Julia Berman

Julia Berman

Digital Content Editor at Smart Meetings
Julia Berman is the digital content editor at Smart Meetings. She has a three-year background in content writing and marketing, and is a graduate of Colgate University in New York where she studied English, creative writing and psychology.
Julia Berman
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Say Farewell to Virgin AmericaAirlinesNews

The time has come to say goodbye to perhaps the hippest airline on the market. On March 22, Alaska Airlines announced its plan to eliminate the Virgin America brand, with an official termination to occur in 2019. Last year Alaska purchased Virgin for $2.6 billion. Sangita Woerner, Alaska Airlines vice president of marketing, remarks, “We…

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8 Superb F&B Choices to Cure March MadnessFood & BeverageMeeting Planning

March Madness is in full swing! For those not familiar with the sporting event, it’s the premier single-elimination tournament for men’s college basketball teams. In its current format, 68 Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams compete for the championship each year. The games are played at a number of different sites around the…

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Take the Quiz: What Type of Meeting Planner Are You?Meeting PlanningQuiz

We could all stand to learn a little more about ourselves. Balancing work, a social life, family and hobbies often leaves us with little time for self-evaluation. It’s important to be familiar with our personal strengths and weaknesses. As anyone in the meetings and events industry knows, there’s more than one type of meeting planner….

GES Adds Event-Tech Value with Poken AcquisitionGadgetsTechnologyTechnology News

Last week, GES, a full-service event provider, announced its acquisition of Poken, a leading engagement technology company. Poken is expected to fit right into GES’ culture of event services and technology. Poken, a long-time partner at Smart Meeting events, offers a cloud-based service used to increase engagement and improve data analytics by combining digital and…

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7 Trendsetting Travel AppsAppsTechnology

It can be difficult to decide which apps are worth downloading. There are simply too many available options and more are being released each month. These seven new travel apps stand out because they cater to a modern audience. With their focus on current trends such as the sharing economy, customization and convenience, these seven…

Google’s Chat & Meet: The Next Step in Virtual Meetings?TechnologyTechnology News

Over the past year, many have speculated on Google’s possible plans to build a business communication tool. The debut of Google’s new programs, Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, confirms this undertaking. The programs were designed to accommodate two frequent consumer demands—a more seamless video connection during virtual meetings and a more collaborative experience. Accordingly, Google’s…

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10 Futuristic Travel Tech ProductsGadgetsTechnology

Meeting and event planners are all too familiar with travel. They know each step in the process and have memorized every airport hack out there. Aware of how unpleasant long hours of travel can be, tech companies are working to alleviate the discomfort, inconvenience and general frustration. Perhaps these products will even revolutionize our expectations…