Event Industry News: 2013 Trends, 2012 Events in Review, Giant Pickles and Watermelons etc.


2013 Trends:
Event Manager Blog released their analysis of 2013 trends in the event industry. Big ideas include cohesive dashboards for event planners, photo booths and curating user-generated content at events. The full list is available here.

Most Influential Events of 2012: Event industry pros weighed in on what they thought was the most influential event of 2012. Although the presidential election, the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee and the Red Bull publicity stunt with Felix Baumgartner were mentioned, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London took the crown for the most visible and memorable event of the year.

Well, that’s weird. There’s a lot to be said about novelty… and tradition. These 12 cities in the U.S. dropped everything from pickles to a big bag of chips to ring in the New Year.

Social Media: Social media and marketing techniques will likely continue on a mobile path with campaigns and transaction methods tailored to smart phone mobile apps. A great analysis of this fast-growing trend is available here.

Let it snow, let it snow… in Los Angeles: Now this is just awesome.