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The company behind Leicester Music Festival goes into liquidation

The company behind Leicester Music Festival goes into liquidation

The company which organised last year’s Leicester Music Festival has gone into voluntary liquidation. LMF Leisure Ltd planned the music event which saw acts such as Union J, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Soul II Soul, Labrinth, The Saturdays, Diversity, UB40, Sam Bailey, and Billy Ocean performing at Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road Stadium over two days […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on February 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 119
Liverpool International Music Festival appoints Full Fat for 2015 PR campaign 

Liverpool International Music Festival appoints Full Fat for 2015 PR campaign 

The latest raft of appointments for Full Fat see the agency representing events in a number of capacities ranging from specialist PR campaigns to full scale UK and European communication strategies. Yaw Owusu, Curator of the Liverpool International Music Festival comments of the appointment: “The whole LIMF team is excited to work with Full Fat […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on February 25, 2015 0 Comments • views: 128
Filmmaster Events opens new branch in London

Filmmaster Events opens new branch in London

Filmmaster Events, an international leading company in large-scale events production and in charge of organizing Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies, announces the opening of a new branch in London. This new accomplishment follows the internationalization process that Filmmaster has been carrying on since a long time, and reinforces Filmmaster’s role as a worldwide leader in the industry of events and business entertainment. From last year on, […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on February 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 116
Star signs deal with Brazilian-owned production company. 

Star signs deal with Brazilian-owned production company. 

Star Events rounded off a hugely successful re-brand launch at Event Production Show by signing a service partner contract with sports specialist Footwise UK, under its Brazilian Minds in Fusion banner.    The deal provides Star Events with high-level representation and experience in Brazil and gives Minds in Fusion access to Star’s lauded logistical and technical abilities, and […]

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Filed in Festivals & Outdoor by on February 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 58

M.I.C.E News

UBM selects The Whiteoaks Consultancy to support the launch of Interop London

UBM selects The Whiteoaks Consultancy to support the launch of Interop London

Global events organiser, UBM EMEA, has selected The Whiteoaks Consultancy to provide PR support for Interop London 2015, the flagship event of London Technology Week 2015, held on the 16-18 June at ExCeL London. In the initial stages of the PR programme, Whiteoaks will prepare content, carry out research and generate pre-event interest around Interop […]

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Filed in M.I.C.E by on February 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 72
Eventex Awards Gala Gathered Global Event Professionals From 15 Countries Worldwide

Eventex Awards Gala Gathered Global Event Professionals From 15 Countries Worldwide

Eventex Awards Gala in Sofia last night honored event professionals from Bulgaria, Turkey, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Finland and the UK in addition to India, USA and Saudi Arabia. 9 companies won prizes in more than one category and the awards saw a raft of UK companies scoop up awards in recognition of the work they had produced over […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, Event Technology, M.I.C.E by on February 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 111
Visual Storytelling: How To Use Video To Increase Bookings

Visual Storytelling: How To Use Video To Increase Bookings

“2015 is the year of the video”. This sentence can be seen all over the internet. Everyone is talking about the rise of video and how video marketing is, without doubt, the future of content marketing. While everyone within the events and meetings industry admits to knowing that video is the way forward, hotels and […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, M.I.C.E by on February 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 248
Advanced Engineering UK Group of Events appoints GES in first 2 year deal.

Advanced Engineering UK Group of Events appoints GES in first 2 year deal.

Global Experience Specialists (GES) has announced a two year deal with UK Tech Events to deliver a full range of services to the Advanced Engineering UK Group of Events at the NEC in November, 2015 & 2016. This is the first time that UK Tech Events has committed to a two year contract. Negotiations for […]

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Filed in M.I.C.E by on February 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 63

Brand & Field Marketing News

WRG appoints Ben Atherton as Client Director

WRG appoints Ben Atherton as Client Director

WRG, one of the UK’s leading live communications agencies, has appointed Ben Atherton in the role of Client Director.  He will be based in WRG’s London office and will focus on the company’s key technology accounts. Ben has more than 15 years experience in the telecoms and professional services sectors. He has significant expertise in […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing by on February 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 53
Event Marketing Solutions’ expands Board following record start in 2015

Event Marketing Solutions’ expands Board following record start in 2015

Since the start of the year Event Marketing Solutions (EMS) has enjoyed unprecedented demand for its roadshow marketing solutions, reflecting increased spending by brand managers on experiential campaigns1. The roadshow expert has secured £3.2m worth of new contracts so far this year, with both new and existing clients, including two leading home appliance brands and […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing by on February 17, 2015 0 Comments • views: 134
Imagination to deliver session on the use of technology to enhance visitor experience and engagement

Imagination to deliver session on the use of technology to enhance visitor experience and engagement

Anton Christodoulou, chief technology officer at creative agency, Imagination, will deliver a session entitled ‘The use of technology to enhance visitor experience and engagement’ at the Event Production Show 2015. Taking place in the Lineout Theatre on Wednesday February 18th from 11.45am, the session will look at how the acceleration of technological innovations is enabling […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing, Event Technology by on February 11, 2015 0 Comments • views: 93
Free Webinar to Offer Guidance Regarding Event Sponsorship

Free Webinar to Offer Guidance Regarding Event Sponsorship

A free webinar hosted by SponsorMyEvent.com will offer event organisers and potential sponsors some key advice on the strategies required to deliver results in the modern environment. The webinar – available via Event Industry News – will look at how organisers and sponsors can connect and the challenges facing both parties. Peter Poehle – founder […]

