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Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet for the Association Marketer

You work in an association. You are in Marketing. You are an Association Marketer. You are not sure how you got here, but here you are. You actually like what you do. You would like it more if someone had left you a set of keys before they left, you know, an "Annual...

Your Association Conference Needs a Professional Photographer

Your Association in the Best Possible Light Photographer George Pfoertner puts his background in photojournalism to good use capturing key moments in meetings and events, so that companies and associations can utilize the images in the future. In a world where getting...

A New Conference or Association Website – Are You Crazy

2005 was a pretty rough year. We had Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and eleven Asian countries were just starting to recover from the 2014 Tsunami. There were some bright spots, though, Gwen Stefani had the number two song of the year with Hollaback Girl and Green Day...

Heat Up Your Attendees With a Late Winter Midwest Meeting

Throughout the central states, there are plenty of resorts with a full range of services for meetings and events, and enough amenities to keep attendees occupied before, during and after the official day’s agenda. Consider booking a conference or convention at one of...

Preparing Presenters for your Conference – A TED Video

Every speaker is different. Some conference speakers are charismatic, some are scared, some are funny, some are frantic. As conference organizers, it is up to us to know and believe that any type of presenter can be successful, even the poor soul that is so afraid...

Make Second-Tier Cities First Choice for Conferences

When picking a destination for your next conference or convention, major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York seem easy picks because of their infrastructure, transportation options, and the wide array of venues. Yet, for companies and associations looking...

Excel Tips for Conference Planners – Number 1

OK, I truly hope to make this a series, that is why it is called Number 1. We shall see, we shall see. But at least we are getting Number 1 out of the way today so you can get some excel(lent) info.  Maybe if it is going to be a series it needs a name? Microsoft...

Password Safety for Meetings and Events

We work with a lot of organizations that have departments or committees that are involved with the day to day planning of conferences and events… Pretty common. So common in fact, that if you are reading this post, you are probably a part of some group that has some...

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions – 2016 Trends

Well, here we are, a little more than halfway through 2016 and like clockwork, information on trends in the meetings and events industry are starting to emerge. For the past few years, this was a time to dread but happily, things are looking pretty rosy. Seriously,...

Site Inspection Notes – La Panga Antigua Restaurant

I love stumbling into spots that become great private venues for groups. I was once walking through Covington, KY and fell into this place, I was strolling around London and came across this amazing spot, and I was recently on the Baja Penninsula and came across a...