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This month the Ask the Expert pros gathered together for another meeting of the minds. This time around it was to address the timely topic of digital resources. We’ve heard from you on Social Media. Even participated in the chatter on LinkedIn. And have been asked by our newbie event planning students more times than we can remember. What favorite digital resources do we like, subscribe too and basically can’t live without. So this time around it’s all about the favorites.
Ask the Expert – Event Planning Websites
Favorite Event Planning Websites?
Event planning resources have come a long way. There is so much more information to be found online. With so many, sourcing the best websites for any of us can be daunting. There are plenty of reasons planners look to websites for; inspiration, innovation, ideas and help, just to name a few. First and foremost we are obviously all partial to this one MasterTheEvent.com. In addition collectively some of our favorites are: Eventmanagerblog.com, Bizbash.com, Cvent.com, Techsytalk.com, Socialtables.com and Velvetchainsaw.com.
Ask the Expert – Party Planning Websites
Favorite Party Planning Websites?
Party planners have a bigger audience than they ever have. These days’ parties seem grander and more luxurious than ever. And party planning websites provide a snapshot of inspiration and the possibility of things to come. Mutually we agree these are some of the really great ones; Colincowie.com, Prestonbaily.com, Thoughtfullysimple.com and Mindyweiss.com.
Ask the Expert – Event Planning Magazines
Favorite Event Planning Magazines?
Every event planner “worth their salt” knows, it’s essential to stay informed when it comes to industry news and happenings. And there are some really great online magazines that help us do exactly that. Several of our favorites include Bizbash.com, Specialevents.com, Ignitemag.ca, meetingsnet.com, smartmeetings.com and Canadianspecialevents.com.