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How Concerts Are Embracing Event Technology

From wristbands that allow cashless payments to live streaming performances, concerts have become the epicenter of experimenting with technology at live events. NBC News: “Nick Panama, co-founder of music label-turned event technologies...

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Why Big Events Hurt Business Travel

Inflated hotel rates because of big events are pushing businesses to move their meetings to other cities, according to Kevin Maguire, former director of travel for intercollegiate athletics at the University of...

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See Pizza Hut’s Wacky Comic-Con Stunt

To promote a partnership with the new movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pizza Hut will bring a tank-like vehicle that throws pizzas to International Comic-Con in San Diego. Hollywood Reporter: “The food...

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Microsoft Consolidates Five Trade Shows

Microsoft announced plans to consolidate five IT pro trade shows—the TechEd, Microsoft Management Summit, SharePoint, Lync, and Exchange conferences—into one event held next May in Chicago. ZDNet: “There's no official word as...

Call Sheet Posted yesterday

Pharrell and Maroon 5 to Headline iTunes Festival

Apple announced the lineup for its iTunes festival, a 30-night event in September held at London’s Roundhouse that will include performers such as Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, and Blondie. The Guardian: “Apple...

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Most Vegetarian-Friendly Baseball Stadiums

While the traditional ballpark snack is a hot dog, many Major League stadiums offer a well-rounded menu of vegetarian options. PETA announced its list of the 10 most vegetarian-friendly ballparks, with San...

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2014: Brand Activations From Goose Island, Topman, and More

The independent music festival in Chicago featured clever brand activations from live screen-printing to a "missed connections" board.

Event Report Posted yesterday

9 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Help Event Planners

Find out how to get an extra set of hands to help you tackle your to-do list.

Event Intelligence Posted yesterday

How to Overcome a Major Venue Obstacle

The traditional home of AT&T's Best of Washington party, the National Building Museum, installed a huge maze in the center of the venue. Here's how planners adapted without cutting the guest list.

Event Report Posted yesterday

Understanding the Festival Generation and the Need for Live Experiences

At the Event Innovation Forum in Los Angeles, Rehan Choudhry discussed how events are important opportunities for live person-to-person engagement, and why he founded the Life is Beautiful festival.

News Posted yesterday

Advanstar Explores Possible Sale

The event marking company Advanstar is pursuing a potential sale that could reach $900 million. Reuters: “Advanstar is working with investment banks Goldman Sachs Group and Moelis & Co to assist with...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

AIDS Conference Honors Crash Victims

Organizers of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, took time Sunday to honor victims of downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, some of whom were slated to attend the event. Bloomberg...

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John Legend as Unexpected Keynote Speaker

At events, singer John Legend is normally a performer, not a keynote speaker. But he took on the unusual role at Interact 14, a conference for marketers, in San Francisco. And he...

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What to Expect at Elevate New York

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From the Editors Posted 2 days ago

How to Use Content Marketing to Drive Success for Your Next Event

Why creating useful and relevant information engages attendees year-round and helps a target audience see a brand, corporate entity, or nonprofit as a credible resource on a topic.

Event Intelligence Posted 2 days ago

Veuve Clicquot Goes Postal For Marketing Activation

To kick off its promotional summer tour, the champagne brand turned a raw studio into a post office with tongue-in-cheek references to mail, postmen, and the art of the handwritten letter.

Event Report Posted 5 days ago

The Rise of Wedding After-Parties

After-parties are "the new line items in a wedding budget,” whether they are extravagant affairs or casual get-togethers. Boston Globe: “Boston event planner Bryan Rafanelli … has seen the after-party mature into...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

MTV Announced V.M.A. Nominations on Snapchat

In a first, MTV announced nominees for its Video Music Awards on Snapchat, a social media platform that posts 10-second videos. Mashable: "We could have used one person to announce all of...

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F.A.A. Investigates Photography Drone at Congressman's Wedding

On his wedding day, New York Congressman Sean Maloney had photos taken from a drone, despite a federal ban on using the unmanned vehicles for commercial purposes. Now the Federal Aviation Administration...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

11 Edible Favors for Events

Give guests food for thought with these event-friendly edible gifts.

