Published: Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:30
Recent events mean that event security is at the forefront of every event planner’s mind. Whether you are organising a conference or concert, ensuring that your attendees are safe and secure should be a top priority. Good event security requires planning, knowledge of the venue and good communication between event staff and security staff. It also requires everyone involved to be alert and aware of what is happening at the event, even if it isn’t their direct responsibility. There are steps you can take to help make your event more secure.
Read more: Essential Steps for Event Security
Published: Friday, 09 June 2017 15:30
Lanyards are items which can be used for multiple different purposes. You can expect to see them at a variety of events, but they are arguably best suited to a businesses needs. Lanyards are great for promoting business products and services, and they are certainly a great choice for operational purposes within a business too. To see how your business can benefit from using lanyards internally, take a look at some of the tips below.
Differ Between Departments
Similarly to how a sports team would wear different kits to other teams, employees in a business could also do the same with lanyards. This works well because most businesses don’t usually have uniforms, so it allows for big teams to easily identify who is working in their team. This can also help promote team spirit amongst employees by making them feel as though they are together as one unit.
If your business is one that hosts regular events, then lanyards can be a simple & effective way to manage them during an event. This is most helpful for the attendees of the event, as it allows them to easily see which staff member is responsible for each section. You can brand the lanyards with your businesses logo and it can also say which area they are responsible for.
As well recognising employee performance by giving them an award, you can also give them a wearable lanyard to also make them feel special. Lanyards are a great choice for this as they are practical to be worn and give the employee a nice reminder that they are performing well.
If there is someone within your business who is trying to donate money for a good cause, then lanyards are a fantastic way to do this. This can be a great way for fellow employees to show their support as they can swap their current lanyard for the charity one. This is a good way to create a sense of togetherness within the team.
Published: Friday, 26 May 2017 08:58
Each year, there are a huge number of events which are held during the summer. There are festivals, street fairs, marathons and outdoor concerts which all attract thousands of attendees. Not only are these fun events to partake in and enjoy but they are also a great opportunity for businesses to promote their company and meet some of their customers face-to-face. In some cases, there are certain events which are perfect for specific businesses to promote their company at – such as a restaurant sampling meals at a food festival. However, if you can’t think of a summer event which your business is a perfect fit for, there are still a number of other options when you want to promote your business at summer events.
A lot of event organisers will give you the option to enter the event as a sponsor who is doing a product give-a-away, which can be a great way to get more exposure for what your business offers. The best way to make this effective and memorable is to associate your product with the type of event. Therefore, if you have an outdoor event which is expected to be sunny – then using some promotional sunglasses with your logo on them can be a great way to get some exposure for your business.
Offer a Free Consultation
If you own a consultancy business such as an interior designer – then it can be a great idea to try and have a stall at an event which allows attendees to get a free consultation. This can be done by getting them to sign-up with some details and then if they visit your business, you can give them a free one-off consultancy session.
Feed the Crowd
During warm outdoor events in the summer, all guests will love to have some free cold drinks and light snacks. This can be great even if you’re not a food or drink business, as handing out some water in a paper cup with your logo on it is a great way to give your business a positive image.
Hold a Contest
If there is an event which will have a large footfall, it can be a great idea to try and get people to sign up for a competition. You can simply ask them to pop down their name and email address and then put them in a draw for a competition that is associated with your business e.g. a year’s free gym membership or free weekly meals. This then allows you to add these emails to your database and can be used for marketing purposes.
Published: Friday, 19 May 2017 09:47
It is a common problem amongst a huge number of festival goers: you’ve had an amazing time at a festival and you don’t want to depart with the wristband which you wore throughout! However, it is important to know that keeping on your festival wristband for too long is extremely unhygienic and cause health problems – but that doesn’t mean you have to chop it off. A festival wristband is quite symbolic to many people having to cut it and ruin it is never a nice thought, so to overcome this take a look at the following steps to see how you can safely remove your festival wristband without cutting it off.
1. Get a Plastic Carrier Bag
The first thing you will need to do will be to get a plastic carrier bag. Typically, most supermarket carrier bags will suffice, but it is just important that you have one which is strong and not too thin. Also, try not to get one which is too large as this can be hard to manage – you will see why in the following steps!
2. Place Your Hand Inside the Bag
Once you have an adequate carrier bag, the next step is to place your hand inside it so that you are wearing it like a glove. Once your hand is placed correctly inside the bag, the next step is to pull the handles through the wristband so that they are sticking outside of the other end of it.
3. Turn the Bag Inside Out
The next step is to then turn the bag inside out. You will do this by getting the handles and then pulling them around the wristband to where your fingers are. This step can be quite tricky, so that is why it is important that the bag you use is not too big.
4. Pull Down the Bag
Once you have pulled the handles down, it will mean that the carrier bag is wrapped around the wristband. The final step is to then hold the handles and pull the wristband off your hand. Depending on how tight the wristband is, this can be quite painful – but you should be able to move it down without too much effort by moving your hand around slightly so that it can meet the looser spots on your hand.
Once you have followed the steps your festival wristband should slip right off your hand and will be completely intact! You can choose to do with it as you wish and should you do this with all of your future wristbands too, you will build up a great collection.