2016

6 Effective Ways to Promote Your Event on LinkedIn by @dancarthy2

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Promoting your event on social media is a given. However, most planners have a tendency to just stick to prominent social networks like Facebook and Twitter. If it’s a company conference you’re arranging, then LinkedIn of all networks is the spot to be advertising it. After all, LinkedIn is the place for business outreach. Never used LinkedIn for event promotion ? Here are a few ideas to help kick start your campaign. LinkedIn Ads. There are two forms of paid LinkedIn Ads.

5 Steps to Perfect International Event Planning

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International event planning outside your home country is highly likely to take you outside of your comfort zone. Especially when it’s your first time. While the challenge can be exciting it can also be daunting if not downright scary. Let’s face it, even the most accomplished and experienced planner can find it difficult to deal with the social, cultural and legal barriers that would simply not occur at home.

Meet the 5 Finalists of IMEX America’s 2016 #IMEXPitch Competition

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The #IMEXPitch competition is an annual opportunity for event technology startups to showcase their products to an audience of event planners and a panel of knowledgable, expert judges. with Last year Loopd, the two way beacon device for networking at events, was the big winner selected from a pool of promising startups. This year’s group […]. Event Industry

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Top 100 Events in Canada 2016

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Evolution of the DMC:Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency & Understanding

The evolution of the DMC industry requires that it embark upon a renewed relationship with clients that is built upon transparency, trust, and understanding.

Meeting Rooms of the Future Will Be Experiential, Tasty, and Wired

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Conference centers are going cozy, creative, and high tech, according to IACC’s Meeting Room of the Future study. read more. Association Meetings Resources Audiovisual/Production Food & Beverage Meeting Formats Resources and Reports Site News

How to Navigate the Destination Marketing Tech Stack

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Simply put, destination marketing has changed. Today’s traveler not only has a more connected network of friends to recommend the next best place to visit, but also the entire web at their fingertips.

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Event Planning for Millennials

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A few months ago, I shared this blog post about Event Planning – for millennials – on Eventoozi.com. Everyone wants to know about millennials. They are the “new” generation in the work force and they certainly think a little bit differently than previous generations. When it comes to events, there are simply things that work better for this audience. So, what do you need to know about planning events for millennials? Purpose driven. Millennials love to align their lives with purpose.

Things You Need to Know When Hiring Event Staff by @dancarthy2

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Even the best event planner s are only as good as the staff that makes the event possible. The staff aren’t just the people that set up the venue and register the attendees. These are also the people that help with the preplanning phase, help stir up social media interests, and so on. It goes without saying then that you need to carefully select your staff to include the people best suited for the demanding duties of event planning. Attitude Is Important.

4 Tips to Promote Your Next Event with Social Media by @dancarthy2

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You got to fill seats for your upcoming event; otherwise, you’ll have a half-empty venue. To maximize ticket sales, you have to involve social media in one form or another. As an event planner, it’s highly recommended that you acquaint yourself with some of the lesser known features of the primary social networks. These can be used to help get the word out about your event. Create User Generated Content After the Event. Continue to use social media after the event.

8 Tips for Selecting the Perfect Event Venue by @dancarthy2

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Choosing a venue is usually one of the first stages of event planning. The real planning can’t really take off until you have a designated facility. Of course, choosing a spot for your conference is easier said than done. There’s a lot of logistics that go into it. Here’s a few tips to help narrow your search. There’s a few elements that should be in place when securing a location for your next event. Venue Atmosphere. Every venue has a specific aura or vibe.

COVID-19 Travel Consumer Sentiment Study

TravelBoom and sister agency, The Brandon Agency, release new consumer sentiment study on travel amidst the COVID-19 second wave

Event Reminders: How Many is Too Many?

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I’m guest blogger for Elite Meetings and last month I shared my thoughts on Event Reminders. Ahh – event marketing. The world of email marketing, social media engagement and follow up, follow up, follow up. When I talk to planners in the industry, it seems that we all still heavily rely on email marketing as a primary channel for getting the word out about our events.

