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No other source that can provide such a unique venue which is faultless for several types of events including:

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ShowGizmo launches new product suite

ShowGizmo launches new product suite. Event professionals around the world know how hard it is to choose an event app that perfectly fits their objectives. But now veteran event app provider, ShowGizmo, has made it easy with the release of a new product suite with features and enhancements. All designed to create more engagement, better event experiences and push the boundaries of technology.

“6 years ago we launched ShowGizmo, a product designed to make events more awesome and help event organizers better connect and create value for their attendees,”. Said ShowGizmo CEO, Marie-Claire Andrews. “Today we create a platform with an extensive suite of features to suit organizations of every type; from internal teams to associations and one-off events,” she added.

The new suite includes:

●  A low priced ‘Essentials’ option for single events that need simplicity without compromising on service.
●  A ‘Premium’ package with access to next-level engagement features and world class support
●  The ‘Professional’ platform for the ever increasing base of customers working on engagement all year round. Seeking to maintain a conversation with their community alongside their live events.

Highlighted feature updates within the suite include the ability for event managers to customize app features themselves. Promote upcoming events with an event ‘lobby’ and a digital swag bag.

The product release, aptly named ‘The Banoffee Release’ is a sweet taste of things to come for the long-standing event app company. Marketing Manager, Lara Simmons explains, “The Banoffee Release is a big celebration for the team, 6 years providing apps means we’ve seen and learnt a great deal,” she continued. “This release and the updates it includes were truly inspired by all of the clients we’ve worked with to date.”

“There’s plenty of basic DIY apps on the market, or simple solutions that bolt-on to registration systems,” said Dott Nemeth. The Melbourne based Customer Success and Production Manager, “but today’s event marketer is looking for proactive assistance to save time and stress – and looking for that to be local”, she adds. ShowGizmo has team members on hand for advice throughout the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

ShowGizmo are running a series of webinars on the new product suite – for more information visit  www.showgizmo.com/banoffee-webinar


Why You Need to Break Your Event Assumptions

Why You Need to Break Your Event Assumptions.

As a professional speaker, I have the opportunity to attend a lot of events and conferences. While they all differ in scale, audience,  locations, and cultures, they almost all share certain elements.

For example, the flow is the same at most events. Attendees arrive at  a certain hour, register at the welcome desk, get a name badge, and get a coffee before gathering in a large room for the keynote presentation. That’s usually followed by some extra plenary presentations or workshop sessions, then lunch, and then more workshops in the afternoon. At the end of the day, attendees gather again for the closing keynote. The organizer expresses some words of thanks and invites everybody to have a drink and network.

There’s nothing wrong with this flow, but there may be other ways to organize the event that could have a huge impact on the attendee experience. What would happen if you broke the assumption on how the flow is supposed to happen?

What other assumptions do we hold about our events? One way to find out what things we accept as true or necessary—but that may not be either—is to look at what events have in common. It’s likely that 90 percent start and end at the same time and feature keynote speakers, for example.

Then see if you can find an event that did that element differently. I have found 21 common event assumptions, and some ways to break them. Here are a few examples:

• One stage, one speaker

At most meetings, you have one main speaker on the stage that everyone in the room listens to. But imagine having many speakers presenting from different points in that big ballroom, and audience members can choose which story they listen to by switching channels via their wireless headphones.

This exists! I had the opportunity recently to be one of four speakers taking part in one of these “silent conferences.” While it was a great experience, it also was very hard for the speakers because we had to compete for attendees’ attention. And it was hard for the participants because they had to divide their attention. But after the first round, it got easier for both sides.

To Read More of this article Today’s guest post is by speaker and author Cyriel Kortleven.


Big Event Companies Share Trends in Latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies”

Big Event Companies Share Trends in Latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies”

First of all new technologies–such as virtual and augmented reality—and the continued role of social media are two of the major trends shaping special events this year. These insights appear in the 15th annual “50 Top Event Companies” article, featured in the latest issue of Special Events. Here are highlights:

“One of the biggest things we’re seeing in the marketplace is brands using live events as incredible content feeders–or ways for their brand to generate owned, shareable content,” EA management says. “This has truly put events and experiential at the center of the marketing mix, and extends to a brand’s approach to measurement as well. The focus is less about the numbers onsite at an event, and more about how that event was able to create shareable content that expands the reach, multiplies impressions and creates opportunities for measurable impressions.”—AgencyEA, Chicago

