How to Host an Event That People Will Remember

Hosting an event that people will remember can be challenging and (if we’re all being honest) super overwhelming. You’re probably thinking:

“How will I promote it?”

“Will anyone actually come?”

“Chicken, fish or vegetarian?”

“What if my budget isn’t big enough?”

Press pause. Before you answer any of the above questions, let’s go back to the beginning and start with step one.

Here are 4 event planning tips:

1. Audience

Knowing your audience is key to throwing an event that people will remember. In order to create interest for both attendees and sponsors you’ll need to spend time on developing killer content that creates a buzz around your event. Before you begin producing said content and event assets you will want to figure out exactly who it is you are trying to invite.

After the content is built and you have determined your audience, it’s time to spread the word. Technically, there is no right or wrong way to go about enticing people into coming to your event. Start by finding them first.

Promoting your event could look like:

  • Strategically placed posters throughout the community
  • Utilizing major influencers to share the message
  • Targeted online ads
  • Social media posts / Facebook event
  • Press release
  • Having sponsors leverage their audience
  • Industry Associations

Lastly, remember to compile relevant data on attendees during the registration process. Having that information will not only help you grow and understand your audience, but better connect with them in future promotions.

2. Location

Location, location, location. Did we mention location?

On a more serious note, location will make or break your event. It’s really important and sets the tone from arrival to departure.

Some things to consider before making a decision:

  1. Theme
  2. Atmosphere you want to create
  3. Amenities that will be required (rooms for breakout sessions, power, restrooms, food etc.) – List all of these out
  4. Room and board – Most hotels will negotiate for large groups
  5. Space for sponsor booths or tables

3. Speakers

It’s easy to forget that speakers get as much from your event as you are getting from them. Whether it’s exposure for their brand as an individual, meeting attendees or networking with your other VIPs, you have a lot to offer. Having a solid concept in mind before approaching industry experts to speak makes it easier for them to envision their role in your event.  Choose a topic your audience will connect with and be inspired by.

4. Get Creative with a Badge

Some might say it’s all in the details. At SnugZ we say it’s all in the badge.

Oftentimes badges are neglected and event planners settle for a much less appealing sticker name tag with “Parker” scribbled on it.

Do you want your event to be remember as unorganized and cheap? No.

A badge is much more than a name tag. Use that space in a creative way to get your audience engaged!

  • Map out your venue
  • List the conference schedule
  • Run a hashtag or social media contest
  • Go AR like Facebook at F8
  • Tell a story about each attendee
  • Your idea here __________
This is Parker. Don’t be Parker.
Facebook’s F8 AR Badge

Ordering a lanyard without its badge is unnatural. So buy the badge and start planning an event people will remember! Free setup on full-color badges through May of 2018!* Check out Lanyard + Badge options here.

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You wouldn’t explore the universe without a spacesuit. (click to download)

Larger Quantities. Faster Delivery. Lickety-Split!

LANYARDS. LIP BALM. SANITIZER…LICKETY SPLIT!

As one of the industry’s largest suppliers of lanyards and lip balm, SnugZ USA has the capability to locally produce and ship up to 25,000 sanitizer, 50,000 screen printed lanyards or 100,000 lip balm in as little as 5 days. Go ahead and read that again. We’ll wait. And with pricing that is as competitive as your fantasy football league, we will make sure it will fit in your budget.

Unless … It doesn’t and you need a REALLY BIG ORDER in a REALLY BIG RUSH…. INTRODUCING OUR NEW RUSH IMPORT LANYARD SERVICE. The SnugZ capacitor-turn-around-a-meter just did a 360 and is now feeling a little light headed. Speed will do that to you. I think we should all sit down… breathe… in…out… that’s good. It’s a happy cry I know. Lickety-Split. Say it with me.

Like videos? Watch Lickety-Split and our MFG team blow your mind! 

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25 Reasons a Lanyard Should be Your Next Promo

Let us help you with all of your lanyard and badge needs. We have been slingin’ lanyards since ’89 and manufacture everything here in the good ol’ USA. Polyester, cotton, nylon, glow in the dark, even cork! Yes, I said cork! Screen printed or sublimated, 1/2″ up 1 1/2″ widths, any imprint color and the most attachment options in the industry. Need them next day? ZIP-IT! Why would you go anywhere else? Here’s 25 more reasons:

1. SnugZ USA has a lanyard to fit every budget.
2. Customization is practically limitless!
3. Increase your brand awareness by being worn around every neck.
4. Perfect for trade shows, offices, events, seminars, hospitals, employees…the list goes on and on.
5. Provides an individual gift at any company event.
6. Dual use lanyards convert to provide useful before and after events.
7. 25 years of lanyard-making experience.
8. Worried about losing your essentials? A lanyard will keep the most important things attached to you.
9. All our lanyards are manufactured here in the good ol’ USA!
10. Keep your logo easily visible to all.
11. Several material types to choose from including polyester, cotton, nylon, glow in the dark, and even cork!
12. Most attachment options in the industry. Period.
13. Countless pairings.
14. Billions of lanyards, a #SnugzillionUses…and counting!
15. Strap on a pair of “LanyardHosen” and it will forever change your yodeling game.
16. Lanyards make great goat food, just ask Mocha.
17. You won’t have to worry about a bear getting your food if you have lanyards on hand
18. Laugh so hard and stay on your dinosaur (they make a great harness).
19. Easily transformed into a ghillie suit so you can avoid daily duties.
20. If you need to grow a beard ASAP your lanyard is there to save the day!
21. Procrastinate a little too long? Not to worry, there is NEXT DAY SHIPPING with ZIP-IT!
22. Never lose your keys again. Unless you lose your lanyard with them…some people you just can’t help (only joking).
23. 33.7% keep a promo item (like lanyards) on their person – a coveted location for advertising.
24. High quantities, quick turnaround, diverse and affordable.
25. Above all, those receiving the lanyard will not only thank you, but remember the experience as well.

