2018

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How to Get Creative with Conference Staging Ideas

Endless Events

As you know, conferences are the bread and butter of event planners. You plan so many conferences of a similar nature each year that it can be easy to get stale. But, just because conferences have a heavy business-focus, doesn’t mean they need to be (or should be) lifeless! Even on a small budget, there are simple ways to get the most out of conference staging ideas.

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Philanthropy and CSR: Missing Ingredients to Profound Meetings

Smart Meetings

Providing meetings that change an entire team’s energy and mindset is never easy, but it helps to include discussions about philanthropy and corporate social responsibility (CSR), when appropriate. The recent Smart Meetings webinar, “The Right Way to Give Back While Building Teams,” hosted by Lain Hensley, looked at not only CSR possibilities, but also how to implement them for the best results.

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How You Can Make Your Events Awesome By Taking Advantage of Social Media by @dancarthy2

Techsytalk

Events are there to let people hear about what you have to say. Events serve as a great way to reach out to your current customer/client base, they can be used to pitch a new idea to the world and of course, to close deals. And it’s safe to say that events can be quite useful. However, getting the desired number of attendees isn’t an easy job. Getting people hyped about your event requires a few tricks and at least one marketing maestro.

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10 Trends Poised to Disrupt the Meetings Industry

MeetingsNet

The role of the corporate event planner today is more important than ever?—?shifting from a focus on procurement, planning, and logistics to becoming a key orchestrator of unique and memorable experiences. Brought to you by: The role of the corporate event planner today is more important than ever — shifting from a focus on procurement, planning, and logistics to becoming a key orchestrator of unique and memorable experiences.

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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

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5 Corporate Event Themes for Unforgettable Company Parties

Social Tables

When choosing a party theme for company get-togethers, corporate planners need to make sure that the theme is relevant and fun. But most importantly, they need to make sure it’s something that’s appropriate for the event, setting, and company culture. In the following, we’ll cover a list of some entertaining and versatile corporate event themes that are a safe fit for just about any company.

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2019 Women In Tech Conferences: Empowering Events

Bizzaboo

Last Updated November 29, 2019. Ready for the most authoritative list of 2019 women in tech events on the internet? The number of women in tech events have been increasing year over year, further highlighting the importance of a more inclusive culture in tech. Something especially important given the findings of our recent gender study. We've created a thorough directory of the top women in tech conferences happening in 2019.

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6 Event Video Examples to Inspire Your Event Marketing

Eventbrite

This is a guest post by Megan O’Neill, Senior Content Marketing Manager at Animoto. In 2018, 95% of events that used video said it was effective. Yet 57% of events still aren’t using video, according to Eventbrite’s 2019 Pulse Report. Video offers a world of opportunity when it comes to marketing events, but getting started […]. The post 6 Event Video Examples to Inspire Your Event Marketing appeared first on Eventbrite US Blog.

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How to Use Event Marketing and Promote Your Products

Eventtia

Let’s talk about your marketing efforts. How do you usually promote and sell your products? Do you invest in social media ads? Are you redirecting all of your actions to inbound marketing? Do you pour money into creating sophisticated advertising? Good—all of this counts. But what if I told you there’s a way to increase […]. La entrada How to Use Event Marketing and Promote Your Products aparece primero en Eventtia | Event management software.

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The 5Ws Event Marketing Plan (2018 edition): Strategies, Tactics and Trends Framework

BizBash

200+ tips, strategies, templates and tactics to win at event marketing in 2018. Your practical event marketing plan to quickly grow your event and sell more tickets. Why do you need it? Because you create great events. But marketing them is a tough challenge. After pouring your heart and soul into planning an event it can […]. The post The 5Ws Event Marketing Plan (2018 edition): Strategies, Tactics and Trends Framework by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link].

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News Release: Keeping Your Event Secure

MeetingPool

Tips for ensuring your event attendees’ safety and security For many, summertime means events season. Whether you’re into music, literature or cheese rolling, you’re sure to find an event or festival to match. Along with the more established events, more and more people are organising their own festivals, some of which have become hugely popular […].

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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.

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How To Live Stream Your Event – Whiteboard Wednesday

Endless Events

Welcome to the first Whiteboard Wednesday! In our inaugural episode we are teaching you how to live stream your event! Live streaming events is super popular and for good reason! You can expand your reach and capture new audiences. Almost any event can be live streamed but the quality varies quite a bit depending on the WAY you live stream. In today’s first very first episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays, our very own Will Curran is going to take you through how to live stream your event.

