Using a DMC: Easy as 1, 2, 3
There’s a myth that a good DMC will charge an arm and a leg in order to get an event or meeting done. The truth is, a good DMC will guide clients in the right direction no matter what because ultimately, the number one priority should be to bring business to the DMC’s city. In our case, that’s Austin.
Even if a potential client doesn’t have the budget to afford a DMC like Red Velvet Events, we’ll never leave them hanging. We may not produce the event, but we’ll help you find someone who can. We always want to help and we always want to drive business home to Austin.
Those who want to host events in unfamiliar cities should almost always seek out a DMC. We have great relationships with restaurants and venues in our respective cities, meaning that we know how good that private dining room is or which day will be busier than others. We have inside knowledge that only comes from years of experience and relationship building, and we want to use that knowledge to better our clients’ events and attendees’ experience.
Using a DMC is also so important because of a city’s unique quirks and protocols. We know what to expect in the weeks before South by Southwest and Austin City Limits. We know rules and regulations set in place by the city government, and we understand permitting. Perhaps most importantly, we know our clients’ time is valuable. Our expertise makes the planning process much more efficient for them.
When it’s time for us to wear the production hat and we are traveling with our clients to other destinations, we most definitely utilize DMCs in other cities. We absolutely understand the value of partnering with a local city expert! We can use their expertise to ensure that our clients get the best experience possible. Sometimes, it takes an army to fully plan an event.
For more tips and tricks with DMCs, check out our recent article in Successful Meetings featuring our owner, Cindy Y. Lo, DMCP.