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19 Ideas to Offer the SoCal (Southern California) Vibe/Experience

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This is a sponsored post by Visit Anaheim. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. There’s a reason so many songs have been written about California. Orange County exudes an undeniable vibe and energy.

Event Badges: 100 Ideas for 2018

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Event badges are the most powerful weapon to connect attendees. Here are 100 conference name badge ideas to connect your attendees better at your event. In the grand scheme of event planning, the event badge can seem like a trivial and unglamorous detail.

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62 Ice Breaker Ideas for a More Engaged Event

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Ice breakers do a lot more than help your crowd get to know one another. While they are an effective part of the networking process, they can also set the tone for your event and be one of the first memories attendees have of your meeting, conference, or gathering.

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Email Invitations: 101 Awesome Examples for 2018

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Want to increase the attention your event invitation emails are getting? If your audience isn’t seeing them, your attendance will suffer.

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9 Simple Steps to Master Social Media for Events

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Event Marketing

Trade Show Booths: 100 Best Ideas for 2018

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Boring trade show booths don’t attract visitors and they certainly don’t help sales. But coming up with new and exciting ideas is costly and time-consuming. Or is it?

15 Coolest Tech You Can Rent for Your Event

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This is a sponsored post by Aria AV. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Technology moves fast. Today’s latest and greatest is tomorrow’s old news, and keeping up with what’s hot can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Plus, new gear is expensive!

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How to Be More Productive on Event Days

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This is a sponsored post by GES. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. There’s good reason why the position of event planner is consistently named to the top ten most stressful jobs each year. There are so many moving parts, demands, and unexpected complications that can arise.

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Event Budget: 17 Swaps That Will Save You Money

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Event budget is the number one priority for event planners in 2018. Here is a list of event budget swaps that will save you money while making your event better. Our research speaks loud and clear. Event budget is the top challenge for event professionals.

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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.

How Facial Recognition Can Speed Up Check-in Times [Case Study]

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This is a case study from Panos Moutafis, President, Zenus. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies.

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Indianapolis Is Ready To Make WEC (And Your Event) Amazing

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I spent some time in Indianapolis, one of the largest convention cities in the USA. I was genuinely surprised by how this city has evolved through events and anticipate an incredible MPI World Education Congress for those attending. This is a sponsored post by Visit Indy.

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Zello: The App to Replace Radios at Events [Review]

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Zello is a push-to-talk app that allows event teams to communicate via smartphones and devices using WiFi or cell data. Here is our review. Zello: What Is It? Zello uses voice communication to relay messages in real time. It works via an app installed on a smartphone.

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Virtual Meetings: 81 (Best) Tools, Ideas and Tips

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Virtual meetings can be a cost-saving or revenue-generating option as an event planner. But only if you have the right tools and know-how. When it comes to virtual meeting event tech, there are several categories and types of tools you can use.

Meeting in Calgary: 20 Inspiring Examples of Team-Building Activities

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This is a sponsored post by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

The need for early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments.

18 Drinks to Create a Stir

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Drinks are drinks, right? How much effort do you really need to put in? You’d be surprised how much of an impact these smaller details can make to your event attendees.

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30 #Eventtech Startups To Watch This Spring

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It’s that time of the year again when we bring you the freshest startups bringing innovation to the event industry. Check them out. Eventtech never sleeps. More and more startups are bringing incredible innovation to the event industry.

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Facial Recognition and Events: A Comprehensive Guide (2018)

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Facial recognition is a powerful technology and can be used to improve events in many ways, from speeding up check-in to enhancing security, and personalizing the experience. This complete guide explains everything event professionals need to know about facial recognition technology and events.

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16 Ways To Welcome Attendees With These Event Registration Area Ideas

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Although in many cases your event registration is a logistical necessity, you can still use it to your advantage. Even a simple registration desk set up can give a warm welcome, offer sponsorship opportunities and allow event staff to be on top form, greeting guests.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

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Planning Pod: A Comprehensive Solution to Grow Your Events

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Planning Pod is a complete event planning and event registration platform to streamline your event processes. Here is our review. PLANNING POD: WHAT IS IT?