What’s coming:

As a result the event industry should be ready for more live-streaming, real-time collection of data through polling and Q&As, more accessible virtual and augmented reality, and an increased use of event apps/CRM software to simplify check-in and registration processes, management says.—Allied Experiential, New York

Big trends affecting the event and meetings industry include an increased focus on global security; “as the risk is heightened, and travel policies of big organizations react accordingly, fewer delegates will be willing to travel to different events around the world,” management says. Other forces at play: the emerging “sharing” economy, the speed at which new technology is adopted, the new possibilities that virtual and augmented reality bring, and the emergence of “positioning” technology. “We have been exploring how best to use the new technologies available to create and enhance sensory and personalized learning journeys,” management says. “By personalizing the experience and considering the individual attendee rather than the collective group, you can make it more meaningful and create specific event tracks, specialist interest groups, interactive signage, personal event maps and programs.”–Ashfield Meetings and Events, Ivyland, Pa.

“Social media is gaining a huge presence in the meetings/event space with user-generated content in the form of images and storytelling taking center stage, the Broadstreet team says. “Brands want event attendees to be a part of the whole experience, and using social media to generate content is an effective way to immerse them. Audiences have become more media-savvy, and the material they provide is more sophisticated, meaningful and memorable.”–Broadstreet, New York

“Today, it’s all about engaging the audience with new and exciting experiences that reinforce the overall message,” management says. “We see an increasing focus on what happens outside the ballroom, not just inside it. Event experiences are becoming more personalized through the use of virtual reality, 3D animation, augmented reality and interactive installations. Projection mapping is allowing companies to use the event space in powerful and creative ways, creating a greater emotional impact.”—Corporate Magic, Dallas


EEG management points to an uptick in live streaming during events, particularly user/developer conferences, via different software applications, as well as specialized geo-location tags via applications such as Snapchat. “Additionally, we see a continuation of requests from clients to get out of the ballroom and into unique venues: after-hours museums, refurbished warehouses, and concert venues are all on the table, particularly for tech clients. Last, we have noticed an increase in dividing the typical Silicon Valley user conference into two coastal conferences–one for West Coast users and one for their East Coast or European customers.” The bad news: “A trend that continues for third parties is the lack of availability and space from hotels and venues.”-Enterprise Events Group, San Rafael, Calif.

Attendee engagement in highly customized, branded and experiential events is no longer a trend, but the norm, they say. “Clients are looking to create ‘evergreen’ experiences and content generated from events that is fresh, relevant, sustainable and lasting post-event either in social media, traditional marketing channels or internal content. Progressive event decor and design, increasingly sophisticated entertainment experiences, and unique venues lead the charge in these efforts to put a client’s brand spin on attendee experiences. Every corporate event is essentially a business meeting in disguise.”—EventWorks, Los Angeles

“Continuing the trajectory seen in 2015, events have grown substantially as the cornerstone of corporate marketing strategies and engaging influencers at every level is still paramount,” management says. “Computer-generated realities continue to be the hot trend moving forward. Therefore VR environments are becoming more intricate while augmented reality has simply exploded with the launch of Pokémon Go. We can expect to see AR facial recognition during event registration and virtual floor plans come to life with information and engagement.”—FIRST, New York

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Tecate Will Ambush Tonight’s Debate With This Trump-Mocking Ad About Building a ‘Beer Wall’

Tecate Will Ambush Tonight’s Debate With This Trump-Mocking Ad About Building a Beer Wall.

 A structure that will unite, not divide

Tecate thinks building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico is a great idea. Our hope it’s 3 feet tall and is used as a meeting place for guys from both sides of the border (and all sides of the political spectrum) to get together and have beers.

The spot below, from Saatchi & Saatchi New York, will get a perfect media placement, too. It will debut Monday night on Fox News, Univision and Telemundo during the presidential debate between Donald Trump—who has proposed a much higher, less beer-friendly wall separating the nations—and Hillary Clinton.

Tecate Will Ambush Tonight’s Debate With This Trump-Mocking Ad About Building a ‘Beer Wall’

Filmed near the border town of Tecate, Mexico, where the Mexican beer originated. This is the brand’s first work targeting the general market. It usually focuses its efforts on a core Hispanic target.

