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Events in 2020: Stories of Struggle and Success


The event industry has had a tough go of it this year. Event professionals have all been affected in one way or another by the pandemic, and have experienced different paths to acceptance and recovery. Here, three eventprofs share their stories of struggle and success in 2020.

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Six Attributes of Successful Women’s Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

This article was originally written for the April issue of PCMA’s Convene magazine. The timing was right before the lockdown and a couple months before the 2020 social justice movement eclipsed.

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6 Strategies to Market Hybrid Events to Virtual and Live Attendees


Hybrid events require planners to attract in-person attendees without alienating virtual attendees, and to compete for the attention of a virtual audience in a saturated market. How can planners market their events to stand out and appeal to both groups?

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The meeting industry new normal — Part 2

Conferences that Work

The meeting industry old normal is over, and many event professionals are hoping and waiting for a new normal. See Part 1 of this post for an introduction to this point of view.]. What will the meeting industry new normal look like?

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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.

Anthropologie Is Finding Success With Online and In-Person Events — Here’s How

Picatic by Eventbrite

Throughout the pandemic, event creators have worked hard to adapt to changing circumstances and develop unique content that engages people while keeping them safe. Brands have leveraged Eventbrite to organize and communicate their events while experimenting with new strategies.

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How Some Events Are Making More Profit Virtually Than In-Person


The learning curve for still-new virtual events is steep, and many eventprofs have struggled to profitably shift their events online. However, there are events that have not only succeeded, but exceeded their live event profits — here's how.

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Event Organizers Day: Mental Wellness Resources and Giveaway


On October 23rd we celebrate Event Organizers Day, and we, at Attendease, would like to do more than just say thank you for all your efforts. 2020 has proven to be a challenging year, and our team wants to share something that is meaningful and genuine.

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Help Your Event Attendees Make a Plan to Vote With HeadCount

Picatic by Eventbrite

Make a plan to vote through HeadCount here. With the US presidential election just two weeks away, it’s time to make sure that every eligible US citizen has a plan to ensure their voice is heard.

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Anthropologie Is Finding Success With Online and In-Person Events – Here’s How


Throughout the pandemic, event creators have worked hard to adapt to changing circumstances and develop unique content that engages people while keeping them safe. Brands have leveraged Eventbrite to organise and communicate their events while experimenting with new strategies.

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Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

Boomset Virtual Event Platform [Review]


Boomset's Virtual Event Platform is an all-in-one solution for live, virtual and hybrid events that includes registration, native streaming, exhibitor management, and engagement features. It lets planners manage every aspect of their event and allows for extensive customization. Here is our review.

2020 117

Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events


Artists perform in front of screens showing audience via the Zoom application during the first six-hour online music festival at a studio in Bangkok, Thailand. Skift Skift Take: Welcome to 0.1 version of the gold rush in the events sector, with dream specs for every tech investor on the planet.

2020 113

Swapcard & CEIR Publish Survey Findings About Event Matchmaking During the Pandemic

Event Age by Swapcard

Swapcard , the leading AI-powered engagement and matchmaking platform for premium events, joined forces with CEIR (Center for Exhibition Industry Research) to conduct research on matchmaking in the events industry. The results showed some interesting trends

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The New Look of Virtual and Hybrid Multimedia Events


The world looks different after months of quarantining and social distancing, and it’s not just because we’re staring at the same couch cushions all day. All of us are interacting with brands differently than we did at the start of the year.

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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.

We Have Some Virtual Event Success Stories To Share!

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Virtual Inspiration: 8 Extraordinary Virtual Event Examples That Will Inspire You. Webinars Suck: Not Another One! 6 Tips To Combat Webinar Fatigue. Wellness: Retreats For Event Profs: Do We Need Them? ? Learn about every aspect of virtual in our Virtual Events Handbook!

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How Many Who Register Actually Attend Virtual Events?

PCMA Convene

Great news: The number of registrants to your upcoming online event has surpassed expectations. But, how many can you expect to actually attend? And how long will they stick with your program? Several members of the PCMA Catalyst Community shared their experiences.

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In Service of Love Contest Winners Youn Sun and Arnell Say “I Do”


This summer, Steam Whistle Brewery and the Toronto Wedding Collective ran an In Service of Love contest where couples who work in hospitality could enter for a chance to win their dream wedding valued at $60K.

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5 Tips for Taking Your Internal Events Virtual


When we talk about events, it sometimes seems meeting professionals are talking mostly about those their clients or companies host for customers or sales partners, rather than internal meetings for employees —which can be just as important, if not more so.

2020 75

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!

Streamlining Your Social Media Strategy during the Holiday Season

Special Events

You don’t need to spend hours curating your social media feed to stay present and engaged online throughout the holiday season

Leading Virtual Event Platform, Hubilo gets shortlisted for Event Tech Awards 2020

Event Industry News

Team Hubilo is more than elated to announce their entry in the Event Tech Awards 2020 got shortlisted. The honor they hold is to be nominated for the ‘Best Pivot from Physical to Virtual’ category.

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Event Tech for Safer Events


We’ve entered unprecedented times for corporate event planning. Although much remains to be seen, there are promising opportunities for event technology to help planners put “safety-first” in the driver’s seat for all events.

12 Tips to Answer the “How Clean is Your Seat?” Question


I am willing to bet that before COVID-19, you never thought about how clean that chair was before you sat down to listen to a speaker at a live conference. Times have certainly changed.

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.

Here’s the Quote That Will Shake the Multi-Billion Dollar Corp Travel Market Out of Its Stupor


Skift Take: That whooshing sound in the corporate travel sector's ear. Rafat Ali Read the Complete Story On Skift. Corporate Travel Meetings & Events Travel Services business travel coronavirus

How to Get Started With Automating Your Marketing Funnel

Special Events

Once you've established your funnel steps, you can automate many of the lead generation strategies to nurture prospects and guide them towards a sale.

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Power User Series (#4) - Security


What is Security? When we say 'Security,' we are referring to one of three things: Event Planning Thought Leadership Power User Series

2020 65

Free Webinar: Safetly Navigate the Return to Live Events


Eventbrite’s built-in tools allow you to quickly get your business up-and-running with social distancing and safety measures in mind.

2020 90

Back Light: Virtual Events Call for Planful Approach, Nimble Execution


Editor’s Note : As part of Back Light, a series of articles sharing illuminating insider observations, we asked Rockwell Automation Vice President of Marketing Tina Dear to share what she has learned in her pirouette to virtual meetings. Tina Dear.

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Hybrid Event Plan: 7 Steps for Delivering a Successful Event [Guest Post]


Creating a hybrid event plan in 2020 is an essential process—the way events are delivered now has changed dramatically, and companies need to adapt. Event Management

2020 62

Poacher Turned Gamekeeper in the Virtual Event World


I first worked on a virtual event back in 2012 - it was a simple 10 session event run over 5 days. Technically speaking, it was a series-linked group of webinars, so it was pretty basic stuff, even for 2012.

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4 Essential Educational Tracks You NEED for Your Next Conference


When you begin thinking about how you want to organize your next conference, it’s important to consider how you are going to attract a variety of attendee demographics. One easy way to start is by curating varying educational tracks that could interest a range of professionals to your event.