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Post-Event Survey Questions to Ask (+ Email Best Practices)

Attendease

Some may think an event is over when the guests leave the venue, and the doors are shut, but event managers still do much more work. Part of the work is to gauge attendees’ satisfaction and measure the event’s success. Today, we will share some best practices to help you create effective event surveys to measure this success. What Are Post-Event Surveys?

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IMG Recognized as Finalist at the 22nd EX Awards

IMG

We at Innovate Marketing Group are thrilled and honored to announce that we have been recognized as a Silver Finalist at the prestigious 22nd EX Awards , presented by Event Marketer. Being acknowledged among the top contenders in the industry is truly humbling. It reaffirms our commitment to excellence and fuels our passion for creating unforgettable experiences.

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Cultivating Respect in Facilitation

Conferences that Work

Through attending decades of Vermont Town Meetings, I learned that effective facilitation requires respect. For over two hundred years, my little hometown of Marlboro, Vermont, met at least once a year for “town meeting” : a form of local government where every eligible resident can directly participate in town governance. At our main annual town meeting, we discussed and voted on published agendas that included the town and school budgets and many other articles.

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Does Remote Work Make Less of an Impact on the Environment?

EventMB

Skift Take: Many meeting and event professionals work from home. Climate benefits are associated with not commuting to an office, but home setups aren’t the most environmentally friendly.

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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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4 Easy Ways to Boost Event Registration by 20%

Attendease

You’ve spent countless hours and resources planning an amazing event. But what happens if no one shows up? Event registration can make or break the success of your event. A seamless event registration process leads to more attendees and higher revenues. A leaky process, on the other hand, leads to missed opportunities and diminishing ROI. Let’s examine an often overlooked but important source of attendees for your event: incomplete registrants AKA the people who stalled midway through your even

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Siqi and Mikai’s Opulent Wedding at Casa Loma

EventSource

Love found its grand stage amidst the towering spires and historic refinement of Casa Loma as Siqi and Mikai began their journey to everlasting happiness and love. Every moment of their opulent celebration, seamlessly planned by Designed Dream Events , felt like a scene from a modern fairy tale with all the elements of romance and luxury. The morning started with the couple getting ready surrounded by their loved ones.

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Introducing the Skift Meetings Awards Judging Panel

EventMB

Skift Take: Selected by the Skift Meetings team, the 2024 Skift Meetings Awards judging panel includes industry experts, innovators, and leaders.

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Event Crisis Communication Templates Worth Copying

Smart Meetings

Are you ready for the next crisis to strike at your event? What plan do you have in place to communicate important messages to your attendees? Crisis communication is an essential, if often overlooked, element for all events. In fact, I believe it is so critical that I just took the time to complete a dual master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security from American Military University on top of my certifications in Crisis and Disaster Management from American Milit

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How to Create the Best-Ever Atmosphere at Your Next Event

eventplanner

Have you ever asked yourself what the human side of your event is? In a world where speed of execution is paramount and digital experiences dictate the way we should plan and run events, making your attendees feel truly cared for can be a hard task.

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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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Want Meetings with Year-Round Impact? Use These Strategies

MeetingsNet

To extend engagement and reinforce messaging, build a plan to connect with attendees before and after in-person events. Part one of our feature on pre- and post-event strategies for year-round impact Organizations set lofty goals for their in-person meetings: educating participants, building business relationships, enhancing brand visibility, recognizing excellence, boosting business momentum, and so on.

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7 Ways to Deliver Authenticity and Adventure

EventMB

Skift Take: Gone are the days of fly-in, fly-out meetings and events. Attendees no longer want to stay within the bubble of their hotel room or a conference venue. Instead, they want to break out and explore. Curated in partnership with the Arizona Office of Tourism, here are seven ways to create authentic event experiences in tune with local nature, culture, and history.

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Dynamic pricing for event and venue businesses: Using data to optimize revenue across seasons

Planning Pod

Event and venue businesses traditionally tend to rely on static pricing models…in other words, setting a fixed price for packages regardless of the season or other fluctuations impacting demand. While this approach offers simplicity, it fails to help your business benefit from the dynamic nature of the event industry. Any seasoned event pro knows that peak seasons, holidays, and popular dates often see high demand, while slower periods often come with struggles to fill available space.

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What to Expect at MPI WEC in Louisville

Smart Meetings

You have heard of craft beer, craft cocktails and even craft stores, but how about craft events? Playing on the small-batch distilling and culinary legacy in Louisville, Kentucky, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is approaching its annual World Education Congress as a personally crafted experience that allows attendees to build a calendar of sessions that fits their career goals.