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How to Transform Your Attendees into Networking Butterflies

Smart Meetings

Thanks to social media—and a whole host of event marketing platforms—it’s never been easier to set up a networking event. The challenge is ensuring that the event is a genuine success for those in attendance. Before starting, it’s worth asking the following questions: Will the event make it easy to facilitate introductions? Will there be enough engaging activities?

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Planning an Event on a Budget? Help Yourself with These Tips by @dancarthy2

Techsytalk

Are you planning an event? Do you need to attract more people to your business, make your company stand out and get noticed? If so, a good event goes without saying as a major prerequisite for that. Of course, it’s easy for big companies to host events. Well, it’s not that easy but it’s certainly better when you have loads of money at your disposal, right?

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Event Planning Is One of the Most Stressful Jobs in the World. Let’s Change That.

MeetingsNet

For the sixth year running, event planning has been ranked as one of the most stressful jobs on Earth. Brought to you by: What would you guess are the five most stressful jobs in the world? I’d bet you can guess most of them: firefighter, military personnel, police officer, airline pilot. But the fifth most stressful job in the world might surprise you.

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5 Tips for Planning Fundraising Events That Exceed Expectations

Social Tables

Planning fundraising events successfully comes with it’s own unique strategy and plenty of moving parts. In this guest post, Accelevents co-founder and COO Zach Hagopian breaks down the five most crucial tips he’s learned from his own experience organizing an annual event in Boston. As a fundraising enthusiast, I’ve worked with thousands of fundraising events of all sizes to help create an incredible donor experience and raise more money.

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2018 Education Conferences: The #1 Education Events Guide

Bizzaboo

Last Updated May 4, 2018. One of the best ways to network and learn about the latest trends in education is to attend an educational conference. Here's a look at some of the top 2018 education events. This conference directory features over 60 must-attend education conferences located all around the world in a wide range of fields including higher education, education administration, education management and education tech.

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The top educational meeting format

Conferences that Work

What’s an Ideal Meeting? April 2018, Meetings and Conventions Magazine Do you incorporate participatory sessions into your events? 80% of meeting professionals prefer f acilitated workshop-style, participatory sessions [ survey by M&C Research, April 2018 Meeting and Conventions magazine ]! In contrast, that’s way ahead of their second choice: Professional speakers delivering presentations (58%).

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2019 Event Trends That Will Change the Path of Events

Endless Events

The year 2019 is almost upon us. How will the events industry fare this year, and what trends will rule the roost when it comes to event planners’ priorities? Let’s take a look at these trends and how you can ride their waves successfully. 2019 Event Trends: Your Audience Craves Authenticity. Infusing Events With Hands-On Experiences. Brain Dates: Networking 2.0.

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Meeting Planner Tips for Boosting Audience Engagement, Faster Check-ins and More

Endless Events

Every meeting planner we know is a great juggler. After all, you need the skills of a Cirque de Soleil performer to handle venues, schedules, suppliers, and social media all at the same time! Even the best #eventprof needs an assist every once in a while. So we have compiled our favorite meeting planner tips and few tricks to help you manage your time by using some classic event management shortcuts.

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Show Stopping Grand Entrance Ideas For Your Next Event

Endless Events

It’s important to start your event off on the right foot. You want your attendees to be excited and impressed from the very first moment they arrive. With these grand entrance ideas you will do just that. Your attendees first impression will set the tone for the rest of the event. With these grand entrances ideas, you can make that impression a great one and start your event off on the right foot!

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Networking Games: 8 Effective—and Fun—Networking Activities for Your Next Event

Endless Events

Events are all about creating connections—connections between attendees, connections between an organization and its members, connections between a brand and its audience. No matter the industry, networking games are one of the best ways to connect a community. But the importance of networking often gets overlooked in the grand scheme of the event planning process.

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Six Effective Tips To Improve Audience Engagement At Live Events

Endless Events

How to improve audience engagement? Turn your event attendees into event participants. Try these six audience engagement techniques at your next event. Have you ever been to one of those events that bore you out of your mind? The speaker drones on, reading from their notecards or plain white powerpoint slides. It takes ages for the microphone to be passed from audience member to audience member while everyone waits in awkward silence for the next question.

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The Mega Guide to Live Streaming Events

Endless Events

Live streaming events is a great way to expand your reach and make your content and programming available to a new audience. There’s a lot of benefits to live streaming events, but truly successful live streamed events are more about audience engagement and less about technology. Nearly any event can be live streamed. It’s up to you to determine why you want to live stream and find the best way to make it happen.

