Welcome to GatherGeeks, a place where people passionate about the power of live experiences come together. Join David Adler, chairman and founder of BizBash, as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.
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Connecting at a Distance: Solutions for Gathering in a Pandemic
In this episode of our GatherGeeks podcast, broadcast live from TheTimesCenter, hear insights from game-changers at The New York Times, NYC & Company, Essence, #WeMakeEvents, and other powerhouse brands. What strategies and solutions are helping event pros survive, and for some, even thrive in this challenging time? What can producers count on as they prepare their budgets and design their plans for 2021? What best practices will help us safely reopen venues for in-person and hybrid experiences?
What Sets BlueJeans by Verizon Apart in a Crowded Field of Virtual Event Platforms
In this special sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler chats with John Knightly and Amanda Segar of BlueJeans by Verizon. The group discusses how the video conferencing platform has expanded to accommodate high-quality, scalable events for groups of all sizes. They share how BlueJeans makes the process easy for attendees, presenters, and moderators; ways that live polling, hand raising, and other smart features can increase engagement; how the technology can evoke emotion; and much more.
What Korea Can Teach Us About Hosting Safe Meetings and Events During a Pandemic
In this sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler teams up with Stephanie Cheung, director of strategy and insights for Marketing Challenges International, to interview Juri Seo of Korea Tourism Organization and Dr. Richard Arriviello of InHouse Physicians. Seo shares case studies of large-scale events and trade shows that have been held successfully in South Korea, while Dr. Arriviello gives his perspective on how those practices can be implemented in the United States.
Clarity in Crisis: How LEO Events Is Handling 2020’s Toughest Tests
In this special sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler welcomes three guests from LEO Events to explore the value of versatility, diversity, and determination in turbulent times. Cindy Brewer, Michael Dalton, and Jon Brown reflect on the past six months, including concrete steps they're taking to enhance the firm's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; how they've learned to listen more effectively; and the methods they chose to revamp their services for their Fortune 500 clients.
Why Companies Should Invest in the Next Generation of Marketers and Event Organizers
In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler chats with Vince Thompson, the CEO, founder, and chairman of MELT, an Atlanta-based sports marketing and event agency. In addition to sharing how marketing best practices have evolved during the pandemic, Thompson discusses MELT U, his training program for the next generation of event organizers that has grown and actually improved after a shift to virtual.
Coming Together for Good: How You Can Advocate for the Event Industry Right Now
BizBash's David Adler hosts an important conversation about the future of the event industry. He's joined by Sue Sung, SVP of corporate strategy for The Freeman Company who is representing Go LIVE Together, and Philip Dufour, president and creative director of The Dufour Collaborative who is representing the Live Events Coalition. The group discusses how the new coalitions are fighting for federal support for the 12 million people in the industry's eco-system, sharing practical ways you can help right now