Neil Cramer, President All Things Meetings, Inc. (ATM), with more than 40-years experience in the event and hospitality business, founded All Things Meetings (allthingsmeetings.com) with the intention of facilitating connections between suppliers and qualified planners, All Things Meetings is both a successful blog and a series of Reception Trade Shows that he produces annually and has been doing for the last 16 years.
The All Things Meetings Blog, is a destination for meeting and event planners where they can discover cool stuff he finds about people that he trusts in a fun and informative format. Neil's love of writing led him to start writing the blog. This blog has a personality and a voice, Neil is not afraid to express his opinion. This is not just a dry facts only blog, where information is cut and pasted from the vendors site. Each blog has a theme, it could be Team Building, Luxury Hotels with Horses or Art, Online Resources.. His goal is to introduce people to places and ideas out of the ordinary things they never heard of before.
All data from blog posts are parsed and entered into a searchable database so other people looking for cool ideas can easily find them. He wants people to know they can always find cool stuff they can trust when they need it from him on the site. Neil only recommends people that he knows and trusts.
The blog is focused on the meeting and event planner audience and that gave him the idea to expand the site and give suppliers an easy way to reach this desirable audience. Supplier specific features were developed to enable a more direct connection with ATM's audience, where suppliers can list for free list Special Deals in the Marketplace, Hosted Buyer Familiarization Trips and most recently the addition of the free job board. All postings are supported with consistent social media marketing to Neil’s highly coveted list industry connections.
All Things Meetings organizes three major events for qualified planners in Northern California meeting planners; San Francisco in April, Silicon Valley in July and Contra Costa County in November.