A Win-Win: How Associations Can Transform Sponsors into Thought Leaders, with Bob Buday

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They keep sponsors on the sidelines at their conferences, relegate them to the advertising (not the editorial) pages of their publications, and block them out of planning those and other key association programs. What’s more, the development of live streaming and broadcast presentations provide even more channels to deliver vendor thought leadership content to members who can’t attend an association event. That reflects poor event planning. IStock: Credit_kasto80.

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Women’s Hockey Association Launches Dream Gap Tour

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The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association will put on events at venues around the country to build momentum for establishing a single league with a sustainable economic model. The group, which was founded in the spring after hundreds of women’s hockey players decided to sit out an upcoming season, has announced a “Dream Gap Tour,” a series of games in different cities, combined with youth clinics and other community events.

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Friday Buzz: How McDonald’s Scored Big With Its Corporate Event

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The fast-food giant crafted a successful event strategy that focused as much on the people who couldn’t attend as those who could. That inventiveness extends to its event planning. Every two years, the company puts on a Worldwide Convention in Orange County, California, and it tried a new approach to promote the event this year: Rather than simply launching an event site on its intranet, it created a content-heavy Facebook-style news feed. “It

Wednesday Buzz: Facebook Ups Its Events Game

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The massive social network will now curate hot events in a new feature box. We hope you can get on Facebook’s Featured Events list—it’s sure to be the new hot spot for events , as the social network’s Events section garners 550 million users each month. Facebook will hand-pick Featured Events for their ultra-social users who avidly subscribe to events online. More than 123 million public and private events were created on Facebook last year.

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Social Media Roundup: Avoid These Marketing Mishaps

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Here are a few non-tech event trends to expect in 2014. And when you’re looking to improve your event planning or marketing—as well as identify what not to do—where better to look than at some of 2013’s biggest marketing mishaps? The Ten Biggest Event Management And #Marketing Fails Of 2013 #eventprof [link]. Also, have a backup plan in case something goes wrong. 10 Non-Tech Event Trends for 2014 [link] via @EventMB #eventprof #eventtips.

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Coronavirus Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know


While I am no longer updating this list daily, I will continue to update this list with helpful links to news and resources I’ve found that could impact how association and events professionals make decisions as we look to the horizon. What Events Are Going Ahead Despite the Pandemic? EventMB) June 24, 2020 – A growing number of countries are reauthorizing large professional events including trade shows, conferences, exhibitions, and congresses. About this list.

Daily #COVID19 Updates for Association and Events Professionals – What You Need to Know


With almost daily announcements of conference and event cancellations mounting due to fears surrounding the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (that can develop into the deadly COVID-19 ), many association executives are wondering if their own conferences, special events, and Board meetings are safe.