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May 12, 2015


 


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Event pros see growth in children's party business
Special Events
Small fry are big business. The improving economy has loosened the purse strings of clients for children's events. But the hosts insist on getting value for every dollar they spend.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


4 guest dos to keep in mind when throwing your wedding celebration
Martha Stewart Weddings
As a planner and recent bride, Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht of Alison Events knows the big day is all about the happy couple. But overlook the attendees and the celebration might not feel like, well, a celebration at all. Here, her advice for making invitees feel welcome, appreciated and part of the momentous occasion.
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How to get the most out of your event photographer
Event Manager Blog
You have one opportunity to capture your event in all of its glory, before it is gone forever. Choosing the right event photographer and ensuring they are well prepared is essential. Here are the reasons why we think it is so important and our top tips for capturing stunning event photography.
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7 easy and chic party planning ideas
Colin Cowie Weddings
There are countless ways to entertain. Surrounded by great friends, in your kitchen, with the food coming straight out of the oven and onto plates. It could be more formally, at a sit-down birthday celebration for 24. Or any of several memorable variations in between. Here are some starting points for your own inspiring meals...
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


All the wedding trends you can't afford to forget
Catersource
Like it or not, Pinterest has changed the wedding planning world. Couples are finding more themes, more décor ideas and more culinary concepts online — and they like what they see. Are these fads, or trends?
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15 centerpieces you'll want to re-create
The Knot
You can't think about your reception décor without thinking about flowers. From over-the-top to simple yet chic, let some of our favorite centerpieces inspire you.
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Summer sips: 7 new cocktails from top mixologists
BizBash
From chocolatey mint juleps to unique spins on daiquiris, these recipes from top mixologists across the country are perfect for warm-weather gatherings.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


7 ways the Apple Watch will impact meetings and events
Cvent
Matthew Donegan-Ryan, Director of Sales at CrowdCompass, writes, "The hottest and what I believe is most fashionable wearable hit the market last week after months of speculation and anticipation. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, the Apple Watch is poised to have a big impact on the lives of its users."
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How to measure ROI for content marketing
Charm House
One of the biggest misconceptions about content marketing is that it is all about intangible parts of your business, such as branding, authority and engagement and it doesn't contribute to your company's bottom line. But make no mistake: the reason why content marketing is the buzzword that it is today is because of its ability to make businesses more money.
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Using Pinterest to promote local businesses and events
By Emma Fitzpatrick
While it's intuitive to build a local following on most social outlets, doing so on Pinterest is a bit more complex. After all, Pinterest is a place for dreaming, driven by keyword searches. Locality isn't at the forefront of the platform. But you certainly can use Pinterest to market and promote your local business or event. Learn five ways you can use Pinterest for local marketing.
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 UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
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Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo — July 12-15
NACE
Still haven't registered for Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo yet? What are you waiting for? Register today. If you are in the hospitality industry and looking to expand your business or even start a new one, you will discover some of the hottest new trends in the Beverage market. Check out some of our highlighted 2015 Beverage Trends Speakers and Sessions, and be sure to review the 2015 mini-brochure online. Already registered? Don't forget to book your hotel room. #NaceExp15 #NaceNatl
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Marketplace Expo
NACE
Marketplace Expo is an exciting one day tradeshow on Tuesday, July 14 during the Experience Conference produced by NACE. Over the last 7 years, exhibitors from a wide range of industry-related companies presented their wares and services to an audience of caterers, event planners and other industry professionals. The average attendee has been in the industry for 10+ years and is at a senior management or higher level. In 2014 more than 700 attendees visited exhibitors in 64 booths. The show is open from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Booths start at $695 and include breakfast and lunch in expo hall. Secure your location now! Visit www.nace.net/exhibit for more details.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    In-demand wedding details (The Knot)
Yes, there is such a thing as a stress-free bride! (Catersource)
9 creative ways to display photos at your wedding (Martha Stewart Weddings)
9 ideas for an elegant carnival theme (BizBash)

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