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How to Lower Your Audio Visual Costs
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How to Lower Your Audio Visual Costs

Posted January 30th, 2017 by in Blog

Helpful tips for meeting planners from seasoned professional, Mark Dallman. HELPFUL TIPS: “How to Lower Your Audio Visual Costs” IDENTIFY MATCHING SETS – Put sessions or breakouts that require the same type of seating in the same rooms so you don’t have to pay for reset costs. LESS SIGNAGE – Prepare meeting room signs listing all meetings in…

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#PCMACL Austin Recap Blog
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#PCMACL Austin Recap Blog

Posted January 13th, 2017 by in Blog

I was lucky enough to attend PCMA in Austin this year. It’s an incredible show, one of the best in the industry, if you ask me. If you weren’t able to attend, I’ve got you covered with LIVE coverage throughout the show. Find out what makes this show one of my favorites! More About PCMA…

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How To Drive Additional Revenue and Attract New Sponsors
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How To Drive Additional Revenue and Attract New Sponsors

Posted January 5th, 2017 by in Blog

How To Drive Additional Revenue and Attract New Sponsors SEEK SPONSORSHIPS FROM YOUR CITY/VENUE…work with your host city and/or venue to assist in sponsoring welcome banners, coffee breaks, wi-fi access, etc. SHIP IN SOME SPONSOR DOLLARS…give shipping companies exhibit space in exchange for discounted shipping charges. DECORATE YOUR SAVINGS…offer booth space to local venues and decorators in exchange for goods…

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HELPFUL TIPS: How to Avoid No-Shows at Your Next Event
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HELPFUL TIPS: How to Avoid No-Shows at Your Next Event

Posted December 20th, 2016 by in Blog

COMMUNICATION IS KEY…you must be a good communicator which includes not only a good RSVP tool but being proactive with a pre-event communication follow up. KNOW WHO’S NOT SHOWING UP…you can’t fix it if you don’t know about it so make sure to track your no-shows and which groups or segments they belong to. SET…

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Jacksonville, FL Destination and Hyatt Riverfront Review
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Jacksonville, FL Destination and Hyatt Riverfront Review

Posted December 14th, 2016 by in Uncategorized

This massive, newly-renovated hotel is the only game in town. With over 900 rooms and 100,000 sq. ft. in meeting space, there’s no argument that the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Jacksonville is the premiere meeting space location in the city. For one of the largest metropolitan areas in the Southeast region, Jacksonville is lacking in hotel…

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Takeaways from IBTM Barcelona
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Takeaways from IBTM Barcelona

Posted December 14th, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Earlier this month I was in Barcelona, Spain for IBTM world (formerly EIBTM). IBTM world is a leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry. It was an extraordinary event with so much to offer. If you missed this event, here’s a highlight of the most important takeaways for planners.…

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#MeetMark in Barcelona
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#MeetMark in Barcelona

Posted November 28th, 2016 by in Uncategorized

IBTM World Barcelona 2016 here I come. IBTM World is all about relationships and whether you’re a hotel or CVB looking for more group business or you’re a meeting planner looking an honest hotel consultant that can help you source your leads and negotiate your hotel contracts, I’M HERE TO HELP so let’s meet during the…

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More Hotels = Lower Hotel Group Rates
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More Hotels = Lower Hotel Group Rates

Posted November 10th, 2016 by in Blog

It was exciting to hear that the San Diego Port Authority has approved a total makeover of the Seaport Village area near the Grand Hyatt San Diego including an additional 1,000 hotel rooms for the city. This project will also include a 480-foot observation tower which will be a fantastic to an already beautiful city.…

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Meet me in Vegas #MeetMark
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Meet me in Vegas #MeetMark

Posted October 13th, 2016 by in Blog

IMEX America 2016 here I come. IMEX is all about relationships and whether you’re a hotel or CVB looking for more group business or you’re a meeting planner looking an honest hotel consultant that can help you source your leads and negotiate your hotel contracts, I’M HERE TO HELP so let’s meet during IMEX in…

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