The Hidden Costs Of Using The Wrong Event Technology (Or None At All)

Attendease

We’ve talked to a lot of corporate event planners who’ve gotten stuck using clunky, outdated software. We’ve also talked to corporate event planners who are still using spreadsheets to project manage and keep track of their event analytics (if you’re making the scream emoji face, we are too).

The complete guide to event management software for corporate events

Attendease

2020 challenged us all and it’s not surprising that event planners took one of the hardest hits. In a recent interview with Attendease , event expert Tahira Endean shared the example of how IBM set a new record for attendance at one of its major corporate events in 2020.

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Virtual Events: 50 Free Resources

Event Age by Swapcard

Over the last year and a half, virtual events went from being a novelty to commonplace. Through trial and error, event organizers have quickly learned just how different running a virtual event is from an in-person.

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The complete guide to event management software for corporate events

Attendease

2020 challenged us all and it’s not surprising that event planners took one of the hardest hits. In a recent interview with Attendease , event expert Tahira Endean shared the example of how IBM set a new record for attendance at one of its major corporate events in 2020.

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Free Virtual Event RFP Template: Find Your Ideal Event Vendor

Download the Request for Proposal template to learn: What is an RFP and why run one? Who should be involved in the process? What requirements should you look for in a virtual event RFP (Request for Proposal)? SPOTME

24 Sustainable Event Ideas for Greener Gatherings in 2021

Event Age by Swapcard

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

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5 Key Takeaways from Anthony Vade on Event Pricing Design

Attendease

With COVID-19 and the event industry pivoting from in-person to virtual formats, we saw a big shift from a pricing standpoint. But the uncertainty around event pricing models isn’t new. Event Canvas.

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Attracting Exhibitors To Hybrid Events

Event Age by Swapcard

Before joining Swapcard in the fall of 2020, my first experience in the events industry was on the exhibitor side. Event Experiences Event Tech Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person events

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Are in-person events COVID safe?

Conferences that Work

September 2021 — Are in-person events COVID safe? I strongly desire to be able to safely return to facilitating and attending in-person events. infection rate is indeed higher than the reported rates from the listed recent in-person events. (I’ll

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Virtual Event Platforms: The 2021 Guide

Event Age by Swapcard

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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!

Crafting the Event Experience: Designing the Event Brand

Event Farm

The event experience for an attendee begins not at check-in or registration, but when they encounter your event for the first time, perhaps in an email or on your website. This first encounter with your event is the beginning of the attendee journey.

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Virtual Event Networking Sucks, Apparently. Here’s How To Change That.

Event Age by Swapcard

Networking is one of the most difficult elements to get right at a virtual event. Event Tech Virtual Events Event Networking

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Event Recovery Food Chain

Velvet Chainsaw

The harsh reality of an elongated recovery for the live events industry has settled in, as we wrote about back in March when we crafted the Event Recovery Food Chain. The post Event Recovery Food Chain appeared first on Velvet Chainsaw.

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Why are we still trying to replicate the onsite experience at virtual events?

Event Age by Swapcard

Event Tech Virtual Events Sustainable Events Expert Opinions Event Networking Audience EngagementI'm Mia Masson, Head of Content at Swapcard. You’ve probably seen me way too often on this blog, but I’m back here doing an opinion piece, anyway.

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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

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. To meet this demand, event organizers need to balance carefully planned in-person meetings with year-round online engagement.

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Introducing RECONVENE: The Event for Event Creators

Picatic by Eventbrite

As the world reopens and people start to gather again, Eventbrite wants to celebrate, amplify, and support you, the resilient makers and doers of the event community. Eventbrite Product News and Tips COVID-19 Recovery Event Trends Online Events Ticket Pricing

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Event Marketing in the "New Normal"

Event Age by Swapcard

The past 18 months have been a challenge for the events industry, but the ability to pivot and adapt to a "new normal" during these trying times is something the events world can be proud of. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person events

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Community: Not Just A Buzzword, But A New World For Events.

Event Age by Swapcard

But what does it have to do with the events industry? Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person eventsCommunity. You’ve probably been hearing about this trend everywhere.

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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.

