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Sep 03, 2017
Most companies often hire an advertising agency to execute their external messaging, but what about internal messaging? Encore Live, an event services company, has created the role of culture agency to help organizations deliver their internal messaging more effectively. The term “culture agency” was coined by Davis Ridley, Encore Live’s PR and marketing manager, to help prospective clients better understand the services that the agency delivers. A culture agency can be defined as a group of creative individuals dedicated to understanding a company’s unique culture and helping to execute… more
Sep 03, 2017
The Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, a new, contemporary hotel in the former Liberty Title & Trust Building on Philadelphia’s iconic North Broad Street, opened for business on Aug. 31. The new hotel features a modern, free-flowing design, while maintaining details from its 1925 construction such as the second-floor lobby’s grand ceiling and colossal windows. Directly attached to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Aloft Philadelphia Downtown is particularly convenient for small corporate events. The hotel offers 1,200 square feet of flexible function and event space: Exchange (644 square… more
Sep 03, 2017
Business Events Canada (BEC) recently launched a new website designed to attract international meetings, conventions and incentive events to Canada and its myriad event and tourism destinations. Supported by BEC’s content team, the digital hub is geared toward U.S., U.K. and international meeting and event planners and decision-makers. According to BEC officials, more than 8,000 international conferences are held across Canada each year. “International meetings and events are important drivers of the Canadian economy,” said Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, executive director of Business Events Canada… more
Sep 03, 2017
Event producers and planners have been reducing giveaway volume for years. Before the term “corporate social responsibility” was coined, there already was a push for “green” meetings, aka, those that were less wasteful and kinder to the environment. But make no mistake, coupled with the desire for more sustainable events is the ever-present desire to cut the costs of producing them. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming a common practice, and as the median employee age lowers, this only is likely to increase. The 2016 annual U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth Survey found… more