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 8 things to avoid when planning for portable restrooms http://specialevents.com/blog/8-things-avoid-when-planning-portable-restrooms <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Erin Van Schepen" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/VanShepen-Erin-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 178px; height: 222px; float: left;" />Outdoor events of any size usually require portable restrooms. While this necessity seems easy enough to plan for, there are several missteps that even the most seasoned event organizers can make. These issues center around booking restrooms, placement of these restrooms, and the types of equipment that are rented. The following tips will run through some of the common mistakes event organizers make, and how to avoid them.</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/8-things-avoid-when-planning-portable-restrooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/8-things-avoid-when-planning-portable-restrooms#comments Event Tools portable restrooms for special events restroom trailers Special Events Blog Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:41:00 +0000 21601 at http://specialevents.com The 5 social media do’s and don’ts for event planners http://specialevents.com/blog/5-social-media-do-s-and-don-ts-event-planners <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Joshua Needle of Birthdays and Bottles shares five essential do's and don'ts of social media for event planner</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/5-social-media-do-s-and-don-ts-event-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/5-social-media-do-s-and-don-ts-event-planners#comments News managing social media Special Events Blog Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:55:00 +0000 21481 at http://specialevents.com Strong and getting stronger: Using social media to build brands http://specialevents.com/blog/strong-and-getting-stronger-using-social-media-build-brands <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Chris Cavanaugh, executive vice president of brand strategy and insights for FreemanXP, discusses social media in brand building for corporate 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/strong-and-getting-stronger-using-social-media-build-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/strong-and-getting-stronger-using-social-media-build-brands#comments Corporate Events social media in brand building for corporate events Special Events Blog Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:19:00 +0000 21371 at http://specialevents.com Celebrity bookings – the inside track http://specialevents.com/blog/celebrity-bookings-inside-track <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Sharron Elkabas" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/02/Sharron-Elkabas-Portrait.jpg" style="width: 174px; height: 217px; float: left;" />All business owners, charity organizations sports clubs and big brands want their name to stand proud of the crowd. Increasingly so in the modern world, you need more than just a great product to do so. As such, never have celebrity endorsements, guest speakers, public appearances and brand ambassadors played a more important role in helping you reach the largest and most relevant audience possible.</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/celebrity-bookings-inside-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/celebrity-bookings-inside-track#comments Entertainment entertainment at special events Special Events Blog Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:07:00 +0000 21291 at http://specialevents.com Insider’s tips for kicking off the year of the ram 2015 http://specialevents.com/blog/insider-s-tips-kicking-year-ram-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It's the Year of the Ram--let's get rolling on a lunar New Year party!</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/insider-s-tips-kicking-year-ram-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/insider-s-tips-kicking-year-ram-2015#comments Event Types Themed Events Lunar New Year themed event Special Events Blog Tue, 03 Feb 2015 23:39:00 +0000 21211 at http://specialevents.com Truly intelligent design: A tribute to Richard Carbotti http://specialevents.com/blog/truly-intelligent-design-tribute-richard-carbotti <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Lisa Hurley" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2014/12/Hurley_Lisa_Portrait_0.jpg" style="width: 193px; height: 224px; float: left;" />Last week marked one-year anniversary of the loss of one of the bright lights of special events, Richard Carbotti. I was proud to be part of the ceremony at The Special Event just three weeks ago for the presentation of the inaugural Richard Carbotti Gala Award, accepted by his sons Evan and Jordan&mdash;two event talents in their own right.</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/truly-intelligent-design-tribute-richard-carbotti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/truly-intelligent-design-tribute-richard-carbotti#comments Richard Carbotti Special Events Blog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:10:00 +0000 21161 at http://specialevents.com 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