Here are 5 ideas for those who want to start up a technology business solving problems for the event industry.
Whenever I present at technology events I am always asked what is the next big thing.
I don’t like that.
I don’t believe in buzzwords or fashion when it gets to tech. I am a fan of innovation and lateral thinking.
A successful entrepreneur is able to pull things together and provide a solution to real problems. The thing is that I see many problems not addressed. And that is a shame.(Read Full Article)
This is a call for all those providing online or offline software for event registration and ticketing to submit their company.
You know the drill. We are working on something special. The last time we made a similar call, some readers missed it. They regretted it.
So please do not miss it this time. I’ll keep it a bit cryptic but you will have more info soon.
If you run a company providing ticketing or registration, do not miss this call.(Read Full Article)
This is a sponsored post from Cvent. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.
In today’s highly disruptive, stimulation-filled world, your attendees may physically occupy space between the four walls of your event, but more than likely, their attention is drifting somewhere between four screens – a smartphone, tablet, laptop, and your event’s audio visual set up.(Read Full Article)
This article features a collection of the coolest, most efficient and most productive tech gadgets every event planner or event manager should consider.
This blog usually looks at how to use technology to make the event experience better for attendees.
What about event pros?
It seems that whenever I write about running event as being a stressing activity there is a surge of agreement. I believe technology can help to relief some stress and help us keeping things organised.(Read Full Article)
This article is a review of some superb events that strive to engage audiences in new ways. Invaluable inspiration for your next conference, party or music festival.
I know you’ve been waiting for this post for quite a while. As much as I try to be constant in giving you the freshest trends in event concepts, finding really innovative concepts is one of the toughest research pieces.
The list below is the result of 4 months of reading, pinning, bookmark saving and attending events.(Read Full Article)
This post is written by Colleen Donnelly, etouches Community Manager and sponsored by etouches. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.
Social media poses an exciting opportunity for event organizers to drive engagement, attract more attendees and build a strong community- at every stage of the event lifecycle.(Read Full Article)
Here is a roundup of the most successful posts of this summer.
July and August are typically two months when event aficionados take a break. It is probably the best time to recharge batteries for a super busy year ahead.
While you were enjoying the break, the blog was full packed of action and awesome content.
With no further ado, let me present you with…
1. 20 Tactics to Drive More Attendees to Exhibition Booths(Read Full Article)
This post will be covering a few ideas that can be borrowed from loyalty programmes to make your event a success.
Loyalty has been used in marketing for hundreds of years but it is perhaps in the past 40 years that we have really seen the growth of loyalty programmes such as airline frequent flyer programs, credit card points, coffee shop loyalty cards or hotel club memberships.(Read Full Article)
This is a guest post written by Jez Paxman. He is Creative and Strategy Director at event agency Live Union. He blogs here, tweets here and can be contacted here. Submit your guest post here.
As event professionals we’re working in a period of warp speed innovation.(Read Full Article)
This is a guest post by Jo Moor. She has 15 years experience in the events industry and currently works at Vision Events (UK) who are an event production company producing top end corporate and bespoke events for prominent and influential clients throughout the UK and Europe. Submit your guest post here.(Read Full Article)
How can you help drive more attendee traffic to booths? This post gives you clever tactics to make your exhibitors happy.
I recently received a message from a reader, Nicola, that caught my attention:
I love your blog and the new ideas it gives my team. I run an annual conference with an exhibition of 40+ booths. We get a lot of comments that we need to do more to get the delegates visiting the booths but I am coming up short on how I can do this, unless I physically drag them round myself!
This post is sponsored by Q Center, the online tv-channel for event planners. eventplanner.tv covers the latest news on event management around the globe and shares knowledge on all event planning topics. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.(Read Full Article)
Google just announced some super news that will allow more event professionals to stream their event on Youtube. Here is what you need to know.
I’ve been following the evolution of Youtube Live, the Google service to livestream events on Youtube on a few occasions.
Here is a recap:
- This is When YouTube introduced Live
- This is an analysis of the impact of streaming event on YouTube and why selecting YouTube as an event streaming platform is a winning choice.(Read Full Article)
This is a guest post written by Jill Stone. She has been with HelmsBriscoe for over 10 years, and in the meeting planning industry for over 20 years. Her dedication, powerful negotiating skills and top rate service have earned her an impressive list of devoted clients. She has placed at the top 5% of the HelmsBriscoe family year after year and consistently achieves President Club status. Submit your guest post here.(Read Full Article)
Time for our monthly roundup of the best event planning articles on this blog.
Here at Event Manager Blog we don’t know what the word holiday means. We shipped several articles during July to inspire your summer. If you just got back from holidays here is the article you don’t want to miss for a proper catch up.
1. 10+ New Services to Inflame Your Event
What’s new in event technology? This post is a sum up of the most innovative services that launched recently.(Read Full Article)
This is a guest post written by Luan Wise, a Chartered Marketer with 12+ years experience both agency and client-side. Luan has worked for clients of all sizes, from household names such as Hilton and University of Cambridge to the kind of companies that are big in their field but unknown to the wider world. Luan specialises in business-to-business marketing, which includes supporting suppliers, facilities and organisers of conferences and events. Submit your guest post here.(Read Full Article)
The Event Technology Awards will celebrate the best use of technology in the event industry. Here is how to vote.
Event Manager Blog is media partner of the Event Technology Awards. It looks like the first European attempt to have a full fledged award ceremony dedicated to technology and events.
First the important news: Januas, our multiple event WordPress theme, is competing in the Best New Tech Product category.(Read Full Article)
This is a guest post written by Margaret Colebeck. She is a trade show event staffing expert and blogger for Models4tradeshows. Her blog posts focus on providing tips and advice to event staffing professionals. Submit your guest post here.
The success of an event largely depends on the event staff working and how well they interact and engage with your audience. Not only is the event staff the face of your brand, but they help to build and establish relationships with your most valued customers.(Read Full Article)
This is a guest post by Amy Capron. She is currenty media manager for Scarlett Entertainment, the destination entertainment specialists. Amy is passionate about events and you can keep up to date on the latest event and entertainment trends by following her on twitter. Submit your guest post here.(Read Full Article)
This post is sponsored by SignUp4. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.
How Technology is Changing Events is a presentation I gave to selected audiences around the world. Here is the chance to hear it for free in an exclusive webinar.
I teased you with the infographic. I’ve announced I was going to present this at selected events around the world.
The time has come to hear it first hand.(Read Full Article)
Is your event on fire? No? Need a little bit of inspiration? Here it is…
You know that feeling of a bland event. Probably not because you read this blog and your events are awesome.
You can’t win all the time though. Sometimes there is too much going on, sometimes things do not turn out as you planned them, some other times you are simply tired.
This is, I think, where technology helps. In making things simpler.(Read Full Article)
This is a follow up to the article Dear Event Planner, I Hate You. Sincerely, Your Speaker. Time for event profs to scold sloppy speakers.
As I mentioned in the first passage of this minefield I decided to adventure in, I feel entitled for this writeup as I have been both event professional and speaker. This peculiar position does not give me the privilege of telling others what to do, but rather helps me to mediate between two worlds that do not speak enough to themselves.(Read Full Article)
Every year Event Manager Blog publishes an overview of the most significant trends affecting events. Here is your report of Event Trends for 2013.(Read Full Article)