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Why enter industry event awards?

As I sit down this weekend to finalize our contest entry for the National Star Event Awards, I realize how valuable the process of writing a contest entry is. It’s a chance to scrutinize our work and really evaluate the pros and pros of an event. Strangely, I find this process therapeutic and good for business.

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5 Unique Valentine’s Day Events

Being an event planner, I often come up with fun themed events for clients. With Valentine's Day around the corner, I figured I would share a fun list of unique Valentine's Day event ideas. 1. Valentine's Day Love Crawl Join fellow Cupids in this very unique Love...

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Email Newsletters Equal Results

Email Newsletters Equal Results

Guest blog by Chris Keam Email has been around for a long time – and while it may seem as though it’s been around forever, it’s been roughly 40 years since the first email was sent. This proves that the power of email is strong and will continue to stay as a top...

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Top 3 Event Themes For 2014

Top 3 Event Themes For 2014

Corporate events may sound boring but with a good theme they surely guarantee a good time. Whether you stick with a traditional approach or step outside the box with an innovative twist, setting a theme

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How to Make Your Event Entertaining

How to Make Your Event Entertaining

Without entertainment, your guests may suffer from boredom – which you obviously don’t want to happen at your event. When choosing entertainment for your upcoming event, whether it be a corporate event or celebration gathering with the entire family, there are a...

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Ask an Event Planner

Ask an Event Planner

Planning an event can be both daunting and exciting. While there are some fun perks to planning an event, such as previewing entertainment and tasting catering options – there are areas that will spark a few questions. A great opportunity that you have in my blog is...

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Crazy for Photo Booths!

Crazy for Photo Booths!

Say “Cheese!”  When I started my event planning business in 1989, Photo Booths were just that; a booth with a black curtain where you went inside to take photos.  The booth would print out a single strip of black and white pictures that took forever to...

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Top Three Summer Event Ideas

Top Three Summer Event Ideas

With summer just around the corner, we wanted to feature some great last minute summer event ideas. Most events require lots of lead time to organize, but even if you’ve put off arranging a spring or summer event until now, there are still ways to host an event that...

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Create a Buzz with Social Media

Create a Buzz with Social Media

Social media is a great way to help not only market your event, but also create a viral buzz around your company's event. During your event, create ways for participants to share pictures and comments, with options such as a fun...

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Getting Started in the Industry

Getting Started in the Industry

Sharon Bonner has made Bright Ideas Event Coordinators one of Canada’s top corporate event production companies. With decades of experience in the industry, her knowledge, contacts, and creativity are the key ingredients in Bright Ideas Events’ outstanding corporate events.

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Marketing Your Event for Fun!

Marketing Your Event for Fun!

In some ways, creating a spectacular event is the easy part. With the right budget and a talented event producer, amazing results are a simple matter of careful planning and execution. However, getting people to show up can be the real challenge. Without an effective...

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Social Media for Special Events

Social Media for Special Events

  Five Tips for Social Media Event Success 1. HashtagsCreate a short, memorable hashtag for people to use at your upcoming event (ie #summerfest). That makes it easy for attendees to see each other's tweets and have online conversations about the event. 2....

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