5 Steps To Hiring An Event Planner for Your Company Event

A company event is a huge responsibility and anyone who had ever planned one will tell you how hard it is to get everything under control and executed perfectly. However, sometimes, the best thing to do to ensure that you don’t get lost in the planning of it all so you might want to hire an event planner to help you out. Company event management is one of the hardest types of events to plan besides just weddings and dinners because it’s expected to be professional, fun and entertaining all at the same time.

So here is a 10 step plan to hiring the best event planner for your company events.

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8 effective tips for a killer marketing event

In order to execute a killer event, you would want a good turn up and high conversion rates. Additionally, as an event marketer, you need to ensure that everything goes smoothly while focusing on your main task: promotion and network.

Planning a successful marketing event campaign can be stressful. But here are some tips to help you accomplish a successful event.

Before diving into the planning stages, ask yourself these questions:

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Top marketing strategies for startups

When running a start-up, more often than not you will find yourself under a great deal of financial constraints. While most businesses do understand the importance of marketing their companies, they don’t have the financial resources to do so. This is where you will need to bootstrap. It is by no means a simple task but it will encourage innovation and creativity in your company and force you to come up with unique ways to market your business.

Here are five tips and strategies you can try to boost your start-up’s marketing.

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The Ultimate Checklist for Corporate Event Planning in the 21st Century

Planning a corporate event is so much more stressful than planning a normal event with family and friends. However, if it’s executed properly, it can be so much fun for everyone. People do say that you can never be too organised! It’s better to over-plan rather than not plan at all. The event you’re planning can be a seminar, a conference or even just a customer appreciation day but it does need the same amount of organisation. It is true that the success of your event will be thanks to the details. Therefore, here at the ThunderQuote headquarters, we have collected a few tips and tricks for a corporate event planning checklist that you can use to ensure your event is the talk of the town!

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Wondering How To Hire An Event Photographer? Here’s How!

 

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Planning an event is no easy feat. You find the best food, you pick out the best venue, you hire the best DJ in town and then you remember that you need to capture the moments as well. By this time you’re probably exhausted from planning the event. The next thing you want to do is rest and not go out to look for an event photographer. But you have to anyway. The team at ThunderQuote would like to help you ask the right questions and conduct the proper research to find yourself the best event photographer because pictures are truly worth a thousand words!

We believe that research is the best way to get anything done because making informed decisions is the only way you can get what you want exactly. One more thing you need to note is that even though your best friend has a DSLR camera and they told you that they can take pictures of your next event for free, this does not mean that you should take them on, on that offer. Not everyone that has a DSLR can be a photographer and it’s important that you always remember it. A professional, business event needs to be commemorated with a proper photographer because the pictures can be used later on for marketing or advertising purposes in the future.

So what are the things to consider when hiring an event photographer?

#1 Figuring Out Your Budget

Well, nothing in this world is free isn’t it? Well this is the hard truth so whatever you decide to do, you need to plan out the budget at first. Unless you have a never-ending source of money, but until you do, get your calculators ready and get ready to calculate some numbers!

In the context of event photography, you will definitely get what you paid for. Therefore, you need to make sure that you evaluate your budget and please don’t skimp too much when you decide to hire your event photographer. Again, you would need to research the internet to search for great photographers around your area. Event photography isn’t as simple as normal photography. You need to find someone who is much more professional and have had much more experience. This comes with a price tag as well.

Make sure that you get a few quotes from multiple companies to make sure that you have a good selection to choose from. It’s always better to have a selection to choose from. Like we said earlier, planning a large corporate event is not easy and you would not want to just let some amatuer take over the photography of your prestigious event.

#2 Look at Their Portfolio

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It’s very easy for someone to tell you how amazing they are at something. Sure they can talk the talk but can they walk the walk? Nothing is set in stone until the company you’re thinking of hiring actually shows you a portfolio or their previous works. Taking pictures of a wedding or just normal outdoor pictures is very different compared to an event. Event are much more professional and the things that take place during an event is very different as well. So they must need to know how to handle themselves in situations like that as well.

