Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Are Blogs Really Good for Special Event Businesses?

Check out this link from Special Events Magazine website regarding Blogs.

What is your take on the Blogging Phenomenon? Are Blogs good for business?!?!?

Are Blogs Really Good for Special Event Businesses?

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Fresh! 2010 at Elkins Estate

Last week a few members of the PFI team attended the Fresh! 2010 event at Elkins Estate in Elkins Park, PA.

The estate is absolutely gorgeous and great for events! Although it's a bit of a hop, skip and a jump from Center City Philadelphia, it's still a fantastic venue and was decorated beautifully for the event.

Here's a shot of a few of the PFI team members at the event:

Friday, March 26, 2010

Great Ideas for Teen Events

Having a Prom, Sweet 16, Graduation Party, Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Call Planning Factory International to create an "Activity Room" with all the newest fun entertainment available! The kids will love playing Rock Band, Wii Games, or Dance Dance Revolution to name a few. And they can't resist stepping up to the mic for hi-tech Karaoke. Don't forget the Photo Booth- everyone goes home with a memento from your event and nothing but praise for your fresh ideas.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Today's Bar & Bat Mitzvah Idea

A great Bar and Bat Mitzvah idea that is very popular with our clients is the Teen Lounge. We know that the kids don't want to sit at the same round tables at which the adults sit- they are way too busy with all the activities the Planning Factory provides for the special day. Instead we offer a Lounge that fits the overall experinece and signature decor!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Do any of you schedule Blog Posts to be published at a later date?

PFI is in the midst of working on a new promotion that will require twice daily blog posts. In order to execute successfully, we want to schedule postings to be released early every morning and late every evening.

Have any of our Facebook Fans, Bloggers, etc had success in pre-planned posts?

Do tell!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Board Nomination

PFI Director of Social Events Susan Simmons's nomination to the Board of Directors for the Delaware HIV Consortium was accepted today. According to Peter Houle Executive Director "It was a landslide victory!"

Susan is very proud to serve this fabulous organization that facilitates HIV prevention efforts and raises private money to provide for those needs that are not covered by publicly funded mandates.

The Delaware HIV Consortium will hold it's annual WOW GALA on April 17, 2010 at the Clarion Belle. Check it out!!!

PFI & PFB Featured in the March/April Edition of Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine

News Alert, News Alert!

Planning Factory International and Planning Factory Bermuda are featured in the March/April 2010 edition of Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine, an excellent event and meeting industry journal.

(Click Here to check out the article in the online publication. If you're not immediately taken to page 54-55 of the online magazine, you can enter the page numbers on the site.)

The article features the Event Marketing Launch of Planning Factory Bermuda which was held on May 12, 2009 at Tom Moore's Tavern. The event, which featured live sign spinners, Mirror Man, Respondr, a live Cherry Blossom Tree, Capoeira Dancers, and so much more was a huge success for PFI/PFB.... not to mention the talk of the island!

Thanks to Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine for the recognition!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

As I was perusing this month's issue of Travel & Leisure Magazine, I stumbled upon a fantastic website:

This free website offers you the ability to create an account and monitor any/all of your frequent flier miles, hotel reward programs and car rental points in one, concise program.


What I love MOST about this site is the ability it has to monitor upcoming expiration dates for unused frequent flier miles. It virtually eliminates the ability to miss using your hard-earned miles, points, etc.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Eventfully yours...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Contracts, Negotiation, Addendums, Oh My!

There's not a day that goes by that a member of the PFI/PFB team is not working on a Contract. Whether it's in the form of releasing an RFP for a new program, negotiating the final details of a Contract or revising our Standard Addendum based on agreements made by both parties, we're always handling something.

With that said, we've learned over the years that if we're not pleased with a Contract that's provided or find an agreement too "loose", we take it upon ourselves to create our own Contract, which protects both parties.

Today a team member drafted a fantastic "Entertainment Contract" to further protect our client for an upcoming event. Nicely done!

Never be afraid to try something new and work to protect your company, your event and most importantly your client.

Eventfully yours...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


For those of you who follow the PFI/PFB Blog, have you found us on Facebook?

Not only do the PFI team have their own individual pages, but so does Planning Factory International, Planning Factory Bermuda and Decadent Dining.

The next time you're on Facebook, be sure to check us out:

Planning Factory International

Planning Factory Bermuda

Decadent Dining

I wonder which page will have the largest fan base?

Eventfully yours...