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Activate Your Event Branding: 5 Top Strategies for your Onsite and Digital Brand

Eventmobi

Remember that awesome swag you got from your last conference? Loyal to a local coffee business you first tried between sessions? Still thinking about the event app that made navigating your weekend a breeze? Then you’re familiar with some top-notch event branding! The best event branding sticks in attendees’ minds long after the event has ended—and gets them excited when it comes around again in the future.

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9 Critical Customer Success Factors to Consider When Shopping for an Event Management Tool

Attendease

With the vast amount of software available in the market, it can be challenging to find the right event management tool for your business. Like any good SaaS tool, the quality of your partner lies in how they can empower you through your unique customer journey. While fancy feature lists may be appealing, as shiny new things tend to be, they don’t necessarily lead to success.

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Zoom avatars—some thoughts

Conferences that Work

In 2022, Zoom added avatars to their Meetings and Webinars products. Initially, Zoom only offered animal avatars, but custom human avatars were added in 2023. Zoom avatars have received mixed reviews ( 1 , 2 ), including this reaction from Miguel Neves , Editor-in-chief at Skift Meetings, on LinkedIn : “Why but why has Zoom created an avatars feature?

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Marriott Customer Conference Strives to Embrace Belonging

EventMB

This activity helps explore identities by examining visible and invisible aspects of one's identity. Skift Take: Belonging is a focus of the “Guiding Principles in Experience Design” study released during Marriott’s Association Masters Customer Conference. The gathering showcased both the benefits and challenges of fostering belonging at meetings and events.

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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Marriott Tells Association Planners to Seek Additional DEI and Technology Advances

Smart Meetings

Why Marriott CEO Tony Capuano is not expecting a hospitality downturn, especially in meetings Marriott International’s Exchange Association Masters customer event at the flagship renovated Sheraton Phoenix Downtown last week was an opportunity for meeting planners to ask top Marriott leaders what they could expect from the company in the future and talk about what they had been through together.

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Do You Need Event Planning Certifications?

Endless Events

The events industry is a melting pot of talent and diverse backgrounds, with event professionals bringing rich experiences and unique perspectives to the field. It’s not uncommon to find professionals holding degrees in business, communications, or marketing, complementing others with a foundation in hospitality or years of experience in related industries.

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Industry Night at 19 on the Park

EventSource

Built in 1896 as a market and dance hall, 19 on the Park is far more than meets the eye! With a rich history and intimate design, the venue offers a warm and charming event space in the heart of Stouffville. In addition to concerts, live theatre shows, and fundraisers, this unique space is perfect for and weddings and private events for up to 157 seated, and 200 cocktail-style.

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Imagination Detroit Announces Tim Stafford as Managing Director, Paul Cowan Promoted to Business and Strategy Director

Exhibitor Magazine

DETROIT - Award-winning experience design company, Imagination, today announces the promotion of Tim Stafford to Managing Director, Detroit. Tim, curr.

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an unforgettable adventure: exploring iceland’s natural wonders on an incentive trip

SevenEvents

we recently took a group of 15 lucky individuals on a once in a lifetime trip to iceland for an incentive trip. the itinerary was packed with exhilarating activities to make memories for a lifetime. we started off at the blue lagoon, a soothing oasis nestled amongst the rugged volcanic landscapes, this geothermal spa provided the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. next on the itinerary was an adrenaline-fueled adventure quad biking on iceland’s black beach. no trip to iceland

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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Screen Your Dreams with INFiLED dvLED Displays at InfoComm

Exhibitor Magazine

LOS ANGELES, CA June 6, 2023 � INFiLED, a global leader in LED displays, is heading to InfoComm in Orlando, Fl June 14-16th where they will prominentl.

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The Meetings Show outlines plans to reduce carbon footprint

Event Industry News

The Meetings Show, the UK’s leading event which brings together the world’s meetings and events community, has unveiled further commitments to minimising its environmental impact.

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Q&A: REVOLT’s New VP of Events and Experiential on Evolving and Upleveling Events

Event Marketer

REVOLT, a Black-owned multimedia network founded by Sean “Diddy”​ Combs, is in a phase of growth. Originally started as a cable network in 2013, REVOLT has since expanded into digital media, podcasting, news and events, all aiming to give Black storytellers access to the platforms, resources and support needed to engage a global audience. REVOLT recently welcomed Anita H.