2018 223

Event Promotion: 100 Creative (Free and Cheap) Ideas to Try Now

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I think we can all agree, an event with no attendees is going to flop. You want every event you produce to be a sell out. Or at least get a respectable number of registrations through the door, in line with your targets. But how can you attract more attendees, even if you have no […].

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16 Health Conscious Event Ideas

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Many attendees are becoming more and more health conscious and event planners are keen to offer healthy ideas and alternatives that appeal to them.

17 Meeting Ideas to Encourage Learning Retention

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Meetings are a necessity in terms of everyday working life and also creating smaller gatherings or workshops as part of a larger business event can be fruitful if done right.

Scientific Conferences: A Modern Guide to Ensure Success

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This is a sponsored post from Québec City Business Destination. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Hosting a successful scientific conference presents a few more challenges than your average industry meeting.

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Attract the Right Event Sponsors Every Time (2018 Sponsorship Guide)

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How do you attract sponsors looking for the perfect event sponsorship opportunity? Your event needs to offer what sponsors are looking for, and come up with groundbreaking and worthwhile sponsorship packages to attract more sponsorship revenue. You have one chance to impress.

10 Ways Event Planners Can Sniff Out a Bad Venue

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This is a sponsored post written by Jeff Kear, co-founder of Planning Pod event management software. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

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QuickMobile: The Security-focused Event App [Review]

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QuickMobile by Cvent is an event app with 50 configurable features and enterprise-grade security. Here is our review. QuickMobile: What Is It? QuickMobile offers feature-rich, fully-branded event apps for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions.

16 Illuminating Neon Event Ideas

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Thought neon was left in the 80s? Turns out it’s making a comeback, and not just on the clubbing scene. The neon theme is being incorporated into various events, from corporate to kids parties so it’s time to get on board.

The Event Budget Calculator: The Only Tool You Need To Run Successful Events

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Use our online event budget calculator and event budget download template to ensure you keep your finances on track. Your event finances are critical to the success of your event. From the basics, right through to pro tips, we have you covered.

2018 279

15 Best Live Streaming Apps for Events – Ranked

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Live streaming is a huge opportunity to make more money for your event. I personally tested and reviewed 15 free and paid tools.

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Anaheim Convention Center: 25 Examples of Powerful Sponsorship Ideas

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This is a sponsored post by Visit Anaheim. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Finding a venue that offers exactly what you want is hard enough.

8 Steps to Kickoff & Create Buzz for Your Event Rebranding

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This is a sponsored post written by Kristen Carvalho, Director of Events and Content Marketing at Aventri. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Why do events and organizations rebrand? Over time things become stale, you want to stay fresh with your business and event.

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200 Event Ideas To Steal Today (2018 edition)

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200 unique event ideas to surprise your attendees. The only article you need in 2018 to plan successful events that wow attendees. It’s so tough to impress attendees these days, won’t you agree? That feeling of ‘seen it, done it’ it’s always lingering around.

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99 Resources to Get into Event Planning (Updated 2018)

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Breaking into event planning with little to no experience can be a challenge. And it’s REALLY hard to get experience if no one will hire you. Or is it? Hey, I’ve been there. I know the challenges. But they can be overcome with a few tactics, tools, and strategies.

2018 277

Event Flyer Design: 100 Inspiring Ideas

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A well-designed event flyer is critical to your event’s success. Even the best event out there requires marketing components that will get people excited about it. We’ve put together this comprehensive guide covering everything you need to know about event flyer design for event professionals.

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Event Trends Watch: The Largest Trends Database of 2018

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100+ event trends transforming the industry. This is your insight platform to navigate 2018 and access the latest ideas changing the way we plan and execute events. If there is one thing that event planners from all over the world love EventMB for it would be current trends in event planning.

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How to Start an Event Planning Business from Home (Updated 2018)

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Many Event Planners start out working from home. This can be a great model for setting up an event planning business as it keeps overheads down in those critical early stages of trading and can maximise productivity.

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Event Innovation Lab™: The Revolution Has Started.

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Our first immersive event planning seminar took place in Los Angeles. Here is what happened, how planners reacted, and how you can get involved. I never wanted to start a blog about event planning. I always wanted to change the way we do events.