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Event planning is a fast paced and ever changing industry. Blogs are a great way to keep up to date with the most recent trends and technology as well as pick up some tips and tricks. Here we review some of our favourites.
1. Event Manager Blog
Founded in 2007 by industry speaker Julius Solaris, Event Management Blog is one of the most popular resources in the business. It is easy to follow and covers new technology, social media techniques and current industry trends and inspiration. It is also affiliated with a global LinkedIn group that encompasses 200,000 plus members worldwide.
2. Techsy Talk
Founded by technology-integrated event planner extraordinaire Liz King, Techsy Talk is at the cutting edge of event technology. Its vibrant website design and forward thinking content makes this the perfect inspiration for dynamic event planners.
3. Event Planning by Cvent
Event Planning is truly a site for the planning professional. While CVent is a software product for event planners, the writers that contribute to this blog are very knowledgeable about relevant technologies and social media. They also provide insight into current trends and offer practical time and cost saving advice. The world’s largest database for event venues is a convenient extra.
This Sydney-based events company offers highly relevant insights into both the local and international industry. With concise summaries of recent events and interviews with prominent event managers, this simple blog is easy to navigate.
5. Preston Bailey Blog
Avant-garde event and wedding planner Preston Bailey shares his ornate styling tips and inner thoughts in his blog. He also has some handy advice to do with the practicalities of billing clients and running a team. It is worth a look for the ornate flower decorations alone!
6. Brite Blog
The blog of international online ticketing platform Eventbrite, the Brite Blog boasts a team of enthusiastic contributors. It offers tips, tricks, updates on new technology, and interviews with ‘britelings’ and other experts. While some contributors have a tendency to promote their own apps and affiliated programs, they offer a wealth of industry knowledge.
This blog for content producers, MeetingsNet, has been running strong for a decade. Covering events, hospitality, business travel, and much more, its prolific writer Sue Pelletier has a contagious passion for all things meeting related.
8. Event Juice
Event Juice is run by a young team with a passion for event management. While it is not the most prolific posters in this lineup, it offers invaluable advice into those starting out in the industry. Posts range from how to write case studies about your events to tips for interviewing prospective employees.
9. Grass Shack
This site offers podcasts and articles on the latest issues and developments in the industry. Grass Shack specialises in audio/visual and media, so it is no wonder it provides so much audio wealth. With 300 odd recordings, there are hours of inspiration available.
10. Polka Dot Bride
Written by a boutique wedding planner based in Perth, Polka Dot Bride has a knack for unique themes and intricate details. Full of lovely images and careful details, this blog gives style inspiration for more than just weddings.
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