February, 2019

Guest Blog: How to sell out events using Facebook Advertising

Event Industry News

By Lewis Lindsay, Managing Director – SA Agency. With 1.5 billion people logging in to Facebook on a daily basis , the social media site has now become the go-to place for businesses and individuals to promote and publish events.

How To Use Event Gamification and Boost The Energy Of The Attendees

Endless Events

Event gamification is not what you think! You may have been led to believe that by just downloading an app you’re ready to gamify an event. But, does this really work? Will this improve the quality of the event you’re organizing? If you haven’t already figured it out, the answer is “no”.

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How to Maximize and Build Event Success with Video Marketing


One of the biggest benefits of event marketing comes down to the here and now of an event day; it’s all about the meet and greets, networking, and face-to-face interactions.

Free-Agent, Lisa Block, Joins Velvet Chainsaw

Velvet Chainsaw

While many have been focused this winter on who is going to land free agents like Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, Lisa Block inked a deal to join the Velvet Chainsaw Consulting team!

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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!

Dinner seating — a study

Conferences that Work

Study this 1839 dinner seating layout. What’s wrong with this picture? Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Dinner seating — a study appeared first on Conferences That Work. No related posts. Event design dinner men only round tables rounds seating seating design

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How to Measure Event Marketing Performance and ROI

Marketo Events

Events are often one of the biggest marketing expenses. If this is the case, why do so few of us measure the real impact of these initiatives? According to Event MB , 85% of event planners use event registration software, 61% use event marketing tools, and 54% use survey tools.

What happens after a hackathon

Gallus Events

I’ve had a few event organisers get in touch with me following the post last year about how an organisation can make the most of a hackathon. One of the questions I was asked was “what happens after a hackathon as it seems very different from other types of events?”

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Best Practices for Event App Design


A well-designed and intuitive event app is what every planner needs. It’s not enough for an app to just look attractive. What good is a nice-looking event app if your attendees don’t know how to use it?

How Much Do Sellers and Buyers Trust Our Tradeshow Environments?

Velvet Chainsaw

The most glaring reality I’ve pointed to previously in this space — that three out of four B2B buyers conduct the majority of their research before talking to a salesperson — greatly affects the sustainability of the tradeshow business model.

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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.

Leadership for meetings

Conferences that Work

What might leadership for meetings look like? Let’s turn to Harold Jarche for inspiration: “Those doing the work are often the only ones who really understand the context. Leadership is helping build the structure and then protecting the space to do meaningful work.

Find Your Next Great Conference Theme With These Brainstorming Steps and Ideas

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Bringing exhibitors and attendees together for a successful event starts with a great conference theme. Here are some strategies for choosing one that goes hand in hand with your brand.

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Blockchain for Ticketing: A Complete Guide


Blockchain ticketing is set to change the way event professionals sell tickets works for good. Yet the meaning of blockchain for the event industry is still obscure. The buzzword around it and poor coverage from industry media is making event professionals even more confused. So what is blockchain?

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Five New Event Planning Trends to Watch in 2019


The new year is well under way, and all of us in the event space are watching out for the new trends that’ll continue to influence our work throughout 2019. So what’s changed, and what can we expect to see going forward?

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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 to Maximize and Build Event Success with Video Marketing (Part 2)


*This is the second part of a video marketing series written by guest blogger, Kristen McCabe, from G2 Crowd. G2 Crowd is the leading website for online business software and service reviews, where EventMobi ranks as a High Performer on the Summer 2018 Mobile Event Apps Report.

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Your Event App is Like March Madness Basketball


Your Event App is Like March Madness Basketball. Here’s a game-plan of how to win big with your audience! With March Madness right around the corner, we couldn’t help but think about how the teams that get to The Big Dance, have just the right mix of game winning strategies.

Bringing people together across divides

Conferences that Work

How can we bring people together across divides? In April 2017, I posted the following to the NCDD-DISCUSSION list. (

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9 Wrong Ways to Ask Event Survey Questions

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The motto “there are no bad questions” does not apply to surveys. There is definitely a right and wrong way to ask attendees for feedback. The wrong way can confuse and annoy attendees — and ultimately lead to them giving up on your survey. It can also affect the accuracy of the answers you get.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

How to Improve User Experience and Networking with the Right Event App


This is a case study from MeetingPlay. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies. There are hundreds of event apps on the market but the decision behind what works best for an event is a personal one based on goals and needs of the audience.

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Best Project Management Tools for Event Planners

Endless Events

Forget the pen and paper. Today’s event planners rely on technology to get the job done. No matter if you’re managing multiple tasks related to an event, keeping your team in order, or communicating with clients, you’ll likely use a digital project management tool.

How to Determine if You Need a Multi-Event App


Our Customer Experience team works with clients of all sizes across a wide variety of event portfolios. While some organizations may only plan a single, stand-alone event once a year, many have an event portfolio that includes a variety of events throughout the year.

5 Hot Spots To Find New Event Clients

Event Planning BluePrint

At first I didn’t think it would be difficult to get my event planning business up and running , but it turned out to be a challenge. While I did get clients in my very first month as an event planner, I also did many things wrong…. I didn’t charge enough so I lost money.

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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.

The hive mind will see you now

Conferences that Work

[link] Check out the above video. The hive mind will see you now. In his post “ The fourth cycle of the hive mind (and what to do about it) ” Seth Godin explores how advances in computers are changing our world. The first three of his revolutionary cycles are well established, the fourth is now arriving. Cycles one through three introduced calculation and data storage , connection , and shifting place and time. Above all, Seth’s fourth cycle adds prediction.

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Write an Event Description That Will Sell Out Your One-of-a-Kind Experience

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Your event is unique. So unique, in fact, that it seems impossible to briefly describe everything awesome about it in your event description. Yet this is a skill you need to effectively market your niche event online.

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9 Tech Tools Professional Speakers Should Master


This is a sponsored post by Evenium. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Standing out as a professional speaker is about more than just presenting good info. These technology tools can help you become a more effective, engaging and dynamic presenter.

25 Creative Spring Themes for Parties & Events

Social Tables

Learn how to delight friends, colleagues, and customers with impressive spring themes for parties and events. Featuring real examples from innovative brands, foundations, and celebrities, these event ideas for spring theme ideas and event names will help you kick off your own event planning in style. Here’s how to pick the perfect spring event name What’s in a name? A lot, actually.

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EventMobi’s Appointment Booking: The Answer to a Modern Approach to Networking at Events


Introducing EventMobi’s Appointment Booking. We’re excited to announce a new major enhancement to the EventMobi event app platform with the introduction of Appointment Booking. This new tool will help attendees connect and book one-on-one meetings with each other before and during your event.

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18 Time-saving Event Planning Tips


Save time, work more efficiently, own your events. While event hacks might be a stretch, these time-saving event tips will help cut out the noise and focus on your main objectives. Let's be honest, event planning is a stressful job.

Is It Time to Update Your Agenda Design?

Expo Pass

(3 Minute Read). Is It Time to Update Your Agenda Design? If you’re beginning to question if it’s time to update your agenda design, the chances are that time is already here.

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10 Killer Swag Bag Ideas for the Innovative Race Director

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Finishing a race is big achievement. All those early-morning runs and sore muscles are finally worth it, because there’s no feeling like crossing the finish line. It’s a celebration in itself — but you want your race participants to feel a little extra love.

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