40 Social Media Influencers Every Hospitality Professional Should Follow

Social Tables

These 40, follow-worthy social media influencers are highly engaged, limitless resources that are quick to share helpful content to help you succeed and grow your business. Meetings & Events. SuccessfulMtgs Successful Meetings helps you do just that: host successful meetings.

An Audience-First Approach to Meeting Design

SmartMeetings

Just like social media, event planning relies heavily on understanding ever-changing consumer preferences and behaviors. Meeting planners face the same problems as social media managers—competing for the time and attention of potential attendees.

Bringing a ‘Sense of Place’ to Meeting Design

PCMA Convene

The appetite for experiential tours among those who come to Portland for meetings and conventions has grown noticeably in the last two years, Morgan said. Morgan plans her tours using some of the same skills and insights that event designers employ — her events just happen to be mobile.

100 Virtually Free Event Planning Ideas

EventMB

We have all worked on events with a great vision but no budget to match. Here are 100 ideas to help you create an amazing event that cost next to nothing when funds are limited. It can be hard not to be disheartened when you have a virtually non-existent event budget and still want to […].

101 Event Planning Ideas For Under $100

EventMB

For limited budgets here are a variety of event planning ideas that you can accommodate for under $100. When the budget is running out, or you don’t have that much to begin with, low-cost ideas can be just what you need to ensure your event is a success or add some special touches.

Friends don’t let friends give away their content

Conferences that Work

Let me be clear, by all means share your content for free on any of the gazillion social media platforms available. Will social journalism survive? Social media blogging content control FaceBook Geocities Huffington Post LinkedIn medium ownership PSA social media web hosting

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5 Meeting Industry Trends That Are Changing the Face of Events

Social Tables

Meetings don’t look how they used to. But when it comes to trends, where should meeting industry professionals put their focus? While the shifts are plentiful, there are five that stand out from the fold when it comes to modern event design. It’s like designing the stage.

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Learn About Event Live Streaming, Event Influencers to Follow, and More

Endless Events

This list includes tips for event live streaming, managing event tech, content creation, and meeting design. Reach out to them through apps, social media, and their smartphones. Last year was the year was when live streaming really entered the mainstream.

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Go Beyond Event Sponsorship Packages: Forge Long-Term Event Partnerships

Endless Events

Embracing the Weirdness of Meetings. The word “meeting” carries a connotation of being serious, and mostly boring to be honest. Meetings may cover the simplest of topics, but mixing things up to break the mold can go a long way.

Lessons from Smart Monday at IMEX 2017

SmartMeetings

Participants were able to take advantage of 43 sessions, focused on the latest in planning purposeful meetings. Smart Meetings sent a team to do some early reconnaissance, and the top lessons learned included the following. Photo from Play with a Purpose Room, Smart Monday of IMEX 2017.

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4 Ways to Build Your Event’s Brand Loyalty

Guidebook

Announce your ticket sales on your social media platforms and encourage people to sign up for notifications or to purchase their tickets early (if that’s an option). You can boost a brand loyalty-building with a kick-off party (send out a press release and generate buzz and early social sharing), or by strategically turning on your session registrations within your mobile app at a specific time. Event Planning meeting design

Floral Event Attracts Budding Young Professionals, New Programming

PCMA Convene

For the past 134 years, florists have flocked to the Society of American Florists (SAF) Annual Convention , where organizers “work hard to come up with programming that is attractive to all segments of the industry,” said Laura Weaver, CMP, SAF’s director of meetings and conventions.

What Makes Conferences Work? – Q&A with Adrian Segar

Hubilo Blog

Amazed by the modern concept of organizing conferences and ideas that change the concept of corporate meetings planning; we approached Adrian Segar to discuss his work! Consulting : phone/video conferences with clients about their meeting design needs.

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Give Yourself a (Mindful) Break

PCMA Convene

And that’s true no matter what political affiliation that respondents claim, and is tied in particular to exposure to social media. Event DesignIllustration by Irene Rinaldi. If you are feeling more stressed than usual lately, you have lots of company.

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Hybrid events: what are they and what are their benefits?

Event Industry News

By Miguel Neves, chief social strategist. Miguel Neves is a passionate social media advocate and experienced events professional who consults, trains and speaks on digital marketing and event technology. Ahead of his discussion at The Meetings Show, ‘The future is hybrid, are you ready?’ he gives the lowdown on hybrid meetings and outlines the benefits involved in hosting them. What is a hybrid meeting?

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Offline Reading Tips for Event Managers

Converve

X: The Experience When Business Meets Design / Brian Solis. Behind exceptional experience design you’ll find technologies that can also be used at events. His book design alone is worth taking a closer look. Into the Heart of Meetings / Eric de Groot, Mike Van der Vijver.

Offline Reading Tips for Event Managers

Converve

X: The Experience When Business Meets Design / Brian Solis. Behind exceptional experience design you’ll find technologies that can also be used at events. His book design alone is worth taking a closer look. Into the Heart of Meetings / Eric de Groot, Mike Van der Vijver.

Will Meeting Planners Be New Targets for Influencer Marketing?

