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Ep. 9: Event Boss – Brand Marketing & Trademarks

Alex launches Part 1 of the “Event Boss” series with Delores Crum of Premiere Events, Corina Frankie of Brand Besties and Katherine McCommon of RentMyEvent.com & Intelligent Lighting Design.  Alex and guests discuss controversial topics such as brand marketing, event sponsorship and trademark infringement.  Join us for this insightful and honest look at what business owners in the event industry have to say about day-to-day operations, the Alfred Angelo bankruptcy, Beyonce’s recent lawsuit against an event vendor and more.

Be sure to subscribe to Chat My Event for new episodes every week.  Submit your *OMG* event moments via hashtag #omgALEX.

For more information, visit www.rentmyevent.com or @rentmyeventcom on Instagram.

Music: Roos – https://soundcloud.com/roos

Ep. 8: The Shock Factor

Alex welcomes back co-producer Katherine McCommon and new guest, Hira Ali, as they discuss an update on the Fyre Festival lawsuit, the surprise closing of Alfred Angelo stores nationwide and more.  Join us for this special podcast as Alex reads feedback from listeners and introduces a new location for weddings in Las Vegas.

Be sure to subscribe to Chat My Event for new episodes every week.  Submit your *OMG* event moments via hashtag #omgALEX.

For more information, visit www.rentmyevent.com or @rentmyeventcom on Instagram.

Music: Roos – https://soundcloud.com/roos

Ep. 7: It’s All About The Photos

Alex welcomes Jerry Hayes of Jerry Hayes Photography, Sara Champagne of My Event is The Bomb and Caitlin McWeeney of Caitlin McWeeney Photography.  Alex and guests discuss the art of event photography – before, during and after.  What can clients do to guarantee that great memories are captured at the event?  Alex gives a shoutout to the SAY Foundation (SAY.org) and George Springer of the Houston Astros.

Be sure to subscribe to Chat My Event for new episodes every week.  Submit your *OMG* event moments via hashtag #omgALEX.

For more information, visit www.rentmyevent.com or @rentmyeventcom on Instagram.

Music: Roos – https://soundcloud.com/roos

Ep. 6: No Venue Is Created Equal…and We Discuss Why

Alex returns to where it all began and welcomes guests Brandon Badillo and Chelsea Mansfield of FBR Management and Tacy Infante of Meritage Events.  Join us for this special on-location recording in downtown Austin, Texas, for this week’s episode!  Alex and guests discuss the challenging process of selecting an event venue and what every client should know upfront.  No venue is created equal and we discuss why.

Be sure to subscribe to Chat My Event for new episodes every week.  Submit your *OMG* event moments via hashtag #omgALEX.

For more information, visit www.rentmyevent.com or @rentmyeventcom on Instagram.

Music: Roos – https://soundcloud.com/roos

Ep. 5: When Tragedy Strikes…Guest Safety and Security

Alex welcomes guests Scott King and Jason Riggs of Gatekeeper Support Services and Steve Richter from Five Star Support Services.  Alex and guests discuss the recent terrorist attack at a concert venue in Manchester and how it affected the event industry.  What preventative measures can event professionals take to protect their guests?

No event is too small or too big to implement safety and security.

Be sure to subscribe to Chat My Event for new episodes every week.  Submit your *OMG* event moments via hashtag #omgALEX.

For more information, visit www.rentmyevent.com or @rentmyeventcom on Instagram.

Music: Roos – https://soundcloud.com/roos

Ep. 4: All about Weddings …. Royal, Adventurous, & Saving the Day!

Alex welcomes guests Cheryl Bailey, of Yellow Umbrella Events, and Lauren Chumbley and Kristi DePew of Eclipse Event Company.  Alex and guests discuss wedding rescue stories that no one will ever forget.  How far will someone go for the ultimate wedding?

Be sure to subscribe to Chat My Event for new episodes every week.  Submit your *OMG* event moments via hashtag #omgALEX.

For more information, visit www.rentmyevent.com or @rentmyeventcom on Instagram.

Music: Roos – https://soundcloud.com/roos

Ep. 3: Lawsuits, Event Design and Emergencies

Alex welcomes guests Brian Dawson and Katherine McCommon, Managing Partners at Intelligent Lighting Design.  Brian and Katherine discuss controversial approaches to event design, while Alex mentions a $1.8 million dollar lawsuit that everyone’s talking about.

Be sure to subscribe to Chat My Event for new episodes every week.  Submit your *OMG* event moments via hashtag #omgALEX.

For more information, visit www.rentmyevent.com or @rentmyeventcom on Instagram.  Music: Roos – https://soundcloud.com/roos

Ep. 2: Music Festivals – The Good…and the Bad

Alex welcomes guests Callie Ogden of EventVines, Cara Fischer of FBR Management, and T.J. McAloon of Inspire Pro Wrestling.  What happened at the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas?  Alex and guests share their feedback on how to optimize the festival experience for all attendees.

Be sure to subscribe to Chat My Event for new episodes every week!

Submit your *OMG* event moments via hashtag #omgALEX.

For more information, visit www.rentmyevent.com.  Music: Roos – https://soundcloud.com/roos

Ep. 1: What is Chat My Event?

Host Alex Stivers welcomes Katherine McCommon, co-producer, as they introduce their inspiration behind the podcast.  What do top event planners have to say about the event trends that need to GO — or STAY?  Alex shares a peculiar sight he witnessed as well as shocking news coming out of the Bahamas.

Be sure to subscribe to Chat My Event for new episodes every week!

Submit your *OMG* event moments via hashtag #omgALEX.

For more information, visit www.rentmyevent.com or visit @rentmyeventcom on Instagram.  Music: Roos – https://soundcloud.com/roos

{Ask Allison}: Transform Your Tent – From Drab to Fab

{Ask Allison}: Transform Your Tent – From Drab to Fab

Four Ways To Transform a Tent

 

There are many ways to create a transformative event using AV and lighting design. For Intelligent Lighting Design, transformative events is our specialty. Adding uplighting to the perimeter of the room can create the mood for guests. The color “amber”, for example, adds a illusion of warmth to an event space. ILD offers wireless lights that are remote controlled so the client can have the lights switched to a brighter, more fun color during the dancing portion.

 

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photo by Jenny DeMarco / featuring our uplighting and Versailles chandeliers

Other elements that can be added to create more dimension to an event are chandeliers, grapevine globes, lanterns, and even pinspots. These elements can create focal areas for the guests that catch everyone’s eye and transform the space from a square room to an atmospheric experience. The variety of chandeliers that ILD has ranges from romantic and elegant chandeliers to jaw dropping Versailles chandeliers. Pinspots can create a focal point for cakes, special ceremonies, and where the couples are seated. These are just some of the ways the ILD can transform a tent from drab, to fab.

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photo by Jerry Hayes / featuring our Sparkle chandeliers and pinspots

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