Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en 2016 Gala Awards Entry Form http://specialevents.com/datasheet/2016-gala-awards-entry-form <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/2016-gala-awards-entry-form" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://specialevents.com/site-files/specialevents.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/Trophy-Gala-2015-HERO.jpg" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div></div>Here is all the information you need to enter the Special Events 2016 Gala Awards competition</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/datasheet/2016-gala-awards-entry-form" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gala Awards Mon, 01 Jun 2015 19:22:00 +0000 22941 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for May 28, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-may-28-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Josh Kell" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/03/Kell-Josh-PORTRAIT.png" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />St. Louis-based experiential and event agency <strong><a href="http://www.liberateyourbrand.com/" target="_blank">Switch</a> </strong>has named <strong>Josh Kell</strong>&nbsp;(at left)&nbsp;executive creative director &hellip;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-may-28-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-may-28-2015#comments News Silver Thu, 28 May 2015 16:43:00 +0000 22921 at http://specialevents.com Rocking the Rooftop: Wolfgang Puck Catering Throws a Rooftop Patio Party http://specialevents.com/catering/rocking-rooftop-wolfgang-puck-catering-throws-rooftop-patio-party <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Wolfgang Puck Catering treats clients and friends to a sneak peek at summer with a rooftop patio party at <a href="http://www.lalive.com/eventsales/venues/target-terrace.html" target="_blank">Target Terrace</a>, part of L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. </p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/rocking-rooftop-wolfgang-puck-catering-throws-rooftop-patio-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/rocking-rooftop-wolfgang-puck-catering-throws-rooftop-patio-party#comments Catering Photo Galleries Thu, 28 May 2015 15:18:00 +0000 22911 at http://specialevents.com 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 Wild Thing: Alison Silcoff Events Takes the Daffodil Ball 'On the Wild Side' http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/wild-thing-alison-silcoff-events-takes-daffodil-ball-wild-side <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.alisonsilcoff.com" target="_blank">Alison Silcoff Events</a> and team&nbsp;take&nbsp;the venerable Daffodil Ball, benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society, for a walk &#39;On the Wild Side,&#39; featuring a jungle theme and wild decor. The event won two <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank">2015 Gala Awards</a> from Special Events magazine.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/wild-thing-alison-silcoff-events-takes-daffodil-ball-wild-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/wild-thing-alison-silcoff-events-takes-daffodil-ball-wild-side#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 26 May 2015 12:41:00 +0000 22871 at http://specialevents.com Big Caterers List the Big Menu Trends for 2015 http://specialevents.com/catering/big-caterers-list-big-menu-trends-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In the 8th Annual Special Events "25 Great, Big Caterers" feature, caterers list trends that run from new tech—how about menus matched to your personality via RFID?—to old-fashioned. Wine dinners are coming back, Mason jars may be going away, and get ready for the reinvention of the cheese ball.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/big-caterers-list-big-menu-trends-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/big-caterers-list-big-menu-trends-2015#comments Catering Mon, 25 May 2015 17:40:00 +0000 22861 at http://specialevents.com <p>From Culinary Capers Catering, Juniper Glazed Cedar Baked Salmon with Elderflower Mayonnaise</p> Photo by Image Maker Photographic Studio 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 New Products for Summertime Special Events http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-products-summertime-special-events <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Summer is almost here, so get ready with colorful AirDD Hi-Lights, DekoVase custom vases, Fortune's Light My Bottle kit, and Fujifilm's INSTAX camera.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-products-summertime-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-products-summertime-special-events#comments Event Tools Mon, 25 May 2015 14:51:00 +0000 22831 at http://specialevents.com Think ISES: May-June 2015 http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-may-june-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The latest news from the International Special Events Society</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-may-june-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/think-ises-may-june-2015#comments ISES Thu, 21 May 2015 23:36:00 +0000 22821 at http://specialevents.com Kevin White Has the Last Word http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/kevin-white-has-last-word <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Kevin White" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/03/White_Kevin_2014_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 177px; height: 220px; float: left;" /><strong>The FBI lost out</strong> on a good one.