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7 Tips to Make the Most of Your Event Budget

Nonprofit event planner Todd Hawkins shares his tricks for leveraging everything from social media to established vendor relationships to cut production costs.

Event Intelligence Posted yesterday

Fever Pitch: 11 Inventive Ideas From World Cup Promos in the U.S.

As soccer fever swept the country, brands celebrated with sports-inspired events and Brazilian flair.

Event Report Posted yesterday

The Top 50 Canadian Trade Shows

Trade Show News Networks released its list of the top trade shows in Canada last year, ranked by net square footage. Regina Exhibition Association’s Canada's Farm Progress Show topped the list followed...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

'Glamour' Plans Conference Tied to Women of the Year Awards

Following the trend of magazines launching their own conferences, Glamour is said to be developing a conference tied to its Women of the Year Awards, which typically take place in November in...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

How Food and Events Help Create New Entertainment Zones

Smorgasburg, Governors Island, and Brookfield Place’s Hudson Eats are among the leaders of a new type of entertainment destination in New York that combines food, shopping, and entertainment popular with today’s consumer....

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Exclusive Conference on Lookout for Drones

At the Allen & Company media conference this week in Sun Valley, Idaho, event security is keeping an eye out for a new threat: drones. While using the flying devices for commercial...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Upscale Bar Serves Perfume-Inspired Cocktails

The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Berlin opened a perfume-inspired cocktail bar last month called Fragrances, offering 15 cocktails that correspond to different perfumes. Yahoo Food: “Here’s how it works: Patrons walk over to...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

See Chanel’s Couture Show Sets

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is underway, with the luxury brands presenting collections in imaginative environments. Chanel’s show sets traditionally present a strong point of view. The New York Times: “Chanel is...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Kellogg's Pop-Up Puts Fresh Twist on Breakfast

The Kellogg's Recharge Bar pop-up in New York served new takes on familiar brands such as Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes, and Raisin Bran.

Event Report Posted 3 days ago

13 Fun, Interactive Ideas for Kid-Friendly Parties

From tried-and-true classics like bounce houses and balloons to interactive games and activities, here's how to entertain all ages.

Idea File Posted 4 days ago

Cleveland to Host 2016 Republican National Convention

The 2016 Republican National Convention will take place in Cleveland, a choice announced on Fox News Tuesday. Although the selection still needs final approval from the R.N.C.’s national committee, the site selection...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Stadium Debuts Self-Serve Beer Stations

Target Field in Minneapolis, home to this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, is debuting a new amenity: self-serve beer stations. After a cashier checks an ID, fans purchase a card loaded...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

See the View From the World’s Tallest Waterslide

A 17-story waterslide—the tallest in the world—is about to make its debut at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park. Park staffers had been testing the safety with heavy sand bags but recently have started...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

5 Unusual Places for Event Decor

Think beyond the tabletop with these unusual places for event decor.

Idea File Posted 4 days ago

Cointreau Event Turns Hotel Into French Home

The triple sec brand turned a downtown New York hotel into an immersive experience that showcased its history as well as its partnerships with art and design world influencers.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

Why Pop-Ups Are Getting Even More Popular

Trends in retail and real estate are making it easier for marketers to use temporary stores for experiential marketing activations. (Also, they work.)

Event Intelligence Posted 4 days ago

New Facebook Feature Promotes Events

Facebook has redesigned the way it promotes events to help users organize events they want to attend as well as learn about new events. Tech Crunch: “Facebook Events on the web got...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

CBS Plans Live Event Marking Civil Rights Anniversary

CBS News will air a live event later this month commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with a panel discussion featuring Representative John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, historian Taylor Branch...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Is This the Best Summer Festival Poster Ever?

A giant poster made of colorful 3-D letters—so big you can climb on it—will promote the Malmö Festival in Sweden, which takes place in August. Adweek: “Calling this thing a poster feels...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

How to Put Your Event Logo Everywhere

Thrillist splashed the logo and hashtag for its Best Day of Your Life event on items from phone charging stations to cigar cutters.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

Elevate Speaker: Erik Qualman on Social Media Strategy for Events

The best-selling author and social media strategist shares his thoughts on effective engagement, why planners should give up some control, and what’s coming next.

