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Event Insurance 101 – The Ultimate Guide 

Endless Events

Congratulations, you’re planning an event for your company. But, you’re probably realizing there’s a lot more to event planning than just drinks, food, music, and RSVPs. You’re here because you’ve realized you need event insurance and have questions. . Good news – you’re in the right place for answers. . This guide will walk you through everything you need to know: Why you need event insurance.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Why you should hire curious people

Conferences that Work

Why should you hire curious people? Because the future of work belongs to the neo-generalist. And neo-generalists are intensely curious. Here’s Harold Jarche, explaining the importance of generalists: Wicked problems need neo-generalists. Neo-generalists defy common understanding. They cross boundaries, and some break them. They see patterns before others do.

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30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019

Eventbrite

Learn how to make sure your next food and drink event is unforgettable — and Instagrammable. The post 30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019 appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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7 Ways to Extend Your Event’s Life Cycle

Stova

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. Follow these seven steps to extend the life cycle of your event — and expand your brand awareness.

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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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5 Valuable Lessons Event Professionals Learned in 2019

Maritz Global Events

Meeting and event professionals gained a ton of insights in 2019. We countdown the favorites over the past year and how they can help your event move forward. From examining different options to spatial design, from social media to the over-50 crowd, there was a lot of accessible content that event professionals found helpful. Below are five articles from the Experient blog that were most popular.

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Go ‘The Opposite’: ‘Seinfeld’ Advice for Experiential Events

Special Events

This experiential event expert shares the wisdom of the TV show "Seinfeld," encouraging creatives to take the "opposite" approach.

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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.

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Technology And Events: Are We Falling Behind?

Endless Events

Over the course of this podcast, we’ve obviously focused immensely on technology and events. Everything from automation to facial recognition , and machine learning. You name it, we have done an episode on it. And we do this because we truly believe technology can no longer be ignored by the event industry. Because everywhere we look, and in everything we do in this life, technology plays a significant part.

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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.

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Business Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Techsytalk

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.

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Do You Know The Best Ways to Increase Event Attendance?

Social Tables

Events are a time for individuals to come together and learn something new. They’re a time for event planners to provide guests with an experience they’ll remember. In fact, 91 percent of event planners measure whether or not an event is successful based on attendee satisfaction, according to EventMB. What are some ways you can make sure to get attendees to your event, fill seats, and make it so as many people as possible can remember your event?

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Any questions? Rethinking traditional Q&A

Conferences that Work

How often have you heard “Any questions?” at the end of a conference session? Hands rise, and the presenter picks an audience member who asks a question. The presenter answers the question and picks another questioner. The process continues for a few minutes. Simple enough. We’ve been using this Q&A format for centuries. But can we improve it?

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Your Essential Conference and Corporate Event Planning Checklist

Eventbrite

Looking for ways to stay competitive in an increasingly crowded industry? Help your event shine with this useful planning checklist for conferences and corporate events. The post Your Essential Conference and Corporate Event Planning Checklist appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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10 Questions to Ask on a Venue Site Tour

MeetingsNet

Before you head over to tour your event venue, bust out that legal pad and jot down these must ask questions. Brought to you by: Picture this: it’s the day of your event, and you need to move a large piece of equipment up to the space. You measured the dimensions and checked online to verify that the freight elevator was large enough to hold it. But there’s just one problem—the elevator itself is large enough, but the door to the elevator is not.

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3 Ideas For Event Giveaways in 2020

Stova

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. Read on for our three suggestions on how to delight attendees with the right giveaway this year.

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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.

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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. But you can’t do that until you see the event experience through their perspective. Imagine this scenario: you walk into the opening reception of a large conference, and quickly realize you don’t know a soul.

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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

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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. So today, we kickstart this series of episodes with 2020 event marketing trends. As event professionals, marketing is an enormous part of what we do.

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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.

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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.

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14 Unique Fall Wedding Reception Ideas

Social Tables

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Make your entire conference a braindate

Conferences that Work

Why not make your entire conference a braindate? One of Skift’s “ 10 event trends for 2020 ” is networking. The report predicts: “Activities such as braindates that deliver more meaningful connections will become mainstream at events.” The author, Julius Solaris , tweeted: “…braindates are in our top 10 trends for 2020…Too much of an undervalued tool and approach.

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3 Tips to Write Better Event Descriptions

Eventbrite

Your event description is often the first (and only) chance you get to grab potential attendee’s attention online. And thanks to modern consumer behavior, you have only 5.59 seconds to do it before they abandon your webpage and move on to the next thing. So how can you make the most of those five seconds […].

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3 Pro Tips for Livestreaming Your Events

MeetingsNet

What to consider before hitting the "go live" button to a wide audience. Today's meetings and events are opportunities to not only drive the conversation with in-person attendees but with global audiences too. With the power of a well-produced livestream, you can broaden the event by engaging viewers at their desks, and even allow them to be part of the conversation.

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How to Use Data and Analytics to Plan a More Impressive Event

Stova

Editor's Note: This is a guest post contribution. Author bylines and information are found at the end of each post. To learn more about submitting guest content to the MeetingPlay Blog email Lori.E @meetingplay.com.

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How to Run a Product Launch Event the Right Way

Eventtia

When Tesla or Ikea launch a new product, they don’t just put it in stores and let consumers start shopping. They strategically plan a launch event to generate buzz about their new products. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to successfully plan a product launch event.

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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.

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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.

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Live Streaming Your Event 101

Endless Events

We’re nerding out on how to live stream your event today! It’s a fantastic new time we’re living in, no doubt. And an exceptionally exciting one for the event industry. Nowadays, there are countless options to choose from if you want to take your event to the next level. Of course, one of these cool choices is the possibility of live streaming your event.

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4 Steps to Implementing a Balanced Security Plan

Smart Meetings

Security was barely even an afterthought when planning an executive offsite or corporate event five years ago. However, attacks on shopping districts, sports stadiums and convention centers?have become an all-too-common occurrence. In fact, the number of mass shootings in the U.S. rose above 300 in 2018, prompting event planners to reevaluate their physical security strategies.

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Being an Ally for Your LGBTQ+ Wedding Clients

Special Events

Being truly inclusive for wedding couples is a lot more than lip service, this wedding pro says.

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