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Live From IMEX 2018 – #EventIcons Episode 135

Endless Events

In this special episode of #EventIcons, we are coming to you live from IMEX 2018. PACKED with 23 #EventIcons (yes, you read that right 23 industry heavyweights!). If you aren’t familiar with IMEX it is THE place to connect as an event prof. IMEX has 3200 plus destinations, venues and suppliers from 130-plus countries under ONE roof in Las Vegas literally everything you can imagine in one place.

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Go Green: How To Jump on Sustainable Event Trend

Endless Events

Sustainability isn’t going anywhere. We are always looking for ways to go green and learn about how we can do our part to impact the environment. It would only make sense that this effort spills into the event industry. Sustainable events are one of our top choices for 2018 Event Trends.The sustainable event trend is continuing to grow with no signs of stopping so it’s time to get on board!

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Try New Event Ideas For 2018: Create a Roadshow, Book Underrated Venues, Create a Unique Event Experience

Endless Events

As we kick off 2018, we’re excited to discover a lot of new event ideas for 2018 to energize our event planning. More than the technology itself, it’s really great to finally see innovations in personalization and customization gearing up to be the central theme in this year’s events. On top of that, we encourage event professionals to really use data to make their events better this year.

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Everything You Need to Know About Event Furniture – #EventIcons Episode 133

Endless Events

Event furniture design is often an overlooked part of events. Sometimes to cut corners we go with what is cheapest or what’s available at the venue. This is a mistake! Have you ever sat in those locking chairs all day at a convention tightly packed like a sardine? Don’t do this to your guests you can do so much better! With the help of CORT furniture, we are talking all about how furniture and design can really help you achieve your event goals and so much more!

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Why Team Building Events Are Important

Endless Events

Team building events are essential if you want better team relations because it is all about the most important asset of your business – your employees. Even the best product or most innovative business plan doesn’t mean anything if there aren’t great people behind it. Employees are the heart of every company, and investing in team building exercises enhances their roles and connections.

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How to Engage your Audience on Social Media and Other Event Tips

Endless Events

We all use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even LinkedIn. But while you use those services a lot, do you really know how to engage your audience on social media? Attendee engagement is our main focus this year and part of that is interacting with them way before the event starts. Below we have a few tips for engaging with people at all stages of your event.

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The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying Event Management Software

Endless Events

Welcome to the golden age of event technology! Back in the dark ages, event marketers had a slim handful of solutions to choose from. While these platforms were good, they were limited. The result was that it was difficult to find event management software that fits like a glove. Today, event professionals have a vast ecosystem of event platforms to peruse—each of which is able to provide unique advantages.

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2018 Event Marketing Trends

Endless Events

2018 event marketing trends point to video becoming this year’s content marketing juggernaut. With everyone rushing to upload their own talking heads and animated content, is there still a place where you can share your video content and get it seen in this saturated market? It turns out there is one hidden gem, but I’m not spoiling it here.

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How to Measure Event Marketing Success

Endless Events

As an event prof, you probably have a good feel for if an event was successful or not. But, with the ability today to measure metrics and pinpoint specific results, it’s essential to be able to show how event marketing efforts were successful. After all, marketing is allocated a considerable portion of the budget, and we need to be able to show evidence that marketing investments are worth the money spent.

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Tips for Corporate Event Planning, Enterprise Marketing, and Getting Event Sponsors

Endless Events

Top-level corporate event planning requires a certain skill set to pull off. You need to get sponsors to foot part of the bill for the event. You also need to do enterprise event marketing and take your management, analytics, and execution to a higher level. During the event itself, you need to accommodate VIP guests and influencers while also encouraging interaction among the other attendees.

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Accessibility Rules: How to Make Everyone Comfortable at Event Venues

Smart Meetings

Although the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect in 1990, the spirit of the directive—to accommodate for everyone—is still sometimes lacking at hotels and venues, even if the letter of the law is fulfilled. This sad reality flies in the face of the $17 billion per year Abilities Expo experts say travelers with disabilities spend. It also ignores the needs of a growing, aging community that still wants to participate fully in travel and meetings.

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Projection Mapping in Events: What You Need to Know

Endless Events

Imagine trudging into a convention center with expectations of seeing the usual white fluorescent lights and long, drawn-out presentations. As you walk through the doors, you are immediately surprised to hear sweet sounds of crickets and frogs. You feel a slight breeze and the warmth of the sunshine on your skin. As you look around, you are surprised to be surrounded by the invigorating feel of life-like flowers, shrubs and a colorful forest.

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