June, 2019

30 Ideas for Conference Bags People Won’t Throw Away

EventMB

Conference bags must breed in the dark: everyone seems to have at least a dozen stuffed in the back of their closet. A conference event swag bag should be more than a hole with handles. Conference gifts and corporate goodie bags account for more than $20 billion worth of business worldwide.

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Should You Use Events to Raise Money for Your Business?

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This is a guest post by Irene Malatesta of Fundbox. Are you thinking about hosting a fundraising event to raise money for your business?

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7 Experiential Activities on a Low Budget

Eventtia

Event Planning

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Fostering a Winning Conference Culture

Velvet Chainsaw

I have been struck by the disparity in how an association’s organizational culture translates (or doesn’t translate) to the on-site implementation or planning of its live events. There are many associations that tout their open and supportive cultures.

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.

Two free easy ways to create graphics for blog posts and presentations

Conferences that Work

Here are what I think are the two best free easy ways to create graphics for blog posts and presentations if you’re not a graphics wonk. Note: I am not a graphics wonk.) I’ve written over five hundred posts on this blog over the last ten years.

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Is Your Marketing Data Missing Your Most Powerful Data Set?

Marketo Events

Interactions with prospects and customers before, during, and after an event don’t just offer a chance for engagement, but also a unique opportunity to further customize your follow-up, communications, and their next event experience, which in turn helps accelerate impact, velocity, and conversion.

The Secret to Stop People from Flaking on Your Events

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You sold 200 tickets — enough to pack the room with excited event-goers. But when the day arrived, only about half showed up. The energy in the room was lackluster, and your own disappointment palpable. What happened?

2019 344

Podcast: What Your Wedding Photographer Really Thinks, and Other Insights (Episode 149)

BizBash

Andy Marcus discusses the business of photographing high-end weddings and social events

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Education Committee: More Advising and Curating, Less Slotting

Velvet Chainsaw

Most meeting organizers invest a significant amount of time creating the educational programming for their annual conference. Models vary, but most include a 15- to 20-person conference committee (slotters) and army of reviewers (graders).

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

27 years of peer conferences

Conferences that Work

Good things come in threes. Though I usually overlook anniversaries, I noticed one this morning. The first peer conference I convened and designed was held June 3 – 5, 1992 at Marlboro College, Vermont.

6 Budget-Saving Tips for 2019: Maximize Your Event Budget, Not Your Spend

Eventmobi

Whether you’re a B2B or B2C brand, there’s no doubt that events offer a bounty of benefits. In fact, 77 percent of marketers use experiences and events as a core part of their marketing strategy. But, as any marketer will tell you, events come with a price tag.

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The Events Industry is kicking back against homelessness around the globe

Gallus Events

The events industry is built around feeding and housing people. We always make sure their bellies are full and when we host our events we have bedrooms and all manor of accommodation sorted for our attendees.

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5 Event Signage Ideas to Improve the Attendee Experience

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Event signage doesn’t have to be utilitarian to be helpful. Here’s five creative ideas to use signs to enhance the attendee experience. The post 5 Event Signage Ideas to Improve the Attendee Experience appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Event Planning Event Tips

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Podcast: The Art of Planning Citywide Festivals (Episode 152)

BizBash

Luminato Festival C.E.O. Anthony Sargent takes us behind the scenes at the international arts festival

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Are Your Speakers Speaking to Speakers?

Velvet Chainsaw

I wonder about the future of peer review for conference abstracts. While it is a critical filter for high-quality journals, it is a very inefficient process for accelerating innovation and discovery at conferences.

My new book Event Crowdsourcing will be released this Fall

Conferences that Work

Event Crowdsourcing: Creating Meetings People Actually Want and Need I’m happy to announce that my third book Event Crowdsourcing will be released this Fall. It covers a fundamental yet neglected topic: creating meetings people actually want and need.

2019 190

5 Ways EventMobi’s Professional Services Help You Design and Execute the Best Event App

Eventmobi

Planning and managing an event is no easy task, even for the most veteran planner. The combination of a million small and large tasks (both predictable and unpredictable) all building up to a hard deadline would be chaotic for anyone.

