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Aug 09, 2004

A fair trade?

According to Decent Marketing, a story I missed in last week's New York Times was a doozy for the trade show biz. The NYT writer characterized your....More
Aug 09, 2004

A cheaper way to promote your event

Interesting post on the TSMI blog about how one communications company is using a blog to promote its event. I agree with Rich Westerfield that it's....More
Aug 09, 2004

Spreading the news

I love it that this article from the Columbian in Clark County, Wash., has picked up on the latest news about the economic power of meetings: "This $....More
Aug 09, 2004

Mellow meetings in Britain

If your attendees drink the tap water during a meeting in the U.K., you might find them a bit mellower than usual. That’s because traces of Prozac....More
Aug 06, 2004

Stress test

Feeling stressed? Try this test from Leapfrog Innovations. The idea is to look at the picture (link is below) to see if you can find any differences....More
Aug 06, 2004

Do NOT put these on the menu!

I was skipping around UNLV’s hospitality site, looking for something or other, when I came across The Gallery of Regrettable Food and just lost it....More
Aug 06, 2004

I wouldn’t be caught dead at one of these

For a trip to bizarro-land, check out this article on themed funerals from Harpers. I’m not sure which creeps me out worse, the horse-racing theme (....More
Aug 05, 2004

Omaha for haute cuisine?

Sure, Nebraska has a lot of cows and corn, but when Omaha’s Qwest Center wooed a group of insurance meeting planners recently, they did it with....More
Aug 05, 2004

What's next, escape-a-meeting?

Interesting editorial in today’s New York Times about a new cell phone service from Cingular Wireless called "Escape-a-Date," where you can program....More
Aug 05, 2004

Microsoft in the chips, but not for events

"Microsoft Corp., which has amassed an unparalleled cash hoard of nearly $60 billion from its world-dominating software business, announced recently....More
Aug 05, 2004

Get lost?

I’m one of those people who always gets lost in a mall, but I usually do OK when I’m in a city. Unless it’s Boston. No matter how many times I drive....More
Aug 04, 2004

Must be having pork for lunch

Pharmaceutical companies can’t pay to fly doctors in for educational meetings, but they can provide "scholarships" for local politician events,....More
Aug 04, 2004

Big Mac attack

It’s easy to eat poorly when on the road, but here’s food for thought for the next time you reach for the Golden Arches: You’ll have to walk 9.5....More
Aug 04, 2004

You picked a fine time to leave me Blue Shield

That’s the name of one of the songs by Dr. Sam and The Frivolous Action Blues Band, whose CDs would make great giveaways for a physician meeting--or....More
Aug 04, 2004

Whoops

CNN’s mics caught a little blue language from Don Mischer, who was the executive producer for the DNC, when a handset he was using to urge his people....More
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