This week we are featuring the LEGEND behind EventMB (Event Manager Blog), Julius Solaris, an Events Industry Speaker and Author Extraordinaire! Julius is known for disrupting the events industry and bringing #EventProfs together. Today, he’ll be sharing about his humble beginnings and how he grew EventMB to become one of the largest publications in the events industry. We’ll also discuss using data to create content that #EventProfs want to see. This is a very special episode and we hope you were able to join us in person! As always, don’t forget to check out our Epic Resources section below where our guests share some of their favorite links and resources! Read More
People go to events to experience something new, so it’s your job as the event planner to deliver. But what if you’re at a loss when it comes to innovative ideas for events? Well, that’s why we’re here.
Learn about what makes the Oscars a great gala and what unique things happened at Sundance. We even share why people chose Albert Einstein to be the main attraction of their event. (Hint: it’s all about innovation). We also serve a few tips for marketing your event via influencers, social media video and virtual reality.
Life Is Beautiful! This week we’re featuring a couple of awesome #EventIcons – Grant and Adam Mills – and they are here to give us a behind-the-scenes peek into Life Is Beautiful (named Best Music Festival of 2016 by @pollstarlive)! Life Is Beautiful is an annual music, culinary, art, and learning festival held in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Grant and Adam will be sharing how they got started, and how the Life Is Beautiful event began and has grown and expanded over the years. They’re going to share with us about how they have dealt with and overcome setbacks, how they reach out to engage the big names, and we’ll talk about the artists that are responsible for the amazing installations at the festival. Such an exciting episode! As always, don’t forget to check out our Epic Resources section below where our guests have shared some of their favorite links and resources! Read More
Events are hectic enough as it is without having to deal with a crisis, so you need to be prepared when and if an emergency occurs. After dealing with that, make sure to debrief after the event to see how to make things better next time. This week, we have tips on event planning and management that will help you get a crisis under control and make good use of debriefing templates for your post-event assessment.
PS: Here’s a great webinar on how to prevent an event AV crisis.
We also rounded up a few ways to solve marketing problems as well. How do you create content for short attention spans? What’s the best way to be more creative? How does one recruit influencers? Answers to these and more below, just keep on reading! Read More
Know any healthy EventProfs? They seem to be a rare breed. Join us for this special episode when we discuss how we can increase their numbers in the wild. Our ICONIC guest panelists include Dr. Kim Bercovitz of x-bytes, Kelly Treadway of EventCurious, and Kelly Smink of Amusement Masters. They’ll be sharing their tips and practical tricks for finding time to take care of yourself and your audience/guests. Eating habits to avoid, setting achievable health goals, managing stress, finding a support system, and how to generally take better care of yourself! Also, don’t forget to check out our Epic Resources section below where our guests have shared some of their favorite things that help them be Healthy EventProfs. Read More
It might be the second month of the year, but we’re just getting started when it comes to new technology and modern trends. Read all about AV production ideas, boosting your event planning success, and ideas for embracing tech for your events.
Speaking of event AV, are you getting a new event AV company for your next event? Here are our top tips for hiring the right event AV company.
Diversity in Events is the topic of the day and we are really looking forward to getting into it! Our ICONIC guest panelists include Audrey Gallien, Marketing Director of Catalyst, and Carson Edwards, Jr., Global Sales Account Executive of Marriott International. What is diversity? Why is diversity in events so important? Not only will we be tackling this challenging topic head-on, but our guests will be lending their experience, and sharing their insight, on how we can all incorporate diversity into our businesses and events. We couldn’t be more excited about this week’s guests and this very important topic. You don’t want to miss this! Read More
Racking your brain for corporate event ideas? Then you’ve come to the right place. Get inspired by how Adobe runs its long running creative events to how Comic-Con is revolutionizing exhibitions.
You can also get great ideas by hiring great people. Learn the right way to hire an event marketer as well as peek into future careers in the events industry. All this and more in this week’s Einstein’s Favorites! Read More
This week we’re wrapping up our 2-part series focused on How to Understand and Minimize the Cost of AV for Events. Bring your questions for our panelists! We’re being joined by the ICONIC Damian Oracki (Founder of ShowSlice), Tommy Melancon (Owner/CEO EventCollab & Level 2 Design), and Megan Powers (Marketing Communications Consultant with Powers of Marketing). What a lineup! Topics for today’s episode will include Why the Cost of AV is Often So High, How Can Planners Save Money on AV, and What Are Some Hidden AV Costs to be Aware of. Our guests will be addressing these questions and more as they share their years of experience and expertise. We’re unveiling the mysteries of the Cost of AV! Read More
With audiences being bombarded by information and entertainment at all angles, boosting event engagement has become a high priority for many event planners. After all, what use is that fancy performance, flashy decor and glitzy location if your attendees are face down on their phones?
To get people interested once more with your event, we’ve collected ideas from a few top articles on event engagement this past week. We have everything from disruptive event trends to new event tech to fresh social media ideas that will let you come up with a unique and noticeable event experience.