PCMA Convene

Oklahoma City is using influencer marketing in the form of a travel-writing team who will highlight the city’s leisure attractions — and is also bolstering its meetings portfolio with a new convention center. Why choose a leisure-travel writer instead of a traditional meeting planner?

Why This Meeting Professional Loves Slack

PCMA Convene

It’s essentially social media for productivity, although as its name suggests, it’s a great tool for goofing off with colleagues, too. The channel is called EventJive, and the group talks about the latest tech and meeting-design trends, and hosts a regular “Ask Me Anything.”.

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3 Ways to Engage Your Audience at Your Event

Social Tables

Social Media. According to a survey conducted by Hubspot and Constant Contact, 40% of non-profits, B2B, and B2C companies who responded noted using social media as a form of event marketing. But don’t let the social media fun grind to a halt when the event kicks off.

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Guest Blog: The top event technology trends for 2019 — According to 27 event experts

Event Industry News

And yet technology is indispensible for modern event management, from registration to sound and lighting, digital displays, interactive games, security, data collection, social media engagement, and collecting attendee feedback. ” — Rachel Wimberly , President at Tarsus Media.

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Top 21 Event Blogs That Every #EventProf Must Follow

Slido

Here are some of our favorite blogs that bring the best from our industry, as well as some amazing companies that have inspired us on our journey toward better meetings. Skift Skift is a media company that features news for the global travel industry.

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New Event Formats and What They Mean for Business Networking

Converve

For some time, more and more event managers have been concerning themselves with the topic of meeting design. There is still however no clear description of what meeting design actually means. It tries to research the influences of technology on event design.

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What I learned from organizing my first hackaton

Gallus Events

You will find me going on about the importance of the venue in a lot of posts (specially the ones that cover meeting design ) as the venue helps the organiser create the right atmosphere and environment. Your attendees are going to share a lot of images of your event on social media.

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

Event Industry News

And yet technology is indispensable for modern event management, from registration to sound and lighting, digital displays, interactive games, security, data collection, social media engagement, and collecting attendee feedback. Rachel Wimberly , President at Tarsus Media.

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Using events to bring your brand to life

Gallus Events

It’s also great to see people taking pictures and talking about them on social media. We’ve done our best to stay away from traditional meeting rooms. Meeting Design allows us to think very differently about the content we have at our event.

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New Event Formats and What They Mean for Business Networking

Converve

For some time, more and more event managers have been concerning themselves with the topic of meeting design. There is still however no clear description of what meeting design actually means. It tries to research the influences of technology on event design.

8 Takeaways from the 2019 IACC Meeting Room of the Future Report

All Seated

Thankfully, there are numerous valuable findings in the 2019 IACC Meeting Room of the Future report, a comprehensive study of how venues are or should be staying on top of trends in meeting space design, technology, food service and more. Blog meeting venues meeting rooms

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16 Event Resources to Plan Your Next Great Event

Capterra Event Management

The blog from popular enterprise event software Cvent is divided into categories so you can peruse based on your interests: social media, site selection and budgeting, association tips, meeting and event intelligence, planning how-tos, and strategic meetings management.

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Event Statistics: 17 Current Planning Stats that Could Change Your Business Today

Social Tables

Earlier this year, we started a little Social Tables tradition we like to call Friday Finds. 56% of event professionals believe health and wellness programs impact the overall success of meetings. Sure, wellness programs don’t dictate the success of meetings, but they certainly enhance results. Venues such as Wyndham Hotels are hearing the call and putting wellness front and center as they promote their groups and meetings product.

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Using events to bring your brand to life

Gallus Events

It’s also great to see people taking pictures and talking about them on social media. We’ve done our best to stay away from traditional meeting rooms. Meeting Design allows us to think very differently about the content we have at our event.

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40 Outstanding Event Industry Blogs to Follow

Endless Events

Connect are dedicated to providing content that helps you reimagine today’s meetings and look into the future. The Meeting Pool. The Meeting Pool is the place to be for event professionals who love to discuss technology. MPI (Meeting Professionals International).

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The Top 10 Books Every Event Manager Should Read

Capterra Event Management

The crew at BOF understand that the new social media tools are powerful but they are in fact only tools. Event Planning: The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, etc. Into the Heart of Meetings: Basic Principles of Meeting Design.

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What the ‘Sense of Place’ Travel Trend Means for Event Design

PCMA Convene

The appetite for experiential tours among those who come to Portland for meetings and conventions has grown noticeably in the last two years, Morgan said. Morgan plans her tours using some of the same skills and insights that event designers employ — her events just happen to be mobile.

The 33 skills meeting and event planners need to succeed

Plan Your Meetings

If you’re like many corporate meeting planners, planning meetings and events may only be part of your job and you learn as you go, without formal training. The Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards (MBECS). H: Meeting or event design. Design program.

PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties Class of 2017

PCMA Convene

Because the meeting and event professionals who are honored are rather young and already quite accomplished. As a “government” meeting planner, I am con-stantly challenged with limited budgets, outdated technology, and long-lasting traditions.

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