Event Types http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/7407/more en 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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