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The Coronavirus: A Meeting Planner’s Perspective

It’s hard to deny the impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the meetings industry. Already, major events both inside and outside of China such as Cisco Live Melbourne, a partner conference with more than 8,500 attendees and the Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s largest exhibition which was slated to take place in Barcelona…

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The Big Kickoff…of the Meetings Industry

While many might view the Super Bowl as the official kickoff of the year, the Castle events team launches a new year with an event of another kind. For our clients, their annual kickoff meeting is equivalent to the “Big Game” in sports, complete with game plans, hype and lots of leadup.  The onset of…

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2019 Castle Events Year in Review

From unforgettable incentive programs in Dubrovnik, Croatia and Riviera Maya, Mexico, to sustainability and CSR efforts taking center stage at events, 2019 was an incredible (and busy) year for Castle’s event team! To kick off the new year, we’re sharing our top destinations and industry trends from 2019 and our 2020 event trend predictions. What…

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Top 10 Domestic Incentive Destinations in the U.S.

When thinking about your next incentive destination, think closer to home. The United States offers some of the top incentive destinations in the world, and you don’t need your passport to get there. Domestic incentive programs offer shorter and often lower-cost flights, hotels that meet every objective and activity options to fit within a variety…

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Introvert-Friendly Events

I’m an event planner—and a self-proclaimed introvert. As many of my fellow introverts can attest to, we learn how to “act” extroverted when moments call for it, but the act can take quite a bit of energy to maintain for long periods of time, especially at events. How one responds to stimulation is a simple…

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Aloha from Maui: Five Questions with Keri McIntosh

We firmly believe that our accomplished team of public relations and event professionals are our greatest asset. From crisis communications experts and media relations mavens to event managers and strategists, our team at Castle does it all. Our Five Questions blog series highlights our team’s areas of expertise with an inside look into their roles…

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Piecing Together the Event Planning Puzzle: Five Questions with Emily Langlois

From passionate event planners to media relations specialists to crisis communications experts, our talented team of public relations and event professionals are the cornerstones of our success. Our top-notch employees provide effective event, marketing, public relations and social media strategies to our wonderful clients across a wide range of industries. Our Five Questions blog series…

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It’s Happy Hour – Why Are You Still Working?

You receive a calendar invitation to an office happy hour and are told that attendance is optional. Perhaps it’s during your typical nine-to-five grind in a conference room or after hours at a local hotspot. You think “do I have to go?” and conjure up every excuse not to attend. Because what really is the…

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The Passionate Planner: Five Questions with Andrea Rhoads

Our seasoned team of public relations and event management professionals are the pillars of our success. From planning and executing special events around the world to developing social and digital media strategies that deliver results, our team does it all. Our Five Questions blog series aims to showcase the various skills and insights of our…

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How to Get Involved in the Events Industry as a College Student

As a college student interested in event planning, you may feel you must wait until after graduation to start your career in the events industry, but that’s not true! Here are five (5) strategic ways to immerse yourself in the events industry as a college student. 1. Join Event Industry Groups on Your College Campus…

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