Attendees

7 Ways The Apple Watch Will Impact Meetings and Events

The hottest and what I believe is most fashionable wearable hit the market last week after months of speculation and anticipation. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, the Apple Watch is poised to have a big impact on the lives of its users. I am one of the estimated 20 million people who will...read more

Event Apps: Helping Attendees Network

Social media has made it easy for people to meet and establish relationships online. As a result, when people attend an event, they are excited about meeting their online peers in person. They do not want to leave those important connections to chance. Savvy event organizers will provide their...read more

Are Event Planners Encouraging Smartphone Addiction?

I have a vivid memory of walking into a Tweetup about four years ago at an MPI conference and seeing every single person with their heads down, immersed in whatever was happening on their smartphone. Having been connected to these people in the virtual world for months and even years, I was excited...read more

You Bought an App. Now What? Tips for Increasing App Adoption

It's no secret that smartphone adoption has increased in recent years. Fewer and fewer planners are dealing with attendees who simply don't have a phone smartphone. Yes, it still happens, but the pendulum has definitely swung in the direction of more phone and more access. Even more specifically,...read more

How iBeacons Can Affect Your Event

Meetings tech expert Corbin Ball recently described iBeacons as having a major impact on events. But, why? (And what are iBeacons again?) iBeacons are another way for you to use mobile technology to engage your smartphone-attached attendees. This is especially important as global smartphone...read more

Creating Attendee Personas As Part of Your Digital Strategy

Before you consider incorporating digital initiatives into your events, you need to strategize. Part of your strategy should include attendee personas. A persona is similar to an author’s character sketch. Picture a typical member of one segment of your audience and then create a brief synopsis...read more

How to Help International Delegates With Their Mobile Tech

If you have attendees traveling from other countries, you can do them a great service by helping them with connectivity when they arrive here. I remember the first time several years ago when I traveled internationally with my mobile device. I had a panic attack when I landed and realized I didn’t...read more

Combating Chronic Zombiosis at Your Meetings

Groooaaannnnnn. Are you ready to rid your attendees of these demonic doldrums? Don’t worry, we have some eerily effective tactics for helping you avoid this dreaded ‘zombiosis.’ Here are a few, easily digestible tips on how to keep your attendees spellbound, on the edge of their seats and engaged...read more

How Mobile Event Apps Can Prevail Where Business Cards Fail

With all the electronic gadgetry we have in our possession 24/7, it’s amazing that business cards are STILL an important networking tool. A few years ago, business cards’ demise seemed almost imminent with rapidly evolving technology. While some devices offer the ability to simply bump each other...read more

What Event Planners and Attendees Can Expect from the iOS 8 Update

As an event app developer, CrowdCompass knows its clients’ event content, graphics, and logos need to look right on all screen sizes so every app user can have a smooth experience. Recently, we covered how (and why) CrowdCompass prepared its event apps ahead of time for the iOS 8 update. Now, we’re...read more
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