Nth Degree Trade Show and Event Marketing and Management Blog

D'Anna Hurley

As Nth Degree’s Marketing Project Manager, D'Anna embraces all things marketing, all things sales and all things related to growing the business. D'Anna in a few words: Strong character. Determined Doer. Animal Rescuer. Inquisitive. Never stop learning. Go Noles. Called to creativity. Always present. Astute. Seek better ways. Master at multitasking. Unofficial family chef.
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Recent Posts

Why Being a Millennial is Actually a Good Thing in Trade Shows

Posted by D'Anna Hurley on Jul 13, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Let’s face it, millennials sometimes get a bad rap - you and your peers get branded as entitled and narcissistic (ouch). Is it only okay if a fellow millennial mentions this? Sorry!

Okay, so to sway my narrative in a positive direction, let’s think of ourselves collectively as young professionals – better? Us young professionals (YPs for short) are contemporaries, cohorts even. Yes, I used the word “contemporaries”, which does age me, but stick with me on this one and I will prove to you how when it comes to trade shows, your generation may have a distinct advantage. I will show you how you can leverage your generation’s characteristics to be a great trade show or event manager and help your company succeed. I will even prove why you shouldn’t be afraid to post that selfie at your next trade show or event.

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Topics: Trade Shows, Events

Chicago - from Union Regulations to Bites Worth the Calories

Posted by D'Anna Hurley on May 6, 2016 9:00:12 AM

Looking at our Chicago trade show planning calendar, the months ahead look quite busy with shows like #ASCO and #NRAShow coming to the city. Chicago is no stranger to trade shows and events, and it has also seen many changes in recent years when it comes to working conditions and exhibitor rights. Many of the changes benefit the exhibitor, but talk about confusing!

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Topics: Exhibitor Rules, Trade Show Labor Management, Trade Shows, EAC, Install and Dismantle, Union Rules and Regulations, I&D, Events

Calling All Type As – Take a Breather

Posted by D'Anna Hurley on Apr 8, 2016 3:16:28 PM

You know who you are, and because of this you may not even be reading this post as you have a “To Do” list to attack before the weekend. But, in the off-chance you are scanning my prose with the promise that I may actually help make your life just a touch easier – welcome, fellow purists!

If you’re an event marketer, trade show manager, event planner or anything in between, you are probably Type A and you can move on to the next section.

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Topics: Trade Show Labor Management, Trade Shows, Events

Trade Show Management FAQ with Atlanta Labor Operations Manager, Mike Beske

Posted by D'Anna Hurley on Feb 16, 2016 2:19:46 PM

 

Working in the trade show industry is not for the faint of heart. It is for the innovative, the driven, the passionate, the energetic…the road warrior. And when you travel from city to city or rather, from airport to [insert trade show or event venue here] and back to the airport, you sometimes need a break from your trade show management duties to have some fun. You also need support from people with local know-how and a shared passion for the industry.

With that in mind, I connected with our City Manager in Atlanta, Mike Beske, to talk about the common questions he gets from clients and how he responds. He’s worked with trade show management and event management pros since 1982. His accomplished career in the industry, coupled with his southern hospitality was the perfect recipe for a great Q&A below. If you’ve ever been to the South, you know we love a good chat - enjoy!

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Topics: Trade Show Labor Management, Trade Shows, Install and Dismantle, I&D

Orlando: Wish You Were Here

Posted by D'Anna Hurley on Jan 22, 2016 4:23:18 PM

Perhaps it is the impending “winter storm” here in Atlanta (otherwise known as an inch of snow), but this week I’ve been thinking about sunny Florida, specifically, Orlando. To many, Orlando is a place for magic, memories, thrills and well, sunburns. For us #eventprofs Orlando is one of the industry's busiest trade show and event markets. Translation – no roller coaster rides when we’re in Orlando.To that end, and because we love our friends, we asked our Orlando team to choose their favorite dining spots and watering holes so you have a few local spots to escape to after your trade show or event. We even included a couple resources we thought you might find useful too.
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Topics: Trade Shows, Events

A Guide to Trade Show Union Rules and Regulations in Las Vegas

Posted by D'Anna Hurley on Jan 20, 2016 10:37:48 AM

The New Year speaks to fresh starts and you and your colleagues resolving to work smarter, spend more time with your family and generally better yourselves to achieve that elusive work/life balance your HR Department keeps talking about. In light of this, we’ve chosen to highlight the trade show union rules and regulations in one of the biggest trade show and event markets in the country – Vegas baby!

It’s January, so with mega shows like #CES2016 and #SHOTShow you are likely to be thrown into this mix of revolving trade shows, tourists and festivities. The information below should help you cut through the chaos and get the details you need for a great show and a good start to your new balanced lifestyle.

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Topics: Exhibitor Rules, Trade Show Labor Management, Trade Shows, EAC, Install and Dismantle, Union Rules and Regulations, I&D, Events