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A Guide to Virtual Site Visits

June 23, 2020

As the country begins to reopen amidst the pandemic, many companies have new policies in place when it comes to their employees’ business travel. What was once a simple trip for a planner to visit a venue in person might not be an option for the foreseeable future. This results in the need for virtual…

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Virtual Event Management

May 27, 2020

Your audience may be quarantined, but does your event need to be?  The answer is no!  The service partners and technology exist to help you continue to train employees, motivate your sales force, recognize greatness, inspire your team, and simply continue to connect.  Engagement is more important now than ever. 

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Need Internet for Your Meeting? Here Is What You Need to Know

April 9, 2014

Avoid surprise invoices after the event and difficult conversations by arming yourself with some of the latest tips from industry experts on buying WiFi or wired internet for your meeting. Meeting planners may rely a little too much on their technology partners to guide them down the right path. You could be overpaying the hotel…

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Charging Stations Can Enhance Conference & Tradeshow ROI

April 9, 2012

Cell phone charging stations are popping up everywhere; large crowds gather providing users with a quick power up and giving sponsors a new avenue for visibility. These convenient kiosks offer a spa experience of sorts for your personal technology. They are particularly effective at trade shows and conferences because of the great brand exposure they…

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Mobile Apps – What You Need to Know About Going Mobile

August 26, 2013

What They Offer Attendee Engagement – networking, photos, push notifications, social media integrations Sponsors and Exhibitors – sponsorship opportunity, interactive exhibit hall map, company profiles Program/Content – speaker profiles, downloadable session documents, personalized attendee agendas For Planners – surveys, audience polling, analytics Choosing a Provider Components to Consider Price/Cost – apps are available at all…

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5 Tips on using social media outlets to promote your next event

August 3, 2011

750 million people can’t be wrong.  That’s how many active users Facebook brings to your event table.  Used properly, the Facebook social media website can increase attendance and enhance your event’s brand.  Here are a few tips to get you started. Tip #1: Create a group for your event Instead of just promoting the event…

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October 7, 2009

Is anyone using www.doodle.com? I just learned about this helpful tool to schedule board meetings, planning sessions, etc. It allows you to efficiently check everyone’s calendars and set up dates/times that works for all. Since these types of meetings are often a part of overall event planning, I think this could be very useful.

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Twitter on Parade

March 16, 2009

Looking for an example of how to use Twitter for events? I just attended Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a light bulb went off. Parade organizers could easily and cheaply use Twitter to enhance the parade-goer experience. Imagine that one of the first few floats included a sign that said: Follow us… twitter.com/SnickerzTHEdog parade….

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Twitter @ Conferences

February 27, 2009

I just attended a great seminar on Twitter presented by PRSA and the social networking team at General Motors. Fascinating! There are so many applications for those of us in event planning. I think the bottom line is that people are going to talk about your event whether it has a Twitter presence or not,…

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