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Over the last year, Fashion Show Las Vegas has continued hosting safe, socially distanced activations ranging from holiday walkthroughs to virtual runway shows. Here's what event pros can learn from their experience.
Looking for some out-of-the-box ideas for team bonding or a virtual meeting break? These Canadian companies offer a wide variety of creative options.
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Whether you call it corporate gifting, swag, or merch, everyone knows holiday handouts can be a flop—or an effective way to spread brand awareness along with some holiday cheer. Here, an array of psychology and event experts tell you why. Gifts, Corporate Gifts, Giving, Corporate, Memo Pad, Luxury Gifts, Farewell Gifts, Personalized Notes, Brand Loyalty
The Psychology of Corporate Gifting: A Deep Dive Into Swag Ahead of Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday and the holiday season are upon us, so let’s rethink the predictable corporate gifts that—let’s face it—might end up in a landfill. While slapping a company logo on a coffee mug, travel water bottle, or notepad-and-pen combo might seem harmless in the moment, it’s cliche and doesn’t necessarily always get a workforce into the holiday spirit.
The league touched down in London and Frankfurt for a series of international games this season. Here’s how it’s bringing the American pastime and sports culture to folks abroad. Fan, Mexico City, London, Munich, American Football, Football Fans, Nfl, Football, International Games
How the NFL Is Winning Over International Fans
Over the last few years, the league has hosted games in Munich, London, and Mexico City, and is currently reviewing Spain and Brazil as possible future hosts. (In the U.K. and Ireland, there are reportedly 14.3 million American football fans, while Germany boasts 18 million.)
Maybe you’ve daydreamed about being the creative director for one of the world’s largest experiential marketing companies. Well, Kelly Roe isn’t just living that dream, she’s defining its future. Founder, Director, Creative Director, Experiential Marketing, Adler, Kelly, Episode, Global, Brand
Meet Jack Morton's New Executive Creative Director
In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler sits down with Kelly Roe, the brand-new executive creative director at global experiential powerhouse Jack Morton. At the time of this recording, she’s been at the helm just three weeks.
The interactive exhibit space spans two floors at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and explores the band’s past, present, and future. Music, Las Vegas, Live Music, Vip, Experience, Resort, Zoo Station, U2
Even Better Than the Real Thing? See Inside This Immersive U2 Fan Experience
In conjunction with the band’s live music experience, “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere,” Vibee, the Live Nation-founded destination experience company and VIP package provider for the band’s run of shows, opened a corresponding immersive fan portal called "Zoo Station: A U2:UV Experience" at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
Marriott has become the first hospitality brand to enter Fortnite with the new Marriott Bonvoy Land, a playful space that engages consumers with mini-games promoting four different hotel brands. Games, Nike, People, Video Game, Popular, Fortnite, Epic Games, Online Video Games, Game
How Marriott Bonvoy's Clever New Fortnite Experience Is Engaging Gen Z
For many young people, there’s nothing quite like Fortnite. The wildly popular online video game from Epic Games boasts more than 220 million active monthly players and has become a popular place for brands and celebrities like Nike and Travis Scott to develop their own buzzy, in-game experiences.
At last week's IMEX America—the largest in the show's 12-year history—conversations centered on inclusivity, incentive travel, AI and new tech integrations, and much more. Event Tech, Trade Show Booth Design, Event Solutions, Mirror Box, Meeting Planner, Mandalay Bay, Convention Center, Tradeshow Booth, Learning Styles
5 Trends Shaping the Event and Meeting Industry Right Now
LAS VEGAS—If you need proof that the business event industry is back in full force, look no further than last week’s edition of IMEX America. The 12th edition of the show, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, was the largest edition in its history, drawing almost 15,000 attendees and hosting more than 80,000 pre-scheduled meetings over three days.
Jacqueline Farrington—a former TEDx speaking coach and the author of The Non-Obvious Guide to Better Presentations—shares her top tips for both live and virtual event speakers. Body Language, Speech, Onstage, Audience, Good Presentation, 5 Ways, Body, Honest, Tips
5 Ways Your Body Language Is Hurting Your Event Presentations
Picture this: You're onstage and you suddenly forget what to do with your hands. If you've ever given a presentation or speech of any type, let's be honest: You've probably been there. We all know that body language can be a powerful tool when done correctly—but it can also contradict your words, leaving your audience confused or distracted.
