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The Hidden Costs Of Using The Wrong Event Technology (Or None At All)

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No one likes change. When you’re used to doing things a certain way, the thought of trying something different can be scary - even if what you’re currently doing isn’t really working for you. We’ve talked to a lot of corporate event planners who’ve gotten stuck using clunky, outdated software.

Attendease is Nominated in 5 Categories for the Event Tech Awards 2020

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We are pleased to announce that Attendease has been shortlisted for five categories under the Event Tech Awards 2020.

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Event Organizers Day: Mental Wellness Resources and Giveaway

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On October 23rd we celebrate Event Organizers Day, and we, at Attendease, would like to do more than just say thank you for all your efforts. 2020 has proven to be a challenging year, and our team wants to share something that is meaningful and genuine.

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How Four Major Global Events Pivoted from In-Person to Virtual

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The novel coronavirus outbreak has had a significant impact on the events industry, from venues and vendors to speakers and sponsors. As Roland Swenson, SXSW CEO & Co-Founder put it, “Today we find ourselves contending with what it’s like to adjust to a new normal that is anything but.

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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.

Zoom Alternatives for Your Online Event

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With the sudden change in the event industry forcing events to be canceled, postponed, or brought into an online format, Zoom quickly became the go-to platform for web conferencing world-wide.

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5 Ways to Make Your Online Events Memorable

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The shift from in-person road shows and trade shows to online programming has presented several challenges for event management professionals: Finding the right technology to support digital event management. Translating the physical experience to an online environment.

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How To Find The Perfect Speaker for Your Event

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Speakers can easily make or break an event. If you have a presenter who doesn’t understand who they’re talking to, or who can’t keep the audience’s attention, you’re wasting everyone’s time (and possibly their money). Conversely, if you have a speaker who has a compelling topic and knows how to deliver it with clear takeaways, you’ll have a happy crowd who will leave positive reviews for your event, and tell others.

Five New Event Planning Trends to Watch in 2019

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The new year is well under way, and all of us in the event space are watching out for the new trends that’ll continue to influence our work throughout 2019. So what’s changed, and what can we expect to see going forward? At all ends of the spectrum – from shrinking budgets to investment in advanced technology – there are several trends you should add to your watch list. Here are the five I’m paying attention to this year: 1. Shrinking Budgets.

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6 Event Management Shortcuts Every Corporate Event Planner Should Know

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A corporate event marketer’s purview often includes a wide spectrum of events across the enterprise, with assorted attendee profiles, scale and objectives. The marketing and management strategy for a webinar differs, in some ways significantly, from the strategies for launching a multi-day user conference, for example.

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Promoting Events with Social Media in 2020

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In order to increase awareness of your events and boost ticket sales, it’s important to invest time and effort into social media marketing. But with so many social media channels available (and new ones appearing), how should you take advantage of each of them while being relevant? Today we will cover how to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok to promote your events in the new year.

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Guide: How to Plan a Successful Product Launch Event

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Whether you have a physical product or an online one, you want to make sure you create enough buzz to generate interest and increase your sales. Taking advantage of event marketing is one of the winning ways to achieve this - ask Tim Cook and he'll tell you how Apple is able to generate so much anticipation and excitement for each new product release - followed by a boom in sales and sold out products. But you don't need to be Apple to rip the benefits of product launch events.

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What you need to know before building an app for your event

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Event apps have become extremely popular: more and more organizations are investing in these apps because they create a better event experience by making it easier to manage event updates and communication for attendees. When promoted properly during the build-up to an event, the app can also be a powerful marketing tool.

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How to Secure Event Sponsorship

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Sponsorships are the lifeline that keeps the events industry sustainable. An important aspect of event management is finding the right sponsors who can provide the right financial assistance needed to pull off a big event, in exchange for brand exposure. Over the last decade, event sponsorship has become the primary way in which events receive funding, products, and other services. Undoubtedly, the most lucrative form of sponsorship for event managers, the brands too gain a lot from these events.

