Sat.Apr 20, 2019 - Fri.Apr 26, 2019

The Ultimate Site Inspection Checklist & Guide for Planners

Social Tables

Site inspections are more than just deciding whether or not you like the space. Successful site inspections — the ones chock full of thoughtful questions and specific requests — require a site inspection checklist to make the meeting as fruitful as possible.

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How to Market an Event Planning Business


Every event planner should know how to market an event planning business. For many small things and important details that accompany the organisation of an event, special attention must be paid to marketing and advertising.

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Any questions? Rethinking traditional Q&A

Conferences that Work

How often have you heard “Any questions?” ” at the end of a conference session? Hands rise, and the presenter picks an audience member who asks a question. The presenter answers the question and picks another questioner. The process continues for a few minutes. Simple enough.

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Looking into the Future of Event Tech

Velvet Chainsaw

Your guidepost for event-technology decisions should be to put your customer’s experience before your staff efficiency. As the event-tech space continues to evolve with a number of mergers and acquisitions, I see four changes coming for larger annual conferences. #1.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Event Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of events, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

4 Mistakes Every Event Planner Makes At Least Once

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Mistakes happen — even to the most organized event planners. It’s hard to be perfect when you’re juggling endless details and deadlines, corresponding with dozens of caterers, and trying to woo sponsors. After all, you’re only human.

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More Trending

Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Event Industry — Here's How

Event Age by Swapcard

Talk about artificial intelligence is happening in every industry, including events — and with good reason. AI is not just a relevant topic; it’s a crucial one. Event Tech

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How Days Of The Week Affect Event AV Pricing – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

Can you ever learn enough about event AV pricing? For anyone out there planning an event, probably not! When you’re busy planning, your ultimate goal is always to deliver the best event you possibly can, at the best price you can find.

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3 Strategies for Event Fundraising Success in 2019

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Today, anyone can raise money online for a cause they care about. It’s empowering, but it also creates a lot of noise. Audiences are overwhelmed with opportunities to make donation choices.

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Top Designer Lynn Easton Shares Her All-Time Favorite Venues for Events


The Virginia-based event designer and hospitality veteran discusses where she entertains out-of-town guests, finds her favorite meal, gets work done on the road, and more

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How to Create a Long-Term Event Planning Timeline

Social Tables

When you start planning an event, one of the first things you should do is figure out your event planning timeline. It’s important to outline the months and weeks leading up to the big day.

Hire An AV Company for Your Next Event in 5 Simple Steps

Endless Events

Choosing the right AV company is crucial to the success of your event. Get it right and you have a team member, advocate, and advisor. Pick the wrong AV company and you could be left unexpected bills, glitches in your show, and a bad taste in your mouth.

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4 Crises All Live Music Venues Face — And What to Do About Them

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The following four crises will be intimately familiar to anyone involved in putting on live music. These four solutions will help you deal with them. The post 4 Crises All Live Music Venues Face — And What to Do About Them appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Music Music Trends Music Venues

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Tips for Reducing Stress Before, During and After an Event


According to a report released by CareerCast, event planners made it to the top five on the list of “ The Most Stressful Jobs of 2018 ,” right after firefighters, police officers, enlisted military personnel and airline pilots.

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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.

Guest Blog: 5 reasons event staff clothing is important for success

Event Industry News

By Glen Smith, Marketing Manager at WISE Worksafe. Event staff work in a wide variety of settings, from small to large scale, indoor to outdoor and formal to informal. Clothing requirements will vary depending on the nature of the event, the season and the tasks staff are expected to perform.

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‘A Really Crazy, Big Idea’ — Taking on Plastics in the Events Industry

PCMA Convene

A global initiative to reduce the use of plastics in the events industry launches the week of April 22, which is Earth Day. A year ago, Fiona Pelham, CEO of the U.K.-based

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How One Trade Show Fixed an Outdated Registration Process

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If you host a trade show, you’d probably be horrified to learn that attendees find your check-in process so cumbersome that they created their own. And that their check-in process is simply saving their badges from previous years to bypass your registration table.

