June 18, 2019
How much of a headache is finding the best value for an event venue? Every single event planner out there knows the importance of choosing the right place to host an event. And more often than not, you're met with endless (pun intended) conflict and worries. Is this the best possible venue? Does it convey everything the event is about? Does it fit the budget, or do we need to consider a different direction? Yes, it can get quite complicated. But we're all about making your life easier! So on today's episode of #eventicons, we're talking about how to source and find the best value for the destination for a venue.
June 11, 2019
Today we’re tackling luxury experiences and events all the way from…a luxury location! This week’s #EventIcons looks even better than usual, coming directly from The Resort at Pelican Hill. This wonderful place is the epitome of the word lavish. Surrounded by the most beautiful views, imposing villas, and quite a bit to teach when it comes to luxury experiences and events.
June 4, 2019
Today on a more serious note, we’re talking about physical safety and security at events. This is one of the most important topics to cover, and especially nowadays. There’s always so much to think about when you’re playing an event, right? It’s a rollercoaster, it seems like everything might go wrong, and there’s not enough room space in your brain to worry about every single detail. But there’s one thing that event planners must always keep in mind! And that’s exactly the safety of their attendees.
You might be wondering just exactly what this means. What does security at events entail? Sounds like a broad enough topic, and also a very costly thing. But if you know what to expect, and what the best practices are, you’re good. From that point on, you’re ready to put together an event that won’t just be successful, it’ll be safe and secure!
May 28, 2019
Endless has been out and about lately – more precisely, around IMEX Frankfurt. This week, we’ve already brought you a very special edition of Event Tech Podcast. But there are so many cool new things to go over, one episode simply wouldn’t cut it! With that in mind, today we bring you an extra spicy edition of #EventIcons.
Our hosts Will Curran, Brandt Krueger, Alex Plaxen and Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey put together an anthology series just for you. It’s the official Greatest Hits of IMEX Frankfurt! So, be ready for an exciting hour, featuring enough icons to leave you starstruck. This international exhibition allowed us to sit down with people from all walks of the event industry. There are nuggets of information and knowledge everywhere, so start taking notes. Jump onboard of this week’s #EventIcons, and learn from the experts that got together in the wonderful stage that is IMEX Frankfurt!
May 21, 2019
We’re about to get down to the nitty and gritty of behavioral science in event design! This topic will probably send every event professional into overdrive. At the end of the day, events are all about people. Events are about changing behaviors. And behavioral science teaches us about people, what they want, want excites them, and why. As such, knowing these things can be a true game-changer when it comes to event design.
And to help us dive deep into behavioral science in event design, today we welcome Nick Borelli. Nick is the founder of Borelli Strategies, and he dedicates his life and career to improving the experiences of event attendees. Through consulting and guidance, he gives event profs all the tools to elevate their professional undertakings.
May 14, 2019
So, it’s no secret that everybody loves gifts, right? They’re a fantastic way to send a message to someone, whether it’s a special occasion or not. However, when we start to talk about gifts in the context of business, things get a little more complex. Curious to find out how you can turn your clients into your own personal sales force to drive exponential growth? Take a seat and press play.
May 7, 2019
This week’s #EventIcons continues on the topic of event design. Last Wednesday we dove into design thinking and its impact on events. And to take it a step further, today we’re introducing the #EventCanvas methodology! Now, as everyone knows, designing an event is stressful. Not only is it stressful, but it’s also unbelievably time-consuming. This is exactly the part where having processes in place can make a world of a difference! However, putting the machine to work can be hard if you have no idea where to start…
April 30, 2019
On today’s #EventIcons, we’re taking a closer look at how to plan an event without visiting the venue using AR and VR in events. During a very recent episode of the Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger already tackled a similar topic. However, it’s never quite enough! When considering all the unbelievable potential of AR and VR in events, endless (Endless? Get it?) possibilities for discussion are out there. And this week, we’ll jump on the topic of venues, and what AR and VR can mean in this context.
The advancements we’re witnessing in technology are staggering. And while the event industry might be a little slow in adopting some trends, attention should be paid to how our lives as event planners can change. One of the amazing possibilities of AR and VR is paying virtual visits to potential venues while simulating experiences. The concept alone is mesmerizing, and the number of resources that can be saved is more than appealing.
April 30, 2019
This week’s episode of #EventIcons will tackle the amazing world of design thinking for events. Your favorite podcast will have a few episodes dedicated to design, and how it impacts the world of events coming up. As such, today we’re talking all about design thinking, and how this solution-based approach can be an asset for event planners. When it comes to planning, the eyes should always be on the prize – and in this case, the prize is your attendee experience.
April 23, 2019
So, you’ve heard of a play within a play, but when was the last time you heard about a podcast within a podcast? Okay, perhaps the Shakespearean element doesn’t quite fit here. However, today’s episode of our podcast is, indeed, about podcasts. More specifically, podcasts and events.
It seems like every way you turn, someone has their own podcast going on. But there’s still quite a gap in the industry when it comes to bringing podcasts and events together. Why is this the case, considering there’s so much this form of content can give companies?