2015

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 11 New Catering Trends

BizBash

2015 166

The Best Event Planning Books Ever Written

Guidebook

The best event planning book recommendations as chosen by real event pros. Sure, you can get all your event and meeting planning information from the internet like most of us do these days. (We We gathered all of the web’s best event planning blogs.) But what about good, old-fashioned books? Nothing is more satisfying than stacking your scholarly resources on a bookshelf so that everyone who enters your house knows how learned you are. Of course, reading books is great too.

2015 91

Social Media for Events Timeline Infographic

TicketBud

Event marketing can be tough (especially if it isn't your day job), you want to promote your upcoming event but you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information there is and how to get everything done in time. Never fear, Ticketbud understands your problem!

2015 124

How to Write an Event Planning Proposal

EventPlanning

Statistics show that the event management industry will grow by 44% and add over 30,000 jobs in the next five years. This is definitely good news for all planners as it shows that the demand for your talent and service is on the rise.

2015 84

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.

Planning Interview Questions for Event Professionals

EventJuice

It’s fair to say that not many people relish job interviews. They can be a nerve-wracking experience and it can often be difficult to do yourself justice in such a pressure-cooker environment. But what about the people on the other side of the table? Well, that’s not necessarily an easy task either.

2015 80

5 Reasons Why You Need More Face-to-Face Meetings

b2match

There was once a time when face-to-face meetings were the only way for people to hold discussions and communicate ideas to one another. With the advent of technology, new, easier methods of communication are available, such as virtual meetings by way of Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime, etc. While virtual meetings may be more convenient than scheduling meetings in-person, they create a barrier between attendees, making it harder to truly focus and engage

2015 78

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Leave the Driving to Us – Uber Extending Service to Event Planners

The Modern Event

UberEvents is a new service being tested in New York City, where event planners can issue guest passes to ease the process of getting to an event, especially in a city such as NYC, where catching a cab or taking the train can be quite an experience in itself.

2015 60

8 Things to Avoid When Engaging Millennials at Meetings

Planner WIre

Millennials comprise of a huge chunk of the country’s demographic. This is the audience you should have your sights set on. Here’s the thing: millennials have very peculiar characteristics. They take notice of the little things.

2015 58

Death to the Albatross! (Let's get back to the basics on name tags!)

Event Philosopher

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw Name badges have gotten ridiculous.

2015 56

Can Small Businesses Have Events Too?

Nuila Events LLC

whatcombusinessalliance.com . Well here we are! The holiday season is upon us, and I wanted to talk about the single biggest question we hear … “I own a small business, do I still need to do events?” Our answer at Nuila Events , LLC is always a resounding “YES!”

2015 52

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

How to Throw a Stylish New Year's Party

BizBash

2015 166

The Universal Marketing Plan for Literally Anything

Guidebook

If you’re adding to your event – whether it be a new session, a new format, a new call for proposals process, or a new event app – you’re going to have to market it. There is no such thing as automatic buy-in. People need to be told several times about a change if you expect them to take part in it or consume new information. That’s all well and good – but who among us has money to hire a marketing consultant for every little new thing we want to introduce?

2015 84

26 of the Best Event Planning Apps to Boost Your Productivity

TicketBud

"What is the very most important thing you should be doing with your time and resources right now?". This is what we as event professionals should be asking ourselves constantly. The question above comes from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown.

2015 122

Wedding Alcohol Cost and Bar Budget

EventPlanning

Almost everyone who plans a wedding has to decide how much of their budget to allocate toward the bar and how many beverages to stock their wedding bar with. A wedding planner should be equipped to help with this information. We answer many of your questions in this article.

2015 81

Pitching For Events: 5 Tactics To Enhance Your Next Pitch

EventJuice

Each day, the event industry becomes more competitive – in fact we are drowning in event companies, so an essential attribute of an event organiser is the ability to SELL your idea over others.

2015 79

What are Matchmaking Events (Brokerage Events)?

b2match

Business Matchmaking Events Is your organisation about to embark on a very big project? This project will certainly put you on the map and in the running to be more competitive in your industry? But are you finding it difficult to find the right partners and organisations who can play a part in you succeeding and getting this project off the ground. The best solution for you to find the right stakeholders is participating in a matchmaking event

2015 60

Mobile Social Media: A Checklist for Maximum Event Impact

Corbin Ball

A recent survey from ShareThis found that social sharing from mobile happens twice as often as sharing from desktop. As event participants predominantly use mobile devices at events, it follows that the more mobile the social media, the more widely they will be used at events.

