Event Planning http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en I Have Seen the Future of E-mail Marketing, and It Is Equal Parts Cool and Creepy http://meetingsnet.com/blog/i-have-seen-future-e-mail-marketing-and-it-equal-parts-cool-and-creepy <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>There's a new site called Crystal that may just be the beginning of a whole new way to communicate with potential attendees, speakers, meeting committee members—anyone who has an online presence. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/i-have-seen-future-e-mail-marketing-and-it-equal-parts-cool-and-creepy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/i-have-seen-future-e-mail-marketing-and-it-equal-parts-cool-and-creepy#comments Marketing Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings face2face Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:53:00 +0000 49521 at http://meetingsnet.com RoomFunding: A Kickstarter Model for Corporate Responsibility http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/roomfunding-kickstarter-model-corporate-responsibility <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hotels for Hope launches a new hotel booking platform designed to make its charitable-giving-through-hotel-room-booking more personal and compelling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/roomfunding-kickstarter-model-corporate-responsibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/housingattrition/roomfunding-kickstarter-model-corporate-responsibility#comments Housing/Attrition Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:35:00 +0000 49501 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Home page of Hotels for Hope, which recently launched its new RoomFunding hotel room booking platform.</p> Are You Spending too Much on Attendee Acquisition? http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/are-you-spending-too-much-attendee-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If your marketing spend is greater than six percent of your direct conference expenses, your fan base and positive word of mouth (WOM) marketing are lacking. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/are-you-spending-too-much-attendee-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/are-you-spending-too-much-attendee-acquisition#comments Association Meetings Marketing Event Planning Medical Meetings Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:20:00 +0000 49471 at http://meetingsnet.com Meeting Negotiation: When to Step Away from the Legalese http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/meeting-negotiation-when-step-away-legalese <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Can talking it out can save you time, money, aggravation, and drama? Two lawyers make the case.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/meeting-negotiation-when-step-away-legalese" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/meeting-negotiation-when-step-away-legalese#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Medical Meetings Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:19:00 +0000 49351 at http://meetingsnet.com It’s the Human Touch that Makes Great Service http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/it-s-human-touch-makes-great-service <div class="field-deck"> Can a robot "get" hospitality? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I recently returned from a week in Dubai&mdash;amazingly, it was my first trip there. I was excited to see this city, which has transformed from desert to world-class destination in the blink of an eye. But I must admit I was unprepared for what I found.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/it-s-human-touch-makes-great-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/it-s-human-touch-makes-great-service#comments Europe/Middle East/Africa Trade Shows Site Selection/RFPs Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 49261 at http://meetingsnet.com Guide to Meetings Industry Certifications http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/guide-meetings-industry-certifications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There’s an alphabet soup of certification programs open to meeting planners. Here’s what those acronyms on your colleagues’ LinkedIn profiles mean—and how to get them yourself.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/guide-meetings-industry-certifications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/educationcertification/guide-meetings-industry-certifications#comments Association Meetings Education/Certification Medical Meetings Resources Pharma Meeting Planning Resources and Reports Event Planning Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:50:00 +0000 49241 at http://meetingsnet.com Image by NORRIE3699 on Thinkstock by Getty Images The Critical Role of Color at Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/critical-role-color-meetings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Experts know that color has an energy and other attributes that affect our well-being, safety, moods, and behavior. Meeting planners need to realize the important implications of color choices—it’s a lot more than decor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/critical-role-color-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-design/critical-role-color-meetings#comments Corporate Meetings Event Design Event Planning Medical Meetings Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:55:00 +0000 49221 at http://meetingsnet.com Guest Post: 4 Event Planner Tech Budgeting Best Practices http://meetingsnet.com/blog/guest-post-4-event-planner-tech-budgeting-best-practices <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>How to optimize your event technology budget</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/guest-post-4-event-planner-tech-budgeting-best-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/guest-post-4-event-planner-tech-budgeting-best-practices#comments Association Meetings Association Meetings Resources Audiovisual/Production Event Management Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings face2face Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:35:00 +0000 49211 at http://meetingsnet.com How to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-negotiate-salary-you-deserve <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Why is it that even in female-dominated professions like meeting planning, men still earn higher salaries?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-negotiate-salary-you-deserve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-negotiate-salary-you-deserve#comments Association Meetings Career/Salary Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings face2face Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:34:00 +0000 49171 at http://meetingsnet.com 4 Experiential Marketing Practices You Need to Know Now http://meetingsnet.com/pharma-meeting-planning/4-experiential-marketing-practices-you-need-know-now <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How elements of experiential marketing can help life sciences meeting managers create more compelling events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/pharma-meeting-planning/4-experiential-marketing-practices-you-need-know-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/pharma-meeting-planning/4-experiential-marketing-practices-you-need-know-now#comments Association Meetings Resources Pharma Meeting Planning Corporate Meetings Event Design Event Planning Medical Meetings Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:39:00 +0000 49091 at http://meetingsnet.com Photo by Christie's Photographic Solutions