2019

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30 Ideas for Conference Bags People Won’t Throw Away

EventMB

Conference bags must breed in the dark: everyone seems to have at least a dozen stuffed in the back of their closet. A conference event swag bag should be more than a hole with handles. Conference gifts and corporate goodie bags account for more than $20 billion worth of business worldwide. A functional, stylish […]. The post 30 Ideas for Conference Bags People Won’t Throw Away by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link].

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How to Measure Event Marketing Performance and ROI

Marketo Events

Events are often one of the biggest marketing expenses. If this is the case, why do so few of us measure the real impact of these initiatives? According to Event MB , 85% of event planners use event registration software, 61% use event marketing tools, and 54% use survey tools. While this is promising, these tech stacks can often lead to uncertain attribution models that fail to calculate the true ROI of events.

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30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019

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Learn how to make sure your next food and drink event is unforgettable — and Instagrammable. The post 30 Catering Ideas to Make Your Event Menu Stand Out in 2019 appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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6 Event Management Shortcuts Every Corporate Event Planner Should Know

Attendease

A corporate event marketer’s purview often includes a wide spectrum of events across the enterprise, with assorted attendee profiles, scale and objectives. The marketing and management strategy for a webinar differs, in some ways significantly, from the strategies for launching a multi-day user conference, for example. Juggling a portfolio of these dissimilar events can be a challenging experience; it’s easy to get lost in the tasks, mix up goals and approaches, and lose sight of brand consisten

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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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Do You Really Have Them at Hello? Rethinking Your First-Timer Strategy

Velvet Chainsaw

One of my biggest pet peeves is the way some conferences approach first-time attendees. Being intentional and having a plan for how you welcome someone who is experiencing your conference for the first time is not only the right thing to do, it’s also a smart attendee acquisition strategy. It’s a pivotal time to onboard and help them make connections that will last throughout the conference, and, hopefully, throughout the years as they become repeat attendees.

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Time Travel: See How Six Wedding Designers Recreated Six Distinct Decades

BizBash

The Southern California chapter of Wedding International Professionals Association hosted a design challenge that evoked the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

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18 Creative Summer Event Theme Ideas for Parties & Beyond

Social Tables

Is there anything sweeter than summer? The sun’s shining, the birds are chirping, and event planners have more options at their disposal than arguably any other season. After all, there’s the heightened possibility of holding events outdoors, a heaping helping of rich, colorful palettes to play with, and endless summer event themes that promise to surprise and delight attendees.

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12 of the Best Event Sponsorship Proposal Examples to Inspire Yours

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

According to EventMB , finding sponsors is the second biggest logistical challenge when it comes to organising events. Providing useful information as a magnet for potential sponsors is one approach through which many conferences have found success. However, deciding what kind of information to include in a sponsorship proposal, and how to design it so that it's clear and appealing to your potential partners is a challenge onto itself.

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7 Instagram Stories Ideas for Your Next Event

Eventbrite UK

In a world of diminishing social media returns, Instagram is a breath of fresh air for event marketers. Not only is it the second-most downloaded free app in the Apple app store, 1 billion people use Instagram every month, with 80% of users following at least one business. That makes the platform a treasure trove […]. The post 7 Instagram Stories Ideas for Your Next Event appeared first on Eventbrite UK.

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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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Event Insurance 101 – The Ultimate Guide 

Endless Events

Congratulations, you’re planning an event for your company. But, you’re probably realizing there’s a lot more to event planning than just drinks, food, music, and RSVPs. You’re here because you’ve realized you need event insurance and have questions. . Good news – you’re in the right place for answers. . This guide will walk you through everything you need to know: Why you need event insurance.

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Will Emotion Recognition Change the Way We Measure Events?

EventMB

One of the biggest problems that event planners face is figuring out how attendees feel during their event and how they engage with the sessions, activations, entertainment, etc. Emotional recognition is a powerful way to collect that data – and a controversial one. Tracking attendee engagement and satisfaction is essential for creating a successful […].

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4 Signs Your Experiential Marketing Lacks Purpose

Marketo Events

From interactive philanthropic experiences to augmented reality, experiential marketing is on the rise, with more brands looking to create memorable experiences for consumers in order to drive sales. According to a 2018 Mosaic and Event Marketer EventTrack study , 84% of brands use events and experiences to promote their products and services to consumers.

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Your Essential Conference and Corporate Event Planning Checklist

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Looking for ways to stay competitive in an increasingly crowded industry? Help your event shine with this useful planning checklist for conferences and corporate events. The post Your Essential Conference and Corporate Event Planning Checklist appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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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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Five New Event Planning Trends to Watch in 2019

Attendease

The new year is well under way, and all of us in the event space are watching out for the new trends that’ll continue to influence our work throughout 2019. So what’s changed, and what can we expect to see going forward? At all ends of the spectrum – from shrinking budgets to investment in advanced technology – there are several trends you should add to your watch list.

