Monday, May 14, 2012

The Blogsphere is all a Twitter

Social Media has taken over the world!
I'm not even joking, it literally has. Every brand, company, blogger and your average joe is using some form of social media.

Personally, I am addicted. Ever since Facebook made its way into my life in 2005, I have not looked back.
Since my little blog is still in its baby stages, I have been reading alot of articles on how to use social media to my advantage.

While browsing, I came across this gem of an article simply named 30 Things to Tweet About Your Brand.

It's genius! Here are a few of my favs from the list that I would never have even thought of.

23. Create Twitter lists of industry-relevant analysts, well-wishers or customers, and announce the lists publically.  This sends a positive message to the mentioned people.
29. Give daily twitter tips on usage of your brand’s products/service or on the basis of the industry expertise. Tips sell well on Twitter.
30. Make regular #FF Friday Follow recommendations or announce fan of the week with some incentives or freebies to the winners.

Follow the link above to read the article in its entirety. You'll be glad you did. Also be sure to follow yours truly on Twitter here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bunting and Tassels,Tassels and Bunting

One major part of planning an event (and the most fun, in my opinion) is the decorating. 
It really adds to the atmosphere and if done right can really impress and inspire your guests.
I posted about trends before here, well this is another major trend that has been hitting Pinterest and the event bloggersphere for some time now.

It is all about bunting and tassels. Obviously this trend can only be used for special events, such as weddings, birthdays and milestone celebrations, since it had a more personal feel. I would not recommend busting out too much tassel for a conference or business event.

But today's post is all about fun. Take a look at some tassel examples below. The possibilities are endless, you can make them in any colour, length and texture you wish.

Bunting, I think has become and even bigger trend than tassels. You can bunt all over the place. Hang them from your ceiling, from trees, even use them as a cake topper. There are a slew of DIY tutorials on these, you can check mine out here and just like tassels, your options are endless.

Have you used any form of bunting or tassels before? What occasion was it for? Would love to see some pics.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

25 Little Details That Will Make a BIG Difference at Your Next Event

I stole this wonderful article from HubSpot Blog.

Previously, I mentioned the Top Three items to keep in mind when starting to plan your event. Well this is quite the opposite. Once all your big items are in place, it is time to start thinking details.

Many of the items mentioned in this article, might be things you may very well forget, not because you are a bad planner (not even close) but mostly because there is such a long list of things to keep in mind that sometimes things slip through the cracks.

Thankfully we have articles such as this to keep us on our toes.

A couple of my favourites are:

4) Alternately, ask your hotel to give attendees a welcome packet that you've put together upon check in. You can often negotiate add-on services like this before you sign your contract. Attendees will really feel the 5-star treatment with a welcoming gesture like this!
7) Designate an area where people can relax, check their email, and make phone calls. Do not let any sponsors in this area. It should be a safe space where people can escape the conference. Doing this will prevent attendees from leaving the event when they need a break ... and then never coming back!

Click here to read in it entirety.