Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed en The misrepresented industry—special events http://specialevents.com/blog/misrepresented-industry-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Over the years I&rsquo;ve been amused by the reaction I get when I tell people that I&rsquo;m an event planner. It ranges from, &ldquo;Oh, I always wanted to do that!&rdquo; to &ldquo;Wow--that sounds like so much fun!&rdquo; to &ldquo;Oh, you do weddings?&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/misrepresented-industry-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/misrepresented-industry-special-events#comments News Forte Events special events Tami Forero Special Events Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:35:00 +0000 23751 at http://specialevents.com Tips for staging your event products for the best photos http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-staging-your-event-products-best-photos <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Product-based event businesses have just one chance to make a great first impression online. Consumers today are savvy, with extremely high expectations of their shopping experiences on the Internet. They can detect a professional effort over an amateur one in seconds. When developing your online presence, there are many best practices you must consider.</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/tips-staging-your-event-products-best-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-staging-your-event-products-best-photos#comments Event Tools 100candles.com special event product photography Special Events Blog Tue, 14 Jul 2015 01:16:00 +0000 23541 at http://specialevents.com The most Instagram-worthy event spaces http://specialevents.com/blog/most-instagram-worthy-event-spaces <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Did you know that engagement rates on Instagram are 15 times higher than Facebook and 20 higher than Twitter?&nbsp;As social media usage continues to grow during meetings and events, we wanted to share the top 15 hotel properties with an Insta-worthy meetings space.&nbsp; </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/most-instagram-worthy-event-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/most-instagram-worthy-event-spaces#comments Venues beautiful hotel event spaces Special Events Blog Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:36:00 +0000 23441 at http://specialevents.com Why our business is different--and better http://specialevents.com/blog/why-our-business-different-and-better <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Tami Forero of Forté Events shares why her business is more successful than others in the event industry--and yours can be, too.</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/why-our-business-different-and-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/why-our-business-different-and-better#comments archive successful business management Special Events Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:48:00 +0000 23371 at http://specialevents.com Entertainment 2.0 – What does it look like? http://specialevents.com/blog/entertainment-20-what-does-it-look <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Eyal Simko, CEO of One Up Entertainment, shares strategies for creating great, interactive entertainment for special eve</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/entertainment-20-what-does-it-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/entertainment-20-what-does-it-look#comments Entertainment event entertainment Eyal Simko One Up Entertainment Special Events Blog Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:48:00 +0000 23311 at http://specialevents.com 7 smart ways to engage your audience 24-7 with social media http://specialevents.com/blog/7-smart-ways-engage-your-audience-24-7-social-media <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Alena Van Dalen" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/03/VanDalen_Alena_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 192px; height: 239px; float: left;" />Tweet me! Like us! Follow us! Tag our clever hashtag! As marketers and event planners, we are populating our event promotions and collateral with various social media buttons and calls to action. But what value does this bring? How is it measured? Does it matter?</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/7-smart-ways-engage-your-audience-24-7-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/7-smart-ways-engage-your-audience-24-7-social-media#comments content social media tips Special Events Blog Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:46:00 +0000 23251 at http://specialevents.com When the crap has to go: Creative ways to dispose of rental inventory http://specialevents.com/blog/when-crap-has-go-creative-ways-dispose-rental-inventory <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Unique suggestions on disposing of party rental inventory</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-crap-has-go-creative-ways-dispose-rental-inventory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/when-crap-has-go-creative-ways-dispose-rental-inventory#comments Rental disposing of party and event rental inventory Special Events Blog Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:47:00 +0000 23211 at http://specialevents.com Passion = Purpose: Finding your path in life http://specialevents.com/blog/passion-purpose-finding-your-path-life <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Nancy Stoltz of Creative Coverings finds the driving force behind her life journey—a reminder that not all who wander are lost</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/passion-purpose-finding-your-path-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/passion-purpose-finding-your-path-life#comments archive finding one's path in life Special Events Blog Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:52:00 +0000 23071 at http://specialevents.com 2015 wedding trends: Midyear check-in http://specialevents.com/blog/2015-wedding-trends-midyear-check <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As we quickly gain momentum heading into midyear, it&rsquo;s important to revisit and reflect on the wedding trends shaping this season.