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Burn Conference Traditions Immune From Criticism

Velvet Chainsaw

People don’t trust institutions today say sociologist Dr. Josh Packard. We don’t think institutions have our best interests in mind he says. We believe they serve the interests of the professionals who created and run them, and they serve the interests of perpetuating their own existence.

The Future of Event Planning: The 2020 Vision


This is a sponsored post by Omnience. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. From unbelievable event technology to a revitalized focus on personalized learning environments and attendees’ work/life balance, the future of event planning in 2020 looks bright.

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Being Present in the Age of the Mind Outside the Brain

Conferences that Work

The other day, Celia and I were walking in Boston’s beautiful Arnold Arboretum when she asked me who’d responded to an email I’d sent. When I pulled out my phone to answer her question, she said she felt she was walking with a third person, a stranger.

WomenPresent to reverse speaker gender disparity

Event Industry News

Inspired by the lack of female voices at industry events and conferences, WomenPresent , a new tech platform, has launched to connect public and private event organisers with the wealth of talented female speakers that exists.

A Practical Guide to Measuring Event Success

Can you measure event ROI? 3 in 5 marketers can't. Learn how with this free ROI model.

How to Succeed in a Networking Event


Networking events are very important for business because finding yourself in communication with someone who has the capacity to improve your ability to be productive is a major benefit of talking to many different people at networking events.

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Your Conference Needs a Hub To Entice Customers and Prospects

Velvet Chainsaw

At a recent conference consultation with a client, a millennial made me think that I wasn’t keeping up with the times. We were discussing their marketing and communication strategies for their event.

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The Power of Events [Free Report]


Not all events are created equal. Some events leave a long-lasting legacy. This report explores 29 events that made a difference. Events have the power to change the world.

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Guest Blog: Low wage does not mean low skilled

Event Industry News

By Juliet Price, Executive Director at HBAA. Many thousands of highly trained and skilled workers such as those in the hospitality and events sector are continually undervalued by being classified as low or unskilled in reports and discussions in the media. There is gathering concern about this from all corners of the hospitality industry including the one I represent, hospitality and events.

6 Tips to Write an Awesome Event Description

Hubilo Blog

A good event description is crucial to getting people out to your event. You need to give them a good reason why they should spend their money and time with you. It starts with getting their attention with a catchy title. You also need to know what your audience is interested in.

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How to Wow with Your Seminar Space


How can you create a seminar space that wows when every attendee is an event planner? CORT Events broke down barriers in seminar space design to answer this question.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

How to Choose Your Event Software: It’s More than Just About Product Features


When working with our clients, we often find that they come to us with a checklist of product features they’re looking for; polling, agenda, speaker profiles, networking – just to name a few.

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Event Apps: 14 Ways to Make Money in 2019


This is a sponsored post written by Lori Esposito, Chief Marketing Officer, MeetingPlay. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Your event app is an engagement engine, creating all kinds of new interactions between attendees.

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80 per cent of hospitality and events professionals call for an industry standard on venue’s Wi-Fi service and pricing

Event Industry News

More than three quarters (80 per cent) of hospitality and events professionals want a transparent industry standard that is clear on service levels for Wi-Fi. Nearly all (90%) believe that the industry would benefit from standardised pricing for Wi-Fi that offers a fair market.

Selling Event Sponsorships: A Checklist for Success


Thinking about reevaluating your event sponsorship program to spruce it up? Sponsors can add some amazing resources to your events that can take them to the next level (think more funds, advertising, and manpower). However, convincing companies to become sponsors can be another story.

5 Ways to Integrate Corporate Culture Into Your Next Event


Event Planning

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Live Events Check Right Boxes for CMOs


Today’s marketing world may be dominated by social media, mobile apps and digital, but live events still hold considerable sway for CMOs, according to a recent survey of European CMOs by the CMO Club and compiled by Cvent.

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Event Apps: How to Save $30K in Printing [Case Study]


This is a case study from Melissa Del Monte, Senior Marketing Associate, and Priscilla Vidal, Product Marketing Manager, Cvent. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies.

