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10 Best Ideas of the Week: Carnival-Style Sponsor Booths, Gourmet B.L.T.s, a Floating Wedding Cake

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Guest Column: 3 Ways You Can Support the Event Industry Today

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Emmy 2014 Preview: Governors Ball Will Get Colorful Laser Show

Event Intelligence

17 Ways to Use Video to Market Your Event

Tents and Trucks: a Hamptons 2014 Event Summary

Mega tents and gourmet food trucks are all over the East End this year.

Opinion Column: Ted Kruckel Posted about 12 hours ago

Female Comic-Con Attendees Fight Back Against Harassment

As the International Comic-Con gets underway in San Diego, some attendees are speaking out about what they see as a convention culture that permits offensive behavior toward women. Los Angeles Times: “The...

Call Sheet Posted about 17 hours ago

Emmy Producers Ask Stars to Carpool

With the Emmys moving to a Monday night from its traditional Sunday date, logistical challenges such as dealing with rush-hour traffic are prompting producers to change their arrivals set-up. Hollywood Reporter: “One...

Call Sheet Posted about 17 hours ago

How to Beat Back Ambush Marketing

Ambush marketers—people who crash official events or lurk just beyond their borders—present a problem for meeting and trade show planners who get no revenue from these groups and compete with exhibitors and...

Call Sheet Posted about 17 hours ago

Comic-Con Attendees Can Pilot Drones

To promote the release of 24: Live Another Day, Fox is giving Comic-Con attendees the chance to pilot drones around San Diego’s Petco Park, starting today. Mashable: The promotion “includes lessons from...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Toronto International Film Festival Gets Strict About Premieres

Still the home for the biggest movie premieres, the Toronto International Film Festival is facing competition from the likes of the Telluride Film Festival to debut films. So its organizers implemented a...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Fox Cancels Evel Knievel-Like Stunt

Dealing another blow to live stunts on television, Fox has cancelled a plan to recreate Evel Knievel’s attempt to jump a motorcycle over the Snake River Canyon. The Hollywood Reporter: “‘Due to...

Call Sheet Posted 2 days ago

Miami Swim Week: Inside the Runway Shows, Sponsor Activations, and V.I.P. lounges

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim marked its 10th year of swimsuit design and industry parties.

Event Report Posted 2 days ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

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. The Hollywood Reporter: “The...

Call Sheet Posted 3 days ago

Hot Wheels: 6 New Food Trucks for Outdoor Events

Deliver tasty fare to guests at your next outdoor gathering from some of the newest food trucks on the road.

The Scout Posted 3 days ago

Why Are So Many Journalists Becoming Event Planners?

As content becomes more central to many events, journalists are leading programming, running business divisions, and launching their own conferences.

Event Intelligence Posted 3 days ago

7 Tips for Mastering Digital Invitation Etiquette

Experts emphasize the importance of striking the right tone, leveraging the digital format, and recognizing when a paper invitation is an absolute must.

Event Intelligence Posted 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 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...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted 5 days ago

What to Expect at Elevate New York

Have you registered yet?

From the Editors Posted 5 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 5 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 7 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 8 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...

Call Sheet Posted 8 days ago

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 8 days ago

11 Edible Favors for Events

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

Idea File Posted 8 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 8 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 9 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...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

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...

Call Sheet Posted 9 days ago

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 9 days ago

"StubHub for Hotels" Helps Planners Avoid Attrition Penalties

Roomer offers meeting planners help selling extra hotel inventory.

Event Intelligence Posted 9 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 10 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...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

'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...

Call Sheet Posted 10 days ago

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