Posts by David Budimir

What Game of Thrones Can Teach Us About Planning Events

What Can Game of Thrones Teach Us About Event Planning?

Season 7 of Game of Thrones just kicked off with the most watched episode of all time. If there’s one thing about Game of Thrones that’s hooked so many fans over the last seven seasons; it’s the way each character’s morality drives the story. (That, and dragons). In the events business, every planner tells their…

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30 Social Media Tips That Actually Drive Engagement at Events

Social networks have made it possible to reach attendees across the globe. And we’re not just talking about marketing, social networks are about engaging attendees before, during and after the event. Attendees that could end up at your next event are hanging out on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat right now. So how can you join…

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The Top 10 Challenges Facing Event Planners

Event professionals are being asked to do more, but they’re not all getting the resources they need to improve their process in a real way. When it came to the biggest event planning challenges facing us, we asked: “What’s the biggest change you’ve seen since you started working in our industry?” In Social Tables’ latest…

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Most Costly Event Budget Items

Ranking the 10 Most Expensive Event Budget Items

When it comes to organizing a great event, it’s only natural for budget to be top of mind. So where does one draw the line between event needs and event wants? More often than not, these things come down to the price tag. Let’s take a look at the 10 most expensive event budget items…

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How Dreamforce Engages Attendees

5 Attendee Engagement Ideas from the World’s Biggest User Conference

Dreamforce is the world’s biggest technology user conference, produced by Since it’s inception in 2003, the event has grown to more than 170,000 attendees and spans the entire of city of San Francisco. This year, event venues included the historic Moscone Center, the Marriott Marquis, InterContinental Hotel, the Palace Hotel, Hilton Union Square and The Park Central.…

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[Free Report] Having the Event Planning Budget Talk

Demand for meetings and events is on the rise. Event professionals are being tasked to manage more events, and to execute them with a shorter turnaround time. Corporations are increasingly relying on planners to prove ROI. Social Tables conducted an extensive survey with 1,200 meeting and professionals to find out what’s happening to event planning…

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4 Major Benefits of Working with a CVB

In this industry, relationships are everything. The teams at your local Convention & Visitors Bureau or Destination Management Organization are like networking hubs. They’re doing all the heavy lifting when it comes to building your city’s brand, and driving major groups to the destination. It’s their job to know a city inside and out, including each hotel, venue and the unique features that…

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