Retail Apocalypse and the Rise of Event Experiences

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Big brand retailers are rapidly announcing closures and liquidations as physical retail space is failing. The post Retail Apocalypse and the Rise of Event Experiences by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

Jack Morton Worldwide partners with Oculus to create experiential retail campaign

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Oculus this week kicks off ‘Rift and Touch’ – the brand’s retail brand experience, which will take place at shopping centres across the UK. The post Jack Morton Worldwide partners with Oculus to create experiential retail campaign appeared first on Event Industry News.

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drp increases footfall at SPAR Retail Show by 100%

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drp and its exhibition arm drpexhibition has significantly increased footfall at the annual SPAR Retail Show for retail giants A. Since drp won the SPAR retail contract in 2015, footfall has increased by a […].

Unified Tourism Voice: US is Open for Business

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Fewer visitors means fewer hotel stays, fewer meals eaten in our restaurants, fewer goods purchased in our retail stores, and fewer visits to our national attractions. Photo credit: U.S. Travel Association .

How to Plan an Awesome Annual Kick-Off Meeting

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Research retail centers in the location of your kick-off. How To Tips & Tools annual building client customer field guest ideas inspiration kick kickoff meeting mindset off perform retail sales stores tactics team workIt’s getting to be that time of year again.

6 Tips for Getting the Best Speaker Possible at the Best Price

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Retail therapy: A fresh experience for meetings and conferences

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According to Psychology Today , retail therapy involves shopping with the aim of improving the mood of the buyer. The main benefits of retail therapy include escape, relaxation and rejuvenation. Here are some ideas for incorporating retail therapy into meetings, conferences and events.

New international travel retail digital exhibition to be launched

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Duty-free and travel retail industry association Tax Free World Association (TFWA) is set to launch a new digital exhibition at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes in October 2017.

Hammerson reappoints retail experience experts Mayninteen as event agency

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Maynineteen, Hammerson plc’s incumbent Manchester-based agency, has won a three-way competitive pitch to deliver experiential events and activations across Hammerson’s full retail portfolio of shopping centres, retail parks, and premium outlets for the next three years.

6 Ways to Inject Retail Therapy in Your Next Meeting

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Event planners can take advantage of the unique landscapes offered by stores large and small to bring people together and add a dash of retail therapy. The post 6 Ways to Inject Retail Therapy in Your Next Meeting appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Holiday shopping trends show why customer experience is vital for retailers | Customer Think

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Here’s a common holiday dilemma: You’ve avoided retail crowd pandemonium by shopping online. The post Holiday shopping trends show why customer experience is vital for retailers | Customer Think appeared first on ForeSee. Insights Retail bylines Customer Think holiday season Holiday Shopping SeasonThe following article written by ForeSee VP of Marketing Eric Feinberg was first published on Customer Think.

drp increases footfall at SPAR Retail Show by 100%

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drp and its exhibition arm drpexhibition has significantly increased footfall at the annual SPAR Retail Show for retail giants A. Since drp won the SPAR retail contract in 2015, footfall has increased by a […].

Initial Indications of an Overall Optimistic 2017 Holiday Fulfillment Period

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Initial indications point to the 2017 holiday fulfillment period looking to be a rather good year for the retail industry and its supplier and services stakeholders. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Transportation and Logistics 2017 holiday fulfillment period trends Supply chain Matters blog

Planning The Audience Experience And PR For Your Events

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Retail: Taubman Shopping Centers. Andy Perez, a Los Angeles based marketing and public relations consultant who has created more than 1,000 events in his career joins EPN and Event TALK. Andy will be discussing the importance of public relations in preparing for an event.

Dunelm Film Festival brings Ricoh Arena national recognition

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Live events agency Meet & Potato transformed the Coventry venue’s 6,000 square metre Ericsson Exhibition Hall into a film festival for home furnishings retailer Dunelm’s annual Conference, hosting over 500 people.

GES wins prestigious UK Furniture Shows contract in multi-year deal

Event Industry News

The shows are widely recognised as one of Europe’s premier furniture exhibitions, boasting major international brands and attracting more than 20,000 trade buyers from the worlds of retail, hospitality and interior […].

Welcome to the Farm! Meet Ryan Speaker and Steph Shuff

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I'm a futurist nerd at heart and spent the past seven years in technology hardware development and retail. I'm also fascinated by how event technology can disrupt the retail space.

Media 10 officially announces Ideal Home Show entry to China

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When Conference Participants Vote With Their Feet

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You have a limited amount of resources, money, time, conference retail space (room, agenda time, etc.) They’re voting with their feet. It’s a common phrase. And one that we as conference organizers should pay attention to.

7 Top Tips To Attract More Attendees To Visit Your Exhibition Booth

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Author Bio: Reno Macri is a founder and director of a leading exhibition and event company Enigma Visual Solutions , specializing in retail designs, interiors, graphic productions, signage systems, office refurbishment, event branding, exhibition stands design and much more.

