Gifts for Event Planners: 6 Ideas

Event planners dedicate their work and lives to planning other people’s dream events. With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to treat them to something they’d actually love and use. Not sure where to start when it comes to buying those gifts? Consider these gift ideas as easy Amazon finds:

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Event Committees: 4 Types Needed and Their Duties

We’ve all heard the old phrase “two heads are better than one”! And it still rings true today. Planning a large conference or company event is a huge task to take on and will almost always need more than one person planning. So, how do you implement that in an organized way?

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Social Media Hacks: Algorithms, Insights, and Tips

So, your organization has profiles on different social media platforms and you’re ready to start getting those likes and follows! Or you’re looking to get your organization online and get up and running. The process of getting engagement, however, is a little trickier than it may seem. 

Did you know that Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook each have their own algorithms? That means that each platform has a calculated process for how followers, non-followers, and engagers see your content. In fact, Instagram changed their algorithm in 2016 to make it harder for businesses to get in front of your target audience...bummer, right?

Have no fear! As a business ourselves, we know the importance of reaching our target audience and wanting them to engage online with our brand (and with us!). We’ve put together tips for each platform and how you can do just that:

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Event Crisis Strategy: The How and Why

It’s the last thing we want to happen at our event, but unfortunately it’s sometimes inevitable. Crisis. We’ve seen crisis happen at big-name events such as the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. A devastating, and tragic event. 

If something like this were to happen to your organization, do you have a crisis strategy in place? If so, is it done correctly? We’ve put together 3 musts when it comes to developing a crisis management strategy and how to do just that:

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Networking: Unleashing Attendee’s Creativity

Socialize, network, repeat. Socialize, network, repeat. The classic cycle of attending an event! These are all great things, but can become tiring after a few hours of standing on your feet and creating small talk with a handful of new people. 

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Event Planning Organization: Stay Traditional or Move to Modern Technology?

Are you an agenda, notetaker kind of organizer? The traditional, paper and pen kind of organizer? If so, I am right there in the boat with you. It’s satisfying to write down your tasks and check them off after you complete them. It’s an “Ah, it’s complete!” satisfaction. But...is it the most efficient way to organize?

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Does Your Speaker Agreement Include These 3 Things?

Without a doubt, booking a speaker can take your event to the next level! However, it can often become overwhelming when you start to look at the fine details within the legal agreement. This is the agreement that is securing both you and the speaker throughout the process, after all. It’s important! 

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3 Ways to Market Yourself as a Contracted Event Planner

If you’re a contracted Event Planner, whether it's for colleges, weddings, or associations, you know that marketing yourself is 50% of the job. Your clients won’t just come, you have to put in marketing efforts to attract your target clients.

Now...it’s time to ask yourself: are you utilizing all marketing outlets to ensure your success as an Event Planner? We’ve put together 3 ways to drive interest, establish relationships, and ultimately secure your dream clients.

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3 Tactics to Try at Your Next College Event

College students. There’s hundreds of them on campus, working on homework, drinking coffee like it’s water, and hanging out with their friends. You see them all the time, but how do you actually attract them to YOUR events?

When planning an event for university students, there are a few important components to keep in mind. It can be a little confusing to figure out what makes college students tick and how to appeal to them. Luckily, we have some tips today just for YOU to help with this dilemma (and they’re from a recent college grad too!). 

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How to Find the BEST Venue for Your Upcoming Event

Event planning is a fun and exciting process, but it has lots of components you have to be on top of! All these details, when given enough attention, will help make your next event a true success. One of these important components is picking a venue for your event. 

While this may seem like a simple task, there are a lot of things to keep in mind when selecting the perfect location. So… how do you do it?  Not to worry! We here at ePly have a few suggestions to help you along the way.

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