40 Social Media Influencers Every Hospitality Professional Should Follow

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No time? No problem. Fill out the form and we’ll email you a PDF version of this blog post to read anytime you want. In events and hospitality, knowledge is power. The best way to learn the ropes, or sharpen your skillset set to learn from the experts that have been there before. Thankfully these thought leaders are quick to share their tips and tricks on how to get ahead in the world of events and hospitality.

Facebook Just Launched an Events Discovery App – Here’s How to Use it for Events

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Facebook bills its Events feature as a tool to “connect to your audience and empower them to spend time together in the real world.” ” The feature draws over 650 million every month, that’s 100 million people use Facebook events every day. Now, Facebook has built a standalone app specifically for discovering and joining events, with integrations to […]. Apps Event Planning Facebook Social Media

How CNN's Event Team Pulled Off 18 Months of Simultaneous Election Events Around the Country

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5 No-Cost Ways to Energize Your General Sessions

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By Scott Babcock, Senior Event Producer, PCI. Use these simple, free strategies to amp up the energy, professionalism, and theatricality of your next general session. read more. Association Meetings Resources Audiovisual/Production Resources and Reports Tech

Your Guide to Attracting More Visitors with Social Media Takeovers

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Whether you’ve spent months or years crafting the perfect social media presence for your brand, the idea of handing over the reins to someone else can be a bit unnerving. But that’s exactly what many DMOs and museums are doing to attract new visitors – and it’s working!

How to Pick The Perfect Giveaway for Your Event by @printsome

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If you’re anything like me, and by that I mean cheap and love freebies, you would relate marketing events and fairs to a shopping trip for practical stuff you’ll need for the coming year or so. When I’m at such events, I’m usually also on the lookout for freebies I can get concrete use out of. Swags such as pens, notepads and T-shirts are very common at events and for good reason – they’re things everyone needs on a daily basis. In other words, they’re practical.

3 Things This Event Planner Wishes Venues Would Change

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Check out a recent post I shared on EliteMeetings.com : Event planners and venues. Venues and event planners. The two go hand-in-hand. Venues are one of the first things that event planners look to secure when we are hosting an event. And, in doing lots of the new research over the years, there are a few things I think venues could do to provide a better experience for the planners looking to book them. You may recognize a few of these observations yourself.

How to Create a Niche in the Events Industry (and Why You Should!)

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I’m a guest blogger on EliteMeetings.com. Here is one of my recent contributions. I think that creating a niche in our industry is incredibly important. Most people tend to think that offering a wide variety of services will bring them more opportunities, but while that sounds intuitively correct, it’s actually the opposite. By narrowing your market to a very tiny segment, you’re more easily able to market yourself and be branded.

The 7 Best Podcasts for Event Planners @bizzabo

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It’s always exciting to be recognized for our work! Check out this mention from Bizzabo in their blog about the best podcasts for event planners and then, if you haven’t already, check US out. The post The 7 Best Podcasts for Event Planners @bizzabo appeared first on techsytalk. Event Planning Event Technology News

Why is It Important to Market An Event App? By @SwetaGovani of @Yapp

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The benefits of an event app are clear for attendees, sponsors, planner and everyone else involved. However, how can reap these benefits everyone is buzzing about? You’ll need to market your event app! Here are a few key reasons why: Attendees will not find it on their own. The truth of the matter is, regardless of how awesome the app is, attendees will not download it unless you ask them to. The onus is on the planner and marketers to show the value of the app to the attendees.

{Sponsored Post} #MeetingsImagined at @NewarkAirportMarriott

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Do you ever wish you could do more than just an average site visit when you’re planning an event? We get to see a general view of the meeting space on an hour-long site visit, and maybe even some guest rooms, but every event planner really cares about the customer service and the guest experience.

Why a Growing Number of Event Attendees Are Asking For Locally Sourced F&B

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Consumers Value Community More Than Ever Before. We live in an era where people feel disconnected. You walk into a coffee shop, it’s packed, but everyone is on their laptop or phone barely glancing up at the world around them. One of the few time we all pause (and yes, it may be to take a photo) is over food, and sharing an experience about food. The rise of #foodporn on your Instagram feed isn’t just because of its beauty, it’s also belonging.