The hotel brand’s portfolio includes 19 properties and 3,064 rooms in the Central America region, offering plenty of amenities and off-site fun for meeting attendees and incentive trip travelers. Play, Hotels, Golf, Jaco, Costa Rica Adventures, Jaco Beach, Marriott, Hotel
4 Highlights for Groups at Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen and Los Sueños Marriott
The pandemic put incentive trips on hold, but in 2023, revenge travel was all the rage and that included the return of these motivating sales rewards as well as destination meetings. According to the 2022 IRF Destination Preferences Study, which was conducted in March and April 2022 and surveyed 405 full-time salespeople, respondents said their top three destination experiences were beach/sunshine, adventure travel, and mountains—a combination uniquely found in Costa Rica.
These eye-catching stages have helped further an event's theme, create share-worthy moments, and—most importantly—keep attendees engaged with speakers and programming. Design, Ideas, Stage, Stage Design, Hollywood Event, In Hollywood, Wall Street Journal, Stage Backdrop
15 Stage Design Ideas We've Loved Lately
Content may be king—but a great stage design can surely complement your programming in important ways. The right design can help immerse your guests in the experience, keeping their attention focused on the content and speakers while also furthering an event's overall theme and creating share-worthy moments. Scroll down to see some of our favorite stage design ideas from the last few years.
Many brands shifted their activations to offer more focused activities, such as Hulu’s escape room-style game and American Express’ camera rentals. Texas Hill Country, Festivals, Texas, Austin Tx, Mumford, Foo Fighters, Music Festivals, Austin City Limits, Austin Texas
Austin City Limits 2023: 13 Top Brand Activations From the Music Fest
AUSTIN, TEXAS—Austin City Limits Music Festival, one of Texas’ biggest music festivals, took place in the state’s capital city for two weekends this month, Oct. 6-8 and again from Oct. 13-15. Around 75,000 fans flocked to the city’s Zilker Park each day to watch headliners like Foo Fighters, Shania Twain, and Mumford & Sons, while brands kept them entertained and enticed with lounges, activities, and giveaways.
Plan an intimate gathering this season with these team-building activities, F&B concepts, and venue options. Party Ideas, Corporate Holiday Party, Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Event Production, Event, Party, Events
15 Corporate Holiday Party Ideas for Small Groups
This year's annual holiday party ideas feature is sponsored by Interactive Entertainment Group, a nationwide event production company offering innovative entertainment and technology-driven experiences for corporate events and activations.
Food brand Jongga's "Flavourverse" pop-up introduced Londoners to the popular Korean side dish kimchi through chef partnerships, immersive rooms, and unique shopping experiences. Korean Cuisine, Korean Side Dishes, South Korea, Kimchi Noodles, Korea, Korean, Traditional Korean
East Meets West: The Clever Ways This Brand Brought the Sights and Flavors of South Korea to London
LONDON—In South Korea, kimchi is a staple of many meals—but the popular side dish, made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbage or Korean radish, may be less known to Western audiences. So when Jongga, one of Korea’s top kimchi brands, was expanding to London, the company knew it needed to go big to make an impact.
A cybersecurity expert discusses what hospitality professionals can do in a time of digital crisis. Software, Tech Review, Personal Security, Tech Trends, Email Spoofing, Security Patches, Cyber Threat, Data Breach
What Event Profs Can Learn From Caesars and MGM’s Recent Cyberattacks
Even some of the country’s largest corporations aren’t safe from hackers. Take it from Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International, which suffered from a cyberattack last month that shook the hospitality industry.
ABC's iconic red roses are going gold with tonight's premiere of The Golden Bachelor. Here's how the network generated buzz with unique experiential moments and promotions around the country. The Hollywood Bowl, Golden Oldies, Bachelor, Popcorn Company, Oldies, Pink's Hot Dogs, Golden, Date Night Recipes, Best Halloween Costumes Ever
Golden Oldies: Inside ABC's Multifaceted Experiential Campaign for The Golden Bachelor
The Bachelor franchise is typically known for its iconic—and ubiquitous—red roses. But this upcoming season, which premieres on ABC this evening, is going gold—in more ways than one. The Golden Bachelor is the first in the franchise’s long history to star senior citizens, including series lead Gerry Turner, a 72-year-old retired restaurateur and widower from Indiana.
WhirlyBall is more than a game—it's a custom experience for any type of corporate gathering. Craft Beer, Wiffle Ball, The Incredibles, Up Game, Bowling, Craft Beer Bar, Fun Things To Do, Fun Activities, How To Make Beer
3 Reasons to Book WhirlyBall for Your Next Team Outing
Dubbed the most fun you'll have going four miles per hour, WhirlyBall serves up a great teambuilding experience for those in the Chicagoland area. Whether you're in town for the latest trade show or based locally looking for an exciting group outing, choosing a location that appeals to a group can be a tough decision. Luckily, there's a spot that offers something for all: Welcome to WhirlyBall! Click the pin to read three reasons why you should book WhirlyBall for your next team outing.
