April, 2019

13 Original Swag Bag Ideas to Thrill Your Attendees

Picatic by Eventbrite

Want to give your attendees a swag bag that really stands out? Use these swag ideas to bring your event brand to life. The post 13 Original Swag Bag Ideas to Thrill Your Attendees appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Attendee Experience Branding Swag

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How to Create an Event Marketing Plan

GEVME

For the development of an event business, you need a good marketing plan. The right marketing plan for an event usually identifies your target audience and how you will attract new customers and keep them organising events with you over and over again. Event marketing plan definition & examples.

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Looking into the Future of Event Tech

Velvet Chainsaw

Your guidepost for event-technology decisions should be to put your customer’s experience before your staff efficiency. As the event-tech space continues to evolve with a number of mergers and acquisitions, I see four changes coming for larger annual conferences. #1.

Any questions? Rethinking traditional Q&A

Conferences that Work

How often have you heard “Any questions?” ” at the end of a conference session? Hands rise, and the presenter picks an audience member who asks a question. The presenter answers the question and picks another questioner. The process continues for a few minutes. Simple enough.

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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.

Evaluating Event Success: What to Measure And When

Eventmobi

Evaluating event success is the first step to take towards planning your next event. The planning process of this years’ event is where the evaluation process begins.

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10 ½ Creative Event Marketing Ideas to Drive Ticket Sales

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You have countless event marketing options. And with that comes a paralysis of choice. Where to focus your attention and efforts? And how to come up with new ideas beyond basic social posts? What if you decide wrong?

Event Planning Skills: 32 Tactics to Advance your Career in 2019

EventMB

Do you have what it takes to make it in the event industry? If you answered “yes” based solely on your event management skills, you might be surprised to know that our international group of experts didn’t rank that quality as number one in terms of importance.

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Coachella 2019: See Inside the Biggest Parties and Brand Activations

BizBash

Here are some clever, eye-catching ways brands—including Instagram, American Express, BMW, and Yves Saint-Laurent—got themselves noticed during two jam-packed Coachella weekends

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Q&A with Adrian Segar on Crowdsourcing

Conferences that Work

This (slightly edited) interview by JT Long appeared in the March 2019 issue of Smart Meetings Magazine. What led to writing the book, Conferences that Work ?

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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.

Using Instagram to Advertise Your Event in 2019

Eventmobi

Since Instagram is a picture based platform, it is the perfect place to advertise your event. The visual focus of this social media site can do wonders in showing off the plans for your event.

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Event Marketers Are Ignoring the Power of Video—Here’s How to Catch Up

Marketo Events

Video ads are one of the most potent tools in a marketing arsenal. So why do so many event marketers ignore it? According to a 2018 Animoto report on social video trends, 93% of business score new customers from video marketing on social media.

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3 Strategies for Event Fundraising Success in 2019

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Today, anyone can raise money online for a cause they care about. It’s empowering, but it also creates a lot of noise. Audiences are overwhelmed with opportunities to make donation choices.

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Leveraging Local Flavor at Your Next Event

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Cookie-cutter event experiences won’t suffice for your attendees. You want to give them something out of the ordinary, an experience they will remember. And for good reason.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Event Designers Answer: What's Your Favorite Statement Decor Piece?

BizBash

Designers and producers from throughout the U.S. and Canada share how they create eye-catching focal points for galas, weddings, corporate events, and more

Why I love conference facilitation and design

Conferences that Work

Here’s an example of why I love conference facilitation and design. After setting up a Personal Introspective this morning (25 minutes) I turned over what happens to the small groups. Watch the listening and involvement of every person as I weave my phone through the circles of chairs.

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Chatbot-First Event Management Software for Time- and IT-Starved Conference Organizers

EventTechBrief

By Michelle Bruno. Event management software (EMS), which automates the tasks associated with planning a conference, has been available for at least a quarter century. In the beginning, developers focused on core logistical tasks, such as agenda building, project management, speaker and content management and (for meetings with a trade show component) floorplan and booth sales. That’s changed. As the competition became more formidable, many EMS developers added new platform features.

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18 Creative Summer Event Theme Ideas for Parties & Beyond

Social Tables

Is there anything sweeter than summer? The sun’s shining, the birds are chirping, and event planners have more options at their disposal than arguably any other season.

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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.

4 Mistakes Every Event Planner Makes At Least Once

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Mistakes happen — even to the most organized event planners. It’s hard to be perfect when you’re juggling endless details and deadlines, corresponding with dozens of caterers, and trying to woo sponsors. After all, you’re only human.

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How to Select the Perfect Host City for Your Next Sporting Event

EventMB

This is a sponsored post from Québec City Business Destination. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. The perfect host city can make a critical difference in your sporting event.

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12 New Green Venues for Meetings and Events in 2019

BizBash

These new and renovated convention centers, hotels, restaurants, and other event venues are making a commitment to eco-friendly events

2019 159

The job you’ll be doing in the future hasn’t been invented yet

Conferences that Work

“The job you’ll be doing in the future hasn’t been invented yet. ” This is old news. The story of my professional life 1977: I earn a Ph.D. in applied elementary high-energy particle physics. Get a post-doc position and move to the United States. Work at major U.S.

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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.

Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Event Industry — Here's How

Event Age by Swapcard

Talk about artificial intelligence is happening in every industry, including events — and with good reason. AI is not just a relevant topic; it’s a crucial one. Event Tech

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12 of the Best Event Sponsorship Proposal Examples to Inspire Yours

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

According to EventMB , finding sponsors is the second biggest logistical challenge when it comes to organising events. Providing useful information as a magnet for potential sponsors is one approach through which many conferences have found success.

7 Simple Steps to Hosting a Successful Easter Event

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Events centered around holidays are sure hits among kids and families — and Easter is no exception. The warmer weather gives everyone an excuse to come together as a family around a holiday with lots of fun traditions. But that doesn’t automatically mean they’ll line up to attend your Easter event.

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[Free Report] Event Storytelling Playbook

EventMB

We are happy to release a new report to help event professionals harness the power of storytelling to create better events.

2019 159

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!

14 Over-The-Top Ideas For Wedding Cakes

BizBash

From 10-foot centerpieces to creations with a bevy of special effects, these striking cakes offer scene-stealing ideas for wedding receptions

2019 139

Liberating Structures 1-2-4-All has a big problem

Conferences that Work

While Liberating Structures include many useful ways to improve meetings and organizations, one of the “simplest” offered — “ 1-2-4-All ” — has a big problem. It claims to uncover a group’s “important ideas” in just twelve minutes.

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How to Monetize Your Event App with Swapcard

Event Age by Swapcard

Host a smarter event and make money from your event app — it’s a win-win. Here, we show you how to monetize your event app with Swapcard. Event Tech

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