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8 Event Practices to Leave Behind in 2018

BizBash

Each year, the event industry sees a number of prominent practices that serve to elevate events—and an equal amount of.

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The Future of Event Planning: The 2020 Vision

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by Omnience. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. From unbelievable event technology to a revitalized focus on personalized learning environments and attendees’ work/life balance, the future of event planning in 2020 looks bright. In this post, we discuss the digital world’s influence on attendees’ experiences, the next level of […].

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Four Ways to Capture Valuable Data at Corporate Events

G2Planet

Corporate events have been a vital marketing channel, particularly for B2B enterprises, for decades now. Live events, including conferences and trade shows, remain one of the top lead generation sources for B2B marketers.

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How to Win at Negotiating AV Prices for Events

Endless Events

Have AV quotes bamboozled you before? You’re not alone there. And if you don’t understand the quote, it can be tricky to know how to negotiate on the price , or if you hold any power to negotiate whatsoever! The good news is, you do have that power. And all you need to put it into action is a little knowledge, which we’re about to arm you with. Get started with negotiating AV prices by: Learning AV lingo.

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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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6 Event Video Examples to Inspire Your Event Marketing

Picatic by Eventbrite

This is a guest post by Megan O’Neill, Senior Content Marketing Manager at Animoto. In 2018, 95% of events that used video said it was effective. Yet 57% of events still aren’t using video, according to Eventbrite’s 2019 Pulse Report. Video offers a world of opportunity when it comes to marketing events, but getting started […]. The post 6 Event Video Examples to Inspire Your Event Marketing appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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Your Complete Guide to Breaking Into the Event Planning Business

Eventbrite UK

You love meeting new people, are calm under pressure and brilliant at prioritising tasks. But is the event planning business right for you? Whether you’re a student looking for advice on how to break into the event planning business or an experienced professional wanting to change tracks, this guide can help guide your way. Discover […]. The post Your Complete Guide to Breaking Into the Event Planning Business appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

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Why events are one of the most effective recruitment method

Eventory

Reading Time: 17 minutes Recruitment is undoubtedly a complex and time-consuming process. Finding the right candidate may be a real challenge, especially in areas where the particular set of skills and knowledge rapidly becomes obsolete. Events are one of the most effective recruitment methods and an excellent way to accomplish recruitment goals in a reasonable time span.

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How to Build a Successful WWDC Conference | Jessie Char from Layers

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Jessie is the co-founder of Layers , a three-day conference where people talk about design and technology. As a former Apple employee and current enthusiast, speakers specializing in iOS design and development are among the highlights of Jane's Layers each year. It's become a very popular WWDC event each year. In fact, iMore listed Layers as their "hands-down favourite" event of WWDC (and not just because of its famous snacks ).

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Being Present in the Age of the Mind Outside the Brain

Conferences that Work

The other day, Celia and I were walking in Boston’s beautiful Arnold Arboretum when she asked me who’d responded to an email I’d sent. When I pulled out my phone to answer her question, she said she felt she was walking with a third person, a stranger. Read the full article at Conferences That Work Related posts: A birthday present for you on the 21st anniversary of Conferences That Work What a long strange trip it’s been The first Conferences That Work event was held J

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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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Digital Can Reinvent Your Event Experiences. Here's How

Event Age by Swapcard

From the need to deliver a fully-mobile UX for people on the go, through super-easy navigation around and in the venue, to informing attendees in real time, event apps and engagement platforms revolutionize event management. Guest blogger Mark McCloskey of HRG Consulting shares tips on how to best use technology to leverage the tidal wave of digital change and create memorable experiences.

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The Future of Event Tech, According to Jim Spellos

Connect Your Meetings

Jim Spellos, president of Meeting U. , is a technology guru when it comes to what’s new, trending and obsolete. He is also a great resource for conference attendees, as he delivers more than 150 seminars annually to share his expertise. He will be speaking at Connect in Salt Lake City, Aug, 23-25. As technology continues to push the envelope of what is capable in the meetings and events industry (hello, chatbots ) it is important that planners stay in the loop, being innovators or early adopters

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What are the new tech trends to look out for in 2019?

Event Industry News

By Callum Gill – Head of Insight and Innovation. There was a theory circulating a decade ago that the tech boom, affecting every aspect of our lives, would sound the death knell for events as we know them. Today we know that all our technological advancement has done is enhance our event delivery and actually propel events back to the top of the communication pyramid.

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The Future of Event Sponsorship

Event Planning BluePrint

Today’s event sponsorship is not passive. It’s active, engaging and succeeds because of human interaction. Ask yourself: what booth or company would you choose to visit at an event? The one who just hangs a banner or the one you can interact with? Most likely you’ll go for the latter. Event Sponsorship. Many sponsors ask for a small booth or at least a physical presence during the event.

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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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Speaking at events: 10 Common Problems and How to Handle Them

Meeting Application

How do you feel about making speeches or presentations? I’m sure that all of us have had this pleasure or will have an opportunity (or a duty) to make a speech in the future. Do you remember the crowd or were there only a few listeners interested in the lecture topic? Maybe they were bored? Never mind the obligation or joy it was for you, never mind whether the audience was enthusiastic about your speech…you can always make your next presentation more impressive and unforgettable!

