April 2015 Event Industry Blog Roundup

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April 2015 Event Industry Blog Roundup

Yes, its that time already, another month has passed so here are the blog posts from the event industry that caught our eye in April. If you haven’t read these posts already we highly reccomend that you give them a look when you get the chance.

Finding Your Event’s Marketing Niche

Sean Burke of Ticketbud says: “Your event is not right for every single social media platform out there.” Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest are just some of the most popular social media networks out there. It makes perfect sense to target these networks as they have the most number of users…or does it? Read this post and learn why and how to choose the right social media platform for your event.

Qualified but Not Getting Event Planning Jobs? Maybe It’s One of These Reasons

You’ve spent 2 to 4 years studying event planning and management at a university. Wouldn’t it be a shame if you can’t secure an event planning job? If you’re a qualified candidate but not having any luck in landing an event planning position, check out the possible 7 reasons why according to Andrew Maxwell of PlanAnEvent.org

Are Your Incentives Working?

Now this isn’t an ordinary blog post. MeetingsNet, together with Incentive Research Foundation, reports on what’s happening in the world of incentive travel…from budgets, locations / venues, and the steps that event planners take to keep travel programs fresh and motivating for the attendees. Learn more about gamification, experiential “WOW” elements, and other steps you can take to “up” incentive travel experience by a notch.

Infographic: 24 Life Hacks for Stress-free Business Travel

Traveling, whether for business or personal reasons, is always nice – but only if you are well-prepared. There are numerous hiccups that a seasoned business traveler may encounter on his way to a conference, meeting, or tradeshow. Whether you travel by train, airplane, or car, this infographic has valuable tips to make your trip smoother. Don’t miss it!

The Power Of Conference Repetition

Repetition is the key to successfully learning and instilling important points. Event professionals may deem repetition of key themes and ideas boring, but William Thomson of Gallus Events says otherwise: With the right meeting design, technology, and with the aid of the right speakers, repetition in conferences can be interesting…and this post gives you some ideas on how to go about it.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Event Photographer

A picture is worth a thousand words as they say, especially those taken during live events when important moments are occurring. So why cut corners and settle for an amateur photographer!? Becki Cross was forced to take that route in one of her client’s events…and the end of the event saw the rest of the team disappointed in the photos that turned up. Don’t make the same mistake: hire a professional photographer and read this guide on how to get the most out of it.

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