Monday, February 20, 2012

Inspiration Board

The hot new thing at the PFI office? Our inspiration board! We're just starting out, but already we have photos, magazine clippings, future conferences, and more posted. Plus, many more things are clipped and ready to be pinned!

Does anyone else keep an inspiration board? What do you have on it?

Don't forget, you can always check out our Pinterest page-- a virtual pinboard!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

QR Code

That's right, Planning Factory has a new QR code! Download the QR app to your phone (if you haven't already) and see where you link to!

For those of you that live in Wilmington, have you seen our QR banner anywhere? (Hint: If you follow our Facebook page, you already know.)

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Special Event

Recently, some PFI / PFB team members attended The Special Event conference in Tampa, FL.

Next year's conference has been announced: January 15-18, 2013 in Chicago, IL-- and we're going! Who else is planning on attending? And where is everyone staying?

More scoop on Tampa's conference coming later. To find out more about The Special Event, go here.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Planning Factory Daily

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

PFI has a new newspaper, The Planning Factory Daily! All the latest and greatest headlines chosen especially for our PFI fans, with topics we think you'll enjoy.

Check it out and let us know what you think! Were there any stories or sections you particularly enjoyed? Anything you want to see more of? Less of?

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Eve

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day-- and one of the biggest days of the year for marriage proposals!

Are you planning on proposing to that special someone-- if not tomorrow, than sometime soon? If so, PFI wants to hear from you! We're looking to speak to people in committed relationships (particularly the one who would be doing the proposing) about proposal planning. If you'd be interested in speaking with us, e-mail:

Happy (early) Valentine's Day to Everyone!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Meet Jenna!

Job title: Intern

Hometown: Pottstown Pennsylvania

How You got involved with PF: applied during the summer of 2011 for an internship and fell in love with the people and the business

Favorite Food – ALL FOOD but maybe if I have to pick one….Strawberries

Favorite Animal – Tiger

Favorite City – Berlin

Favorite Holiday – Halloween

Favorite Movie – Love Me If You Dare (it’s a French comedy)

Fun Fact:
I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with Beyonce and a much more healthy obsession with candles.

Thing you're most looking forward to about 2012:

Graduating College!!!

Best event / favorite PF memory:
It was a weekday afternoon at PFI and Kate is sitting in her office directly across from me talking to Cher who is standing behind her. Ann sneaks out of her office with a 5’ long toy snake and whips it into Kate’s office. It lands on Kate’s desk and there’s about a 3 second delay while Kate does a double take before she completely loses it. Arms and legs flying, Kate is now doing a wheelie on her chair and simultaneously screaming bloody murder. However, the icing on the cake is that while Kate is falling back and about to fall off the chair, Cher takes one step forward with her arms stretched out to catch Kate and then immediately thinks better of it and steps back. Luckily, there was no injury to report, only a broken chair. Quite a show.

Favorite Event Décor

This is a toughie but the first event I ever worked with PFI was the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences Gala and it was stunning. Everything was so natural that it made the event so very enjoyable and relaxing to work.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Winter Travels

Got the winter blahs? (Especially with the snow forecast for this weekend?) It may be time to plan a winter getaway to somewhere warm... (maybe Bermuda to visit the PFB staff?!)

Chris Elliott's Insider has a great post today about cruise planning and purchasing. What we love the most? He lists pros and cons for all the various ways of booking a cruise, so you can make an informed decision and choose the option best for you.

Anywhere in particular your winter travels (or daydreams) are taking you?

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2012 Trends

Well, now that we're more than a month into the new year... time to think about Event Trends for 2012!

What does everyone think of this list? Do you think it's accurate? We like the Event Dashboard idea... but Twitter?! Was Twitter so 2011? #weighin

What event trends would you like to see PFI implement this year? (Besides proposal planning, of course!)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New PFI Event Photos

Last night, the PFI team installed Asian-inspired lounges for a winter ball. Check out all 5 different lounge setups on our Facebook page!

Each one was so different... but this one is a staff favorite. The cherry blossom screen is just stunning!

Which "lounge" was your favorite?

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Monday, February 6, 2012

New PFB photos up!

Planning Factory Bermuda has some great new event photos up on their Facebook page.
Just look at the gorgeous table settings at Queen's Exhibit Hall! Have you checked them out yet?

Both the PFI and PFB Facebook pages have some great event photos up... let's see some comments on them! You can find more on our Pinterest page as well!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Friday!

PFI bios is taking a break this week, as our PFI / PFB teams are doing a lot of traveling for events!

Safe travels to everyone, and (for those of you not working), enjoy the weekend!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Restaurant Week

It's our favorite time of year again! No, not Groundhog day! Philadelphia Restaurant Week!

If you haven't been paying attention, Restaurant Week offers 3-course lunches for $20 and 3-course dinners for $35, at more than 100 restaurants in Center City. But it all ends tomorrow! Hurry and make a reservation... we recommend Zento!

Got any great foodie-recommendations for us?

(Hot tip: if you're not into the Restaurant Week scene, La Calaca Feliz just opened in Fairmount and is supposed to be amazing!)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Best of Delaware

Delawarians: (Or everyone, really!)

Please help make Planning Factory a multi-year winner-- vote for us at "Best of Delaware 2012."
Check out our great review on Delaware Today's website (the sponsor of BoD) and vote for us in the "Event-Wedding Planner" category!

Thanks for your support! We couldn't be the best without our great vendors and clients :-)

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