PCMA Convene

Elevate your next international gathering with one of these team-building Japanese traditions. Sometimes the best way to cultivate new ideas is to step outside the meeting room.

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The Secret to Hosting 1,500 Performances a Year: Passion (and Some Whiskey)

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The best events don’t always start with a business plan. Often, they start with spark. Someone has a passion they want to share, and a great idea about how to share it. They’re moved to bring people together around a vision, so they make it happen — even with no event planning experience.

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How to Successfully Market Your Next Event

Smart Meetings

Creative event marketing is the easiest way to increase the number of people who eventually attend your meeting—directly contributing to the bottom line.

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Saving Time With Automated Event Tech


If there's anything meeting and event planners need more of, it's time. And a common challenge that attributes to not having enough hours in the day are manual and disjointed processes throughout the planning cycle.

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TOP 25 best marketing conferences in Europe to attend in 2019


2019 is here with its event calendar full of the best marketing conferences waiting for you to attend them. What to choose in the mass of promising industry gatherings? Let’s check what Europe has to offer in the TOP 25 list. The marketing industry changes at a very fast pace.

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5 Creative Concessions That Will Drive Your Music Venue’s Bar Sales

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Whether you’re a promoter, a talent buyer, or the owner of a venue, you know the score: The real measure of a show’s success is measured in bar sales. The post 5 Creative Concessions That Will Drive Your Music Venue’s Bar Sales appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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Retailers: Hoteliers of the Future

Smart Meetings

The hospitality industry is booming, and retailers are taking notice. Brands known for being luxury watchmakers, specialists in home decor and pushers of simple apparel are all trying their hand in the hospitality industry.

2 Funnels. One Goal. No "Tirekickers."


This post is digested from the report and seminar 7 Key Insights from the "How B2B Marketing is Changing". One of the gems you'll find in the middle of that report is a solution for avoiding "Tirekickers" at shows.

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30 Team-Building Event Ideas


Use these creative team-building events as inspiration for your own engaging and fun company event ideas. Team-building events are an essential part of a company’s overall health. Taking care to entertain, educate, and strengthen relationships within your business has a lot of benefits.

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Winter Comfort Recipes From Marcia Selden Catering

All Seated

In our latest recipe post courtesy of Marcia Selden Catering , we spoke with Managing Partner/Executive Chef, Robin Selden on the topic of winter comfort recipes using chestnuts. Read on for recipes and in-depth details on cooking with chestnuts! The Skinny on Chestnuts.

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Ruby Conferences 2019: 6 Quality Options for Rubyists & the Ruby-Curious

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

People call Ruby a beautiful, artful language and, with such high praise, it's easy to see why its enthusiasts love to meet in person to discuss its applications. Ruby 2.6.1 was released this week, so it seems there's no time like the present to talk about some events for Ruby programmers this year.

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ETL Replay: The art of conference programming, including abstract management

Event Industry News

Event Tech Live is Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology. Boasting a packed educational programme across five sector-specific stages, here you can catch up with content that you may have missed from 2018’s event. From the Launchpad Stage at Event Tech Live 2018.

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Live from #GoWest19 – #EventIcons Episode 149

Endless Events

On this episode of #EventIcons we are live from GO WEST! GO WEST is the largest gathering of event professionals in Western Canada. The event focuses on education, innovation, and networking. Getting everyone connected and building relationships is one of the events main goals.

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Why You Want to Consider Your Food Before Creating Your Event Layout

All Seated

From an outside perspective, organizing food setup and an event layout seem like two totally different things that wouldn’t necessarily go hand-in-hand.

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Checking in With Business Events’ Next Generation

PCMA Convene

Members of PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties class of 2019 see a bright future for the business events industry, a future to which they plan to contribute. Emily Dietrich shares her impressions of and expectations for the industry. What do you like most about your job?

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Guest Blog: Five ways to mentor event industry talent that you might not have thought of

Event Industry News

By Kristina McCoobery, Chief Operating Officer, INVNT. The desire to continuously improve is ingrained in many people, and in my experience, this is especially the case when it comes to event industry professionals. We’re a driven, motivated group. We’re incredibly passionate about what we do, and we strive to produce the very best for our clients day in, day out. In fact, at INVNT we have a saying that goes like this: “Yesterday’s wow is tomorrow’s so what? So what will we challenge today?”

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