March, 2020

How Text Marketing Can Improve Event Management [Guest Post]


Texting is an ideal communication method for event management. It enables you to quickly and discretely send messages to attendees and staff when they can’t take a call, and also has a number of uses to organize and market your event as you plan it.

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Pivot to virtual, cancel or postpone the event?

Gallus Events

Many event organisers from every type of event business face the same choice with their next event: pivot to virtual, cancel or postpone the event? So exactly how do you decide on the right option for your event? Well, the first thing to say is that some organisers simply don’t have a choice.

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The meeting industry coronavirus silver lining

Conferences that Work

Despite the terrible impacts of the coronavirus on the meeting industry, there’s a silver lining. Hear me out! There’s no question times are hard. The coronavirus pandemic has already devastated lives and businesses globally, and we don’t know how much worse things will get.

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Go Forward, Cancel, Postpone, Wash Your Hands, Rinse … and Repeat

Velvet Chainsaw

The disruption to the live events industry due to the Pandemic COVID-19 is unprecedented and impossible to escape. With the mixed messages coming at us from so many different perspectives, it is difficult to gain clarity.

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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.

Creating Sponsorship Revenue for Virtual Events

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This is a guest post by Larry Weil, nationally recognized sponsorship expert and founder of The Sponsorship Guy, a sponsorship marketing agency. In wake of the pandemic, many event brands are taking the steps to move online.

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Your Virtual Event Sucks: Here’s How To Make It Better

Endless Events

It’s time to take some notes and learn how to plan better virtual events! So as we all know, the events industry is witnessing a major shift. And many planners are looking to turn their in-person events into virtual events.

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Should meetings be efficient?

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Should meetings be efficient ? “Yes” say thousands of books on how to improve business meetings. And I agree. But “No”, when we’re taking about most meeting industry events.

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6 Reasons to Turn Your In-Person Conference into a Virtual Summit


Most corporate events that are held in-person can also be held online, given the great flexibility of online technologies we have available today.

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7 Events for Green Color Scheme Inspiration


As an ode to St. Patrick's Day, try your luck at tackling a green color scheme with ideas from these vibrant events

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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.

5 Awkward Questions Your Guests Might Ask (and How to Answer Them)


When you’re planning a wedding, you may think that you have thought of every question that could possibly come up and have provided this information either on your invites or your wedding website.

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Switching to a Virtual Event? Here’s What You Should Know

Event Age by Swapcard

The events industry has found itself facing a unique challenge. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), many global events have been canceled, postponed or have decided to go virtual.

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Organizing events with millennials in mind


Millennials or Generation Y as others like to call them, were born between 1982 and 2000. In the US, millennials represent half of […]. The post Organizing events with millennials in mind appeared first on

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What to Do in the Event of an Event Hiatus


Right now might be the best time to move some of your backburner tasks to the front. Best Practices Event Marketing

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Canceling Your Event: 8 Examples from Leading Brands


How to communicate a COVID-19 related event cancellation to your attendees. Featuring examples from Google, SXSW, and Amazon. At the beginning of March, we published an in-depth guide on what event organizers need to know about COVID-19.

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Will Work for Goodwill

Velvet Chainsaw

Living in Orlando (not the happiest place in the world today) provides a close-up view of the horrific impact the pandemic is having on people and businesses in the live-event, hospitality and travel industries.

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How to support a community online during covid-19

Conferences that Work

How can you support a community online during covid-19? Over the last few weeks I’ve run numerous online Zoom meetings for support groups and local, social, and professional communities. In the process, I’ve learned a lot about what makes these meetings most useful for participants.

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Live Music Fans, Venues and Festivals Need Your Direct Support

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If you live for live music, then you know that right now, because of coronavirus (COVID-19), your favorite music venues need your help. Music Music Fans Music Venues

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[Free Guide]: How to Run Virtual Events with Confidence

Virtual events open up a whole new world of possibilities for engaging your attendees. This best practices guide will help you make the most of your online conferences, summits, keynote presentations, and more.

Taking your first event online – what you need to consider

Gallus Events

Many organisations are scrambling to get their next event online. For some their ‘next’ event will also be there first online event. So what do you need to consider if you are taking your event online for the first time?

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A New Dawn for the Events Industry


Last week was undeniably one of the toughest on record for the event industry. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? I started writing about events just a couple of years before the last financial crisis. It was a tough time. Last week has been similarly miserable if not worse.

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30 Movies to Watch for Event Design Inspiration


Keep the creative juices flowing with a work-from-home lunch break that includes one of these movies boasting event inspiration

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Events Of The Future: How To Plan A Virtual Event

Endless Events

This week we’re diving into the dozy topic of how to plan a virtual event. And we’re not strangers to futuristic events here at Endless! We’ve covered topics such as how to plan an event without visiting the venue , how Virtual Reality can impact the events industry , and much more.

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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.

Working Smarter With Knowledge

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A shoutout to Harold Jarche for his continuing explorations and advice about working smarter with knowledge. He’s just made available , under a Creative Commons license, his free downloadable field guide for the networked knowledge worker: Working Smarter Field Guide 2020.

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11 Ideas for Virtual Events

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Do the words “online event” make you think of lengthy webinars or live streaming business conferences? You’re in the majority. But 2020 is changing the game when it comes to hosting events virtually.

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10 events that have pivoted to virtual

Gallus Events

Ten events that have pivoted to digital! With so much going on at such an unbelievably quick pace in the world of events, it will prove to be very useful to see how others are managing. So in this post, I have highlighted 10 great events that have pivoted to digital.

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Event Venues Turned Hospitals: How the Industry Is Helping


Amid widespread coronavirus-related event cancellations, empty venues and hotels are stepping up to support health care efforts. Here's how the industry is pitching in.

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!

A Look Back at Event Design Ideas From Winter Benefits


Get inspired by these ideas for decor, activities, and more from fund-raising events that took place this past season around North America

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The Commonsense Guide to Coronavirus for Events and Conferences


COVID-19 has landed. Here’s how to confidently communicate with your attendees, sponsors, and partners. Featuring examples from brands like Adobe, Google, and Qualtrics. Event marketers are no strangers to last-minute changes and crises.

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Eventprofs Happy Hour — Feelings Edition

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Because we are struggling in a covid-19 world, I’m hosting a special Feelings Edition of the Eventprofs Happy Hour this coming Friday, March 27, 12:00 – 14:00 EDT. From 2011 – 2017 I hosted a weekly online Eventprofs Happy Hour, first on Twitter and then Google Plus.

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