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Smart Meetings Overview

Sausalito, CA
1 to 50 employees
2002
Company - Private
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Smart Meetings is published monthly in print and online, by Bright Business Media, LLC, a multimedia company based in Sausalito, Calif. BBM also hosts an award-winning interactive website at www.smartmeetings.com, Smart Site Selector for RFP submissions, and produces Smart ... Read more

Mission: Bright Business Media, LLC’s mission is to provide the tools meeting professionals need to make their job easier. Our meeting publication is designed to be useful, easy to read, educational and fun. We provide an expert industry perspective and give meeting planners ... Read more

Smart Meetings Reviews

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Smart Meetings Founder & Publisher Marin Bright
Marin Bright
56 Ratings
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    "Better Than Their Competition"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Sausalito, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Sausalito, CA
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    I worked at Smart Meetings full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've worked in a variety of roles for both Smart Meetings and Meetings Today (previously Meetings Focus), and I have to say that in all honesty Smart Meetings is the more trustworthy, reliable and honest company by a wide margin. I'm also impressed that Smart Meetings seems to care about diversity in the workplace, something apparently completely overlooked by Meetings Today.

    Cons

    They can be a bit demanding of their employees, and do ask for some sacrifices from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps respect employees' work-life balance a bit more, but in general I'd say keep up the good work.

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Smart Meetings Interviews

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    Event Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Smart Meetings.

    Interview

    Phone Interview followed by in-person interview. I scheduled the phone interview with Luc. We had to reschedule due to technical issues. I awaited the call that never came. I called and left Luc 2 messages 30 minutes apart. To this day, he has not returned my call.

    Interview Questions

    • The President (Luc) contacted me by email to set-up a phone interview. Luc missed the scheduled call and I've not heard from since.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Smart Meetings has 5 core values. These are the behaviors that our most engaged colleagues display: Passion- Love what you do Results- Achieve your goals Self-Starters- Bring it every day Client Centric- High touch, high service

  • The Smart Meetings Story http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIqZb

    Tenacity & Passion, Burning Bright - Smart Meetings

    The world came crashing down on Marin Bright in 2009. She was receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments for an invasive form of breast cancer, tending to a newborn baby and grieving over the death of her father-all while trying to keep her business, Smart Meetings, moving forward in a fiercely competitive market.

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Smart Meetings Awards & Accolades

  • Top Women in Media, Folio Magazine, 2014
  • Maggie Award - Best Featured Article, Western Publishing Association, 2013
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