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Emmy Awards 2014 Spotlight: Inside the Week's Top Events


TIFF Preview: 2014's Biggest Parties and Brand Activations


Event Producers Give MTV V.M.A.s a "C": Sponsorship Felt "Heavy-Handed"

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Why Nike Built Its Own Tennis Court in Manhattan

Massive Bud Light Activation Divides Colorado Town

In advertisements all summer, Bud Light has been teasing its upcoming takeover of a city. Now that the residents of Crested Butte, Colorado, know it’s their city Bud Light plans to invade...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

N.F.L. Plans New Experiences to Get Fans to Games

The N.F.L. and TV networks have made it almost too comfortable to watch a game from home or a sports bar rather than live in a stadium, so the league is launching...

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

Burning Man Opening Delayed by Rain

Burning Man—a festival that takes place in the desert—did not open its gates on time because of rainy weather, leaving some 70,000 attendees to figure out what to do during the delay....

Call Sheet Posted about 12 hours ago

Emmys Delivers Competent But Safe Show

Monday night’s Primetime Emmy Awards provided few surprises, awarding prizes to many previous winners and host Seth Meyers steering the ship without making too many waves. (Although the less said about Weird...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

Samsung Criticized for Ice Bucket Challenge Ad

TechCrunch and PRNewser took issue with a recent online ad from Samsung in which its Galaxy S5 smartphone is depicted as taking the ALS ice bucket challenge, a viral fund-raising stunt for...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

Would You Eat Dinner in a Dumpster?

Only in Brooklyn would you see a charity dinner held in a Dumpster. The “Salvage Supperclub” is a chef-prepared, multicourse meal made from food waste from local restaurants, farmers' markets, farms, and...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

Nissan's 'Gran Turismo' Campaign Bridges Virtual and Real Worlds

See how the automaker created a social media campaign that extended its exposure into the video game community.

Event Intelligence Posted 2 days ago

11 Fresh Ideas From Back-to-School Events

See how Pottery Barn Kids, Kipling, and Teen Vogue prepared students and parents to go back to school.

Idea File Posted 2 days ago

V.M.A.s Stick to Business as Usual

Despite some references to current events—Common referenced the civil rights protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and Miley Cyrus invited a formerly homeless youth to accept her award for video of the year—the MTV...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

U.S. Open Debuts Wearable Technology for Ball Boys

At the U.S. Open this week in New York, Ralph Lauren will debut wearable technology in its uniforms for the ball boys. The New York Times: “What spectators will see this week...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Earthquake Hits Napa During Peak Season

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck California’s Napa Valley Sunday, but most wineries and restaurants recovered to welcome tourists and groups visiting during peak season. USA Today: “Wineries reported a high number of calls...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

5 Active Teambuilding Ideas for Groups

From dog sledding to a mud race, here are new teambuilding activities designed to keep meeting guests moving.

Idea File Posted 3 days ago

How Tech Moguls Are Ruining Burning Man

Instead of roughing it in the desert at the Burning Man festival, tech elite are bringing custom yurts, sushi chefs, and bathroom trailers. The New York Times: “Over the last two years...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

Robots Can Now Decorate Cakes

It might not be ready to finish off event cakes just yet, but one robot has been programmed to frost and lightly decorate cakes. Huffington Post: “This robot, from Unifiller, shoots out...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

MTV Helps Brands With Real-Time Marketing at V.M.A.s

To reach millennial audiences, brands such as Pepsi and Verizon Wireless have strategies to create real-time ads during Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards and other live events. The New York Times: “There...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

MTV V.M.A.s Most Memorable Moments: Event Planners Share Their Top Picks

From standout set design to provocative performances, planners reveal what has impressed them about the annual show.

