The details don’t stop, but the budget does. How do you make them work together? Creating thorough checklists is your second line of defense, but what’s the first? It’s employing the complimentary help of a destination marketing organization like the (more…)
If meeting planning isn’t in your job title, but more often than not you get the task of planning the board retreat or annual membership meeting, then you’ve been deemed the honorary meeting planner at your company or association. Congratulations! While (more…)
Over the last several years, one of the biggest changes in the meetings industry has been the integration of digital marketing and communication between associations and their meeting attendees. The computer in their pocket has changed the way professionals (more…)
The days of attendees sitting in windowless conference rooms for hours on end is a thing of the past. And if you find a place where it isn’t, we doubt it ranks as a top spot for those you hope to attract to your meeting. What is becoming a priority for (more…)
If you’re asked what the one item is that nearly every attendee at a sporting event has, the answer would likely be a smartphone. Parents, spouses and athletes are pointing and tapping their phones, taking hundreds of photos at every beach tournament (more…)
White-sand beaches, family-friendly restaurants, exciting attractions and fun beach festivals. These are only a handful of the reasons families make a break for beach tournaments in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Selecting the Alabama Gulf Coast as your (more…)
Planning an association event – or any large event for that matter – isn’t always a walk in the park. However, it could just be a walk on the beach when you hold your destination meeting on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, (more…)
We’ve talked extensively in our destination meeting blogs about retaining conference attendees, but the often forgotten element of a successful convention is the exhibitors.
You’ve heard the saying it costs less to retain a current customer than to (more…)
Part one of a two-part series on reshaping meetings.
Event tech is yesterday’s news. So what’s hot for 2017? Reshaping meetings is on the docket for many planners.
“Staying relevant means watching the trends, and even being ahead of those trends,” (more…)