23 | Jul
2015
10 Jaw-Dropping #lightingdesign Instagrams

In real estate, we all know the magic mantra “location, location, location.” In stage design and event production? It’s “lighting, lighting, lighting.” Lighting is a totally transformative art. Need proof? Check out these ten jaw-dropping #lightingdesign Instagrams from the last two months. 

20 | Jul
2015
A Collection of the Web’s Best Event Management Infographics

A couple of years ago, we designed and released an infographic detailing new regulations for events held on D.C.’s National Mall. Ever since that piqued our interest, we’ve been bookmarking event-related infographics as we’ve come across them. Here’s a preview of the best infographics in our collection. Some of these are long, get ready to […]

16 | Jul
2015
Hey you, eat this: the challenges of food sampling campaigns

Couple of years back, Decibel took to the road for Doubletree by Hilton, managing their Cookie CAREavan sampling campaign. You know what we found out? Everyone loves free noms, and the stats back us up on that. According to a 2015 study by the Event Marketing Institute, consumers are 78% more likely to purchase a […]

13 | Jul
2015
It Just Won’t Stop: More Killer Projection Mapping Videos

So, uh, we can’t stop staring at gorgeous light sculpture and projection mapping videos. It’s like getting your fortune told and finding out you’re gonna get magic powers. Our industry is already pretty fun, but now that this kind of stuff is moving from “experimental” to “mainstream”, A/V and production design is about to go […]

09 | Jul
2015
Famous quotes about war that are totally applicable to event planning

These quotes from military geniuses both fictional and real contain disturbingly prescient event production advice.

06 | Jul
2015
Noteworthy stats from 2015’s biggest event marketing study

We’re just now getting around to giving the Event Marketing Institute’s latest EventTrack study a look-see (shame on us – this thing dropped in May), and

02 | Jul
2015
Event Tech Heads Up: New Eventbrite Features for WordPress

Ooh, new event tech. We recently got wind that Eventbrite has increased its compatibility and integration with both WordPress.com and self-hosted sites using WordPress.org, which is super exciting considering the number of event professionals that use Eventbrite as a ticket sales platform and need to deploy sites quickly.

25 | Jun
2015
Music Festival Month Meets Throwback Thursday: Historical Photos of Glastonbury

The first-ever Glastonbury Festival was held in 1970, one day after the death of Jimi Hendrix. Now, 45 years later, Glastonbury 2015 rages on. Running from June 24-28 this year, Glastonbury’s line up includes Patti Smith, The Who, Kanye West, The Chemical Brothers and Ryan Adams. We dug around in Glastonbury’s historical galleries and hand-picked […]

22 | Jun
2015
Music Festival Month: Firefly – This is why Every Event Needs an Evacuation Plan

It’s Music Festival Month on the Decibel blog, where we take a look at the highlights from this summer’s best shindigs. The Firefly Music Festival in Delaware got off to a decent start this year, selling out for the first time ever, but took an operational hit or two as merrymaking was interrupted on the […]

18 | Jun
2015
Music Festival Month: Underground and Sustainable at Gottwood 2015

It’s Music Festival Month on the Decibel Blog, and today we’re turning the lens on the boutique festival scene with a quick intro to Gottwood, one of the UK’s most interesting summer events. The Gottwood festival is an intimate slice of hippy-sci-future held in the forests of Wales, a woodland rave that aims for maximum […]

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