Pop-Up Events: The Next Trend for Associations?

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Some familiar brands have found they’re a great way to not only generate buzz and revenue (between $ 45 billion and $50 billion annually , according to a study conducted by Chicago-based marketing firm PopUp Republic) but also introduce and test new products.

Blockbuster’s Failure: Not Necessarily a Show-Stopper for Rentals

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While the once-mighty video-rental giant is shutting down its few remaining stores, one association says the industry still has a future, with or without Blockbuster leading the way. If your industry lost an important player, how would you ensure that others didn’t go down with it?

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Lunchtime Links: What Roger Ebert Taught Us About Engagement

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I said Twitter represented the end of civilization,” Ebert wrote in 2010 for his Chicago Sun-Times blog. Several tools have made engagement via social media easy, but organizations should strive to have long-term relationships with their industry members.

Transportation Group Hopes Annual List Guides Infrastructure Decisions

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Chicago; Louisville, Ky.; Dan Murray, ATRI vice president, explained during the conference call that Houston is an “extremely industrial city,” where trucks mix with commuters in rush-hour traffic.