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8 Biggest Event Trends for 2017

As the new year approaches, not only is it time to reflect on the past year and all the wonderful new people we met and experiences we had, but it’s also time to look to the new year and take a look at what it has in store for the events industry. Our list of ...

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Event Planning as We Know It Is Over (Welcome to a Brave New Era)

Event planning spans back thousands of years to the earliest royal pageants, pagan festivals and village gatherings, with hands-on coordination and personal relationships being the core skill sets for those very early “planners”. Event planning and management as a profession has its roots in the early 20th century when wealthy families starting hiring other people ...

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Forecast for the event industry in 2015? Sunny, with a few clouds

Every December we ask event planners and event professionals what their outlook is for the event industry in the coming year. This year, we posed three big questions to our audience, and here is how 420 event planners and professionals responded: Do you anticipate revenues to be higher, lower or about the same in 2015? ...

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How to gear up for event season / wedding season in 6 steps

Here in the USA, we are deep in the November doldrums, which means that event season is nearly upon us. Caterers are prepping for banquet season, which starts here in a few short weeks, while wedding season officially starts during the holidays when newly engaged couples start to search for event planners. And convention season ...

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31 Must-Follow Event Planners and Event Bloggers on Twitter

Part of being a professional in the events industry is staying up-to-date on the latest trends, innovations, technologies and best practices. Thankfully for all of us, many event management pros and publications give liberally of their time and advice and make it easy for the rest of us by sharing this information on a daily ...

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5 most effective marketing tactics for an event planning business

This is the first in a series of posts on marketing tips for the events industry. _________________ Building a service-based business like an event planning business is no easy task, mainly because you are essentially marketing and selling yourself and your ability to do what you say you can do. Any experienced event planner or ...

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Some interesting wedding websites and vendors to check out

Just wanted to give a shout-out to a few very helpful sites for brides. If you’re shopping for wedding bargains, check out Wedding Warehouse¬†– The Largest On-Line Wedding Discount Stores. Thinking about using a calligrapher for your invitations … talk to¬†Calligraphy by Diane. Want a little wedding flair and updates from across the pond … ...