One Smooth Stone
Virtual Event Webinar: Success with Less
brought to you in partnership with
hinton + grusich
Date: Friday, July 9
Time: 11am (pacific), noon (mountain), 1pm (central), 2pm (eastern)
Duration: 60 minutes
Can’t make it? It’s available for download the Tuesday morning following the event http://ossunplugged.blogspot.com
Success with Less
We are all being asked to make do with “less”…time, money and resources. In this webinar, we’ll share practical ways to create successful events from a strategic and management perspective, as well as execution in spite of having “less” in which to work.
Mark Ledogar, Vice President One Smooth Stone
During his eleven years of event marketing experience with the world’s largest association management firm, Mark’s focus was quite diverse, including everything from logistics management, registration, and attendance promotion to tradeshow operations and sales, advertising, and sponsorship development. While Director of The Convention & Trade Show Division at Smith, Bucklin, & Associates, Mark served as General Manager and Show Director of one of the 200 largest tradeshows in the country, as well as oversaw a team of 75 event planners who managed over 600 events annually.
At One Smooth Stone, Mark has leverages his experience and strengths to manage complex events, simultaneously overseeing general session production, rehearsals, breakouts and overall logistics, venue negotiations and event budgeting. He has a keen ability to put a strong team together and provide solid directions and oversight. Mark’s ability to combine detailed project management with high-level strategy and message consultation provdies unique value to our firm and our clients.
Marian Long, Meeting Planner AADE
Marian has been a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) for over 23 years with a commitment to operational excellence and world class customer service. As the Director of Meetings for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, she and her team produce and execute the Annual Meeting and Tradeshow in cities throughout the US for approximately 6,000 participants and 250 Exhibitors. They also manage over 40 regional educational meetings for Diabetes Educators worldwide. Formerly, Senior Marketing Manager for Allstate Financial, Marian built and directed the Sales Meeting and Support Department to facilitate planning of client and executive meetings, VIP events, and seminars. She created marketing tools, identified sponsorship partners, and tracked metrics on all events and initiations. She also managed creative, production, agency management and hired and mentored staff. Marian’s experience in the industry has a lso included Branch Manager for Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Executive Director at Smith Bucklin & Associates, Inc. and an Operations Director for Westside Holdings, LLC.
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hinton + grusich
Founded in 1986, hinton+grusich is a national sales organization that represents upscale hotels, destinations and hospitality suppliers that serve the meetings industry. Offering a cost-free approach to finding the right hotel, the firm creates efficiency and buying power for professionals who plan meetings through one point-of-contact. Its team of experts provides timely pricing and availability information, first-hand destination feedback, and relevant insight for meeting professionals nationwide. hinton+grusich represents over 150 upscale, primarily independent hotels, six convention bureaus, and seven industry partners within their “partners+” collection. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm offers four regional offices and nine national sales managers furnishing regional and market-specific support to meeting professionals.
One Smooth Stone
As an event and communication agency, we help build relationships critical to the success of your business through exceptionally crafted programs and events….whether for physical or virtual events. With 14+ years across a variety of industries, our experience crafting events for companies in transition lets us confidently and patiently lead you through a proven process to create events that address specific business outcomes.