17 | Mar
2016
Design Thinking for Event Producers: Takeaways from the Adobe XD Design Week 2016 Branding

If anyone was gonna knock their event branding out of the park, it was gonna be the people who invented Photoshop. But the Adobe XD Design Week branding is a special case of above and beyond. What is XD Design Week? The Adobe XD Group is a global design organization responsible for the user experience […]

14 | Mar
2016
Picspiration for your next Event: Photo Booths with a Twist

Pics or it didn’t happen. I think we’re all familiar with the basic Instagram photo booth deal by now (and if you’re not, check out Instaprint, a killer suite of Instagram-enabled tools for events). But how about kicking it up a notch? Here’s some ideas:

10 | Mar
2016
7 Buzz-Worthy Cocktail Presentation Ideas

Confession: this post was inspired by a Bizbash gallery that highlighted the drink service at electric utility company ComEd’s training center opening party. The caterers (The Entertaining Company) served cocktails in cups shaped like light bulbs. Cute. Look, we’re not in the catering business. But we are in the “touches that matter” business. That extra […]

07 | Mar
2016
The Best of Projection Mapping Inspiration: Experimental Surfaces

This blog is kinda turning into “Projection Mapping Watch”, but oh well. Projection mapping is awesome, and these weird videos of experimental light projects aren’t gonna collect themselves. In this segment, we’re taking a look at recent projects from Q1 of 2016 that highlight projection onto interesting surfaces, or combine projection with other emerging technologies. […]

03 | Mar
2016
We Got ‘Em: Premium Ticket Packages to the Masters, Kentucky Derby and Final Four

Remember those ticket packs we got for Super Bowl 50? Well, we just got our grubby mitts on some notoriously hard-to-land ticket and accommodation packages for three of spring’s hottest sporting events, and we’re paying the radness forward. All of these offers are, naturally, customizable, so hit us up if you’d like something special. Masters […]

29 | Feb
2016
Good Read: “How Food is Creating a Sense of Place”

There’s plenty of great info out there on factors to consider when creating immersive experiences in events or activations. Lighting, spatial design, audio, emotional connection and story, all of these things matter, all contribute to the experience. But what about food?

25 | Feb
2016
Registration Now Open: 5 Unmissable 2016 Event Industry Conferences to Sign Up for Now

Winter’s rolling to a close, and if your 2016 conference dance card isn’t full, you might consider sticking your nose in to some of these snazzy industry to-dos. Events inside events about events: it’s so meta.

22 | Feb
2016
6 Amazing Event Venues for Book Nerds

You know what lit nerds want? They want to dine in musty halls of learning. They want to sip cocktails on the porch of Hemingway’s hideaway. The US is rich in event venues with a connection to literary history. Here are a few of our top picks:

15 | Feb
2016
Level up your floor plans: Great 3D modelling tutorials for event producers

Curious what it takes to DIY your spatial models? Want to be able to throw together a 3D walkthrough of an event area? Feeling like adding another skill to your set? Self-improver, we applaud you. We’ll be looking at tutorials that introduce some of the most commonly-used programs in the 3D layout-i-verse, AutoCAD and SketchUp, […]

11 | Feb
2016
Valentines, shmalentines: the World’s 7 Least Romantic Event Venues

Hey, don’t give us that face. We don’t have anything against romance. Romance is great. It’s the chocolate sprinkles on the cupcake of life. But every other blog on earth has that one covered, so in preparation for that special day of the year when single event professionals eat grocery store sushi and ruminate on […]

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