#SnugZillionUses – “Lanyardhosen”

#SnugZillionUses – “Bear Floss”

“BILLIONS OF LANYARDS, A SNUGZILLION USES…AND COUNTING!”

SnugZ USA knows a thing or two about lanyards – we’ve been making lanyards right here in the USA for more than 25 years. Visit SnugZUSA.com to see how easy it can be to build the perfect lanyard.

 

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50K Screen Printed Lanyards in 5 Business Days

50,000 Screen Printed Lanyards

Did you know at SnugZ USA we can make up to 50,000 screen printed lanyards in only 5 business days (from proof approval)?

Top reasons to order a SnugZ Lanyard

  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Best lanyards in the Promotional Products Industry
  • 20+ Attachment Options
  • Endlessly Customizable
  • 5 Day Business Production
  • Zip-It next day shipping available on many lanyards. View the parameters here.

 

Now through April 2017, we’ll waive setup on orders over 1,000 pieces. Use code ‘PCLY217‘.

 

Applies to domestic screen printed lanyards on cotton, polyester, nylon, neoprene, heathered and marled materials only.
Excludes earplug and sewn lanyards (ask about rush production). Valid through April 2017. 
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LP12M - 1/2" Polyester Lanyard with Metal Crimp & Split-Ring

Over 50 NEW Swag-Wow Items!!

SWAG-WOW!!

Hello boys and girls, Paully, the SWAGWOW-MAN here for SnugZ and we have a bunch of unsung SWAG heroes about to play the circle of fifths up and down your auditory WOW holes! Throughout this month, we will be showcasing all our brand new, must have items. But these aren’t your average “As Seen On TV” products, they were born from the understanding that the best things in life come in two’s. Or for every filthy time your child played mine-craft with Cheeto encrusted-fingers on your device in the back of the car. These products are in demand and on trend right now.

So call today while supplies last… actually we make these here in America, at SnugZ so our supply is pretty much unlimited, so just call or head over to our website and check out all  new products. #SwagWow

WHAT’S NEW?

January has come and gone in a flash and even though you may still be recovering from trekking down each and every tradeshow aisle, it is time to get to work. Well, we are here to help. We hear it every year, from all our customers, “Show me what’s new!” Well, at SnugZ, we have been busy as always and have over 50 new products. From dye-sublimated apparel to new personal care containers, we invite you to check out our NEW 2017 CATALOG. 

We also want to introduce Traverse, an all-new leather line, which includes hand-stitched journals, notebooks, wallets and other leather accessories. With 5 leather colors and 11 custom waxed linen accent stitch colors, these products provide many unique options for your customer.

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THIS IS WHAT WE’RE MADE OF

Rafael, 6 years.

SnugZ USA is made of craftsmen, masters and heroes. People with a passion for quality and a strong drive for excellence. People that are proving that it can be done here in America and it can be done well. We work tirelessly to deliver your high quantity orders without ever sacrificing on quality. With every screen, every fill, and every stitch we feel that pride of ownership that only comes after years of paying the price, the days … and nights of perfecting and then perfecting again, and finally the realization that we’ve quietly, steadfastly, set the benchmark of our craft.

SnugZ is proud to be handcrafted in America by American workers – and that’s what we’re made of. Let us prove that we can deliver on high quantity orders instead of waiting for your order produced overseas. We will showcase many ‘How It’s Made’ videos and employee spotlights from our talented team throughout the year. We look forward to serving you and making 2017 a year to remember.

// #SZMade SnugZUSA.com //

Zip-It: Next Day Shipping

Zip-It

WHAT IS ZIP-IT?

“Zip-It” is SnugZ’s new next-day service program.  If you place your order before 2:00 pm EST, it ships the very next business day at no additional cost. Zip-It is available for our most popular items.

WHAT PRODUCTS QUALIFY FOR ZIP-IT SERVICE

Look for the “Z” symbol next to the item number in the SnugZ Catalog or online at snugzusa.com to indicate which items are offered on the Zip-It Next-Day service program.

#ZIPITGOOD

 

More than 50 new products and counting…

We've Been Busy

 

WITH MORE THAN 50 NEW ARRIVALS IN 2016…WE’VE BEEN BUSY.

Do you remember the first order you ever made from SnugZ USA?  We bet you do!  Just like it was yesterday.

Make SnugZ your destination and check out all our new products here.  Here’s some great ideas to get you started:

  • Duo-Bottle
  • Zen Essential Oil
  • Sunscreen
  • Wax Warmer
  • New Linen Gift Bag
  • Tingle Lip Balm
  • SweetZ

SnugZUSA.com // #DestinationSZ