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How to Pull Off a Seamless Global Event for Your Company

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jul 28, 2021 10:30:00 AM

So, your company has employees in multiple time zones, across the country or across the globe. And you want them to feel together and united, even if they're working remotely or from different offices. You want to plan and execute a global event that is fun, fresh, and focused. Well, we're here to tell you how to make it happen.

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Topics: company events, virtual events, global event

The 6 Things Your Employees Want from Company Events

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jul 7, 2021 10:15:00 AM

We're constantly reviewing feedback from the events we host, looking for details of what went well so we can build from it. And from poring through that data, we've found some consistent trends of what employees want. Here's what we found.

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Topics: company events, virtual events, best practices

52 Connections: It's Like Speed Dating, but for Work Friends

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jun 23, 2021 10:15:00 AM

Have you ever wondered how to make it less awkward to get to know your colleagues? Whether colleagues who have been acquainted for years but don't really have a tight bond or a class of new hires, there must be a way to make this process easier and more fun. Right? 

Abso-freaking-lutely! So we thought about it and created something fun, fast, and friendly. It's called 52 Connections. Trust us, you're going to want to grab our deck of cards and start playing.

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Topics: Connection, company events, Games, Activities, virtual company events

How to Plan Your Company Event Like You're an Olympian

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Jun 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM

For the past month, the sports world has been abuzz with jaw-dropping performances of the world's top athletes, as they attempt to qualify for this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo. From well-known names like Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, and Serena Williams to new, exciting athletes like Caeleb Dressel (swimming) and Noah Lyles (sprinter), the Olympics are going to be must-see content for the summer.

We're so inspired by these athletes that we thought we'd apply some of their lessons to planning your company event.

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Topics: company events, virtual company events, olympics

Should You Plan a Virtual or In-Person Event? The 2021 Dilemma.

Posted by Natalie Simmons on May 26, 2021 10:18:00 AM

Many of our clients have started announcing or rolling out their "return to office" policies for the year. While the progress toward normalcy feels SO great, it does make planning your company team-building events a little bit more complicated. Should you wait it out or risk cancellation and do in-person? Should you stick with virtual? And how do you know whether you're making the right choice?

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Topics: Team Building, company events, digital company events, virtual events, digital events

Choose Your Own Adventure: What event should you plan for your team?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on May 19, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Decisions, decisions. 

Every team has dynamic personalities and varied interests, so sometimes it's tough to figure out what kind of virtual event is fun and engaging for everyone. Trust us: the answer is NOT to just plan something bland and generic. Come along with us, we're going on a Choose Your Own Adventure joyride!

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Topics: company events, company party, virtual events, virtual company events, olympics

Pride Month Events: how is your company celebrating?

Posted by Natalie Simmons on May 5, 2021 10:15:00 AM

With June just a few weeks away, now is a perfect time to start planning your company's Pride celebration. We've got a bunch of great ideas to help you show your support for the LGBTQ+ community, celebrate diversity and inclusion, and enjoy a chance to connect and have fun with your coworkers. It's a win-win-win!

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Topics: diversity and inclusion, company events, LGBTQ+, virtual company events, pride month

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

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

Hey team! The Company Halloween Party is NOT Cancelled.

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Sep 30, 2020 11:15:00 AM

If you can believe it, tomorrow will be full-blown October. For many employees working from home, grinding day after day without seeing their coworkers, it feels like time is simultaneously flying and standing still. 

That feeling of monotony and disconnection can really take its toll on a team. So, you've got to do something. Something fun. Something different. Something together, even while we're physically apart. But how?

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Topics: Halloween, Company Culture, company events, Working Remotely, digital company events

Top 5 Field Day Ideas to Improve Team Bonding

Posted by Angel Torres on Mar 5, 2020 12:36:56 PM

The perfect opportunity to engage your employees and improve company culture is when it gets warm outside. Why? Because it gives you the opportunity to relive the nostalgia of your school days, when you had one day dedicated to fun and good-natured competition.

It's time to have a field day!

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Topics: Team Building, Ideas, Company Culture, Sports, company events, Games, Activities, nostalgia, field day

Employee Recognition 101: How to plan events to improve company morale

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Many of our clients are looking for more than just another repetitive happy hour. They want their company events to truly improve company culture, to drive connections, and improve working relationships in the office. 

One key area for those improvements is with regard to employee recognition. If you're looking for help infusing recognition into your company events, you'll want to start with these simple questions.

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Topics: Company Culture, company events, Employee Recognition

5 Ways Company Events Positively Impact your Company Culture

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Feb 3, 2020 3:37:00 PM

Your company event strategy can have a huge impact on the culture of your organization. So, rather than planning events last minute, it's important to consider what you really want to gain from the events, and how you want your company to grow.

We have some key tips on how to use events to create greater recognition, connection, balance, inclusivity, and fun.  

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Topics: Company Culture, company events, company party, office events

#TBT - Why nostalgia makes ice skating the coolest event of the winter

Posted by Samantha Roblin on Jan 23, 2020 10:40:04 AM

Remember how winter felt when you were a kid? The exciting feeling of the first "snow day" of the year. The warm, sweet, creamy first sip of hot cocoa after a snowball fight. The carefree delight of ice skating with your friends. 

Those were the good old days. Why did things seem so good, so simple back then? 

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Topics: company events, company party, nostalgia

5 Super FUN places to throw your work holiday party

Posted by Kelaine Conochan on Oct 31, 2019 9:45:00 AM

It's basically November, which means one thing:

It is OFFICIALLY company holiday party crunch time.

If you're still looking for the right venue, location, or partner for this year's company Christmas party, it's all good. The clock is ticking, but there are still tons of great places out there. We're here to help.

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Topics: Holiday Party, company events, company holiday party, bowling, christmas party

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