How To Increase Event Engagement: Event Trends, Influencers, and Video [Einstein’s Favorites]

How To Increase Event Engagement: Event Trends, Influencers, and Video [Einstein’s Favorites]

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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.

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How To Save Money On Event AV - #EventIcons Episode 44

How To Save Money On Event AV – #EventIcons Episode 44

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How To Save Money On Event AV – This is it! When planning an event, AV is always responsible for a large chunk of the budget. We hear you! So this week we are starting a two-part series titled How To Save Money On Event AV. Today, our featured panelists are the iconic Jon Trask from Strategic Meeting Tech and our very own events planning guru, Brandt Krueger! Jon and Brandt, along with host, Will Curran, will be answering your questions and sharing all of the tips and tricks they have learned over the years when it comes to budgeting AV. They’ll be explaining why AV carries such a high cost, some of the best ways to save on AV, and how to get the most bang for your buck! Read More

Put Together Memorable Events this 2017 via Event Catering, Hotels of the Future and More [Einstein's Favorites]

Put Together Memorable Events this 2017 via Event Catering, Hotels of the Future and More [Einstein’s Favorites]

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It’s a new year, and with that comes an exciting and fresh start. First order of business for every event planner is creating memorable events for this 2017. No better place than to start than here and now, right?

We serve you some new ideas to get your gears going, from event food ideas to event trends from the experts. We’ve also added a few tips to make your new year more productive by sharing tips on journaling, learning from the past year, and making habits stick. Finally, read about how to grow your events through Instagram Live and Twitter Direct Messaging / DM.

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Top 2017 Trends For Event AV & Technology To Be The Most Successful Event Planner

Top 2017 Trends For Event AV & Technology To Be The Most Successful Event Planner

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Did you know that 29% of Americans say their phone is the first and last thing they look at every day? People are always connected and are continuing to grow into a technology dependent reality.

Undoubtedly, as people grow their personal lives into the technology realm, they expect their professional and social lives to follow in suit. Due to this quickly changing way of life, it is crucial that events stay up to date with the latest and greatest. Below I will outline the top 2017 trends for event AV & technology to be the most successful event planner. Read More

Best Event Industry Publications To Follow - #EventIcons Episode 43

Best Event Industry Publications To Follow – #EventIcons Episode 43

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Ever wonder what the best event industry publications are? Which ones are the “not to miss” shows? What are the #EventIcons watching and following? This week we have Adam Parry of Event Industry News and David Adler of Bizbash joining us on our panel and they are going to share their personal favorites with all of you! There are so many podcasts and blogs out there that it is difficult to navigate through and find the ones most suited to our industry. These iconic leaders are sharing their personal favorites with us and will explain why these are not to be missed. From industry news to just all-around great podcasts, we have their personal picks and we’re sharing them with you today! Tune in and stay up-to-date on the latest and Best Event Industry Publications!

You’re watching this recording of our episode here on our blog, but wouldn’t you rather watch live and participate? Subscribe now to watch live! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons. We do this for you!
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Corporate Event Planning Ideas- Event Wifi, Free Event Reports, and Event Trends [Einsteins’ Favorites]

Corporate Event Planning Ideas: Event Wifi, Free Event Reports, and Event Trends [Einsteins’ Favorites]

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Corporate event planning is set to explode this 2017. So to help you prepare for your coming events, we’ve collected a few articles for you. We have everything in our list from (free) event reports and books to read, to event trends and productivity tips.

PS: If you want to wow your audience, you have to turn your event into a full-blown production. Learn about production equipment basics through our fun and easy to follow infographic!

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What is PCMA & Convening Leaders? - #EventIcons Episode 42

What is PCMA & Convening Leaders? – #EventIcons Episode 42

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What is PCMA & Convening Leaders? Our special guest host this week, Brandt Krueger, will be interviewing our Iconic Panelists and talking about PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)! Our Iconic Guests include Carrie Johnson, Senior Program Manager at PCMA and Shannon DeSousa, Director of Sales & Industry Relations at Attendease, and PCMA’s 20 in their 20’s award recipient. These amazing ladies will be discussing the benefits of membership in PCMA, such as networking and expanding your education, and how to get involved/volunteer and make connections! We’re also going to be getting the scoop on PCMA Catalyst, Convening Leaders (Coming Up: January 8-11, 2017 in Austin, TX and in Nashville, TN 2018), Brain Dates, Tech Central, the Learning Lab, and SO MUCH MORE! This is an episode you don’t want to miss! We’re discussing everything you ever wanted to know about PCMA and Convening Leaders!

You’re watching this recording of our episode here on our blog, but wouldn’t you rather watch live and participate? Subscribe now to watch live! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons. We do this for you!

Quote of the Day:
“Don’t be afraid of your vendors. They are your partners in success and if you treat them as such, not only will they have your back, but they’ll also be able to give you really good tips and tricks and ensure you’re successful because they have a stake in your gain.” ~Shannon DeSousa
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Tips For Successful Company Events- Holiday Party Ideas, Diversity, Event Security [Einsteins’ Favorites]

Tips For Successful Company Events: Holiday Party Ideas, Diversity, Event Security [Einsteins’ Favorites]

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It’s been a whirlwind of a year and people are still holding company events left and right. Whether it’s a small office party or a large year-end gala, you’ll have your work cut out for you if you’re in charge of these.

If you’re caught up in the bustle of the end of the year, we’ve got your back. Read about how to beat procrastination, the next biggest thing in events and how to make everyone feel accepted and secure when going to your events. Plan your events well and end this year with a bang.

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How To Increase Social Engagement At Events - #EventIcons Episode 41

How To Increase Social Engagement At Events – #EventIcons Episode 41

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Want to know How to Increase Social Engagement at Events?! Alex Plaxen of LittleBird Told Media is joining us to discuss how he got started in the industry and share his knowledge and expertise with us. Social Media is everything in this day and age! Alex is a true Icon in this area and he is joining us to answer our questions. We’ll discuss how social media allows us to connect with people we might never meet in person, from all over the world, and how this can impact the events industry in so many ways. We’ll also discuss how to properly manage both your in-person audience and your online audience simultaneously, as well as sharing how we can get attendees to use social media at events. These topics and more are on our agenda for today and you will want this information!

You’re watching this recording of our episode here on our blog, but wouldn’t you rather watch live and participate? Subscribe now to watch live! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons. We do this for you!

Quote of the Day:
“If you want your attendees engaging on social media at your event, they need to know HOW and WHY. It’s our job to tell them!” ~Alex Plaxen
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