Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

What to Do When Your Event’s Gone Wrong


We like the event industry because you’re unlikely to find two identical events, and there is always something new to discover. But sometimes this “new” becomes a real challenge when event planning goes wrong. No one, not even the most experienced organiser, can predict that.

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What is a Leko and a Gobo? – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

When it comes to event lighting the terms can become easily mixed up. You may have wondered what does each type of light do? Or what do I need for my event? If these questions have ever popped into your mind this episode of Whiteboard Wednesday is for you.

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5G in the Event Space

PCMA Convene

The advent of 5G means better streaming of AR and VR technologies, among other benefits for business events. By Lane Nieset.

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The Physics Of Conference Entropy

Velvet Chainsaw

In physics, the second law of thermodynamics says all things—bodies, businesses, conferences, energy, organizations, relationships—move toward chaos and disorder. This is also known as the state of maximum entropy. In one sense, entropy is a measure of uncertainty or randomness.

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.

How to Create Your Event Page Like a Pro

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Millions of competing events with similar promises stand between you and your attendees. If you want them to attend your event, your page needs to convince them. According to an Adobe study, 88% of consumers gather information online before purchasing a product or service.

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More Trending

Improve meetings by de-emphasizing old-school status

Conferences that Work

You can improve meetings by de-emphasizing status. Apart from my first book , I haven’t written much about status at events. It’s time to revisit this important topic. I think about status at events as the relative levels of proclaimed or perceived social value assigned to or assumed by attendees.

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My review of PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

Gallus Events

I’d heard a lot about PCMA Convening Leaders. It is widely regarded as the best event in the event industry. It’s certainly the biggest, with almost 5000 event planners attending this years event in Pittsburgh. Now, that’s MASSIVE!

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How to Make Attendees Fall in Love With Your Valentine’s Day Event

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Valentine’s Day was made for live experiences. But if you think some heart decorations, dim lights, and a romantic playlist is all it takes to attract a large crowd — think again. Couples — and even single people looking for a night out — expect more from their special Valentine’s Day experiences.

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Key Factors How the Era of Mobile Event Apps Shapes Events. Infographics.


The mobile app industry has become one of the biggest industries in existence. Over the past few years, it has attracted literally billions of smartphone owners, who use mobile apps daily.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

The Top Event Technology Trends for 2019 — According to 27 Event Experts

Event Industry News

By Tom Pick, a digital marketing consultant with event management platform developer G2Planet. When you ask more than two dozen top events industry professionals for their insights on technology trends, the answers (no surprise) are fascinating.

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Corporate Event Entertainment: The Age of Multi-sensory Experiences


This is a sponsored post by Creativiva. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Corporate event professionals looking for event entertainment have two priorities in mind, increase engagement and deliver experiences that stick with their audience. A multi-sensory event is an ideal way to deliver on these objectives because of its powerful imprinting abilities on memory. […].

7 Email Subject Lines That Event Planners Dread

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Every events manager knows those emails — the ones that push you into a pit of dread before you open them. It might be a pestering sponsor interrupting your workflow, or a caterer pulling out at the last minute.

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Top 15 Event Planning Tasks to Delegate to Others


John Hunt, a professor at the London Business School, notes that only 30% of event managers think they can delegate. Of these 30%, only one of every three staff members say that they distribute tasks very well.

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First Smart Meeting of 2019 Raised the Bar

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings founder and CEO Marin Bright. After a decade of bringing event professionals together to share strategies and learn about new ways to wow attendees, Smart Meetings pushed the format to pack in even more meaningful networking and sharing. The first Smart Meeting of 2019 was on Jan.

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The Stress-Free Guide to Making Event Promo Videos

Brown Paper Tickets

It’s 2019 and time to get real. Video content is no longer a “nice-to-have”; it’s a “must-have.” According to OptinMonster , video marketers get 66% more qualified leads per year. Imagine what a good video campaign can do for your ticket sales. Here’s a guide to creating a promo video for your event.

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Control the Chaos: Planning and Managing Multiple Events

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Planning and managing multiple events is a constant juggling act. You’re not just managing your venue, vendor, caterer, staff, and sponsors for one event — you’re managing multiple sets of them for each event!

