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32 Must-Read Event Industry Blogs [2021 Update]

Use this guide to go deep with valuable events industry resources. We've combed the internet for the best event marketing blogs covering trends, campaigns, and experiences from event businesses, agencies, and associations.
Event marketing blogs are chock full of goodies to help organizers and attendees get the most out of their conference planning and event going experience.
 
But with tons (and tons and tons) of content out there, how do you know what to pay attention to? We’ve put together all the must-reads to stay informed and get inspired as an event manager or experiential marketer this year. 
 
The best part is you can pick and choose based on what you need for your own resources. Read through the full list of the 32 best event marketing blogs in 2021, or click through for: 
 
 

Event Trends & BEST PRACTICES Blogs

bizzabo best event blog Source: Bizzabo 

1. Bizzabo 

The Bizzabo Blog has been listed by Capterra as the number one event planning resource for organizers, let alone the best blog. We publish carefully crafted content multiple times a week in order to keep our readers on the cutting edge. In addition to creating content for event organizers, Bizzabo also built award winning event registration software that allows users to plan all aspects of an event in one place.

Twitter: @Bizzabo

2. Endless Events

For some of the best industry tips and tricks, check out the Endless Entertainment blog. Articles are written to help event planners be better at their jobs, provide them with inspiring event production ideas, and highlight best practices from all over the event planning industry. Articles featured on Endless Entertainment are definitely worth a read.

Twitter: @helloendless

3. BizBash

BizBash is one of our favorite outlets for inspiration. Get creative ideas for your next conference and see what is trendy in the event world while getting the scoop on where and what the leading event professionals are coming up with. 

Twitter: @BizBash

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4. Event Manager Blog

This blog is only the holy grail of all things events (no big deal). From event management software reviews to social media, Julius and his team cover all their bases. Plus they always have a fun, new take on event ideas. Don’t miss these posts!

Twitter: @EventMB

5. Event Marketer

Event Marketer's content tackles all things face-to-face marketing. While their main focuses are the event and trade show industry, they also report on mobile marketing, mall marketing, street events, buzz marketing, and b

Twitter: @EventMarketer

6. Velvet Chainsaw

Our man Jeff Hurt knows what he’s talking about. On his blog, Velvet Chainsaw, he shares noteworthy posts on a regular basis. His ideas are innovative and he always has a fresh take or different perspective on the event industry. We think this blog should be on the top of your must-read list. 

Twitter: @JeffHurt

7. Conferences That Work

This is another great source for tips on how to create memorable events. Adrian Segar, one of our favorite event professionals, writes this blog and we think it is a must-read for first timers and conference planning pros alike. 

Twitter: @ASegar

8. Smart Meetings

Find a Speaker or an event, search a venue, or read tons of industry news. This is a one stop shop for conference planners. They know their stuff and luckily they love to share it! Make sure you take a peek at what they preach. 

Twitter: @SmartMeetings

9. Event Industry News

All the conference news you could possibly want can be found on this blog. If you crave it, they write it. You can find event everything here and it will keep you updated on important industry news and updates.

Twitter: @EventNewsBlog

10. MeetingsNet

No matter what industry you are in, MeetingsNet has resources for any professional organizing an event or meeting. From corporate to medical fields, this blog will offer great tips, designs, and planning ideas. A great resource for anyone who touches events. 

Twitter: @meetingsnet

11. Gallus Events

Our man William Gallus, a top leader in the event industry, also writes a blog, where he shares the insights and knowledge he has gained over the years. There is always something to learn from his posts, so keep an eye out for his latest stuff. 

Twitter: @GallusEvents

12. International Meetings Review

From coast to coast, or better yet, continent to continent, this blog will give you the latest event news tailored to anywhere in the world. Find out what is most prevalent in your own backyard, but the grass may actually be greener in your neighboring country. Stay worldly and don’t miss out on this content.

Twitter: @IntMtgsRev

13. Successful Meetings

In addition to hosting a series of great events for event organizers, Successful Meetings regularly covers things that event organizers hold dear. From event venue ideas to reviews of event technology, this is a blog worth checking out if you want to stay up-to-date on industry best practices.

Twitter: @SuccessfulMtgs

Experiential & Activation Blogs

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14. Because Creative Experiences

Because Creative Experiences has won awards for its articles on events and event planning from all over the world. You can sort their catalogue of resources based on country or industry, which is especially helpful if you're planning an event at an international location you haven't used before! 

