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The GatherGeeks podcast by @BizBash is where people passionate about the power of live experiences connect.

The GatherGeeks podcast by @BizBash is where people passionate about the power of live experiences connect.
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The GatherGeeks podcast by @BizBash is where people passionate about the power of live experiences connect.

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@GatherGeeks

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Episodes

Univision's Marketing Chief on Taking Event Risks That Pay Off (Episode 105)

7/10/2018
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Rachel Gross shares her tips for creating unique brand events, engaging an audience, building a strong team, and more. Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Rachel Gross In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Rachel Gross, the senior vice president of event marketing at Univision. Gross shares her bedrock principles for event planning, diving into the festivalization of events, ways to think...

Duration:00:56:10

Why Coworking Venues are the Hottest New Gathering Places (Episode 104)

6/26/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Sacha ElWakeel In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Sacha ElWakeel, co-founder of Love Child Social House, a unique, 1960s-inspired coworking and social space in Toronto. ElWakeel shares why the venue is a place people can be all day—for work, play, speaker series, events, and more. The group also discusses what coworking spaces offer that other event venues might...

Duration:00:38:24

Effective Ways to Promote Face-to-Face Interaction at Meetings (Episode 103)

6/18/2018
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Host: David Adler Guest: Maarten Vanneste In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, sits down with Maarten Vanneste, president of the Meeting Design Institute in Belgium and founder of the Fresh Conference, an annual event where meeting professionals discuss the industry’s latest trends. Vanneste traces his history in the industry and how he became interested in the world of meetings. He also discusses the most effective ways to get meeting attendees interacting,...

Duration:00:36:55

GatherGeeks Live: The Importance of Strategic Storytelling (Episode 102)

6/12/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Capricia Marshall, Jodi Moraru, DJ Saul, Annie Senatore In the first live episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, interviews top event veterans at the Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. The panelists are: Capricia Marshall, former chief of protocol at the White House and current ambassador in residence for the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center; Annie Senatore, creative director and C.E.O. of Design Foundry; DJ Saul, C.E.O. of ISL; and...

Duration:00:56:32

How C2 Montréal Uses Disruption to Create Game-Changing Results for Participants (Episode 101)

6/4/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Ian Zelaya Guest: Richard St-Pierre In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Ian Zelaya, assistant editor of BizBash, hear from Richard St-Pierre, the president and C.E.O. of C2 International. St-Pierre discusses the most recent edition of C2 Montréal, and how the 7,000-attendee conference inspires C-suite executives to think more creatively and create value and deals out of face-to-face conversations. He also explains why he doesn’t call C2...

Duration:00:33:01

Defining the Purpose of a Live Event (Episode 100)

5/25/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Priya Parker In the 100th episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Priya Parker, the founder of Thrive Labs and author of the new book The Art of Gathering. Parker draws from interviews with a variety of traditional and non-traditional event organizers, as well as her background in conflict resolution, to create a framework for how to bring people together. She digs into...

Duration:00:59:24

Defining K.P.I.s and Other Client Tips From a Top Event Pro (Episode 99)

5/21/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Scott Cullather In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Scott Cullather, co-founder and C.E.O. of brand communications agency InVNT. Cullather has been immersed in the industry since he was a child, and he shares his knowledge of how the business has changed. He also dives into the effects of social media on live events, the main reason most people want to throw...

Duration:00:50:59

How Local Event Companies Can Have a Global Reach (Episode 98)

5/14/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Shai Tertner In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Shai Tertner, the Israeli-born founder of event firm Shiraz Creative. Tertner discusses how his company grew from a catering and model staffing firm into a full-service production agency that executes global events for Google, Moët Hennessy, and other big-name brands. He dives into the evolution of the event...

Duration:00:51:13

How the Trade Show Industry Is Failing Women (Episode 97)

5/7/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Courtney Muller, Angela Scalpello In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, sits down with Courtney Muller of Clarion UX and Angela Scalpello of the Scalpello Group at the SISO C.E.O. Summit in Las Vegas. The group explores the inequality of women among the leadership in the trade show industry, noting that while women make up two-thirds of the industry, they hold just 10 percent of C-level positions. They share solutions...

