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Etihad Is Fashion Week's First Airline Sponsor

Fashion week organizer WME/IMG has announced that Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will sponsor global fashion week events in a multi-year deal. This is the first time...

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Dating Startup Lets Users Organize Events

The high-end New York- and San Francisco-based dating startup The League—which was founded by Amanda Bradford and screens prospective users before they can join—has launched an updated version that will now cater...

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Ticketfly Takes Over Two Major New York Venues

Ticketfly has scored a deal to become the exclusive ticket provider for Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom, two popular New York venues for live events that were previously Ticketmaster clients. The New...

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Paris May Use Drone Surveillance for Major Events

With the Union of European Football Associations Euro 2016 soccer championship in June and the Tour de France in July, Paris police are looking to heighten security with low altitude drones to...

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Why Delegates are Crowdfunding to Attend Presidential Conventions

For delegates backing the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, attending the conventions in Philadelphia and Cleveland this summer isn’t cheap. As the cost of travel, hotel rooms, meals, and fees can amount...

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Spotify Acquires Data Aggregator for Live Events

Streaming service Spotify has acquired CrowdAlbum, a platform that creates albums for an event based on the location and time of photos and videos it aggregates from social media. The service, which...

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Why the Tribeca Film Festival Benefits Women

While the film industry continues to be male-dominated, the Tribeca Film Festival is an example of an event that continues to give female writers and directors opportunities. One-third of the films screened...

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New York Reaches Settlement in Online Ticket Scalping Investigation

New York’s office of the attorney general has settled with six ticket brokers in an ongoing investigation of the online ticket scalping market. The investigation was first announced in January with a...

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Buenos Aires Bans Dance Music Festivals and Targets Promoters

The government of the capital of Argentina has stopped issuing electronic dance music festival permits after five people died from drug overdoses and four were taken to the hospital during Time Warp...

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How Dos Equis Said Goodbye to the “Most Interesting Man in the World”

The Mexican beer brand hosted a series of auction-theme events to celebrate the end of the popular ad campaign.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

See a Spring Benefit With a Playful Twist

The Public Art Fund's annual fund-raiser featured dart-throwing and elegant game-inspired decor elements.

Event Report Posted 4 days ago

14 Bold, Purple Event Ideas to Honor Prince

Remember the musical legend with an event awash in what was famously his favorite color.

Idea File Posted 4 days ago

Crowdsourced Questions a Possibility at Presidential Debates

When it meets next week to discuss possible format changes for the four general election debates this fall, the Commission on Presidential Debates will consider adding crowdsourced questions. One of the main...

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How Marketers in Brazil Are Building Excitement for Olympics

The Rio Olympics may be just four months away, but Brazil's excitement about the games is wavering due to the impeachment of a president, the Zika virus, and an economic recession. But...

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The Party Planner for Queen Elizabeth Shares Her Tips

Lady Elizabeth Anson has been in the event planning business for more than 50 years, and her clients have included her cousin Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Tom Cruise and the...

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A City-by-City Guide to Donating Food After Events

Find out about organizations that can help distribute excess food from events to organizations that serve the needy.

Event Intelligence Posted 5 days ago

See the Shiny Way Tiffany Feted its Top Clients

The focal-point decor piece took inspiration from a statement necklace.

Event Snapshot Posted 5 days ago

Next-Generation Green Events and Meetings: Who Cares Now? Who Leads Now?

Green planning in 2016, and where the trend is headed next.

GatherGeeks Posted 5 days ago

Tokyo 2020 Unveils New Logo

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have released a new logo for the event, more than half a year after the original logo was discarded because of plagiarism accusations....

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National Spelling Bee to Introduce Harder Words

As if the Scripps National Spelling Bee wasn't challenging enough, organizers have announced that next month’s event will be even more difficult for competitors. The decision to introduce harder words and longer...

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Mumford & Sons Donates North Carolina Concert Profits to L.G.B.T. Charities

While many performers and bands have canceled upcoming North Carolina shows in protest of the state’s controversial HB2 law, alternative rock band Mumford and Sons announced that its concert would still be...

