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9 Things You Should Know About Virtual Events

Since the pandemic hit, Castle has helped many clients—old and new—pivot their scheduled live events to virtual. As we look to fall/winter 2020, 2021 and beyond, virtual and hybrid events are here to stay. If you’re thinking about your next meeting or conference, corporate incentive program, milestone anniversary or holiday celebration, here are nine things…

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Keep Your Audience Engaged During Virtual Events

In the world of virtual events, attendees are no longer in the same room as presenters—so it’s more important than ever to keep your audience engaged. Here are six key considerations for audience engagement during virtual events. Condense Your Agenda Planners can’t expect virtual audiences to stay engaged for the same length of time as…

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Reinventing the Live Event Experience – Key Considerations for Meeting Planners

In the wake of the global pandemic, meeting planners have done a tremendous job rebooking and/or transitioning whole calendars of live events to the virtual world. However, as Zoom fatigue sets in and the world slowly begins to reopen into a new mode of operating, meeting planners are reimagining what the live event experience will…

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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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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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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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The Creative Problem-Solver: Five Questions with Maria Ryan

At Castle, we believe the cornerstone of our success is our talented team of event management and public relations professionals. From creating compelling content for our PR clients to strategizing and producing effective event marketing materials specialized for each client’s unique needs, our team does it all. Each Castle team member brings special skills and…

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Creating Impactful Events for Every Budget: How to Think Outside of the Box to Maximize Your Event Budget

At Castle, the event management team works with clients of all sizes to create memorable events that are planned to leave a lasting impact on attendees. As we begin to map out our 2020 programs, I am reminded that the planning process to every event begins with a discussion about expenses. Even the most extravagant…

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