Poll Results: Budget Cuts and Public Scrutiny Ruled 2009

January 4, 2010, 2:15 PM EST

In the last days of 2009, we asked our readers what defined the year for the event industry. Of those who participated in the poll, 39 percent thought that public scrutiny of corporate spending had the biggest impact. Ranking a strong second, with 36 percent of the vote, was budget cuts. Another 18 percent cited reduced staffs, and only 6 percent credited Twitter and other social media.

Looking ahead, we want to know what's on your radar for 2010. Let us know which big event you're most excited for in the poll on the left column of the home page.

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