CMOs Pivot to Virtual Engagements to Drive Business in the COVID Economy

Speaker: Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads

Business as we know it is never going to be the same. Working from home has become the norm, conferences and meetings are going online, marketing budgets are being shifted, reduced or put on hold – it's time to adapt. Join this insightful and informative webinar with Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads, who will discuss how businesses can be resilient during these challenging times.

Attendease Wins Best Attendee Management Tech at #ETL19

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We are pleased to announce that Attendease has been nominated for two categories under the Event Tech Awards 2019: Best Event Management Platform , and Best Attendee Management Technology, and we are taking a trophy home!

8 Technologies That Will Make Events Stand Out in 2019

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Back in 2015, I introduced five trends I expected would have a major impact on making events stand out. But since four years is practically a generation in the world of technology, I wanted to revisit the initial predictions I made, as well as introduce the new trends I’m looking forward to as event management technology has continued to evolve. Did mobile event apps, iBeacons, event analytics, interactivity, or gamification have the impact I’d predicted they would?

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Deliver Sales Quality Event Leads with These 5 Pre-Event Tips

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According to a survey of B2B marketers, 83% of event marketers prioritize lead quality over quantity - which has been an increasing trend every year. So it comes as no surprise that more than 57% of B2B companies identify “converting qualified leads into paying customers” as a top funnel priority.

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How to Design an Event Sponsorship Package

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Running an event is a costly experience. Even for small events, costs can ramp up quickly and out of budget if you are not prepared for issues that might pop up. With event costs rising every year, you will want to bring in revenue from as many channels as possible. Luckily, sponsors are here to make event costs easier to manage and to help generate significant revenue for your event. This is why event sponsorship packages are crucial because they help you get more sponsors.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Event Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

In this webinar, we’ll use a sampling of case studies, tools, techniques, and strategic stories to help you identify game-changing opportunities within your company and the world of events, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Future-Proof Your Events

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If you’re like most of the event management professionals we work with, odds are that your plan for 2020 has been completely derailed by the pandemic. Over the past few months, everyone’s had to scramble to turn a calendar of in-person events into a series of virtual programs. Now that the reactive phase is out of the way, how can you proactively plan your events and make sure that no surprises come your way?

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5 Best Practices for Designing Event Merchandise

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You’ve decided on the type of event you’re going to hold. You’re ready to start spreading the word on your organization’s social media accounts. You’re crafting a registration landing page that any attendee will find easy to use.The only thing missing is memorable merchandise that will commemorate your event and spread the word about your organization.

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New on Attendease: Image Gallery & Carousel Content Blocks

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Using compelling images on your event website is a simple, effective way to make a statement. When people consider whether or not to attend an event they are thinking about the experience. What will I learn? Who will I meet? How will I benefit? Give your audience a sneak peek at what you have in store—snaps of the venue, pics from last year's bash, photos of breakouts or workshops, and of course a glimpse of the keynote speakers.

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6 Revenue-Boosting Ideas for Your Next Fundraising Event

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Providing an experience for donors and funding for nonprofits, fundraising events have benefits for all. However, just because they’re tried-and-true, that doesn’t mean the event fundraising process can’t be improved. Nonprofits are always looking for ways to increase incoming donations, whether that’s by improving event attendance or bringing in more gifts through each event.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Attendease + Marketo. The new integration is here!

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You've planned great events and you've checked off everything on your list. What happens to all your valuable information with all the new faces that attended your events? Attendease has added yet another integration that's no stranger in your event sales and marketing efforts. Your Attendease information can now easily flow into Marketo programs and leads. Set Marketo Automations. Programs created in Marketo can now be linked to Attendease events.

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Best Practices When Sending Post-Event Surveys

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Some may think that an event is over when the guests leave and the doors are shut, but for event managers, there is still a lot more work to do. Part of the work is to gauge attendees’ satisfaction and to measure the success of the event. Today we will share some best practices to help you create effective surveys to measure this success. Post-Event Email Follow-Up. Timing. When talking about follow-up survey emails, the earlier is always the better.

