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10 Best Ideas of the Week: a DJ Booth Bicycle, Ferrari's Gas Station Takeover, an Interactive Margarita Bar

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Brands Put U.S. Open Stars on Display

Delta, American Express, and Tommy Hilfiger are among the brands using the U.S. Open as a major opportunity for experiential marketing—with the stars of the tennis tournament doing double-duty at the events....

Call Sheet Posted about 10 hours ago

Could GIFs Encourage Guests to R.S.V.P.?

Event planning platform Splash uses the GIF library Giphy to offer email invitations with GIFs in hopes that the eye-catching graphics will encourage more people to R.S.V.P. to events. Adweek: "Adding GIFs...

Call Sheet Posted about 10 hours ago

Miley Cyrus Has "Free Rein" as V.M.A.s Host

Just two years after Miley Cyrus gave her infamous performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, she will return as host—and producers are giving her "free rein." Entertainment Weekly: “One of the...

Call Sheet Posted about 10 hours ago

Checklist: 9 Ways to Keep Sponsors Happy, Before and After the Event

Here's how to engage, surprise, and delight top event donors—and keep them coming back for more.

Event Intelligence Posted about 11 hours ago

New York Fashion Week's New Headquarters

At next month's New York Fashion Week, IMG will debut a space dubbed NYFW HQ with extensive programming. Vogue: "To those who think it’ll serve as a lounge for editors and buyers...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

The Complex Back Story to the U.S. Open Courts

To achieve the perfect tennis courts for the U.S. Open—the right texture, buoyancy, and color, among other factors—there is a complicated and highly technical process in which details down to the last...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

Facebook Blocks Promotion for Feminist Conference

Facebook denied author Anne Summers's effort to promote a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of the book Damned Whores and God’s Police because it contains profanity, Summers said. She had tried to...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

Why Ferrari Took Over a Gas Station

The luxury Italian automaker looked to engage current and potential clients with Casa Ferrari, a pop-up activation during Monterey Car Week.

Event Report Posted yesterday

NYC Wine & Food Fest Event in Jeopardy After Co-Hosts Drop Out

The original plan was to hold a ramen party with some of the city’s top noodle bars at this fall’s New York City Wine & Food Festival. But after co-host Chrissy Teigen...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Tech Media Buzzes About Possible Apple Event

The tech media is speculating that Apple is planning to debut its new iPhone next month, tipped off by a local blog that noted someone had booked the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

MTV Creates Moonman Twitter Emoji for V.M.A. Tweets

Viewers who tweet about the MTV Video Music Awards using the #VMA or #VMAs hashtag will automatically include an emoji fashioned after the network’s Moonman trophy. The emoji is a partnership between...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

6 Tips for Hosting a Successful Online Auction

Experts share advice for using online auction platforms for fund-raising events.

Event Intelligence Posted 2 days ago

Steal These 14 Ideas From Summer Promotions

The warm months of 2015 inspired brands to engage consumers with unique billboards, boats, and blimps.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

How Oakley Designed a World Tour Around Fans' Passion for Sports

As part of its One Obsession campaign, the brand hit Los Angeles and London with experiential skate and cycling pop-ups.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

6 Nautical Event Ideas for an End-of-Summer Bash

W Hotels Worldwide celebrated its new property with a private boat party filled with oceanic inspiration.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

Female DJs Fight for More Opportunities at EDM Festivals

This year’s Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas, featured a lineup that was just 3.5 percent female, a number consistent with EDM music festivals across the globe. Forbes: “Now several women are working...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

How One Group Tried to Take Over Science Fiction Awards

The Hugo Awards, which honor science fiction and fantasy writing, became the outlet for white, male authors to express their dissatisfaction with the growing diversity within the genre. Wired: “Early this year...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Wine Train Apologizes to Book Club Members Booted from Ride

The popular Napa Valley Wine Train apologized Monday after its staff kicked off a book club of mostly African-American women from the attraction this weekend. Initially the company said the women were...

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25 Events Pros to Follow on Twitter

Here’s our (highly subjective) list of active Twitter accounts sharing information of use to meeting and event planners.

Event Intelligence Posted 3 days ago

7 Social Media Stars to Book for Events Now

The masters of YouTube, Vine, and other social platforms can offer their insights at your next event.

