Three Top Blogs for Convention Sales Reps
November 11, 2014
DCI staffers recently returned from the ICCA Congress where attendees were looking for tips on the best meetings industry blogs, so we voted on our top three. If you’re a DMO or a convention center sales professional looking for industry insights or want to get into the minds of meeting planners, take a look at the following blogs. For practical advice, cutting-edge trends and creative ideas, we recommend:
Julius Solaris’s Event Manager Blog
The Solaris event manager blog is jam-packed with superb meetings industry advice about selling, planning, exhibiting, creating events and avoiding pitfalls in the global marketplace. It’s meant for meeting planners themselves, but DMOs will find posts like Top 10 Tips To Generate Leads With Events, The Changing Nature of Trade Shows, and 5 Tips for Breakthrough Selling in the Events Industry useful in our day-to-day work.Each month, Solaris recaps his best advice.
The Cvent blog offers well-organized posts from MICE industry pros. DMOs can monitor industry trends and keep an eye on the competition with posts like like #IMEX14: 8 Must See Tradeshow Booths, Corporate Event Venues with Specialty Dining Concepts and Enchantment in Hand: Promotions in Santa Fe, NM. These folks save you a lot of time by researching and reporting on what works in the tourism marketplace. Read Cvent for great tips on moving crowds your way.
DMAI’s Empowermint Blog
Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) blog features more than 550 destination profiles, videos and interviews with your competitors in small, medium and large markets. Planners use it to discover succinct info about destinations. But you should use it to understand a planner’s point of view and to steal best practices from your competitors.