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Working Hours, Challenging The Status Quo

by Admin | Jan 10, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

‘Working 9-5,  what a way to make a living’ – we all know how the song goes. But is it still applicable in 2017? In a world more connected than ever, should it still be ‘bums on seats’ that businesses see as important? For every study into working hours or working from home, there’s always a counter study. Sweden have been at the forefront of asking the world stage to consider...

Dubai: A City Of World-Firsts

by Admin | Aug 09, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Dubai is well known for its world firsts. In the last year alone a number of ground-breaking projects have been launched in the Emirate including the world’s first 3D printed building, Bollywood theme park, floating villas and 7-star airport terminal to name but a few. Not content with breaking boundaries in construction, Dubai has now turned its attention to events. This year saw the lau...

Utilising Remote Business Technologies

by Admin | Jul 25, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Our clients and events are based around the world and we’ve had to make sure we are completely up to speed with remote conferencing. Although now commonplace,  many still find the process daunting and others perhaps take a while to adjust to the unwritten ‘rules’.  There are a couple of etiquette points that need discussing first. Just as face-to-face meetings have rules and nicetie...

IOT – What Does It Do For You?

by Admin | Jul 12, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

The latest phrase in technical jargon, The Internet of Things; an ever growing and ever ‘thinking’ entity. Despite actually not being a brand new phrase, having been used since the 80’s by tech companies, it is now the ultimate solution for all those tedious parts of life, which through the use of technology, can be made better. So, in case you haven’t already Googled it, what exact...

Sledge Presents… Culture Is The Brand

by Admin | Jun 08, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

  When the CEO of online retailer Zappos.com blogged “Your Culture is Brand”, it quickly went viral. He argued that company culture and branding were “two sides of the same coin,” with company culture driving internal and external perceptions of a brand. “Our belief is that if you get the culture right, most of the other stuff – like great customer service, or building a gr...

The Brief…..

by Admin | Jun 01, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

All successful projects start with a plan – in our industry this starts its life as a creative brief. In theory this brief serves a valuable purpose of clearly defining the goals and scope of a project. In the busy and demanding world of the creative industry, the process of briefing and pitching is the lifeblood of agency life. But briefs can vary significantly in detail and content from clie...

The Rise Of The Freelancer

by Admin | May 26, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

It is difficult to ignore the number of people choosing to go freelance. Within the events industry the percentage doing so has increased by 46%* in the last 3 years. This really is reflective of the industry as a whole and how the landscape is changing. Client work is no longer ‘seasonal’. Budgets and a businesses needs are continually changing, which in turn leads to more pitching for work...

Working With Keynote Speakers

by Admin | Apr 18, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Keynote speakers are more often than not the main reason for a delegate attending an event, whether it is a conference, gala dinner, expo or charity event. They are therefore fundamental to the overall success of the event First and foremost the speaker has to be appropriate to the event and to the audience. The temptation can be to book the most famous name the budget will allow. However this i...

How To Get Into The Event Industry

by Admin | Apr 13, 2016 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Getting in to the event industry has become an increasingly difficult feat, though I would argue that this is now a familiar landscape for young people across most sectors. There are various routes that are now available for those interested in pursuing a career in events with it becoming much less common for people to simply ‘fall in to’ it as in the past. Most entry-level roles now require...