Event Industry News: 12/12/12, Twinstagram Wars, Office Holiday Party Trends, New Event App

Tis’ the season: Office holiday parties are just around the corner, if not taking off already. However, the economy is still the economy and some corporations are scaling back…or cancelling the event all together. BusinessWeek gave a report on trends for the traditional office party while Women’s Wear Daily just released the holiday plans of several magazines.

12.12.12. – A 1-hour documentary on the Marriott – with behind-the-scenes coverage of what goes into running a top-notch hotel (or a global hotel empire) debuts this Wednesday (12/12/12). Also happening on this epic day? One of the biggest concerts in history to raise funds to help with the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, appropriately named: 121212Concert.

Event Tech: Conference and event app Topi launched last week. The latest in event technology is, like many other apps, about cohesiveness. Finding valuable business connections at conferences has never been easier. BizBash wrote a full synopsis about it.

Social Media: The Twitter vs. Instagram war continues. To catch up briefly, Instagram no longer allows Twitter to post pictures from the Instagram app. And Twitter refuses to allow Instagram to sync Twitter followers. Also, Twitter just released its’ 2012 Year in Review. And it’s awesome.

Fun and Fancy Free: 10 Best Ideas of the Week from BizBash commemorates some of the best and brightest creative minds in the event industry.

Oh, Los Angeles. Possibly the biggest event of the year for this city, the Academy Awards are just around the corner. The host? Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Despite the crude and often plain offensive humor of the popular adult cartoon, MacFarlane plans to keep it classy.