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06 | Nov
2017
The Decade of Decibel

2017 is a big year for us. Over the past ten years, we’ve produced, managed, and staffed countless events, building our expertise in the large-scale event industry. Above that, we’ve built a reliable network of vendors, venues, and a hardworking staff to make all this possible. To mark the 10-year anniversary of Decibel Management, we’re […]

13 | Sep
2017
Life of an Event Prof: #NatBookFest Breakdown

Last week, we wrapped up one of our flagship events, The Library of Congress National Book Festival. It was our eighth year managing this event, and while we’re veterans, we’re always looking for new ways to accommodate a bigger audience and out-do ourselves from the year(s) before. With an expected 100,000 guests and a couple […]

21 | Jun
2017
Making Events Great: Episode 1

During Talk West Episode 1, Ann Marie Taepke, Walk West Director of Digital Media, met with our CEO, Dave Sonntag, to discuss his expertise in the world of event management. Dave shares his insight on what works best, the importance of preparation, and the key factors that contribute to executing an all-around successful event. He […]

22 | Aug
2014
Decibel Management Custom Interior Signage Design and Build

Decibel Management was hired to design, develop and install custom graphics, signs, trade show pieces as well as custom paint to complete the Marketing Center at 555 12th Street in Washington, D.C. We worked with a great team at Legacy Scenic and Productions, as well as Matrix Frame USA to complete the install. The original […]

16 | Jun
2014
Behind the Scenes with Decibel Management: How an Experiential Event Comes Together

If you have ever wondered what goes into a technical and experiential event build, take a look behind the scenes with Decibel Management and our amazing production team for the building of the H&R Block- Get Your Billion Back experience.

18 | Dec
2013
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. at Decibel!

Decibel Management has been very busy since September and we are happy to finish out 2013 with an exciting amount of events we were fortunate to be a part of during the fall months! National Book Festival, SHIRE Mobile Tour, National ATI Day, Glass Packaging Institute’s Annual Meeting, Clorox Caroling with Busy Phillips, NextGen Climate […]

04 | Feb
2013
2013 The Special Event Chicago, IL

Do you remember that feeling when you were a kid and your parents let you walk through the toy section of a store? The pure joy and excitment of the latest and greatest thing? That is exactly how it felt to walk through The Special Event in Chicago a few weeks ago.

14 | Dec
2012
Decibel Vendor Spotlight: Rose Brand

We have been using Rose Brand for years at Decibel (dB), and our partners have been using them for much longer. For those that don’t know, Rose Brand provides custom fabric and draperies, as well as production supplies and rental equipment. At dB, we use their equipment on what seems to be every show that […]

25 | May
2012
National Small Business Week Conference and Meeting

Just wrapped up the 2012 National Small Business Week Conference and Meetings in Washington, DC. This year’s event featured a number of great sessions at the Mandarin Oriental, along with offsite events at the U.S. Department of State and the White House. 

19 | Feb
2012
Decibel Red Carpet Premiere Event

Fleishman-Hillard DC and their ONDCP team tasked Decibel to create a red carpet entrance for a press event. This was for the winner of the MTV “Unwasted Weekend Challenge.” Decibel traveled to Essex Junction High School in Vermont to turn an Auditorium into a traditional red carpet event.

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