2019

3 Ways Storytelling Can Make Your Event Experience Come to Life

EventMB

This is a sponsored post by Maritz Global Events. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. It’s no secret that event planners are experiencing more pressure than ever to apply the hottest marketing trends to their own industry. Taking a page from experiential marketing, event planners are expected to deliver an unforgettable experience. What’s […]. The post 3 Ways Storytelling Can Make Your Event Experience Come to Life by Maritz Global Events appeared first on [link].

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How to Develop an Event Budget for Your Meeting

Eventmobi

Developing an event budget is a crucial element when planning your meeting or event. It’s the next step after setting your overall event objectives. To begin building your budget, it’s best to determine what financial success means for your event and how you want to measure it. In order to achieve this, you need to list all possible expenses and revenues that will likely occur at your event, and keep your cash flow in mind.

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The Event Marketing Lifecycle: When You Can Sell the Most Tickets

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It would be great if you could plan your event advertising strategy based on what you wish would happen with your ticket sales — but you know that wishes don’t mean much in this industry. Instead, base your strategy on real results from events like yours. The experts at ToneDen have worked with countless events […]. The post The Event Marketing Lifecycle: When You Can Sell the Most Tickets appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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How to Design an Event Sponsorship Package

Eventmobi

Event Sponsorship Package Basics. Sponsors are a crucial source of revenue for events, so make sure that you are able to offer competitive and valuable event sponsorship package options. An event sponsorship package is essentially your “pitch” on why potential supporters should choose you over other events or channels they could invest their budget. That’s why it’s so critical to understand what are the goals and objectives of your sponsors and potential new sponsors.

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.

Write Catchy Event Copy

Gallus Events

In a world of keyword searches and sponsored content, William asks, have we lost the ability to write catchy event copy? There will always be a place for well written copy. The text you write has to jump from the page. It has to excite and engage. And it has to know its purpose: to drive potential attendees to attend that event. Every event organiser and event marketer knows this right? You would therefore expect to find the “best in class” at our events.

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Empowering Conference Registrants To See Learning As A Journey Not A Finish Line

Velvet Chainsaw

Do your conference learning opportunities—from the general session to networking to breakouts to deep dive workshops—empower registrants to participate in their own learning journey? Or do your conference education sessions motivate participants to see the finish line? Their learning stops once the session ends. Authentic learner-centered conferences foster a connection between the participant and the learning taking place.

2019 277

21 Survey Questions To Ask After Your Event

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You’ve just wrapped a major event. You’re exhausted, you’re happy — and you’re curious. What did your attendees think about your event? How about sponsors? Are they likely to support your event next year? Surveys tell you exactly what attendees, sponsors, and stakeholders loved about your event and what you can do to make it […]. The post 21 Survey Questions To Ask After Your Event appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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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]. Tips goodie bag

2019 153

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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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? Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Any questions?

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Event Trends for 2019–2020

GEVME

Even if your 2018 events made an incredible impression, in 2019–2020, you should learn how to make these experiences even more memorable and impressive. The most important goal remains to consider everything—absolutely all modern tips and tactics to improve your event with our current event trends. The top 10 event planning trends in 2019–2020. Transformation is the trend that will define the primary direction of event industry development in 2019–2020.

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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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Chatbot-First Event Management Software for Time- and IT-Starved Conference Organizers

EventTechBrief

By Michelle Bruno. Event management software (EMS), which automates the tasks associated with planning a conference, has been available for at least a quarter century. In the beginning, developers focused on core logistical tasks, such as agenda building, project management, speaker and content management and (for meetings with a trade show component) floorplan and booth sales. That’s changed. As the competition became more formidable, many EMS developers added new platform features.

2019 165

Restrictions Into Opportunities: How to Make Your Restaurant Succeed

Speaker: Patrick Cottrell and Joe English

Whether your state allows outdoor dining, takeout only, or a little bit of both, we're here to help. Join Patrick Cottrell and Joe English from Sculpture Hospitality, for a webinar on Jan. 26th, and get your restaurant to thrive in face of pandemic restrictions

25 Creative Spring Themes for Parties & Events

Social Tables

Learn how to delight friends, colleagues, and customers with impressive spring themes for parties and events. Featuring real examples from innovative brands, foundations, and celebrities, these event ideas for spring theme ideas and event names will help you kick off your own event planning in style. Here’s how to pick the perfect spring event name What’s in a name? A lot, actually.

2019 124

Event technology how things haven’t really changed

Gallus Events

(This post and the slides are taken from my session at the UK Association Congress which took place in London in December and covered event technology. I’ve amended it to make it more general and this post relates to every type of events business). Can you believe that the world of technology moves so quickly? You would be forgiven for thinking “yup, it’s impossible to stay on top of technology, sometimes I wonder why we even try?”.

