All posts in Event Industry

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 […]

27 | Nov
Marketing Stunts that Actually Work

You’re always putting yourself at at least marginal risk when you decide to pull a promotional marketing stunt, and the more over-the-edge the stunt, the truer that can be. It’s hard to be 100% sure that in-your-face marketing stunts won’t backfire in a lot of complaints (at best) or (at worst) a lawsuit. But these […]

13 | Oct
Some Considerations to Make Sure Your Event is Accessible to the Elderly and Differently-Abled

Let’s be honest: most events don’t check off every point on this list due to cost restrictions, but the more that you can tackle, the more considerate your event planning becomes. Naturally, the bigger the event and the broader your audience, the more vital accessibility is, and you shouldn’t rely on the venue to ensure […]

09 | Oct
3 Innovative Ways to Find and Book Cool Speakers for Any Event

We’re not gonna waste your time, here: no one needs to tell you how to Google “how to find speakers for your event”. And doing that will turn up all the basics: databases of speaking professionals (Gigmaster!), speakers’ associations, blah blah blah. But there are plenty of fascinating, confident, articlate people that don’t speak for […]

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