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Tips and Event Inspiration for Lunar New Year Celebrations
Usher in the Year of the Rabbit with this meaningful advice—and gorgeous event inspo—for Lunar New Year parties. An estimated two billion people around the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, which, in many Asian cultures, is meant as a time to welcome a new year through family reunions and colorful celebrations. So it’s no surprise that it’s a popular occasion for creative, over-the-top events, with fun details tying into themes of peace and prosperity.
Kevin Hubschmann looked to speak corporate language when he founded Laugh.Events, an "LaaS" solution that he explained is designed for “carving in" (not out) time to laugh. Laughter, Event Company, Entertaining, Teams, Laugh, Appealing, Company
This Event Company Is Offering 'LaaS'—Laughter as a Service
Most of us have been in a post-5 p.m. happy hour over Zoom with our remote teams and—let’s face it—bored. But for Kevin Hubschmann, he refers to those snoozy moments as his “aha” moment. Fittingly, to appeal to the corporate teams that are otherwise known for buttoned up, collared shirts; not-so-exciting team-building activities; and dealing with SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS all day, Hubschmann founded a company that he said offers LaaS—Laughter as a Service—and called it Laugh.Events.
Put your survival skills to the test, be a DJ for a day, or get a group tattoo—the sky's the limit with this list of 11 inventive team-building activities! Inventions, Retreat, Building, Activities, Unique Activities, Team Building
11 Inventive Team-Building Activities to Pump Your Team Up to a New Level
Would you get a tattoo with your colleagues? That's what we call extreme team building! Whether you’re planning an intimate retreat, sizable conference, or incentive event, having the team together in-person presents a golden opportunity to plan activities that foster camaraderie, collaboration, and communication. See 11 of our favorite creative team-building activites that will take your team to the next level (and give them an experience to remeber)!
A tale as old as time, golf is a tried-and-true sport for bonding with coworkers, entertaining clients, and securing business deals. But with a digital craze in the air, the decades-old game has been given a tech-forward facelift. Click to see five simulated golf venues offer year-round opportunities for groups to gather for some friendly competition! Sports, Country, Sport Event, Golf Simulators, Team Building Events
5 Golf Simulator Experiences for Your Next Team-Building Event
Move over, putt-putt. Virtual golf venues have been popping up quickly, adding an innovative touch to a traditional team-building activity. We've rounded up five of the coolest golf simulators from across the country for your next corporate or team-building event. Click to see more!
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How One Retail Complex Has Been Hosting Safe Consumer Experiences Throughout the Pandemic
Over the last year, Fashion Show Las Vegas has continued hosting safe, socially distanced activations ranging from holiday walkthroughs to virtual runway shows. Here's what event pros can learn from their experience.
BizBash Live: New York is the most important experience for serious event pros. Join more than 2,000 planners at the Javits Center on October 24! Planners, Costumes, Halloween, York, Event Styling, Fan Engagement
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BizBash Live: New York is the most important experience for serious event pros. Join more than 2,000 planners at the Javits Center on October 24!
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Pride 2018: 25 Highlights From Parties, Festivals, and Marches
W Hotels No Shade Voguing Mini-Ball #BizBash #BizBashNY #NYC #entertainment #Pride
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Why Spotify Put Music Fans In a Bubble
In theme with the title of Troye Sivan's new album, Bloom, fans were given roses and hydrangea. #BizBash #BizBashLA #eventprofs #eventplanner
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10 Canada-Based Team-Building Companies to Shake Up Your Virtual Meetings
Looking for some out-of-the-box ideas for team bonding or a virtual meeting break? These Canadian companies offer a wide variety of creative options.
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Pretty In Pink: 16 Spring-Friendly Ideas From National Cherry Blossom Festival Events
Destination DC’s “Spring in D.C.”
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See How a Group of Millennials Built an Egg-Theme Pop-Up Exhibit From Scratch
A Instagrammable pop-up isn't complete without a ball pit. The Egg House ball pit, naturally, is filled with white...
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See How This Hotel Made Its Meeting Space More Fun—and Effective
Espace C2 is on the hotel's 21st floor, and has permanent stations for teambuilding activities inspired by the C2...
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See How This Hotel Made Its Meeting Space More Fun—and Effective
Another group activity led by C2 team members in Espace C2 involved building with Legos.
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See How This Hotel Made Its Meeting Space More Fun—and Effective
Global Meeting Exchange attendees also participated in an escape rooms-style puzzle session in another Espace C2 room. The answers...
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DIY Balloon Garden