2017

10 Tips for Attendee Engagement, Part Two: During Your Event

Event Farm

This is the second part of a three-part blog series with tips for engaging attendees before, during and after events. If you missed the first post with 10 tips for engaging attendees before events, you can read it here. Otherwise, keep reading to check out our list of tips for in-event engagement. Use a social wall. Projecting a live-stream of your event’s hashtag on large screens throughout your venue will encourage attendees to share more.

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What Participants Expect From 21st Century Conference Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

Everything we take for granted about conferences, and planning them, faces disruption. Participants from all generations and cultures increasingly expect conferences to mirror their work and personal lives. They expect conferences that are authentic, connected, contextual, mobile, participatory, work-related and transparent. Savvy conference organizers meet these disruptions head-on. They know how to segment their target market with personalized messages that help them solve their problems.

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30 #Eventtech Startups To Watch This Spring

EventMB

It’s that time of the year again when we bring you the freshest startups bringing innovation to the event industry. Check them out. Eventtech never sleeps. More and more startups are bringing incredible innovation to the event industry. AI is definitely the one to watch this spring and will definitely dominate autumn, hopefully with a […]. The post 30 #Eventtech Startups To Watch This Spring by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link].

2017 215

The meeting industry’s biggest dirty secret

Conferences that Work

There are some things that the meeting industry doesn’t like to talk about in public. For example: Revenue models. Who actually paid for all that sybaritic F&B? You’ll never know.). Clients from hell. They might figure out it’s them I was talking about and I need the business.). Women and people of color’s frequent under-representation on stage. (‘Nuff said.). But our biggest dirty secret is so embarrassing, we don’t even talk about it in private.

2017 183

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

5 Ways to Engage Millennials at Your Next Event

Quickmobile

If I had a dollar for every time a Gen Xer heckled me for wearing ripped jeans, I’d have enough money to buy a house and enjoy avocado toast. All jokes aside, it’s no secret that Millennials are inherently different from their Generation X counterparts. Things that entertain us Millennials (think Starbucks, avocados, pumpkin patch photo shoots), may not interest Gen Xers — and that’s ok. Where the trouble lies in our varying interests is how to engage the two at the same time.

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Crowdfunding an event a great option for any event planner

Gallus Events

A couple of weeks ago we started crowdfunding an event for the first ever time. The event will be (should it reach its funding level of course) a Virtual Summit for Europe’s largest blog for PAs: Practically Perfect PA. You can see the Practically Perfect PA Crowdfunder appeal – it is live until the 1st June. As with all of the PPPA events we provide event management and guidance, this time, our advice is to crowdfund the event! Crowdfunding an event.

2017 165

2017 Preview: Emerging Event Tech You Should Know About

BizBash

2017 164

How To Measure The Value Of A Handshake

EventTechBrief

By Michelle Bruno. The most valuable and distinctive attribute of live events is the opportunity to meet with customers and prospects in person. If the buyer is standing in front of the seller, there’s no need for expensive market research or clever marketing campaigns to determine what the prospective customer wants and when he wants it. A salesperson can just ask him. But orchestrating and leveraging the face-to-face meeting has been a painful process to automate.

2017 141

The Top 11 Free Event Management Software

Capterra Event Management

Update 5/22/2017: This piece has been updated to reflect comments and new software options discovered since the article first went live. We all have our favorite four-letter words. Mine is “free.”. Free things brighten anyone’s day, whether it’s the snacks stocked in the Capterra fridge or event management software. Finding the latter for free, when it works well and meets your event planning needs, can save you precious dollars and from using a few other four-letter words.

2017 130

Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

10 things successful planners do every day

Eventinterface

Take advice from these successful meeting and event planners. See how their daily routines and behaviors make them successful in their jobs. CAROLINE KAY. Event Director Extraordinaire with C.KAY International. I get up at 5:00 a.m. and get a head start on my day when it is quiet, especially when I am onsite, managing an event. I start my day by scanning my email, see if anything urgent has popped up.

2017 181

4 Ways to Leverage Customer Advocacy at Events

Event Farm

This post was originally published on Attend by Event Farm 's blog and was written by Garrett Huddy. How can you make the most effective marketing tactic more effective? In-person events are already hugely successful for B2B marketers , but they have the potential to become even better. One of the biggest missed opportunities in the world of B2B events is not taking full advantage of field events as a platform for. generating customer advocacy.

