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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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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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Maui, Hawaii: Finding Solutions in Sustainable Event Management

Last year, Maui, Hawaii welcomed nearly 3 million visitors to the island (for perspective, this is compared to approximately 155,000 residents) and it appears that the number will continue to rise, fueled in part by the increased number of flights and air carriers into the market (i.e. Southwest Airlines), additional international audiences, and a continued…

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Five Questions with Event Maven Danielle Dickinson

At Castle, we believe that our greatest asset is our amazing team of public relations and event professionals. From global sales conferences and luxury incentive travel programs to social media crisis planning and marketing communication, our team does it all. Each member of the Castle team has a different back story and unique insights and information on public…

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Using Your Background to Your Benefit: How Previous Experience Can Make You a Better Event Planner

There is an incredible benefit to harnessing the skills gained from each professional experience. I have had the great opportunity to learn and grow through several jobs in the event planning industry. The insight I gained from these positions has helped me build a foundation that affords me a unique perspective as an event planner….

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Making Meetings Matter

Internal conferences and meetings play an integral role in a company’s ability to develop business strategy, discover new industry trends, and connect employees in a way that facilitates discussion and promotes a shared vision for success. To ensure participation, it’s important to find a central location to host these events – especially if your company…

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Maui nō ka ʻoi (Maui is the best)

It was more than fifteen years ago that I planned my first incentive program to Maui.  I had no expectations of falling in love with the island. I was headed there for work, not for vacation. However, I remember the first morning, waking up before sunrise and taking a walk along the Pacific Ocean.  It…

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Events: The Missing Link in the Paid/Earned/Social/Owned Marketing Model

The ever-evolving marketing industry has defined the PESO (Paid/Earned/Social/Owned) model as a way to categorize marketing activities in the context of our digital world. It makes sense and is an important lens through which to consider our work. One critical element, however, always seems to be missing from the PESO model: events. As our team…

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Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham Talks Teamwork, Culture & Community Service

Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham recently sat down with Sandy Lish to talk about his most defining moment with the organization, the importance of teamwork on and off the court and how great it is to be a part of “Celtic Pride.” He also shared a few things most fans may not know about the…

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