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

Eventmobi

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.

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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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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.

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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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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How to Measure Event Marketing Performance and ROI

Marketo

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.

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Best Practices for Event App Design

Eventmobi

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?

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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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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.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Checklist: How to Host the Ultimate Wine and Spirit Tasting Party

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Wine and spirit tastings let people kick back and unwind while they learn a thing or two about their favorite libations. But there’s more to hosting a successful tasting event than tasty beverages.

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Best Event Management Software for Non-Profits

GEVME

In the Asian region, there has been an annual increase in the number of non-profit organisations. Non-profit organisations include a huge number of institutions in a wide variety of fields. They provide many events as well.

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

Eventmobi

*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

Core-apps

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.

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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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7 Ways to Increase Turnout at Your Free Event

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Who wouldn’t want to come to a free event? Lots of people, it turns out. You build, they RSVP — but they don’t come. Even the most successful events have no-shows. Things come up; people can’t make it. But for free events, there’s no financial consequence to skipping the event.

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Top 15 Event Blogging Tips

GEVME

Although we do our best to provide up-to-date event management news, we also look for fresh event industry insights on other blogs and web services to improve our professional activity.

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Blockchain for Ticketing: A Complete Guide

EventMB

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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How to Determine if You Need a Multi-Event App

Eventmobi

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.

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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.

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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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Delight Attendees With a Flawless Onsite Experience

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It costs six to seven times more to acquire new attendees than retaining your existing ones. That means to increase your event’s return on investment (ROI), cost-effective marketing strategies and an easy registration process aren’t enough.

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Best Event Marketing Tools

GEVME

Promotional tools for event marketing are powerful assistance for your event marketing. They help to save time and efforts during the event promotion. You are welcome to look them through and pick the most effective apps for your marketing needs from our top 12 marketing tools list.

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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

Eventmobi

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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9 Tech Tools Professional Speakers Should Master

EventMB

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.

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Show Your Attendees Some Health Love

Smart Meetings

After a long, exhausting meeting, the last thing on most attendees’ minds is eating healthy, but event professionals can do their part by ensuring attendees get the nutrition they need from their meals.

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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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Event planning competition analysis

GEVME

Competitor analysis is an effective way to understand the goals of competing companies, namely by identifying their strengths and weaknesses.

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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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EventMobi’s 150 Days of Action: Dustin’s Volunteer Story With Yonge Street Mission

Eventmobi

On July 1st, 2017, EventMobi kicked off a new company-wide volunteer program called 150 Days of Action.

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18 Time-saving Event Planning Tips

Bizzabo

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.

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*?#! AV People Say – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

This Whiteboard Wednesday is all about the *?#! AV people say. If you’ve happened to catch our #EventIcons S**t Event Planners Say, then you know you are in for a treat!

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Maintain Brand Control By Selling Tickets Directly On Your Website

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Your spend countless hours reaching potential attendees and attracting them to visit your event site. You promote on all of your social channels, spend money on paid ads, and optimize your search rankings — all to get them to learn more about your event and, eventually, purchase a ticket.

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