2017 206

Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. These solutions claim to increase revenue, streamline processes, drive attendance, improve the attendee experience, provide data/insight and/or deliver ROI. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. When you consider varying pricing structures, functionality, and built-for-purpose options, choosing the best solutions is no easy task.

20 Life Hacks for Event Planners

EventMB

There is no need to rely on anyone else, take charge of your event planner life with these self-management hacks and reclaim your day. Productivity is the key to managing your life but this can be hard to find and while we can’t control the amount of hours in the day, we can make a […]. The post 20 Life Hacks for Event Planners by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Lifestyle productivity Time Management hacks lifehacks life improvements self management happylife

2017 187

SpotMe Trial

SpotMe Trial

Charles, Lawrence, David Bowie, and me

Conferences that Work

My first public gig as a musician was at David Bowie’s Beckenham Arts Lab. Read the full article at Conferences That Work. Related posts: Scenes from a peer conference—part 2 Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of designing and facilitating the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Peer Conference. It’s an honor to work on a classic Conferences That. Uncategorized art Charles Hayward David Bowie Lawrence Ball music musician

2017 176

Stress Relief at Work for Office-Bound Event Planners

Quickmobile

Event planners are basically busy—and stressed out— all year round. And although we would love to go to the spa or spend a weekend with a good TV show, it’s not always possible to devote a lot of time to de-stressing. Especially if you’re in the office for a while, it can be hard for a corporate event planner to step away from the desk and mentally reset.

2017 157

5 Things You Can Do to Ensure Corporate Events are Unforgettable

Picatic by Eventbrite

Employees today lead busier lives than ever before. They are striving to advance at work. Juggling work-life balance at home is harder than ever. Today’s workforce is often finding themselves falling into the rut of “going and coming”. This means that, under normal circumstances, most corporate event announcements are met with a less than enthusiastic […]. The post 5 Things You Can Do to Ensure Corporate Events are Unforgettable appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog.

crowdfunding an event – a case study

Gallus Events

In June 2017 we managed to successfully crowdfund a business to business event. In this post I want to cover, the reasons we recommended this approach to our client and why crowdfunding an event may not be for everyone. I also want to look at in detail, exactly how to crowdfund an event. We set up a crowdfunding page on the UK based Crowdfunded website and ran the campaign for six weeks. We attracted over 100 supporters and raised almost £7000.

2017 160

Dive Into Your Inventory Data (and Add Substantial Profits to Your Bottom Line)

Speaker: Ian Foster, Sculpture Hospitality Regional Director West Coast

In this seminar, Ian Foster will discuss the basics of inventory management, including tips on how to get inventory right and how to evaluate your food and pour costs. Ian will examine the best ordering practices from our clients. Finally, he’ll share some case studies showing how well designed inventory control can uncover hidden losses from over-pouring and lost sales that will result in several thousand dollars of extra profit every month.

3 New Ways to Incorporate Virtual Reality at Your Events

BizBash

2017 154

13 Marketing Tactics to Boost Your Event ROI

Marketo Events

Have you ever spent months designing and building your booth to showcase your incredible products and wow the trade show crowds? Perhaps you’ve devoted days to perfecting every word and graphic for your presentation at a conference. Then, despite nailing your booth or presentation, you’ve been disappointed in the results. The event did not produce the return on investment (ROI) you had anticipated. Leads trickled in and then wasted away. It’s an all too common problem.

2017 122

The Best Way to Pitch Event Ideas to Executives

Planning Pod

NOTE: Even though this article is written for getting executives to sign off on your event idea, I have also used the 11 steps outlined below to successfully pitch event sponsorships or marketing partnerships to executives. Business executives are an odd bunch. They are uber-competitive. Think strategically. Almost always have a plan. Don’t mind taking risks. Love being at the center of attention. Get bored easily. Multitask to a fault. Commit errors of commission but rarely omission.