Therefore this is a tremendous idea for Tecate. It really is the best idea. We worked with the best clients and hired the best people to work on it. Only the best. It’s terrific,” Chris Moreira, said at Saatchi, said in a statement (possibly after a few Tecates).”Building on the insight that the wall issue is extremely important to our millennial target consumers. Whether leaning more liberal or more conservative. We knew people would be watching the first presidential debate to hear each candidate’s side. We couldn’t think of a better stage to serve Tecate’s message of unity,”.  Jennifer Weiss, vp and director at Mediavest | Spark, which handled media. “We’re also hyper-focused on social to ensure we’re reaching legal-drinking-age adults 21+. Hopefully interested in politics on both sides of the aisle to drive conversation for #TecateBeerWall efficiently.”

Therefore “Tecate is using beer as the great unifier in developing a fun. Finally a Lighthearted and clever commercial where friends from two bordering countries share a couple of Tecates over a wall,”. “With this spot, Tecate is acknowledging an ongoing conversation. While raising a glass to beer’s uncanny ability to bring people together in a positive way.”

How Meeting Preferences Vary by Age, Industry, Location

How Meeting Preferences Vary Age Industry Location

Unified communications vendor ShoreTel recently conducted a global survey of more than 1,000 people. It was about meeting habits and productivity that dispelled several common beliefs about today’s meetings.

“Build a Better Meeting,” shows that millennials participate in meetings in conference rooms with their peers at the same rate as other generations.

However Generation X—those born between 1965 and 1979—are 28 percent more likely than other generations to spend more time in meetings, at more than 9 hours per week.

The study also proved that the frequency of meetings didn’t depend solely on age. In fact one of the biggest factors was industry. Those in the technology field average 30 hours a week, and enterprises report the most meetings among businesses, while startups report the fewest.

Software startup Pivotal, for example, headquartered in San Francisco, starts every morning with a five-minute all-hands meeting, promptly followed by a 5-10 minute team meeting, and the rest of the day is dedicated to uninterrupted work.

Geography proves to be another notable factor. Respondents in Asia reported the fewest hours spent in meetings each week.  (57 percent said 0 to 4 hours) while Australians meet the most (45 percent citing 9 or more hours).

Evaluating Productivity

Forty-seven percent of Baby Boomers who took the ShoreTel study said meetings are productive, while 34 percent of Millennials agreed.

Those in Asia (48 percent) and Europe (52 percent) find meetings to be more productive than their counterparts in North America (40 percent).

Sixty-seven percent of respondents said they listen and take notes during their meetings.

Nearly every generation came to an agreement on location. Sixty-four percent of Millennials said they’d rather meet in conference rooms versus phoning in or attending remotely, while 65 percent of Gen Xers and 63 percent of Baby Boomers did as well. Surprised? Studies have shown that face-to-face meetings actually spur more creativity and ideas than when meetings are conducted digitally.

Meetings get a bad rap, especially when the conversation is directed at the newest generation of the workforce. They are often said to have smaller attention spans and less of a tendency to embrace face-to-face meetings.

The aspects of meetings may be changing, but most agree that meetings are in fact necessary and productive. Key is to find a balance that is both productive and efficient. Update the team, share ideas, set goals and then let your attendees free to accomplish them.


How to Work with Eccentric, Disorganized Creatives

Let’s face it, designers can be wacky. As a meeting planner, you’ve probably encountered your fair share of eccentric, opinionated, and disorganized designers—especially when they’re outside contractors. Yet if you want to make your event a success, you know you need them. So what can you do?

Here’s the good news: With a few tweaks to the way you work together, your graphic designer can become one of your biggest allies. Here are three keys to working with designers that will ultimately help improve your work process and bring your vision, and most importantly, your client’s vision to fruition.

Communicate with Words and Visuals. Have you ever outlined your ideas to your designer only to have the first round of layouts appear completely out of left-field? Equipping your designer with the right information from the start goes a long way toward getting just the right look and feel for your event.

Tani embraced a client’s love of Hawaiian watercolors to design a conference theme.

The more examples you can bring to the table of what you like and what you don’t—from overall themes to specific fonts, colors, and imagery—the more your materials will flourish. I recently had a client who loved Hawaiian watercolor paintings, and we were able to wrap an entire event around that design theme. Creative freedom is a wonderful thing, but really understanding the meeting or event’s vision and effectively communicating it to your designer is paramount.

