Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed Here you'll find information, comments and advice from special event professionals around the world. en Protect your wedding and event planning business with four powerful contract clauses http://specialevents.com/blog/protect-your-wedding-and-event-planning-business-four-powerful-contract-clauses <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Attorney Matthew Villmer gives tips on four essential clauses for contracts for special events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/protect-your-wedding-and-event-planning-business-four-powerful-contract-clauses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/protect-your-wedding-and-event-planning-business-four-powerful-contract-clauses#comments archive contracts for special events Special Events Blog Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:17:00 +0000 21111 at http://specialevents.com Stop asking if your event was a success http://specialevents.com/blog/stop-asking-if-your-event-was-success <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Matt Engel of Attend.com" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2014/12/Engel_Matt_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />I hope that the holiday season brought you plenty of perks, like a sudden uptick in events on your calendar. However, as you worked your way through the fundraisers, galas and holiday parties of the season, you may have found yourself wondering: &ldquo;Are any of these events serving their intended purposes?&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/stop-asking-if-your-event-was-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/stop-asking-if-your-event-was-success#comments Event Tools Attend.com Special Events Blog Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:04:00 +0000 21031 at http://specialevents.com How to use a single event to effectively market your event or catering company http://specialevents.com/blog/how-use-single-event-effectively-market-your-event-or-catering-company <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Don't just create an event--create a social media campaign to go with it, and you'll win more clients</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-use-single-event-effectively-market-your-event-or-catering-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-use-single-event-effectively-market-your-event-or-catering-company#comments Catering building an event and catering business via social media Special Events Blog Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:16:00 +0000 20941 at http://specialevents.com The key to longevity in the event business http://specialevents.com/blog/key-longevity-event-business <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Christine Yodsukar gives tips on making a business survive in special events</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/key-longevity-event-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/key-longevity-event-business#comments archive key to longevity in the event business Special Events Blog Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:39:00 +0000 20881 at http://specialevents.com Wedding industry trends to watch in 2015 http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-industry-trends-watch-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>PR expert Meghan Ely shares her insights on major trends for wedding industry professionals in 2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-industry-trends-watch-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-industry-trends-watch-2015#comments Weddings 2015 Wedding Industry Trends Special Events Blog Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:43:00 +0000 20701 at http://specialevents.com Shape up, event rental pros: Steve is watching you http://specialevents.com/blog/shape-event-rental-pros-steve-watching-you <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Be careful, event rental pros. Rental vet Steve Kohn knows your business--and he's watching your operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/shape-event-rental-pros-steve-watching-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/shape-event-rental-pros-steve-watching-you#comments Rental special event rental best practices Special Events Blog Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:36:00 +0000 20671 at http://specialevents.com 25 blog topic ideas for event and catering companies http://specialevents.com/blog/25-blog-topic-ideas-event-and-catering-companies <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>PR expert Anna Wickham of Charm House shares 25 topics for caterer and event planner blogs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/25-blog-topic-ideas-event-and-catering-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/25-blog-topic-ideas-event-and-catering-companies#comments Catering topics for catering and event blogs Special Events Blog Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:27:00 +0000 20551 at http://specialevents.com 4 modern trends your client expects you to follow http://specialevents.com/blog/4-modern-trends-your-client-expects-you-follow <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It isn't enough for event professionals to be creative and hardworking. Today, you have to be fast, connected and deliver on a dime.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/4-modern-trends-your-client-expects-you-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/4-modern-trends-your-client-expects-you-follow#comments archive client management Special Events Blog Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:47:00 +0000 20461 at http://specialevents.com When the show doesn't go on: Keeping cancellation costs in check http://specialevents.com/blog/when-show-doesnt-go-keeping-cancellation-costs-check <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Insurance expert Christian Phillips of Beazley Group shares tips on obtaining cancellation insurance for event problems such as failure of a performer to appear</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/when-show-doesnt-go-keeping-cancellation-costs-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/when-show-doesnt-go-keeping-cancellation-costs-check#comments archive special event cancellation insurance Special Events Blog Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:30:00 +0000 20391 at http://specialevents.com The anatomy of a successful event http://specialevents.com/blog/anatomy-successful-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>At NRG Digital we are often asked what components are essential for a successful event. Of course, there is no &ldquo;one size fits all&rdquo; solution as events vary, objectives differ, and crucially what one client measures success by, is not the same as another.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/anatomy-successful-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/anatomy-successful-event#comments archive anatomy of a special event NRG Digital Special Events Blog Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:35:00 +0000 20211 at http://specialevents.com