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Thrival Festival Integrates Pittsburgh Locale into Event

PCMA Convene

Veserium performs a Silent Disco during Thrival’s Interactive Experience at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Ben Petchel). Amy Blackman is a coastal snob. “I I admit it,” said Blackman, a principal strategy consultant for Fruition, based in Los Angeles. “I I was born and raised in New York City.

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8 Hotels Boosting Guest Experiences in 2019

Smart Meetings

From West Hollywood to Dominica, hotel and resort properties are cropping up, providing unparalleled luxury, gorgeous views and redesigned guest experiences, not to mention plenty of locations for groups to meet.

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Three Steps to Convince Your Boss it’s Time for a Tech Upgrade

Expo Pass

(2 Minute Read). Three Steps to Convince Your Boss it’s Time for a Tech Upgrade. In event planning, you are well aware technologies exist that could enhance the experience for your staff, exhibitors, and most importantly, the attendees.

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6 Ways Music Venues Can Keep Fans Engaged on Social Media

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This is a guest post by Stephanie May, the Marketing Director for The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY. Image by Scott Harris. As marketers, the word “engagement” is thrown around a lot, especially when it comes to social media.

Geena Davis Offers a Faster Fix for Gender Imbalance

PCMA Convene

Unconscious gender bias “is everywhere, like a fog,” says actor Geena Davis during Convening Leaders 2019 in Pittsburgh. Jacob Slaton).

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Using 6 Principles of Persuasion to Increase Conversions on Event Website

Hubilo Blog

Just like any other event website owner do you also want your website to attract customers, sell tickets and registrations promptly? Well, to make this magic happen you have to guide your visitors on taking their decisions.

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2 Customer Service Tips To WOW Your Event Clients

Event Planning BluePrint

When was the last time you had such an extraordinary customer service experience that you told everyone in your path about the person and the company?

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4 Reasons You’ve Outgrown Your Event Registrations Spreadsheet

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When you first launched your events, you chose the simplest (and cheapest) tool to track registrations: a spreadsheet. But as your event has grown, your event registration spreadsheets have quickly become a liability instead of a helpful tool.

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5 Tips on Matching Event and Venue

PCMA Convene

Participants at PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2019 enjoy the large arena space used for the opening reception. EMG Event Management Group Founder and Director Peter Jack says strategists must understand what their clients want when choosing a venue. Jacob Slaton).

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Stop wasting your team’s time! Top 5 time wasters at work


There is no stop or rewind button in real life. Therefore, proper management of your and your team’s time is the key to fulfilling your job responsibilities. But there’s a catch! In everyday work, you face some old paradigms that reduce the efficiency of your team members. Time wasters at work delay and sabotage your team while they are completing their KPIs. How can you prevent them? Effective time management brings many benefits to both employees and the entire organization.

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Survey: Satisfy Individual Attendee Needs For Success

Smart Meetings

Successful transfer of knowledge and satisfying the individual needs of attendees are the most effective ways for planners to keep them engaged, according to a recent study. This was among the findings in the second phase of German Convention Bureau’s research project, Future Meeting Space.

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Video: Brick by Brick, Chad Collins is Bringing the World Together with LEGOs

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When Chad Collins started a LEGO Youtube channel with his daughter, he never imagined it would grow into a LEGO fan event that tours the United States year round. All Collins knew at the time is that he saw a need.

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Center Parcs dispels ‘Blue Monday’ myth with second Space to Breathe event at Sherwood Forest

Event Industry News

Center Parcs hosted its second Space to Breathe event at Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire on Monday 21 st January, in a bid to dispel the ‘Blue Monday’ myth by inviting attendees to step into the forest for a well-deserved breather from their daily routine.

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AR, AI Poised to Change Business Events Industry

PCMA Convene

Sherrif Karamat, CAE. Augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) are not new to the business events industry, but we have seen only a glimpse of the powerful influence both can have. There’s much more to come from both of these technologies.

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Global Biz 101: Win the Time Zone Shuffle

Smart Meetings

As professional event planners, we understand the value of time; but what happens when your work requires you to collaborate with someone on the other side of the country, or even the globe? A few simple best practices can help make this an easy transition for many event professionals.

Recap & Reflection on StorySalon Phoenix


Last week we launched our first StorySalon event of 2019 at the MonOrchid Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2018 we hosted a few StorySalon events in conjunction with our Customer Advisory Board meetings or other external events, but this was the first of it’s kind as a stand-alone experience!