Dean Levitt

Raised on a farm in South Africa, Dean moved to the United States to pursue a career in music, eventually finding his way to the tech world. What began as a booking tool for musicians became an email marketing tool that grew to over 200,000 users and an exit to GoDaddy. While growing his previous company, Mad Mimi, Dean realized he had a passion for helping small businesses grow online. Dean is a mentor at 500 Startups, a co-founder of ThymeBase Event Planning Software, and an avid surfer. Dean's love of events began in college when he worked as a musician at weddings and other events, and led the front-of-house team for one of Boston's busiest venues.

Event planning advice

Event Planning Advice: A Veteran Event Planner’s Insight and Wisdom

Event planning advice is widely available online. But how often do you hear it directly from someone with over 30 years of experience? It’s hard to think of a more fast-paced, exciting industry than event planning. Whether you’re planning your twentieth wedding of the summer or working a corporate gig, the adrenaline is flowing. You’re …

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From Event Planner to Event Producer

From Event Planner to Event Producer: A Virtual Event Revolution

What is an event producer? Well, there’s no doubt that event planners are used to wearing many hats and going with the flow. It seems like change is the only constant in this industry. Even so, the changes that the whole world has experienced in one short year can seem overwhelming for even the savviest, …

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Wedding Henna Art: Bridging The World Of Tradition And Modernity

Wedding Henna Art: Bridging The World Of Tradition And Modernity

Known by different names in different parts of the world and gaining popularity for brides of all backgrounds, Mehndi or wedding henna art is a tradition that’s been around for more than 9,000 years. Part of its rise in popularity is thanks to passionate artists all around the world. I’ve always thought of henna as beautiful, elegant, …

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Instagram event industry hashtags

The Top Event Industry Hashtags On Instagram

Event industry hashtags are the perfect way to stay on top of trends and find new sources of inspiration. Navigating the world of Instagram gets more complicated when you introduce the concept of #hashtags. Love them or hate them, hashtags are a necessary part of any Instagram strategy.  Since Instagram enables you to follow hashtags, they also …

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Event Industry Terms

Ebook: 58 Event Industry Terms Every Planner Should Know

No one likes jargon. We’re instructed to avoid jargon in most professional settings. And yet, it’s not that simple. Because the right words convey the correct meaning, and that matters when you’re crafting memorable events. Perhaps it’s easier to talk about terms of art instead of jargon. If you’re a new event professional entering the …

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