December, 2020

Keywords and Ad Words: Use SEO and SEM to Make Your Events Stand Out

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If you want to elevate your organic SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or paid SEM (Search Engine Monetization) capability, we’ve got two surefire ways to do it.

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How to Manage Events Industry PTSD


“Do you think my friends have PTSD?”

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Our Picks for the Business Event Trends of 2021

PCMA Convene

As the business events industry — and everyone else — says good riddance to 2020, the editors at <i>Convene</i> consider the business events industry trends they’ll be watching in 2021.

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Moderating Online Panels — Ideas and Resources

Conferences that Work

Last week I immensely enjoyed participating in a two-hour Zoom brain trust on moderating online panels. So good, it should be shared with a wider audience. So here’s a treasury of good ideas and resources we uncovered.

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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.

MEET THE CHANGE: How Germany’s First Hybrid Event Achieved Success


With their first hybrid event MEET THE CHANGE, the German meetings industry association MEET GERMANY needed to deliver an innovative event format. The goal was to make change tangible, to trade key learnings from the past months, to bundle forces and take away fears.

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Our 2020 Inside Look Report

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In 2020, virtual events took off in a big way. As the world went into quarantine and our ability to gather in person stalled, event creators and attendees found new ways to connect on Eventbrite.

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Nature-Forward Destinations Change the Game with ‘Open Air’ Meetings


As planners in many wintery destinations hunker down and return to virtual events as the safest way to engage their audience, those in warmer climates need to start thinking about outdoor venue options.

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What Will We Call Face-to-Face Meetings Next?


By Michelle Bruno. The third-party, face-to-face meetings industry has, by design, placed itself in a silo. For whatever reason—lethargy, existing infrastructure or the lack of a compelling impetus for change—it has developed a superiority complex.

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When trio share works better than pair share

Conferences that Work

One of the best and simplest ways to build active learning and connection into any meeting is to regularly use pair share. See Chapter 38 of The Power of Participation , or Chapter 27 of Event Crowdsourcing for full details.)

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Reimagining Signing Ceremonies With GEVME Live


Signing ceremonies have been momentous occasions for the participants involved. Traditionally, these events kick off with formal speeches from dignitaries, leading on to the signing on paper to the final photo session to mark the milestone event followed by a networking session with the participants.

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2021 Virtual-Conference Big Ideas

Velvet Chainsaw

In 2020, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors were more forgiving of our virtual conferences than they will be in 2021.

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Better Understand Your Event Attendees With Google Analytics, Tracking Pixels, and UTM Tags

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If you want to fully understand your return on investment from your SEO efforts, you’ll want to become super proficient at reviewing Google Analytics, using tracking pixels, and employing Eventbrite tracking links and UTM tags.

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Is It Time to Reconsider Serving Alcohol at Events?


Happy hours have long been a staple of networking activities at live events, but they’ve been largely left out of the virtual scene. Now that more planners have learned to do without it, some are questioning whether it should be reintroduced at hybrid events.

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Restrictions into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

We’re Investing $138M in the (Hybrid) Future of Events


We're humbled to announce our latest round of funding for the hybrid future of events. Here's the official announcement from Bizzabo CEO and Co-Founder Eran Ben-Shushan. First and foremost, I’m extremely grateful for the trust and partnership of our customers during this unique and challenging year.

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A leak in the solar system

Conferences that Work

There is a leak in the solar system. Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post A leak in the solar system appeared first on Conferences That Work. No related posts. Uncategorized Bill Bryson DNA leak NASA solar system yoga

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Live, Virtual, or Hybrid Events: Which Approach is Better?


When the aim is to throw a good show and bring individuals together, you want to make sure you get it right. In this time and age, there are different approaches you can take to host an event.

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Top 10 Resources Every Meeting & Event Planner Needs in 2021


2020 has been a challenging year, but it was also a time to learn and experiment. As we approach the new year, what are the learnings we will apply to improve the way we manage events during a time of uncertainty?

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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.

What Congress’ New COVID-19 Relief Bill Means for Venues and Event Creators

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After months of lobbying from the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) and a grassroots social media campaign, pandemic relief is coming for eligible independent venues and event creators.

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How Independent Hoteliers Can Win More Meetings and Events


The economic impact of pandemic is exposing weaknesses within the hospitality industry’s meetings and events lines of business, but independent hoteliers have an opportunity to position themselves to thrive as events return.

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Vibe Interactive Whiteboard: Your New Ally For Amazing Events!

Endless Events

Here at Endless, we’re always looking for cool and innovative ways to improve events. Our team just loves all things technology! And as a state of the art production company, we make a point to stay up to date with the latest trends. So today, we have something new to introduce to you.

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Knowing what you’re going to draw

Conferences that Work

Do you know what to draw? Perhaps — if someone has told you to draw it. Do you know what you’re going to draw? That’s a different question. It implies that you have some agency to draw what and how you like. Beginning creation.

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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!

The Future of Exhibitions – Our Experience at TravelRevive 2020


There has been a lot of talk about what the future of events holds. And we have been contributing to the conversation with our thoughts too. However, the definition of events in these predictions tends to omit the exhibition format.

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7 education events that went virtual (and all the cool stuff they got right.)

Expo Pass

(3 Minute Read). We’ve been doing this work from home thing for a little while now. And we feel like we’ve got a pretty good handle on getting stuff done on Zoom and all that.

Everything You Need to Know to Host Socially Distant Events

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No in-person event during a pandemic can be entirely risk free. But with the right precautions, resources, and planning, you can put together socially distant events that are as safe as they can be under the circumstances.

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Bizzabo Co-Founder Outlines How $140 Million in New Funding Will Help the Tech Firm Push Into Hybrid Events


As the eventual end of the pandemic finally appears to be in sight, event companies are homing in on the next phase for the industry: hybrid events. Event platform Bizzabo has now raised almost $138 million to fuel its continued growth in this sector.

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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.

7 Takeaways From (Almost) HYBRID to Take Into 2021


Almost 6,000 event marketers registered for (Almost) HYBRID to discuss the future of events. Here's what we took away from our second virtual summit. Last week, thousands of event marketing professionals from all over the world tuned in live for our second virtual summit: (Almost) HYBRID.

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How One Chef Turned a Passion for Food into a Cooking Empire


With 16 cookbooks, numerous awards, and a successful cookery school under her belt, it’s fair to say that Monisha Bharadwaj has turned her passion for Indian food into an empire. But for Bharadwaj, founder of Cooking with Monisha, success didn’t happen overnight.

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SWITCH 2020: Playing the Digital Field


Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) kicked off earlier this month, providing an innovative yet functional space for the global innovation and business communities around the world to connect, collaborate and network. .

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