How to Incorporate Social Media Into Your Next Event

When it comes to creating events, Event Producer Erin Weir knows the value of social media. It's a great way to get the word out, but how you use social media for your event will depend on the audience as well as the size and type of event. Learn some of the social media tactics that EPN members leverage to amplify events:

Why it’s important to make the case for expanding your AV budget

When it comes to booking audio visual (AV) for your meetings, do you just order “the basics” and hope for the best? May we suggest that you think beyond the basics. If you’re planning an annual event, you’ll want to provide that extra “wow” factor that will make attendees want to come back next year.

18 AV terms every meeting planner should know

AV professionals speak the same language as the rest of us. Really. They just change the meanings. Here’s a handy guide from the professionals in the Rental and Staging Network to common AV terms.

Keynote perfection: 8 ways to avoid general session glitches

Keynote presentations and general sessions—they’re the crown jewels of your event. All eyes are on the stage and everything needs to be perfect. But… sometimes things don’t go so well. Here's how to avoid common keynote problems.

5 ways to waste your event budget

Maximizing your budget is a critical part of holding an event. It’s easy for unforeseen expenses to quickly add up and eat through your event’s budgeted profit. A few of the experts from the Rental and Staging Network’s member companies share their tips for maximizing your AV budget and enjoying perfect events.

The Value of Meetings Nears $3 Trillion Globally

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), which takes place on April 4, celebrates the industry's enduring business value and its $2.65 trillion in global economic impact. Independent audio-visual companies, such as the members of the Rental and Staging Network, play a vital role in the meetings industry, bringing thousands of meetings to life annually with stunning sound, dynamic visuals and a little magic.

5 Best Practices for Engaging Multi-Generational Audiences

Hosting an event that will appeal to a wide range of ages may feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The key is in engaging people and most people want similar things. One solution to captivating audience attention lies in your AV.

3 Ways to leverage AV to drive trade show sponsorship

When considering whether or not to shell out for a sponsorship at such-and-such trade show, companies are calculating what their ROI will be. Attracting sponsors for your trade shows can be a challenging task but the more value you can deliver to sponsors, the easier it becomes to sell sponsorship slots.

Your Pre-Event Checklist: 6 Things Your AV Partner Should Know

The most successful events are born out of lots and lots of planning so every detail is perfect. When you engage an AV company for your event, the more information you can give them, the better your event can be. From driving the message home to attendees to protecting your budget from overruns, your AV team can be true partners in the success of your event.