2015

Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 11 New Catering Trends

BizBash

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Social Media for Events Timeline Infographic

TicketBud

Event marketing can be tough (especially if it isn't your day job), you want to promote your upcoming event but you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information there is and how to get everything done in time. Never fear, Ticketbud understands your problem!

2015 83

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.

2015 81

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.

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9 Simple Steps to Master Social Media for Events

The Definitive Guide to Social Media Event Marketing

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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.

2015 52

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.

2015 52

Motorcycle madness

Arlo Training & Events Software

When you’re looking for a training management system, you want to know that it will work for the training you provide.

2015 52

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 61

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.

How to Throw a Stylish New Year's Party

BizBash

2015 166

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.

2015 81

How to Write an Event Planning Proposal

EventPlanning

Statistics show that the event management industry will grow by 44% and add over 30,000 jobs in the next five years. This is definitely good news for all planners as it shows that the demand for your talent and service is on the rise.

2015 68

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.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

The need for early detection of targeted attacks and data breaches is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments.

5 anti-hustle lessons I learned the hard way & how learning them resulted in more time for me, my family and my life

Lara Mcculloch

HOW I HIT ROCK BOTTOM BY HITTING THE TOP. “You know, Lara, you’ve got to be first in and last out if you want to make it to the top. Especially if you’re a woman.” ” This was the prolific piece of advice I got, in my early 20s, from my suit-pants-toting, hard-hitting, never-let-’em-see-you-cry-proclaiming, sports-car-driving, 6-figure-making female mentor / boss. My mouth agape and my eyes wide, her words fired like a laser deep into the subcortex of my brain.

2015 64

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.

2015 82

Optimizing Your Event Portfolio

Event Philosopher

This is a guest post that was posted on Goombal's blog. Take a look at the other great content posted there! In many spheres of human endeavor, from science to business to education to economic policy, good decisions depend on good measurement. -

2015 52

Five tips for successful event networking

Converve

The right preparation. Good preparation is essential in making an event a great success. By using Converve software you can create, for instance, company or character profiles, or display product ranges.

2015 52

Effortlessly Interact with an Entire Audience from Any Location

1,000 Participants. 75 Locations. 1 Solution.

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.

2015 52

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 58

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?

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Holiday Party Ideas 2015: 12 New Entertainment and Activity Trends

BizBash

2015 166

Affiliate Marketing 101 for Events

TicketBud

The quintessential affiliate marketing stock photo. The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.” - Sun Tzu.

2015 56

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.

2015 54

How to boost your marketing strategy and start creating your best campaigns yet

EventJuice

Tactics to enhance your marketing strategy and make you stand out from the crowd. event marketing

2015 52

Periscope 001: To Hustle or Not To Hustle

Lara Mcculloch

[link]. In this first instalment of my weekly #swiftshift Periscope video series, I share my thoughts on the 1 word synonymous with entrepreneurship that I fundamentally disagree with (and why I think it’s actually sacrificing your happiness). As entrepreneurs, we’re told that in order to succeed, we have to HUSTLE. This word sends shivers down my spine.

2015 52

TravelMath is Great Tool for #EventProfs

Planner WIre

Travel adds up in many ways. It can be measured in Dollars, Euros, or Rupees and in other ways like miles, meals, or meetings. All have a cost and all have ramifications that meeting and event planners need to consider for the attendee or budget.

2015 69

5 Tips to thinking strategicially about your 10x10

Event Philosopher

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Alan Lakein So your sales guy comes to you and says, "My customer gave me a free 10x10 at their show!" Fantastic!" you say. What are you going to showcase?" silence. Trade shows are a great way to showcase your brand to attendees. Or they're not.

2015 52

Event check-in using a QR barcode: It’s fast and effective with Converve

Converve

Successfully register in just three steps. Actual registration of participants can be carried out in three steps and normally takes no longer than a few seconds. 1) Firstly, each of the participants in your event receives their own personal ticket, complete with barcode, by email.

2015 52

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.

2015 52

When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business

Fork in the Road

The below is a guest post from Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant as they launch their latest book on organizational culture. A lot has been written about the Millennial generation in the last ten years or so, and to be frank, a lot of it is really not helpful, especially in a business context.

2015 52

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?

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