Idea File Posted 5 days ago

10 Best Ideas of the Week: Frozen Bananas Foster, a Bar Made of Bricks, All-Star Baseball Gobos

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

News Posted 5 days ago

Lena Dunham's Wildly Popular Book Tour

Girls creator Lena Dunham isn’t just planning to stop at bookstores and sign copies of her forthcoming book, Not That Kind of Girl. Instead, she is putting a different spin on the event...

Call Sheet Posted 6 days ago

What’s Inside the $23,000 ESPYs Gift Bag

The gift bag at this year’s ESPY award show is valued at $23,000 and comes with some odd items—a breathalyzer, tickets to a Broadway show, and a vacuum cleaner. Not all guests...

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Should New York Fashion Week Move to July?

Menswear designer Michael Bastian is skipping this year’s New York Fashion Week because he believes the September event comes too late to help sell his collection. Instead, he will show it through...

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Lollapalooza V.I.P. Catering by the Numbers

The music festival caterer expects to serve 25,500 meals and tons of boozy popsicles.

News Posted 6 days ago

"StubHub for Hotels" Helps Planners Avoid Attrition Penalties

Roomer offers meeting planners help selling extra hotel inventory.

Event Intelligence Posted 6 days ago

Food Conference Snubs White House

The School Nutrition Association denied a request from White House food policy czar Sam Kass to speak at its annual meeting of 6,500 school cafeteria workers and others in Boston. The rift...

Call Sheet Posted 7 days ago

Why Baseball Should Change Its All-Star Game

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game was held in Minneapolis Tuesday, a once-celebrated event that has fallen behind in popularity. Baseball writers are suggesting that league officials consider innovations to the format to...

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'The Atlantic' Picks NPR Exec as New Events Head

The Atlantic has tapped Margaret Low Smith, senior vice president for NPR’s news operations, to lead its AtlanticLive events division. The New York Times: “AtlanticLive, which includes the Aspen Ideas Festival held...

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Law Firm Celebrates WorldPride With "Big Gay Party"

To celebrate WorldPride Toronto, the law firm McCarthy Tétrault hosted a backyard-style bash replete with a rainbow-colored cake and mini disco balls.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

5 Ways to Rethink the Standard Benefit Gala

Freshen up nonprofit events with these decor, catering, and tech ideas.

Idea File Posted 7 days ago

Yahoo and Live Nation Announce Year of Streaming Concerts

Beginning tonight with a Dave Matthews Band concert in Jacksonville, Florida, Yahoo and Live Nation will kick off 365 days of live-streamed concerts featuring artists such as Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Kiss....

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

Austin City Limits Debuts Exclusive Luxury Porta-Potty

Festival bathrooms don’t have the best reputation, but Austin City Limits Music Festival will change that for winners of a contest to use a new “Golden Porta Potty,” a blinged-out stall with...

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Hotel Serves Cocktail From Glass Louboutin Slipper

The Ritz London debuted a new cocktail in homage to actress Tallulah Bankhead, who once sipped champagne from her own footwear at a press conference at the hotel. Women’s Wear Daily: “As...

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25 Video Game Launch Ideas From Ubisoft, Nintendo, and More

From entertaining guests with dancers in custom LED suits to giving attendees the opportunity to test out a game on the deck of the world’s oldest active sailing ship, here are some inventive ways to score points at gaming events.

Event Report Posted 8 days ago

Case Study: How to Use iBeacons at a V.I.P. Event

See how iBeacons and a custom app allowed Pernod Ricard UK to create a customized experience for its guests.

Event Intelligence Posted 8 days ago

Southern California's Top 100 Events 2014

The list of the meetings, parties, and industry gatherings that make the most impact in Southern California year after year.

Top 100 Posted 8 days ago

Sotheby’s to Stream Auctions on EBay

Looking to expand its audience of potential customers and update its business practices, the auction house Sotheby’s is planning a partnership with EBay to stream sales online. The New York Times: “Eventually...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Academy Pressured to Fix Flawed Emmys Nominations

The Television Academy will consider making changes to the much-maligned Emmy nomination process, which critics say allows shows too much leeway to enter into categories that are not appropriate—yet offers a better...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

Trump Plaza Casino to Close This Fall

Owners of the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City said the property likely would shut down in September, although a search for buyers is still underway. Associated Press: “If Trump Plaza closes...

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