Sat.Jun 22, 2019 - Fri.Jun 28, 2019

30 Cost-Effective Event Promotion Ideas to Try ASAP

EventBank Insights

[link] Let’s be honest, without the use of effective event promotion, your occasion is more likely to have a lower turnout. This is in comparison to if your organization chose to use a more effective form of event promotion.

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The Anatomy of a Successful Festival Website

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Think a great festival website needs to be jaw-droppingly beautiful to capture people’s interest? Think again. According to usability experts at Nielsen Norman Group, you’ve only got 10 seconds to hook a visitor’s attention before they leave — and the best way to do that is with clear communication.

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When Attendees Have Options, Why Should They Choose You?


Chances are good that your event is not the only one of its kind. That means your potential attendees may have to pick your event or another, which also means someone wins and someone loses. What goes into this decision-making process of your audience? How does a person choose which event they will attend if they can only pick one? I’m glad you asked those thoughtful questions. I have a story that may shed some light on that for you. A Tale of Two 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).

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.

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.

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


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

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[Free Report] The Science of Experience Design


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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Attendease + Marketo. The new integration is here!


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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How to Host an Event That Bridges the Political Divide

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It’s one thing to disagree with someone about their political beliefs over the internet. It’s another to have that conversation in person — especially in today’s polarized political climate.

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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.

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


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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Cvent Universal LeadCapture (Review)


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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How to Get Creative with Scenic Design: 100 Ideas

Endless Events

We get it. Event goers always expect to be wowed by creative scenic design. And your clients are always looking for new ways to deliver on that expectation. But it can be hard to continually find inspiration, especially if you often plan events of a similar nature.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Event Website Design

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A beautiful event website might look appealing, but that doesn’t mean it will convince visitors to spend their money on a ticket. Most event-goers want your site to answer a few simple questions — and answer them fast. Your event website has 10 seconds to capture a visitor’s interest.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Guest Post: 6 Ways Event Planning Professionals Can Save Time with Event Technology

Event Age by Swapcard

Event planning professionals and global conference organizers are no strangers to technology—event management is now becoming quite a technology-driven affair. Planners and organizers all around the world are embracing innovative tools and techniques to improve their productivity and revenue.

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How Successful Sales Teams Make the Most of ABM


Did you know companies with tightly aligned sales and marketing teams are 67% better at closing deals ? That’s why successful B2B sales teams are getting involved in ABM to switch from targeting leads to targeting the accounts they value the most.

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‘A Living Case Study’: 5 Trends That Will Define Events for Years to Come

PCMA Convene

The Pacific Room at Long Beach Convention Center. Courtesy Long Beach Convention Center). Innovation strategist Amy Blackman has a personal rule on airplanes — flying time is “me time”— which she helps enforce by wearing a big blue set of headphones when she travels.

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The New VIP Event Transportation Experience: Ridesharing

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A crowded, sweaty subway ride or a hair-raising fight through traffic don’t exactly create stellar memories for your VIP guests. And let’s face it: The VIP event experience starts the moment attendees head to your venue.

[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.

Time Travel For Events

Endless Events

If you read time travel for events, and your mind immediately went to Back To The Future… not quite. You already know that here at Endless, we’re all for giving you the latest tips and tricks on events.

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5 Logistic Challenges Your Attendees Can Overcome with a Mobile Event App


This article highlights how adding a mobile event app to your conference or strategy can help you overcome any unforeseen logistics challenges. Event Planning

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How Meeting Professionals Can Help End Human Trafficking

PCMA Convene

(Photo Courtesy ECPAT-USA). Michelle Guelbart always felt driven, even in high school, to work for human rights issues, “especially ones that affect people’s freedom,” she said. But sometimes I felt like I was just shoveling snow in an endless snowstorm.”. Michelle Guelbart.

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Gather Together, With Pride

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Pride events are a celebration of the progress the LGBTQIA+ community has made, but also a time to recognize the distance we still have to go to achieve full equality.

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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.

Live From The World Education Congress, It’s #EventIcons 170!

Endless Events

All the way from Toronto, we bring you the World Education Congress! Everybody loves a little surprise, right? And because here at Endless we like to keep things fresh, it’s time for a different #EventIcons. This week, we are coming to you live from the EventMobi offices in Canada.

Do You Need a Mobile App for Your Event?


Mobile apps have completely transformed the way we plan and attend events. But are they worth the investment? In this article we will help you navigate what you’ll need to ask before selecting an event mobile app. Event Planning

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Three Takes on the Outdoor Sessions

PCMA Convene

The Convene editors stepped out into the SoCal sunshine to attend three different sessions held concurrently on Thursday afternoon. Here are their takeaways. When I was growing up, there was one magical phrase I longed to hear from the teacher when summer was on the horizon: Let’s take class outside.

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Meetings Industry Association reveals the miaList 2019 shortlist

Event Industry News

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has announced the shortlist for its coveted miaList 2019.

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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!

Event Tech: A Complete Guide to Event Technology & Trends

EventBank Insights

[link]. There's FinTech for Finance, Med Tech for Medicine, Martech for Marketing. So Clearly if there's events, well, there's Eventtech. Quick Reads.

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Planning Events is Your Job, but Your Health is More Important


In this article we look at the mental health effects a career in the events industry can have on event planners and the importance of practicing self-care. Event Planning

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10 Trends in Experiential Events

PCMA Convene

The stage at the 10th annual Galaxy Unpacked, a live experience that Agency AE partnered with Samsung that showcased Samsung’s new product launches.

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