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Why I Loved Being an Event Planner

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“ Event planner ” can be such an all-encompassing title that can be applied to so many sectors, leaving a person with countless opportunities to fall in love with the job.

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5 Ways to Engage Millennials at Your Next Event

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If I had a dollar for every time a Gen Xer heckled me for wearing ripped jeans, I’d have enough money to buy a house and enjoy avocado toast. All jokes aside, it’s no secret that Millennials are inherently different from their Generation X counterparts.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Event Apps

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Planning an event is extremely time-consuming and stressful. Because of this, sometimes the last thing on a meeting and event planner’s mind is event apps. This short list of event app do’s and don’ts should make creating your event app easier. DO: Plan ahead which features you want.

Conference Name Badges Four Ways

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Name badges are an essential part of conferences, larger meetings—and sometimes even smaller meetings. Corporate events and conferences benefits especially from name badges because they’re a good way to break the ice between attendees.

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.

Stress Relief at Work for Office-Bound Event Planners

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Event planners are basically busy—and stressed out— all year round. And although we would love to go to the spa or spend a weekend with a good TV show, it’s not always possible to devote a lot of time to de-stressing.

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Start Driving Engagement Before Your Event

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This post was originally posted on October 26, 2016. It has been edited for updates and accuracy. The show floor is no longer the only place where attendees can and should be inspired to engage.

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The Power of Proximity: Using Beacons at Your Event

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This blog was originally published on November 4, 2016. It has been edited for updates and accuracy. 2013 marked the year that event planners gained access to a new instrument in their technology stack.

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How to Host Conferences at Unique Venues

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This blog contains one main point of advice: be prepared for the unexpected. What does this mean? When hosting conferences on cruise ships or other unique venues , one has to bear in mind that the daily things we take for granted are likely not going to be available to you.

4 Secrets to Better Attendee Management

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The overall success of an event depends on many working parts. But perhaps the biggest indicator of a successful event can be measured by the attendees’ experience. While you can easily gauge how attendees feel about your event, the trouble lies in ensuring the experience is actually a positive one.

6 Keys to Creating a Foolproof Event Strategy

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There is a myriad of factors that go into planning an event. Because of all the different variables, event planner’s jobs can be completely different from one event to the next. This makes planning an event beyond stressful – you just never know what you’re going to get from day to day.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

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4 Ways Event Apps Improve Attendee Engagement

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Imagine the scene: an event with dozens of sullen acquaintances staring down at their drinks quietly. Eyes make contact here and there briefly but quickly avert their gaze.

What is Attendee Experience?

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Attendee experience is one of those industry terms that make sense to us internally—but might require a bit of explanation to anyone who isn’t in the events industry. Especially because it’s used so often.

2018 175

Interactive Training Ideas You Can Use with an Event App

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Everybody loves and remembers the good ol’ days of sitting in class and taking notes, right? While some find it easy to retain information from lectures, on average, only 5% of the information is digested.

The Benefits of Networking for Event Planners

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The PCMA’s mission is to provide networking opportunities through education and events. Vancouver’s local chapter, Canada West, hosted PCMA Spark on October the 18th this year in support of those activities.

2017 175

Why Your Incentive Trip Needs a Mobile App

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Incentives in the workplace are arguably one of the biggest motivators for employees, with many organizations putting emphasis on travel as the reward. In fact, according to the Incentive Research Foundation , 38% of all U.S.

2018 139

The Post-Event Survey Questions Guide

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The post-event survey is one of the most important places where an event planner can collect information. While the pre-event polls are all about driving engagement and readying attendees for the event itself, post-event surveys are for an event planner’s benefit.

2018 148

Benefits of Launching Your Event App Way Before the Event

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The phrase, ‘the early bird catches the worm’, couldn’t be more applicable to event apps. Essentially, the earlier you launch your event app, the better. However, this isn’t usually the case.

6 Habits of Successful Event Profs

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It’s no secret event profs have a tough job. It takes a lot of patience, organization and perseverance to be successful in this role. Beyond that, however, are 6 essentials habits event profs pick up to be successful. Plan and set goals.

2017 178

Creative Ways Meeting Planners Used Event Spaces

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From the speakers to the food, there is a lot that goes into an event to contribute to its success. While there are many factors that make an event successful, perhaps the most important one is the event space. Choosing the right event space can make or break your event.

2018 141

Ask These Questions to Determine if You Need an Event App

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You’ve probably attended an event in recent years that had an event app , or planned to include an app at your event. Within the last few years, we’ve seen the shift from event apps being a ‘wow factor’ to an expectation. However, it still may not be a necessity at your particular event.

Product Update: Reaching New Milestones

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Over this past quarter, we’ve been developing some exciting features in our event app platform so that event planners can delight and engage attendees securely and effortlessly.

2018 134

How Mobile Apps Make Meeting Planners Better

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This blog was originally published on April 27, 2015. It has been edited for updates and accuracy. Proving the value of meetings and events is often the single most difficult challenge faced by meeting planners.

