Retail Apocalypse and the Rise of Event Experiences


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].

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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.

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.

Hammerson reappoints retail experience experts Mayninteen as event agency

Event Industry News

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.

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.

Jack Morton Worldwide partners with Oculus to create experiential retail campaign

Event Industry News

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.

Vista appointed to deliver MINI CLUBMAN retail roadshow

Event Industry News

Award-winning creative communications consultancy and event specialists, Vista, have been appointed to deliver the MINI CLUBMAN Retail Roadshow and have now delivered numerous marketing and experiential campaigns for the leading automotive group.

LACOSTE present new global retail concept and heritage exhibition at Westfield London

Event Industry News

As it launches its new global retail concept, that […]. The post LACOSTE present new global retail concept and heritage exhibition at Westfield London appeared first on Event Industry News.

Initial Indications of an Overall Optimistic 2017 Holiday Fulfillment Period


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

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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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Back-of-the-Room Retail. Planner Tips & Tools attracting bleasure camera charity entertainment finding ideas incentives keynote new nonprofit opportunities payment publicity retail sales speaker Tips trade

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 the International Baking Industry Expo Keeps from Getting Stale

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IBIE is sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), and Retail Bakers of America (RBA), and run by a volunteer committee made up of ABA and BEMA members, representing attendees and exhibitors, respectively. “We

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Distributed Commerce: The Future of Event Marketing? [Webinar]


Savvy retailers have been leveraging distributed commerce for a few years now. Join us for this free webinar to learn more about distributed commerce and why it is important to the future of event marketing. What is it, and how will it become a major component of event marketing in the future?

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The Power of Proximity: Using Beacons at Your Event


The retail market was the first to embrace beacon technology and shape the concept of proximity marketing. The events and meetings industry can learn (and profit) from the retail industry’s proximity marketing foundations by bringing location technology into attendee experience.

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Could Amazon Take Ticketmaster’s Crown in Event Ticketing?


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.

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How Trade Shows Can Use Beacon to Woo Attendees


This allows event organisers or exhibiting companies to target attendees with information at the point where it is most relevant to them in much the same way that beacon technology is being used in retail settings.

Dunelm Film Festival brings Ricoh Arena national recognition

Event Industry News

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.

NFL returns to Twickenham Stadium for a second year

Event Industry News

New retail catering concepts have been designed this year to bring […].

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.

B2B Buyers Have Changed, Expos Haven’t

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Much like a Macy’s closing in a mall, the retail industry is healthy, but brick and mortar is on the decline. The way B2B professionals buy has dramatically changed, but our dependency on expo revenue hasn’t.

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Media 10 officially announces Ideal Home Show entry to China

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4 Cool Beacon Use Cases to Inspire Your Next Event

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Since then, they’ve proved to be useful in a variety of contexts, including retail, events, restaurants, museums and galleries, healthcare, logistics, and many others.

Boxpark appoints Full Fat to handle the PR for new Croydon site

Event Industry News

With a unique, and extensive, combination of experience within food, drink and live entertainment, Full Fat has been appointed by retail revolutionaries Boxpark to develop the launch PR campaign for Boxpark Croydon.

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) […].

Agency Spotlight: drp

Event Industry News

We deliver in various sectors which include finance, retail, and travel. With a fair bit of cool kit to turn clients’ visions into reality, Macroart’s enthusiastic, committed and talented team delivers some of the most complex print projects in live events, retail and interiors.

Anna Valley acquires Matrix UK Solutions

Event Industry News

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.

Bleep UK PLC

Event Industry News

Bleep UK PLC is an award winning designer and manufacturer of Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) systems and Payment solutions for retail, hospitality and events, with over 30 years experience servicing these industries.

New & Meaningful Connections Are Vital to Tradeshow Attendees

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Retailers. Consider the facts. 90% of the attendees pre-plan. Attendees who pre-plan have a higher NPS (55%) compared to those who do not (29%). Source: CEIR Attendee ROI Playbook series – fact sheet 3.

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VR’s Impact on the Event Industry

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VR technology delivers digital images as environments that customers can access and interact with using special goggles that are increasingly available through major mainstream retailers.

Why Design Matters When Creating an Event


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.

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Denver’s Luis Benitez on Supporting a Newly Acquired, 20,000-Plus Attendee Show

PCMA Convene

In protest, Outdoor Retailer — a b2b, outdoor-sports trade show sponsored by OIA that draws more than 20,000 attendees per event — opted to leave Salt Lake City for the first time in more than 20 years. What do you think Denver’s top selling points were for Outdoor Retailer?

Events DC Has Created a New Convention and Entertainment District

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Rather than focus on just convention districts and event facilities, destination developers are taking an approach with a much more consumer-savvy lens, focusing not only on space but also on retail and entertainment. become one of the most desirable event cities in the world by developing key retail partnerships and renewing the city’s historic neighborhoods. Shaw: Growing Neighborhood for Foodies and Retail Shoppers Alike.

Savvy launches new live Brand Experience division

Event Industry News

In response to a rapidly changing landscape, leading creative, digital and retail marketing agency Savvy, have today announced the launch of a new live Brand Experience division ‘Savvy Live’.

We Are Boo to exhibit at The BNC Events Show 2017

Event Industry News

Boo organise events, provide staff, create promotional activities and design team building for corporates; plus bespoke training for leisure, PR, attraction and retail sectors.

Rigging Services

Event Industry News

Rigging Services are equipment and service providers to the entertainment industry, including Television & Film, theatre, exhibitions, retail, education, concerts & events.

Distributed Commerce: The Future of Event Marketing?


Savvy retailers have been leveraging distributed commerce for a few years now. But what exactly is distributed commerce? Our webinar explores the concept. The post Distributed Commerce: The Future of Event Marketing? appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. December Event Marketing Event Planning Event Promotion Event Technology IT / Technology Leadership / Management Operations / Logistics Owner Promoter Sales Ticket Sales Webinar distributed commerce event-planning

Tarsus’ Operations Manager Tricia Barglof Thinks Big

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Thanks to her retail experience, Barglof was able to transition into the retail trade show industry. 11-14 for apparel retail buyers and Labelexpo Americas, the largest event for the label and package printing industry in North and South America, Sept. When you talk to Tricia Barglof, CEM, U.S. operations manager at Tarsus, it’s hard to believe she grew up in Forman, North Dakota , a town of less than 600 people. “I