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Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

Velvet Chainsaw

Change is hard. Foresight—looking forward—is hard. Why? Because we prefer certainty and concreteness to ambiguity and abstraction. Becoming a new normal leader requires shifting your perspective. It means becoming biased towards consistent, persistent evolution, not inclined to keep things the way they are which results in stagnant-status-quo-sameness.

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Any questions? Rethinking traditional Q&A

Conferences that Work

How often have you heard “Any questions?” at the end of a conference session? Hands rise, and the presenter picks an audience member who asks a question. The presenter answers the question and picks another questioner. The process continues for a few minutes. Simple enough. We’ve been using this Q&A format for centuries. But can we improve it?

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Coachella 2019: See Inside the Biggest Parties and Brand Activations

BizBash

Here are some clever, eye-catching ways brands—including Instagram, American Express, BMW, and Yves Saint-Laurent—got themselves noticed during two jam-packed Coachella weekends.

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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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Do You Know The Best Ways to Increase Event Attendance?

Social Tables

Events are a time for individuals to come together and learn something new. They’re a time for event planners to provide guests with an experience they’ll remember. In fact, 91 percent of event planners measure whether or not an event is successful based on attendee satisfaction, according to EventMB. What are some ways you can make sure to get attendees to your event, fill seats, and make it so as many people as possible can remember your event?

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6 Tips for Choosing Your Event App Provider

Event Age by Swapcard

Looking for an event app and not sure where to start? You're not alone. We often hear from event organizers that choosing the right provider is a challenge.

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Ticket Addons are making experiences personal

Oveit

Each individual is unique. A perfect experience is only perfect if it’s personal and catered to individuals. While most event planners like to […]. The post Ticket Addons are making experiences personal appeared first on Oveit.com.

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Technology And Events: Are We Falling Behind?

Endless Events

Over the course of this podcast, we’ve obviously focused immensely on technology and events. Everything from automation to facial recognition , and machine learning. You name it, we have done an episode on it. And we do this because we truly believe technology can no longer be ignored by the event industry. Because everywhere we look, and in everything we do in this life, technology plays a significant part.

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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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60+ Tactics to Drive More Attendees to Exhibition Booths

EventMB

Everyone wants more booth traffic, and the task of attracting an audience of qualified prospects falls on both event organizers and exhibitors. If you’re an event planner, you want to ensure your exhibitors’ success. Successful booths mean high ROI, and high ROI means happy exhibitors. Happy exhibitors come back again next year and allow […]. The post 60+ Tactics to Drive More Attendees to Exhibition Booths by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link].

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Is Your Marketing Data Missing Your Most Powerful Data Set?

Marketo Events

Interactions with prospects and customers before, during, and after an event don’t just offer a chance for engagement, but also a unique opportunity to further customize your follow-up, communications, and their next event experience, which in turn helps accelerate impact, velocity, and conversion. The problem? More often than not, event data is either being forgotten, spread out amongst several tools, or being inputted manually and inaccurately.

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3 Tips to Write Better Event Descriptions

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Your event description is often the first (and only) chance you get to grab potential attendee’s attention online. And thanks to modern consumer behavior, you have only 5.59 seconds to do it before they abandon your webpage and move on to the next thing. So how can you make the most of those five seconds […].

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Tlingit & Haida

Meeting Application

Harsh Alaskan climate. Small local society. Too many paperwork. Two important missions. Sounds like the beginning of an adventure? Check what an amazing story happened to us! Tlingit & Haida These mysteriously sounding words are actually the names of Indian tribes living in northern Canada and Alaska. Members of these small (around 3,500 inhabitants) communities are incredibly close and care about continuity of good, regular relationships.

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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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These Entrepreneurs Are Energizing Downtown Phoenix — and Capturing the Attention of Meeting Planners

Skift

Skift Take: Entrepreneurs are opening dynamic businesses across Phoenix, generating additional momentum for the meeting-friendly destination. As event professionals look for more interesting cities and venues that embrace diversity, they’ll no doubt give fast-developing Greater Phoenix a closer look. — Read the Complete Story On Skift.

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5 Hot Spots To Find New Event Clients

Event Planning BluePrint

At first I didn’t think it would be difficult to get my event planning business up and running , but it turned out to be a challenge. While I did get clients in my very first month as an event planner, I also did many things wrong…. I didn’t charge enough so I lost money. I would get some clients, and then I’d lose some clients. I’d make some money, not make enough, make some more, not make enough again.

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Event Designers Answer: What's Your Favorite Statement Decor Piece?

BizBash

Designers and producers from throughout the U.S. and Canada share how they create eye-catching focal points for galas, weddings, corporate events, and more.