Dave Beachnau Is Detroit’s Good Sport

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Coming soon is the completion of The District Detroit , a 50-block retail, dining and entertainment development. Dave Beachnau is the Detroit Metro CVB’s new vice president of sales, marketing and sports. That’s about all you can say is new about the Motor City veteran.

4 Insider Tips on How to Make Your Event Successful

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AUTHOR BIO: Reno is a founder and director of Enigma Visual Solutions, a leading exhibition service and event company , specializing in retail designs, interiors, graphic productions, signage systems, office refurbishment, event branding, custom exhibition stands and much more.

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Events DC is Delivering More Outside the Convention District

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Shaw: Growing Neighborhood for Foodies and Retail Shoppers Alike. Convention and leisure travel are more connected than many meeting planners might believe. It’s no surprise that attendees frequently turn their conference trips into vacations.

Anna Valley acquires Matrix UK Solutions

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Anna Valley, the leading provider of AV rental services and fixed installations to the event, retail, corporate and entertainment sectors has acquired live event specialists, Matrix UK Solutions. The purchase follows a long professional relationship and will strengthen Anna Valley’s position in the AV rental market with the addition of Matrix’s experienced staff and client base. The post Anna Valley acquires Matrix UK Solutions appeared first on Event Industry News.

Enough Clickbait: Here's Why Event Marketers Need Data

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Businesses and organizations that once existed exclusively online—retail stores like Warby Parker and media sites like Mashable —have created real-life experiences by either opening brick-and-mortar stores or by fully embracing events and experiential as part of their business strategy.

Seneca Designs for CANFAR’s Bloor Street Entertains

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Seneca College students and faculty transformed five Bloor Street retailers into elegant dining spaces for Bloor Street Entertains; the annual event which takes over boutiques and galleries in the Bloor-Yorkville corridor to raise between $500,000 and $1 million annually for CANFAR. “We

8 Meeting & Event Trends that Could Explode in 2017

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The pop-up is also finding its way into the retail sector, with lots of retail parks and shopping centers allocating space to a range of pop-up food vendors.

Could Amazon Take Ticketmaster’s Crown in Event Ticketing?

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Online retail giant Amazon is in talks with US venues in an attempt to take on the world of event ticketing. Amazon wants a slice of the event ticketing market and there’s only one firm standing in the way. Here we look at how that will affect the event industry.

Canadian Producers Score an Emmy

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Virtual reality for events: Who is using it?

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For example, at CES 2017, Samsung’s President, Tim Baxter, announced that sales of Samsung Gear VR headsets (retail price: US$100) have exceeded 5 million.

Planning an Event? How to Garner an A-List Guest List

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Firms such as AAA Displays offer a range of shelving and retail options to meet with your event or conference requirements. Whether you are planning a networking event, a team building session or even a celebratory occasion, attendees can make or break an event.

Why Design Matters When Creating an Event

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If you are a retail company, for example, then look to the work of the architect Peter Marino for examples of the design principles that are used in luxury retail outlets. Retail companies understand better than most how to attract and retain customers using great design.

How to Increase Visitor Satisfaction – Lessons from Star Wars Celebration event

Event Industry News

There will be two stellar sessions for attendees at Event Tech Live 2016 The first will allow attendees to discover how retail and brand marketers create great customer experiences.

Why the Food Marketing Institute Shelved FMI Connect

PCMA Convene

Over time, we saw a waning interest among food retailers and wholesalers to do business in a traditional trade-show environment. We were still welcoming the leaders of the food industry with 52 of the top 75 food retailers, but those companies were sending much smaller teams to the event.

Inside an Association’s Total Rebrand: Creativation

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Behind the name change is a push to appeal to a younger demographic of manufacturers, retailers, designers, emerging businesses, influencers, bloggers and creative professionals. A mime, a Dixieland band, and Visit Phoenix President and CEO Steve Moore walk into a trade show.

Battling — and Bottling — Potential Food Waste

PCMA Convene

This spring, when Dutch department store chain Vroom & Dreesman (V&D) went bankrupt, tons of produce intended for the retailer’s on-site restaurants suddenly had nowhere to go. The culinary team at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center feeds 1.5

Not Just for Selfies, Your Event Team Needs This Drone

Canadian Special Events

It will be available in March 2017, at a retail price of $249. Air Selfie drone is the only pocket sized handheld drone camera. It is portable, small, durable and easy to use. AirSelfie integrates into your mobile phone cover for a perfect selfie.

How To Hypercharge Your Events (and Personal Brand) With Experiential Marketing

PCMA Convene

When Johnny Earle, aka Johnny Cupcakes , opened a retail shop (his fourth) on London’s Regent Street in 2011, hundreds of fans waited on line for hours — some of them camping overnight — to be among the first to visit the store.

Troxy turns red for the Comic Relief Gala Ball

Event Industry News

Theo Paphitis is a director of Comic Relief and the Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG) […].

What Is a ‘Typical’ Event Planner Salary?

Event Planning BluePrint

Lynda, a 36-year-young retail manager switched careers because she’s dreamed about being a wedding planner for many years.