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PR Tooklit: Free Event Planning Tool All Seated Makes Seating Charts a Dream

As a fashion publicist, I'm well aware that New York Fashion Week is quickly creeping up, and that with all the planning comes location scouting, generating partnerships, the invitation list, and, as we get closer to showtime, the dreaded seating chart. Beyond fashion week, there are a multitude of smaller shows, presentations and events throughout the year that require logistical prowess. Thankfully there is a new tool that aims to make the seating chart process part of the digital revolution; with, gone are the days of confusing seating charts created with pencil and paper,  boards or Excel.

A free cloud-based virtual program, All Seated allows event planners to create and view venue maps, manage floor plans, table layouts, build guest lists, make seating arrangements and define the operational setup of an event. The service contains floor plans for several venues, but if your chosen venue is not already programmed in the system, you (or the vendor) can enter exact floor plans along with table and chair sizing, spacing specifications, potential placements and more.

Guests can be imported from social media, email accounts or Excel sheets, so everything is in one place.  Anyone on your team can login to the system to adjust the seating chart from any computer or tablet. And, if an editor feud arises, you can easily change their seat assignments prior to the event. We will be taking total advantage of this service for press previews, galas and media dinners, too!

About the author: Crosby Noricks

Known as the "fashion publicist's most powerful accessory," (SD-UT) and the "West Coast 'It' girl of fashion PR," (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks is a brand strategist, author and founder of PR Couture. Crosby was included in the iMedia 25 Class of 2012 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, and enjoys helping fashion and lifestyle brands connect with their audiences in meaningful and creative ways.

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Meet Crosby Noricks

Hi. I'm Crosby, Founder of PR Couture, Fashion Brand Strategist and PR Girl Mentor. I care about supporting and celebrating fashion publicists as well as helping companies connect with their audiences in more meaningful ways. Recently, iMedia included me in their annual list of 25 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, along with people from Starbucks, Twitter and Volkswagon, which I think is pretty neat. Like Elle Woods, I am a Gemini-vegetarian (that's about where the similarities end). Let's connect: Check out my full bio, Brand Elixir sessions for brands or shoot me a note at