Three Networking Gadgets That Are Transforming the Event Industry

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The event industry has experienced a whirlwind of changes and improvements over the past decade. And, with unique technologies like virtual reality and robots becoming a part of the event landscape, that’s a trend that you can count on to continue. Loopd, Poken, and Limefy are three companies that have taken note of the desire […]. Tech Communication Event Planning Technology wearable

Why This Dinner Party Was Held in a Creek

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10 Easy Ways to Make Your Meeting a Millennial Magnet

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Top tips from a Millennial on how to get her peer group excited about participating in your next event. read more. Marketing Resources and Reports Event Planning

How to Find Micro-Influencers Using CrowdRiff

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Influencer marketing and micro influencers have become one of the biggest marketing buzzwords lately. Most of the time, marketers approach this strategy by reaching out to people with large followings.

We Pinned It: Fun Snacks

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Spice up your next event with some fun snacks. Even adults appreciate a fun and delicious snack option and while there are plenty of healthy snack options, some of these fun ideas would not be rated too highly on the health scale. But, if you’re looking for options to engage your attendees and really mix up the snack experience, you’ve got plenty of inspiration available here. From fruit salsa to mini chicken and waffles, your next event will have a whole new sweet take!

Event Planning Tools: Best Tools and Apps for Fundraisers

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Check out this blog I wrote for Eventoozi about one of techsytalk.com’s favorite subjects – Event Planning Tools! Planning an event, whether it’s a corporate event, networking event or fundraiser, is a cumbersome process. Let’s face it – there’s a reason why event planners make the list of most stressful jobs every year. Logistics are a bit hairy, even for the most seasoned event professional.

[CTRL] + [ALT] + [DEL] : A Collaborative Global Event Reboot

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Media Alert. Contact. Liz King – liz@lizkingevents.com. Aaron Kaufman – aaron@fifthelementgroup.com. Dahlia El Gazzar – dahlia@dahliaplus.com. 28 July 2016 — Yesterday morning, via various outlets, a heavily promoted industry conference scheduled to take place 22-24 August announced it is cancelling the show just one month before the conference. The Coming Together of Event Minds.

Get Your #techsytalk LIVE #Eventprofs tshirt!

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It was such a hit at this year’s techsytalk LIVE that we’re putting the tshirt back on sale through July 5th, 2016. We need a certain number of people to tip the campaign and make it so that we can all get tshirts so don’t hesitate – buy today! We’re using teespring so you can choose your own style and size and it will ship directly to YOU. Join the #eventprofs movement! The post Get Your #techsytalk LIVE #Eventprofs tshirt! appeared first on techsytalk.

PODCAST RECAP: @LizKingEvents and @EdWaffles Interview @JSpellos from Meeting U

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James Spellos from Meeting U. James Spellos is the President of Meeting U., whose mission is to help people become more productive and comfortable with technology. Jim delivers over 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently. In 2015, Jim was named one of the Meeting Industry’s trendsetters by Meetings Focus magazine. He is a faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 1990.

We Pinned It: Beer and Bacon BBQ

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Spring is just coming to the New York area, but I’m already thinking about summer. And there’s no better way to kick off the summer than with a great BBQ. But how do you avoid hosting a party that looks like everyone else’s? Opt for the bacon and beer bbq! Chances are, your guests love both of these items and with some delicious recipes and creative styling, you can really have a great event. Check out the ideas below that merge sweet and savory, fun and exciting!

What Could Possibly Go Wrong When Planning an Event? 5 Things You Need to Watch Out For

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Planners today have to be on top of every detail to ensure an event is flawless. However, any event planner can tell you, that in reality, that’s no easy task. While you think you may have your event all wrapped up, and are marching towards completion, you may need to be more prepared for a number of things that could possibly go wrong when planning an event. Here are just a few things that planners commonly forget to consider. You Lose the Venue.

Take Your Event to the Next Level with a High-Tech Venue

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As technology becomes more integrated into business, it has also become an expectation at event venues. Whether you are hosting a corporate retreat, coordinating a product launch event, or are gathering together the best in the industry for a large-scale trade show, it is critical the venue have the connectivity you need to create an event […]. Tech Event Planning Technology Venues