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How to Plan an Outdoor Event in 10 Steps

Whether it’s an outdoor wedding, a corporate event, or even a family gathering, outdoor events are a great way to take advantage of nature and do something a little different. But while they tend to be a bit more casual than their indoor counterparts, planning for them is anything but. Want to learn how to…

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How to Throw a Virtual Birthday Party in 9 Steps

If someone you know has a birthday coming up, you may feel like they’re going to miss out on having a big celebration with friends and family. And if you’re planning on hosting a party for that person, you may be wondering how to do so safely during a global pandemic. Thankfully, with new technology…

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7 of the Top Event Planning Conferences in 2021

To put it simply, 2020 was a rough year for just about everyone, including those in the hospitality and events industry. Many event planning conferences were canceled or postponed, and most of those that weren’t took place virtually. While 2021 may still look a little different than normal, expect to see many conferences back and…

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Check-In Web Sunset Notice to Clients

As of January 26, 2021, Social Tables will no longer support Check-In Web from our Event Services platform.  What will happen after January 26, 2021?  Users will no longer have access to Check-In Web.  Why are we no longer supporting Check-In Web? Check-In Web has had low usability throughout the years and has been a…

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9 Event Budgeting Tips Planners Need to Know

Event budgeting is often one of the least favorite parts of the planning process for anyone putting on an event. It’s tedious, constantly changing, and has to have every detail correct in order to be useful. But with some strategic planning (and the use of event budget management software), your event budget can also be…

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How to Leverage an SMMP to Create Safer In-Person Events

When event programs were turned upside down due to COVID-19, companies with a strategic meetings management program, or an SMMP, were well-equipped. These programs provided companies with immediate visibility into all meetings and events, allowed them to leverage attrition clauses to cancel contracts with lower liability, and saved millions of dollars in potential costs.   Now that…

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9 Event Marketing Plan Tips Every Planner Should Know

Even with the best of planning, an amazing event can miss your key objectives if you can’t get your target audience in the door. You’ve done the work to create a great event. You’ve followed your event planning checklist to a tee, ensured everyone will have a safe experience, and came up with some new and creative ways…

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How to Plan a Corporate Event: 8 Tips to Know

The time has come: you’ve been given the opportunity to plan a big event for your company that will leave employees feeling inspired and energized. That’s great! But if your normal responsibilities don’t include event planning, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Even after reading a thorough guide to corporate event planning, you may decide that…

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Wedding Planner Marketing: 7 Tips to Boost Your Business

Approximately 2 million weddings take place in the U.S. each year and, according to Wedding Wire, nearly one in three couples hire a wedding planner for their big day. In other words, the wedding industry is massive, and wedding planners are faced with tons of competition. Wondering how to stand out and boost your wedding…

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8 of the Most Impressive and Unique Virtual Event Examples

Virtual events are growing in popularity, and it doesn’t appear as if that’s going to change very soon. But as planners, venues, on-site teams, and everyone else involved in an event’s life cycle plan for a future full of virtual and hybrid events, there’s still a lot of unknown. That’s where these virtual event examples…

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6 Lead Management Tips You Need to Know

There are many avenues a prospect or lead will take along their journey. To effectively manage those leads, it’s crucial that organizations have a set of best practices. Use the lead management tips in this post to help your sales and marketing teams streamline their efforts and boost conversion rates. What is lead management? There…

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