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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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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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How to Get More Publicity For Your Events
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How to Get More Publicity For Your Events

Posted September 27th, 2016 by in Blog

How to Get More Publicity For Your Events SET UP PRE-EVENT PRESS COVERAGE Getting press coverage and pictures of the venue and the city that is hosting the event ahead of time will help create some pre-event “BUZZ” that will help drive registration and revenues to your event through social media channels. MAKE IT AS…

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Tips for Group Safety and Security
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Tips for Group Safety and Security

Posted August 12th, 2016 by in Blog

PROVIDE YOUR ATTENDEES WITH 24-HOUR EMERGENCY GROUP AND HOTEL/VENUE CONTACT INFORMATION…make sure that your attendees are informed with all the proper phone numbers and contact information if any emergency do arise. DEVELOP EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANS WITH YOUR ONSITE STAFF FOR A VARIETY OF SPECIFIC POSSIBLE SECURITY SCENARIOS…don’t assume that the hotel or city will take…

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HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON FOOD & BEVERAGE MINIMUMS & MEETING ROOM RENTAL
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HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON FOOD & BEVERAGE MINIMUMS & MEETING ROOM RENTAL

Posted May 16th, 2016 by in Blog

1. THEY’RE EQUAL FEES…Food & Beverage (F&B) minimums and Meeting Room Rental are equal fees and you should not have both in your hotel contract. A hotel has a minimum revenue amount that they expect to get out of their breakout rooms/ballrooms on a certain day/time. As long as you fulfill that with either meeting room rental or an F&B…

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Great Ways to Save Money on Transportation Costs for You and Your Attendees
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Great Ways to Save Money on Transportation Costs for You and Your Attendees

Posted February 16th, 2016 by in Blog

KEEP THEM CLOSE: Shuttle costs are high so schedule special events as close to the bulk of the guest rooms as possible or seek convention facilities or hotels with as many rooms within walking distance as possible. USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Educate attendees on all public transportation options available in a city, particularly if there’s a stop right…

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