2015

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 11 New Catering Trends

BizBash

2015 126

The Best Event Planning Books Ever Written

Guidebook

The best event planning book recommendations as chosen by real event pros. Sure, you can get all your event and meeting planning information from the internet like most of us do these days. (We We gathered all of the web’s best event planning blogs.) But what about good, old-fashioned books? Nothing is more satisfying than stacking your scholarly resources on a bookshelf so that everyone who enters your house knows how learned you are. Of course, reading books is great too.

2015 91

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5 Reasons Why You Need More Face-to-Face Meetings

b2match

There was once a time when face-to-face meetings were the only way for people to hold discussions and communicate ideas to one another. With the advent of technology, new, easier methods of communication are available, such as virtual meetings by way of Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime, etc. While virtual meetings may be more convenient than scheduling meetings in-person, they create a barrier between attendees, making it harder to truly focus and engage

2015 78

26 of the Best Event Planning Apps to Boost Your Productivity

TicketBud

"What is the very most important thing you should be doing with your time and resources right now?". This is what we as event professionals should be asking ourselves constantly. The question above comes from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. Essentialism dives deep into the advantages of working smarter instead of harder. Too often, many of us fall into a reactive cycle where our energy is split amongst many tasks.

2015 93

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.

Mobile Social Media: A Checklist for Maximum Event Impact

Corbin Ball

A recent survey from ShareThis found that social sharing from mobile happens twice as often as sharing from desktop. As event participants predominantly use mobile devices at events, it follows that the more mobile the social media, the more widely they will be used at events. What are the most mobile social channels? 65% of global Facebook video views are mobile – AdWeek, January 2015. There are 1 billion mobile Facebook users monthly. -- The Verge, April 2014.

2015 65

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Planning Interview Questions for Event Professionals

EventJuice

It’s fair to say that not many people relish job interviews. They can be a nerve-wracking experience and it can often be difficult to do yourself justice in such a pressure-cooker environment. But what about the people on the other side of the table? Well, that’s not necessarily an easy task either. It’s that time […]. career in events Interviews ways into the event industry

2015 61

8 Things to Avoid When Engaging Millennials at Meetings

Planner WIre

Millennials comprise of a huge chunk of the country’s demographic. This is the audience you should have your sights set on. Here’s the thing: millennials have very peculiar characteristics. They take notice of the little things. This is why you have to be very careful of your strategy as there are little nuances here and there that may put them off. There are no-no’s that you should take heed of when hosting an event or meeting with mostly millennials in attendance. Avoid High Ticket Prices.

2015 44

Why and How to Create a Great Conference Blog

eventrebels

Talk to a marketing expert about your event, conference or trade show and almost certainly you will be told that social media needs to be a key component of your promotion. However, what is often missing is the advice on how to do have a great social media campaign. What do you tweet about? What should you post on Facebook? How do you get started? To answer these questions, it is important to reconsider a core principal of social media marketing.

2015 41

LASSO Ropes Event Management with Workforce Tools

Lasso

Hypepotamus, December 30, 2015. View the article here: LASSO Ropes Event Management with Workforce Tools.

2015 40

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

ABM 2015 - Watch the newest event video now!

Converve

At each event delegates initiate new business deals worth over $30 million. 2,5 days - 360 participants - 3000 meetings. ABM delegates use a technology-driven online tool the Converve Platform to set up as many as 31 pre-qualified appointments that are 20 minutes in length. Over a 2.5-day period at the event, these appointments keep the conversation focused and efficient and help determine next steps if a business match has been made or is possible. Hear what decision-makers think about ABM!

2015 40

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 15 New Design Trends

BizBash

2015 125

The Universal Marketing Plan for Literally Anything

Guidebook

If you’re adding to your event – whether it be a new session, a new format, a new call for proposals process, or a new event app – you’re going to have to market it. There is no such thing as automatic buy-in. People need to be told several times about a change if you expect them to take part in it or consume new information. That’s all well and good – but who among us has money to hire a marketing consultant for every little new thing we want to introduce?

2015 85

7 Ways to Find The Right Business Partners

b2match

Finding the right business partner can be a daunting task. In order to turn an idea into a thriving business, sometimes it’s crucial to team up with another visionary rather than going at it solo. But how do you find the perfect partner and avoid clashing chaos? We think these steps might help: 1. Look towards those who you already trust Building trust can take years.

2015 60

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.

Slideshare: Event Sponsorships 101

TicketBud

Securing sponsors for your event can be hard. Just the thought of convincing a business to fork over thousands of dollars is stressful enough. With the surge in popularity for events, potential sponsors have a lot of options to choose from. You just can't skimp over the details if landing a big sponsor is integral to your event's success. To succeed with sponsorships, you gotta put in the work. Finding them is just the tip of the iceberg.

2015 69

Onsite Data Analytics – A Goldmine for Meetings Improvement

Corbin Ball

The onsite meeting used to be known as the “black hole” of event data management. Planners used computers to gain insights before and after events, but during an event they were “flying blind.” ” For example, paper surveys were handed out, but tallying wasn’t completed until after the event – not in time to make mid-course corrections. Emerging Data Collection Tools Now, it is possible for every touch on a mobile event app to be tracked, scored and rated.

