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Baltimore – Open for Business

So. A good industry friend of Team PlannerWire just finished wrapping up her association's conference in Baltimore and everything went Spectacular (yes, that is a capital S), you can read about it in Associations Now here and here. The organizers were happy and the...

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Can You Use that Image for your Conference Marketing

I know, I know. I have been on an image kick lately. I think that my brain is stuck. First there was the post on Canva, the amazing graphic editing tool and there were all of those cool places that you can find stock photos. I may be stuck on this little issue, but at...

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Cancelled and Rescheduled Events In Baltimore

I am leading with an awesome picture of Baltimore because that is the Baltimore that I know and the one that I recommend to my clients. Not all is good in one of my favorite cities though. Two Conferences Cancelled and One Rescheduled in Baltimore  You knew Force...

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Why Your Conference Mobile Strategy isn’t Working

    I like Formstack, they have a pretty cool product and we use it for a number of clients websites because it works well and fits their needs for online forms that need some va-voom. That is how I came across this infographic that they put together with...

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Unrest and Visit Baltimore

My heart goes out to the people of Baltimore. What is happening is tragic. This is one of America's great cities. Having spent a good chunk of last summer in Baltimore, I got to know the sites, the sounds, and some of the residents. I have friends there, both personal...

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32 Places for Cheap Stock Photos for #EventProfs

The Photo Conundrum, here is how it plays out at desks and conference rooms across the association and event world on a daily basis... It is time to start marketing your event or conference. You need to start updating the website, getting those social media posts...

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Go For Substance Over Style When Shooting Event Video

Just a random musing after watching the video below...I have an ongoing, 5 years deep discussion with a client over "at the event" video and the style in which it is presented. You know, all those highlights and interviews that seem to be laying around. My style is...

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Office Lens for Meeting and Event Professionals

I too often find myself beating up on Microsoft. I pick apart Outlook, I make fun of Word. I really have unending disdain for PowerPoint. For these transgressions I am sorry. I am a victim of judging Microsoft for being Microsoft. Truth be told, no matter what any...

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You Can Be An Event Hero

I love it when great people do amazing things, especially when said things really make a difference in the meetings and events industry. John Federico is one of those cool people and not only has he created a work of art (in my humble opinion), his art has the ability...

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