Duration:00:34:17

How Event Producers Will Survive in the Gig Economy (Episode 96)

5/1/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Sarah Shewey In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Sarah Shewey, the founder and C.E.O. of Happily—a nationwide network of freelance event producers who specialize in day-of operations. Shewey dives into her perspective on the future of the industry, including how technology such as AI gives people the time to become more creative. She also discusses the biggest...

Duration:00:36:27

Sponsored Podcast: It’s the Guest Experience, Stupid

4/26/2018
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Host: David Adler In this sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash sits down with Eric Murphy, the founder of what is now concierge.com. Eric walks us through the journey that brought him to the understanding that by using the combination high-touch and tech-enabled solution, a planner can literally customize guest experiences that make every attendee feel special. He takes listeners through his journey from working as a DJ at a radio station in high school to...

Duration:00:41:10

How You Should Talk to Clients, and Other Tips From a Top Event Pro (Episode 95)

4/23/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Andrea Michaels In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Andrea Michaels of Los Angeles-based Extraordinary Events. Michaels walks us through a recent event she planned at the New York Stock Exchange, and shares how some of her long-term clients have changed their event thinking over the years. She also discusses how to balance aesthetics with messaging, how to...

Duration:00:47:13

What Younger Audiences Want From Events (Episode 94)

4/16/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Arielle Tepper Madover, Michelle Lord Rago In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with two industry professionals who are tapped into the Millennial and Generation Z market: Arielle Tepper Madover, founder of the What Should We Do app; and Michelle Lord Rago, a destination wedding and event planner. The group discusses the differences between older and younger...

Duration:00:38:52

What Works in Experiential Marketing Today (Episode 93)

4/9/2018
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The C.E.O. of experiential firm Grandesign discusses how he creates buzzworthy brand activations—and generates revenue. Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Aaron Gaeir In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Aaron Gaeir, C.E.O. and owner of Grandesign, a San Diego-based experiential firm with nine offices around the country and clients including Google, MTV, and PopSugar. Gaeir traces his...

Duration:00:49:01

New Ideas in Ballroom Design (Episode 92)

4/2/2018
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The team behind the recently transformed Ziegfeld Ballroom discusses the dos and don’ts of modern ballroom design. Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guests: Bruce Allan Kurtz, Richard Bloch In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Bruce Allan Kurtz, managing director of New York’s Gotham Hall, and architect Richard Bloch, who oversaw the recent transformation of the famed Ziegfeld theater into an...

Duration:00:39:28

What Planners Want From Event Vendors Now (Episode 91)

3/26/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Michael Cerbelli In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Michael Cerbelli, a 40-year event-industry veteran and the creator of “The Hot List,” an annual presentation of the industry’s latest trends, products, and performers. Cerbelli explains how he evaluates vendors when curating the list and how he coaches them on participating in the live presentation. He also...

Duration:00:33:29

What You Don’t Know About Destination Management Companies (Episode 90)

3/19/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Tony Lorenz In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Tony Lorenz, C.E.O. of AlliedPRA, a destination management company with presence in 30 locations in North America. The company has been growing through acquisitions in major markets like New York and Nashville, and Lorenz says it’s looking for new targets. Lorenz discusses why D.M.C.s are crucial for planners who...

Duration:00:45:29

How to Apply Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things in Events (It’s Easier Than You Think) (Episode 89)

3/12/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: DJ Saul In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from DJ Saul, C.E.O. of iStrategyLabs, a full-service agency that specializes in the intersection of digital and experiential. Saul shares the ways his team dreams up tech-enabled experiences with specific brand messaging, and how to keep technology hidden so it doesn’t get in the way of that message. He also dives into the...

Duration:01:00:11

The Latest Trends in Trade-Show Technology (Episode 88)

3/5/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Marco Giberti In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Marco Giberti, a former event organizer and the founder of Vesuvius Ventures, a Miami-based firm that provides technology consultation. Giberti walks us through his background as an event organizer and entrepreneur, and discusses how he became an expert on technology for trade shows, meetings, festivals, and more....

Duration:00:52:05

The Art of High-End Event Gifting—With a French Twist (Episode 87)

2/26/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Charles Doligé In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Charles Doligé of LR Paris, a bespoke design and manufacturing company that provides high-end gifts and premiums for brands, events, and government agencies. Doligé is a third-generation gift-giver whose grandfather was tasked with creating gifts for kings and queens. He shares his secrets to effective event...

Duration:00:40:03