Friday Fresh Reads 1.9

It’s January 9th! Are you finally out of your holiday break haze? The fog is starting to clear over here at Freshtix and we’re diving into 2015! Here are the articles and blogs that we dug into this week. Get your read on gang.

 12 Stylish Ways to Divide Large Event Spaces via BizBash

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Hosting an event in a cavernous space presents its own set of challenges—including coming up with ideas to separate the venue into spaces suited for cocktails, dinner, dancing, and more. From trees to beaded curtains and oversize laps, here are ways event designers have stylishly divided large event spaces.

Why we clipped it: We love pretty much anything that gives us ideas about how to make events prettier.

The Power of No: The Busy #Eventprofs Access to Profitability via Event Manager Blog 

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In this article we look at an approach to breaking the cycle of escalating to-do lists and how you can leverage your strengths to create more profitable events by learning to say “no”.

Why we clipped it: We all find it hard to say no. Especially when you’re go getters like us that just want to make magic happen! But turns out, saying no sometimes is actually pretty useful.

11 Underdog Brands That Differentiated Themselves From The Competition via HubSpot

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Even though the underdog theme remains the same, each business has a story, and every business has a unique way of telling that story that truly resonates with its audience. In fact, if a brand that succeeds in reaching its audience with content provided on social media, email, ads, and other media, this alone can differentiate them from other larger brands in their industry that miss the mark.

Why we clipped it: Recurring events and annual festivals are quickly becoming brands like any other commodity. When you start thinking of our event as a brand you can quickly see the benefits of boosting that brand like these underdogs.

19 Bizarre Home Cures That Work via Prevention

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Of course there are some health staples you should never be without—bandages or OTC pain relievers come to mind. But you can treat or cure a surprising number of minor ailments with these unexpected household objects and foods.

Why we clipped it: It seems like everyone in the Freshtix office is battling a cold and thus, downing vitamin C. That led me on a hunt for home remedies. Did you know you can make a licorice paste for calluses? Yeah me neither.

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