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Corporate Incentive Event Planning: Key Considerations for a Successful Program

Corporate incentive programs undeniably help motivate employees to reach new levels of success, boost morale, and provide much-needed employee recognition. With the right planning and resources, basic recognition programs can be transformed into experiences that will be the talk of your company. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind when planning your next…

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Five Things I Learned About Being a College Athlete That Helped Me Succeed in Event Planning

Moving from the soccer field to the office, I never expected the lessons I learned as a student athlete to apply to my internship. The skills that I developed on the field starting when I was first learning to play at age five or six have carried with me into my professional development in the…

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Destinations and Details: Five Questions with Paige Laliberte

Our talented team of public relations and event professionals build the foundation for success at Castle. From planning and executing special events and product launches to developing and implementing integrated crisis communications strategies and social media plans, we do it all. Each of our team members has a different back story and brings unique skills…

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Contracting 102: Modernizing Hotel Contract Terminology

Most event professionals will tell you they spend countless hours reading and negotiating hotel contracts. As a result, we have accumulated a library of “standard” clauses we lean on to protect our clients and events. These clauses are rock-solid, but are they changing with the times? Here are five important tweaks you can make to…

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Refresh your Event Planning Perspective: Why Every Event Planner Must Attend Events

This past weekend I attended a conference with my husband – it was a personal commitment, not work-related. However, as an event manager, it is easy to be distracted by the elements of the event and how the logistics were planned, and constantly assess what you would have done differently if you had planned it…

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How To Keep Your Event from Going Down in Flames – Revisiting the Fyre Festival Disaster from an Event Planning Perspective

Like so many who tuned in to the Netflix and Hulu documentaries about the ill-fated Fyre Festival, I was engrossed and amazed at how the story unfolded. This event, billed as a luxury music festival “on the boundaries of impossible,” never stood a chance. It would have been a comedy of errors, if not for…

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Company Anniversaries: Beyond the Mug

As someone who spends a lot of time helping companies celebrate their accomplishments, I was taken aback by a Wall Street Journal article on the controversy surrounding AIG’s centennial. Most company anniversaries aren’t a source of controversy—they’re a cause for celebration, to mark achievements, celebrate success, acknowledge relationships and infuse employees with pride. Much more…

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2018 Castle Events Year in Review

From once-in-a-lifetime incentive programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Scottsdale, Arizona to the rise of event technology and a special focus on wellness, 2018 has been an amazing, jam-packed year for our event team. As the year draws to a close, we’re sharing our favorite destinations and event trends, our biggest planning pet peeves and…

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The Latest Social Media Trends and How They Can Be Integrated into Your Event

Here’s how to keep your attendees engaged before, during and after your event using social media. Using platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, you can increase engagement and interaction among attendees. See what all the buzz is about and integrate these social media strategies into your next event.

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An Event Professional from the Age of 14: Five Questions with Callie Cleary

At Castle, we believe that our greatest asset is our amazing team of public relations and event management professionals. From planning employee incentive programs and creating event marketing campaigns to executing internal social media audits and executive media training, our team does it all. Each member of the Castle team has a different back story and unique insights…

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