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February 2021 #Eventprof of the Month: Caryl Lyons

February 2021 #Eventprof of the Month: Caryl Lyons

Caryl Lyons is Dynamo Events' February 2021 #Eventprof of the month - in this interview, Caryl shares how she got started in the events industry, where she sees our sector headed in the next few years, and insight for #eventprofs just getting started.

January 2021 #Eventprof of the Month: Grace Gittinger

January 2021 #Eventprof of the Month: Grace Gittinger

We’re kicking off the new year featuring Grace Gittinger, hailing from Austin, TX, business owner & entrepreneur and- you guessed it- our #Eventprof of the Month. Grace started her own events company right before the pandemic took the world by storm- but that hasn’t stopped her from thriving! Read on to learn more about Grace, her company GG & CO, and life as an Event Marketer & Digital Event Strategist.

November 2020 City Snapshot: Monterey & Carmel, CA

November 2020 City Snapshot: Monterey & Carmel, CA

Monterey’s scenic allure alone is enough to boost your attendance rate. It’s almost as if this city’s aura inspires new ideas with endless opportunities for adventure, rejuvenation, and relaxation. Read more!

November 2020 #Eventprof of the Month: Steven Weinreb

November 2020 #Eventprof of the Month: Steven Weinreb

This month we're shining the spotlight on Steven Weinreb, the Executive Vice President at VaynerMedia: a social-first digital shop that focuses on storytelling across platforms.

October 2020 City Snapshot: Palm Springs, CA

October 2020 City Snapshot: Palm Springs, CA

Just a short drive from both Los Angeles and San Diego, sunny Palm Springs is the perfect destination for your next corporate event! With beautiful mountain views, world-class pampering, and outdoor adventures, your guests will never want to leave. Read more!

October 2020 #Eventprof of the Month: Veronica Rivera

October 2020 #Eventprof of the Month: Veronica Rivera

We’re pleased to introduce you to Veronica Rivera, the National Sales Director at San Diego Tourism Authority! Veronica knows everything you’d want to know about San Diego as it relates to events, tourism, entertainment, culture and beyond– trust us on this. She’s a joy to work with and brings the best energy to our professional […]

How to Set the Right Goal for Your Virtual Event

How to Set the Right Goal for Your Virtual Event

How to Set the Right Goal for Your Virtual Event (and… How to Choose the Right Virtual Event for Your Goal) If you’re wondering how to set the right goals and metrics for your next virtual event, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the second post in our new Mastering Virtual Events series: […]

September 2020 #Eventprof of the Month: Troy Balliet

September 2020 #Eventprof of the Month: Troy Balliet

This month, we’re excited to feature Troy Balliet, owner of Backup Backdrops. Troy is a gifted creative and talented craftsman, who designs and constructs impressive, integrated, and multidimensional signage and branding installations for events of all kinds. We’ve worked with Troy on a number of projects and he’s always an excellent partner who collaborates and […]

September 2020 City Snapshot: San Diego

September 2020 City Snapshot: San Diego

The era of COVID-19 has not stopped beautiful San Diego from keeping the party going! Find out what this city and our top 5 must-visit venues are doing to protect guests and help event planners thrive.

4 Steps to Hosting a Successful Virtual Event

4 Steps to Hosting a Successful Virtual Event

Thinking about hosting a virtual event, but not sure where to start? While your live events have been put on hold for the foreseeable future, you still have lofty goals that your team and company need to hit right now, this quarter. Taking your events into the digital world seems like a no-brainer, but when […]