Welcome to the weekly Eventelligence Report! Ungerboeck is always on the hunt for industry insights, facts, stats, quotes and whatever else we come across that might be useful, and it would be such a waste for us to keep it all to ourselves! Here’s our pick of what’s hot this week. Enjoy!
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New survey reports 6% increase over last year in companies planning holiday parties. New York Post
34% of salespeople say CRM systems are just too time-consuming and take time away from managing customer relationships. MarketingProfs
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt Disney, American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator and film producer
Great reads for event organizers
The Dos and Don’ts of What Industry Pros Should Wear at Events
By Alesandra Dubin, BizBash
For event pros, what you wear is about more than style. Here’s a few tips from experienced planners on making wardrobe choices that a professional, practical and made for long, active hours.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by the Numbers: You Won’t Believe How Many Clowns!
By Judann Pollack, Advertising Age
It’s always telling to hear about the behind-the-scenes antics involved with putting on a major event (especially when it’s not yours!). Find out what it takes to keep the annual parade on route.
9 Important Negotiation Steps
By Christine Born, Collaborate
As the battle over room blocks, attrition fees and concessions becomes more contentious in a seller’s market, here are nine tips for planners facing an uphill battle.
7 Friends Every Successful Event Planner Needs
By Bethany Smith, Event Manager Blog
Could you use a little help from your friends? Joe Cocker isn’t the only one who thinks so! Event Manager Blog is on the same page.
Great reads for venue managers
The Future of Stadiums Might Be No Stadium At All
By Jeff Beckham, Wired
Does it seem like the building of stadiums has become something of an arms race? There’s a contingent of architects who think so and they propose that the answer may be temporary structures.
Bataclan Killings Underscore Vulnerabilities At Small Venues In Paris, Around the World
By Max Willens, International Business Times
In the wake of last week’s tragedy in Paris, the security of small venues has come into the spotlight.
What Venue Management Technology Can Do To Fix Broken Processes
By Daren Ungerboeck, Ungerboeck Software International
One word: standardization.
Is Your Facility Ready For Winter Weather?
With the fiercest El Nino in 50 years on tap, it’s a good time to think ahead about what you can do to protect your facility.