Signs You Need Event Tech Support at Your Event

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Recently, I got the chance to work in event technology services. We call it an ‘onsite’: working event tech support for one of our client’s events. It was the first time I’d be on the customer facing side of things (I work in communications; we don’t get out much).

3 Gamification Examples to Inspire Your Next Event

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At an event, the disengaged attendee is an event planner’s worst enemy. If you’re looking for a way to get attendees to pay attention and participate at your event, gamification could be the perfect way to make sure your attendees are taking part in the proceedings.

2017 148

5 Reasons Event Planners Should Use Real Time Response Technology

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This blog was originally published on January 8, 2014. It has been edited for updates and accuracy. The New Year often brings new goals and ambitions for many people, and event planners are no exception. New year, new event budget, right?

3 Things Gen Xers Need to Know About Engaging Millennials

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My Millennial colleague keeps showing up to work wearing ripped jeans. Not something I, or most other Gen-Xers, would make as a work-attire choice first thing in the morning, and it makes me deliberate on how differently the generations approach life in general.

The New Way to Visualize your Event ROI

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This blog was originally published on April 17, 2014. It has been updated for accuracy. There’s no question that mobile event apps have become an integral part of today’s event experience.

2017 143

Tradeshow Cake Pop CSI: My Day in the Life of an Event Planner

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You know how people always ask “is it hard to be an event planner? Don’t you just go to parties all the time?”. Um…no. We’ve talked a lot about why the life of an event planner is strenuous, but one huge reason is that you often end up doing a lot of damage control.

2017 148

5 Ways You Can use Live Polls at Your Next Event

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It’s becoming more important for attendees to feel like they are involved in an event, rather than just an audience. They want to be active participants and have a say in how the event will go.

2017 148

15 Ways to Use Beacons to Support the Event Experience

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After winning “ Best Use of Wireless Technology ” at the Event Tech Awards, we thought we would share some interesting use cases for beacons technology that we have seen at meetings and events. Sure we could talk about heat mapping and traffic flows, but in this post we want to focus on some innovative ways to use beacons in support of the event experience. How Beacons Work.

Event Tech Success Series: Speed Networking

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In this blog series, we are going to cover some extraordinary ideas that you can use in your events for low costs and with your existing event technology.

How Event Organizers can End the Year In Style

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With the holiday season already upon us (though honestly we’ve all been seeing Christmas ornaments in the stores since September) and Next Year quickly becoming This Year, this is a good time to reflect on the last few months, wrap up a few things, and prepare to start fresh.

2017 139

4 Ways a Mobile App Can Improve Your Next Training Event

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This blog was originally published on Sept. 21, 2015. It has been edited for updates and accuracy. At QuickMobile, we’re steadfast in our belief that the real value of technology is determined by how it helps you achieve your goals.

2017 134

4 Lessons Event Planners can Learn from Mean Girls

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On this day 13 years ago, three iconic words were exchanged between Aaron Samuels and Cady Heron — “It’s October third”. For anyone living under a rock, the quote I am talking about is from the cult classic movie, Mean Girls.

2017 143

The Mobile Event App Features That Ease Attendee Pain Points

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This blog was originally published on July 6, 2015, based on a blog post written by Sarah Michel from Velvet Chainsaw. It has been edited for updates and accuracy.

4 Team Building Ideas for Corporate Events

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I don’t know about you, but I really like team building exercises. My experiences with them have run the gamut from heart pounding (an escape room ‘heist’ that involved real motion sensors and alarms), to delicious (an Iron Chef cooking challenge) to kind of unfortunate (beach side handball… barnacles are sharp). I haven’t yet done the same activity twice. Some of these have been more effective than others. Looking at you, failed boat trip that ended in a Coast Guard tow.

The Top 3 Event App Mistakes

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We all know there are a million moving parts to every event. And sure, the pressure of having things go exactly right on the day of the event is enormous. Despite a generally-amazing attention to detail, many event planners make some common mistakes when providing an event app for their attendees. This post will identify the top three errors and serve up some ideas on how to avoid them.

Why You Should Use Your Event App for Content Management

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An event app doesn’t just enhance your conference experience—it also makes planning your event a whole lot easier. You just have to know how to harness the power of your app’s content management system (CMS).

Fulfilling the Hierarchy of Needs using Your Mobile Event App

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This blog was originally published on August 4th, 2014. It has been expanded and edited for updates and accuracy. .

30+ Ways to Promote Your Event For Free

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Subscribe to the blog to stay up to date on event tech trends and best practices, or contact us to see how event apps can can pull double duty as event promotion.

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The 5 Spookiest Situations for Meeting Planners

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October is the spookiest time of the year, where ghosts and ghouls can roam freely among us. It’s the perfect time to visit a haunted house or haunted corn maze to scare the socks off your friends.