SCD Group: Will Government's Conference Scandals Spillover to.

SCD Group

First it was the General Services Administration spending $823,000 for a conference in Las Vegas. Strategy | Content | Discovery. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Tuesday, October 2, 2012.

Daily Buzz: A Leap in Nonprofit Email Open Rates

Associations Now

At the show in Las Vegas this week, AARP Innovation Labs unveiled Alcove , an application used with the Oculus Go VR headset that aims to connect family members across generations by bringing them together inside a virtual world.

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Conventions Group Releases Anti-Piracy Resources

Associations Now

The group also held a Poaching Summit of industry experts in Las Vegas. Meetings professionals have a new set of resources, courtesy of the Convention Industry Council, to help stop attempts to divert meeting attendees away from recommended hotel room blocks.

Conference Circuit: Truck Stop

Associations Now

The 2016 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition begins this weekend in Las Vegas. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 2,500. Exhibitors: 200.

Solving homelessness, one tweet at a time


We met so many incredible people with such different stories: homeless men in the tunnels under Las Vegas, a family living in a by-the-week motel in St. Case Study Content Strategy From the Trenches This is a guest post from Danny Alpert, Executive Producer, @home.

Thursday Buzz: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Screen ‘Em

Associations Now

Also: Are you looking at content strategy the right way? Faced with the challenge of having its Super Mobility Week take place at the same time as Apple’s highly anticipated keynote earlier this week, the association set up the Las Vegas event around the week’s big tech story.

Daily Buzz: Create a Purposeful Meeting

Associations Now

Many meetings incorrectly focus on logistics when they should be centered on strategy. When you realize that gathering is a form of strategy and is a form of culture change, then you also realize that we often start with the wrong questions, which are the logistical questions.

What Does it Take to Go Viral Nowadays?


In June, a Georgia man found himself almost completely alone in a well-lite airport in the city that never shuts off their lights, Las Vegas. Is there a fool-proof strategy for getting your content to the viral level ?

Aargon Agency Inc (For Federal Student Loan Debts)


They make use of state-of-the-art technology and other debt recovery strategies that have proven successful in their bid to collect debts. They have set up debt collection agencies in the following cities – Las Vegas, Honolulu, St. Las Vegas, NV.

Events As The New Black In Content Marketing

Velvet Chainsaw

Here is the slide deck from my recent presentation at Event Solutions’ Idea Factory 2012 in Las Vegas. What type of goals might your clients have when considering a face to face event as a content marketing strategy? Here are the five keys your event needs for an effective and success content marketing strategy. Tweet. Using Events As Content Marketing. View more presentations from Jeff Hurt.

Learn About Members’ Why

Smooth The Path

The conference this year is in Las Vegas. Association Strategy Member Research association marketing association strategy member experience member insights member research member value qualitative member research quantitative member research why join

Beware of Commoditizing Customers or Members

Idea Architects

I am serving as emcee/learning weaver for a major convention in Las Vegas this week, a role that gives me the opportunity to engage with each of the general session presenters.

Analytical Mindsets in the Association Space: Part Two

Association Success

Turn your data strategy into a success story. We once worked with a client that always held their annual meeting in Las Vegas because they assumed it was a place people wanted to go. This article comes second in a series about utilizing analytics at your association. Read Part I here. At Association Analytics, we work with many associations who want to create the best offerings for their members, including attractive and exciting conferences.

Conference Circuit: Skate On

Associations Now

The Roller Skating Association International wheels into Vegas this weekend for its 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show. City: Las Vegas. He’ll share strategies for managing teams to be as productive and effective as possible. Rundown Attendees: 1,000. Exhibitors: 150.

Friday Buzz: The City With the Best Wireless (Hint: It’s Windy)

Associations Now

According to the list, one major meetings hub— Chicago —comes out on top, ranking far above Atlanta (10th place); Orlando (33rd place); Washington, DC (48th place); New York City and the surrounding region (98th place); and Las Vegas (115th place). Swag as a business strategy?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.12.18

Reid All About it

Join this Coffee Talk to share and discuss strategies for improving your website—design, user experience, and personalization—and producing big results. What do you need to know about the technology and tools that support data analytics strategy in your organization?