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/kevin-white-has-last-word" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/kevin-white-has-last-word#comments Corporate Events Thu, 21 May 2015 23:14:00 +0000 22811 at http://specialevents.com Pretty in Pink: Legendary Events Creates a Chic 40th Birthday Party http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/pretty-pink-legendary-events-creates-chic-40th-birthday-party <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Legendary Events creates an oh-so-chic 40th birthday party that's long on pretty pink and brilliant bling. The Special Events Advisory Board loved it, bestowing a 2015 Gala Award nomination.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/pretty-pink-legendary-events-creates-chic-40th-birthday-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/pretty-pink-legendary-events-creates-chic-40th-birthday-party#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Themed Events Thu, 21 May 2015 15:53:00 +0000 22791 at http://specialevents.com Branding Now Crosses Corporate, Social Events http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/branding-now-crosses-corporate-social-events <div class="field-byline"> Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="field-deck"> When it comes to events, branding creates the culture, sells the product and tells the story—for both corporate and, increasingly, social events </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When it comes to events, branding creates the culture, sells the product and tells the story—for both corporate and, increasingly, social events </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/branding-now-crosses-corporate-social-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/branding-now-crosses-corporate-social-events#comments Corporate Events Thu, 21 May 2015 12:06:00 +0000 22781 at http://specialevents.com <p>Total Event Resources brings sponsors&#39; brands to life at an event celebrating the beauty industry.</p> Photo by Matthew Kaplan Photography/www.makphoto.com Wave Goodbye to the Traditional Bride: Wedding Trends for 2015 http://specialevents.com/weddings/wave-goodbye-traditional-bride-wedding-trends-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Event expert David Merrell of AOO Events and Design Dawgs gives his take on how weddings for 2015 are breaking the traditional rules.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/wave-goodbye-traditional-bride-wedding-trends-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/wave-goodbye-traditional-bride-wedding-trends-2015#comments Weddings Wed, 20 May 2015 23:46:00 +0000 22771 at http://specialevents.com Big-time Event Producer Melanie Fletcher on Secrets of Special Events http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-time-event-producer-melanie-fletcher-secrets-special-events <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Melanie Fletcher, partner of London-based <a href="http://www.doneanddusted.com/" target="_blank">Done + Dusted</a>, has overseen spectacles including the 2012 London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. Up next, the <a href="http://www.nbc.com/red-nose-day" target="_blank">Red Nose Day fundraiser</a> slated for May 21. Here, some insider stories on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/glassceilingcom/live-event-producer-melanie-fletcher-make-it-special_b_7308014.html" target="_blank">how she gets her job done:</a></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-time-event-producer-melanie-fletcher-secrets-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/big-time-event-producer-melanie-fletcher-secrets-special-events#comments Corporate Events Wed, 20 May 2015 20:21:00 +0000 22761 at http://specialevents.com <p>Guests stream into the Olympic Stadium in London.</p> Photo by Nick Spalding / © Getty Images Hit the Beach: Russell Harris Event Group Creates Beaches of the World http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/hit-beach-russell-harris-event-group-creates-beaches-world <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>A global technology client kicked off its 2014 international sales and marketing conference by welcoming 3,500 guests from around the world to the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Ready for something different after years of staging events at the convention center, the <a href="http://www.rheventgroup.com" target="_blank">Russell&nbsp;Harris Event Group</a>&nbsp;team took the client poolside for a sophisticated pool party representing beaches of the world&mdash;Middle East, South Beach, South Pacific, Latin America, Asia&mdash;where the corporate giant has divisions.