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Designing events with social media in mind is practically a given these days. But an increasing number of brands are taking it a step further, crafting fully immersive, museum-like spaces rather than one-night-only events. Recent multi-day, pop-up installations were produced with the goal of promoting creativity and self-expression—fostering a personal relationship with consumers and creating brand loyalty, in addition to that Instagram-worthy shot. Have you seen any of your followers on #Instagram recently posing with this giant bowl of noodles?

For several years now, the organizers of the Superbowl Halftime show have erred on the side of caution, as it relates to the chosen talent. Those reading may remember the pivotal year of Janet and Justin’s performance? So fast forward from then to now, Billboard has just confirmed Maroon 5 will headline, with special guests such as Cardi B and Travis Scott. What do you think about this announcement? How “safe” is this selection? Will you be watching in February?

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Some of us may have heard the term “Hurricane Party“, but have you ever attended one? In Charleston, SC, bar owners are hoping to keep morale high and the drinks flowing, even as Hurricane Florence knocks on the door.  Learn more here about what most people would think is a crazy tradition!

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the opening of the new MGM Hotel and Casino in Springfield. Did you attend their Grand Opening last weekend? Dine at Wahlburger’s, perhaps? or drop some dough at a Craps table? Here’s some positive info on how the impact of this new adult playground is reviving Springfield!

WOW! Almost 30,000 weddings are planned for this weekend – apparently it’s the most popular weekend to get married in 2018, mostly due to the unique significance of the palindrome date 8-18-18. To help celebrate, Americans will contribute about $1 Billion to the Events Industry! Find out more interesting stats about this weekend’s weddings here!

In-season catering is better for your event (and budget), so for impactful dining, think “Seasonal”

Every industry has its deal breakers – those telltale signs that you should run away as fast as you can from a particular product, service or vendor.  Learn 10 Ways Event Planners Can Sniff Out a Bad Venue

Social media is key to drawing in clients and connecting with your audience, and can even aid in putting on a successful event.  Click here to learn how to get the most out of each social media platform!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comic-Con International just ended, but you can keep the super-hero vibe going strong at your own themed event! Here are some fun ideas that may inspire your next gathering!

Regardless of the type of event you are planning, it is always a good idea to start by putting together a budget. Of course, different types of events may have varied expenses, but here is a list of typical large expense categories that applies to most events, as well as a suggested percentage of the budget for each category.

At the ninth edition of the online video conference, brands such as Facebook, Twitter, MTV, and YouTube created eye-catching, interactive booths and lounges. Check out the use of color!

24 Unique Event Ideas from this year’s Spring Benefits can be found here! Take a look at the creative concepts in decor, catering, activities, and more from the past season’s fund-raisers, galas, and benefits.

Our most-ever clicked-on article is a timeless read. Have you ever wondered how to properly display the American Flag? Today is Flag Day, so what better day to share this out again?

How to Properly Display the American Flag

 

A month-long celebration kicked off on June 1! What festivals will you be attending to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month?

 

BizBash Florida happened last month and of the MANY things discussed, Industry Professionals want to tell you about 5 Tips for Better Events.

 

Experts share their advice for keeping V.I.P.s secure and happy from airport pick-up to event check-in. Do these ideas align with your own?

Jaime Geffen of Geffen Events says it's important that V.I.P. lounges feel private, safe, and exclusive—without being too over-the-top. She previously helped create the V.I.P. arrivals tent at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards (pictured), which served as an extension of the red carpet.

 

Trade shows and vendor fairs aren’t what they used to be. When pipe and drape won’t cut it, you may want to start thinking “outside the booth”

 

Chefs and Planners weigh in on 2018’s F&B trends. What’s HOT and what’s NOT?

 

Southern California is a region dominated by the entertainment and events industry. What inspiration can you pull from this list of “California’s Top 100 Events”?

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How to you keep your audience engaged? Click to learn 5 tips to creating a captivated audience

 

 

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