Readers' Forum Posted 5 days ago

'Vanity Fair' Considers New Oscar Party Venue

After hosting its annual Oscar party in a parking lot this year, Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter is looking for a new venue. Several sites are under consideration, although the magazine...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Tech Entrepreneurs Fight Over Event Names

Tech Entrepreneurs Elliott Bisnow and Paddy Cosgrave—both named BizBash innovators—are battling each other in a trademark lawsuit tied to the names of their tech events. Bisnow, founder of Summit Series, is suing...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Would You Pay $16,000 to See the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show?

Cornucopia Events, the London-based event company responsible for tickets to the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and after-party, are charing nearly £10,000—or about $16,000—to attend the December 2 event. The Telegraph: “The Victoria's...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

Why Socially Conscious Meetings Are a Growing Trend

Gatherings that include cultural, environmental, or charitable components are what corporate groups want now.

Event Intelligence Posted 7 days ago

10 Tips to Minimize Food Waste at Events

Consider these ideas to make your food and beverage service more sustainable—and save money.

Event Intelligence Posted 7 days ago

8 Mistakes Planners Make When Booking Bands

Planners and producers weigh in on how everything from placing too much importance on a big headliner to choosing the wrong venue can negatively impact entertainment at an event.

Event Intelligence Posted 7 days ago

N.F.L. Wants Halftime Performers to Pay to Play

Performers at the Super Bowl halftime show currently entertain for free, but the N.F.L. is asking three potential acts—Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Coldplay—to pay the league for the opportunity. NBC Sports: “It...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Fashion Week Will Include Military Salute

In a move they’re calling “Salute the Runway,” New York Fashion Week planners will honor members of the military with a show that uses female service members as models. Women’s Wear Daily:...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

What’s in Store for the Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival announced the celebrities planning to attend the event as well as some of the premieres it will host. Toronto Star: “The festival also unveiled details of its...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Could the Next Big Event Trend Be…Sleeping?

If everybody’s tired, maybe a nap is the greatest luxury you can give someone.

Event Intelligence Posted 8 days ago

The Fight Against Conference Crashers

New technology is helping conference planners keep people from crashing their events, but planners still have work to do to convince potential attendees that the cost and content of an event are...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Lay's and the Future of Sampling Events

The potato chip brand Lay’s is among the companies innovating new ways to let consumers sample their product. In a promotion last week, people could order a free picnic basket with new...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Parents Group Warns MTV to Keep Award Show Clean

It was just one year ago that Miley Cyrus made "twerking" part of our national vocabulary at the MTV Video Music Awards. Citing that performance, the Parents Television Council asked MTV to...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Pandora Targets College Students With Back-to-School Concert

To bring a 2,000-guest concert to the historic Santa Monica Pier, planners had to work with tight guidelines on everything from truck weight to the timeline.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

See Inside Ikea's Buzz-Building Mobile Tour

To promote its new Miami store, the home furnishings retailer took a mini showroom across the city.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

Q&A: Lessons From an "Eventpreneur" and His Predictions for the Future

Event producer Jay Weintraub explains the challenges of creating a new event, how to demonstrate authentic customer service, and the value of a “festival mindset.”

Q & A Posted 9 days ago

How to Promote an Event Like a Millennial

When it comes to promoting events, planners have a lot to learn from millennials, the enthusiastic generation that seems to live on social media. Small Business Trends: “Work a variety of social...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Why the Mason Jar Has Become an Event Staple

The Mason jar has become a staple of event decor, used to serve cocktails, to hold floral arrangements, and in lighting. Here’s a short history of its resurgence. The New York Times:...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

How Event Space Can Unite the Tech Industry

An Atlanta technology executive believes that having dedicated event space can unite the city’s tech scene. Now J. Cornelius is creating a space called Paragon and has support from companies such as...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

8 Ideas for Back-to-School-Inspired Catering

Get inspired by these nostalgic, right-for-the-season catering ideas.

Idea File Posted 10 days ago

How to Plan on a Budget—and Still Be Innovative

At the Event Innovation Forum in Los Angeles, Todd Hawkins discussed smart ways corporate and nonprofit events can stand out from the crowd without breaking the bank.

News Posted 10 days ago

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