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5 Reasons You Should Attend Our FREE Virtual Demo Event!

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Apr 7, 2021 10:05:00 AM

For months, our clients asked us for a demo so they could see and experience what a ZogCulture virtual event was like. So, on April 14th, we're hosting a free one-hour virtual event to give you a sense of just how fun, engaging, and interactive our games and activities are.

You asked. We listened. And now you're invited!

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Topics: free virtual events, demo

3 Ways to Bring Spring Cleaning Mentality into Your Work Life

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Mar 31, 2021 10:30:00 AM

The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming, and the daylight keeps stretching longer and longer. It feels like everything is getting better now that spring is finally here!

If you're like us, spring also makes us think about the soul-cleansing experience of "spring cleaning." But we're not talking about dusting the bookshelves or putting away your winter wardrobe. We're here to give you some amazing ways to bring that same rejuvenating cleanliness to your work life.

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Topics: Mental Health, Work Life Balance, Company Culture, virtual events, spring cleaning

3 Important Reasons to Do a Virtual Take Our Kids to Work Day in 2021

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Mar 24, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Like almost everything this year, National Take Our Daughters and Sons to WorkTM Day is going to look and feel pretty different. But there's enormous value in continuing the tradition, especially in a year when our home and work lives are endlessly overlapping. 

Why should your company adapt your Take Your Kids to Work Day if there's no office? Will kids take away valuable learnings from a virtual experience? The answer is yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Here's why.

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Topics: virtual events, take our sons and daughters to work day, take your kids to work day

One Year In: Why now is the right time time to bolster your team's mental health

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Mar 17, 2021 10:15:00 AM

This week, we passed a significant and pretty sad milestone: It's been a full year from when we shifted from our "normal" work environment and relationships to abruptly having to work from home due to the pandemic. It's been a lot. It's been heavy. Reflecting on the one year mark may bring up some feelings for your team. So, now is a great time to do something to support their mental health.

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Topics: Mental Health, mental health awareness, wellness, virtual wellness

3 Free, Easy Ideas for How to Celebrate Women's Month in Your Company

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Mar 10, 2021 2:58:00 PM

Although it's already March 10th, it's not too late to think about how your company can celebrate Women's Month. We've got some great ideas for Women's Month that are easy to pull off. Even if you've been really busy or your event budget got cut, that's really no excuse. You've still got 21 days and that can-do attitude. That's what we love about you.

Read on for ways to celebrate the ladies!

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Topics: Company Culture, Women, virtual company events, international women's month, diversity equity & inclusion

The 3 Key Questions Every Company Should Ask When Planning their 2021 Summer Event

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Mar 3, 2021 10:15:00 AM

It's already March, which means spring is just around the corner. And not to jump TOO far ahead, but that means that summer isn't too far behind. 

Speaking of being far behind... no one likes to feel that way. It's stressful to play catch up. So, how about we get ahead of the game. Let's start planning your company's big summer virtual event now.

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Topics: Event Planning, virtual company events, 2021 event planning, summer company events

What's a Virtual Event Like? See for yourself at our FREE demo!

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Feb 23, 2021 2:03:00 PM

As I'm sure you've read, seen, and felt, it's a lot more difficult to create genuine personal connections among coworkers when working from home. It's far from impossible, but it takes intention and effort. 

Our virtual company events are designed to be more fun and interactive than just another Zoom happy hour, so you—the event organizer extraordinaire—get to participate, play, and enjoy the moments of real connection with your coworkers.

Before you sign on and work with us, maybe you want to experience what it's like. Well, good news, you diligent researcher, you! Because we're hosting on another FREE VIRTUAL EVENT, and you're invited!

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Topics: company events, digital company events, virtual company events, free virtual events

The Best Ideas for Celebrating Women's Month in 2021

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Feb 17, 2021 12:15:00 PM

March is not only just around the corner... it's also International Women's Month. Many of our clients have been asking us for events and activities to help them pay homage to inspiring women leaders — whether globally or within their own companies. Looking for ideas? Dive in!

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Topics: International Women's Day, digital company events, zoom activities, international women's month

Do You 'Wear a Lot of Hats' at Work? These 3 tips can help.

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Feb 10, 2021 10:15:00 AM

"I wear a lot of hats" is not a fashion statement anymore. Instead, it's a statement about your professional versatility, agility, and capability. Wearing a lot of hats means you can do just about anything. 

But wearing lots of hats can be stressful! So we're here to help, with 3 simple tips for employees like you who find themselves juggling new and competing responsibilities.

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Topics: Productivity, Company Culture, Remote Working

Want to check out a FREE ZogCulture Virtual Event? Now you can!

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jan 27, 2021 8:00:00 AM

We know that the past year has required a lot of adjustments to remote working, virtual interactions, and redefining the workplace. As a result, many of our contacts and clients have been asking us some pretty important questions, like: 

What even *is* a virtual event? And how does it work?

You know what's even better than us telling you the answer? Showing you. Come along, friends. You're invited!

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Topics: company events, digital company events, virtual company events, free virtual events

The Super Bowl is the PERFECT Time for a Virtual Company Event

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jan 20, 2021 10:05:00 AM

Most years, the Super Bowl is a great opportunity for friends to come together, eat wings and dips and guacamole, and watch an amazing football game... or at least enjoy the commercials. Because of COVID, those gatherings just won't be the same this year.

But don't get down. Because here's the great news for YOU, the company engagement MVP. You can use the Super Bowl as an opportunity to connect the team for a fun, engaging virtual event! 

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What We Know About Events in 2021

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jan 6, 2021 1:05:54 PM

Last year was filled with uncertainty, as we all tried to make sense of the first pandemic of our lifetimes. It's still early January, but this year continues to point toward uncertainty, as vaccine distribution is rolling out, but the COVID spikes are still extremely high.

So, what does that mean for events in 2021? Should you be planning for virtual or in-person? What's the timeline? 

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Topics: virtual social activities, digital company events, virtual events, digital events, 2021 event planning

How to start strong in 2021 in 3 easy steps

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 16, 2020 2:19:54 PM

As this year comes to a close, we're all ramping up for 2021. Because next year is going to be different. It's going to be better. It just has to be. Right?

Our clients keep telling us how important it is that they set a positive tone for 2021. But that won't just magically happen. It takes a little planning and forethought. Well, good news, team. Because we've got big plans for you!

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Company Culture, virtual events, virtual company events, 2021 event planning

Why January is a Perfect Time for a Virtual Company Event

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Dec 2, 2020 10:12:00 AM

And just like that, it's already December. There are only a few weeks left in 2020 (good riddance, honestly), and only so many workdays before the holidays are upon us. But if you haven't had the time or bandwidth to get a holiday party scheduled, don't panic, and definitely don't feel bad!

But definitely DO consider January, and kicking off the new year with a bang!

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Topics: virtual company events, digital events, 2021 event planning

Throwing a Virtual Holiday Party? Here are 3 tips you need to know.

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 18, 2020 10:03:44 AM

No matter how big or small your team, it still takes lots of hard work and attention to detail to throw an amazing virtual holiday party. And since we've been in this virtual events game for a while, we're happy to share some notes to help you as you begin your planning.

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Topics: Holiday Party, company holiday party, digital company events, virtual company events, virtual holiday party

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