The Scout Posted 3 days ago

Police Break Up Plot at Boston Pokémon Event

Two heavily armed men who had made violent threats about attacking the Pokémon World Championship at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center were arrested on Saturday. The men, who had traveled to the event...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Inside the Search for New Oscar Producers

The search for a new producer for next year’s Academy Awards is narrowing down as its governing board plans a meeting this week and may consider several contenders to replace producers Neil...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Jeep to Provide Popemobile for Pope Francis's U.S. Visit

A custom Jeep Wrangler will serve as Popemobile during his visit to the United States in September. It is expected to be similar to one he used in a trip to Ecuador...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

Colin Cowie on How the Industry Is Changing

Event designer Colin Cowie discussed how the event landscape has shifted and where expectations are today.

From the Editors Posted 4 days ago

Teen Choice Awards: the Strategic Design Behind Fox's All-Ages V.I.P. Tent

To accommodate families of sponsors and V.I.P.s, Fox created a space with a purposeful layout to equally serve kids' and adults' preferences.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

19 Stylish Seating Options for Fall Events

Make guests comfortable with these upholstered chairs, stools, and accent pieces from rental companies.

The Scout Posted 4 days ago

Stink Bugs Infest Burning Man

Staff and volunteers setting up for the Burning Man festival in Nevada have reported an infestation of bugs at the desert venue, posting in a blog that “they’re everywhere.” They are working...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Why Google Launched a Food Truck

To promote the new Google Photos service, the search giant is offering free treats from a tricked out food truck. Los Angeles Times: "The catch? You have to pay with a photo....

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

What Makes New York’s New SeaGlass Carouselso Wildly Different

Designed like a nautilus, the just-opened SeaGlass Carousel in New York’s Battery Park is no ordinary carnival ride. The design, including the architecture, lighting, and 30 fish-like pods that guests ride in...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

What to Do When Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and Others Want to Come to Your Event

The Iowa State Fair tries to provide a consistent experience for customers while dealing with the Secret Service, hordes of media, and Donald Trump's helicopter.

Event Intelligence Posted 7 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Giant Ant Farm, Honey-Theme Snack Breaks, Stevie Wonder Pop-Up Concerts

Here's a look at 10 steal-worthy ideas we spotted this week.

News Posted 7 days ago

MTV Doesn’t Invite Non-Famous Nominees to V.M.A.s

While superstars like Taylor Swift and Kanye West do not have to pay for tickets to the MTV Video Music Awards, non-famous nominees are not event invited to the award show. If...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Clinton Campaign Wants Fund-Raising Guests to Pay for Catering

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is asking the Federal Election Commission for permission to let supporters at her fund-raising events pay for their own food and beverage, as well as valet parking, without...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

How the Largest Music Festival Books Hundreds of Acts Each Year

Summerfest books about 600 acts for the nearly two-week-long music festival in Milwaukee, a process that takes nearly a year. Led by entertainment director Bob Babisch, Summerfest staff start with booking headlining...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Design Thinking for the 21st Century Event

IDEO partner Fred Dust explained that innovation in designing live experiences means more than just using the latest gadget.

From the Editors Posted 8 days ago

Get Inspired for Fall: How to Throw a Plaid Picnic

The Adam Lippes for Target preview event brought the designer's buffalo plaid-inspired collection and a sense of fall to a rooftop garden in the middle of August.

Event Report Posted 8 days ago

The Little Details That Create a Big Impact at Events

Keep these tips in mind to design experiences that are positive and memorable for your guests.

Event Intelligence Posted 8 days ago

New Reality Show Features Lavish 40th Birthday Parties

A new reality show on Bravo, My Fab 40th, is the middle-age answer to MTV’s My Super Sweet 16. The program will feature adults planning lavish birthday parties that spare no expense...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

New Festival Aims to Be Coachella for Broadway

Broadway fans will now have their own festival. Elsie, an inaugural festival co-founded by Glee and musical theater star Darren Criss, will take place in New York on September 27 with backing...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Apple Announces Rebranded Music Festival

The Apple Music Festival—the renamed iTunes Music Festival—will take place in London September 19-28 and feature headliners Pharrell Williams, One Direction, and Florence & the Machine. Apple announced the initial lineup on...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

A Healthy Way to Get Your Team in Gear for Fall

SpotYoga converts unique spaces for private classes for large parties and corporate clients.

The Scout Posted 9 days ago

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