6 Tips for Increasing User Engagement on Your Event App

Eventmobi

The success of an event when it comes to attendee satisfaction is mostly based on people’s opinion of it. Hence, increasing user engagement on your event app is vitally important for the event to be truly successful. The event app industry is on the rise, both in terms of revenue and significance. Once upon a time, event organizers would have to create their own app that would help participants understand, connect, and enjoy the events they attended.

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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. No One Should Eat Alone.

2019 305

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.

5 Nightmares Every Event Planner Has Experienced

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Stress dreams. Everyone knows them. Everyone gets them. But for event planners, stress dreams get to a whole new level. If the cliche stress dream is showing up naked to somewhere important, you have these dreams too — but with the added horror of your phone on the fritz, your team in a frenzy, your […]. The post 5 Nightmares Every Event Planner Has Experienced appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Event planner Event Professional Lifestyle

2019 296

45 Critical Questions for a Successful Event Debrief

EventMB

An event planner’s work is never done — not even when the event itself is over. There is so much planning involved in staging an event that it’s tempting to congratulate ourselves just for reaching the finish line. To keep our game in top form, however, it’s key to take an evaluative look back at […]. The post 45 Critical Questions for a Successful Event Debrief by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link]. Event Marketing event follow up event feedback debrief attendee experience

2019 153

Event Marketers Are Ignoring the Power of Video—Here’s How to Catch Up

Marketo Events

Video ads are one of the most potent tools in a marketing arsenal. So why do so many event marketers ignore it? According to a 2018 Animoto report on social video trends, 93% of business score new customers from video marketing on social media. Eventbrite research shows that 94% of event creators who use video say it’s effective. While both reports highlight the power of video marketing, they also note that less than half of event marketers actually use this effective tool.

2019 131

Squaring the circle: creating room sets for connection

Conferences that Work

Meeting planners typically default to squaring the circle when specifying room sets. They persist in seating attendees in long straight lines whenever possible, ignoring the benefits of curved and circular seating at their events. See Paul Radde’s Seating Matters: State of the Art Seating Arrangements for more information.) The architecture of assembly where curved theatre seating dominates, teaches us otherwise.

2019 233

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!

Best Event Management Podcasts

GEVME

How are you expected to find out about the latest technological trends when you never seem to have any free time? Event management podcasts can certainly come in handy. Organisers can listen to them when they’re cooking, playing sports, or driving home from work. Podcasts are also free, and you can listen to them while on the go, from almost any device. Why podcasts are becoming more popular than blogs. Podcasts for event planners are easy to use.

5 Event Design Trends From Award Season's Coolest Parties

BizBash

Get inspired by the color schemes, floral decor, and other design trends that have emerged from the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and Emmy Awards

2019 174

Has Your Leadership Evolved For The New Normal?

Velvet Chainsaw

Change is hard. Foresight—looking forward—is hard. 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. Your organization’s sustainable success depends upon you transforming from normal to new normal leadership says Radar’s Tod Martin.

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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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The skills needed to be an event manager in 2020 and beyond!

Gallus Events

The Event Manager role continues to be one of the most stressful and one of the most dynamic roles in the world. So what skills should event managers across the globe be focusing on as we get set to move into a new decade? The skills needed to be an event manager in 2020 and beyond! Before we gaze into the future, I would suggest that you take a few minutes to see what skills you should have at this point in time.

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Evaluating Event Success: What to Measure And When

Eventmobi

Evaluating event success is the first step to take towards planning your next event. The planning process of this years’ event is where the evaluation process begins. Beyond the expectation of evaluation from your boss and stakeholders, understanding what worked, what didn’t, and where you can improve, builds the foundation for success and knowing what to measure against. Where you are in your event cycle will play a factor on what metrics you want to measure.

2019 195

What True Learning Is at Participant-Centered Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Putting the participant at the center of your conference programming by becoming more learner-centric, that is planning and offering education sessions that go beyond surface learning, is one of the biggest challenges facing conference organizers today. You need to enable participants to find meaningful and mentally stimulating experiences. The knowledge gap between the stage and the audience has shrunk substantially over the past decade.

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12 Event Planning Tips to Minimize Stress & Increase Productivity

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Event planning is incredibly stressful and time-consuming — we get it. Use these 12 event planning tips to get your head on straight, and make sure your next event goes off without a hitch. The post 12 Event Planning Tips to Minimize Stress & Increase Productivity appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog. Event Planning & Promotion Event Planning Productivity

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