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Introducing the Gravit8 Tablet walls

Event Industry News

Make people Gravit8 to your stand, and keep them there! Gravit8 Tablet Walls gives you the impact of a giant screen, with the detail of an individual sales tool! We create gigantic cinema screen sized walls from hundreds of tablets, then bring them to life with amazing, cutting-edge digital software.

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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What’s the Difference Between Virtual Meetings and Online Networking?

Eventtia

To put it simply, attendees go to your event for one of two reasons. One, for the content, or, two, to meet and interact with other attendees who share similar interests. Now when it comes to virtual events, the first reason is covered extremely well. Attendees get all of the same information, knowledge, and education that they would from any other event, just this time it’s from the comfort of their homes.

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Tapping Into the Community: Supporting Local Suppliers and Producers

Caterease

As a restaurant owner, manager, caterer, or event planner, you have the opportunity to not only provide high-quality meals but. The post Tapping Into the Community: Supporting Local Suppliers and Producers appeared first on Caterease.

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Grit, Mentorship and H-Town with Melinda Mintz

Smart Meetings

In her new position as director of hotel sales at Visit Houston after 15 years in the hotel industry, Melinda Mintz spoke with Smart Meetings about her personal and professional journey. Smart Women in Meetings: Innovator Awards 2022 winner Mintz discusses her gratitude towards mentorship and her desire to pay it forward, the ways in which grit and resilience have been catalysts in her successful career and the aspects she loves about working for Visit Houston to help meeting profs have a stella

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4 Ways to Effectively Promote Your Event on Your Website

CadmiumCD

Events allow your association’s members to come together to learn, get to know each other, and build their professional networks. However, before you can pull off a successful association event, your members have to know about it!

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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Event App Mistakes You’re Probably Making in 2023

Nunify

In the dynamic era of event technology, event apps continue to be at the heart of event success. The power of a mobile event app is undeniable – whether it be easy communication or creating private event networks or providing value for your sponsors. However, certain missteps can undercut their effectiveness. In this guide, I expose the event app mistakes you’re probably making, broken down into three crucial stages: evaluation, during the event, and post-event.

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The One in Birmingham: NEC welcomes The FRIENDS™ Experience to the UK

Event Industry News

NEC Birmingham has become the first venue in the UK to host The FRIENDS™ Experience, as it looks to expand its long-stay event portfolio.

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What Is The Online Diploma Course Content Like?

Event Academy

Any course accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has met a rigorous set of standards that will set you up for a career in event management.

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Don’t miss the WEC23 Digital Experience

MPI

Amani Roberts, host of MPI’s World Education Congress Digital Experience, shares some of what remote participants can expect.

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The Ultimate Guide to Hosting Hybrid Events For Your Association

For associations, the hybrid model is the future of the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) industry. Hybrid events provide increased reach and scalability, improved engagement with association members, and insights from real-time analytics, making them an absolute necessity. This ready-to-use playbook presents a framework for event organizers embarking on the hybrid events journey.

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What Is The Online Foundation Certificate Experience Like?

Event Academy

Any course accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has met a rigorous set of standards that will set you up for a career in event management.

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How to Use Surveys and Polls in Your Event App

Guidebook

Have you ever wished you knew what event attendees were thinking? Do you want the ability to make improvements in real time? If the answers are yes, then live polling and surveys through an event app are what you need to take your events to the next level. Here, we’ll discuss the importance of getting feedback from your event attendees, how the right technology can help provide real-time feedback, how Guidebook gives anyone the ability to create their own app, and much more.

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NAACP’s Florida Travel Advisory Results in Relocated Convention

MeetingsNet

The 3,000-member National Organization of Black County Officials has moved its meeting from Miami in late June to North Carolina in mid-October. NOBCO’s executive director spoke to MeetingsNet about the situation. On June 1, just three weeks ahead of its 37th annual convention that was set to take place in Miami, Fla., the National Organization of Black County Officials announced it was relocating the 450-person event to Charlotte, N.C., and pushing the event back to mid-October.

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