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Event App Features: 8 Ways to Amp Up Your Event Experience

Guidebook

Imagine having an app that doesn’t just serve as a digital tool, but rather an immersive experience that keeps users engaged before, during, and even after an event. We’re talking about an app with features that not only streamline information but also foster connections, enhance engagement, and create lasting memories. If you’re ready to take your app from good to unforgettable, buckle up as we dive into the best features that can transform your app into a powerhouse of intera

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How Do Webinars Work? A Comprehensive Guide

Attendease

Hey Siri, “define webinar” How does one define “webinar”? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a webinar as a live, online educational presentation during which participants can submit questions and comments. Webinars have been gaining momentum since the pandemic and are quickly becoming a powerful communication tool for businesses, organizations, and individuals alike.

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Unveil the Magic of Holiday Events: Holiday Party Planning Webinar

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Maximize the potential of your holiday parties Look for new and unique holiday event ideas! Stop wasting time and resources. Build community? Join us for a 30-minute holiday party planning webinar to talk about amazing holiday events and emerging trends and the art of crafting your own unique, out-of-the-box holiday party. REGISTER HERE ! Unwrap your holiday event’s potential.

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APA Gathers in Washington

Velvet Chainsaw

You belong here….was the theme of the American Psychological Association’s “more than just an annual convention” recently at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Our team had the opportunity to participate and observe both the in-person and virtual event as the post-Covid rebound continues. That theme manifested most successfully in: Intentional content and messaging delivered in the main stage rooms.

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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The Batch Fixer

Conferences that Work

I freewrote The Batch Fixer contemporaneously on April 10, 2006, in twenty minutes while waiting for a flight at Dallas Fort Worth airport. Enjoy! He’s sitting four chairs to my left. All was quiet when I chose this little island of seats on a ramp away from the C concourse gates. No cell phones in evidence, though I didn’t expect that to continue.

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Innovate Marketing Group Named in The INC. 5000 List For Rapid Business Growth

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Los Angeles, August 15, 2023 – Innovate Marketing Group, Inc. is proud to announce its inclusion in the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This recognition highlights Innovate Marketing Group’s exceptional performance, innovation, and commitment to delivering unparalleled event management services to its clients.

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Mastering Investigator Meeting Planning: A Comprehensive Guide

SpotMe Blog

Investigator meetings are a critical step in the clinical trial process. When done well, they provide a unique opportunity for all those involved to pool their expertise, share insights, and drive clinical trial success. But it’s getting harder to get everyone to attend investigator meetings and harder to keep them engaged once they’re there. Why? Because investigators, study coordinators, and site teams are tired of spending hours passively listening to uninteresting information that’s not tail

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Trang and Steven’s Elegant Cinderella inspired Wedding at Chateau Le Parc

EventSource

In a stunning venue filled with charm and elegance, Trang and Steven celebrated their love in a wedding that was straight out of a fairytale. The magical event took place at Chateau Le Parc , where Fleur Weddings created a dreamy atmosphere that perfectly captured the essence of Trang’s childhood fantasy of a Cinderella-inspired wedding. Artiese Studios captured every moment of the day with breathtaking precision.

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David Peckinpaugh – Unleashing Human Potential

EventMB

Skift Take: The importance of company culture continues to grow, even more so when you are in the process of integrating multiple entities with their own cultures into one brand.

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How to Get Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees to Promote Your Event With Video

In this best practices guide, you’ll learn how to tap into the cost-efficiencies of advocacy and word-of-mouth marketing with video. Examples include speakers providing a preview of their upcoming sessions, exhibitors creating “please stop by” invitations and attendees creating “looking forward to seeing you” introduction videos. Learn about best practices and programs created by leading companies and associations including ASIS, AUVSI, SuperZoo, National Restaurant Association, World of Concret

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Force-Majeure Clauses: Out of Sync with Natural Disasters?

MeetingsNet

Planners should look more carefully at the fine print and consider changing some terms, says industry attorney Joshua Grimes. The wildfires that decimated the resort town of Lahaina on the Hawaiian island of Maui have brought to the fore an important question for meeting and incentive-program planners: Is an event contract’s force-majeure clause written in a way that allows the best decision to be made about whether to hold an event after a natural disaster in a destination?

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How to design and deliver a flawless hackathon

Event Industry News

Ewelina Dunkley has years of experience in the live events world, working in hospitality, fine dining and private parties before joining what is now called Meta in 2016, where she’s events lead.

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B2B In-Person Conferences Strike Back

Smart Meetings

Bizzabo Survey: While hybrid isn’t dead, community is the cornerstone B2B conferences are back and have no sign of slowing down anytime soon. At least, according to a recent survey from the event management technology company Bizzabo that showed in-person conferences are once again the darling for attendees and organizers alike. Smart Meeting spoke with Lauren McCullough, vice president of marketing for Bizzabo , to discuss the major takeaways of the survey and what it could mean for the future

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Finding the Right Dream Destination for Your Event

EventMB

Skift Take: Dream destinations are what make incentive travel exciting and enticing. Finding the right destination is not an easy task.

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Download Now: 2022 Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template - Enterprise Edition

Download 200+ new RFP questions for hybrid and virtual event technology success. After 10,000 downloads, the SpotMe Virtual + Hybrid Event Platform RFP Template is the ultimate procurement tool for event technology. This template is ideal for companies looking for a vendor to fulfill their specific virtual + hybrid event platform needs and requirements!

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How to Market Your Catering Business: Why It’s Different From Most Businesses

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As a catering business owner, you already know that marketing your business requires a different approach than other types of. The post How to Market Your Catering Business: Why It’s Different From Most Businesses appeared first on Caterease.

