I’m travelling around the coastline of the UK this August. After visiting all the States of America and every Prefecture of Japan, it is now time to travel the entire coastline of the United Kingdom. It is also a great excuse to visit events and festivals in villages, towns and cities on our trip.
As an event manager you’re in charge of planning, producing and organising an experience. You are bringing concepts to life. At certain points you are in charge of hundreds, if not thousands, of people working at your event. You are not only in charge; you are also responsible for their safety and their well-being. Event planners are not only project managers. They are hard working go-getters who make it look as if anyone can do it. And that’s when people realise that being an event planner is an actual job. So, what makes a good event planner?
Should an alcohol brand be allowed to sponsor an event or a festival? Heineken sponsors Formula One, the US Open, and golf tournaments. Meanwhile Jamie Oliver wants to stop Coca Cola and McDonalds from sponsoring the Olympics. In the past BP has been criticized for sponsoring the Edinburgh International Festival. Oil and art don’t always mix well. So how do you find the right sponsor for your event?
On Wednesday I went to a meetup event for startups. "How to drive revenue through your social media presence". What a great meetup! Small business owners meet up to discuss the tricks in the business. It's actually the first meetup I've been to where I picked up some new ideas. It was only a small group of people but I've learned some new tricks with regards to online marketing.