2017 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces Eddie & Ozzie Win for Site-Sourcing Division, Smart Meetings 360

Sausalito, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 – Smart Meetings, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the 2017 Eddie and Ozzie Award in the category of Best B2B Digital tool, for its site-sourcing division, Smart Meetings 360.

For more than two decades, the Eddie and Ozzie Awards have honored exceptional print and digital brands with a focus on best-in-class magazine and website design. The awards program receives more than 2,800 entries which receive a thoughtful review by a dedicated panel of more than 300 judges.

Eddie and Ozzie’s Best B2B Digital Tool recognizes excellence in unique digital applications that enhance the user experience. Smart Meetings 360 was featured for its comprehensive, multi-platform website. Designed specifically to simplify the booking process, Smart Meetings 360 delivers a 100% customizable RFP sourcing service that custom matches meeting planner clients to their ideal venue, ultimately saving them time, money and stress.

The Smart Meetings 360 website also features an extensive educational center including myriad case studies, white papers, client testimonials, a weekly topical blog and more.

Furthermore, Smart Meetings 360 schedules site inspections, performs contract negotiations and reviews, provides frequent status updates to its clients and delivers custom-matched side-by-side proposal comparisons via its consolidated bid reporting.

“We are honored to have our site-sourcing division selected as a valued digital tool for meeting planners. Our team continuously strives to simplify the all-too-often overwhelming booking process and make our planners’ jobs easier,” said Marin Bright, founder and CEO of Smart Meetings.

Smart Meetings 360 continues to develop its educational center and sourcing services for meeting planners and continually enhances its website to ensure a best-in-class user experience.

About Smart Meetings:
Smart Meetings is the leading media company and the most trusted resource for meeting professionals. Providing best-in-class service, Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines, hosts world-class hosted-buyer networking events, provides CEU-accredited webinars, offers a complimentary site-selection service and offers myriad digital resources.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Harrington


2017 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces Eddie & Ozzie Win for Site-Sourcing Division, Smart Meetings 360

Smart Meetings Founder Marin Bright Featured in USA Today

Smart Meetings Announces Winners of 2017 Smart Stars Awards

Smart Meetings Announces Nichee Awards Win

Smart Meetings Announces Second Annual Smart Woman Summit

Smart Meetings Announces 2017 Smart Women in Meetings Award Winners

2016 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Platinum Choice Awards Winners

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Smart Stars Award Winners

Smart Meetings Announces Eddie & Ozzie Win for Site-Sourcing Division, Smart Meetings 360

Smart Meetings Announces Inaugural Smart Woman Summit

Smart Meetings Hires Vivian Shaw as Director of Global Sourcing

Smart Meetings Hires John DeCesare as Vice President/Group Publisher

2015 Press Releases

Smart Meetings Announces 2015 Smart Stars Award Winners

Marin Bright Selected as Honoree in 2015 Folio Top Women in Media Awards

Get Smarter: Introducing the NEW

2014 Press Releases

Smart Meetings TV Special Features the Winners of the 2014 Smart Stars Awards

2014 Platinum Choice Award Winners Chosen

Marin Bright Selected as an Honoree in 2014 Folio Top Women in Media Awards

Smart Meetings Announces 2014 Smart Stars Award Winners

Smart Meetings Partners with eSpeakers

Smart Meetings 2014 Events Scheduled

Smart Meetings elsewhere on the Web:
– Hundreds of media outlets and journalists viewed the winner’s release and clips from the TV special “Smart Destinations: The Best of 2013.” Major media outlets such as Yahoo, Boston Globe and The Street, along many local television stations and business journals relayed the news across the web.
– “Wyndham Offers Meeting Planners Chance at One Million Rewards Points,”, July 7, 2012.
– Meeting planners visit to hear Hawaii’s pitch,” Honolulu Star Advertiser, March 21, 2012.
– “Hawaii woos meeting planners with Smart Meetings event,” Pacific Business News, March 16, 2012.
– “‘Smart Event’ to Sell Hawaii Meetings and Incentives, March 18
– 20,” Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, March 16, 2012.
– “Make it Work : The Zen of Event Planning,”, Oct. 27, 2011.
– “Smart Meetings Convenes 25% Growth,”, Jan. 12, 2009.