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A Meeting Planner’s Bill Of Rights For Choosing An AV Company
Jan 30, 2019 by
Meeting planners have lots of choices to make when placing their events in hotels. Some of the demands that hotels make are non-negotiable. Using an in-house audio-visual service provider is not one of them. In most cases, planners are entitled to utilize the services and expertise of a preferred, third-party AV contractor. They have certain “rights” which they can express during the contract negotiation process. PLANNERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO: Ask the hotel whether or not the use of a...
Make Graduation Memorable with These Tips for Planning your Commencement
Jan 24, 2019 by
A milestone in our lives, Graduation season is right around the corner. With roughly 7,000 higher learning institutions planning these ceremonies twice a year along with department receptions, campus festivities, career fairs, and seasonal galas, it can be challenging to create a memorable experience for the graduates, families and faculty. Want to make this event even more special? Make it shorter? Less stressful? Follow these ideas over the next several months to meet these objectives....
5 Must Have AV Technologies for Film Festivals
Jan 11, 2019 by
Film festivals big and small have proven to be an economic boon for the localities that host them. Take for example the Sundance Film Festival, which over an 11-day period in 2017 generated $151.5 million for the Utah economy. Even lesser known festivals can draw tens of thousands of attendees, like the International Palm Springs Film Festival, which attracts over 160,000 attendees to the small city of Palm Springs, whose resident population is less than 50,000. While few festivals have t...
76th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Dec 19, 2018 by
Congratulations to our long-time clients who dominated the Golden Globe nominations again this year, especially in television. FILM A Star is Born, Warner Bros. Pictures Crazy Rich Asians, Warner Bros. Pictures TELEVISION The Americans,  Fox 21 Television Studios Homecoming, Universal Cable Productions LLA Pose, Fox 21 Television Studios Barry, HBO Entertainment The Good Place,  Universal Television Kidding, SHOWTIME The Kominsky Method, Warner Bros. Television SmartSource Ren...
IAEE’s Expo! Expo! Ups Its Game On Event Technology in 2018
Dec 19, 2018 by
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) held its annual meeting and exhibition, Expo! Expo!, in New Orleans, December 11-13. Of all the product categories represented on the exhibition floor and in the conference rooms, technology stood out in the 2018 edition of the event. IAEE programmers brought back the Tech Startup Pavilion exhibition floor and the Tech Startup Experience & Pitch Competition (a robot won). The conference this year also featured Te...
Best Business Laptops for 2019
Nov 01, 2018 by
A great laptop can make or break workforce productivity. If employees are waiting for apps to load, processing to complete or require IT maintenance support often, your company could be on the losing side of efficiency. While the market is flooded with laptops, not all are created the same. The key factors to evaluate are power, battery life, features, and value. All of the ones listed below, except the MacBook Pro, natively run Windows 10 Professional version. As you look ahead to 2019, w...
Considering an LED Video Wall? Five Things to Think About
Oct 18, 2018 by
Whether in trade shows, installations and events, stadiums and convention centers, or churches and houses of worship, you’ve probably seen some futuristic, jaw-dropping LED video walls popping up over the past few years. This cutting-edge display technology is becoming more common, and investing in video walls for your organization or event is a savvy way to enhance your aesthetics, production value, and “wow” factor instantly. Like any AV technology, when you choose an LED video wall, ...
Trade Show Technology – Trends and Success Tips
Nov 03, 2015 by
If you are involved with any aspects of trade shows or similar events, you may feel as if things are changing at such a fast pace that it’s hard to even catch your breath, much less capitalize on some of the trends. But rather then fear the blinding speed with which the Internet and trade show technology is evolving, you can use these trends to your advantage by learning how to incorporate technology in ways that support your needs and goals, improve client communication, and boost your ROI. ...
What is Your Event’s Publicity Plan? Here are 6 Tips from PR Pros
Mar 14, 2014 by
What makes one event garner more photographers, media and bloggers than another? A well thought out publicity plan.  BizBash's Alesandra Dubin set out to determine what the difference makers are when it comes to event planning. Here are six things you can do before and during your grand opening, product launch or other meaningful event  that will keep the media begging for more. BEFORE YOUR EVENT Think Like the Media.  If you were a reporter that was presented with hundreds of stor...
7 Solid Ways Presenters can Talk Like TED
Mar 10, 2014 by
Technology, Design, Entertainment, or TED for short, hit its 30th anniversary in March. This highly sought after conference has hosted individuals from Bill Gates to an unknown 13-year-old African boy. It usually sells out in days after registration opens. And unlike any other conference I know of, it has the same rules of engagement from the highest ranking celebrity to the most obscure speaker. Carmine Gallo, Author of Talk Like TED, analyzed 500 TED talks and interviewed TED speakers ...

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