2021

Does Your Conference Need an Emcee?

Velvet Chainsaw

Having an emcee at your event was a nice-to-have prior to 2020. Now it’s a must-have. Talk to any meeting owner who has managed a large virtual event this past year using a skilled emcee and he or she will tell you it made all the difference.

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Event Ticket Pricing Strategies [2022 Guide]

Attendease

How much you decide to charge for tickets can make or break your event. In this guide we will cover proven strategies to help you determine your ticket pricing strategy, and ensure the financial success of your event. Determine your event’s value.

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How Virtual Event Platforms Can Help Measure Event Success

Eventmobi

2020 helped to accelerate the rapid development of enhanced virtual event technology, and adoption rates have never been higher. Despite this progress, many still aren’t taking full advantage of what may be event tech’s greatest asset — hard data, or the information behind informed decision making.

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12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021

Attendease

A trend is a passing fancy, like the Pantone Color of the Year. In the last five years Pantone has made this interesting, including ‘ultraviolet’ and ‘greenery’ and for the complexities of 2021 they have addressed it with two colors.

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Download 7 Exceptional Event Email Templates for Driving Attendee Engagement

Write winning event emails in minutes! Relying on decades of social science research and more recent behavioral data, we’ll show you the science-backed methods to creating a wildly successful event-marketing email campaign for almost any situation. Download the eBook today!

Why Building an Event Community is a Hot Trend for 2021

Eventmobi

If the last year has shown anything, it’s that event technology can help attendees stay connected, even when meeting in person isn’t possible. But is there a way to keep that momentum going with year-round engagement? People are craving connection more than ever before.

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Crafting the Event Experience: A Guide to Experience Mapping

Event Farm

How do you hook the attention of your audience, build their excitement for your event, and design an event experience that exceeds their expectations while delivering the business outcomes you seek? Yes, you can do it all.

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Hub and spoke meetings

Conferences that Work

Ever since my first encounter with the hybrid hub and spoke meeting topology at Event Camp Twin Cities in 2011, I’ve been a big fan of the format. Yesterday [see below], I realized that hub and spoke is a great format for purely online meetings too. But first….

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Good meeting design is cheaper than special effects

Conferences that Work

Far too much money is spent on meeting glitz at the expense of good meeting design. Seth Godin makes an analogous point in this post…. Good writing is cheaper than special effects. “In movies, that’s obvious. It costs far less to make The Big Lebowski than a Marvel movie.

Spotlight: The truth about event engagement with Samuel J. Smith

Attendease

In today’s spotlight series, you will learn more about event engagement from Samuel J. Smith, founder of the event gamification software, Social Point. Sam produced hybrid events in a prior life and led the MPI research team that developed the baseline research for virtual and hybrid events.

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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 Reasons People Go to Live Sporting Events

Picatic by Eventbrite

Not everyone goes to sporting events to watch the game. So why do people get off the couch and into stadiums — and how can you use the insights to improve your events? Data and Insights March Resources and Tools Attendees Event Design Sport Events Swag

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My Turbulent Love Affair With Digital-Event Networking

Velvet Chainsaw

I have been a loyal and passionate disciple of networking for all of my adult life. I have spent decades learning, speaking and writing about it.

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Is Event Tech Evolving to Pit Event Planners Against Their Competition?

EventMB

As investments continue to pour into the event tech sector, many providers are gunning for more end users — a shift that has implications for the way attendees find and interact with content. How could this impact the control event brands have over their own audiences?

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Connecting The Global Virtual Events Community With GEVME Studios

GEVME

Leading virtual events and events technology provider GEVME has announced the launch of GEVME Studios — an online media network dedicated entirely to virtual events.

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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.

Hybrid Event Examples You’ll Want to Copy This Year (And How to Take Virtual Events Hybrid)

SpotMe Blog

With the world heading back to some sense of normalcy, many companies are anxious to include in-person components to their virtual events again, and vice versa, to create a hybrid event experience.

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6 Ways to Build an Online Community with an Event Platform

Eventmobi

If the last year has shown anything, it’s that event technology can help attendees to stay connected, even when meeting in person isn’t possible. But is there a way to keep that momentum going, so that your attendees become part of a year-round community?

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Swapcard Welcomes Industry Expert Julius Solaris

Event Age by Swapcard

Swapcard is excited to announce events industry leader Julius Solaris has joined the team as Head of Engagement

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8 Event Budget Adjustments Needed to Host Safe Events in 2021

Event Farm

Events are coming back but planning an event looks nothing like it used to. Venue and governmental regulations keep changing. Many of your regular vendors have lost staff or gone out of business. With so many new safety-related expenses, your old budget template no longer works. .

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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.

How to Plan a Concert in 10 Steps

Social Tables

Skip to content Menu Solutions Interactive Floor Plans Collaborative event sales software that increases qualified leads and drives direct revenue. Event Diagramming Collaborative event management software that saves time, boosts revenue and drives loyalty.

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Gamification makes about as much sense as chocolate-dipped broccoli

Conferences that Work

Gamification “makes about as much sense as chocolate-dipped broccoli” Education professor Amy Bruckman , coined this analogy in a 1999 paper on game software design: “Most attempts at making software both educational and fun end up being neither.

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Virtual Networking Platform

Attendease

As we continue to navigate the new normal, the discussion around virtual event engagement persists as a challenge that many event planners are facing today.

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Create the Perfect Event Sponsorship Pitch Deck

Picatic by Eventbrite

Looking for sponsors for your next conference? Attract them with your stellar sponsorship pitch deck! Resources and Tools Event Sponsorship Proposal Event Sponsorships Fundraising

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.

The High Cost of Hybrid

Velvet Chainsaw

Our clients and leading industry associations (for example, PCMA’s latest glimpse or our industry’s future, the business recovery dashboard ) are turning their attention to future hybrid and face-to-face (f2f) events.

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Are Hologram Presentations the Next Big Event Trend?

EventMB

As early adopters in the event industry have shown, hologram technology allows presenters to ‘beam in’ with lifelike 3D effects — in real time. With equipment costing up to $60K, however, widespread use may still be the stuff of science fiction.

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GEVME Partners With Taggbox to Integrate Live Social Media Feeds Into Virtual Events

GEVME

We are pleased to announce the launch of our partnership with Taggbox , a User-Generated Content (UGC) platform that hosts UGC campaigns across different marketing touchpoints.

Event Sponsorship in 2021: What It Looks Like and How to Capitalize On It

SpotMe Blog

Event planning is no easy feat. It requires skill, preparation, a strategic team of experts, not to mention ample amounts of funding. The best events bring together thought leaders who can provide unique value to guests.

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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.

The Best Virtual Event Platform for 2021: Introducing the New EventMobi Virtual Space

Eventmobi

Over the past ten months we have witnessed the complete digital transformation of live events.

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24 Sustainable Event Ideas for Greener Gatherings in 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

Going green isn’t just a trend. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events

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Introducing the 2021 Event Planning Playbook

Event Farm

As pandemic conditions continue to change, do you feel that you must wade through wave after wave of information to seek answers and solutions to plan safe live events? We do!

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