2015 78

[Checklist] 7 Tips for a Better LinkedIn Profile – Updated for 2016

The Modern Event

Create a Custom URL.

2015 56

8 Things to Avoid When Engaging Millennials at Meetings

Planner WIre

Millennials comprise of a huge chunk of the country’s demographic. This is the audience you should have your sights set on. Here’s the thing: millennials have very peculiar characteristics. They take notice of the little things.

2015 57

Optimizing Your Event Portfolio

Event Philosopher

This is a guest post that was posted on Goombal's blog. Take a look at the other great content posted there! In many spheres of human endeavor, from science to business to education to economic policy, good decisions depend on good measurement. -

2015 52

Social Proof: How Social Media Can Help Get The Word Out

Nuila Events LLC

Photo Credit: www.blog.hittail.com. Well, good morning! I’ve got a bit of a twist for you today – we’re NOT going to talk about event planning. but we are going to talk about how to maximize event awareness and participation using your sphere of influence.

2015 52

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 12 New Entertainment and Activity Trends

BizBash

2015 166

How to Choose an Event App in 2016

Guidebook

(Editor’s Note: For a comprehensive guide to choosing an event app, check out The Event App Buyer’s Guide. This free eBook will walk you through the process of evaluating an event app – plus provide you with the Event App Scorecard to give you an objective way to rank your options with a numerical score. You can also get the same information in this webinar ! ). Shopping around for a new event app company–or thinking of switching?

2015 81

Affiliate Marketing 101 for Events

TicketBud

The quintessential affiliate marketing stock photo. The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.” - Sun Tzu.

2015 85

Plan Your Event With These Eight Important Steps

EventPlanning

You just landed a client you’ve been pitching for a while and want to make her event spectacular.

2015 57

Planning The Christmas Party: 18 Steps to Organising the Perfect Celebration

EventJuice

The job of planning the company Christmas party can often seem something of an unwelcome and scary prospect.

2015 56

7 Ways to Find The Right Business Partners

b2match

Finding the right business partner can be a daunting task. In order to turn an idea into a thriving business, sometimes it’s crucial to team up with another visionary rather than going at it solo. But how do you find the perfect partner and avoid clashing chaos? We think these steps might help: 1. Look towards those who you already trust Building trust can take years.

2015 58

Mobile Social Media: A Checklist for Maximum Event Impact

Corbin Ball

A recent survey from ShareThis found that social sharing from mobile happens twice as often as sharing from desktop. As event participants predominantly use mobile devices at events, it follows that the more mobile the social media, the more widely they will be used at events.

2015 78

Event Technologies That Will Make Your Event Pop!

The Modern Event

Events today, whether they are trades shows, concerts or conferences, require a lot of work. It’s competitive out there, not only for attendees but also for their participation. Sponsors and exhibitors want to squeeze every dime out of you to make sure that the attendee has the ultimate experience.

2015 56

ABM 2015 - Watch the newest event video now!

Converve

At each event delegates initiate new business deals worth over $30 million. 2,5 days - 360 participants - 3000 meetings. ABM delegates use a technology-driven online tool the Converve Platform to set up as many as 31 pre-qualified appointments that are 20 minutes in length.

2015 52

5 Tips to thinking strategicially about your 10x10

Event Philosopher

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Alan Lakein So your sales guy comes to you and says, "My customer gave me a free 10x10 at their show!" Fantastic!" you say. What are you going to showcase?" silence. Trade shows are a great way to showcase your brand to attendees. Or they're not.

2015 52

How We Make Sure Your NonProft Event is Amazing

Nuila Events LLC

Photo Credits To: [link] . Let’s face it running a non-profit event can be much harder than running a profit-driven event since you’re relying on fewer (volunteer) people to help and there usually isn’t loads of money just laying around to spend on it.

2015 52

10 Practical Holiday Party Favors That Guests Will Actually Use

BizBash

2015 166

Everything You Need to Know About Attendee Engagement

Guidebook

Our second shelf here at the Event Planning Resource Library is all about Attendee Engagement. Impacting our attendees is a hot topic these days, and with good reason. Why else are we holding events if not to impact the people who are attending them? The real trick of it all, however, is how are we impacting them, and what is the best way to do so? These questions have been some of Guidebook’s most detailed explorations to date.

2015 70

4 Reasons You Need Content Marketing

TicketBud

We’ve talked about all kinds of marketing for events on this blog, but one has been missing - until today. Content Marketing is one of the most influential types of marketing out there and it comes in many shapes in sizes.

2015 78