Sandbox

Sandbox is your destination to engage, connect, and learn. Offering event planning resources, best practices and tips, this platform creates and curates to educate the events community.

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Success Stories

“We collaborated with Shepard AV for our event technology at our annual trade show, and we couldn’t be more satisfied with the results. The best kind of partners are the ones that collaborate on a plan, arrive on site, do their job, resolve issues without commotion, and then seamlessly move out—that was Shepard AV. The process started with a discovery process where we reviewed our budget, objectives, and expectations and ended with them flawlessly delivering the solutions that perfectly suited our needs. The exhibitors were pleased with the high quality of service and equipment they received, and we’ve found a trusted partner for future events.”

- Bob Xeller, Interwire

“Thank you for always trying to find ways to make my job easier and our show better.  It’s truly like having a partner with Shepard.  I’m really looking forward to our show in a few weeks.  We have some exciting things happening.”

- Ron Procopio, USITT

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Shepard Blog Highlights

The Consultative Approach Creates An Amazing Quilt Of Winning Ideas

| 08/21/2017

Sometimes the best ideas come from unexpected sources. For the 2018 Las Vegas Quilters, Points West Quilt Show and School,  Shepard took our consultative approach to a fresh, new level. Let me share the story…

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How to Spice Up Your Next Conference or Event Now

| 06/14/2017

Conference Themes are Like Hot Sauce … Spice Things Up!

A great conference theme is like a great hot sauce. Once you’ve had a meeting with a strong one, everything else seems a little bland without i

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Be Willing to Lead – Thoughts on the 2017 IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum

| 05/08/2017

Women are making consistent advances in leadership in the exhibitions and events industry. That’s the big headline from the 2017 IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum. But there is a caveat – they have to be willing to lead.

 

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Shepard Press

09/13/2017

Atlanta: Shepard announced today the expansion of their marketing and strategy services with the hire of Cory Smith as Managing Director of Digital Solutions. Cory’s role will be to work with clients to grow attendance and enhance customer experience with the activation of strategic technology planning at each touchpoint for t

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08/17/2017

ATLANTA – Shepard is pleased to announce its recent hire of Kevin Felton as General Manager of their Los Angeles branch. In this role, Kevin will oversee all operational and production functions of this full-service facility.

“This is an exciting new chapter in my career—one I’ve been working towards for a long time. Having worked

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Sandbox Resources

SandboxLIVE 2017 Videos and Presentations 

Watch the videos and download the presentations from our annual educational event.

Visit our YouTube Channel to watch the educational sessions.

The State of the Industry
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The Digital Connection
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Selling Exhibits vs. Selling Engagements
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Journey Mapping to Success
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The Cultural Forces that are Reshaping Our World
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Event Marketing Webinar Series

Experiential Marketing vs. Marketing an Event

Digital Tools: Using Event Tech to Enhance Attendee and Exhibitor Experience

Not All Media Partnerships are Created Equal

Leadership Simplified, by Doug Van Dyke

Doug Van Dyke is a Tampa Bay based executive coach, leadership development expert, and strategic planner.

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Client Testimonials 

“We collaborated with Shepard AV for our event technology at our annual trade show, and we couldn’t be more satisfied with the results. The best kind of partners are the ones that collaborate on a plan, arrive on site, do their job, resolve issues without commotion, and then seamlessly move out—that was Shepard AV. The process started with a discovery process where we reviewed our budget, objectives, and expectations and ended with them flawlessly delivering the solutions that perfectly suited our needs. The exhibitors were pleased with the high quality of service and equipment they received, and we’ve found a trusted partner for future events.”

- Bob Xeller, Interwire

“Thank you for always trying to find ways to make my job easier and our show better.  It’s truly like having a partner with Shepard.  I’m really looking forward to our show in a few weeks.  We have some exciting things happening.”

- Ron Procopio, USITT

“SECO 2017 engaged with ShepardAV for the first time since its launch at the end of 2016. I knew from experience that Shepard provides top-notch customer service in other areas, but I was very impressed by the level of audiovisual support I received. I expected there might be a learning curve, given that this is a new offering, but I was wrong. ShepardAV engaged with my team to create the exact experience we wanted. The planning and execution were seamless from beginning to end. Having worked with Stuart Danneman before, I knew he was among the best in the industry. Now Stuart has brought that experience to Shepard, and it is a wonderful collaboration. With the addition of AV services, Shepard had further solidified its role as a leader in trade shows and event production.”

- Elizabeth Taylor, SECO International

Exhibitor Academy

An exhibitor resource for success

Designed specifically for exhibitors, Exhibitor Academy is a complimentary service that provides exhibitors with communications, tools, and education to help them get the most out of your show.

Helping your exhibitors achieve success is one of the most important factors in achieving success for your organization. Successful exhibit provide you with retention, show growth, increased sponsorship, and engaged attendees. These sessions will provide your exhibitors with the latest in trends, techniques and strategies for achieving success.

The program includes an interactive webinar and web-based resources.

Interactive Webinar
Your Shepard account executive will coordinate a webinar, conducted by a senior Shepard Associate, customized to your show’s exhibitors.

Web-based Resources
Housed in the Sandbox’s Exhibitor Academy section, both veteran and rookie exhibitors will find resources to help guide them to success. This 365-day resource will feature best practices, new tools, innovative techniques and other relevant information to help exhibitors efficiently and successfully execute exhibit space at events.