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 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, 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 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 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’ 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 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 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’ more

Networking 22nd Century Style: Is that Really You?

For most of us, it’s difficult to imagine what the future will look like 10 years, even one year from now. Yet there are futurist thinkers who are trying to envision what the Internet will look like in the 22nd century. Curious about what the Internet of the future could look like? Click here to more

The Graying and Growing Population and Event Apps

In an Administration on Aging report, The Next Four Decades: The Older Population in the United States 2010 to 2050, the projection is that one in five Americans will be age 65 or older by 2030. That’s 20% of the entire U.S. population! This should not be surprising to anyone. But digging a more
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