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.

2019 200

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.

2019 238

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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.

2019 323

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.

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!

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.

2019 170

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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?

2019 381

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?

2019 332

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.

2019 199

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.

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.

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.

2019 340

How Suite It Is: Why Event Pros Are Turning to Luxury Hotel Penthouses and Suites

BizBash

All-inclusive amenities, over-the-top decor, and ultimate privacy have turned hotel penthouses and V.I.P. suites into ideal event venues

2019 222

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. Event Tech

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?

2019 156

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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 152

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).

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.

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.

2019 400

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.

WeWork sells Meetup: Is it the end of an era?

EventMB

WeWork has announced the sale of several assets including Meetup.com, one of the most cherished communities for self-made event planners. Should we be ready to say goodbye to Meetup for good?

2019 197

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.

2019 171

Dinner seating — a study

Conferences that Work

Study this 1839 dinner seating layout. What’s wrong with this picture? Read the full article at Conferences That Work The post Dinner seating — a study appeared first on Conferences That Work. No related posts. Event design dinner men only round tables rounds seating seating design

2019 287

Podcast: The New Rules for Creating "Buzzworthy" Events (Episode 158)

BizBash

Alison Slight, co-owner of event firm Candice & Alison, discusses her event work in Toronto and Dubai

2019 219

Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Event Industry — Here's How

Event Age by Swapcard

Talk about artificial intelligence is happening in every industry, including events — and with good reason. AI is not just a relevant topic; it’s a crucial one. Event Tech

2019 152

Fostering a Winning Conference Culture

Velvet Chainsaw

I have been struck by the disparity in how an association’s organizational culture translates (or doesn’t translate) to the on-site implementation or planning of its live events. There are many associations that tout their open and supportive cultures.

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.

2019 390

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!

2020 221

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.

2019 256

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.

2019 386

30 Creative Event Promotion Ideas to Increase Attendance

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Need fresh event promotion ideas? Here are 20 creative marketing strategies to boost awareness and build hype around your event. Resources and Tools Ambassadors Boostable Email Facebook Ideas Influencers Instagram Livestreaming Retargeting Ads SEO Social Ads ToneDen Youtube

2019 364

6 Ways to Boost Brand Awareness for your Event

EventMB

This is a sponsored post from Blip. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. If you own or operate as a business, you are already aware of the importance of your brand. You might have even spent hours agonizing over the perfect logo, tagline or color palette.

2019 199

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.