Tag: Great Recession

A Stagnant Economy, The Big Shift, The Great Disruption And The Meetings Industry

“There’s something happening here,” says author Thomas Friedman referring to the spontaneous protests from Tel Aviv to Wall Street. According to Friedman, we are witnessing seismic changes from two overarching narratives: The Big Shift and The Great Disruption. That coupled with the systemic challenges of our stagnant economy for the next decade could have a … [Read more…]

Welcome To The New Normal: Tips For Event Professionals

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, I had the pleasure of presenting a breakout at Explore Minnesota 2010 Tourism Conference. Here is the workshop description and PPT from that presentation. Many American consumers have internalized the recession experience. Research shows that marketers need a fresh lens through which to view consumers in a post-recession world. Traditional … [Read more…]

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader Hotel Revenue Manager?

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader Hotel Revenue Manager? Tips For Securing 2010-2012 Meeting Venues This post is written by Dave Lutz, Managing Director, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. Read more about Dave. How’s your crystal ball doing these days? If you’re a Hotel Revenue Manager, you’ve gone through one of the toughest years of your … [Read more…]