Lessons Learned in 2018

By Gina Guerreso With the New Year upon us, preparations for events in 2019 are well underway. Still, we find it’s important to hit the pause button and reflect on getting to this point. We celebrate our successes, but can’t forget the challenges, the times we were pushed outside of……

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The Participant is Always* Right

By Dawn Clark and Erin De Baets *Well, maybe not always… We’ve all heard that old expression, “The customer is always right,” a saying meant to encourage service providers to exhaust all measures to make and keep their customers happy.  For many of us in the event world, our customers……

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What We Talk About When We Talk to Event Skeptics

By Mark Dolce There’s an old saying among event production people that, “Skepticism is the lazy man’s consolation.” Not really, but I often long for a world in which such notional pronouncements are tossed out as commonly as acronym-laden Tweet-speak. I know, LOL, dream on, bub. That line about skepticism……

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Running the Perfect Pit Stop

By Devin Trezise There’s been a lot of talk about the importance of self-care in mainstream culture lately. Life gets busy, things are hectic, and what better way to deal with that than making sure you take a little time for yourself amidst the hustle and bustle? There’s an equivalent……

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How to Launch an Event Series

Congratulations. Your board of directors just approved the budget for your event to expand to a new market, or you have a group of volunteers that have agreed to help with that awesome DIY event in a nearby state, or the new event concept is performing really well and you’re……

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What’s in Your Event Bag?!

By Molly Fast As people who put on events for a living, it’s so important that we carry the right tools, equipment and supplies with us, am I right? We think about things like zip ties and toilet paper. Don’t even think about forgetting the gas for the generator or……

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Keep Calm and Practice Self-Care

By Rene Tamayo Anyone who has been in the event production industry for some time understands that taking care of yourself amidst the stress and enormous demands of an event is critical to getting through and enjoying the event for which you and your team have worked so hard. Not only……

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Bam! And you’re up!

By Dave Kramer Time to get out of bed, find that quick boost of caffeine and put on the clothes you set aside last night ― it’s event day and you’re headed to your site. It is 3:30 a.m. on Saturday after all, you wouldn’t want to be late, would……

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How to Create a Show for Your Event

By Erin Kirchoff If you’re in the business of events, chances are you will also need to put on some kind of show. (If your event isn’t already a show, that is!) Here are some easy-to-follow steps to delivering an engaging performance or ceremony. Know the basics. When planning…

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New Season…New Thinking

By Rene Tamayo For people like myself and most of my team who have been working in the event production industry for many years – and especially with one client and event series – it becomes easy to allow ourselves to operate on “auto-pilot” as we work through our planning days……

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The Event 360 Impact by the Numbers

By Tim Brockman As we quickly approach the beginning of the 2017 event season, my travel quickly starts to increase, which requires lots of time in airports, hotels and on planes. Inevitably, maybe because of my size, people always want to know, “what do you do?” Most I…

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Take Time to Take Stock

By Rene Tamayo As we are in the middle of intensive planning for the upcoming event season, I’d like to reflect on the prior season and highlight four great reasons for emphasizing post-event clean-up and inventory as crucial elements to the success of your overall event. Over the years, my……

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Sometimes You Have To Think Upside-Down

By Mike Murphy If you produce events, especially athletic, it’s likely you’ve been involved in a cycling event. And if you’ve been involved in a cycling event, you’ve probably had to transport bikes at one time or another. Over the years, bike transport is one of the things I’ve never……

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MuckFest® MS Mid-Season Check-In

By Slade Thompson Wow! Once summer event season starts here at Event 360 it seems to fly by so fast. As of mid-July, we’ve already completed four of the eleven MuckFest® MS events, including the three largest of the series. It has been a fantastic kick-off and most importantly…

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More Lessons Learned in 2015

Last month we shared lessons learned from some of the team at Event 360. Today we hear from Sarah Coniglio, Director of Event Production. Sarah shares her greatest lesson from the past year and reminds us when it comes to events, we must always be on our toes. “Events…

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Lessons Learned in 2015

How is it already February?! At the risk of sounding cliché, time does fly. While many are rightfully celebrating the rewards of 2015, it’s also important to take a moment and regroup from the challenges of the past year. In the same way we celebrate our successes, we learn a……

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