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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

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

Summer Games: Why Virtual Company Olympics are the PERFECT Team-Building Event

Posted by Natalie Simmons on May 12, 2021 10:30:00 AM

The Olympic Games may have been postponed last year, but that only makes us more excited for this year's Summer Games. And we're not just talking about Tokyo... we're talking about a can't lose virtual summer event that is perfect for any company looking to have fun, stay connected, and play to win!

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Topics: virtual events, virtual company events, summer events, olympics

Gift Boxes: The Secret to Taking Your Virtual Event to the Next Level

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Apr 14, 2021 10:15:00 AM

We love how many of our clients keep asking us about the next big thing in virtual events. They want to stay at the head of the class, leading the way on the newest and most innovative new ideas. So, what have we been telling them? What are the best and most exciting developments in virtual events? Gift box activations. Here's why.

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Topics: virtual events, care packages, gift boxes

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

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

Boosting Your Company's Morale Through Uncertain Times

Posted by Jia Bamerk on Dec 9, 2020 10:25:00 AM

This year has brought a lot of bad news, from the continuous rise in COVID cases to the uncertainty of the job market and beyond. More than ever, it’s important for businesses to keep everyone’s spirits up to maintain a happy workforce. “When employees feel their best, they perform their best, encouraging their co-workers to follow suit,” according to Business News Daily.

If you’re looking to boost your employees’ morale today, here are some things you can consider.

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Topics: digital company events, virtual events, virtual company events, company morale, employee morale

Your One Month Action Plan for an Amazing Virtual Holiday Party

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM

This year, it feels as if time is both standing still and flying at the same time. So it's hard to believe, but we're already two weeks into November. I know. Try to catch your breath.

I don't mean to rush you, but that also means that December—and this year's virtual company holiday party—are right around the corner. So, if you're feeling a little overwhelmed and behind, now isn't the time to worry. Now is the time to take action!

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

3 Arguments to convince management to do a Virtual Holiday Party

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Nov 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM

You and your coworkers really want to have a holiday party this year. Working remotely has been really challenging, so celebrating the wins, reflecting on your team's perseverance, and having some fun together would be hugely important. To you, it seems pretty obvious why.

But you're having trouble getting management to see why a virtual holiday party is necessary for employee morale.

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

3 Reasons to stop procrastinating and start planning your company's virtual holiday party.

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Oct 28, 2020 9:29:03 AM

Maybe you're just really busy. Maybe you're still not sure how this whole "virtual holiday party" thing is supposed to work. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed and kind of clueless.

Whatever the reason is, it's time to stop procrastinating and start planning your company's virtual holiday party or end of year celebration.

Here are 3 reasons to start planning your company holiday party right now!

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Topics: Holiday Party, company holiday party, digital company events, end of year celebration, virtual events

Can you really plan your virtual holiday party in JUST ONE STEP??

Posted by Natalie Simmons on Oct 21, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Even in a good year, it's hard to keep up with everything. Now, throw in a global pandemic, a frenetic news cycle, an election, adjusting to a remote working environment, and maybe even trying to wrangle childcare. 

You have so many things on your plate that it's tempting to kick the can down the road on planning your virtual holiday party. Soon enough, pushing it back "just one more day" becomes one more week, becomes two weeks or longer. And then suddenly, you're scrambling, frantically trying to pull off a fun event for your team. 

We know it's hard to juggle everything. And planning your company's virtual holiday party can feel like just one more thing you don't have time for. But here's the silver lining of 2020:

This year, there is only ONE STEP to planning your company's virtual holiday party.

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Topics: Holiday Party, company holiday party, digital company events, end of year celebration, virtual events

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