“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Mr. Rodgers The pandemic known as COVID-19 is affecting industries across the board and having a major impact not only on the […]
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A 7-year stint in the wine industry makes choosing wines for events one of my favorite tasks. Wine can be intimidating—it was for me before I start learning what I liked, what I didn’t and why. I’m sharing some tips for choosing wines for your events and of course for yourself during these social distancing […]
For 50 years, April 22nd has marked Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Here’s our Earth Day tips for events planning professionals! This year, with international travel and global supply chains restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our shared existence on this planet is being felt […]
As the event industry adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to look for new ways to keep the attendee experience alive and teams connected as many meetings are being presented virtually or postponed. Since most of the country is under stay at home/shelter in place orders, organizations and their employees are working from home. […]
As corporate event planners, it is important that we stay healthy and support our immune systems year-round. When we feel our best, it supports our ability to execute flawless programs for our clients. As we have watched the effects of COVID-19 around the world, many have been taking into consideration how to take better care […]
Bishop-McCann has been allowing our corporate event planning associates flexibility in working from home for many years; we’re here to share some tips and tricks for telecommuting. There are many benefits that come with working from home, for both employers and employees. In fact, two-thirds of managers report that employees who are given the option […]
Event professionals, check out these free resources! The presence of COVID-19 has certainly caused disruption and pause within the events industry, but with it planners may have some extra time for the things we have put on the back-burner. One of those things might be continuing education, and lucky for corporate event planners, there are […]
Engaging employees at home isn’t something we’ve had to worry about before. COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has penetrated the entire globe, has shifted the way we work, learn, engage, and network. With bans on gatherings over ten people and many states and municipalities enacting shelter-in-place orders, the ability to gather together with our colleagues […]
Last week, I had the pleasure of experiencing my first Bishop-McCann Staff Retreat. This retreat brings our company together from San Francisco to Chicago into the heart of the Kansas City Crossroads. During this time, we reflected on the past year, conceptualized the year to come, and came together as a family to refuel our […]
Smart Badges Make Networking Easy at Meetings and Events Let’s face it, for many people networking at events or meetings is a daunting task filled with a lot of awkward conversation. Most of the time meeting attendees only get a name and maybe a business card from people they mingle with at a networking event. […]
Earlier this week, I went out to Kansas City to attend my first Bishop-McCann annual Holiday Party. It was a fantastic celebration and reminded me of the value of traditions and rituals, and the comfort of being with special people. Since most of us here spend our days putting together and delivering amazing live meetings, […]
Obsessed with Immersion by Ronan Vance originally posted to LinkedIn. I subscribe to a number of daily email newsletters because I am innately curious (and due to a case of FOMO when it comes to those organizations and individuals I find most informative and influential). Usually, I just scan them for highlights, but there is…
Event Chatbots are one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to communicate with your meeting attendees. Let us help you boost attendee engagement.
Conference relaxation can be hard to find. With all of the sessions and note taking, walking, eating and networking, sometimes you need to find a place to relax.
In the spirit of giving Tuesday, Bishop-McCann’s San Francisco gives back to local Humane Society & ASPCA chapter.
We all struggle with client gifting ideas. Okay, well at least I do. It’s always difficult to find the right combination of “what’s under my client’s corporate gifting policy” and “what’s a cool and unique idea” that my clients will actually use. I mean, really, how many times have we gotten a portable power bank? […]
A client partner relationship is more than just being a vendor, it’s becoming a true extension of the client’s internal team.
Conference goodie bags can be one of the highlights of a corporate event. Everyone likes a free gift. That is, until you open it and realize it’s full of items you’ll be dumping as soon as no one is watching. The swag bags we’re given at industry events should be full of possibility, not disappointment. […]
Inspired and Motivated! That’s how we feel after attending the Cvent Connect Technology Conference last month! Held in Las Vegas, thousands of meeting and corporate event planning professionals came together and not only discussed how cutting-edge technology can enhance attendee engagement within the meeting and event experience but also talked about how to push corporate event […]