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/hit-beach-russell-harris-event-group-creates-beaches-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/hit-beach-russell-harris-event-group-creates-beaches-world#comments Corporate Events Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Themed Events Tue, 19 May 2015 16:39:00 +0000 22751 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 Wine Country Party Expands, Rebrands as Bright Event Rentals http://specialevents.com/rental/wine-country-party-expands-rebrands-bright-event-rentals <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Wine Country Party and Events, the full-service event rental company based in Sonoma, Calif., owned by former Classic Party Rentals executives Michael Bjornstad and John Moran, announced yesterday that it is opening a new 60,000-square-foot warehouse with adjoining showroom in San Francisco and changing its name to Bright Event Rentals</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/wine-country-party-expands-rebrands-bright-event-rentals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/wine-country-party-expands-rebrands-bright-event-rentals#comments Rental Tue, 19 May 2015 12:07:00 +0000 22721 at http://specialevents.com New Photorealistic Backdrops from Grosh, 'Cottage' Dinnerware from Homer Laughlin, and Chalkboard Table from Town and Country http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-photorealistic-backdrops-grosh-cottage-dinnerware-homer-laughlin-and-chalkboard-tabl <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special events include photorealistic backdrops from Grosh, 'Cottage' dinnerware from Homer Laughlin, and chalkboard tables from Town and Country</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-photorealistic-backdrops-grosh-cottage-dinnerware-homer-laughlin-and-chalkboard-tabl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/new-photorealistic-backdrops-grosh-cottage-dinnerware-homer-laughlin-and-chalkboard-tabl#comments Event Tools Mon, 18 May 2015 22:45:00 +0000 22711 at http://specialevents.com Crabbe Hands Over Vermont Tent to Key Execs http://specialevents.com/rental/crabbe-hands-over-vermont-tent-key-execs <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Vermont Tent Co., a favorite of both corporate event planners and brides seeking a rustic Vermont wedding, announced Tuesday that three key employees have taken over ownership of the company from longtime leader John H. Crabbe Jr., </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/rental/crabbe-hands-over-vermont-tent-key-execs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/rental/crabbe-hands-over-vermont-tent-key-execs#comments News Rental Thu, 14 May 2015 17:21:00 +0000 22701 at http://specialevents.com <p>New Vermont Tent leaders (from left) Lon Finkelstein, Mike Lubas and Mike Solomon.</p> Happy Ending: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 'Storybook' Gala Nets Big Revenue http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/happy-ending-pittsburgh-symphony-orchestras-storybook-gala-nets-big-revenue <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>With only a shoestring budget, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra&#39;s in-house event team netted $757,000&mdash;nearly 50 percent above goal&mdash;by deft management of funds and event space. The 550 dinner guests dined in six different rooms in Heinz Hall, each themed to a classic fairy tale. The Special Events Advisory Board loved this happy ending, honoring the event with a 2015 Gala Award.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/happy-ending-pittsburgh-symphony-orchestras-storybook-gala-nets-big-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/happy-ending-pittsburgh-symphony-orchestras-storybook-gala-nets-big-revenue#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Themed Events Thu, 14 May 2015 15:38:00 +0000 22691 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for May 14, 2015 http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-may-14-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><strong>Zena Phillips</strong> has been named director of catering and events for the <strong><a href="http://conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/conrad-new-york-NYCCICI/index.html" target="_blank">Conrad New York Hotel</a></strong> &hellip;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-may-14-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/news/special-events-business-news-may-14-2015#comments News Silver Wed, 13 May 2015 23:37:00 +0000 22681 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 Great White North: E=MC2 Takes Guests on a Party Tour of British Columbia http://specialevents.com/themed-events/great-white-north-emc2-takes-guests-party-tour-british-columbia <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>For BC/Vancouver Night&mdash;a tourism promotion event&mdash;<a href="http://www.emc2events.com/" target="_blank">E=MC2 </a>took 1,700 guests on an elaborate cross-province, adrenaline-driven adventure of a lifetime. Highlights included a 150-foot aerial line of athletes sailing overhead, mountain bikers performing on 100-foot ramps and ladders, a mix of British Columbia neighborhoods with themed food stations, wine stomping, Bollywood dancing, and a 9-foot-tall animatronic grizzly bear foraging and dancing with guests.