Ask The Event Doctor

08/01/2014 | CATEGORY: Ask The Event Doctor

Dear Event Doctor: What has been your experience with bringing in celebrities to make appearances, particularly at ancillary events to the main competition? Are they generally a draw for potential attendees, or should we avoid the practice? What issues should we consider before attempting to contact someone of note? —Star Struck Dear Star: Celebrities can…READ MORE

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07/31/2014 | CATEGORY: Ask The Event Doctor

Dear Event Doctor: We have noticed that more than one university in our area is offering a sports management major for students. We would like to partner with these programs as a possible source of interns and volunteers at events. What’s your advice on the value of utilizing such students, and how should we go…READ MORE

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07/01/2014 | CATEGORY: Ask The Event Doctor

Dear Event Doctor: What do you consider the key components of a successful  hospitality program? We are planning one main tent at our event but are struggling with exactly who should be—and who will expect to be—invited. Should it be open just to sponsors? What services should we be providing? —Thanks for the Hospitality Dear…READ MORE

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05/28/2014 | CATEGORY: Ask The Event Doctor

Dear Event Doctor: We are looking to invite some sports-event organizers to see our city and tour our venues. It’s been a while since we’ve tried this approach and are excited that some are willing to take us up on our offer. What’s your advice on how to craft a successful site inspection for these…READ MORE

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05/15/2014 | CATEGORY: Ask The Event Doctor

Dear Event Doctor: We recently won an event we have wanted for years, and now we’re transitioning our bid committee into a host committee. We’re struggling with whether the same people who served on the bid committee should by default serve on our host committee board, or whether we should consider a new process that…READ MORE