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As Coronavirus Spreads, Should Your Event be Prepared?

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With hundreds of confirmed infections in China and the first US case reported this week, what can you do to prepare? By now you’ve probably heard about the so-called “Novel Coronavirus” that originated in Wuhan, China.

2020 144

Will Emotion Recognition Change the Way We Measure Events?

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One of the biggest problems that event planners face is figuring out how attendees feel during their event and how they engage with the sessions, activations, entertainment, etc. Emotional recognition is a powerful way to collect that data – and a controversial one.

2019 188

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What Growing Bidder Interest in WeWork’s Meetup Means for the Event Industry

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Sources tell EventMB that bidding is happening for Meetup.com. What does that mean for the event industry? The recent departure of WeWork’s CEO and subsequent management reshuffle has made public the company’s intention to sell Meetup. News is that bidding is underway.

2019 191

WeWork sells Meetup: Is it the end of an era?

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WeWork has announced the sale of several assets including Meetup.com, one of the most cherished communities for self-made event planners. Should we be ready to say goodbye to Meetup for good?

2019 192

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.

5 Tech Trends from CES that Will Impact Events

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CES just happened. 100,000 attendees ventured to the Las Vegas jungle to find out what’s new in technology. Event planners shouldn’t care about 95% of what is presented at CES. That remaining 5%, though, may have quite a big impact. Curious bunny? Read on.

2020 136

4 Benefits of Hiring an Event Technologist and How to Find One

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This is a sponsored post from Cvent. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Event technology has given event planners more opportunities and more to contend with than ever before, and a new role is emerging to help them take advantage: the event technologist.

2019 185

LinkedIn Events: What You Need to Know

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As you may have heard, LinkedIn just announced the relaunch of their Events platform. Here is a breakdown of the platform for you, including opportunities and concerns. Event planners rejoice. LinkedIn is launching Events, again.

10 Event Trends 2020 [Free Report]

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Well, it’s here. The most anticipated trend report of the year. The one downloaded by tens of thousands of event professionals. The one everybody talks about. This year it’s Game On!

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Why Event Planners Need to Know about Active and Passive Data

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This is a sponsored post from Explori. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. It has never been more possible to track the entire attendee’s journey, but taking full advantage entails familiarizing yourself with all the different data sources and collection methods available.

2019 181

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

The Role of Event Apps in an Age of Change

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This is a sponsored post written by Jana Westermann, Marketing Manager @ Conference Compass. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. In the last decade, event apps have evolved into a versatile tool for planners and attendees that is now indispensable.

How Facial Analysis Personalizes Events

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This is a sponsored post by Zenus. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Over the years, event analytics have proven to be essential for event organizers to understand their audience’s needs and expectations and improve their attendees’ experience.

2019 178

The Top 25 San Francisco Venues for Events in 2020

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Discover the top 25 San Francisco venues for events in 2020. Consider the best options for corporate events, private parties, music venues, and more. San Francisco is a place where ideas are born or come to flourish. The city is always changing, and with it, event venues are growing and adapting.

2020 170

6 Ways to Boost Brand Awareness for your Event

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This is a sponsored post from Blip. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. If you own or operate as a business, you are already aware of the importance of your brand. You might have even spent hours agonizing over the perfect logo, tagline or color palette.

2019 197

Conferences Don’t Offer Child Support and That’s a Problem

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The frequent lack of child support at events has barred many parents from attending due to high child care costs, though there are signs that the industry is waking up to the issue. So, what's the state of child care at events, and what steps still need to be taken?

2020 111

EventMB is now part of Skift!

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Today is a great day. I am very happy to announce that EventMB has been acquired by Skift. I started EventMB in 2007 from a desk in my apartment in Southern Italy. I was very excited from day one, but I would be lying if I said that I always knew it was going […].

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Wearable Tech: The Future Of Experiential Events?

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This is a sponsored post by klik. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Ever wanted to walk in your attendees’ shoes? Experience the event the way they do? Understand why they would flock to one booth and desert another?

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8 Benefits of Working with a CVB/DMO

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This is a sponsored post from Québec City Business Destination. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Planning events outside your own town comes with a number of logistical and budgetary challenges. How can you know what the best venues are? The best local resources? Caterers?

2019 194

The Future of Event Planning: The 2020 Vision

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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.

2020 280

10 Lessons from Twitter’s 4000-Employee Event

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Twitter is hosting its internal employee event, #OneTeam. Attendees are tweeting every aspect of the event. And it’s a great one. Here are the top takeaways to inspire your next event. Diversity, sustainability, inclusion, collaboration. 2020 is the ‘Game On!’

