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A Guide To Hybrid Events: The Ebook You’ve Been Waiting For!

Endless Events

We have to admit it – it’s been a while since we put out a nice, comprehensive content offer. But alas, we took some time only because we wanted to present you with the very best guide to hybrid events out there! We can all agree that it’s been a wild ride.

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How to Plan an Event for Both In-Person and Virtual Attendees


The coronavirus pandemic has changed the global events landscape forever, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s safe to say that the disruption of the past year and a half has also helped accelerate the adoption of digital technologies to benefit everyone. Attendee Engagement featured

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How to Create Event Survey Questions People Will Enjoy to Answer


What’s crucial in conducting these surveys is to create event survey questions people will enjoy answering, and in this guide, we will discuss how. Event Data

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How meeting professionals can measure and improve event ROI in a post-pandemic world

Conferences that Work

[My June, 2021 guest post for BlueJeans by Verizon on event ROI.]. What is event ROI? Return On Investment (ROI) is such a familiar business concept that it’s easy to gloss over the complexities of defining it in the context of events.

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Payment Optimization & PCI Solutions: Combining Offense and Defense With a Single Provider

Speaker: P. Andrew Sjogren, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Very Good Security and Matt Doka, Co-Founder and CTO of Fivestars

In this webinar, our esteemed panelists will discuss using Zero Data as the defense and payment optimization as the offense. A startup will have a well-rounded security approach that enables them to get to market sooner, grow their business faster, and minimize costs for both security and compliance.

[Webinar] It’s Time to Shake Things Up at Your Next Event

Velvet Chainsaw

There’s never been a better time to experiment with new meeting elements or to say goodbye to some time-worn ones, Dave Lutz, managing director of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, said in this recent VCC post.

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How sports and entertainment are making in-person events happen in 2021.

Expo Pass

Sports and entertainment events are happening, in-person, every day — and it almost feels like things are getting back to normal. Vaccines have obviously played a big part in this shift.

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Facial Recognition: From Disney Parks To The Events Industry!

Endless Events

What’s up, Event Tech Podcast listeners? Today’s episode is perfect for Westworld and Blade Runner fans. Will and Brandt will talk about facial recognition at Disney Parks and events in general. Why Disney?

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Tampa Bay Lightning Win Back-to-Back Stanley Cups: Parade Planned For Monday


Here is your advance notice to take Monday off. Trust us, your boss will understand. After boat parades for the Tampa Bay Lightning last fall and Buccaneers this spring, the waters of Champa Bay and the surrounding area will be loaded with Bolts fans.

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Hopin Makes 5th Acquisition of Past Year, Buying Events Marketing Platform Attendify


Virtual events platform Hopin announced Wednesday that it purchased Attendify as part of its plan to expand its event marketing suite. That's another major move by the company that just celebrated its second anniversary this past June. No financial details were disclosed.

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Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

7 Event Planning Tips the Pros Are Leaning on in 2021

SpotMe Blog

Let’s face it, planning an event is never as easy as 1, 2, 3. It’s not a “one size fits all” kind of process, as each occasion presents its own set of challenges and opportunities to be addressed, managed and executed.

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More Associations Are Sounding the Climate Alarm

Convene by PCMA

In April, the Glasgow Convention Bureau became the first DMO to join Tourism Declares Climate Emergency. Nine other bureaus have signed on since then. Courtesy of Glasgow Convention Bureau).

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Help Us Celebrate The 727 to 813 with Identity Tampa Bay


Calling all Tampa Bae’s! We’re not sure about you, but we celebrate our city every time we hop in the car and drive past the skylines, the water and the art.

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8 Virtual Events, 1 Day: Get Ready for Some Sweet Content on July 7


Apparently, we should all put a placeholder on July 7. As every tech platform and their grandmother races to amp up their content game, a number are also planning virtual events… on July 7. Whether this was an oversight or a strategic move, there’s bound to be a ton of great content!

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Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

Lessons Learned From the Digital Evolution of Events

PCMA Convene

Derrick Johnson (left) and Jared Young take part in the session “The Nuts and Bolts of Omni-channel and Hybrid Events,” which featured two speakers, Justin Hartman and Cassandra Strupp, who appeared virtually.