Q & A Posted 5 days ago

Kid Approved: 13 Child-Friendly Dishes for Events

Satisfy little picky eaters (and their parents) with these cute, kid-friendly snacks and sweets.

The Scout Posted 5 days ago

Drones Record July 4th Fireworks

The trend at fireworks displays across the country this Independence Day was to have drones record the pyrotechnics using GoPro cameras and other recording devices. Here’s one example from Nashville’s fireworks show....

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Finalists Named for 2022 Winter Olympics

After three other contenders dropped out of consideration, the three finalists to host the 2022 Winter Olympics are Beijing, Oslo, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Associated Press: “The IOC executive board approved all three...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

New York Marathon Picks Controversial Sponsor

The hotel industry is taking issue with one of the newest sponsors of the New York Marathon: the short-term home rental company Airbnb. New York Daily News: “Airbnb seems intent on increasing...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Is Your Event Storm-Ready?

At the Event Innovation Forum in South Florida, David Vandenheuvel shared why planners need to plan for unexpected weather emergencies and what steps can be taken to ensure guest safety.

News Posted 6 days ago

9 Rules From Hollywood Event Planner Chad Hudson

The man behind the Twilight premiere parties and other large events shares his biggest tips for dealing with super fans, empowering a team, and more.

Readers' Forum Posted 6 days ago

Inside 'True Blood's Final-Season Premiere Party

HBO gave a nod to the vampire series' final season with coffins, funeral wreaths, and more macabre decor.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

Must-See: Audi Builds Larger-Than-Life Scoreboard for the World Cup

The German automaker is using the headlights of its A8 flagship sedan for an enormous installation that displays the results of the FIFA World Cup in real time.

Event Snapshot Posted 9 days ago

Fund-Raising Promo Puts Diners Atop a Times Square Billboard

MasterCard has teamed up with chef Marcus Samuelsson for its "Priceless Table" series, which will bring nightly dinners to the top of the H&M Times Square billboard this summer. More than a...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

What It Takes to Maintain Wimbledon

Ever wonder what it takes to prepare the courts for Wimbledon every day? There's a hawk, dogs, a staff of 32 groundskeepers and gardeners, and strawberry sorters. The rye grass in each...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

What Brands Have Planned for Tour de France

Speaking of big events in Europe, the Tour de France's return to the United Kingdom is spurring experiential activations from brands, who are looking to use the world's biggest bike race as...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

World Book Night to End U.S. Operations

After three years, the organizers of World Book Night in the United States are ending the event due to lack of outside funding. Publishers Weekly: "'The expenses of running World Book Night...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

Hang This: Collapsible Chandeliers for Events

Chandelier by Nicole Ketchum creates funky acrylic fixtures that can quickly dress up a space.

The Scout Posted 10 days ago

Is Nike the World Cup's Brand Winner?

There's no question that the FIFA World Cup presents an enormous opportunity for marketers, but with so many vying for attention, it's tough to tell who's making the most impact. On Forbes...

Call Sheet Posted 11 days ago

How Brands Supported the U.S. Soccer Team

Just as soccer fans are hitting Facebook and Twitter during the World Cup, so are marketers, and yesterday prompted a slew of tweets in support of the U.S. team’s match against Belgium....

Call Sheet Posted 11 days ago

Will Digital Become a Priority in 5 Years?

According to a survey by Accenture, more than a third of chief marketing officers believe digital will account for 75 percent of marketing budgets, with seven out of 10 executives under the...

Call Sheet Posted 11 days ago

BizBash C.E.O. David Adler: Are You an Event Planner or a "Programmer of Human Interaction"?

To keep the industry moving forward, event and meeting professionals need to stay updated on the trends, science, and strategies about how people collaborate, gather, and turn interactions into effective outcomes.

News Posted 11 days ago

Checklist: 8 Steps to Avoid Weather Disasters at Events

Protect guests and crew by planning for any contingency in inclement weather at outdoor gatherings.

Event Intelligence Posted 11 days ago

Summer Party Inspiration: 9 Striking Bars for Events

Here are creative bars to inspire your summertime event.

The Scout Posted 11 days ago

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