Defining Those All-Important Due Dates. How is it that some of the most important deliverables—like your printed collateral—always end up as last-minute ordeals? Thankfully, there’s a simple way to avoid the stress. For starters, once you’ve established your key delivery dates, request a formal production schedule from your designer based on those precise dates.

In addition, it’s important to remember that all good things take time to develop and an effective creative campaign is no exception. So be sure you and your designer create a realistic production schedule that takes into account all the steps of a successful campaign, from design to printing to shipping. The designer needs time to conceptualize, research, develop, present, revise, finalize, and coordinate for print. Then the printing process has its own schedule, needing time for setup, ordering stock, reviewing proofs, printing, re-proofing, drying, trimming, binding, mounting, packaging, and shipping. And shipping should never be taken for granted—even the most efficient outfits encounter traffic and weather delays. Finally, don’t forget to build in a buffer for the potential hiccups that always seem to arise.

Instilling Trust in Your Relationships

Even under the best circumstances, a well-formulated production schedule can easily go askew—pulling rabbits out of hats is often just part of the job, right? Last-minute, complex, or even forgotten items are inevitable so having a trusted relationship with your creative partner can pay dividends in crunch time.

As with any good working relationship, these partnerships take time and effort to develop. Just as you have nurtured relationships with hotels and production companies, your designers have their own competent vendors that can help when the chips are down, including printers, sign producers, specialty item vendors, and shippers. When your back is against the wall, don’t be afraid to reach out to your creative partners to help you deliver your products, as expected, on time, or sometimes even out of thin air.

There’s a reason why you were hired for your position—because you’re great at what you do. Your best work likely results from the trust your client has placed in you. Learn the right way to place this trust in your creative team and the results can be equally dazzling. Set clear expectations, outline your vision, and establish mutually-agreeable timelines. The better you can organize and communicate with your designers, the more likely it is you’ll end up with showcase-worthy materials and, more importantly, highly valued, long-lasting partnerships.

Devin Tani, an innovative designer based in Portland, Oregon, runs a creative studio specializing in the meeting and incentive industry. From graphic design, promotional, and copywriting services to a comprehensive array of printing and finishing solutions, Devin has worked with clients such as Chevron, Goodyear, and Gallo Wines for over a decade, helping them elevate the attendee experience. DevinTaniDesigns.com


TARGET DEBUTS NEW CLOTHING LINE POP UP PLAYGROUND,  To celebrate the launch of Cat & Jack, its new clothing line for kids and babies. Target from July 23-24 transformed a vacant lot at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park into a family-friendly pop-up playground.

The event kicked off July 21 with an evening fashion show. But instead of a runway, the kid models—some of whom actually helped Target design the clothing line—made their entrance by sliding down the centerpiece of the activation, a giant carnival slide. Celebrities including actresses Blake Lively, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Bilson and lifestyle expert Camila Alves were among VIP guests.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Pop-up Playground was free and open to the public. Attendees could park their strollers in a designated area. They then grab a pair of Target-branded sunglasses from a brand ambassador. High fives to the staffers who, each time we visited, managed to stay upbeat despite the scorching summer heat.

Once inside, families could play a game of corn hole, use rope Xs and Os to play tic-tac-toe or hop in line at the two-story gumball machine. Inside each ball were prizes including gift cards (we scored one for $5), stickers featuring artwork from the Cat & Jack collection and other giveaways.

Just past a step-and-repeat, attendees could fill out a short waiver, pick up a burlap sack and take their turn on the slide. Based on the expressions we saw on riders’ faces (and personal experience), the slide offered just the right blend of sheer terror and excitement. We also loved the wristband that let you skip the waiver line on return visits.

Cat & Jack

On the other side of the Pop-up Playground, families could grab a prop (moustaches, hearts, Cat & Jack flags, glasses and a crown were among the options), and step into a hot air balloon set for a photo. Engagements included free nail art applications, temporary tattoos and a fresh “do” at the SoCozy Styling Bar. A couple of carts offered ice-cold popsicles, and a water station kept people hydrated throughout the day. Across social media, #CatandJack and #SoCozyKid tracked all the action.

Family-friendly events can be a marketing challenge. They have to appeal equally to the attention spans of kids while conveying their value proposition to parents. This event offered a smart mix of both, intriguing adults with a taste of Target’s signature design sensibility.  As well style while entertaining kids just long enough to make it a worthwhile outing. Or, in our case, entertaining kids so well they beg to go back and hit the slide.

