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Why does James Bond drink Martini? Does the Devil actually wear Prada? And did you know that Italy still has not only a King, but and Emperor as well? These 10 brands made design history. Here's why.
#style #madeinitaly #fashion #automotive #brands #vespa #piaggio #prada #ferrari #ducati #ferrero #nutella #valentino #bulgari #armani #giorgioarmani #emporioarmani #barilla #martini #jamesbond #romanholidays #milan #loveitaly #italianfashion #italianbrands
Why is "Made in Italy" an worldwide synonym for elegance and quality? The story of these 10 brands shows how excellence is born (and why design matters)
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When should an event not use the Conferences That Work design? I describe two meeting types and three situations when traditional formats are a better fit — and also explain when you should be using this quarter-century-old format for your events. #eventprofs
When should an event NOT use the Conferences That Work design? Adrian describes two meeting types and three situations when traditional formats are a better fit — and also explains when you SHOULD be using this quarter-century-old format for your events.
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Great stuff Adrian!
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I (and other event professionals) are offered complimentary stays, meals… and cold hard cash to promote a venue. What would you do?
Paid influencer marketing is spreading to the event industry, and I doubt that it's an ethical practice. Read this real-life pitch that I and other event professionals received recently, and decide for yourself.
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+Trade Show Internet Well, as someone who perhaps can be considered an "influencer", I've written a number of times about products and services I like (or dislike) without anyone paying me a penny. It's not "promotion" — which to me implies a deliberate attempt to make something more popular — but I suspect that enthusiastic unsponsored reviews are more valuable than paid "endorsements".
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Ridesharing has gone from a small market idea to a massive market disruptor in a matter of a few years. Here is how event ridesharing can save you and your guests thousands.
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Here's a common misconception about meeting design—and what meeting planners need to do to make things right…
I love and respect David Adler, but his flagship publication BizBash is perpetuating a common misconception about meeting design. Here's what's wrong—and what event professionals need to do to make things right!
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Promotional codes are becoming a regular feature of our lives, with members of the public presenting coupons and vouchers to buy everything from groceries to books. https://www.gevme.com/blog/using-promotional-codes-to-encourage-attendance-at-your-next-event
A promotional code for discounted entry to your event or access to freebies once visitors get there could encourage people to fill in a registration form and attend. Here, we'll present some tips on making the most of promo codes so you can send them to your list of recipients.
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Events budgets have increased for the last 11 quarters... How will it benefit you? Read more in our blog http://www.nimlok.co.uk/news/all/bellwether-report-shows-focus-events/
Uplift in total marketing budgets in Q2 2016 Respondents from the latest edition of Bellwether Report confirm continued increase in marketing spend (+ 11%) extending the growth trend for the 15th successive quarter. Great news for the events industry as the largest increase in budgets was recorded (+13%) sealing the important role that events and exhibitions …
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The next #eventprofs  Happy Hour will be on September 1. Too much going on this week, and next week I'm incommunicado in New Mexico.
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Flash mobs for events? Here are 3 reasons why you should do it! https://www.gevme.com/blog/3-reasons-to-use-flash-mobs-for-event-engagement
Make your event go viral by using flash mobs to raise event awareness with the masses. Not sure if you want to use one? Read on to find out why you should!
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Join me today 4 - 6 pm EDT for a Hangout on Air discussion of "The Future of Live Events". I'm just back from a wonderful DC Jeffersonian Dinner hosted by David Adler. The topic "The Future of Live Gatherings" will be our #Eventprofs Happy Hour theme today. Join us to discuss the Festivalization of Events, the core issue of who events are FOR, and many other aspects of our dinner conversation. I'll also share my experience of BizBash's new initiative "Collaborate America" that was inaugurated Tuesday at the Kennedy Center.

I'll post the live link for the event at 3 p.m. EDT.
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Here are 8 free and open source event registration software options.
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A small, sweet selection of things that sometimes go randomly wrong for no reason. Because sometimes you just like to acknowledge that the universe is not trying to help you...
“The strong person is not the one who never falls, but the one who falls and then gets up again”. This has to be one of the most popular and less original aphorisms in existence. The fact that this is a platitude, however, doesn’t stop it from being true. You can apply this principle to …
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Join our Hangout on Air — AMA about Industry Ethics with JOAN EISENSTODT — this Thursday 4 - 5 pm EDT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMuI4-hvgrU.

Just about everyone in the event industry knows Joan Eisenstodt. Besides her well-known expertise in revitalizing conference programs, facility and vendor negotiations and contracts, and as a trainer in risk management, contracts, negotiations, and general meeting management, she specializes in something we don't talk about enough — INDUSTRY ETHICS!

I, and many others, think of Joan as the voice of our industry's conscience. When an ethical issue arises, she's usually the first to point it out and share politely and firmly what should be done.

So I'm delighted to have Joan as my guest for this week's edition of the #Eventprofs Happy Hour Hangout. We'll discuss ethics in the industry, and I hope you will bring ethical issues and observations to share.

Note that this #ephh is only scheduled for one hour with Joan, though we may continue the hangout after she's left us at 5 pm EDT.

To join Joan and me, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMuI4-hvgrU at 4 pm EDT on Thursday, September 8.
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Missed the chat? You can watch it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMuI4-hvgrU
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Register for my Chicago workshop and learn how to radically improve your events. Register before September 9 and save $100! Earn 16.00 CIC CMP CE hours http://buff.ly/2bOHrbU
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Away for a week --> 500 work emails to review --> sorry, no #Eventprofs Happy Hour today. Hopefully next week we'll be back. #ephh
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Thank you, again, to everyone who produced #CtrlAltDel16 ! It was such a great day of community building and event education. We loved it here at Market Square! #eventprofs   #proudeventprofs  
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We enjoyed attending remotely!
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There is no “one size fits all” event-ticketing app. How do you choose yours? Listen to a designer's story how he chose the most suitable app for his conferences. https://www.gevme.com/l/case-study/uxsg/event-management-platform-built-event-organizer%E2%80%99s-perspective
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How To Prepare An Event When You Can’t Be There Ahead Of Time
In event planning, performing a walk-through is a standard industry practice that’s critically important.
Unfortunately, walk-throughs are sometimes impossible to do because of time, geographic, or budgetary constraints. In those situations, you need to enact the next best option.

http://www.eventindustrynews.co.uk/features/guest-blogs/prepare-event-cant-ahead-time/

#eventprofs #eventplanning #eventproduction
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Why I am drawn to facilitation…
Why am I drawn to facilitation? I've often heard an uneasy inner voice that wonders if it's about a desire or need for control and/or power. And yet I know through experience that when I am facilitating well, I have influence but no real control or power.
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4 Ingredients for a Successful 'Guerrilla Marketing' Event

Brands and organisations use guerrilla marketing increasingly often to market their products and services. But what are the ingredients for a successful guerrilla marketing event?

https://www.eventplanner.tv/news/7926_4-ingredients-for-a-successful-guerrilla-marketing-event.html
​​​​​​​Brands and organisations use guerrilla marketing increasingly often to market their products and services. But what are the ingredients for a successful guerrilla marketing event?
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