Yearly Archives


December 31, 2014

2014: Year in Review

2014 was a year filled with so many special moments for us. We are truly humbled by the great trust and responsibility placed in our hands over these past twelve months by you, our clients…
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December 10, 2014

Five tips to help your event photographer

For more than 15 years, I’ve been photographing events—from the tiniest employee-recognition cocktail parties to international conferences with thousands of attendees… and everything in between. Each comes with its own set of challenges and very…
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Fundraising success: It all starts with building a great event committee
Event Planning
November 12, 2014

Fundraising success: It all starts with building a great event committee

Most nonprofits know there are major benefits to hosting an annual gala or awards dinner. However, they also know the climate for fundraising events has become much more competitive in the past decade. With multiple…
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Event Planning
October 20, 2014

Disaster Kits 101: Don’t tempt fate. Be prepared for what any event may throw your way!

Disaster Kits. A term used by our founder and president Dusty Rhodes for an at-the-ready supply of items that will hopefully solve any impending disaster at an event. (BTW, it’s not “if” a possible disaster…
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In the News
September 26, 2014

In the News: Women Up: Dusty Rhodes of Conventures

From Boston Business Journal – Where do you turn when you need advice or guidance? I run things by my colleagues. We have a very open and fluid communications approach so if there’s something I’m not…
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July 2, 2014

Zoom through the Tufts 10K race course in just 2 minutes

Okay, so we're a bit addicted to time-lapse videos, but they're fun to create and a great way to introduce people to an event or service. Our latest navigates viewers along the race course of…
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Public Relations
June 16, 2014

Don’t forget to “think local” with your PR clients

After fifteen years as a community journalist, I am admittedly very partial to local papers, blogs and cable stations. Now that I’m on the “other side” in public relations and marketing, I’ve brought that local…
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ConventuresEvent PlanningInternships
June 5, 2014

Are you turning your interns into employees?

Are you turning your interns into staff members? Or are you showing them all the door once the internship is over? A valuable starting point for an assessment of any company’s internship program may be…
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May 27, 2014

3 days work in 1 minute: Cirque du Soleil sets up across from our offices

We keep trying to up our time-lapse game with our new GoPro camera. The challenge is often finding something dramatic and easily accessible to shoot. This past week, we lucked out on both accounts as…
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April 22, 2014

Consider creating a time-lapse video of your next event

We're experimenting with different ways to capture the events that we help produce at Conventures. This past Friday, we used a GoPro Hero 3 camera to create a time-lapse video of the fun and frenzy…
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