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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

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

The Hottest Trends in Event Industry Recruiting (Episode 86)

2/16/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Dawn Penfold In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from recruiter Dawn Penfold of MeetingJobs.com. Penfold discusses why the qualified candidate pool is smaller right now, and the challenges to—and benefits of—hiring telecommuting employees. She also dives into the biggest skills Baby Boomers need to stay relevant, how to make job descriptions sound desirable for...

Duration:00:57:57

Are You an Effective Event Professional? (Episode 85)

2/12/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Tahira Endean In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from author and event producer Tahira Endean. Endean discusses her new book, Intentional Event Design, which delves into the seven main components of effective event and meeting design and production. She shares the importance of people-centric events, explaining how to build quality conversations and face-to-face...

Duration:00:41:07

How Millennial Event Agencies Are Making Brands Cool Again (Episode 84)

2/5/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Brian Feit In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Brian Feit, the owner of New York-based entertainment marketing agency BMF Media. Feit takes us behind the scenes at his hip agency, sharing how his young staff of 75 uses music, social media influencers, and technology such as VR to make cool, attention-grabbing events for brands such as MasterCard. He dives into the...

Duration:00:31:23

Inside the Mind of a Super Bowl Producer (Episode 83)

1/30/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Frank Supovitz In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Frank Supovitz, president of Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment and former senior vice president of events for the N.F.L. Supovitz shares the production logistics behind the Super Bowl, from initial planning four years before the actual game to what it’s like inside the control room on game day. He also dives...

Duration:00:49:39

How the Most Innovative New Technology Will Affect Events (Episode 82)

1/22/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Clare Dillon In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Clare Dillon, a technology consultant and former developer for Microsoft. Adler and Dillon discuss her presentation at Connect17 in Ireland in October, touching on hot topics such as the Internet of Things, facial recognition, artificial intelligence, and more. Dillon also shares unique uses for Microsoft’s HoloLens...

Duration:00:23:40

How to Plan Events Clients Will Love (Episode 81)

1/15/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Jes Gordon In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Jes Gordon, the owner of Jes Gordon/Proper Fun, a New York-based event production and design firm. Gordon walks us through the initial conversations she has with clients, discussing ways to break through emotional walls and get them to open up, and how to define specific event goals. She then launches into the...

Duration:00:34:19

How to Plan Big Events Without Sacrificing the Guest Experience (Episode 80)

1/8/2018
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Julie Hanson In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Julie Hanson of Hanson Productions, a longtime Washington-based event producer. Hanson takes us behind the scenes of the annual Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Ball, Washington’s largest black-tie fund-raiser, which she has produced for 20 years. She discusses how she puts together the 2,000-attendee event, diving...

Duration:00:23:39

How to Grow Your Event Portfolio (Episode 79)

12/18/2017
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Rebecca McFarland In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Rebecca McFarland, former associate publisher of ‘Washingtonian’ magazine. McFarland discusses how the magazine conceives and oversees all of its events, which range from 75 to 10,000 guests, and how she added 31 new events to the magazine’s portfolio during her 12-year tenure. McFarland also dives into the...

Duration:00:16:51

Does Your Caterer Need a Research and Development Department? (Episode 78)

12/11/2017
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Most caterers are familiar with the concept of a test kitchen. But one caterer has taken that a step further with its own research and development department. In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Eric and Mark Michael, twin brothers and co-founders of Washington-based Occasions Caterers. The pair dives into their 30-year catering career, discussing how they create a sense of consistency and confidence...

Duration:00:26:02

Do Pomp and Pageantry Have a Place in Modern Events? (Episode 77)

12/4/2017
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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik Guest: Susan Davis In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Susan Davis, chairman of Washington-based PR and event company Susan Davis International. Davis shares stories from her 35-year career, where she has produced high-profile events and provided public relations counsel to heads of state, worldwide cabinet-level ministers, Fortune 100 C.E.O.s, and more. She also...

Duration:00:23:46

GatherGeeks Sponsored Edition: An Interview with Surkus C.O.O. and Founder, Stephen George

12/1/2017
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David Adler, C.E.O., and Founder of BizBash conducts a one-on-one interview with Stephen George, his counterpart at Surkus. Founded in 2015, Surkus specializes in event attendee acquisition and engagement. Whether you represent a brand or venue that needs to supplement its audience or simply an individual who enjoys attending events, Surkus matches events with attendee interest using its extensive database. From product launches and experiential marketing to nightlife and entertainment,...

Duration:00:21:19

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