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The 5Ws Event Marketing Plan (2018 edition): Strategies, Tactics and Trends Framework

BizBash

200+ tips, strategies, templates and tactics to win at event marketing in 2018. Your practical event marketing plan to quickly grow your event and sell more tickets. Why do you need it? Because you create great events. But marketing them is a tough challenge. After pouring your heart and soul into planning an event it can […]. The post The 5Ws Event Marketing Plan (2018 edition): Strategies, Tactics and Trends Framework by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link].

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Emerging Evergreen Conference Practices—From This To That

Velvet Chainsaw

You can never get enough of what you really don’t need says Eric Hoffer. To paraphrase Hoffer, you can never get enough of conference fads, gimmicks and trends. We want more, more, more! (Unless your a conference participant and we often have had enough!). Fads and trends are often about gaining attention. They also want access to your conference budget.

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Avoid 2 Common Event Planning Pitfalls With These Strategies

Eventbrite UK

You have a vision for what your event will look like in five or ten years. But if you want to make it a reality, there are a couple of challenges that could stop you from achieving that dream. However, with insight gathered by your event technology, unexpected surprises can be minimised or avoided altogether. […]. The post Avoid 2 Common Event Planning Pitfalls With These Strategies appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

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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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How Design Thinking Camp organizers cope with event communication plan? [Interview]

Eventory

Communication is one of the pillar aspects of organizing an event. It doesn’t matter what are the sides of it, the information flow needs to be effective and undisturbed. Nowadays, in the times of constant change and immensity of tasks to do, we seek for ways to improve the efficiency of our work. Accumulation of responsibilities was not a problem for the organizers of the Design Thinking Camp.

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5 reasons to measure business value of meetings

Plan Your Meetings

Meeting and event professionals can no longer wholly rely on satisfaction measurements to justify spend, and as they seek to determine the true business value that their meetings drive, they are finding the added benefit of heightened roles within their organizations. Indeed, proving the value of their meetings has, in turn, proven the value of their roles as experience designers, strategists and internal consultants.

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How a Last-Minute Destination Change Maximized Event Attendance Numbers [Case Study]

EventMB

This is a case study sponsored by Meetings + Conventions Calgary. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies. A last-minute switch by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to select Calgary, Alberta as the destination for its International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, showed the destination’s flexibility of offerings and […].

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10 LinkedIn Groups for Event Professionals

Hubilo Blog

In the current scenario of the events industry, event professionals face immense competition in terms of acquiring, planning and managing events. . From clients to vendors, event professionals are required to keep up with the latest trends in the industry for numerous reasons including advancing career, promoting their event business as well as events and creating memorable experiences for attendees.

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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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New Study: Almost 70% of Professional Event Speakers are Male

Bizzabo

We analyzed event data from thousands of events over the past five years and discovered that events still have a long way to go when it comes to gender diversity. We recently released the results of our first ever “Gender Diversity & Inclusion in Events Report.” The report analyzed the gender diversity of more than 60,000 event speakers over a five-year period, from 2013 to 2018.

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Guest Blog: Low wage does not mean low skilled

Event Industry News

By Juliet Price, Executive Director at HBAA. Many thousands of highly trained and skilled workers such as those in the hospitality and events sector are continually undervalued by being classified as low or unskilled in reports and discussions in the media. There is gathering concern about this from all corners of the hospitality industry including the one I represent, hospitality and events.

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10 Trends Poised to Disrupt the Meetings Industry

MeetingsNet

The role of the corporate event planner today is more important than ever?—?shifting from a focus on procurement, planning, and logistics to becoming a key orchestrator of unique and memorable experiences. Brought to you by: The role of the corporate event planner today is more important than ever — shifting from a focus on procurement, planning, and logistics to becoming a key orchestrator of unique and memorable experiences.

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3 Best Ways of Using Online Marketing to Attract Event-Goers

Meeting Application

High attendance is considered an indicator of an event’s success but gathering an audience may pose a challenge. You can face it with strong marketing and solid promotion, making the venue full of enthusiastic and engaged attendees. There are many ways to spread the buzz about an upcoming event, but the choice mainly depends on the target group. #1 Social Media: Be sure who are you talking to Define your attendee persona profile and make your marketing stronger.

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A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

The last year and a half has been one of extreme stress and anxiety for the American Workforce. A 2021 New York University School of Global Public Health survey of 5,850 people who drink alcohol found that 29 percent have increased their drinking during the pandemic. Among people who have been experiencing depression (64% more likely) and anxiety (41% more likely), which have also become more prevalent over the last 18 months, the risk is even higher.

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The Top 500 People in Events

BizBash

Meet the Top 500 people in the meeting and event industry in North America. Actually, it’s likely you’ve met many.

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The Crisis of Connection

Velvet Chainsaw

We’re lonely. And not just a little lonely. We’re experiencing a global epidemic level of loneliness. Last week, the U.K. appointed Tracey Crouch as the Minister of Loneliness after the British parliament released a five year study on loneliness that found more than 9 million people in the country reported they often or always feel lonely. Across the globe, loneliness is fast becoming one of our most serious health epidemics and is a greater predictor of early death than obesity, smoking and exc

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How to Run Inclusive Events – An Organiser’s Top Tips

Eventbrite UK

This is a guest blog by Jo Bligh – a curator, producer and Artistic Director of Thorny, a platform for the underrepresented voices of Bristol (UK) and beyond. They have a background in arts, culture and digital working with organisations like Artsadmin, Spike Island & Watershed, and regularly speak on panels about live art, inclusion […].

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