Crowd Mics: Turning Phones Into Mics For Events

Endless Events

Another Monday, another Event Tech Podcast, today we are telling the story of Crowd Mics for events! Everyone can relate to the annoyances of sound during a live event. Whether it’s the speaker, the audience, or the AV company, these little glitches affect everyone.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Experiential Marketing Ideas to Enhance Your Next Corporate Event


As an event planner, one of your biggest goals is to provide an experience that attendees will remember. This article highlights how industry trends in experiential marketing can help plan your next event, trade show, or meeting. Event Planning

25 Must-Have Event Management Software Features


Looking to invest in event management software? Here are the 25 features every app should have alongside plenty of examples and visuals for you to learn from. Hosting an event is a complex process. There are a million different details to work out and get right.

4 Ways Direct Mail Can Improve Your ABM Event Attendance

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Want to give your attendees a swag bag that really stands out? Use these swag ideas to bring your event brand to life. The post 4 Ways Direct Mail Can Improve Your ABM Event Attendance appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Business & Professional Event Planning & Promotion ABM Event Attendee Experience Branding Direct Mail Sendoso Swag

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Going Green: 5 Eco-Friendly Ideas for Your Next Event


The events industry is notoriously environmentally unsustainable – but as a greater focus is placed on reducing waste and shrinking carbon footprints, the industry is taking note and embracing green practices. Whether choosing a paper-free program or partnering with green vendors, take a look at a few of the top ways to host an eco-friendly event. What is a green event? Green events take a strategic approach to minimizing waste and reducing impact on the environment.

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CMOs Pivot to Virtual Engagements to Drive Business in the COVID Economy

Speaker: Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads

Business as we know it is never going to be the same. Working from home has become the norm, conferences and meetings are going online, marketing budgets are being shifted, reduced or put on hold – it's time to adapt. Join this insightful and informative webinar with Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads, who will discuss how businesses can be resilient during these challenging times.

How To Plan An Event Without Visiting The Venue – #EventIcons Episode 161

Endless Events

On today’s #EventIcons, we’re taking a closer look at how to plan an event without visiting the venue using AR and VR in events. During a very recent episode of the Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger already tackled a similar topic. However, it’s never quite enough!

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IMEX Frankfurt Preview: Taking the Pledge to be More Sustainable


It's less than three more weeks until IMEX Frankfurt 2019, and we're continuing our discussion of the conference's main Talking Point for this year: Imagination.

Surprise: D.C. is the most spontaneous city when it comes to music events

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Science says that spending money on experiences makes people happier, and our recent study of 2,000 people shows that more than 50% of Americans say the best purchases they’ve ever made were spontaneous. Turns out, snapping up impulse concert tickets is a great way to round out a weekend while boosting your mood. We ranked […]. The post Surprise: D.C. is the most spontaneous city when it comes to music events appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Eventbrite

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Event Heroes: What Event Marketers Can Learn From Teaching Children


In this Event Heroes Spotlight, we speak to Amy Herman—Sr. Program Manager at ServiceTitan—about structuring effective customer training programs, leveraging event data for content programs, and what event marketers can learn from teaching children.

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10 Best Ideas of the Week: Adidas's Water Jetpack Entertainment, a Giant Godiva Iced Mocha, Rainbow Beauty Salon Vignettes


Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week

Event Names: Tactics, Tools, and Ideas Worth Stealing

Social Tables

Events bring people together to enjoy new experiences. But in order to get attendees through the door, you’ll need to come up with a great name that grabs their attention and piques their interest. The right event name can solidify your event brand, convey your mission, and help fans (new and old) find you. Do you know how to choose an event name? Here are some highly effective ways to do so, along with some real world examples and ideas.

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5 Thing Event Planners Think They’re Doing But Aren’t


Spring is a time for rejuvenation, growth, blossoming--but that also means it’s time to get real and improve in the places you’ve been putting off.

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How to Run a Facebook Contest


Facebook contests are a great way for event creators to promote their events while clocking up new fans and likes.

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