20 | Aug
2013
America’s Finest Estates for Corporate Events: Six of the Best

For a country falsely rumored as having only a little history, the range of architecture displayed in America’s estates is pretty staggering. From Louis XIV-style palaces to Tudor homes and Southern mansions, the US offers event managers some wonderful, lavish environments for upscale events. These are just some of our favorite estates that provide a […]

06 | Aug
2013
Look Behind You, Mr. President: 5 Examples of Political Campaign Event Backdrops

2012 Democratic National Convention Campaign and Convention event production in American presidential races revolves around key themes that nobody ever strays too far from. In terms of substance, candidates may be far apart, but for style- flag and country are mainstays on both sides.

24 | Jul
2013
New Department of Transportation Regulations for Mobile Tours

We love mobile tours around here and have been part of quite a few over the years. Mobile Tours, for the uninitiated, are essentially traveling events and can take on many forms and involve many different type of vehicles, including tour coaches, equipment transport, buses, food trucks, custom fabricated vehicles, SUVs and trailers – the […]

17 | Jul
2013
How to Screen Celebrity Speakers: Booking Tips for Your Event

It’s a tough wake-up call for readers of Perez Hilton or the Daily Mail: all those famous people who make headlines and sell newspapers don’t always make engaging speakers at events. Sure, big names are great at getting butts in seats, but it’s easy to forget that expertise or fame doesn’t necessarily relate to engaging […]

02 | Jul
2013
PR Smiths: Decibel Management Picks Up PRSA Silver Anvil

For the part it played in the production and tour events for the DoubleTree by Hilton Little Things Project, Decibel Management was awarded with its second Silver Anvil by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

17 | Jun
2013
TEDx Amsterdam and Mobile Event Apps of the Future

Although first appearing on the scene only recently, event apps are quickly becoming a staple of large event management today. Given how cavernous some conference centers can seem, or the immense scale that industry events can take on, having a helping hand on a smartphone can help attendees integrate with the event and interact with […]

04 | Jun
2013
Expect the best, prepare for the worst: bulletproofing your event

Every event organizer knows that feeling: You’ve made the last phone call, you’ve ticked off the last item on the checklist, you’ve made sure that ambitious trade show booth will actually fit in a 10×10 square and you’ve done it all while bringing your event in under budget. Now all that’s left is to sit […]

21 | May
2013
Holding Press Conferences: 5 Ways to Impress the Press

Press conferences are a dime a dozen these days, and any client can put a banner up, call a couple of local rags and plug an event. But this is a critical moment of the event management process, when the people with the power to come into contact with your big plans, and yet even […]

15 | May
2013
The Future of Event Planning on the National Mall: 2013 Guide to New Event Rules & Regulations

The National Mall has just completed their first renovation of the grounds in 30 years. To protect the new grass and the new irrigation systems, new event planning rules have been issued governing where on the National Mall events can be held, and where tents and structures can be pitched. The Decibel team has created […]

25 | Apr
2013
Glass Packaging Institute 2013 Spring Meeting

We just wrapped up the Glass Packaging Institute’s (GPI) Spring Meeting in Washington, DC. 

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