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How HBO Immersed Guests in the ‘Game of Thrones’ World

Using dragons, props, and more, HBO’s premiere party created environments and activities inspired by the show.

Event Report Posted 6 days ago

Why Hotel Brands Want to Host Concerts

Major brands such as Hilton and Starwood use musical acts to engage new fans and reward loyal guests.

Venue News Posted 6 days ago

10 New Products, Trends, and Ideas to Have on Your Radar This Spring

Here's what's hot in catering, floral design, activities, and more this season.

The Scout Posted 6 days ago

U.S. Pays Tribute to Prince With Purple Landmarks and Parties

Hours after music superstar Prince was found dead at his suburban Minneapolis compound, major buildings including New York’s Madison Square Garden, San Francisco’s City Hall, and New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome glowed purple...

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Why Cannes Simulated a Terror Attack

As Cannes prepares for next month's high-profile film festival, the French Riviera resort town conducted a simulated terror attack that included a fake explosion at the city's Palais, armed actors, and injured...

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How Renovations Have Expanded Churchill Downs

The host of next month's 142nd Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs has undergone an $18 million renovation that has expanded premium seating areas, including the sought-out Turf Club, Stakes Room, and Clubhouse. The...

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10 Best Ideas of the Week: Shoelace Curtains, a Giant Gift Box Photo Op, Suspended Slinkys

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

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AEG Looks to Dominate East Coast Concert Industry

Live events company AEG Live is looking to give Live Nation a run for its money as the global concert industry’s major power. The company—which runs Coachella and events in Los Angeles’s...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

Joe Walsh Withdraws from R.N.C. Concert

Rock musician Joe Walsh has bowed out of a July concert in Cleveland after learning the event was associated with the opening of the Republican National Convention. The Eagles and James Gang...

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Billboard Music Awards to Air Live on Both Coasts

Following in the footsteps of major awards shows like the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, and Emmys, the Billboard Music Awards will air live on both the East and West coast. ABC will...

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What to Expect at Elevate New York 2016

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From the Editors Posted 10 days ago

Why Marriott Is Hosting a National Competition to Launch a New Bourbon Program

See how the hotel brand and others are tapping into the popularity of food-contest-style events.

Event Intelligence Posted 10 days ago

How to Design a Childlike—But Still Elegant—Event

Unicef's annual Hope Gala entertained a black-tie crowd in a setting inspired by a playground.

Event Report Posted 10 days ago

An Elegant Way to Serve Small Bites

These mini disposable domes are a stylish serving option for hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, and finger foods.

The Scout Posted 10 days ago

11 New Green Venues for Meetings and Events

Conference spaces, hotels, eateries, and more for eco-friendly events and entertaining this season.

Location Scout Posted 10 days ago

How NewFronts Can Make a Bigger Impact on Buyers

While the digital video industry's NewFront presentations have competed with television's UpFronts since 2008, stats from eMarketer show that ad spending growth in digital video has continually slowed in the past two...

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Golden Globes Grapple With Film Category Definitions

Many film fans—including director Ridley Scott himself—were confused when The Martian, a space survival drama with a humorous tone, was nominated and won for best comedy at the Golden Globes earlier this...

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How Brands Commercialized a Marijuana Holiday

April 20 has always been known as a somewhat taboo holiday for marijuana lovers, but as public acceptance and forms of legalization of the drug grow, brands and companies within and outside...

Call Sheet Posted 11 days ago

How to Bring a Festival Vibe to a Cocktail Party

See inside a new cocktail event from the producers of Bonnaroo.

Event Report Posted 11 days ago

23 Ideas for Brand Promotion From Coachella Parties

D.I.Y. swag customization was a big engagement trend, while eye-catching branding mimicked the festival's free-spirited style.

Idea File Posted 11 days ago

12 Glow-in-the-Dark Ideas to Brighten Up Any Event

These kaleidoscopic decor concepts, activities, and entertainment acts will make guests do a double take.

Idea File Posted 11 days ago

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