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A look at RainFocus INSIGHT 2023, “Unifying Experiences”

Event Industry News

Reflections on an industry shift for events and the future of event innovation By Rodney Hart, VP of Events, RainFocus The RainFocus INSIGHT 2023 conference presented us with a unique opportunity to bring to life the vision that we’ve been serving our clients at RainFocus – a best-in-class hybrid event experience.

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Formula 1 Las Vegas: 5 Hotels Where Groups Can Enjoy the Action

Smart Meetings

Formula 1 is coming to Vegas, and the packages are exquisite Formula 1 is coming to the United States for the first time Nov. 16-18, and what better place for an inaugural hosting than Las Vegas, racing around and through The Strip, moving 200-plus mph past well-loved hotels and resorts, and the soon-to-open MSG Sphere behind The Venetian. To accompany the fast-paced sounds of incredibly aerodynamic vehicles going way too fast, hotels along Las Vegas Boulevard and nearby have partnered with F1 t

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New Site for Booking Team Retreats Launches

EventMB

Skift Take: Team retreat specialist Offsite has launched a curated online marketplace that hopes to be the Airbnb of offsites and team retreats.

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Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

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Adjusting Strategies to Changing Business Models

PCMA Convene

ESTRO met in Madrid in 2021 with the goal of raising awareness in the overall destination of the use of radiotherapy as a way to treat cancer. (ESTRO social media) The pandemic has upended destinations’ view of business events as some kind of “subsidiary of tourism,” U.K.-based global urbanist Greg Clark, who spoke at the IMEX Policy Forum in Frankfurt in May, told Joint Meetings Industry Council’s The Iceberg platform.

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Inflatables as a sustainable event decoration

Event Industry News

As consumers have become more demanding, events and festivals feel the pressure to stand out visually in order to create a full experience and leave a strong impression on visitors, and in the media. In the same time organizers are facing the need of lifting their event to a higher level of durability and sustainability.

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Smart Moves in Hawaii, Las Vegas and More

Smart Meetings

Kariuki Epps Kariuki Epps Epps rejoins Visit Cincy as senior sales manager. He brings experience in religious, fraternal and ethnic meetings segments to drive new conventions and meetings to Cincinnati and establish it as a top national meetings destination. He previously worked for Visit Cincy as national manager of diversity sales, during which time he booked numerous large conferences and conventions.

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Great Meetings Rely on Strong Destination Partnerships

EventMB

Skift Take: Strong destination partnerships enhance the effectiveness, reach, and overall success of business events.

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B2B Events in 2023 - What You Need to Know

Get ahead of the curve and stay informed with Zuddl's industry report on the future of B2B events in 2023. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights from leading experts in the field. Make informed decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

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Reddit Returns to Cannes Lions with a New ‘Reddit Recommends’ Activation

Event Marketer

“We wanted to make sure there was an actionable takeaway for everyone, no matter how much time they spent in our activation. … We built an experience that told a full story and a really good narrative if you were able to experience it from start to finish, but we also set it up in stations or modules so that even if you were only there for five minutes and only got to experience a station or two, they work as a standalone story so everyone could leave with an actionable insight.” — Susan Billing

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Meshh to measure the first Pacific Airshow Gold Coast

Event Industry News

Pacific Airshow has announced that it has chosen spatial analytics specialist Meshh to deliver data and analytics for its first-ever airshow at Gold Coast, Australia, on 18-20 August, 2023.

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Sign More Sponsors: The Key to Higher Revenue At Your Next Trade Show Event

Event Age by Swapcard

The success of a trade show is measured through the lens of various metrics, such as the number of attendees, the quantity and quality of leads generated for exhibitors and sponsors, and the number of partnerships that develop from connections made at an event. Arguably, achieving a good Return on Investment (ROI) is the most important objective. Sponsorship opportunities can be a significant source of revenue for trade show organizers.

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CRM for Event Management: How to Make Your CRM Tool Work for You

Planning Pod

Keeping your business running smoothly can feel overwhelming. Between managing tasks, staying organized, and planning for unforeseen events, keeping up with client relationships without disrupting timelines or missing deadlines can be difficult. So, how can you manage your business without leaving important tasks on the back burner? It’s simple: You need customer relationship management (CRM) tools to get the job done.

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5 Things Businesses Need to Know to Thrive in a Post-COVID World

People are itching to get back into the world. 54% of consumers say they plan to dine out at a restaurant at least once a week this year. As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the competition for their business is stronger than ever. Download this eBook today to learn how your restaurant can be prepared!

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How AI in the Workplace Makes HI Even More Important – And How Team Building Helps

Best Corporate Events

Generative AI (artificial intelligence) is predicted to have massive impacts on employment. But even as it eliminates some jobs, it will change and create many more, making HI (human interaction) an even more vital skill. Here’s a look at its likely impacts, and how companies can thrive by making the best use of both AI and HI. According to research from Goldman Sachs , AI could impact 300 million jobs globally.

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IMEX launches Net Zero Strategy – 2030 target depends on collaboration

Event Industry News

The IMEX Group has made a significant move on its journey to net zero with the public launch of a Net Zero Strategy. This outlines IMEX’s roadmap to deliver net zero events and operate a net zero business by 2030.

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Meta Zeroes in on Attendee Feedback, Mix-and-Match Interactives at VidCon 2023

Event Marketer

“This is obviously a creative group of people, so they’re looking for a creative outlet. Their interaction with all the different activities that we had put forth—making t-shirts or phone charms, or just generally being crafty and creative—people were doing that the entire time, which was amazing to watch. They not only came and visited, but hung out because it was a fun and exciting place to grab a snack and interact with each other.” — Chris Watters, Head of Experiential Marketing, Americas, M

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