Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) launched a bracket of its own in celebration of March Madness, aptly titled the 'March Meeting Planning Madness Tournament'. The tournament is actually an ongoing poll that allows meeting planners to vote on what drives them "most mad."
“Being a meeting professional is one of the greatest professions, according to US News & World Report who ranked ‘Meeting, Convention & Event Planner’ 57th on their list of 100 best jobs of 2015,” says Christine “Shimo” Shimasaki, managing director of DMAI’s empowerMINT initiative, in a recent press release for the tournament. “But, we know the job has moments of sheer, indescribable madness as well.”
DMAI mentioned that a group of meeting planners helped to narrow down its list of what drives meeting planners mad.
Creative marketing aside, hopefully the results of the poll will get planners and associations talking on what they can do to change some of these misperceptions and annoyances!
Visit the following link to check out the tournament which runs from March 16 to April 6, 2015.