Blog Profiles: Event Planning Blogs

event planning blogs we love

Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting and contributing to the conversation. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet to us! Tell Blog Profiles writers Christine Cube and Mary Johnson why on @BeyondBylines.

Years ago, I covered the business side of meetings and events.

The brief time I dabbled in this part of the hospitality industry showed me the work that goes into producing meetings and trade shows. It’s really impressive.

This week, I thought about some of the great event planners I met over the years. This post is dedicated to them.

Event Manager Blog is an online resource for event professionals worldwide.

EventMB was started by international speaker and author Julius Solaris in April 2007.

“EventMB has become the go-to online resource for trends, technology, innovation and education for the event industry,” the blog says.

I found a lot of interesting posts on EventMB. They include 10 Lessons from Comic-Con for Event Professionals, The Biggest Threat to the Event Industry, and 14 Things We Don’t Need Anymore at Events.

Follow @EventMB on Twitter.

Smart Meetings magazine has an awesome site with news and information for the meetings industry and its professionals.

I’m a big fan of the content on here.

Smart Meetings covers meeting planning, people, events, destinations, venues, technology, and webinars, among other things.

I liked several posts, including A Deeper Shade of Green: 10 Hotels Enhancing Sustainability in Creative Ways, Healthy Ways to Wake Up Sleepy Attendees, and Planners Confess Their Biggest Mistakes (and Lessons Learned).

Follow @SmartMeetings on Twitter.

Event Blog by Cvent features event tips, ideas, and resources.

The blog covers a great many industry categories, including social media, site selection and budgeting, association tips, meeting and event intelligence, planning how-tos, and strategic meetings management.

There’s a lot on this site.

I liked Beyond the Ghost: The Secret to Event Snapchat Success, Do You Know the 8 Elements of a Perfect RFP?, Budgeting: How to Estimate Coffee Consumption, and 5 Questions to Ask During Membership Satisfaction Surveys.

Follow @cvent on Twitter.

BizBash covers event planning news, news, and resources.

According to the site, nearly “200,000 unique users look to BizBash for venue discovery, event style, technology, and tools for their next event” every month.

Some of these ideas were particularly clever: 10 Best Ideas of the Week: a Mini Tequila Truck Display, Pencil Centerpieces, a Budweiser Swing Ride.

Other cool posts include White House Partners with SXSW for New Festival and 6 Ways Event Planners Can Manage Payment Security Breaches.

Follow @BizBash on Twitter.

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for breaking event planning and trade show news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you on PR Newswire for Journalists.

Christine Cube is a senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her at @cpcube or check out her latest on Beyond Bylines on PR Newswire for Journalists.

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