2017 115

4 Insider Tips on How to Make Your Event Successful

Eventinterface

No good marketer shies away from live events. On the contrary, a professionally executed event is often a staple of the successful marketing strategy that turns heads, signs on new clients, helps forge business partnerships, and solidifies brand recognition and loyalty. A well-crafted live event takes meticulous planning and strong attention to detail.

2017 171

Maximize Your Profit Margins

Speaker: Shawn Imbeault and Geoff Loukes, Sculpture Hospitality

In the past year, we've learned that maximizing margins can determine whether your restaurant stays afloat when times get hard. Join Shawn Limbeault and Geoff Loukes, in this master class that will take you through the best practices of maximizing your margins, From FOH to BOH.

Building a Data-Driven Event Marketing Strategy? Start Here.

Event Farm

Technology is shaping the way we do business, and smart tech relies on good data—the more the better. As I outlined in the first post of this series , event marketers need to ensure that they have processes in place that will make them smarter today and simultaneously set them up for success in the future. The best way to do that is to collect data. As a marketer myself, I realize that the push to become data-driven is much easier said than done.

2017 194

Designing 21st Century Conference Learning Experiences And Spaces

Velvet Chainsaw

Our conference learning spaces affect our audience. We must learn to think like designers. Then we can focus on changing our conference participants’ learning spaces with the right goal in mind—nurturing their learning. Be forewarned! We are not decorating learning spaces. We are designing them to foster, nurture and amplify our participants’ learning. Hat tips Rebecca Louise Hare and Dr. Robert Dillon authors of The Space: A Guide for Educators.).

2017 196

17 New and Emerging Roles in the Event Industry

EventMB

A role in the event industry doesn’t just mean planning events. Here are 17 different career paths related to events. As technology continues to evolve we are presented with a very exciting time in the event industry. Along with all of the advances in the event world comes a new series of career choices that […]. The post 17 New and Emerging Roles in the Event Industry by Kelli White appeared first on [link].

2017 187

The two must-do steps to hire the best professional help

Conferences that Work

When you need professional help, how do you select the best professionals? Countless experts — such as accountants, plumbers, doctors, lawyers, and meeting planners — will take your money in exchange for advice or services. So, when it’s time to minimize your taxes, modernize the bathroom, diagnose that stabbing stomach pain, draft a complex contract, or organize multiple regional conferences — in short, get help with something you can’t do yourself — how do you choose great help?

2017 162

Restaurant Management Masterclass

Speaker: Harlan Scott, Founder of Harlan Scott Hospitality and Industry Restaurant

Due first to necessary staffing cuts, extreme safety protocols, and now the need to rehire against outsized government stimulus, unemployment benefits and wage requirements, managing and staffing have become the most urgent conversation in restaurants today. This, adding on to the lynch-pin management style restaurants often have, has made restaurant cultures more vulnerable and volatile than ever. If your restaurant is suffering from cut staff, low morale, or ineffective training, you've come to the right place. Join Harlan Scott of Harlan Scott Hospitality, learn how to get back in control of your restaurant and your operation back on autopilot.

5 Reasons Event Planners Should Use Real Time Response Technology

Quickmobile

This blog was originally published on January 8, 2014. It has been edited for updates and accuracy. The New Year often brings new goals and ambitions for many people, and event planners are no exception. New year, new event budget, right? This year, up the ante and make your events even better and more valuable than ever. A great way to do this is adding real time response technology to your events, which is an easy process because of QuickMobile and Lumi’s partnership.

2017 143

Achieving Event Attendee Satisfaction through Gamification

Picatic by Eventbrite

The best event hosts add a unique and memorable touch to their events. Here are a few tips on gamification from guest blogger Dan McCarthy. Events these days should go beyond a presentation and a few workshops. Remember, an event is about captivating an audience to build your brand. One way to achieve this end […]. The post Achieving Event Attendee Satisfaction through Gamification appeared first on Picatic Event Planning Blog.

2017 170

networking at conferences structuring connections

Gallus Events

Networking at conferences is always one of the top three reasons that attendees give for attending a conference. So, if it’s so important for our attendees, I think that we event planners should do a wee bit more to structure that networking; to make sure that good connections happen. So, I’d like to cover ‘structured’ networking. This is something very different from the networking that we casually think about: you know, the random meetings over coffee or picking up the delegate pack.

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