How NOT To Run A Virtual Event

Event Age by Swapcard

We’ve come so far with digital innovation in the events industry, especially when it comes to running virtual events. Event Experiences Event CommunityCan you believe that it’s been almost 18 months since we first heard the dreaded phrase “pivot to virtual”?

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Swapcard & IMEX Team Up For Crossover Virtual Event

Event Age by Swapcard

In a first for the industry, two digital events are collaborating and providing simultaneous content to two different communities. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person events

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How to Wow Potential Online Event Sponsors

Picatic by Eventbrite

Securing online event sponsorship is more important than ever, but it can be a little trickier than finding sponsors for an in-person event.

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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. The post Are Hologram Presentations the Next Big Event Trend?

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12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021

Attendease

This eloquently sums up what 2021 will need as we return to live events. To consider attending a live event in 2021, we will need to understand how we will remain safe across the entire journey, whether a 3-hour or a 3-day event. On Trend: Events as Community Builders.

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Community as an Event Strategy with Endless Events’ Kyle Kocinski

Event Age by Swapcard

“The community model is an event model that many aren’t exactly sure how to start up.”. Communities are a natural extension of the event experience. One of the biggest pros: empowering your stakeholders to make a bigger impact in your event and organizational strategy.

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Are Smart Glasses Coming to an Event Near You?

EventMB

But what are smart glasses, and will they be coming to an event near you? The post Are Smart Glasses Coming to an Event Near You? Technology Event Tech Investments Event Technology Event Ideas event technology investments event ideas technology event tech

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How to Maximize Networking During Virtual, Hybrid & In-Person Events

Event Age by Swapcard

We’ve all seen the feedback from attendees and exhibitors at virtual events: “There is no serendipity online.” Event Tech Virtual Events Hybrid events In-person events

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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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6 Morning Habits of Highly Successful Virtual Event Planners

Event Age by Swapcard

It’s been a tough year for everyone in the events industry. Event Experiences Event Community Virtual Events In-person eventsHow can we find hope and resilience to keep going when things have been so tough?

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Debunking the Myth of All-in-One Event Management Software with Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Attendease

We recently spoke to Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey, CEO at Nifty Method , about the concept of all-in-one event management software, why this concept is flawed, and what approach can tech providers and event planners take. How to build the perfect event tech stack.

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Swapcard Partners With DMEXCO, Europe’s Leading Digital Marketing & Tech Event

Event Age by Swapcard

Paris, France - Swapcard , leading virtual, hybrid and physical events platform, and DMEXCO announced today the launch of a partnership for the 2021 edition of Europe’s leading digital marketing & tech event. Event Experiences Event Community Event Tech Virtual Events

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Tackling the Tough Questions Around Greener Events with Shawna McKinley & Guy Bigwood

Event Age by Swapcard

This week’s podcast features two experts in the field of sustainability and events, Shawna McKinley and Guy Bigwood. Virtual Events Hybrid events

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10 Books Every Event Planner Should Be Reading in 2021

Event Certificate

We have rounded up a list of 10 favorite event planning books from some of the best authors in the industry. These books provide a comprehensive list of materials covering topics from event planning logistics to business promotion.

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Hybrid Events: 100 Free Resources to Guarantee Success

Event Age by Swapcard

With 100 resources on hybrid events, this page has all you need to prepare for and execute a successful hybrid event. Event Experiences Event Tech Hybrid events

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Virtual Events: The Beginner’s Guide

Event Age by Swapcard

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, event planners had started to realize the benefits of hybrid and virtual events. Event Tech Virtual Events

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Your Hybrid Event Team Checklist

Event Manager Blog

Event planners are navigating a new frontier of delivering successful hybrid events. But what mix of technical and creative expertise do event teams need to do this successfully? We share seven key players you need in your hybrid event team.

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6 Event Management Shortcuts Every Corporate Event Planner Should Know

Attendease

A corporate event marketer’s purview often includes a wide spectrum of events across the enterprise, with assorted attendee profiles, scale and objectives. But don’t worry—there are some tricks of the trade to help the full spectrum of your corporate events run smoothly.

Celebrating Pride Month with LGBTQ+ Voices from the Events Industry

Event Age by Swapcard

Event Experiences Event CommunityJune is Pride month and Swapcard is celebrating LGBTQ+ voices.

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