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Leaving Social Media Out of Your Next Event Could Cost

How Leaving Social Media Out of Your Next Event Could Cost You

Jeff Kirk of Corporate Magic shares why you can’t miss the social media boat

If you’ve decided not to jump on the social media bandwagon for your next corporate event, you may want to think again. Whether you think your company and your brand are household names or you simply don’t want to take the time to implement social media, it could really put you behind the game. In fact, it could cost you in more ways than one. If you’re not sure how to implement Facebook, Twitter, apps, or LinkedIn to your advantage, it’s about time you learned. The following are some ways that it could cost you to leave social media out of the loop.

Going over budget Paper copies are a thing of the past! Not only will everyone at your event have some type of tablet or other device to look at information on, copies could make you go way over your budget. You won’t just be paying for the copies, either. You’ll have to pay for envelopes, storage, postage, and even the man-hours that it takes to do it all. Utilizing social media at every stage in the corporate events process will help. You won’t have to spend the time to hand anything out, and can use the money left over in your budget to decorate, hire caterers, and pay for a nicer venue.

Eliminating a community feel

Individuals attending your event can already begin to feel like one big, happy community before they even arrive. Setting up a Facebook page allows those people to connect beforehand. Other forms of social media will help you to create surveys, take polls, and post updates about the upcoming event. Individuals who participate in this interaction before the event will better enjoy the company while they’re there, and have contacts to take home with them when they leave. Without these interactions, you eliminate a potential for a community feel at your event.

Missing customers

Everyone is on social media. If you want to attract more customers, you have to be where they are. If they don’t have a Facebook account, they most likely have an Instagram or Twitter account. Your message and your information out there on every social media site is the way to tell customers that you are there.  Individuals can “share” and “like” your event page and help you to spread the word so that you have a larger turnout. It’s like free advertising!

A sad reputation If you’re not willing to get with it and develop with the world of new technology, you are going to be left behind. Let’s face it: Without being on social media, people simply won’t give your event a second thought. Why might that be? Because, you’ve not made the decision to get with the times!

Whether you’ve got a good product and an amazing message or not, nobody gives a company the reputation it deserves unless it shows that it is willing to move when the world says “move,” rather than sitting comfortably in the past.

Encouraging the competition

Let’s be honest. Your competition has likely implemented some form of social media strategy. Anyone who’s smart and wants to get ahead in business will have done so. By avoiding social media, you give them encouragement to become better than you. Don’t hand over your success by refusing to engage in social media. Encourage your customers and attendees through social media, rather than your competition through the lack thereof.

Discouraging post-event excitement

You may have some attendees at your event that are excited to get home and spread the word. In fact, isn’t that the goal? Without social media, it will be hard for them to get the word out. Facebook, LinkedIn and other sites give them the opportunity with just the click of a button.

If you think your message will spread via word of mouth, it’s just not going to happen. Conversations are happening online, not through mouths. Get your post-event message out there so that your attendees can take their excitement home.

If you’re technology-challenged, don’t fret. There are companies available at your fingertips that will help you get the social media thing up and running. Failing to do so could have some ugly results for your business that will leave you wishing you would have stepped out of the Stone Age just a little bit sooner.

Jeff Kirk serves as Chief Operating Officer for Corporate Magic Inc., a Dallas-based event production and message development company specializing in one-of-a-kind projects.

Known as an innovative marketing strategist with a keen understanding of the role digital content and technology can play in building brand preference. Jeff brings nearly two decades of experience to his leadership role at Corporate Magic. Jeff is in the process of forming strategic alliances and recently spearheaded Corporate Magic’s entry into global markets. In mid-2015, the Dallas-based company will be producing the Salvation Army’s 150th International Congress at London’s O2 Arena.

Over his nearly 20 year career, his clients have included IBM, Accor, Aflac, Suzuki, JCPenney, Jaguar, Mazda, Land Rover/Range Rover, M&M Mars, Prudential Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Club Corp, Ford New Holland, Dallas Cowboys, GSD&M, Boy Scouts of America, Xango, YMCA, Sherwin-Williams, Uncle Ben’s, Southland Corporation, George W. Bush Foundation, Rite Aid, Salvation Army, Ramada, Quaker State, Pizza Hut, Proctor & Gamble, Nike, NCR, Kraft, Kawasaki, Bayer, Campbell’s Soup, Coors, Wendy’s, FTD, Tournament of Roses and Republican National Convention Host Committee (Tampa 2012).


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