Everyone knows the model is outdated but that fixing it is complicated.
If you’re a meeting or event planner looking for a way to say hello, welcome or thank you, you might consider Sensational Baskets, a company that creates personalized gourmet gift baskets that range in price from $7.50 to $400 and can be shipped almost anywhere in the world.
In a world with technology that connects people in every way possible, there’s still something to be said about face-to-face contact. That’s the message of a survey from Certain Inc. in San Francisco.
Ask domestic meeting planners what their three biggest challenges are and they’ll say: budgets, lead times and keeping up with new technology. PYM can help.
You have your event budget, marketing plan and strategic plan. Then you realize you don’t have enough to incorporate that cool app …
These days, event planners who aren’t integrating social media into their events are falling farther and farther behind. Here are some tips on catching up.
Whether you are conferencing with colleagues across the country or hosting a virtual component to an event, the number of options you have at your fingertips is astounding.
You probably knew that Google was the No. 1 search engine, but did you realize that YouTube.com was No. 2? If you’re interested in people knowing more about the events you organize, there’s no better way to spread the word than creating video content. Or, better yet, encouraging potential attendees to create content for you. […]
After you know what attendees learned, did, and how that affected the organization financially — only then are you ready to measure ROI.
A few months ago, meeting professionals began hearing about Zentila, a hospitality technology company and online booking tool that promised to take the pain out of last-minute event planning. Now Zentila has tweaked its system by adding what it calls the “great reveal.” Zentila, a Plan Your Meetings partner, is designed to help planners tasked […]
Don’t confuse “innovation” with “popular.” They are two very different areas.
Is LinkedIn just another place to broadcast your event in hopes of people seeing it, or is there more here? If you’re like most meeting planners, you’re struggling to use LinkedIn in ways that get people to register and attend your events. Yes, LinkedIn provides an innovative event registration tool. But turning contacts and group […]
Love is in the air … Valentine’s Day — Feb. 14 is here (or gone). The day we either love, or hate, or the day we would love to hate. It’s always a bit awkward for planners who have an event falling over Cupid’s holiday. Especially if your attendees are primarily men and the destination is out of town. […]
Tell a room full of meeting planners that they can replace their heavy three-ring binder of BEOs with an iPad, and you’ll have their attention and instant devotion. That’s because the back-breaking binder, which is any event’s bible, is widely regarded as a necessary (and not so eco-friendly) evil. If you’re ready to jump, touchscreen-first, […]
Keeping the emphasis in focus creates meetings that warrant rave reviews.
I am late (again) with writing this morsel because I just got done doing the food for the Miss California USA beauty pageant. The first thing that should come to everyone’s mind is this question: What am I doing feeding girls that are participating in a beauty contest?! Those girls don’t eat. Well, my dear readers, you are […]
We all know what rhythm is — whether you have any or not — but what does it have to do with meetings?
Bringing you “Motivation for Innovation,” the 2011 PYM Annual is designed to help you navigate new technologies, find solutions for current challenges and, hopefully, inspire you to create something big, bright, beautiful and business-friendly at your next meeting or event. But, like everything we do here at Plan Your Meetings, this was a group effort. […]