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Hybrid Events Are Here To Stay

Hybrid Events - 2020 Presidential Inauguration

Hybrid Events Are Here To Stay On January 20, the world was treated to an unequaled hybrid event in the form of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration. The evening program, “Celebrating America,” featured a seamless mix of pre-produced video and live cut-ins highlighting storytelling, patriotic imagery, music, celebrities, real-life heroes from across the country, and landmarks as backdrops. And did we…

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Thank You, 2020

The word 2020 spelled out in fireworks, with a 0 as a heart, to represent that Bespoke is thankful for 2020.

Thank You, 2020 As 2020 draws to a close and we think back on all that has happened this year, we’re left with a profound sense of gratitude. Yes, there were many things that were extremely difficult for all of us. We don’t minimize this at all. But at Bespoke, we are choosing to focus on the many things we…

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The Strategy Behind a One-of-a-Kind Event (in a Pandemic)

Aspen Gondola - Event by Bespoke

The Strategy Behind a One-of-a-Kind Event (in a Pandemic) The Challenge: as part of a multi-day, multi-city retreat, create a one-of-a-kind dinner event in Aspen for a group of high-level Presidents and CEOs. Aspen is a food town, home to countless A-list restaurants and the world-famous Food & Wine Classic, so what’s so hard about that? The task was not…

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Back to Events: 7 Tips for Success

Back to Events: 7 Tips for Success In-person experiences. They’re exciting. They’re nerve wracking. The changes are the constant, and the pressure is exhilarating. While the feeling of producing a live event has not changed in the last 6 months, the size, scope and service challenges certainly have. There is understandable fear and apprehension that comes with deciding to provide…

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Virtual Meeting Tools

Virtual Meeting Tools Raise your hand if you’ve attended a virtual meeting or event in the last month? Wow! That’s a lot of hands. Now raise your hand if you truly understand the difference between a webinar, a livestream and a virtual conference? Huh, not so many hands. Now raise your hand if you’ve watched Tiger King? Just checking. It…

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The Key to Exceptional Events: Planning with Purpose and Intention

The Key to Exceptional Events: Planning with Purpose and Intention Think back to a business or community event you’ve attended. Perhaps it was a leadership conference, a sales incentive trip, a fundraiser, a professional development conference, a grand opening or a product launch. Then give it a rating. Was it good, great or truly exceptional? If the event was exceptional,…

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Tailored for What You Need Now

Tailored for What You Need Now Hello to all of Bespoke’s friends, family, clients and colleagues around the world! We hope you and yours are safe, healthy and resilient during this season of change. While the team at Bespoke is connected and working from our homes, we are open and thrilled to continue to serve our growing list of clients…

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Safety and Security

Safety and Security According to recent studies, 53% of meeting and event organizers don’t have an event-specific crisis management plan in place.* The biggest change to our business over the past five years has been the focus on safety and security. From lone-wolf attacks using vehicles on the street to the threat of drones overhead to the staggering increase in severe…

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Talent Trauma: The ups and downs of working with headline talent

chart-topping band

Talent Trauma: The ups and downs of working with headline talent So you are ready to book that big keynote speaker or blow your attendees away with that chart-topping band, but are you ready for the logistics of booking and executing headline talent? Bespoke has booked and executed programs with everyone from government cabinet officials, and top selling authors to…

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DESTINATION: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bishop's Lodge

DESTINATION: Santa Fe, New Mexico At Bespoke we focus on authentic placemaking. One of our favorite destinations to celebrate cultural authenticity is Santa Fe, New Mexico. A year-round destination for corporate retreats or intimate incentives Santa Fe has something to offer all your attendees. The Capital of New Mexico, the land of enchantment is home to just 70,000 residents, but…

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