6 Ways to Add a Charitable Engagement Opportunity to Your Event


Providing ways to give back at your event can be a powerful way to engage attendees, as well as help out a good cause, but often planners don't know where to start.

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The Importance of a Good Online Ticketing System for Your Event

Meeting Application

If you’re planning to host an event in 2018, it should go without saying that you need an online ticketing system – one that’s available on both mobile and desktop. Everything is digital. We now live in a world where everything is online, from our televisions to our homes to our cars.

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New study shows business events inject more than one trillion dollars into the global economy

Event Industry News

The Events Industry Council (EIC) announced today preliminary results of an unprecedented worldwide study on the economic significance of face-to-face business events.

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Case Study: How EventMobi’s Event App Made Our Corporate Retreat The Best Experience Ever


For us at EventMobi, team bonding and work-life balance are the reasons why we love the culture here.

Blerter: The Communications Tool to Run Smoother Events [Review]


Blerter is a communications and operations tool to help you deliver smoother, slicker and safer events. Here is our review. Blerter: What Is It? Blerter takes a new approach to event operations management to improve event delivery during the event build, live event and breakdown.

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Using social media to promote your events. Cheat Sheet for visual content.


Visual content is very appreciated and the mix between it and social media is irresistible, but not all event planners have the time to deal with the numerous social platforms that are available today.

Navigating the Logistics of an Event Out of the Country 

All Seated

In the world of events, technology has helped everyone to become more organized while keeping vendors and clients on the same page.

Big headliners for Festival and Future Stage at ETL

Event Industry News

Co-founder Adam Parry has revealed a perfect line-up for the Festival and Future Stage at Event Tech Live. Focused on solutions to organisers’ typical pinch points in the field, topics over ETL’s two days include: Using Tech To Manage Risk, The Future of Event Ticketing, How Does Your Festival Sound, the cashless conundrum, Detecting Drone Threats and the sought after Robust Internet for Outdoor Events.

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How to run a hackathon – case of the record breaking HackYeah


It goes without saying that coordinating an event for thousands of people demands a great deal of determination and skills. The struggle of passing information immediately to all attendees is real. And the number of situations that has to be done effectively and quickly is even more real.

7 Ways the Local Area Can Make Your Meeting the Best Ever


This is a sponsored post by Visit Anaheim. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. When considering a venue or destination, it’s good practice to think of the entire local area.

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Support channels for events: 5 essential ideas


Even before you’ve sold your first event ticket you will have people asking for help. That’s why you need a support strategy and the right support channels for your event. There are dozens of things your customers need in terms of support.

Fall in Puppy Love at Meetings

Smart Meetings

Photo credit: Douglas Barnes/AP Images for Hilton. Get your puppy-petting hands ready for Smart Monday at IMEX America on Oct. Courtesy of MPI, Paws for a Break is returning to Level One of Galileo/Marco Polo/Casanova Foyer at The Venetian and The Palazzo Congress Center.

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Protec European Events deliver full AV and scenic solutions for Canon in Berlin

Event Industry News

Two hundred and twenty distinguished guests from across EMEA gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin from September 11 th – 13 th for a large scale, multipart, event for Canon Europe.

25 Creative Event Promotion Ideas


Inspire your event strategy with these 25 creative event promotion ideas. Featuring competitions, retargeting, celebrity ambushes and more. Attendees are the whole reason for any event you put on.

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Your SEO Tool Kit: 3 Free Tools To Improve Your Rankings

All Seated

Recently we covered the topic of What Google Really Wants From Event Professionals. Today we will be sharing a few favorite free SEO tools that are recommended for website strategy, optimization, and analysis. . Consider this article your free SEO tool kit! Tool for Strategy: KWFinder.

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Defining Event Marketing Success


How do event marketers define success? According to a recent study by Cvent, the metrics for event marketing success encompass financial results, event attendance, lead generation, overall awareness and post-event analysis, all aligned with the company’s overall business goals.

3 Unique Event Venues for Foodies in San Francisco

Smart Meetings

Planners looking for somewhere new to eat in the San Francisco Bay Area need look no further.

Hawthorn support Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live

Event Industry News

After taking Las Vegas by storm, Channing Tatum is bringing a brand new production of Magic Mike Live to London this autumn.