The EventBuzz podcast

The EventBuzz podcast

Connecting event professionals around the world by sharing real-life experiences, insights, event planning tips and more. In each episode, we break down a different challenge or discuss a new idea to uncover the latest industry trends.

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September 29, 2021 38 min

Known as the Party and Profit Goddess and one of the top party planners in LA,  Marley Majcher talks not just about planning, but how to make money and budgeting tips. With topics like outsourcing staff versus volunteers, food at events, and tips for entrepreneurs, we had a lot to talk about.

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Tiffany Allen, founder of AEA Consulting Firm, a full service corporate event management company, joins the show discussing her background in the event space. Drawn from her 15 years of public sector experience as a contract manager, Allen advises on how to reach out to sponsors and event speakers, tips for contract management and creating effective sponsorship packages. 

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Director of Operations at Millwood Public Schools, A. Shannon Hayes, discusses the transition back as schools return to in-person. With advice for Athletic and Operation Directors, we discuss how he has been running contactless sporting events, live streams, and digitizing their entire event process. 



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Founder of Sugar & Rind, Philly Mackinnon, is here to make throwing parties ridiculously easy. A platform that has everything you need, from cocktail and bar packages to decorations and DJS. Mackinnon shares her top tips for the first time planners and a list of must-have party essentials. 

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Expert in event methodology, Heather Mason, discusses the science behind what makes a successful event. Mason, Founder and CEO of Caspian Agency, shares some of her steps to planning a strategic, repeatable event and the science behind event success.?

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Daniel Hess, owner and founder of To Tony Productions shares his experience as an event videographer. With tips for filming large scale events, mistakes to avoid on site, and what to look for when hiring a videographer for your event. 

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ParaDocs Worldwide is a service that provides medical support to local, national and global events. Founder and CEO, Alex Pollak, shares the importance of having medical staff standing by ready to provide care at events and projects. Reminding us why these types of services should be at the top of our list when planning an event, not the bottom. 

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With extensive experience heading up global events, Laura Holton shares her advice on planning experiences! In this episode, we talk about planning across time zones, platforms for global evens, collaboration tools, hybrid potential and more. 

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Brigette Young, the Founder of The Modern Muse Company, a marketing agency, joins the show to share her marketing expertise! With  advice on mini pop-up events, brand partnerships, and marketing strategies for 2021 as events make their comeback. 

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Principal at The Event Ally, Andrea Ramsey, joins the podcast to discuss event safety as live experiences start to return. This episode is all about getting back to live events and creating safe event sites beyond COVID-19 concerns...but in-person safety in general. The Event Ally is a collective of Subject Matter Experts poised to provide you with the insight to safely move your events forward in the era of COVID-19.

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SVP of Allied Global Marketing, Matthew Glass, talks about how brands can stand out in a virtual world. From working with celebrities and influencers, to understanding the difference between marketing in-person and virtual events. 

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Throughout the pandemic, EDM Maniac has hosted CDC compliant in person experiences as well as live stream productions. Founder of the company, Devin Lezama, shares their success behind events in 2021 and the changes they’ve implemented in order to hold COVID safe, in person experiences. Also discussed is their recent partnership with Health Pass by CLEAR as a mobile solution for effective health screenings.

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Experienced convention planner, founder and CEO of Pensacon, Mike Ensley, talks about what it takes to plan a convention. The episode includes topics on coordinating mass event parking, weekend passes and VIP packages, working with celebrities, app building software and more. 

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The owner of The Space Social, marketing expert Jordan Crump, talks all things social media. As the world evolves, so should your social media. When to post, what to post, where to post...we are answering all of your questions and more in this episode!

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Volunteer management, safe food handling, multi-day event planning are just a few of the topics discussed on this episode. Brad Veach, Executive Director for the famous Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, joins the podcast to give his advice on planning a major festival. Plus, their experience with transitioning to digital ticketing. 

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Excite Fundraising President, Ryan Hughes, joins the show to talk about the future of sports and athletic fundraising. With a background in sports marketing and fundraising, Hughes discusses fundraisers and what makes a successful campaign. Plus, advice for athletic directors and schools running sporting events during COVID-19.?

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Elma Beganovich, one of the top New York City's lifestyle influencers and founder of A&E, talks about our shift into the digital age. Discussing the evolution of marketing this past year and business strategies behind influencer marketing; how influencers are impacting brands in 2021. 

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Executive Director of the Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless speaks about their strategies for keeping the shelter open during COVID. With advice on fundraiser campaigns and what to know before hosting outdoor events. 

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CEO at TAD Management, Terry Davies, discusses their company's COVID-19 journey and their return of event production worldwide. Including tips for concert promoters, marketers and talent bookers. 

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Administration Assistant for small concert series, Robin Tinani, discusses the ways they have been connecting with patrons online. From online fundraises, creative donation ideas, and virtual raffles, the Cecilian Chamber Series has found ways to overcome the effects of COVID on the industry.

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