Use of Big Data With Your Events

Event data can be very effective to optimize your event, since event data is rich with information.  Data, both structured and unstructured, can be used for feedback, testing and targeting new additions, and more.   Understanding structured and unstructured data: Structured data is data that more

Do Social Media Like the NBA

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. The best social media teams are teams that are given the freedom to act in the moment. When you give your people the freedom to do what needs to be done, they are going to do some amazing work. They are also going to make some mistakes. But just about more

Here's How to Pitch a Mobile App to Your Boss and Not Strike Out

You think having a mobile app is a great idea.  Scratch that. You know having a mobile app is a great idea. But you’re not really sure if the rest of your team—including your boss—is on board. If they need to be convinced first, here are a few tips on how to sell them on the idea of a mobile app. more

From Big Data to Big Information for Event Organizers

In an age where Big Data is the Big Thing… how can event organizers possibly arm themselves with the hidden powers behind this data? Data vs. InformationFirst, there is a need to understand the difference between data and information. Data are simply facts and figures – viewed alone they more

3 Keys To Getting Mobile Event App Engagement

In my last blog, you read tips to increase your app download rates. So, once you are starting to get the download rates, your next hurdle is getting the best engagement on your mobile app. Having great engagement means your attendees will be more inclined to use the mobile app in future years. more

Why You Should Consider Live Chat For Your Event Website

Have you ever visited a website and had a window pop up that asked if you want to chat with a live agent? Or maybe it was more subtle than that with just an option to chat with an agent under the contact us tab. Either way, that function is called “live chat.” Cvent and CrowdCompass use it on more

Google Is Upping The Ante For Mobile Friendly Event Websites

Mobile friendly websites are nothing new. Whether you call it mobile friendly or responsive design, it’s just good practice given the proliferation of mobile devices and the high use of those devices particularly amongst Millennials. Google has been encouraging marketers to create mobile more

3 Ways to Increase Event App Download Rates

Average download rates of event apps may surprise you. A recent CrowdCompass and Event Marketing Institute survey showed that by 2016, the average app adoption (download) rate will be around 56%. With everyone having a cell phone, and the expectation of having an event app, why isn't the more

Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: 4 Big Benefits of Downloading the App

Cvent CONNECT is here and if you plan on attending there is one thing you absolutely must do before you arrive. Download the app! The app is your easiest way to navigate the conference, networking with attendees, connect with speakers and sponsors and share your experience on social media. more

Find Out How Event & Meeting Planners Use Mobile Apps at Events

Nowadays, there’s a mobile app for just about everything. Personally, I don’t even bother with looking up a website. If I’m on my iPhone—which I always am—it’s much easier to use a mobile app versus a mobile website. Especially now, as I’m currently traveling through Europe, I’ve used several more
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