2020 122

19 Event Planning Checklists that Actually Help

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Whether you've planned 200 events or you're just starting, we can both agree on one thing: event planning is hard work. And the pressure to get better at it every year is real. Your willingness and ability to adapt to the demand for a more strategic planner with more responsibilities is real.

3 Ways Storytelling Can Make Your Event Experience Come to Life

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This is a sponsored post by Maritz Global Events. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. It’s no secret that event planners are experiencing more pressure than ever to apply the hottest marketing trends to their own industry.

2019 199

45 Critical Questions for a Successful Event Debrief

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An event planner’s work is never done — not even when the event itself is over. There is so much planning involved in staging an event that it’s tempting to congratulate ourselves just for reaching the finish line.

2019 200

Sustainability in Events: Is This a State of Emergency?

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With a strong scientific consensus that we are in a full-blown climate crisis, sustainability is a pressing concern. Events haven’t escaped widespread scrutiny for their environmental impact, forcing the industry to seek innovation and alignment.

2020 105

4 Reasons Why Events Are the Best Marketing Investment

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This is a sponsored post by Jifflenow. More information about the Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Events, conferences, and trade shows are huge investments for businesses that can have a significant impact on business opportunities and revenue growth.

Why Tech Giants Don’t Understand Events and How it Will Hurt them Deep

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Younger generations love to use social networks at events. Social networks are in denial with subpar event products that do not gauge the power of live experiences. Are events and live interactions the future of social networks? Marketers are investing more than events in live experiences.

2019 146

The Role of Future Event Planners

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This is a sponsored post by Omnience. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. As long as there are events, planners will be around to ensure they run smoothly.

2019 200

The First 5G Augmented Reality Event Just Happened. What do we need to know?

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Verizon announced with great pomp the first augmented reality (AR) 5G live concert in collaboration with The Chainsmokers. Here is what you need to know about it and what it means for your event. I was checking my Twitter feed a few days ago when I stumbled into this tweet from Verizon.

2019 148

The 30 Best Event Survey Questions to Steal Now

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54% of event planners cited surveys as a tool they use to gauge attendee satisfaction and overall event success, but how do you know what questions to ask and when? Achieving a good response rate and obtaining useful survey data is a matter of asking the right questions at the right times.

2019 198

Third-party Planner Commission Cuts: Where Are We Now?

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Many big hotel chains made headlines in 2018 when they decided to suddenly cut their group commission rates, affecting both event planners and their clients. Wild furor followed. Industry-wide fanfares of war. Then what happened? Silence.

2020 122

Why Trade Shows Still and Will Matter

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Trade shows have the biggest opportunity in the event industry right now. They are the perfect recipient for all that extra budget coming from marketing companies. Still, they get a bad rap. Are they just dying or are we just witnessing a powerful transition? Last week, I had a chance to attend Expo!

Live Streaming Events: the 2020 Guide

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We surveyed 1,500 event professionals and the majority agree that engaging Attendees is the most crucial element of planning experiences. Event professionals do often a good job at engaging attendees live but what about the army of online attendees?

2020 170

Socio Event App [Review]

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Socio is a multi-purpose event app that can be bundled with a supplementary Lead Retrieval app and Live Display platform. Here is our review. Socio: What Is It? Socio is an event app with both a container version and fully branded, white-label option.

[Free Report] The Science of Experience Design

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We are happy to release a new report to help event professionals in designing event experiences. Featuring new 1100 research on what event professionals think about designing event experiences.

2019 197

Event Data: How to Scale Your Event Using Smart Analyses

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This is a sponsored post written by Nishita Jain, Sr. Digital Marketing Director, a2z. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. B2B event planning is an extremely demanding role.

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30 Ideas for Conference Bags People Won’t Throw Away

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Conference bags must breed in the dark: everyone seems to have at least a dozen stuffed in the back of their closet. A conference event swag bag should be more than a hole with handles. Conference gifts and corporate goodie bags account for more than $20 billion worth of business worldwide.

2019 199

Cvent Social Tables [Review]

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Cvent Social Tables is a tool that allows planners to create and edit digital diagrams of their event floor plans, with the option to incorporate attendee details into seating plans. Here is our review. What Is It?

2019 168

3 Ways Internal Events Reinforce Company Culture

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This is a sponsored post from Cvent. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Internal events or meetings are organized at all companies in one form or another. These can be as small as a weekly team meeting or as big and complex as an annual field meeting.

2019 138

idloom-events Management and Registration Software [Review]

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idloom-events is a cloud-based event management and registration software. Here is our review. idloom-events: What Is It?