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/themed-events/great-white-north-emc2-takes-guests-party-tour-british-columbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/themed-events/great-white-north-emc2-takes-guests-party-tour-british-columbia#comments Corporate Events Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Themed Events Tue, 12 May 2015 16:42:00 +0000 22641 at http://specialevents.com Break the Cake: New Shapes and Flavors for Wedding Cakes http://specialevents.com/catering/break-cake-new-shapes-and-flavors-wedding-cakes <div class="field-byline"> Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Traditional tastes rule for the wedding cakes of many bridal couples, but others are quick to break the mold. Zucchini cake with buttercream, anyone?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/break-cake-new-shapes-and-flavors-wedding-cakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/break-cake-new-shapes-and-flavors-wedding-cakes#comments Catering Weddings Tue, 12 May 2015 12:41:00 +0000 22631 at http://specialevents.com You're Not Alone: A Wedding Planner Shares 10 Ways Clients Drive Us Nuts http://specialevents.com/weddings/youre-not-alone-wedding-planner-shares-10-ways-clients-drive-us-nuts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A wedding planner lists the 10 top ways clients drive her crazy.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/youre-not-alone-wedding-planner-shares-10-ways-clients-drive-us-nuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/youre-not-alone-wedding-planner-shares-10-ways-clients-drive-us-nuts#comments Weddings Tue, 12 May 2015 11:02:00 +0000 22621 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Bevan Goldswain / © Getty Images Zorb Balls Offered by Designs of Distinction, Gerbs from Flutter Fetti, Timesheet Mobile Employee Management System http://specialevents.com/event-tools/zorb-balls-offered-designs-distinction-gerbs-flutter-fetti-timesheet-mobile-employee-man <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In time for outdoor events, Designs of Distinction offers its Zorb Balls—10-foot-diamter balls that guests can climb into, then roll themselves round in designated areas in a race against opponents. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/zorb-balls-offered-designs-distinction-gerbs-flutter-fetti-timesheet-mobile-employee-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/zorb-balls-offered-designs-distinction-gerbs-flutter-fetti-timesheet-mobile-employee-man#comments Event Tools Tue, 12 May 2015 10:28:00 +0000 22611 at http://specialevents.com Despite Civil Unrest, Baltimore Pediatric Hospital Gala Goes On and Raises Big Funds http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/despite-civil-unrest-baltimore-pediatric-hospital-gala-goes-and-raises-big-funds <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Despite civil unrest and a nightly curfew, the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore still held its fundraising gala--a gamble that paid off big</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/despite-civil-unrest-baltimore-pediatric-hospital-gala-goes-and-raises-big-funds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/despite-civil-unrest-baltimore-pediatric-hospital-gala-goes-and-raises-big-funds#comments Galas/Fundraisers News Fri, 08 May 2015 22:28:00 +0000 22601 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Red Rose Photography Something About Alice: Hello Florida Creates an Alice in Wonderland Event for Marriott Masters http://specialevents.com/themed-events/something-about-alice-hello-florida-creates-alice-wonderland-event-marriott-masters <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The team from <a href="http://www.hello-dmc.com/destinations/orlando" target="_blank">Hello Florida </a>helps Marriott stage an unforgettable Association Masters Conference by creating a one-of-a-kind Alice in Wonderland party. The 500 guests were impressed, as were the<em> Special Events </em>Advisory Board--the event won a <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank">Gala Award </a>in January!</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/themed-events/something-about-alice-hello-florida-creates-alice-wonderland-event-marriott-masters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/themed-events/something-about-alice-hello-florida-creates-alice-wonderland-event-marriott-masters#comments Corporate Events Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Themed Events Fri, 08 May 2015 18:52:00 +0000 22591 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 Vendors' Failure to Deliver Tops List of Event Planner Worries, ISES Survey Says http://specialevents.com/ises/vendors-failure-deliver-tops-list-event-planner-worries-ises-survey-says <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Worries about vendors' failure to deliver tops the list of worries for event planners, an ISES/HCC insurance survey shows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/vendors-failure-deliver-tops-list-event-planner-worries-ises-survey-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/vendors-failure-deliver-tops-list-event-planner-worries-ises-survey-says#comments ISES Fri, 08 May 2015 16:57:00 +0000 22561 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Tomwang112 / © Getty Images