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Sep 25, 2017
Corporate event professionals are often viewed as the people behind the scenes who are good at operations, but not taken into consideration where strategy is concerned. There usually is another marketing or sales group making the decisions on which events to host or participate in and what the strategy should be – then the program is handed off to the event manager to execute. Event professionals can add a huge amount of value to programs by understanding the business goals and structuring events to measurably achieve those goals. But in order to be brought into the strategic discussions,… more
Sep 21, 2017
Increasing outreach is an ongoing challenge in event marketing.  How do you get more attendees to come to your event?  You’re putting in significant time, effort, and money to design and deliver a great program but if nobody attends your work is all for naught. I recently attended a webinar hosted by the Event Tech Tribe called “20 Event Marketing Hacks to Get Butts in Seats,” that offered some useful tips and tricks on how to do just that. I’ve pulled six of these to concentrate on here: three internal to your organization, and three external.    Internal Content personalization, A/B… more
Sep 21, 2017
With over 500 million users, LinkedIn’s potential to be a powerful tool for finding and engaging with relevant professionals is obvious. However, what isn’t obvious to many professionals is how they can tap into that potential and take full advantage of what LinkedIn has to offer. After about a decade of using (and experimenting with) LinkedIn, I’ve developed a system for myself that’s works – in fact, about a third of my business now comes from LinkedIn. Here are some of the actions I’m taking and features I’m focusing on: 1. Set Realistic Expectations LinkedIn isn’t magic. It’s a tool… more
Sep 21, 2017
Many corporate event professionals are not overly tech-confident. It’s not their core business.  But in order to get the most out of most event software, you often need to have a deep technical understanding of how things work behind the scenes. Integration between event software tools can be challenging, is often just cobbling disparate technology together, and may be complex enough to require involvement from IT. Even single-provider solutions may be conglomerations from acquisitions rather than being built to work as a whole. Event marketers don’t typically have the time to deal with… more
Sep 21, 2017
A lot of experiential event design these days goes hand-in-hand with event technology. But what about the non-technical visual elements of your event? Tension fabric structures can be used to add interest and excitement to event design. Fabric structures are lightweight (which means easy to pack and low cost to transport), add visual appeal, and can transform an environment into a memorable experience from the instant your attendees arrive.   Sculptural stretch-fabric structures can be used in variety of ways at events. Most commonly seen as dramatic backdrops and décor on keynote stages,… more
Sep 20, 2017
SPIN, the Senior Planners Industry Network, is encouraging meeting planner “veterans” to apply for SPIN: 40 Over 40 – a new initiative to recognize and honor planners who are industry role models, influencers, innovators, and pioneers. Self-nominations are encouraged as well as nominations from peers or colleagues. Applicants and nominees do not need to be SPIN members – they just need to be at least 40 years old, have at least 10 years of experience as a meeting planner, and still be actively planning full or part time. A selection committee will choose the final 40 honorees and each will… more
Sep 19, 2017
Corporate Event News (www.CorporateEventNews.com) is a newly launched web site and enewsletter for corporate event professionals .  We hope you find Corporate Event News to be a valuable news source for corporate event planning, marketing, event technology, people and development, destinations and venues and overall industry news. This new online hub for industry news, insights, and original content will focus on the information, education and tools for high level corporate meeting and event marketers. Led by Rachel Wimberly, 7-year president and editor-in-chief for TSNN and newly… more
Jul 12, 2012
Executing an event perfectly every single time doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by design. A design that is supported by a rock-solid strategy and technology to activate this strategy. Customer support that comes with your event platform is crucial for success. Here are four reasons to invest in a hybrid event platform that provides dedicated customer support. 1. Simplifies Platform Adoption A dedicated customer support team will define how your most recent purchase will be adopted and implemented within the organization. 21.1% of tech professionals attributed the lack of tech… more
Nov 27, 2023
While audience participation is a critical aspect of any effective and engaging virtual meeting or event, it’s important for event managers to properly vet and prepare guest speakers for panels or live Q&As to protect their event’s integrity and brand image. To help solve this challenge, virtual events company GlobalMeet recently launched Centerstage, a platform for virtually handling and screening guest speakers during digital events, such as investor meetings, town halls, internal HR meetings and more.  With this new feature, pre-selected speakers or audience members can be promoted to… more
Oct 18, 2023
Exclusively sponsored by Honeycomb Strategies When Honeycomb Strategies talks to planners and venues about sustainability, the first challenge we hear about is cost. Naturally, to start up any operational change requires investment. But it’s a myth that sustainability is more expensive than operations-as-normal. In fact, we’re increasingly seeing cost savings from sustainable practices both in the short and long term.  Let’s start with some sustainable solutions with short-term benefits for event planners. To reduce energy costs, contract with venues that have undergone improvements and… more
Partner Voices
Just when it seems like Las Vegas can’t get any bigger, brighter or more exciting for groups, MGM Resorts raises the bar again. The company continues to invest and innovate across its portfolio of Las Vegas resorts, with new attractions and upgraded experiences for attendees of all interests.  Remodeled Guest Rooms MGM Grand is the largest single hotel in the world with over 5,000 guest rooms and an 850,000-square-foot conference center. It is home to the newly remodeled MGM Grand Studio Tower—700 reimagined guest rooms with a fun mid-century vibe. Nearby, the iconic New York-New York Las more