Aug 8 2023
Emily Loftis

How to leverage color psychology to Unlock the Unforgettable Colors play a vital role in helping us navigate the world around us. Certain hues can influence how we feel, behave and even respond in various settings, giving them an intriguing role in human psychology and fueling our long-held fascination with them. This year, Pantone, the …

How to create immersive event experiences with audiovisual technology

Jun 14 2023
Kristi Casey
7 MIN
You’ve heard the term ‘immersive experiences.’ But what does that mean? Let’s go beyond the buzzword to look at how you can use cutting-edge and traditional audiovisual (AV) technology to leverage this trend.  What is an immersive experience? An immersive experience is one that engages one or more senses. It encourages people exposed to the experience to become active participants ...

One digital tool, end-to-end solutions for a smooth, interactive event experience

Apr 20 2023
Kristi Casey
10 MIN
What value do your in-person events provide? Respondents of the Encore Winter 2022 Planner Pulse Report say the greatest value their gatherings provide is networking/relationship building (74 percent). Sixty-one percent say it’s connecting people/employees to an organization’s mission/vision/values; an equal number say it’s education/training/professional development opportunities. Maximizing return on these three areas not only benefits ...

How to create engaging, immersive experiences with LED walls

Apr 13 2023
Kristi Casey
10 MIN
Over 70 percent of meeting and event organizers believe networking and engagement will be the future of events. The challenge is how to do that. LED walls are one of the most flexible technology solutions you can use to breathe new life into your programming. From creating immersive environments to transforming presentations into interactive activities, ...

Reflections on Women’s History Month and equity in action at Encore 

Mar 23 2023
Emily Loftis
7 MIN
Encore values the power of inclusion. That’s why we’re proud to create spaces of belonging and work to proactively diversify our team. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re excited to share a new way we’re putting our commitment to equity into practice with our Women in Audio Visual Technology (WAVE) program. We’re also delighted ...

How to deliver a big impact with your next small meeting

Feb 22 2023
Emily Loftis
5 MIN
Small meetings have become an incredible source of growth and opportunity in the wake of the pandemic. Catering to a group of 50 or fewer participants means you can provide more targeted programming, promote greater intimacy between your audience and stakeholders, and foster meaningful interactions that build trust. This holds true whether you’re conducting a ...

Planning for the Unimaginable

Feb 20 2023
Kristi Casey
5 MIN
In the events world, sometimes we’re caught by an ask so big, it feels unimaginable. Just ask Encore Regional Director Chris Baker, who oversees the Alberta Branches in Canada. It all began with an unexpected RFP from the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops (CCB). They queried Encore Canada for a proposal related to a visit ...

Top 3 event trends for 2023

Feb 15 2023
Kristi Casey
5 MIN
Every year, Encore surveys thousands of meeting and event professionals about meeting/event patterns and formats, how they spend their money and their biggest concerns. Individually, these quarterly Planner Pulse reports form snapshots of current industry trends. But taken collectively, we can begin to forecast where the industry is headed. Looking at the big picture painted ...

6 Ways to enhance your in-person events with an event platform

Feb 10 2023
Emily Loftis
7 MIN
Humans are social by nature. We are inherently driven to connect and create moments of belonging. This is where in-person events shine — they satisfy this innate human need while fostering a sense of community. By bringing participants together, you enable engagement on various levels, whether through direct communication, nonverbal cues or even physical touch, ...

In-person events are back in force, with attendee counts rising and most budgets increasing

Feb 9 2023
Emily Loftis
10 MIN
Key findings from the Encore 2022 Winter Planner Pulse With the world of events ever-changing, staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends is an essential tool for crafting successful experiences. To help ensure your event design, programming and format resonates with today’s audiences, Encore surveys meeting and event professionals quarterly to capture a closer look ...