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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Variables and Variants

Event Planning Advice

variable

At this very moment there are many variables – and variants – to take into consideration. Event planning and management has always been challenging. Now it’s beyond challenging; there are many unknowns, and a lot of conflicting and confusing information coming at us from every platform. It’s a wonder any of us can even plan… Read more

To Mask or Not To Mask

Event Planning Advice

This pandemic is not going to end anytime soon. Event Managers are tasked with keeping up with the latest information, which includes the ever-looming, ever-changing, ever-challenging question of when to include mask mandates and what do they look like. Here are some resources for you: The CDC website is a good start. At their site… Read more

The Now Foodie

Attendee Experience

food trends

In-person meetings are happening! And hopefully, they will continue to happen. Of course, where there are people, there is food. Here are some yummy food trends to keep an eye on! Safety: Due to COVID, people are hyper-aware of food safety. Be sure to consult with your venue to understand what protocols they have in… Read more

Olympics Tokyo 2021

Meeting Planning Services

Tokyo

The big event that couldn’t happen last year is now scheduled for this year (sound familiar?) Yes, Meeting Planners, the Olympics are here, and we are definitely in for the excitement, the thrills and, well, the heartaches. Those reading this blog my not have the athletic prowess to participate in the Olympic games, but planners… Read more

What Now?

Event Planning Advice

What now

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has transformed our industry. We’ve mastered some skills we really didn’t want to have, like cancelling events. At the same time, we accelerated and mastered our online digital event skills in order to keep our audiences informed and connected. So, what now? In recent blogs, I’ve shared a lot about hybrid… Read more

Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Planning Advice

Sponsorship

This blog is the third in a series I am presenting on sponsorship. I have shared information about how Sponsorships Start with Relationships and why you need to Think About Sponsorships Yesterday. Today we explore exciting sponsorship opportunities to offer in exchange for their participation. Sure, their logo will be included on the website, newsletters… Read more

Think about Sponsorship Yesterday

Event Planning Advice

Sponsorship

In my last blog I shared how Sponsorships Start with Relationships. I highly recommend reading that blog before you read this one as it’s a great primer for what I share here. Just like the events you plan, relationships take time, care and nurturing. Here are some thoughts on how to take your sponsorships up… Read more

Planning + Marketing Sitting in a Tree

Event Planning Advice

marketing

The pandemic created a lot of pivots into the digital space. And while marketing has always been a big part of the event planning equation, it is even more so today, especially as digital marketing continues to move to the front of the line. There are many things to consider when partnering with the ideal… Read more