This month’s guest post is from Neen James, whose practical strategies on increasing focus and paying attention, has helped both organizations and individuals alike. Meeting professionals understand everything begins with attention. Attention is all about connection. Words connect us, and when the right words are used, connections are deepened. In the busy lives of our attendees, […]
Opening Day: Baseball, Business and the Events World
Last week began the start of my favorite time of the year; baseball season. The time when 30 teams and 750 men begin a journey with the single goal of reaching ‘The Fall Classic’ and becoming the World Series Champions. These teams will also carry the hopes and dreams of millions of their fans who […]
The 5 Ws of Events: The quick guide to planning for a successful live event
Before attending a trade show, or hosting a corporate event of your own, it’s important to cover your bases and prepare for success. By understanding the 5 W’s of your event, your event planning will run more smoothly and be something you can reference back to if you lose focus. Who– Who is your target […]
How Augmented & Virtual Reality Fit Into The Corporate Event Space
This blog was originally published on CPG Agency’s blog on October 24th, 2018. CPG is an event management agency specializing in event design, production and attendee engagement. Contact Fern’s VP of Sales, Jeff Hoffend at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are changing the ways businesses approach experiential. But while it is always tempting to […]
Corporate Activation: What is it and why does it matter for your brand?
“It’s important to stand out” “Make sure attendees remember you” “You have to be different” “Make headlines” “Stay competitive and outshine your competitors” We’ve all heard these phrases countless times, and quite frankly the words don’t hold the meaning they should. If you work in an industry where there is a competitive market then you […]
What are the Top 3 Most Stressful Things When Exhibiting at a Trade Show?
3 of the most stressful things about exhibiting at a trade show… 1- Not knowing what costs are going to be. Solution: Review all information from show and all vendors in detail and early (many provide advance order discounts due to ability to plan better when they have orders early). Encourage the show organizer to […]
Too Hot, Too Cold, Or Just Right?
If Goldilocks were a Show Organizer reviewing RFP responses from multiple General Service Contractors she may experience déjà vu. Would she select the GSC that was hot, the one that was cold or the one that was just right? Over the course of my career I have had the pleasure to work for top industry […]
How to Win A Trade Show in 10 Ways – Part 2
In a previous blog post, I addressed 10 different mistakes that exhibitors make while presenting at a trade show. If you have not read “How to Lose A Trade Show in 10 Ways Part 1” check it out! In this post I break down each point and go over how to fix each mistake. The following […]
How to Lose a Trade Show in 10 Ways – Part 1 (Exhibitor Edition)
Let’s discuss body paint for a minute. (Yes, you clicked the right link!) Not too long ago I attended a trade show in the Business Services Sector. The attendee composition was evenly mixed between professional men and women doing what most do when attending conventions and trade shows…going to educational sessions, networking, and kicking the […]
The State of Event Technology for People in a Hurry
Event Technology in 2017: A Synopsis Apple almost killed templated event apps in 2017. Then they didn’t. But now event companies often need to submit their own apps to the app store instead of having the app developer do it. Lots of new technologies still haven’t transitioned from “shiny new thing” to “sustained value-creator” in […]