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[Free Report] The Science of Experience Design

EventMB

We are happy to release a new report to help event professionals in designing event experiences. Featuring new 1100 research on what event professionals think about designing event experiences.

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How to Write The Perfect Event Invitation Email

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In 2018, 281 billion emails were sent and received. That causes a problem for event creators trying to compete for attention in event-goers’ cluttered inboxes. There are many email marketing strategies you can use to stand out in event-goers’ inboxes, but the most important is your email copy.

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Successful Email Subject Lines for Event Invitation Letters

GEVME

I want to share with you my personal story. I faced this event email subject lines prob lem 4 years ago when I just started my career in marketing.

2019 190

Unique Photo Experience That Drives Engagement at Events (Sponsored)

BizBash

Forget the traditional photo booth setup that you have seen time and again. Photoboxx creates user-generated content, boosts engagement on social media channels, drives on-site engagement at the event, and creates branded content to be used for future

I am the second sort of escapologist

Conferences that Work

I am the second sort of escapologist. “I read once that the first time they put an escapologist in a tank of water, he or she will have one of two reactions, and which one determines the course of their life. The first sort of escapologist is an ordinary person who has come to the trade organically, by whatever curious sequence of opportunity and happenstance—and that sort will panic.

2019 188

How to Pick the Right Venue for Sustainable Events

Eventmobi

Events are often one of the biggest culprits when it comes to the impact on the environment. When you think about all the paper, plastic, and electricity that’s unnecessarily wasted, it becomes clear that the events industry needs to change if it wants to keep up with the times and play its part in reducing humanity’s impact on the world. . And one of the first steps you can take when organizing your events is choosing a venue that is in line with values of sustainability.

Attendease + Marketo. The new integration is here!

Attendease

You've planned great events and you've checked off everything on your list. What happens to all your valuable information with all the new faces that attended your events? Attendease has added yet another integration that's no stranger in your event sales and marketing efforts.

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Ridesharing Trends & Statistics: Why Millennials Love Lyft for Events

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Every generation had its signature mode of transportation. In the ’70s, hitchhiking symbolized freedom. The ’80s heralded conspicuous status in the form of Porsches and Beamers. And in the early aughts, the first wave of hybrid vehicles arrived, as the focus shifted to environmental awareness.

2019 323

7 Social Media Wall Platforms for Your Next Event

GEVME

Creating and maintaining a high level of interest at your events can be challenging, maybe even daunting for some event marketers. Selecting the best social media tools to engage your attendees may not be easy, and can get a little frustrating. Wall platforms could help put your mind at ease.

Cvent Universal LeadCapture (Review)

EventMB

Cvent Universal LeadCapture is designed for B2B and B2C trade show managers, exhibitors, and salespeople. It allows them to more easily qualify leads on the trade show floor and send those back to the office for speedy follow-up. In this review, we’ll show you how it works and go over pros and cons.

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The Best Conferences and Trade Shows for Event Organizers

Event Age by Swapcard

You spend your days planning events—it only makes sense to check some out for yourself! Event Experiences Event Community

Facial Recognition And Events

Endless Events

Knock knock – it’s facial recognition for events! You already know that the Event Tech Podcast is all about the latest and greatest technologies. And of course, the ones you can use to make your event go from good to outstanding!

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Why Québec City Should Be on Your Host City Bucket List (Sponsored)

BizBash

When it comes to picking a host city for a convention or conference, event planners and site selectors have a lot to consider, including attendee appeal, accessibility, originality, and budget-friendly venues and services. Leanne Calderwood knows the

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Lyft on What the Rise of Ridesharing Means for Your Events

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In their everyday lives, attendees have a new normal for getting places. They push a few buttons on their smartphone, and — voila! — a car arrives. The rise of ridesharing has made a profound impact on our collective car-driving habits.

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Templates & Examples of Event Planning Timelines

GEVME

The correct timing of events can play a vital role through the whole event organisation process. Without a properly considered timetable, you risk missing significant due dates that are critical to your event’s success.