Twitter: @becauseexm

15. Ad Age

If you're looking for inspirational experiential marketing examples and in-depth thought pieces on this in-person marketing channel, AdAge has plenty of resources for you to sort through.

Twitter: @AdAge

16. Tigris Events Inc. 

Tigris Events Inc. created this blog to help marketers increase profits at a much faster pace than before. They break down event costs, best events by city, and event planning details like trade show booth design. 

Twitter: @TigrisEventsInc

Event Technology Blogs

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17. Corbin Ball 

Corbin Ball's long-running blog has information on trade show and meeting planning as well as the latest in event tech. He also has a quarterly newsletter and other interesting bonus content. 

Twitter: @corbinball

18. Event Tech Live 

Event Tech Live is itself an actual event. But the News section of their website hosts a number of blogs about running successful B2B events with the help of tools like live streaming.

Twitter: @eventtechlive

19. MarTech 

As you can probably tell from the name, MarTech's whole mission is to discuss and assess marketing technology. They publish multiple articles every day so you'll always have something to look forward to when you check back on the site. 

Twitter: @MarTechConf

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20. Slido

Slido mainly covers tech for conferences, meetings, and presentations. They also have a lot of tips around company culture as well as the nuts and bolts of running successful B2B events. 

Twitter: @Slidoapp

21. Techsytalk

One of our fave event profs is the creator of this awesome blog. Liz King kills it with content that includes great event planning and technology tips and news. They are quick, digestible articles, and always very shareable. We can’t go without our daily dose of Techsytalk.

Twitter: @lizkingevents

22. Marco Giberti

With more than 25 years in the events and tech industries, Marco has a lot to say on both. For a bit more, check out his interview on the Bizzabo podcast. We'll let Marco describe his blog, since he says it best:

"I’ve spent many years around the media, tech and events industries and have been fortunate enough to learn from many mentors and amazing people. This blog is a place where I want to share many of those lessons I’ve learned, as well as the new lessons that I’ll gain from the people I meet and the places I visit."

Twitter @marcogiberti


Hospitality & Travel Blogs

bizzabo skift event blog Source: Skift

23. Skift 

Skift is a future-focused blog dedicated to travel news, research, and the latest and greatest in related events. They also take a deep dive into corporate travel and startup brands. 

Twitter: @skift

24. MICE Blog

The MICE Blog, run by full-time international blogger Irina Graf, is dedicated to helping corporate event planners from all over the world. She includes a number of helpful case studies and information on planning events in major cities all around the globe. 

Twitter: @themiceblog

25. Oracle - Hospitality Blog

This Oracle blog is a great way to find out what's going on in the hospitality and event tech worlds. They showcase events like hackathons and go into detail about the latest property management systems. 

Twitter: @OracleHosp

26. Amadeus Hospitality 

The Amadeus Hospitality Insight blog has a wealth of real world case studies, infographics, and event trends to share. They also have a heavy focus on sales. 

Twitter: @amadeushosp

Event Association Blogs

27. PCMA

The Professional Convention Management Association has an industry-must blog called Convene, full of event-dedicated gems to educate and expand your mind. They touch on revenue, event tech and more. 

Twitter: @pcmahq

28. NACE 

The National Association for Catering and Events has great member resources on their blog. Consider joining if you're looking to be a part of a community for catering and event professionals. 

Twitter: @NACEOrg

Event Agency Blogs

29. Banks Sadler

Banks Sadler focuses on event management. From venue searching to event execution, they've covered all the bases. They particularly focus on cities like New York, London, Paris, and York. 

Twitter: @Banks_Sadler

30. Octagon

Octagon focuses on sports marketing but their blog also provides tips for experiential marketing, PR, and leadership that can apply to most other industries. You'll also find info on sports industry predictions and talent representation here. 

Twitter: @Octagon

31. AGENCYYEA

AGENCY AE, a full-service brand experience agency, has a lot to share about the latest event trends, experiential marketing theory, and tips they've learned from working  their very own projects. They also publish original studies which are definitely worth at least a glance. 

Twitter: @agencyae

32. Sparks

Sparks is a global brand experience agency. Their blog covers event planning from A to Z. Expect to find frequently updated articles on topics like things like event strategy, trade show booth trends, and more. 

Twitter: @poweredbysparks

Final Thoughts: check your event strategy against these Event marketing Blogs

We encourage you to read these blogs regularly to take your event planning game to the next level. Pair your morning coffee with a blog or two and the caffeine won’t be the only thing that gives you a boost!  

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