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How to Create Social Buzz for Your Next Event

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There is no doubt how important it is to use social media to promote your events and create buzz. Whether using paid or organic reach, you should be able to keep top of mind with your desired audience while boosting registrations. Here are some tips to make the most out of your event’s social media strategy. Should I create a Facebook Event to help promote my event?

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Top 2020 Event Conferences

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The events industry has been behind some of the most innovative tech conferences in the past decade. Opening the doors for new business prospects, these conferences are places where the top professionals meet and showcase their innovative concepts and bold theories for the future. Needless to say, 2020 is set to be another bar-raising year for event management professionals. Here’s a complete round-up of the ten best event tech conferences that you should be excited for in 2020.

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3 Trends to Modernize Your Events and Improve Attendee Experience

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We are only a few months away from a new decade -- 2020 is just around the corner. When was the last time you updated the way you manage and run events? It may be time to modernize some aspects of your event that have stayed the same for far too long. Here are a few ideas to help you achieve that. The common thread: less is more. No more waiting in line.

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8 Event Website Tips to Increase Registrations

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Event websites continue to be an extremely powerful marketing tool for promoting your upcoming events. They provide potential attendees with detailed information about the event, educating and entertaining them on the way. More importantly, they get attendees to sign up for events. Here are a few tips on how to create a feeling of hype and excitement around events by creating the best possible event website. Use professional images.

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Save Money and Trees: How to Run Sustainable Events

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Events can be a great way to expand brand awareness, educate an audience on a given topic or even form important connections within your industry. But if you aren’t careful when planning your event, it can also lead to unanticipated environmental harm. According to MeetGreen , the average conference produces 4.17 lbs of waste per attendee, per day (3.53 lbs of which will go to a landfill).

Using Website Templates to Set the Mood for Your Event

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Hundreds of logistics decisions go into planning a successful event. Between the effort expended choosing a venue, organizing sessions and managing other major responsibilities, it can be tempting to let little details like registration page design fall off your radar. But failing to set the mood for your event through clear, consistent visual branding lessens the impact of your event.

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7 Things That Can (And Will) Go Wrong at Your Event

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No matter what kind of event you’re running, how many attendees you’re expecting, or what industry you operate in, something will go wrong at your event. Outside of a one-in-a-million (and probably mythical) “unicorn” event, some unexpected contingency or unlikely eventuality is going to throw you off your carefully-laid plans. How you respond to issues that arise influences how successful your event will be.

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A Message from our CEO

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A message from Attendease CEO Todd Heintz on behalf of the Attendease team. As a Canadian Company with the vast number of our customers in the United States, we are deeply saddened by the recent murder of George Floyd and by the social unrest currently besieging America. We stand with the black community and minorities against social injustice, racism and inequality. We condemn racism and hate. Period. Black Lives Matter.

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4 Reasons Why You Need An Event Management Platform

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Organizing one event is no minor feat, but what if you're managing multiple events? To ensure each event is executed smoothly, you need an event management platform to simplify everything from scheduling and marketing to registration and measuring attendee experience.

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3 Tips to Avoid Being Put in an Email Blacklist

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Email marketing is one of the most powerful online marketing strategies you can use to promote events, so you must pay special attention to the quality of your emails so you are not added to the blackhole of emails: the email blacklist. Also known as a nightmare for email marketers, in technical terms, an email blacklist is a real-time list that identifies IP addresses or domains that are known to spend spam.

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The Future of Events (Post COVID-19)

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COVID-19 has definitely changed the event's industry in an unprecedented way, but changes will stick way longer than post-quarantine and social isolation times. A few regions are slowly opening their doors again, with more relaxed "stay home" rules and commerce slowly starting to reopen. While events are still not happening, we are already thinking about what the future of events will be like once things go back to "normal".

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Global Events

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With many global events being canceled due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, event managers are looking for solutions like Attendease as an alternative to bring in-person events online. The World Health Organization have declared the novel Coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency , and the fear of spreading the COVID-19 is presenting businesses in the events and travel industries with an unprecedented global challenge.