All posts in Event Industry

06 | Jul
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

18 | May
Throwback Thursday: Vintage Freight & Logistics Pictures

We’re on a freight and logistics roll this month as we take a look at a couple of neat cargo, trucking and train transport pics from bygone days. In this episode of Decibel’s #tbt, we learn that the more things change, the more things stay the same. These images from back-of-the-house logistics operations over the […]

07 | May
Event Logistics, Freight and Shipping: Questions to Ask When Choosing a Provider

Organizing a large-scale event often means ensuring that bulk amounts of oversize items arrive on location, right on time. Considering that precision is so vital to a successful event, it follows that contracting a sloppy logistics company can quickly turn into a nightmare. Here are a few vital questions you should ask before you sign […]

23 | Apr
4 Truly Useful Associations Providing Services for Event Producers

The event industry is a connected, supportive place where you don’t have to go anything alone. These great groups specialize in creating industry-specific networks where event producers can share resources, trade insights, and stay inspired.

20 | Apr
Five of the Hottest Event Photographers in 2015

Event photography is an art form all its own. You need someone who understands how to capture the action while it’s happening without creating overly-staged shots, how to shoot under low lighting conditions for parties and night events, and how to take compelling action shots. Here are the Decibel Management picks for best-in-show photographers for […]

16 | Apr
4 Great Podcasts for Event Managers & Producers

The humble podcast: so simple, so perfect for busy event professionals to listen to while making brekkies. The popularity of the Podcast seems to be on a kind of wheel of reincarnation: everyone’s making them, then no one is, then they’re back in favor and all over the web. In the last few years, a […]

02 | Apr
Decibel Vendor Profile: CGS Premier

CGS Premier, one of Decibel’s vendors, has been around since 1993 producing awesome fabrications, specifically creating large-scale vehicle wraps for mobile media (trucks, trailors, vans, etc.), but also for custom trade show booths and displays, pop-up shops, and other set-it-up, break-it-down portable experiences. Fabrication is one of those things the public sees everywhere, but rarely […]

26 | Mar
How to talk about Lines: Introduction to Queuing Theory for Event Planners

Waiting sucks. I can’t think of a single human being that enjoys a good long wait. Waiting is the womb of all bad things: irritability, customer complaints, bad PR, sometimes even riots. Happily, the world is full of good-guy scientists using teh mathz to make sure your attendees are queuing for the shortest possible times. […]

23 | Mar
Some of the Event Industry’s Most Unique Bookable Artists

You remember when you were in high school, and people used to ask you what you wanted to do for living, and you could only really think in terms of the major job groups you’d heard of? Lawyer, doctor, astronaut. And then you graduated, and suddenly you meet people with jobs like “user experience researcher” […]

12 | Mar
Throwback Thursday: 6 Incredible Vintage Crowd Shots from Large-Scale Events

Event managers respect a sizable crowd the way survivalists respect a rattlesnake – treat it firmly, but don’t scare it, and don’t get complacent, or it might sink two inches of fang into your leg. In wrangling large-scale events we depend heavily on the help of technology – can you imagine dealing with this kind […]

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