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Navigating the Latest COVID-19 Policies

Traveling this holiday season? The ever-changing COVID-19 travel rules and regulations have the potential to heighten holiday stress. With 2022 events right around the corner, our events team has been closely following updates to the CDC and U.S. government regulated policies.
Read for the latest information on vaccination and testing requirements for those entering the United States.

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Prioritizing Health and Wellness in the Marketing Industry

Marketing is a dynamic, fast-paced, ever-evolving industry to work in. Making rest and personal wellness a daily priority allows for more energy and creativity to face challenges that arise. Here are three forms of rest that can change the way we live and work.

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Behind the Scenes of a Virtual Event

Ever find yourself wondering what goes on behind the scenes of a virtual event? Get an insider look on how execute a virtual event from one of Castle’s Senior Event Managers.

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‘Levitating’ Through Crises – Even When They Aren’t “Yours”

Collaboration is at the forefront of culture right now. Companies are partnering with celebrities to release limited edition products, like Travis Scott’s “Cactus Jack” meal at McDonalds. Brands like Disney and Coach are also teaming up to bring their signature looks to clothing and accessories. And, of course, a flood of musical mashups is extending the life of hit songs.   …

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Meeting Planners: Staying ahead of the ever-shifting COVID landscape

As meeting planners, it is essential to keep on top of the rapidly changing COVID restrictions, mandates, and policies (from state to state and across county and city lines) to ensure the safety and security of all involved – from attendees and sponsors to partners and planners alike. 

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5 Things to Remember When Working a Hybrid Internship

For over a year now, most of the corporate world has adjusted and become comfortable working entirely from home. We have learned the technology, invested in blue light glasses, and spent more time on Zoom than anyone thought possible. Thankfully, now that things are starting to get back to normal, many employees are getting back…

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Why Relationships Matter: 25 Years

Who knew that an account director/client relationship – one that grew as a result of a CEO who was chronically late for meetings – would result in an award-winning business celebrating its 25th anniversary? When we (Sandy, the account director, and Wendy, the marketing director with the always tardy boss) met, we were at inflection…

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Castle Anniversary….25 years strong and always here for you!

It’s Castle’s 25th Anniversary! To commemorate our milestone, we’re sharing a poem that captures the essence of who we are and why we endure. Thank you to our clients, families, friends and the community for being by our side every step of the way!

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Return to Live Events: Policies and Procedures

It’s important to note that every event is different when it comes to COVID-19 protocols. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to health and safety. A multitude of factors such as state regulations, attendee demographics, event format and more all play in to determining what procedures should be in place for each event. At the recent Global Meeting and Incentive…

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Return to Live Events: Attitudes and Outlook

Castle recently attended its first in-person industry networking event in more than 15 months. The Global Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE) was hosted at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Since it was the first time many buyers and suppliers came back together, everyone in attendance was incredibly happy to be face-to-face with their peers again! Here are three major takeaways from the event: 1. Meeting professionals are beyond excited for…

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