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Sep 10, 2004

Bad news for independents?

A recent BizBash item may show a trend that could be bad news for independent planners: Nowadays, more in-house planners are keeping the work in-....More
Sep 10, 2004

Las Vegas labor troubles

Well, it looks like the story about the Teamsters walking out in Las Vegas came and went before I had a chance to blog about it. According to a....More
Sep 10, 2004

Life in the echo chamber

OK, we've all noticed this phenomenon Seth Godin calls the echo chamber --at industry shows, the hot new thing is discussed endlessly, all the....More
Sep 10, 2004

Make your convention materials a SNAP

Struggling to make your promotions sparkle, or to make your program really user-friendly? Check out the Society of National Association Publications....More
Sep 08, 2004

The latest in destination promotion

According to travelwirenews, there’s a show in Sydney, Australia, that caters to the travel needs of gays and lesbians. Which is very smart marketing....More
Sep 08, 2004

Next time, skip the convention center?

If I'm reading him right, Rich Westerfield poses an interesting scenario for trade shows: buying out an all-suite hotel for the whole shebang, not....More
Sep 08, 2004

Volunteer help

Having trouble getting volunteers to put together those meeting packets? Wonder how you can keep your best volunteers from burning out and quitting....More
Sep 08, 2004

When a drive-in meeting becomes a fly-to

Hey, according to this USA Today article, one of these days we will all be able to zip around in our car-planes, just like George Jetson. OK, it....More
Sep 08, 2004

Biggest airport concern

According to a survey by the Air Travelers Association, security line wait times are the biggest concern travelers have by far—90 percent ranked it....More
Sep 07, 2004

Appreciating the value of misfits

Jerry Colonna hits the nail on the head with his Diversity Rules manifesto on Diversity goes beyond race, religion, age, and....More
Sep 07, 2004

Novel sponsorship idea for events

Thanks to the Experiential Marketing Forum listserv, I recently read about how Tylenol is doing some very low-key sponsorships at extreme sporting....More
Sep 07, 2004

A laborious job, but someone’s got to do it

Unite Here, a 440,000-member labor union that includes hotel employees, has released the first edition of its Hotel Labor Advisor Newsletter for....More
Sep 07, 2004

Pickles and lipstick shut down airport

Hard to believe, but a backpack containing cosmetics was mistaken by bomb-sniffing dogs as potentially being explosives, shutting down Ontario, Calif....More
Sep 07, 2004

Behind the scenes with security at the DNC

A really good behind-the-scenes look at what went into the security efforts at the Democratic National Convention in Boston from a CSO magazine....More
Sep 03, 2004

Attention, non-profits

If you or someone you know works for a non-profit organization, check out the Google Grants program: The Google Grants program supports organizations....More
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