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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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Media Events: How Health Care Brand Kenvue Hosted a Storytelling-themed Journey at the New York Public Library

Event Marketer

“The event is just the thing that happened, but the experience that we create is how we make people feel, and how we make people feel is what builds loyalty.” –Felicia Kaban, Director-Executive Events, Kenvue Everyday drugstore brands like Tylenol and Band-Aid are household names, but their parent company, Kenvue, not so much. Formerly the consumer health care division of Johnson & Johnson, Kenvue is a relatively new corporation with a host of legacy products under its umbrella.

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Tourism Diversity Matters Picks Up the Pieces

EventMB

Skift Take: Tourism Diversity Matters was roiled by a workplace bullying scandal at the end of February. In an effort to repair the damage, the nonprofit has appointed noted DEI expert Hattie Hill as its interim CEO.

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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly wins Best Contemporary Hotel Award

Event Industry News

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly has won Best Contemporary Hotel in North West England at the UK Enterprise Awards 2024. A dedicated research and judging team assessed a host of businesses across the UK for SME News’ seventh annual UK Enterprise Awards, which honours the remarkable accomplishments of companies from a wide range of industries.

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Smart Moves in Greater Palm Springs, Chicago and More

Smart Meetings

Darren Howard Darren Howard, Suncadia Howard joins Suncadia as director of golf. He began his career in 1991 when he became a PGA Class A Professional. He grew in his experience at prestigious golf clubs across the nation, organizing and executing events on both local and national levels. At Suncadia, he will work to optimize golf optimizations across the destination and work with course superintendents to improve courses’ playability.

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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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Executive Q&A: BDG Media Talks Music Festivals, Gen Z and Capturing the Zeitgeist

Event Marketer

“The biggest trend right now is that ability to sort of change and flex and try and experiment and not be like, ‘Here’s what you’re going to do, and this is your journey.'” –Lindsay Leaf, EVP-Experiential, BDG Media For BDG Media, and the array of publications under its umbrella, aligning with event tentpoles has become essential to positioning the company as the pinnacle of culture and nightlife.

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Industry Associations Forge Together

EventMB

Skift Take: The International Association of Exhibitions and Events and UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, have signed a memorandum of understanding to re-establish a regular exchange between the two.

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The prestigious Jockey Club Rooms joins Venues of Excellence

Event Industry News

Venues of Excellence prides itself in inviting independent, diverse and unique venues into its portfolio, and The Jockey Club Rooms is exactly that, an historic venue with versatile space within the unique setting of the spiritual home of British Horseracing in Newmarket.

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New and Renovated: Endless Opportunity in California

Smart Meetings

Curate your perfect gathering in California If you’re looking for a classic California meeting, know that the options abound. California is wildly diverse, and rich with opportunities for any style meeting. Whether you’re looking for city vibes, a relaxing stay amongst rolling green hills or a deep dive into California history in the state capital, know that you’ll find it at these new and renovated hotels.

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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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First-time Formula 1 Sponsor Liquid I.V. Talks Miami Grand Prix, Hydration Inspiration

Event Marketer

“We listen to our customers and are very intentional with the concept of our activations so that it’s something they want to participate in and, hopefully, learn a lot about the brand.” —Brittany Shaw, Senior Brand Director, Liquid I.V. In the wheel-to-wheel racing of Formula 1, every second counts, with the cars designed to be incredibly aerodynamic to keep up with the cars ahead.

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Bonnie Grant: Bridging Life Sciences and Hospitality

EventMB

Skift Take: Bonnie Grant is promoting Philadelphia as a premier host of life sciences meetings by showcasing unique destination opportunities.

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Summer Event Guide 2024

Event Industry News

Get ready to elevate your Summer events to new heights with the ultimate resource brought to you by Event Industry News. Our Summer Event Guide is your go-to source for the hottest venues and top-notch suppliers guaranteed to make your events sizzle.

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UFI Launches Countdown to Global Exhibitions Day, June 5, 2024

Exhibitor Magazine

PARIS – Exhibitions have transversal impact across multiple industries and economies, building communities to collaborate on solutions for global challenges.

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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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Video Recap: The 2024 Experiential Marketing Summit

Event Marketer

Events are everything , and it’s the mantra that guided EMS 2024 in Las Vegas, where event profs convened for a three-day discussion that explored every aspect of the experiential marketing discipline. The post Video Recap: The 2024 Experiential Marketing Summit appeared first on Event Marketer.

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CWT Meetings & Events Top Exec Departs as AmEx Acquisition Looms

EventMB

Skift Take: Ian Cummings, global head of meetings and events for CWT Meetings & Events, has stepped down. This comes after a deal in which American Express Global Business Travel is acquiring the company.

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Expo Stars Interactive joins forces with FFAIR

Event Industry News

Expo Stars Interactive Ltd, the trade show performance agency, is the latest event supplier to announce their partnership with FFAIR. Expo Stars is a multi-award-winning global agency that has managed over 3000 exhibition engagement projects in more than 100 cities across 53 countries.