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Event Technology News

Venue Website Hire Space launches in Liverpool and Birmingham

Venue Website Hire Space launches in Liverpool and Birmingham

Hire Space, the venue finding startup backed by Karen Hanton MBE, launches today in Liverpool and Birmingham. Hire Space, the UK’s leading venue-booking website, is a free service which provides both corporates and individuals with a direct line to venue managers at unique and unusual venues. The site enables the user to contact multiple venues […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on February 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 122
The Big Social at Event Tech Lab

The Big Social at Event Tech Lab

Event Tech Lab’s next Open Office session takes place at Google Campus, London on 31st March. The event technology partnership community for event tech start-ups, developers and event professionals has programmed six 5-minute pitches from fresh event technology companies from around the globe. As part of the session from 6pm to 9 pm, a panel […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, Event Technology by on February 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 89
Guest Blog: The Future of Event Technology – Confex 2015

Guest Blog: The Future of Event Technology – Confex 2015

By Janet Newenham – Community Manager with meetingsbooker.com Last week I spent two days at International Confex and the Event Production Show in London’s Olympia and I must admit I was totally blown away by some of the technology on offer.  I knew there were going to be some pretty amazing stands, and considering how fast […]

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Filed in Editor's Choice & Features, Event Technology, Guest Blogs by on February 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 172
New application system for Awards and Contests with pickevent

New application system for Awards and Contests with pickevent

pickevent event websites allow you to register attendees and collect payments while letting award/contest applicants submit their entries from the same website. From the event dashboard, the event planner can easily create a form with different types of questions (short and long descriptions, checklist questions, etc.) and also request to upload documents as part of […]

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Filed in Event Technology by on February 20, 2015 0 Comments • views: 172

Concerts and Touring News

Skiddle announces new refund policy and joins STAR

Skiddle announces new refund policy and joins STAR

In keeping with their long held attitude of remaining fair and transparent towards their customer base, Skiddle can announce a brand new refund policy which goes above and beyond the standard practice offered by many ticketing agents. When an event is cancelled Skiddle will now refund booking fees as standard – not just the price of the ticket. It ensures that […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring, Editor's Choice & Features by on February 20, 2015 0 Comments • views: 113
Stagetruck Nominated for Favourite Transport Company TPi Awards 2015

Stagetruck Nominated for Favourite Transport Company TPi Awards 2015

Stagetruck Ltd have been trucking the Music, Exhibition & Conference industries for over 35 years, establishing itself as an industry leader over that time. Operating all over the UK, Europe, Russia and all the Baltic states, Down to Morocco and all the way to Turkey and beyond to Azerbaijan you can trust Stagetruck to deliver. […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring, Festivals & Outdoor by on February 13, 2015 0 Comments • views: 144
Phoenix Bussing, TPi winners for 2014 and very proud to be nominated for 2015.

Phoenix Bussing, TPi winners for 2014 and very proud to be nominated for 2015.

We have been supplying sleeper buses to the music industry since 1988 and during that time the company has successfully grown from the original four single-deck sleeper buses (built by the founding members in a tiny garage in the heart of the new forest) to a modern fleet of twenty eight purpose-built double-deckers. This will […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring, Festivals & Outdoor by on February 13, 2015 0 Comments • views: 107
‘De—-li—cious!’ That’s Craig Revel Horwood’s verdict as Eat to the Beat takes to the road with Strictly Come Dancing

‘De—-li—cious!’ That’s Craig Revel Horwood’s verdict as Eat to the Beat takes to the road with Strictly Come Dancing

Eat to the Beat’s crew are waltzing around the UK as the professional dancers and celebrity stars of Strictly Come Dancing are back on the road for their spectacular annual nationwide tour. It’s the eighth consecutive year back-stage catering specialists Eat to the Beat have toured with the sparkling Strictly Come Dancing team, ensuring the […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments • views: 163

Guest Blogs

How Can You Measure Event ROI? – A Q&A Session With Jennifer Hawkins Of DoubleDutch

How Can You Measure Event ROI? – A Q&A Session With Jennifer Hawkins Of DoubleDutch

Measuring return on investment (ROI) has long been the key factor in determining the success of any type of campaign. Being able to demonstrate just what you have achieved as a result of your financial commitment is not just common sense, but also human instinct. As technology continues to shape the way events are delivered, […]

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Filed in Event Technology, Guest Blogs by on January 30, 2015 0 Comments • views: 610
5 game apps for 2015 to engage your attendees – gamification made easy

5 game apps for 2015 to engage your attendees – gamification made easy

Outdoor scavenger or treasure hunt, team building game or quiz – gamification can be just a fun break in an event or a useful tool to enhance attendee engagement. Connecting games with your event’s main subject can heighten the impact it aims to deliver. Whether it’s fundraising, charity or product launch, well-constructed games make people […]

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Filed in Event Technology, Guest Blogs by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments • views: 431
Guest Blog: Events industry benefits from falling oil and gas prices.

Guest Blog: Events industry benefits from falling oil and gas prices.

As the headlines of our daily newspapers continue to celebrate the lowest petrol and diesel prices in over six years, talk has moved away from the pump and to other ways in which consumers will benefit. In recent reports, Chancellor George Osborne states that air fares and house hold bills are the next area of […]

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Filed in Brand & Field Marketing, Guest Blogs by on January 20, 2015 0 Comments • views: 203
What to do about ticket touts (again)

What to do about ticket touts (again)

Ticket touts are in the news again, this time for using software to harvest tickets in bulk and re-sell them at outrageous mark-ups. It’s a new twist on a hugely distressing problem for the entertainment sector – how to banish touting, whether it takes place online or in the shadows of a car park. Fury […]

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Filed in Concerts & Touring, Festivals & Outdoor, Guest Blogs by on January 19, 2015 0 Comments • views: 284