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Stop Wasting Your Valuable Small-Meeting Spend Data

Stop Wasting Your Valuable Small-Meeting Spend Data | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Marketing, sales, and team culture are still driven by human contact, perhaps now more than ever—the main difference is that meetings are getting smaller as the need to connect face-to-face to offset digital fatigue and isolated working conditions grows.

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Confessions of a Government Special Events Coordinator

Confessions of a Government Special Events Coordinator | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a Special Events Coordinator, I take concepts for new event initiatives from my manager, break them down into actionable items, and communicate logistics to all of the pieces of the puzzle that will bring the event to life. I specifically work in the municipal sector of the event planning world, meaning that my end game is to promote, brand, support and unite local businesses, the community, city officials and anything else that makes us unique. Generally, our “special events” are large festivals based around music, arts, holiday traditions or food and are intended to cater to as many people in the community as possible. The latter half of that sentence is what I absolutely love about my job, but it’s also what makes my job challenging.

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How the Meaning of Digital Transformation Has Evolved

How the Meaning of Digital Transformation Has Evolved | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Think back to 2007. A young U.S. senator named Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president. The housing bubble started to burst. Apple released the first iPhone. It wasn’t long ago and, yet, in technology terms, it’s almost an eternity — ride- or hotel-sharing companies didn’t exist yet and the first generation of social media platforms were just hitting the mainstream. So much has changed since then.

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Yes, Employee Happiness Really Does Boil Down to This Simple Equation

It's time for a simpler solution to employee happiness. It's time for...math?
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Should You Pursue That New Social Media Platform?

Should You Pursue That New Social Media Platform? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The thing about social media is there are new platforms popping up every single day. And what works well for some associations, may not work well for others. How do you know which social media platforms your organization should be using? Three questions tell it all.

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Alcohol-focused team-building events: Is it time to rethink them?

Alcohol-focused team-building events: Is it time to rethink them? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We need to rethink the idea of making alcohol the focus of team-building events in an effort to make them more inclusive and diverse, says Andrea Boulden.
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Company Culture; a snug fit. Search & co-create!

it is hugely important to work in a place that shares similar core values with you; where colleagues work with each other in a way that you feel is right, or feel comfortable with; where objectives are in line with your own and these are met in ways that are in agreeance with your own moral compass.

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Event Professionals Basics: Digital Tools for Planning

Event Professionals Basics: Digital Tools for Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Are you making the most out your available resources?Elevate attendee experience by employing powerful digital tools throughout the entire planning process.
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Why Wall-to-Table Might Be the Next Big Thing in F&B 

Why Wall-to-Table Might Be the Next Big Thing in F&B  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Imagine a lush garden — springy and green, overflowing with arugula, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, and more. Now imagine that it’s vertical, indoors — and growing on site at your next conference. 

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Tips for Increasing Interactivity of Your Conference Sessions

Tips for Increasing Interactivity of Your Conference Sessions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When it comes to building powerful experiences for delegates,there's no one-size-fits-all solution.Read these tips to increase your session interactivity.
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Business travel responsible for $547 billion in U.S. GDP in 2016, creates over 7.4 million jobs

Business travel responsible for $547 billion in U.S. GDP in 2016, creates over 7.4 million jobs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new report issued by the GBTA Foundation and American Express GBT, highlights the positive economic impact business travel has on the nation’s economy.
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There’s No Business like Trade Show Business

There’s No Business like Trade Show Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Trade Shows and events are strikingly similar to shows performed on the stage. The similarities don't stop at thorough preparation and stage set up.
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Closing the Gap: How Magazine Media is Solving for Print Losses - Folio:

Closing the Gap: How Magazine Media is Solving for Print Losses - Folio: | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Time Inc., New York Media and Atlantic Media offer three unique solutions.
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Beyond Speakers and Agendas: Event Apps Power Engagement

Beyond Speakers and Agendas: Event Apps Power Engagement | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event professionals know event apps power engagement. Learn how their focus has changed from speakers and agendas to the entire event experience. Read now
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Get Ready: the Next Wave of Event Tech is Coming 

Get Ready: the Next Wave of Event Tech is Coming  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Technology continues to shape the way events are planned and experienced. Find out what will be the next big thing in event tech.
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The Secrets Behind Conference Engagement 

The Secrets Behind Conference Engagement  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Let's face it! There's an "art" to getting an audience to participate. Adrian Segar, is here to give us some tips and trends in conference engagement.
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The DNA of Meetings Industry Disruptors and Why We Need Them

Hospitality and entrepreneurialism and are two words that don’t sit together in the same sentence too often. After all, being hospitable is about your personal approach to others and how you make them feel. Good hospitality has existed for centuries on these values right?

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Segmenting Your Membership by Generation (And Why That Matters)

Segmenting Your Membership by Generation (And Why That Matters) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Do you currently segment your association's membership for marketing campaigns? You may want to! Here's why:
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12 Key Tips to Prevent Last Minute Changes at Your Event

12 Key Tips to Prevent Last Minute Changes at Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Last minute changes can be a struggle to manage and leave you scrambling at the last minute. These 12 tips will ensure you minimize their impact

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Leave the Gimmicks at the Door: How to Use Content Marketing for Event Promotion

Leave the Gimmicks at the Door: How to Use Content Marketing for Event Promotion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When it comes time to market your event, it can be tempting to turn to stunts to get people in the door. High dollar giveaways and similar tactics can seem like a good idea at the moment, giving you a chance to gain popularity on social media. But the attention you gain from these gimmicks rarely stands the test of time, and many of the people who get involved aren’t even in your target market.

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Neuromarketing 101: Inside the Science of Decision-Making

Neuromarketing 101: Inside the Science of Decision-Making | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The rise of neuromarketing, a field of research that studies consumers’ cognitive and sensory responses to marketing stimuli, is challenging the status quo.
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A Survival Checklist for Organizers

A Survival Checklist for Organizers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Every day I speak to event organizers about what they need to do to grow and evolve and how they can achieve measurable returns on their investments. So, I put together a white paper, How to Structure the Events Organizer of the Future. Essentially, it’s a survival checklist that I believe all organizers should follow. 

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Tour the Inside of Airbus’s Highly Anticipated Modular Planes

Tour the Inside of Airbus’s Highly Anticipated Modular Planes | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Since December, Airbus has been teasing out the airplane of the future. Now we finally know what it could look like.

The Verge’s senior technology editor, Lauren Goode, toured Airbus labs to look at Transpose, the modular airplane concept that the company has been working on.

In Airbus’s vision of the future, swappable airplane “modules” could put coffee shops, fitness studios or day spas in the body of the aircraft — within 15 minutes.

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Guests Are More Satisfied at Hotels That Are Mobile Friendly

Guests Are More Satisfied at Hotels That Are Mobile Friendly | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
J.D. Power and Associates has released its annual North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study and the biggest takeaway for hoteliers is this: pay more attention to mobile. Hotels that incorporate mobile apps and functionality into a hotel stay have higher guest satisfaction. And they are more likely to increase their number of direct bookings if they focus on mobile.
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