By Tacy Infante at Meritage Events Corporate branding at special events is nothing new. We have seen it all from custom gobos, ice sculptures, branded napkins, and even body paint. What I have seen lately is a more creative approach to branding using key dÃˆcor items. Not only are the items eye-catching, but they cause a “stir” in the attendees, thus generating the Ã«buzzÃ that each company tries to achieve. This buzz caused by the right branding using dÃˆcor could be enough to cause a “Tipping Point” for a product or company. A few items that we, at Meritage Events, read full story >
Archives for September 2009
Austin Parties Still Strong! Through the eyes of a party rental store, where we build stages, tents and lighting shows for festivals, art shows, athletic events, weddings and corporate & social parties, we have a unique view of Austinâ€™s events. With our current economic atmosphere we have been concerned about our event business. We have been monitoring changes very closely since the beginning of last year. So far we have not noticed a significant loss in business. Our annual events are still on schedule with minimal reductions to their orders. Although, this summer, we have had organizers reluctant in ordering read full story >
WEBii–the design firm responsible for our new blog and upcoming new site is offering ISES Austin members an incredible special. This can be linked directly to your existing website and can look any way you can imagine–many options.
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Sam Staples, Owner of High Beam Events, Shares Her Story Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got your start. I started doing events in the early 1980s when a boss asked me to plan a multi-city seminar series. I had to contact hotels in each target city (Pittsburgh, DC, Indianapolis, etc.) and get their available dates over a 2-week period. I built a huge chart on graph paper (this was before PCs appeared on everyone’s desks) showing all the availability. My boss would look over the chart and make decisions, but meanwhile the availability had changed! read full story >
Stacey Hoyt, CSEP/President Elect ISES Austin and Gary Jones, CSEP/ ISES San Antonio pose in zany photo booth–SocialFly–the brainchild of new ISES Austin member Ray Hernandez. When asked why planners should have SocialFly on their radar, Hernandez lists a few of the facts…. â€¢ Affordable – on average we’re about 30% cheaper than the competition.Â That is mainly due to the fact that we don’t nickel and dime you for anything.Â Everything that you can imagine is included in our price.Â Props, Scrapbook, UNLIMITED Photos, Professional Attendant, Customization of the booth. â€¢ Bigger is Better – Our Booths are twice read full story >
Three student positions open to assist Kelley Burrus/www.oliveandoz.com on the upcoming November ISES meeting. You will help coordinate, plan and execute all aspects of the event. Please contact Kelley at email@example.com for more information. ALSO…. ISES Student Ambassadors Committee (ISAC) ISES Austin has set many goals for theÂ 2009/2010 membership year. The most important is to build a strong, resourceful and inspiring “Educational Chapter.” By promoting education, we will equip special event professionals with the tools they need for continued success. ISES Austin values the involvement of our student members and considers them to be a vital investment in the read full story >
By : Stacey Hoyt, CSEP/ISES Austin President-Elect On Saturday, September 12, 2009 it was my great pleasure to attend The United Court of Austinâ€™s annual Investiture event at Charlieâ€™s Nightclub.Â ISES Austin was the honored recipient of The 2009 Phoenix Award for our event, CulinART.Â This award was bestowed upon the chapter by Her Most Imperial Majesty Empress Emeritus For Life, Mona littleMore. The Phoenix Award recognizes continuous encouragement and material support for the United Court of Austin and/or the communities they serve in their ongoing endeavors to generate funds benefitting local service agencies in the courtâ€™s quest to ease read full story >
ISES Austin would like to welcome the below new members! We’re thrilled to have you join us. -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sarah Arenella â€“ Student -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Bryan Azar â€“ Ilios Lighting, LLC -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Margaret Bedikian â€“ Student -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Erica Bommarito â€“ Student -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Marcela Castillo â€“ Student -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Yolanda Castillo â€“ Student -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Natalie Combs â€“ Kennedy Creative -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Jennifer Dorsey â€“ The Renaissance Austin Hotel -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ruth Jones â€“ Student -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Leslie LaSorsa â€“ Crave Catering -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Samantha Staples â€“ High Beam Events -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Beth Walker â€“ 36th Street Events -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Blossom Braemer â€“ Blossomâ€™s Floral Artistry â€“ March 2009 -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Summer read full story >
The Driskill is having a spectacular 4-hour sale on the remaining 2009 event space!Â The staff is prepared to offer the lowest rates of the year while staying committed to the same great Driskill service and culinary delights.Â The space is available on a first come, first book basis.Â If you cannot attend but are interested in a date, please contact Christy Caffrey at 512-391-7150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.