Social Media Roundup: How the GSA Plans to Renew Trust

Associations Now

Bouncing back from a scandal: A 2010 Las Vegas conference put the spotlight on conference spending by federal agencies generally (and the GSA in particular), and led to big restrictions on conference and travel budgets. An Office of the Inspector General report , which documented the $823,000 in spending on the Las Vegas event, claimed that the “GSA has a special responsibility to set an example.”

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

Reid All About it

If you’re attending Annual for the first time or looking to maximize your experience, you need to hear about Tom’s conference learning strategy. Presenter: Patti Shock, academic consultant, The International School of Hospitality, and professor emeritus, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Conference Circuit: Catholic Higher Education Leaders Think Big

Associations Now

February 3-5: The Society of University Surgeons and the Association for Academic Surgery are celebrating a decade of collaboration with the 10th Annual Academic Surgical Congress in Las Vegas.

Wednesday Buzz: The Incredible Shrinking Computer

Associations Now

On Tuesday, in Las Vegas, the giant chipmaker announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show that sometime in 2015 it would start selling the Intel Compute Stick , an HDMI dongle that turns any HDTV into a fully functional Windows 8.1

Why Aren’t Associations Creating Walking Billboards?

SCD Group

Back in October 2012, I posted Are You Using Identity as Association Marketing Strategy. Sitting in the airport last Saturday, I noticed a huge number of people wearing logoed clothing that identified themselves with their team, cause, city, company.

Social Media Roundup: Learning From a GSA Leader’s Downfall

Associations Now

The 2012 GSA scandal, in which outrage boiled over about excessive spending during a 2010 Las Vegas conference, remains a sticking point for the agency, associations , and the administrator whose career was brought to an end.

Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA ? IMEX America.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA – IMEX America in Las Vegas. 4/5 star accommodation in Las Vegas.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

Discover the strategies and approaches that will create an agreement that works for planners and suppliers. Host: Smart Meetings and Top Golf Las Vegas. Leave with actionable ideas for improving your site and your web strategy. Where did the day go?

Sneak Peek: What’s Worth Watching at CES 2017

Associations Now

That’s because, starting January 5, the latest edition of the Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas. The company’s strategy of going big and splashy is a good fit for CES, but it has suffered recently from a precarious financial and leadership situation.

Thursday Buzz: North America Loves Its Meetings

Associations Now

The 65 events scheduled today cover wide geographic ground—from educational sessions in Wisconsin to social media efforts in New York City to a press rally in Las Vegas—as well as a broad range of subject matter.

Mortgage Associations Fight Unusual Plan to Save Homes

Associations Now

The city plans to use its power of eminent domain to seize some of those loans and allow homeowners to keep their homes, a strategy being considered by two dozen other cities, including Seattle and North Las Vegas.

Improving Your Global Management Team Effectiveness.


global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Largest International Meetings Expo Comes to USA – IMEX America in Las Vegas » Jun.

MCI Launches Grow Globally On Demand Webinar Series.


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Connecting With the Next Generation. Not as Hard as You Think!

Tom Morrison

Earlier this year, I found out one of our participants (a 24 year old), in our Young Executive Management Program, was the 2008 National Beer Pong Competition Champion in Las Vegas. Throughout the night they learned strategy, focus, accuracy, patience, teamwork, and moderation.

Media Relations – The New World According to Brian Solis (from the ASAE Annual Meeting)

Guilt by Association

Brian Solis, one of the superstars in social media strategy, spoke at the ASAE Annual Meeting in San Diego last week. And thanks especially to Brian and his co-panelist, Chris Jennwein, of Greenspun Interactive of Las Vegas. He talked about how public relations professionals can still influence opinion and behavior even though mainstream media is in its death throes. Sadly, the session wasn’t recorded. But its content was too good to let it disappear.