Springing with Excitement on Opening Day

Posted by Amanda Hauge on Apr 3, 2017 10:35:02 AM

“You always get a special kick on Opening Day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.”  - Joe DiMaggio

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Topics: Events, Opening Day, Baseball, MLB, Spring

Helpful (and Hurtful) Uses of Technology in Exhibits & Events

Posted by Nathalie Nelson on Oct 7, 2016 2:02:05 PM

Following our first blog post inspired by the SEGD Exhibition and Experience Conference, we’re back to offer you more tips on exhibit design and methods of attendee engagement. For this post, Nathalie developed tips focusing on the use of technology, both in your exhibit or event space and to start conversation.

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Topics: Insider, Creative, Experiential Marketing, Exhibits, Events, Event Design, Exhibit Design, Social Media, Technology, Interactive, design

Three Tips for Exhibit and Event Engagement

Posted by Jayna Champeau on Sep 29, 2016 5:11:49 PM

Last month, two of our designers – Nathalie Nelson and Jayna Champeau – attended the SEGD Exhibition and Experience Conference at the American Institute for Architecture in DC. They found some great similarities between the speakers’ suggestions for audience engagement in exhibitions and the way we approach design at Hargrove, particularly with our exhibits, events and experiential marketing projects.

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Topics: Creative, Experiential Marketing, Exhibits, Events, Event Design, Exhibit Design, design

Evaluating the Olympics Opening Ceremony

Posted by Ron Nicynski on Aug 15, 2016 4:48:42 PM

Just 11 days ago, the Summer 2016 Olympics aired its opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The ceremony featured great theatrical productions, music and dancing, as well as brilliant digital video mapping and light displays.

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Topics: Creative, Events, Technology, Production

10 Considerations for Experiential Marketing Events

Posted by Ron Nicynski on Aug 11, 2016 3:39:03 PM

For decades, Hargrove has created all-encompassing experiential environments for events, trade shows and exhibits. We have kicked things up a notch with the addition of our own Experiential Marketing Production (XMP) line of business. Our XMP team works tirelessly with our agency clients to create captivating experiences that engage their audiences on all levels. When planning your next event, and even your next trade show or exhibit, think about every aspect of that environment, and how your audience will perceive the atmosphere. To help, our XMP team has provided a list of the top 10 considerations when planning an experiential marketing event:

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Topics: Insider, Creative, Experiential Marketing, Exhibits, Event Management, Trade Shows, Events, Event Design, Social Media

The Show Is Over - Now What?

Posted by Robb Clawson on Jan 13, 2016 4:35:57 PM

You spent weeks planning and preparing to exhibit at the trade show, and now the show has come and gone. You successfully made it through the planning, installation, show open hours, receptions, parties and dismantle – your work is now complete, right? Actually, there are plenty of post-show activities you need to conduct. Here are some of our top post-show action item suggestions:

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Topics: Exhibits, Trade Shows, Events, Social Media, Sales

Shipping and Material Handling FAQs

Posted by Vanessa Schley on Oct 28, 2015 4:42:15 PM

 Shipping and material handling services often confuse both new and experienced exhibitors. To help alleviate some confusion, the Hargrove team has gathered the most frequently asked questions below:

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Topics: Exhibits, Event Management, Trade Shows, Events, Trade Show Management, Exhibitor Services

Social Media Savvy 2.0: #ThinkOutsideTheBox

Posted by Kaitlin Walukonis on Sep 29, 2015 5:04:19 PM

 In our first Social Media Savvy post, you learned how to master Twitter. Now it’s time to delve deeper into the world of social media platforms to further engage your meeting attendees. At your next meeting, why not think outside the traditional social media platform box and create an interactive experience that will take attendee engagement to a new level using Pinterest, Snapchat and Periscope?

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Topics: Experiential Marketing, Trade Shows, Events, Social Media

3 Essentials of Hosting an Event in Federal or State Buildings

Posted by Ron Bracco on Aug 12, 2015 1:35:00 PM

Hargrove Inc., a creator of world-class experiential events, trade shows, and exhibits, has gained tremendous experience hosting events at federal and public buildings in Washington, D.C. The Hargrove team has grown to understand the rules and regulations, processes, and small details needed to successfully utilize venues, while supporting events that include national and state summits, presidential inaugural balls and the lighting of the national Christmas tree at the White House.

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Topics: Insider, Event Management, Events

Want to be More Twitter Savvy? #YouCanDoIt

Posted by Kaitlin Walukonis on Jul 8, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Whether you like it or not, social media is consuming your meetings, your events, your clients and even your free time! With so many people on social media, there’s no better time to leverage and to enhance your meetings. You wouldn’t want your meeting to be like the tree that fell in the forest that no one heard, would you? Here are three easy ways to make your meeting, trade show or event social media savvy:

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Topics: Experiential Marketing, Event Management, Trade Shows, Events, Trade Show Management, Social Media