2019

4 Crucial Things To Remember When Designing An Event Presentation by @PurplePatchGRP

Techsytalk

Presentations have been around for a long time. In fact, it is difficult to see someone that does not relate to the feeling of getting stuck in a room, then seeing a presenter slowly flip through different slides. Not only is that not an entertaining way to share information, unfortunately, it can also be a great way to put an audience to sleep. All event planners know the importance of drawing the attention of an audience using compelling information.

The Ultimate Party Planning Checklist Template

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Skip to content Menu Solutions Interactive Floor Plans Collaborative event sales software that increases qualified leads and drives direct revenue. Event Diagramming Collaborative event management software that saves time, boosts revenue and drives loyalty.

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Want to Boost Employee Morale? Try Incentive Travel.

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Employee engagement is the backbone of any company. They are why your company thrives, and in some cases, why your company struggles. Employee morale is more important than it ever was before. Keeping your people happy can mean better performance and ultimately a better bottom line.

2020 Event Marketing Trends: What Will The New Year Bring?

Endless Events

It’s time to dive deep into the world of 2020 event marketing trends! Because it’s December, the next episodes of #EventIcons will focus on what’s to come. And, of course, what these trends mean for our industry.

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Evolution of the DMC:Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency & Understanding

The evolution of the DMC industry requires that it embark upon a renewed relationship with clients that is built upon transparency, trust, and understanding.

How to Use Social Media to Improve Your 2019 Events

Smart Meetings

Will 2019 be the year you leverage social media to make your events safer, more compelling and downright fun? A new survey shows that planners are missing opportunities to connect, sell sponsorships and build community. A January 2018 report from WeAreSocial and Hootsuite explains just how important social media is in the average internet consumer’s life. More than four billion people are online and more than three billion people are active on several social media platforms.

Experiential marketing: 4 examples of brands that got it right

Eventtia

Experiential marketing is a hot trend that brands are using to build loyalty. Everyone wants to wow the digital loving consumer with an unforgettable live brand experience. In this article, we examine brands that have effectively used experiential marketing to generate buzz and increase ROI.

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7 Reasons to Consider Hiring an Outside AV Provider

Meeting Tomorrow

With so many in-house AV companies consolidating recently, it’s easy for event and meeting planners to feel like the AV company at the hotel is the only option they’ve got. That’s definitely what hotels would like you think, since they typically get a commission when you go with the in-house company. But less competition means service and consistency at in-house companies can start to take a back seat.

26 Floral Designers You Should Be Following on Instagram

BizBash

These colorful photo feeds from florists around the country are chock-full of creative inspiration and ideas for your next event

7 Ways to Extend Your Event’s Life Cycle

MeetingPlay

As an event planner, your work usually falls into one of the three event life cycle stages: Before the Event , During the Event and After the Event. We all know that engagement is the key to success, and with today’s event tech it’s easier than ever to keep the buzz alive after the doors close.

2019 Blockchain Events: The #1 Guide To Blockchain Conferences

Bizzaboo

Discover blockchain events and conferences happening throughout the world in 2019 and beyond. Includes Bitcoin events, Ethereum events, Altcoin events and more! Some say blockchain is the future of more than just currency.

COVID-19 Travel Consumer Sentiment Study

TravelBoom and sister agency, The Brandon Agency, release new consumer sentiment study on travel amidst the COVID-19 second wave

Business Lessons Learned the Hard Way

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Running a business is hard work – there are few classes and even fewer ways to find proven business lessons. It’s a sad state of affairs, but many independent event planners (and business owners in general) just end up flying by the seat of their pants and learning things the hard way. And the only real benefit we get from learning things this way is when we get to share them with all the people who are hustling just as hard as us.

25 Creative Spring Themes for Parties & Events

Social Tables

Learn how to delight friends, colleagues, and customers with impressive spring themes for parties and events. Featuring real examples from innovative brands, foundations, and celebrities, these event ideas for spring theme ideas and event names will help you kick off your own event planning in style. Here’s how to pick the perfect spring event name What’s in a name? A lot, actually.

The Top Ten Meeting Management Software Programs for 2020

Viktor

The search for meeting management software can be a bear, and the number of solutions out there is dizzying, so we’ve narrowed down the search for you — to ten programs that are not only easy to use, but also proven to improve productivity and allow your company to scale and work efficiently. Time needed: 3 minutes.

2020 Event Trends – How Will the Industry Evolve?

Endless Events

Just like that, we blinked and it’s time to talk about the 2020 event trends. You might be asking yourself, what will be shaking up the industry this year? How will the industry evolve? We have some predictions! This year we stepped it up and surveyed hundreds of #Eventprofs to weigh in on the hottest trends for 2020. We could list out hundreds of trends but at that point is it even a trend? We don’t think so. Instead, we’re bringing you a curated list of the top event trends for 2020.

Show Your Attendees Some Health Love

Smart Meetings

After a long, exhausting meeting, the last thing on most attendees’ minds is eating healthy, but event professionals can do their part by ensuring attendees get the nutrition they need from their meals. In the latest Smart Meetings webinar, Toni Zoblotsky, director, B2B marketing and sales valet, Hilton Worldwide, offers a wide variety of foods that are healthy, fun and instagrammable, as well as a few recommendations to get attendees active.

A Practical Guide on How to Run Sustainable Events

Eventtia

Is your event truly sustainable? Are you measuring the impact your event has on the environment and your local community? Do you want to reduce the negative footprint your conference or trade show has? If you’re even a little concerned about sustainability, then this article is for you. Event Planning

5 Killer Ways to Keep First-Time Guests From Coming Back

Maritz Global Events

Post authored by De-de Mulligan, President, Chief Content Strategist, Mulligan Management Group. One of the most effective ways to ensure the long-term health of your event is to convert first-time guests into loyal, life-long fans.