Another thing you need to think about is if their style of photography matches the theme you’re going for as well. If you butt heads over creative differences, the experience will not be a comfortable one for both parties. So make sure you get these questions out of the way first before hiring them.

#3 Are They Insured?

Please, please make sure you ask the company if they are insured. We don’t want bad things to happen but some accidents do happen and you would not want to be liable for the damage done. Camera equipment is very expensive and you don’t want to be caught footing a large bill just because the company wasn’t insured. Ask to see their insurance papers as well during the negotiation process.

#4 Checking Out Their Equipment

This seems like a no-brainer but it’s crucial for you to make sure that the company you are looking to hire has the proper equipment needed for your event. If it’s going to be indoors, they need to have the proper lighting equipment or even proper tripods to handle the capacity of your event. Please make sure you share this information with the company you’re planning to hire so that they can make the necessary preparations for your event because you want it to be perfect. If you don’t indulge that information to them how are they supposed to know exactly what you need for that special event day?

#5 Read Reviews

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Everything is online nowadays so it’s extremely easy to go look out for reviews of the company you are planning to hire. Since the information is there, don’t do yourself a disservice and not read the reviews. Reviews are extremely important because it shines some light on the past work this studio has done. It also tells you how they handle their customers. You would not want a company that does great work but has no respect for their customers. So keep in mind to always read reviews first before diving straight into hiring the studio.

Ask the studio if they could indulge in more information on past clients so that you can give them a call and check their work out. Never be afraid to ask for more information. You will spending a great deal of money and you need to ensure that the money is worth spending.

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What are the prices charged by Singaporean photographers for an event?

Well, the more research you do, the faster you will come to realise that there is usually no set price on exactly how much a project will cost because it is all subjective. It all depends on the event itself. The duration of the event, the amount of photographers you need, how much equipment is required? It also takes into account if you want videographers? Will the photos be edited or not? Do you want them to be printed? These factors will all add up and slowly but surely you will see the price changing to suit your individual needs.

However, we did find the bottom line of how much most photography studios charge in Singapore. Their ranges go from SGD 150 – SGD 250 per hour. It will definitely increase with regards of how famous the studio is and the complexity of your project.

Professional photographers are important to have at events like these because it allows you to capture these amazing moments. The process of hiring one might take a while but when you find the right studio, you will realise why it took all that hard work. It will all be worth it in the end. Happy hunting!

 

ThunderQuote is the most comprehensive business services portal in Singapore, Australia and ASEAN , where hundreds of thousands of dollars of procurement contracts are sourced every month by major companies like Singapore Press Holdings, National Trade Union Congress and more.

7 Key Advantages to Video Marketing for Businesses (Video Production, Videography, Animated Videos)

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Marketers are often skeptical about starting a video advertising campaign, as it is often perceived as a luxurious form of marketing, reserved for big brands with large marketing budgets. However, increasing numbers of SMEs have decided to use Video Marketing to promote their businesses as there is no doubt that a video will be able to receive and keep the attention of customers.

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Top Services For Event Companies To Get More Customers!

As an event company, procurement for logistics and services is definitely an everyday task. The swiftness of procuring for the right products and services determines whether or not you will be able to meet deadlines as well as expectations of the clients. What are some of the services that are most commonly procured by an events company?

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A Process Guide on Understanding The Troubles With Procuring Services

Procuring services is more than just purchasing products. Most buyers or procurers know that when engaging services vendors, for some reason, it can be a lot more frustrating than buying products. Why is this?

Products are tangible, and can be checked against purchase order requirements, specifications and run through statistical quality checks. But services are non-tangible.

So what is special about procuring services and engaging service providers? This article by e-procurement platform ThunderQuote seeks to provide an objective, third party perspective into your organisation’s service procurement risks and the steps to address them moving forward.

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