Relationships do matter. Everyone talks about the importance of networking; how relationships with people help you get jobs, get a foot in the door, and be seen by the right people. By all means connections matter. Nevertheless, there is one aspect of career building we often overlook. As we concentrate on making as many connections as possible and having as much exposure on LinkedIn and at networking events, the relationships routinely become fleeting and utilitarian.
As we move towards the Fall Season, at Bright Ideas we are thinking about the final touches we can add to our clients’ upcoming Christmas Parties to make them truly special. One often-overlooked location to make your events spectacular is the food stations. This is a place where guests gather to enjoy delicacies, socialize, and exchange small talk. Why not make this part of the event memorable? We recently read an article in Biz Bash and it perfectly illustrates this point.
Many companies are reducing their presence at industry events. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, attendance in their market is down 18% from the record highs of 2006 and 2013 saw a slight dip compared to 2012.
Those 15-year-old holiday decorations in your company storage that you bring out every season. The employee who shows up and plays his favorite “Christmas mix” on his MP3 player to everyone standing around the punch bowl.
Businesses nowadays, including Bright Ideas Event Coordinators, have realized the power of social media and know it has to be part of their marketing and PR mix. A recent report from BMO Financial Group shows 57% of small businesses in Canada now use social media, a 42% increase from last year. Sharon Bonner, CEO and President of Bright Ideas Events, talks about how social media has changed the way she does business.
Bright Ideas Event Coordinators has a long-standing tradition of including international employees in their support team. Many of our international interns come from Germany, so we would like to introduce you to a German theme idea for your next event.
The right gift comes in a lot of price ranges, but quality doesn’t have to break the company’s budget. If a company can budget the funds for giveaways, well-planned gifts create a positive final impression of the event for the evening.
When working as a corporate event planner, during your planning process you will get to a point where you have to ask yourself how you are going to incorporate your client’s corporate brand into your event theme and design. Of course you could just cover your invitation and venue with the company’s logo, but to be honest, that is not really creative. So what we at Bright Ideas do is create a unique event brand for each event we plan.Read more →
The Bright Ideas team is currently working on an event taking place at the wonderful Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, BC. A great opportunity for the staff to go on a road trip and investigate what many are calling the premier wellness resort spa destination in North America.
Bright Ideas is proud to announce that we have been nominated for the 2014 ISES Esprit Awards! We are so proud and excited.This nomination arrives as we just kicked off our 25th Anniversary Celebration, and what a great way to start celebrating!