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GiveSmart Hybrid and Virtual Webinar

GiveSmart Hybrid and Virtual Webinar

Givesmart HYBRID AND VIRTUAL EVENT webinar questions AND ANSWERS  Last week, Utopia Entertainment's Joey Goone was a guest on the GiveSmart Webinar below, helping facilitate a conversation around Hybrid and Virtual event experiences. We were joined by 2,000 of...

5 Types of Drive-In Events

5 Types of Drive-In Events

Five TYPES OF DRIVE-IN EVENTS While the Drive-In experience is not a new concept, our new climate serves as an opportunity to put a creative twist on this classic form of entertainment. Hosting a drive-in event is a great way to bring your organization, family and...

Hybrid Events

Hybrid Events

HYBRID Events We have experience in producing virtual AND hybrid events. Our suggestion to all of our organizations is to plan for the unplanned and unexpected.  What is a hybrid event?  Hybrid events are a combination of both virtual + in person, providing an online...

Drive-In Events

Drive-In Events

Drive-in Events We’re happy to be part of resurrecting a classic form of entertainment this summer with Utopia Entertainment’s ‘Drive-In Nights.’ Drive-In Movie Nights  We launched our first drive-in at the Country Club of St Albans just a couple of weeks ago with the...

Producing a Successful Virtual Event

Producing a Successful Virtual Event

Producing a successful Virtual Event Virtual events are rapidly becoming the norm. While they were initially looked upon as a fallback alternative -  that’s changing! Will virtual events disappear? Not likely.  The overwhelming financial success rate has given virtual...

7 Reasons You Should Hire a Pro For Your Next Virtual Event

7 Reasons You Should Hire a Pro For Your Next Virtual Event

7 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional to Host Your Next Virtual Event How a production company can take your next Zoom call from sad to show-stopping (and it’s surprisingly affordable!)   From the Grammy Museum to Broadway, many of the world’s biggest...

The Event Industry During Coronavirus Outbreak

The Event Industry During Coronavirus Outbreak

Live Events Industry Will Thrive During Coronavirus Outbreak, But Only If They Do This One Thing   With every major live event including Coachella, Stagecoach, and all major league sports, indefinitely postponed due to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, many...

What Is a Virtual Event?

What Is a Virtual Event?

Planning a Virtual Event This article describes virtual events and how they may work for you as a temporary solution or a permanent long-term business strategy. Amid this crisis, our team has remained optimistic and is working on converting our studio into a virtual...

Jewish Light Reader’s Poll

Jewish Light Reader’s Poll

Jewish Light Reader's Poll  Jewish Light Reader's Poll Winners Every year the St. Louis Jewish Light holds the "Best of Simchas Readers poll".  Readers cast their vote for local businesses that help make celebrations like Weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs memorable....

Spice Up Your Event with Silent Disco

Spice Up Your Event with Silent Disco

Spice Up Your Event with Silent Disco3 DJs - 3 Genres - 1 Successful Event So what is Silent Disco? It doesn’t actually have anything to do with disco, well unless you want it to... Silent Disco is an event where you wear a special wireless pair of noise-canceling...

Planning A Mitzvah: Where to Start

Planning A Mitzvah: Where to Start

We’ve worked with so many Mitzvah families over our 17 years in business.  We’re frequently asked, “Where do I start planning my child's Mitzvah; what’s first?”   SO...WHERE DO I BEGIN PLANNING A MITZVAH? When planning a Mitzvah, we ask “Mitzvah Moms,” a few...

What to Look for in Video Production Companies in St. Louis

What to Look for in Video Production Companies in St. Louis

What to Look for in a Video Production Company in St. Louis 8 Qualities To Look For in a Video Production Company Eighty - one percent of businesses are utilizing video as a marketing tool. Online users view more than 1 billion hours of video each day just on YouTube...

Instagram for Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Instagram for Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Instagram Guide For Nonprofits This is a guest post by Tatiana Morand from Personify, Wild Apricot Some nonprofits seem to get thousands of likes and new followers on Instagram effortlessly. And while it may seem difficult to get the same results, it’s totally...

Newest Venues in St. Louis

Newest Venues in St. Louis

Newest Venues in St. Louis Wedding Planning, Events, Venue, St. Louis Venue, New St. Louis Venues, Gala, Wedding, Nonprofit, Auction, Saint Louis SUNFLOWER HILL FARM Opened- August 2018 (Venue) Where- Augusta, MO What type of events?— weddings, conferences, birthday...

4 Tactics to Grow Your NonProfit Email List

4 Tactics to Grow Your NonProfit Email List

4 Tactics To Grow Your Nonprofit Email List This is a guest post by Sean Kosofsky, the Nonprofit Fixer.  Picture this: you crafted an amazing email, chock-full of information about your mission. You sent it out with great excitement, then waited with anticipation for...

Getting Gen Z To Your Nonprofit Event

Getting Gen Z To Your Nonprofit Event

Gen Z: You Want Them at Your Next Event According to Statista.com, Generation Z (Gen Z) makes up 27 percent of the U.S. population, far surpassing baby boomers and millennials. Someone is considered Gen Z if they were born between the mid-90s and the mid-2000s....

All Things Video

All Things Video

Everything You Need to Know About Video When was the last time you watched a video on YouTube or another social media outlet?   FACTS:   1. Is your business or your fundraising increasing by 100 percent each year? Video is. Each year the number of minutes of...

Band vs. DJ

Band vs. DJ

Band vs. DJ Should You Hire a Band or a DJ For Your Wedding? The lists are endless and everyone has their opinion on which music will get them on the dance floor. Here are some things to consider before you cross “music” off your wedding to-do list.   The perfect...

11 Questions to Ask Your Wedding DJ

11 Questions to Ask Your Wedding DJ

11 Questions to Ask Your Wedding DJ  *Written by our sister company, Pulse Events STL   1. How far in advance should we book entertainment? First and foremost, make sure they have your date available!   Most couples start booking 9-12 months before their...

Special Event Lighting for 2019

Special Event Lighting for 2019

Special Event Lighting For 2019 Uplighting is the foundation of all lighting. Most likely, every wedding you’ve ever been to has used uplighting to transform the ambiance of the room. The colors you choose decide the mood, so do your research on what goes best with...

6 Questions To Ask Your Videographer

6 Questions To Ask Your Videographer

6 Questions To Ask Your Videographer 1. We already have a photographer? Should we still invest in video? Organizations that have experience in storytelling and capturing memories should understand the sensitivity and importance of preserving and capturing your moment....

7 High Tech Event Trends for 2019

7 High Tech Event Trends for 2019

7 High Tech Event Trends for 2019 Each year, as technology advances so do the options to elevate and transform your gathering to turn it into a high-tech event. From Bar and Bat Mitzvahs to Gala's and Non-Profit events there are endless ways to give your event a new...

Planning a Fundraiser

Planning a Fundraiser

Planning a FundraiserMy name is Jordi Stack, and I’m the newest member of the Utopia Entertainment team. A few months ago I was a Main Event Tri-Director for MizzouThon's dance marathon and I’m now the Director of Planning and Logistics for Utopia Entertainment, the...

5 Easy Steps to Make Your Party Memorable

5 Easy Steps to Make Your Party Memorable

5 STEPS TO MAKE YOUR PARTY MEMORABLE 1. Define what you want to accomplish All great parties have an outcome in mind, whether it's raising money for a local organization, boosting morale or meeting/creating an organizational goal. In order to get a bigger buy in and...

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