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Appointment Management Now Live!


Organizations large and small can now easily offer appointment reservations as we transition back to in-person activities.

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10 Sweet & Savory Places for Brunch in Sarasota


Whether you’re looking for a luxurious brunch or a Sunday brunch to get over a ridiculous hangover, Sarasota has plenty of options for you! Brunch in Sarasota varies from your traditional breakfast classics to creative French fare.

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Why hybrid events must be a core part of your marketing strategy

Hubilo Blog

In 2019, Coachella live streamed both its weekends on YouTube for the first time ever. In its first live streamed weekend, it got 82 million live views. Similarly, amidst the COVID-19 restrictions, 91.63

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Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

ComplexLand 2.0: Complex Networks Upgrades its Virtual Event Strategy to Better Engage Fans—and Brands

Event Marketer

ComplexCon is a tentpole event for Complex Networks that attracts nearly 60,000 rabid streetwear fans each year, so when COVID shut down the in-person festival in 2020, cancelling altogether wasn’t an option.

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A Step by Step Guide to Charging for your Event Planning Service (Updated for 2021)

Event Certificate

Let me ask you a few questions about charging: Do you ever wonder how much to charge clients for your event planning service? Have you ever felt like you might be charging more/less per hour to plan an event? How often do you say “yes” to working with a low […].

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6 Amazing Rooftop Bars in Sarasota


You won’t want to miss out on these incredible rooftop views while sippin’ on some of the most refreshing cocktails in Sarasota. Whether you’re looking to day drink with friends or catch a romantic sunset, these can’t miss rooftop bars are calling your name!

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Cutting-edge virtual stage makes Annual Member Meeting possible


The Australian Catholic Superannuation Annual Member Meeting for 2020 was forced to pivot online due to COVID restrictions.

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A Masterclass in Restaurant Digital Transformation

Speaker: Jay Coldren, Alex Barrow, and Greer Kimsey, Street Sense Team

Behaviorists say it takes 21 days to solidify a habit. 365 days of quarantine later, it's safe to say that our customers will be keeping some quarantine habits. At the center of these habits is the digital world: online ordering, advertising, booking, reviewing, etc. It will become essential for restaurants to create omni-channel experiences for customers, and to market them effectively. Join Jay Coldren and his team in this masterclass to learn the tactics for dominating the digital restaurant sphere.

Episode 35: Speakeasy Virtual Networking with Joanna Pineda from Bespeake


Helping your attendees meaningfully connect with each other is on every planner's mind, but what does that look like? There are so many options and… The Event Hustler Show

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12 Takeaways from the Spring and Summer Virtual Editions of the Experiential Marketing Summit

Event Marketer

Following a year marked by constant chaos and disruption, the experiential marketing industry came back strong in 2021.

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Pop the Bubbly at 6 of the Best Bottomless Mimosas Places in Sarasota


Are you trying to find a good hangout to have brunch and mimosas or to celebrate a special occasion? It’s always a good time to sip on some champagne or even better yet, mimosas. Raise your glass and let’s celebrate at these 6 bottomless mimosa locations in Sarasota!

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Aisle Planner vs Honeybook vs Planning Pod – Wedding Planning Software Alternatives, Reviews and Pricing

Planning Pod

When wedding planners and/or wedding venues are considering using our software, they often ask how Planning Pod compares to our competitors … that is, Planning Pod vs Aisle Planner vs Honeybook.

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Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

Culture Coaches Being Hired to Help Remote Workers in Dispersed Locales ??


Skift Take: Yet another business risk that wasn’t really present before the pandemic: the challenge of bridging the gap between so many different nationalities. Matthew Parsons Read the Complete Story On Skift.

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Sandal Repairs and ‘Foot Selfies’: Inside Chaco Footwear’s Summer Mobile Tour

Event Marketer

The tour offers consumers the opportunity to design their own custom sandals using exclusive webbings, buckles and threads. What a difference a year can make.

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Top Dog Parks in Orlando your Pup will Love


Orlando is known for its world-class theme parks, but did you also know there’s another type of park Orlando can brag about? That’s right, today we’re talking about dog parks!

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