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Welcome to GatherGeeks, the event industry podcast, where people passionate about the power of live experiences and events come together. Join host David Adler as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.

Dec 18, 2018

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik

Guest: Dan Mannix


In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Dan Mannix, president and C.E.O. of New York-based marketing agency CSM LeadDog. Mannix gives a comprehensive look at his event philosophy, discussing the different between "events" and "experiences," why he hires people with diverse backgrounds, when to avoid using technology, and why traditional sponsorships don't work anymore. He shares recent examples from his own events for the likes of NBC and Oprah, plus ways to deal with superfans, how to celebrate a win, and more


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Running time 44:33.