2015 65

Wedding Alcohol Cost and Bar Budget

EventPlanning

Almost everyone who plans a wedding has to decide how much of their budget to allocate toward the bar and how many beverages to stock their wedding bar with. A wedding planner should be equipped to help with this information. We answer many of your questions in this article. To start, a good rule of thumb is to assume the average guest will consume two drinks during the first hour and then one drink for each hour thereafter. Alcohol Budget.

2015 61

Pitching For Events: 5 Tactics To Enhance Your Next Pitch

EventJuice

Each day, the event industry becomes more competitive – in fact we are drowning in event companies, so an essential attribute of an event organiser is the ability to SELL your idea over others. Here, then, are five simple tactics to enhance your next pitch and give your ideas the best chance to win you […]. event marketing launch an event company career in events Pitching

2015 61

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!

8 Things to Avoid When Engaging Millennials at Meetings

Planner WIre

Millennials comprise of a huge chunk of the country’s demographic. This is the audience you should have your sights set on. Here’s the thing: millennials have very peculiar characteristics. They take notice of the little things. This is why you have to be very careful of your strategy as there are little nuances here and there that may put them off. There are no-no’s that you should take heed of when hosting an event or meeting with mostly millennials in attendance. Avoid High Ticket Prices.

2015 44

Dreamforce: The Dreamboat Experience

eventrebels

“The Love Boat promises something for everyone.” ” The Dreamboat may not have been the Love Boat, but Dreamforce definitely tried to have something for everyone! For the first time in Dreamforce’s 13 year existence, the 170,000 person conference chartered a Celebrity Cruises ship to provide lodging to 1,100 conference attendees.

2015 40

LASSO Workforce Management Solutions in AV Matters

Lasso

AV Matters, October 9, 2015. View the article here: Sponsor Profile: LASSO Workforce Management Solutions.

2015 40

ABM 2015 - Watch the newest event video now!

Converve

At each event delegates initiate new business deals worth over $30 million. 2,5 days - 360 participants - 3000 meetings. ABM delegates use a technology-driven online tool the Converve Platform to set up as many as 31 pre-qualified appointments that are 20 minutes in length. Over a 2.5-day period at the event, these appointments keep the conversation focused and efficient and help determine next steps if a business match has been made or is possible. Hear what decision-makers think about ABM!

2015 40

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.

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 12 New Entertainment and Activity Trends

BizBash

2015 120

How to Choose an Event App in 2016

Guidebook

(Editor’s Note: For a comprehensive guide to choosing an event app, check out The Event App Buyer’s Guide. This free eBook will walk you through the process of evaluating an event app – plus provide you with the Event App Scorecard to give you an objective way to rank your options with a numerical score. You can also get the same information in this webinar ! ). Shopping around for a new event app company–or thinking of switching?

2015 81

What are Matchmaking Events (Brokerage Events)?

b2match

Business Matchmaking Events Is your organisation about to embark on a very big project? This project will certainly put you on the map and in the running to be more competitive in your industry? But are you finding it difficult to find the right partners and organisations who can play a part in you succeeding and getting this project off the ground. The best solution for you to find the right stakeholders is participating in a matchmaking event

2015 60

Picking The Best Event Registration Software

TicketBud

Finding the best event registration software for your event can be overwhelming. So many software platforms exist and more pop up everyday. Navigating through the gauntlet of feature comparisons and fee structures is exhausting. After awhile it starts to look easier to throw darts at a board and go with whatever service hits. While dart throwing is always an option, we've come up with a smarter way to make the right choice.

2015 65

Mobile Social Media: A Checklist for Maximum Event Impact

Corbin Ball

A recent survey from ShareThis found that social sharing from mobile happens twice as often as sharing from desktop. As event participants predominantly use mobile devices at events, it follows that the more mobile the social media, the more widely they will be used at events. What are the most mobile social channels? 65% of global Facebook video views are mobile – AdWeek, January 2015. There are 1 billion mobile Facebook users monthly. -- The Verge, April 2014.

2015 60

Plan Your Event With These Eight Important Steps

EventPlanning

You just landed a client you’ve been pitching for a while and want to make her event spectacular. After rejoicing for a couple of hours after getting the contract signed, you can reach a state of planning block where you are so overwhelmed with the task in front of you that you do not know where to begin. We have summarized eight very important categories to help you begin planning the even while making sure you cover all areas.

2015 43

Planning The Christmas Party: 18 Steps to Organising the Perfect Celebration

EventJuice

The job of planning the company Christmas party can often seem something of an unwelcome and scary prospect. You are not alone if that’s how you are feeling about it, as the time constraints and pressure of wanting to organise something that all your colleagues will enjoy can make it a stressful ordeal. One thing […]. corporate events create, plan & manage events Christmas parties Christmas party theming venue finding

2015 46

How Film is Transferred to Video

Meeting Tomorrow

One of the key aspects of film making is knowing how to shoot a film. Since a film is composed of images that change for every frame, each shot should be precise and continuous to produce a good film. In shooting a film, you must always be ready to edit it later on. So while you are doing the shoot, take as many good shots as you can with the use of these guidelines: A real time transfer uses a special type of projector and a video camera.

2015 40