</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/2015-wedding-trends-midyear-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/2015-wedding-trends-midyear-check#comments Weddings weddding trends 2015 Special Events Blog Wed, 03 Jun 2015 20:11:00 +0000 23031 at http://specialevents.com Leslee Bell on 25 years in events—and what's next for her http://specialevents.com/blog/leslee-bell-25-years-events-and-whats-next-her <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Longtime event decor expert Leslee Bell, founder of Decor and More, reflects on 25 years 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/leslee-bell-25-years-events-and-whats-next-her" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/leslee-bell-25-years-events-and-whats-next-her#comments Decor Decor and More Leslee Bell Special Events Blog Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:26:00 +0000 22961 at http://specialevents.com <p>Leslee Bell celebrates 25 years with Decor and More</p> Interacting on Instagram: How event organizers can utilize this top social platform http://specialevents.com/blog/interacting-instagram-how-event-organizers-can-utilize-top-social-platform <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Amy Mzarek of ShowClix" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/03/Mrazek_Amy_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 176px; height: 219px; float: left;" />We live in a time when oversharing is welcome--even asked for at times--and it&rsquo;s easy to think you can&rsquo;t go wrong on social media. In the event industry, social networks provide a platform for event organizers and their attendees to interact, share and show off to fellow fans and new audiences.</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/interacting-instagram-how-event-organizers-can-utilize-top-social-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/interacting-instagram-how-event-organizers-can-utilize-top-social-platform#comments Event Tools event ticketing ShowClix using Instagram for special events Special Events Blog Wed, 27 May 2015 16:54:00 +0000 22891 at http://specialevents.com A day in the life of a DMC operations manager http://specialevents.com/blog/day-life-dmc-operations-manager <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As a little girl, if someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I probably would have responded with a dream typical of any child: a princess, a super hero, maybe even an astronaut. Fast forward to today and I&rsquo;m none of these things because as I grew up, so did my career aspirations.</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/day-life-dmc-operations-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/day-life-dmc-operations-manager#comments Corporate Events destination management company DMC Special Events Blog Mon, 25 May 2015 15:41:00 +0000 22851 at http://specialevents.com Time to network … abroad! http://specialevents.com/blog/time-network-abroad <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>n one of the world’s most populous cities and with the language spoken countrywide Portuguese, it was easy to find myself as a little fish in a big pond. One of my fellow CPCE contacts recommended that I join the local InterNations chapter to network and make new contacts and friends.</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/time-network-abroad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/time-network-abroad#comments InterNations networking abroad Special Events Blog Tue, 19 May 2015 15:29:00 +0000 22741 at http://specialevents.com 4 proven nonprofit event branding techniques http://specialevents.com/blog/4-proven-nonprofit-event-branding-techniques <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Branding can make or break your event. It&#39;s something so important, but often an underutilized part of event strategy. When it&#39;s done right, it makes event planning that much easier.</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-proven-nonprofit-event-branding-techniques" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/4-proven-nonprofit-event-branding-techniques#comments Corporate Events branding at corporate events branding at nonprofit events Special Events Blog Wed, 13 May 2015 19:52:00 +0000 22671 at http://specialevents.com 5 ways to increase event ROI using branded photos and social media http://specialevents.com/blog/5-ways-increase-event-roi-using-branded-photos-and-social-media <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Tagkast founder Joe Matthews shares ways to increase special event ROI via branded photos and social media</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-ways-increase-event-roi-using-branded-photos-and-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/5-ways-increase-event-roi-using-branded-photos-and-social-media#comments photo booths social media at special events Tagkast Special Events Blog Fri, 08 May 2015 18:39:00 +0000 22581 at http://specialevents.com