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Cloudy with a Chance of Advertising

February 22, 2010

Looking for a unique way to brand your next event? Snowmasters, an Alabama-based company has come up with an exciting option: Flogos – logos that fly! Turn your company’s logo into a “cloud” and have it released at your next indoor or outdoor event. Flogos can travel from 1 to 30 miles and float as…

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The Special Event- Pt. 1

January 23, 2008

– From Carol Galle Just returned from a week long event management training conference called, “The Special Event” in Atlanta and am full of ideas. Here are three of my favorites: The disappearing balloon wall. This cool reveal technique is reasonably priced and the effect — albeit brief — is dramatic. It could be used…

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The Special Event – Pt. 2

January 29, 2008

Now for the cheap ideas! My last post was all about the outrageous and expensive, but I picked up a few inexpensive but valuable ideas at “The Special Event” conference as well. Seat Incentives — getting event attendees to sit in the front row is always a challenge. No one wants to make that “commitment.”…

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Trade Show Lingo

February 5, 2008

Being a novice exhibitor is not easy. As a matter of fact, it’s comparable to learning a new language. I remember planning my first exhibit at a tradeshow – it began with a large “Exhibitor Prospectus” being plopped down on my desk. Knowing nothing of tradeshows, or their secret language, it was almost like receiving…

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Silent Auction ROI

February 29, 2008

Non profits typically spend a great deal of time securing silent auction donations, as does Special D Events on behalf of its clients. Ever wonder which items bring in the most cash? This newsletter includes an interesting summary: http://www.charityauctionhelp.com/blog.php

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Why CMP?

March 10, 2008

I’ve been a meeting professional for over 15 years — so why was I so nervous about taking the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam? I wondered, why do I even need those three simple letters behind my name? I know what I am doing when it comes to planning a meeting; well, at least I…

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Internships – Are They Worth It?

March 28, 2008

Ugh! That was my reaction when I learned my college required real world experience in the form of an internship for me to graduate. To me, intern was synonymous with copy-girl. “Oh great”, I thought, “An entire summer making copies, running errands and answering phones for no money — just what I need. I’m will…

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Meeting Planner Training

April 8, 2008

This just in: The University of Nevada Las Vegas is now offering live, college-level classes online featuring UNLV faculty, faculty from other prominent hotel colleges, and leading industry experts. Each one-hour, commercial-free webinar is designed to be a stand-alone learning experience. Event planners, meeting planners, and hospitality industry professionals can gain new levels of expertise…

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Crisis Management & The Olympics

May 5, 2008

The Olympics are coming, and all these stories about China in the news have me thinking… Sometimes planning for the unexpected is just as important as planning for the expected. In my family, we actually have an expression for it. My mom was all too well known for her WCS’s or “worst case scenarios.” Was…

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Detroit’s New North Terminal

May 15, 2008

As a provider of destination management services in Detroit, Special D Events staff can’t wait for September 2008. That is when the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport will open a new North Terminal, replacing the older Smith and Berry terminals. If you have traveled through Smith and Berry recently you understand why this is so…

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Meetings in Detroit

May 22, 2008

Bravo Christopher Illitch! Michigan will benefit not only from the increased revenue, but also from the long term goodwill generated when meeting attendees realize what the Detroit area has to offer. http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200880520034 — Carol Galle

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