LinkedIn provides a really valuable, hungry audience and source of traffic which event professionals, content marketers and event bloggers should take advantage of, however it is often overlooked.
As with any social network it needs time and effort but in terms of your personal connections and click throughs to your content if you follow the guidance in this post you should definitely see results.
The 2015 wedding season is officially underway and CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings, the nation’s leading furniture, lighting and accessories rental company, announces tips and trends to turn any wedding into the most memorable event of the season using the five senses. When sight, sound, touch, smell and taste are delighted, so are your guests.
Some senses, such as sight, are fairly straight forward when designing an event. While the other senses are a bit more challenging, they also present a unique opportunity to introduce individuality and personality into a design space. CORT recommends the following to transform your event using the five senses:
Some cool new stuff to help you event. Here’s one that caught my eye:
Other than having the most desirable domain in the industry, events.com managed to come with an interesting concept. They recognised that there are two audiences in the event exchange that do not necessarily talk to each other, the planner and the attendee. They created a platform for both. Advanced event management and event discovery in one platform.
This is the opportunity players such as Eventbrite have but do not fully take advantage of or invest in. Interesting to see if events.com will manage to capture both audiences.
Good advice from Jim Erickson of the Tent Renters Association of the Midwest.
Let’s Create a New Tradition.
The month of May is “Invite your Fire Marshal out for coffee month.” Before you find an excuse, why not just do it. We can suggest one good reason “Building a Relationship”. Pick up the phone and schedule your coffee meeting. Note, our suggestion is a phone call not an email, or text an actual phone conversation. Your face-to-face meeting will require a conversation. So you can start the ball rolling with a phone call. If you still need additional persuasion, continue reading!
What are you going to discuss?
First, come prepared with questions. Start by asking what the Fire Marshal concerns are or problems with tent permits and site inspection. You want to have the Fire Marshal engaged in this conversation. Your job is to listen! The Fire Marshal may contribute by answering a number of your prepared question without you asking. When it is your turn to ask a question about a permit problem, be prepared by offering a solution to the problem.
Explain the nature of your business and use an example such as a client asking you to create an event, and they need it next week. It happens every season! Our example is not about a backyard party. We are talking about an event that can create a significant economic impact on the community, you and Fire Marshal have a responsibility to create an event that is safe. This is where you go and refill your coffee cups.
Another question, you can ask is “What ICC Code year cycle the tent permit is currently referencing and if there is a discussion of adapting to a newer cycle?” If the answer is yes, follow up with how this will affect future permits and inspection. For discussion back at the office how will the changes affect your business?
Building a relationship with your Fire Marshall can prepare you both for the call that starts with “Hey Joe remember the conversation about the last minute client?”
Good article about using technology to spice up you event and grab your attendees attention:
Just like social media, innovative technology is a must-have when planning top-notch events. We’ve taken a look at several different ways that you can use technology to enhance your guests’ experiences. From joining the quantified self movement to letting attendees become 3D printing designers, there are plenty of ways to make your event memorable.
It’s hard to imagine they still have customers. This gives new meaning to the phrase buyer beware.
In January, Barstow gave the company a $125 down payment to provide table linens and chair covers for her Aug. 29 wedding. The company representative who called Barstow on Friday told her that Creative Creations was moving forward with the contract to provide those items.
“I told them I no longer had confidence in them and I wanted a refund,” said Barstow, 30. The representative “reminded me that my deposit was nonrefundable.” Barstow said she plans to dispute the charge with her credit card company and hire another planner.
While consumer complaints have focused on the firm’s travel voucher program, it’s not clear how many customers hired Creative Creations to provide special event services.
The Better Business Bureau in Omaha has received 1,152 complaints related to the company’s travel voucher program. Alleged losses related to those complaints total $953,000, Jim Hegarty, president of the area BBB said Friday.