Was Your Last Event a Success? Here’s How to Tell.

Meeting Tomorrow

There’s a lot that goes into a successful corporate event. The time, planning, space, and money required to have an event that actually builds corporate culture or converts potential clients are all immense. That’s why it’s critical to make sure your hard work is worth it in the end – you have to know whether your corporate event was a success or not. However, gauging the impact of a corporate event can be difficult since it depends on the type, location, attendees, and the other details.

Time Travel: See How Six Wedding Designers Recreated Six Distinct Decades

BizBash

The Southern California chapter of Wedding International Professionals Association hosted a design challenge that evoked the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s

3 Ideas For Event Giveaways in 2020

MeetingPlay

The right gift or giveaway is the cherry on top of a great event. But in today's world, any old branded trinket or keychain will fall flat. If you want to impress your guests, you have to give them what they really value.

A PR Pro’s Publicity Tips for Event Planners

Special Events

Defiant Public Relations CEO Sabrina Hutchinson shares secrets for getting valuable publicity for special events

How To Bring Life Back To Corporate Conferences by @purplepatchgrp

Techsytalk

Corporate events include conferences, client events, internal meetings, parties, and team building events. It can be a one-day event or a week-long conference. However, making the event interesting is not an easy task. With big cities such as London, New York, and others hosting corporate events every month, event planners need to find new approaches to ensure attendees are engaged and entertained. Traditional methods cannot bring back life to corporate conferences.

18 Creative Summer Event Theme Ideas for Parties & Beyond

Social Tables

Is there anything sweeter than summer? The sun’s shining, the birds are chirping, and event planners have more options at their disposal than arguably any other season. After all, there’s the heightened possibility of holding events outdoors, a heaping helping of rich, colorful palettes to play with, and endless summer event themes that promise to surprise and delight attendees.

Your Guide to Vendor Management

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When you think about the people who are most important to your business, what are the groups that come to mind? Customers and employees are probably at the top of the list, and rightly so. You don’t have a business without either of them. But what about vendors?

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Event Wi-Fi Terms Every Event Planner Needs To Know

Endless Events

Learning about event Wi-Fi can feel like learning another language. Often when you try to research event Wi-Fi terms, best practices and more you are greeted with technical papers written by engineers. The articles feel like they are from another world, are very complex and hard to understand. We are putting to an end to now. Today we are covering the most common event Wi-Fi terms you should know as an event planner.

How to Kick the Multitasking Habit in 2019

Smart Meetings

Meeting professionals often find themselves managing multiple priorities. After all, we all have a variety of responsibilities that need to be handled adroitly. That is simply the nature of our work today. Unlike factory workers of 100 years ago, hardly anyone today focuses solely on one specific task repeatedly. Today, we are all knowledge workers to greater or lesser degrees.

5 Logistic Challenges Your Attendees Can Overcome with a Mobile Event App

Eventtia

This article highlights how adding a mobile event app to your conference or strategy can help you overcome any unforeseen logistics challenges. Event Planning

Getting Burned by Attendee Churn? What It Is and Why it Happens

Maritz Global Events

Post authored by De-de Mulligan, President & Chief Content Strategist, Mulligan Management Group. Without fail, it happens every year. A certain percentage of your conference participants don’t return. Don’t renew their association membership. They disappeared. This is attendee churn.

7 Cool Tech Ideas to Make Your Trade Show Booth Stand Out

Meeting Tomorrow

Exhibiting at trade shows is a fantastic way to connect with potential customers, try out new products, and network with industry leaders. However, it’s always important to have a plan for getting noticed next to some of the larger, more flashy booths you’ll be up against. Luckily, there are tons of event technology solutions that savvy event planners can use to help stand out from the crowd.

Event Designers Answer: What's Your Favorite Statement Decor Piece?

BizBash

Designers and producers from throughout the U.S. and Canada share how they create eye-catching focal points for galas, weddings, corporate events, and more

7 Tips to Help Find Event Inspiration

MeetingPlay

Event planning takes a whole lot of creativity, but those new ideas don’t always strike when we want them to.

5 Great AI Ideas for Your Event

MeetingPool

Hot tech is taking hold in the event space. Are you ready to try something new for your participants? Here are 6 different ways to leverage one of the newest trends in event tech — AI. Take a quick read and click through to learn more from some of the companies noted below. Chatbots Chatbots […]. Tech Uncategorized

Attending a Tech Event? Prepare Yourself with These 5 Tips by @dancarthy2

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Careers are oftentimes forged when people meet the right folks at the right times. This is especially true in the technology industry. All of you who are a part of this industry know very well how important it is to stay well connected and interact with your peers. Of course, tech events are where you get to meet your colleagues and get an insight into what they are currently working on. These conferences can be really valuable when it comes to your potential career opportunities.

10 Charity Event Ideas That Could Change Your Fundraising

Social Tables

Think fundraising is losing its effectiveness? Think again. According to the latest research, overall charitable fundraising in the United States grew 4.2% in the last calendar year alone. Those and other nonprofit fundraising statistics point to an upward trend in giving for 2019 and beyond. In order to host a successful charity event, planners need to keep honing their business practices.

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Event Incentives That Drive Attendance

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Whether you’re hosting a gallery opening or you’re a corporation running a business seminar, it can take a lot of effort to market your event. After all of the planning and preparation that goes into an event, it would be incredibly disheartening to have an event with no attendees.